Dictate of Erebos


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Magic Duels 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

chadsansing on Sekā€™Kuar: Sac Begets Sac

56 minutes ago

Seems like a great shell for Food Chain, Doubling Season, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, and maybe Prossh, Skyraider of Kher (as an alternative commander) and Wasitora, Nekoru Queen. With your token generation, you could really close out games using Ashnod's Altar (or Food Chain) with a Comet Storm or Torment of Hailfire. You could even cast a Burn at the Stake against a targeted player before sac-ing for mana.

Cauldron of Souls is an all-star if you have to sac non-token creatures.

Have fun!

MizzMizz on Altered Sworn to Darkness

4 hours ago

Deffinitrly like the commander switch to Gisa.

Since you're running pretty land intensive spells, more Mana rocks with help smooth out the curve.

Mana Vault and Thran Dynamo are two good ones and I think your deck could do with a Dark Ritual as well.

I think this deck would benefit from removal like Damnation Grasp of Darkness Toxic Deluge and Go for the ThroatSince alot of your removal is focused towards non black, they will be good replacements.

This deck is begging for a few lands. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as well as Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth will deffinitely help this deck out.

I might remove one of your card draw spells to make room for Necropotence because it's literally the best card draw in black and you can decide how much or how little you want to draw.

Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos needs to be in here because they will be that much sweeter with your sac outlets. And while I'm on that topic, you might want to run some more sac outlets like Phyrexian Altar and Attrition

Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor should go in to set up your combos.

Some maybe's for consideration could be Exquisite Blood and Torment of Hailfire I think torment would be extra sweet in this deck because of how much Mana you could push into it.

Going to add more suggestions a bit later.

DickHeiney on Eternal Pilgrimage

13 hours ago

Thanks for checking it out! I honestly think my it might be unfun to use the Diabolic Tutor with Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond in my playgroup(which is just two other friends). It is an insane combo for sure though! Same with Felidar Sovereign I eventually took him out.

That being said your recommendations are great, I have a list for new cards to get now. Also Archangel of Thune is never at my LGS I'll have to buy offline. I love the recursive sac for mass life gain, more efficient use of my mana. I need a Dictate of Erebos for sure!

Synreth on Glissa, Construct Harvester

17 hours ago

@Ladderr yes that is a really good combo, and did used to be in this deck. However in my play group it is despised by friends and so in a focus of keeping everyonevenjoying the game I have taken it out.

As you can see Dictate of Erebos is still in which is mostly the same idea.

Thanks for the suggestion and I hope it does help others looking :)

chadsansing on Pihn's Eldrazi Cult

3 days ago

I like the synergies here! I am working on a similar list at Mazirek Counters.

Have you ever tested with Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos to tax your opponents with additional sac triggers?

Parallel Lives is a nice complement to Doubling Season, and cards like Phyrexian Reclamation and Vampiric Rites can help you loop sacs for value. Fecundity and Greed can help with card draw.

There are some smaller value creatures that fit your sac theme, as well, that might be helpful, including Caustic Caterpillar, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Viscera Seer. Mycoloth is great for producing tokens for sac effects. There are lots of things to do with tokens in a sac deck :)

Finally, Cauldron of Souls can help you get 2-sacs-for-1.

Have fun playing!

chadsansing on Eternal Pilgrimage

4 days ago

Sweet list and theme.

Would your play group let you play Exquisite Blood with Sanguine Bond?

Archangel of Thune and Nyx-Fleece Ram might be a helpful wombo-combo here.

I also wonder about rounding out the sac package with a Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos and something like Athreos, God of Passage + Blood Artist + Zulaport Cutthroat + Cauldron of Souls for recursive sacrifices and life-gain. Phyrexian Reclamation and Vampiric Rites might also be helpful in that respect.

Have fun playing!

Holmhollow on WEISSHAL // The Eternal Monarchs (with RIX cards)

4 days ago

Hey, thanks for the suggestions! Definitely added a few of those to the maybeboard. I'm not too interested in an infinite combo for this deck, since that's not really the speed of my playgroup. I can loop Mangara of Corondor with a sac outlet and Phyrexian Reclamation if need be, and the oodles of tokens I create are not quite infinite but definitely enough to remove any other creature from the board and any life out of opponents' totals, when combined with Dictate of Erebos and a few aristocrats.

That's basically why I didn't fully go for the vampire tribal - Edgar doesn't make quite as many tokens as other non-vampire cards do, and I wanted more of an aristocrat deck than a go wide and tall with vampires deck. The tokens very rarely attack, but Edgar/Vish Kal/Drana/Licia is plenty powerful with a Blade of the Bloodchief and Whispersilk Cloak when you sac 20 zombies, then sac 20 spirits, then swing and give lifelink while Sanguine Bond is up.

I'm really liking the look of Phyrexian Altar, Bloodcrazed Paladin and Indulgent Aristocrat though. Might need to cut something to make room for those. Also thinking of swapping the Crypt Ghast out for Nirkana Revenant, or just putting both in and tripling my mana. I also like Legion's Landing  Flip but I used to run Trading Post which serves the same purpose but is more versatile. Cut for Ashnod's Altar at the moment.

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