Erebos, God of the Dead

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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Secret Lair (SLD) Mythic Rare
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer 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

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.52%

WB (Orzhov): 0.41%

Rakdos: 0.27%

Erebos, God of the Dead Discussion

ManaPickler on Karlov, Leader of the Ghost Mafia

5 days ago

Hey COOZCOOZCOOZ, saw the new updates and it's looking good. I'm definetly gonna have to pick up a Shadowspear for my list. And was wondering if you've tried Daxos, Blessed by the Sun yet? I just added him to my list but haven't seen him in action yet.

I would strongly recommend cutting Erebos, God of the Dead, he was an early cut for me. All of the playgroups I've been in have always been able to steal or clone efficiently and it's rough to get shutdown by your own card. Also, Divinity of Pride would always seem to force a board wipe when I ran it and I couldn't gain anything from running it. And Obzedat's Aid and/or Unburial Rites could easily be switched out for things like Whip of Erebos or Mimic Vat if your looking to repeatedly reanimate.

Some cards I have found to really work with any playgroup are Leonin Elder, Golem's Heart and Paradise Plume. And it took me awhile, but I finally got my hands on an O-Naginata, as I've tried to focus my equipment package towards trample and low equip costs. Also, where's Panharmonicon???? Card was made for things like soul sister's package.

Anyways, my recommendations are based on my games and playgroups. Hope this helps.

Ruffigan on Kaervek White Elephant

1 week ago

Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are good, cheap boardwipes that work well with Repercussion. Erebos, God of the Dead is good to keep your opponents from gaining life and also draw some cards. I'd definitely consider Torment of Hailfire as an alternate win condition. Torpor Orb is one of the best cards for slug deck, at least in my meta. Getting it out early can really mess with your opponents' game plans and you are only using two creatures with enter the battlefield effects. Painter's Servant seems out of place, I see it works with Torbran and your blue hosers but it does basically nothing without them.

sorinmarkov2000 on Sacrifice to Torgaar

1 week ago

scapegoat_tom do ya mean lack of card draw? If so i highly recommend Erebos, God of the Dead, and Phyrexian Arena but you seem to have a decent amount of draw.

ObliviousGiant on Powerful Creature Cycles

2 weeks ago

DemonDragonJ Good question. There are several things to consider when a cycle of creatures is added to this list. Here are some of the things I look for:

Do most of the creatures in the cycle feature activated or triggered abilities that are unique, or have the highest potential of similar abilities from cards that came before their release? Does the creature cycle feature abilities that change the rules of the game for one or more players?

Examples: Arcanis the Omnipotent has one of the most efficient activated draw abilities on a creature, although the ability is not unique. Erebos, God of the Dead and Archetype of Imagination have an ability that changes the game. Opponents fail to get something that, under normal circumstances, they should.

If you removed abilities that fall under the first requirement, is the creature competent as compared to a vanilla creature of the same cmc?

Examples: Terravore, Combustible Gearhulk and Primeval Titan serve as good creatures for their mana cost, even though Primeval Titan and Combustable Gearhulk have triggered abilities that would fall under requirement #1.

The creature cycle features Gods or a unique creature type.

Hope that clears things up :)

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

4 weeks ago

Significant changes made.

Moved the deck even further away from token generators and more towards self recuring non-token creatures. Also reduced the average CMC to 3.10.

KibaAlpha, I would love to get your feedback on my latest edits if you can spare some time.

In:

Arcane Signet, Gutterbones, Relentless Dead, Orzhov Locket, Erebos, God of the Dead, Bloodsoaked Champion, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Orzhov Guildgate, Vindictive Lich

Out:

Mind Stone, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Requiem Angel, Yawgmoth's Will, Reveillark, Open the Graves, Martyr's Bond, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Secluded Steppe, Ogre Slumlord

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

1 month ago

KibaAlpha I hear you on the Dark Ritual and friends, I will reconsider after I get more games under my belt, my gut feeling is that I will stay away from them and continue to rely on mana rocks and treasure tokens to ramp. I expect Pawn of Ulamog , Pitiless Plunderer , Sifter of Skulls , Black Market , Revel in Riches and Smothering Tithe will be doing alot of work.

I will however take your recommendation and add Orzhov Locket to my mana rocks, my only copy of Arcane Signet will stay in my other deck for now.

Erebos, God of the Dead is a great card and I already have a copy but I will instead add Erebos, Bleak-Hearted as soon as Theros beyond Death set is released. I'll also be adding Yawgmoth, Thran Physician for more draw.

Gutterbones and Relentless Dead are great suggestions thanks, Tenacious Dead is already in the deck. I am not set on Tokens at all, self recurring creatures are better.

KibaAlpha on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

1 month ago

I strongly suggest you reconsider your decision to not run Dark Ritual and Bubbling Muck .

White/Black does not have much in the way of getting extra land in to play. You need to capitalize on the lands you have.

Remember you are playing Aristocrats. You need at least 3 pieces on the field to make it work. A lot of mana is key to keep recuring your creatures and recasting.

I recommend Cabal Ritual as well.

I myself have opted to remove Lotus Petal from my own build.

Don’t overlook Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. It’s good card draw and you need plenty.

Erebos, God of the Dead is high value card draw as well as keeping your opponents from gaining life.

If you are worried about life add Deathgreeter .

If you can get yourself Orzhov Locket and Arcane Signet .

Self recuring creatures you might consider Gutterbones , Relentless Dead and Tenacious Dead unless you are dead set on tokens.

TypicalTimmy on LGS has a Problem Player...what ...

1 month ago

Build a Selesnya deck and run things such as Darksteel Mutation , Lignify and Song of the Dryads . If you want to make it Bant instead and have counterspells, you now have access to Imprisoned in the Moon . There is also Humility , Overwhelming Splendor , Kasmina's Transmutation and Kenrith's Transformation .

Then, so it isn't killed when turned into a blocker, you have Pacifism , Cage of Hands , Prison Term , Arachnus Web , Arrest , and like just a whole slew of them in blue.

Basically you're going about the deck in the wrong way. Stop trying to "kill" him and start trying to "out pace" him.

You can also prevent him from even gaining life; Leyline of Punishment , Erebos, God of the Dead , Stigma Lasher , Forsaken Wastes , Everlasting Torment , Witch Hunt , Havoc Festival , Rampaging Ferocidon , and Archfiend of Despair .

You're going to want solid enchantment removal. For those, you have; Tranquil Path , Back to Nature , Paraselene , Bane of Progress , Primeval Light , Tranquility , Rampage of the Clans , Fracturing Gust , Austere Command , Tempest of Light and Merciless Eviction .

I'd highly recommend you go Bant and just ignore the Rakdos options I have given you, but those are there in the event you want some extra possibilities.

So you have two things here; Prisons & Mass Removal. They are working against each other, so you want something that protects your own boardstate; Teferi's Protection , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Darksteel Forge + Mycosynth Lattice , Starfield of Nyx + Eldrazi Monument , Soul of New Phyrexia , Heroic Intervention , etc.

Run someone like Tuvasa the Sunlit , Jenara, Asura of War , Arcades, the Strategist or even Rubinia Soulsinger .

I'd recommend you run all of them, actually. Put Tuvasa as your Commander so you always have access to card draw. He basically turns your first enchantment each turn into a cantrip (Trading 1 card for 1 card).

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