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- Losing devotion for an enchanted god
- I have a Soul Warden and I Mercy Killing my opponent's erebos god of the dead. Do I gain life from the tokens?
- Sorin, Solemn Visitor, how you work?
- will any of the god creatures count as a creature spell even if i do not have met the devotion needed.
- How does portcullis interact with enchantment creatures?
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.
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Erebos, God of the Dead Discussion
8 hours ago
1 day ago
I feel Necropotence may be a bit slow for this combo, waiting till end of turn to get it into your hand, then waiting till your next turn to cast, and hopefully resolve, the card.
I see you already have Greed, but maybe add Erebos, God of the Dead as a second 'greed' and maybe a few instant and sorcery cards that let you draw of life: Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Ambition's Cost etc...
Also Black Market could be nice, if it gets enough counters it will cover the colorless mana cost of your white spells and pay for your black spells.
4 days ago
They aren't cheap creatures, but Bontu the Glorified or Erebos, God of the Dead could be good in this deck. I can see you running into issues with lifegain decks, these cards should prevent that as well as giving you little bonuses for stuff dying. You might also want to consider some sacrifice outlets, like Nantuko Husk. There might also be room for Blood Artist here.
1 week ago
I actually like this build a lot, it seems pretty functional already! Lots of fun little interactions and ways to abuse your lifegain.
That being said, here are my suggestions:
First, you need more sources of card draw - at least a couple more. Harmonize, Ambition's Cost/Ancient Craving, Erebos, God of the Dead, Damnable Pact, Bloodgift Demon, Harvester of Souls, Painful Truths, Promise of Power, and Wretched Confluence are all good options. Decree of Pain pulls double duty in being a board-wipe and a hand-refiller!
In order to make room for a couple of those, I would cut Ghostly Prison and Faith's Reward. For Ghostly Prison, you're already padding your life total a lot, so that will mitigate any attacks coming your way. Additionally, you're playing a lot of big, scary stuff that people aren't going to want to swing in to anyway. It doesn't really seem to go with the gameplan of the deck. With Faith's Reward, I've always found this card to underperform. In a permanent-heavy deck like this, very rarely are you going to want to hold up 4 mana on the off-chance that your opponent uses a boardwipe. And even if you wanted to use this in conjunction with your own, that's a minimum of 8 mana right there. There are better things to be doing at that stage of the game. I can just foresee that a lot of the time, that card will be a dead card in your hand.
Another thing that sticks out to me is that you have a LOT of high-CMC creatures. In fact, of all your creatures currently in the deck, only 5 are below CMC 4. You may want to consider eschewing some of those bigger CMC creatures for smaller ones that will help you out - stuff like Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Essence Warden, maybe Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. You don't want to get stuck with an empty board by the time Ikra Shadiqi hits the board!
1 week ago
Erebos, God of the Dead because why would you want your opponents to gain life? Plus you get an extra source of card draw.
1 week ago
I like to tap to kill theme. I'd definitely have Basilisk Collar in there, and also Endbringer because it untaps every upkeep. It's a pretty solid combo. Enlightened Tutor can find you an artifact or enchantment to get things going.
I also found that Alesha, Who Smiles at Death can be very good in Mardu decks, she also combos well with Master of Cruelties, if she reanimates him, it is a one shot kill for an opponent who can't deal with it.
Erebos, God of the Dead is also quite good himself, as an indestructible source of card draw
1 week ago
add this shit Path to ExileSwords to Plowshares Lingering Souls BitterblossomAyli, Eternal Pilgrim Exquisite Blood/Sanguine BondWhispersilk CloakCouncil's Judgment Decree of PainErebos, God of the Dead
2 weeks ago
ajacobik, Erebos, God of the Dead is essentially just a mono-black draw commander, he really isn't that powerful as lifegain is not as important in multiplayer EDH. Ertai, the Corrupted on the other hand has access to two more colors, has an ability that can combo with dies triggers, combos with Mind Over Matter and Paradox Engine, and has built in interaction with your opponents. Ertai, the Corrupted is by far the more powerful commander between the two and deserves his spot in tier 3, the same can't be said of Erebos, God of the Dead.
On a side note I wholeheartedly believe that Arjun, the Shifting Flame is NOT a tier 4 general. He may not be as powerful as some other storm commanders but his ability is not one that can be ignored. His Mindmoil ability combos very well with Alhammarret's Archive and Thought Reflection which can be used to draw your entire deck and win with Laboratory Maniac. Having Arjun as your commander will usually let you see your entire deck just by cycling though it. This makes him one of the best commanders for a Splinter Twin/Pestermite and/or Deceiver Exarch/Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as well as numerous other combos in izzet. Due to his cycling ability he makes an excellent storm commander because you can constantly cast the cards you need to and get rid of the leftovers.
I believe the most competitive list I have (the one I put on the cEDH subreddit) is here: Arjun, Flame on!
It operates by storming off with Alhammarret's Archive, Paradox Engine, and/or other draw or mana positive effects then win with Laboratory Maniac or Aetherflux Reservoir it can do this (with or without Arjun) as early as turn 3.
It is for this reason I believe Arjun is probably a tier 2.5 commander and if not, at least tier 3. He certainly does not deserve tier 4 because competitive builds with him are viable.