Erebos, God of the Dead


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Erebos, God of the Dead Discussion

Scytec on Say My Name

1 day ago

Out of curiosity, why aren't you running The Rack? It isn't expensive, and it is more consistent than the Quest for the Nihil Stone. Also, Desecration Demon is ok, but a card like Master of the Feast is cheaper and the drawback is virtually non-existent in your deck, though I would take it out vs control as the instant speed may be troublesome. I personally enjoy Stain the Mind as it is able to be convoked. I realize Dreamstealer is recurrable discard, but you run so many discard effects, I think I'd replace him with someone like Erebos, God of the Dead to hose lifegain and add card draw. I'd add two of him and perhaps 2 Nyxathid or another alternative win-con in its place. Best of luck though! If you ever get the chance, a play set of Liliana of the Veil is basically required to make decks like this truly competitive. But you can do quite well at the FNM level without her.

shirouu on Douchey Deck Help?

1 week ago

The concept of the deck sounds great, I'm tempted to make a deck with the same concept, or just "netdeck" the one you make. Havoc Festival looks good, and it plays along with the idea of not winning, but making your opponent lose because they cannot gain life . But enchantments can get destroyed easily due to things like Naturalize , Dawn to Dusk , Demystify , Decimate , etc. So just so that you have something to also prevent lifegain I would add Erebos, God of the Dead , That is if you're not on a budget. Descent into Madness is also a good card for the concept . I don't really know what cards you're going to use in the deck so it's kind of hard to determine what cards to suggest. I would add Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond to lower your opponents health and gain some yourself, but if you're going to add those then you should probably add some lifegain stuff to this deck, such as Disciple of Bolas , Blood Artist , Sorin's Vengeance , Chalice of Life  Flip , painful quandry , etc. I also don't know if you're going to be playing casual or competitive, but i'll assume competitive. I'd also add Kaervek the Merciless . Maybe you could throw in Whip of Erebos and a Exsanguinate . Those are all the suggestions I have right now, so uh good luck on making the deck. Again, the concept is really interesting to me so I hope this deck works out for you.

ecmmyers on Krav and Regna:Together Forever

1 week ago

City of Brass is good mana fixing and has decent synergy with Sun Droplet, much like the other pain lands you have here.

Thanks to all the life gain, Necropotence might be good to add, if not a big challenging to cast on this mana base. As for Draw, I also like Erebos, God of the Dead as a pseudo-hatebear, a way to spend the life you gain, and additional draw.

Circle of Despair is useful against Voltron, Burn, and some go-tall style aggro.

Serra Ascendant is a broken turn 1 play off of a white source.

Tainted Field is decent mana fixing in BW

Maaloufler on Ayli, Eternal board wipes

2 weeks ago

i would run Erebos, God of the Dead over Greed. The indestructibility and opponents not being able to gain life seem too good to pass up especially for the same cost. Also, Erebos, God of the Dead can be used as a creature when the devotion is right.

precociousapprentice on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

Sorry MegaMatt13, my comments about Erebos, God of the Dead combined comments on my deck with comments on yours. I meant that I am considering adding it into mine. The addition of denying opponents life gain is not lost on me. There is a Karlov deck in my meta that is super strong. Only Solemnity stands between me and a blowout in most games.

To chime in about Orzhov Advokist, I do now run Solemnity. It won't find a way into the deck unless I move away from Solemnity and the other cards that support it. Right now, Solemnity is a total beast. Counter hate is amazing in EDH, and if there was another copy of Solemnity, I would consider adding it. Even when I want people's decks to work for them, there are too many counter engines that will run away with the game if not dealt with. It has become a common tutor target in my deck.

precociousapprentice on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

MegaMatt13, I think all the changes look very reasonable. I have yet to put Virtus the Veiled into play, so I have no comment, but your explanation sounds very reasonable. I addressed Curse of Opulence over at my deck, mainly because it serves as an explanation for why I keep it, not as a reason that you should. As for more draw cards, I struggle with that, too. I consider Phyrexian Arena regularly, I recently was considering Read the Bones, and I think Greed is great. I would probably consider Erebos, God of the Dead over it, mostly for the indestructible and the late game finisher option, but the lower activation cost of Greed is worth considering, and the flavor for Queen Marchesa is pure win.

I like what you are doing here, and I will await hearing about the results.

Bye the way, I am considering killing some more of my babies in an effort to keep up in a stronger meta. Queen Marchesa still wins way more than she should, but I look at my competition, and see some adjustments that can be made. Evolution or Extinction, there are no other options.

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