Dictate of Erebos

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Rare

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Dictate of Erebos

Enchantment

Flash

Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature.

Dictate of Erebos Discussion

Abzkaban on Don't Default on your Payments to Orzhova.

4 days ago

Okay! I was finally able to take a look at your deck. I have some suggestions that I would add, but first it would help to have a better understanding of what you want from the deck. I assume you're not against infinite combos since you've included Darkest Hour , but are you going for a traditional Aristocrats theme? Do you want to win as fast as possible or are you trying to go a more stax route?

I notice you have Reveillark , but I don't see Karmic Guide . I highly recommend you pair them together for an infinite sac loop but also to be able to get everything out of your graveyard with power 2 or less.

Nim Deathmantle is another that works great with Teysa. It can even go infinite with Ashnod's Altar and your commander if you sacrifice the creature you get from Teysa first so you have 4 to pay to the mantle.

Ogre Slumlord is excellent for providing sac fodder. He gets ridiculous pretty fast.

I would add Zulaport Cutthroat or the new Cruel Celebrant in addition to your Blood Artist to have additional means of draining your opponents. You could also go big with Kokusho, the Evening Star if you want to throw him into a recurring sac loop.

You've got Reassembling Skeleton which is great, but I'd also add Nether Traitor . He's so easy to abuse especially with Phyrexian Altar .

Smothering Abomination is great for card advantage, and if you can find room for him, you probably won't regret it. Dark Prophecy is probably the best in terms of card draw and would recommend you find room for it. I might also replace Burnished Hart with Solemn Simulacrum . He'll draw you cards and ramp you. Plus you can recur him to use him again.

Speaking of graveyard recursion, Phyrexian Reclamation is one of the best in terms of getting single creatures back to sac again especially if they're cheap to cast. Athreos, God of Passage is amazing for recursion as well. You might also try Trading Post for recurring your artifacts which can be essential to your strategies.

Martyr's Bond is great, but no Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos ? I'd run at least one of those in addition to Martyr.

In line with some stax play, Yosei, the Morning Star is an all-star (ha...) especially if you can bring him back and sac him again (say with Nim Deathmantle ).

As for more cards in your Maybeboard, Sun Titan is an excellent choice if you want to include him. Bojuka Bog is always handy when you're going against other graveyard decks, and Reliquary Tower is good to have on hand when you end up drawing half your deck, which can realistically happen if you run Darkest Hour . I would definitely keep Blasting Station but I'd probably cut Loxodon Warhammer and Felidar Sovereign . The way Teysa runs, they aren't the most useful cards in her arsenal. I've found Felidar just becomes the primary target when he comes out anyway.

Anyway...just a few thoughts. Like I said it would be helpful to know the direction you want to take the deck. Otherwise I'm just spitballing with cards I would personally use to run Teysa.

zerowner on Liliana Tribal Zombie/Demon

4 days ago

Dedicated zombie tribal could be cool, and it seems you're already headed in that direction, so I'd check for any specific zombie lords you're missing ( Lord of the Undead for example) if you want to pursue that direction for your deck.

As for specific adds and subtracts;

Subtracts; Killing Wave (people will just pay the life for what they want to keep, I'd replace this with Torment of Hailfire or Exsanguinate or an actual board wipe). Bontu's Last Reckoning almost makes you skip your entire next turn just so you can cast Damnation for one less mana. I'd recommend Mutilate over it if anything. Cruel Edict is bad, Liliana's Triumph and various other cards are much better for this effect, probably including Innocent Blood . Liliana's Elite is probably mediocre most of the time, Liliana's Reaver is just bad. Graveyard Marshal isn't actually great for zombies, there are lots of better ways to make zombie tokens if you want. I wouldn't recommend him. Desecration Demon will probably never be useful in EDH so I wouldn't recommend him, if your opponents really can't just handle taking the 6 damage to the face in the air then they'll definitely just have a creature to sacrifice to stop it. Its not a good card in EDH at all unfortunately. I think Greed or Erebos, God of the Dead > Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. Also, I wouldn't recommend some of your planeswalkers; i love liliana but some of those cards are downright useless in EDH (if you manage to do a single thing with Liliana, Death Wielder I'd be shocked).

