Erebos, God of the Dead


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom 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
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Erebos, God of the Dead

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God

As long as your devotion to black is less than five, Erebos isn't a creature. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)

Your opponents can't gain life.

, Pay 2 life: Draw a card.

Erebos, God of the Dead Discussion

SideBae on The Tax Man Redux

4 days ago

Ok. So you said you want degenerate, so... here goes.

First off, Braids, Cabal Minion is banned. So you might want to remove it.

You should either be running the fetches, including the off-color ones like Flooded Strand , or run Suppression Field ; this also is a somewhat broader and more applicable answer to planeswalkers than The Elderspell , as it has non-planeswalker target. It puts a damper on the planeswalkers, but I feel like they might be better replaced with board wipes like Wrath of God , Day of Judgment , Damnation or Toxic Deluge . When I played this general, I don't think I ran any creatures; they tend to be easily removed, but their effects may be replaced by enchantments/artifacts (ex: Thorn of Amethyst replaces Thalia, Guardian of Thraben ). Additionally, because Athreos, God of Passage is indestructible, it survives most board wipes. I recommend Erebos, God of the Dead as a second useful god; and in an Oloro meta, it seems particularly applicable. Sphere of Safety and Lightmine Field can serve as further deterrents to attackers; Maze of Ith also fits in well. Serra's Sanctum also is a powerhouse, if combined with a high-enough enchantment count. If you take the creature-less rout, I advise Night of Souls' Betrayal to remove the ability of elf- or dork-based decks to function. You might also consider Cursed Totem .

I see you have Vampiric Tutor in the maybe board. It's massively superior to Diabolic Tutor , if only because of its much lower mana cost; Imperial Seal is a strictly worse version I run in my Kess list, but it is also very good. Bitterblossom is a great inclusion, especially if you're running something like Contamination to mess with everyone's mana.

Mana Crypt is invaluable in cEDH decks. Fragmentize is a good white equivalent to Nature's Claim , especially in metas with low curves. Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace are good techs against graveyard decks like as Gitrog, with the added advantage of allowing a win with a Helm of Obedience activation.

I've never been impressed with 1-for-1s in EDH; by that token, Mortify and Doom Blade may be on the chopping block. Utter End is alright, simply because of its universality. I'd replace these with the above boardwipes, but I also suggest Pox or Smallpox . Pox has the additional advantage of severely lowering your opponents' life totals, so ad nauseum players tend to just cry, and your Painful Quandary becomes more oppressive. Stab Wound , which is another type of 1-for-1, might be better replaced with Palace Siege . Swords to Plowshares is the single 1-for-1 I highly recommend, because of its low cost, exile-based removal, and relatively small downside.

If you want to go full-blown, degenerate and expensive as a ****, I advise The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale and Chains of Mephistopheles .

Good luck! Stax em out.

SideBae on DanganBolas: Ultra Discard Girls

4 days ago

I once played an Erebos, God of the Dead deck with similar discard shenanigans. Words of Waste was a powerhouse, as well as Null Profusion with Raven's Crime in the yard.

Since you’re red as well, might I suggest Burning Inquiry ? In conjunction with Waste Not and/or Notion Thief , the card is straight up dumb. It’s good by itself as well, especially on turn one; if you’re going relatively early in the rotation, you can mess up your opponents’ mulligans.

Chillerpillar on Lord Windgrace, Semi cEDH

1 week ago

Made some changes before playtesting:


Necropotence ;Discarding to the grave is quite important in this deck so I figured it had to go.

Evolution Sage ; I cant see this ever being good. Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Liliana of the Veil will probably soon follow


Erebos, God of the Dead ; Replacement for Necropotence , also negates the lifegain from all the Aetherflux Reservoir running around and it's indestructible to boot.

Zuran Orb ; Mostly to mitigate the lifeloss from fetches, shocks, card draw, removal and mana rocks. Also gets Dakmor Salvage back in the grave and lets me draw cards from The Gitrog Monster

dragonstryke58 on Poison -1/-1 Counters

3 weeks ago

If Erebos, God of the Dead takes damage from a creature with infect, it will accumulate that many -1/-1 counters. When it accumulates enough -1/-1 counters to have its toughness equal 0 while it's a creature, it will be moved to the graveyard as a state-based action.

Some things to note:

1) If a creature has a toughness of 0 (or less), it is put into its owners graveyard. It doesn't get destroyed.

704.5f If a creature has toughness 0 or less, it's put into its owner's graveyard. Regeneration can't replace this event.

2) If a permanent with -1/-1 counters is not a creature (though it has power and toughness), it will not be affected until it becomes a creature.

208.3a If an effect would be created that affects the power and/or toughness of a noncreature permanent, that effect is created even though it doesn't do anything unless that permanent becomes a creature.

Number 1 is important for triggered abilities which apply to destroy effects. Its also important because indestructible permanents are immune to destroy effects.

Number 2 is important in the case that Erebos, God of the Dead has 6 -1/-1 counters on him, ceases to be a creature (most likely due to you not having enough devotion), and then someone proliferates. Though Erebos, God of the Dead would have enough -1/-1 counters to bring his toughness to 0, he will not go to the graveyard as a state-based action until he becomes a creature again.

StupidDroid on Poison -1/-1 Counters

3 weeks ago

The official reminder text for Indestructible is "(Damage and effects that say 'destroy' don't destroy this)". Even though Erebos, God of the Dead has Indestructible, he will still die if his toughness is zero or less. This can be caused by your opponent's infect creatures, or effects like Death Wind that otherwise reduce his toughness.

Ravenrose on Alesha, Who Wins With Little Buddies

1 month ago

I think you may want to run Mogis, God of War and Athreos, God of Passage . Just to be even meaner, Erebos, God of the Dead , Dictate of Erebos and Whip of Erebos are fun additions. Diabolic Intent and Diabolic Tutor could also be useful.

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Erebos, God of the Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.52%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.41%

Rakdos: 0.27%