Dictate of Erebos


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Rare

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Dictate of Erebos



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

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Dictate of Erebos Discussion

Isaiah13 on Meren's Macabre Masquerade

4 hours ago

Definitely throw in Golgari Grave-Troll for his dredge ability and his ability to get huge which in turn allows you to find Golgari Lich Lord and use his ability to sac grave troll to make the opponent lose a massive amount of life and get him in the graveyard again to rinse and repeat. I would also recommend token killers as that is what can defeat meren, such cards as Virulent Plague and Archfiend of Depravity. And if you have Dictate of Erebos you might want to consider Grave Pact and Butcher of Malakir . Just some suggestions (: You can look at my deck if you want anymore.

Rhooke on Life feeds on life

23 hours ago

Fluffpocalypse Grim Feast is some sweet tech. Never seen that card before and may try and find a spot for it!

As to more grave pact effects, I know they're super good, but find them a little oppressive so I didn't want to play too many. I kept Grave Pact because, c'mon, Grave Pact, but (i've just realized this) double black and flash on Dictate of Erebos might make it worth the additional CMC.

Fluffpocalypse on Life feeds on life

1 day ago

If you want a decent life gain combo with this kind of sac-matters strategy, the one I use in a similar deck is Dictate of Erebos and/or Butcher of Malakir + Grim Feast. The deal is that feast targets all opponents in multiplayer formats, so mass life-gain can occur if you can force the other players to constantly sacrifice a bunch of fatties. Simply adding a Dictate of Erebos alone would be awesome with this deck - it works well with Mazi and Really Hungry Earthworm.

Polupus on Blood Tax Payments are Due

2 days ago

Ashnod's Altar, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, and Butcher of Malakir do wonders at controlling the board

Hybrow on [EDH] - Relentless Rats - eRATicate

1 week ago

I play a Shadowborn Apostle deck and find we have alot of the same cards. Although my guys are cheaper than the rats and I am always trying to kill mine off. But there are a couple cards I find handy and you might too:

Desperate Research - I found this works great in my Apostles.

Westvale Abbey  Flip - I dont know how often you cycle through rats, but this might be nice.

Dictate of Erebos - A second flashing Grave Pact might be nice.

Falkenbach1 on Edgar's Dega Vampires

2 weeks ago

benlow, as its really quiet for some time i hope you don't mind me giving my opinion about the cards u mentioned :-)

Arrogant Bloodlord It's text screams don't play me, besides there are tons of 3 drop vampires that work better in my opinion.

Bloodghast Doesn't return to your hand/ isn't cast so no eminence to exploit. It can't block and the haste on it is irrelevant.

Gruul Draz Assassin haven't tested it yet but i think you never spend your mana to level it up?

Mathas, Fiend Seeker I recently cut it, as it helped the opponents to much.

Viscera Seer Works well to get some deck manipulation going for example when u get boardwiped. Also works with Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir

Vampire Lacerator same as the arrogant bloodlord.

Westvale Abbey  Flip I haven't considered this card yet it looks like it could do work

cuelix on Sidar Kondo: give them toys ...

2 weeks ago

Hey gang, first thread here so please feel free to provide any constructive criticism! Haven't been active in a forum for quite some time..

Anyways, I'm contemplating sort of an odd strategy to utilize Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa as a general. I'm considering Vial Smasher the Fierce or Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist as his partner. Right now it seems like black brings more to the table for this particular strategy and I love b/w removal options but it's possible there are things I've overlooked in blue, and Ludevic insentivizes the kind of thing I'm going for and gives me access to Edric, Spymaster of Trest for total craziness!

The main strategy of this deck would be to give my opponents little 1/1 and 2/2 tokens to hit each other with providing evasion with Kondo, maybe turn up the heat with goad and goad-like effects while trying to deter combat damage directed to myself with cards like Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Crawlspace, Dictate of Erebos, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Mystic Barrier. You get the picture!

Mob Rule, Insurrection, Army of the Damned and Massacre Wurm are possible win conditions and Overseer of the Damned, Blood Artist, Soul Warden, Vicious Shadows, and Revel in Riches benefit from a carnage of etb and death triggers. I can also benefit from the Commander 2017 curses so that's something to consider as well!

What I feel I need the most help with is cards that put tokens into the battlefield under an opponent(s) control. They're definitely a corner case and it's not entirely easy to do a search for them either seeing how the wording varies quite a bit for cards that do this!

Some I've found are:

I'd also love to hear some interesting synergies if someone comes up with any! This will definitely be a casual deck so no suggestion is too outside of the box, please feel free!

Thank you!

P.S. ooooooh! I just discovered Mogg Infestation!!

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