Add; Dictate of Erebos ( Grave Pact with flash). Dark Prophecy , Midnight Reaper and various other similar effects to help you draw more (which I think your deck will want to do, and black has a million options for drawing cards, especially when things die). Definitely Corpse Augur and Graveborn Muse too. Toxic Deluge is also a better board wipe than most of your removal. I'd probably recommend Stitcher's Apprentice as well, to help you get some cards in your graveyard. I'll think of more if you want, there's such a wide variety of cards to use in black zombies.

Also, your deck has multiple tutors, but not really any obvious win conditions to look for. Can you tell me what you think you'll be tutoring for most of the time? I'd say Gray Merchant of Asphodel as its probably your strongest card, but you also don't have much reanimation to back it up a lot of the time.

VampiricTooter on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

5 days ago

Savra is and excellent Golgari commander and not as over play as some. Having a Dictate of Erebos in the command zone can be ruthless. Combined with creatures like Ravenous Chupacabra you can pretty much keep your opponents creatures out of the battlefield.

kham on Thraxi zombie spam

5 days ago

cut: Gatekeeper of Malakir, Ruthless Deathfang, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Liliana's Reaver, Accursed Horde, Shepherd of Rot, gauntlet of power, tribute to hunger, geth's verdict, Torment of Scarabs, Exquisite Blood, The Eldest Reborn, syphon flesh, phyresis, and a land

check out: Gravecrawler , Nether Traitor , Sword of the Animist , Expedition Map (for urborg/cabal), Crypt of Agadeem , Smallpox , Death Cloud , Thassa, God of the Sea , Bedevil , Windfall , Wheel of Fortune , Vona's Hunger , Army of the Damned , Lord of the Accursed , Dictate of Erebos , Undead Warchief , Solemn Simulacrum , Lord of the Undead , The Scarab God , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Chaos Warp , Curse of the Cabal , Command Beacon

harbingerofduh on Lily's Refuse Pile

6 days ago

Undead Gladiator springs immediately to mind: he helps you dump big reanimation targets into your graveyard, smooths your early draws with his cycling. To put him in, I'd probably cut Risen Executioner , who seems like a non-bo with your suite of graveyard-fillers. If your deck is working the way it should, it'll probably be too expensive to cast the Executioner from your graveyard.

Other suggestions:

Dread Return

Grave Pact

Dictate of Erebos

Westvale Abbey  Flip

Champion of Stray Souls

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Withered Wretch

Icbrgr on "When You Fall in a Bottomless Pit..."

6 days ago

it always feels off to brush off/disregard mana acceleration... but currently you dont seem to need it? maybe if you were running a big beautiful sorcery like Rise of the Dark Realms or more 5+ CMC stuff like Dictate of Erebos something then i could see it... but as is i think you would be better off putting in some draw spells/engines. Some budget options i can think of are Phyrexian Arena / Blood Scrivener / Null Profusion or even Night's Whisper / Altar's Reap .

Ndfan1102 on The beauty of Death - Shirei

1 week ago

KongMing I have a tough time putting cards in that die immediately. The deck flows when creatures are sacrificed, the board presence is key. Dictate of Erebos is good, but I have Smokestack in because when the engine is going other decks cant keep up with it

KongMing on The beauty of Death - Shirei

1 week ago

How about Endless One and Hangarback Walker ? They're good cards on their own, and when Shirei recurs them, they immediately die to a state-based effect once they hit the battlefield. They basically just keep coming back every turn after they die as long as you have Shirei out, generating a death and ETB trigger each. Pretty good combo with Grave Pact and Desecrated Tomb .

Also, have you considered Dictate of Erebos ?

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Dictate of Erebos occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Black: 0.68%

Golgari: 0.47%

Rakdos: 0.22%

W/B (Orzhov): 1.01%