Eater of the Dead

Eater of the Dead

Creature — Horror

(0): If Eater of the Dead is tapped, untap it and remove target creature card in a graveyard from the game.

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition (MED) Common
The Dark (DRK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Eater of the Dead Discussion

scaevola23 on Phenax

2 months ago

I am looking to add Eater of the Dead, Tree of Perdition, Laboratory Maniac, Doomsday, Thassa's Oracle and also some stuff with transmute.

I'm open to all suggestions especially for how to fix the mana and speed.

zandercp11 on Another Phenax Mill Deck

3 months ago

As a side note, I generally don't like using infinate combos, and I know there are two in the deck with Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank and Freed from the Real + King Macar, the Gold-Cursed + Phenax, God of Deception . The first is in there in case, for some reason, it's not possible to mill my opponents out (I.E. They have something like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and I haven't drawn my graveyard removal). The second is effectively a targeted board wipe and won't win me the game. Since my playgroup is rather cut throat and is playing stuff like sliver decks and mind control decks, this is one of the few infinite combos that I'm fine with. Personally, I think Eater of the Dead and Consuming Aberration are way worse with my commander than King Macar, the Gold-Cursed.

Valius on UB Mill

3 months ago

I’ve played Phenax mill for a while, and he works really well as a defensive deck with Wall creatures and milling at the end step. Creatures such as Wall of Frost, Glacial Wall, Guardians of Meletis, Wall of Junk, etc. Slap a Slagwurm Armor on one of those puppies and someone’s deck will be hurting. Illusionist's Bracers then make a creature double mill, which could mean game over if on your Consuming Aberration.

Additionally, Crawlspace and Collective Restraint can keep you safe while you just mill away.

Other cards that get stupid powerful in this kind of deck are Wight of Precinct Six, Mortivore, and Eater of the Dead who can mill potentially infinitely (especially with the aforementioned equipment cards).

And last thing is to turn mill into damage - Duskmantle Guildmage, Bloodchief Ascension are great, and don’t forget about Mindcrank!

Best part is most of these are very affordable, others look like they've gone up in price a bit since I got them, and even adding just a few can beef up Phenax because they all synergize with him alone.

tabernat on Mill U L8r Allygater- Phenax Mill - EDH

4 months ago

Main combos:

Phenax, God of Deception and Eater of the Dead infinite mill as long as creatures in some graveyards.

Hinder then Tunnel Vision or Hinder and knowing a card near the bottom of their library.

antacidbrn on Competitive EDH Mill

6 months ago

I updated the list to include Eater of the Dead. I removed Aether Gale for it. Overall, much better.

I could not find room for Keening Stone. I feel like if I cut any more creatures, tutors, combo pieces or toolbox cards to stay alive I will be watering down the deck.

Bokamoso on The Mill Factor

6 months ago

Eater of the Dead has the potential to chain off endlessly for the win.

SideBae on Phenax, God Of Deception

7 months ago

So I think you should run Preordain in addition to your Ponder. It's a similar effect and is a powerful t1 play. I wouldn't run Brainstorm until you run at least three more fetches, though they don't have to be Zendikar/Onslaught fetches to work; consider Terramorphic Expanse, Bad River or even Prismatic Vista.

I think you should run Toxic Deluge, though it can be a bit pricy. Have you considered running snow-covered lands and Dead of Winter? I'm a big fan, even though it gives you less control than Toxic Deluge.

In general, I do not like 3-mana mana-rocks at all -- 2-mana mana-rocks are common enough, and 3-mana mana-rocks feel like they're just a turn behind. In that vein, I think you should cut Darksteel Ingot and Dimir Locket for cards like Dimir Signet, Coldsteel Heart, Sky Diamond or Charcoal Diamond. These are especially good if you lead with a t1 Sol Ring or choose to run Ancient Tomb.

So, I think you should definitely look at running Eater of the Dead. It's a REALLY old card (1994), but it's actually kinda funny in Phenax, God of Deception. You can use its ability to exile a creature you've milled and untap him, then tap him using Phenax and repeat.

You could consider running Lantern of Insight or (if you got $$$) Field of Dreams. These can give you intel as to whether you want to mill an OP before they draw or on their end step, which in turn lets you choose their draws for them. (In modern/some legacy, this is called 'lantern control.')

Dark Petition and Lim-Dul's Vault seem like they'd be good in addition to your Demonic Tutor and Mystical Tutor.

Windfall? It's REALLY good with Narset, Parter of Veils or a Notion Thief out.

One thing that I notice frequently going wrong with decks with generals who don't directly produce card-advantage is that they often simply run out of cards. I highly suggest bringing Fact or Fiction in from your maybeboard, and potentially running things like Chart a Course, Night's Whisper, Treasure Cruise, Necropotence, Dig Through Time, Chemister's Insight etc. to make up for this.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck.

pickles623 on Dimir Mill

7 months ago

Eater of the Dead should be your best friend. mill yourself a little, and he just goes off.

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