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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|Want (4)||Instinctive , Laereth , Hxcntrc , FanDanStic|
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|Secret Lair (SLD)||Mythic Rare|
|Theros (THS)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Erebos, God of the Dead Discussion
1 week ago
I like the deck. It's awesome that there's been so many evolutions of the vampire tribal theme throughout the years.
I think that Bloodline Keeper Flip is a Vamp lord that you're neglecting. But I also think that you could use some draw power here. Champion of Dusk would be a good way to add that while staying on theme, but there's also Blood Scrivener, Erebos, God of the Dead, and, of course Phyrexian Arena. Either way, it looks like the deck goes through a hand pretty quick, and you're in danger of stalling out mid game.
Otherwise, it's a fun looking, potentially powerful deck. Happy tapping!
1 month ago
And I already love the deck, for you did the very best thing a brewer can do: Keyword "discard" and search therefrom.
I have a discard deck of my own, you see, and thence I may be able to tell some cards. It is also my oldest deck, and it is here if you so wish to see it.
Thereupon, I have quite the meiny of suggestions:
Ramp would be best for such a mana-hungry complot, withal I would like to recommend a seldomly known card. Ahem. SOL RING?! It's too powerful to ignore, and thence I would most see to its inclusion. Charcoal Diamond is splendid, Mind Stone does quite a bit, Worn Powerstone is slow but leastway worth a mention. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth does much for any black-based strategy, anent all of the resource life offers.
It is important to be ahead on cards whiles playing a discard deck, so I would try Necropotence. It may exile those discarded, but the amount it draws is ayont worth an inclusion. Greed and Erebos are also fine. Castle Locthwain is essentially a free inclusion, where at Sign in Blood should be here, too.
There are a few cards I trow to be lacking:
Mind Slash is one with which I have tested. What exactly are you sacrificing? You haven't much in terms of fodder, not much to reanimation, and thus it is almost certes a dead card most of the time.
Curse of Fool's Wisdom doesn't do anything, thereupon it is slow to slaughter and expensive to cast.
May fortune betide and may your opponents be hagridden.
1 month ago
The only suggestion I'd add onto the others is Erebos, God of the Dead. Very hard to remove, repeatable draw with leftover mana and it helps prevent your opponents from gaining life
1 month ago
2 months ago
oeliberti- I agree, more draw is needed if I am to survive a swarm wipe. Erebos, God of the Dead is a must. Not only do I get the needed draw, I level the playing field by taking the ability to gain life from my opponent; especially since the deck is lacking in that mechanic without a heavy-cost Artifact on the board.
2 months ago
Hi, +1 because rats :) i feel like you're missing a lot of card draw - Grim Haruspex is great but i would think you really want more draw, because you need to get more rats as fast as you can on the board and you maybe want a more consistent storm count if Aetherflux Reservoir is out...
Of course, Thrumming Stone is the no1 enabler in those decks (which is kind of easy to interact with (!)), but i highly recommend more draw either with staples like Necropotence or Phyrexian Arena; Erebos, God of the Dead is great too speaking of enchantments in mono-b.
I personally am a big fan of the trio Read the Bones, Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper, which always guarantees you a direct card-draw. Syphon Mind feels almost great too, it is of course less consistent.
Anyway, cool list :)
2 months ago
Alright, I have some suggestions. Now, never have I dipped in the complot of nocent life-gain, but I do see some follies withal the current decklist.
So, ramp and card draw are necessities of any commander strategy. I typically play decks that dump their hands aggressively, thus I have far more draw than normal. Around 34 slots grant me card advantage and 11 slots are for ramp. Here, you have four cards of ramp and five cards of draw. Granted, one of the draw engines is your commander, but that's six-mana afore it does so.
Furthermore, there are plenty of cards in here that just lack reach. Ajani's Sunstriker is horrid to draw turn 8 and onwards. It may be aggressive betime in the match, yet it is outclassed far too quickly.
So, what I'd cut due to card quality: Agent of Masks, Ajani's Sunstriker, Drana's Emissary, Fog Bank, Goldenglow Moth, Grim Guardian, Night Market Lookout, Oreskos Sun Guide, Pride Guardian, Servant of Tymaret, Wall of Essence, Elixir of Immortality, Fountain of Renewal, Narrow Escape, Spell Pierce, and Mana Leak.
Alright, same drill but I wish to offer some substantiation afore I denunciate these.
Coastal Piracy is a very potent card in decks possessing cheap, evasive creatures. This deck does not, thence I would advise ablating it; merely too inutile.
Sinister Possession and Stab Wound, no matter how much I love the Wound, are easily removed. A sacrifice outlet just negates this effect. The Possession in particular doesn't seem to do anything against certain creatures. Chainer, Dementia Master or Oracle of Mul Daya just don't oft attack or block. Even if, it is a mere two damage. Sure, it may stack quickly, but there are better ways to do so.
Condescend is just outclassed so quickly. Counterspells above two mana must do something potent, and this is potentially more. Scrying 2 is fine, but that also doesn't do much.
Dismiss into Dream is sweet, but this deck cannot deem to hent much from it.
Lovely! Now upon what I would add.
Given that the curve is rather high, I'd add Pristine Talisman; Arcane Signet; the talismans of dominance, progress, and hierarchy; Orzhov, Azorius, and Dimir signet; Mind Stone; and Worn Powerstone. This should grant you later plays far earlier in any match.
Unto thee, benison in card draw. Painful Truths is one I much enjoy. Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper are cheap and efficient. Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections go in quite a few decks. Well of Lost Dreams is just splendid. Fact or Fiction is never bad. Dawn of Hope is slow but on-theme. Erebos, God of the Dead seems all too perfect due to its static and activated abilities. Dream Trawler is awfully enticing for gameplans such as this. Lastly, Unfulfilled Desires is a hidden gem that I play in any deck that produces blue and black mana.
Of course, just some efficient engines and finishers. Debt to the Deathless and Exsanguinate are each nocent once resolved. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth could also be fine, but lacking depending on your hand, for it cares only if the cost is black. Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord fetches fallen utility creatures from the yard and proffers much in life-gain. Aetherflux Reservoir does much in murdering everyone, too.
I'd recommend some more wraths in this deck. Fumigate is perfect, Merciless Eviction or Austere Command deal with those pesky artifacts efficiently, Elspeth, Sun's Champion is never bad, Supreme Verdict is fine though pricey, or Kaya's Wrath is always lovely. Take your pick.
Okay, now for some other upgrades on the basics of the deck. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Abolish, Return to Dust, Murderous Rider, Anguished Unmaking, Despark, Hero's Downfall, Reality Shift, Generous Gift, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, and Heliod's Intervention all remove permanents efficiently and at instant speed. Vindicate is fine but a sorcery.
Finally, some more life gain payoffs as consideration: Authority of the Consuls has oft shut down my strategies, Ajani's Pridemate gets far too large, Blind Obedience does something similar, Divinity of Pride and Serra Ascendant are giant threats in their own right, Bloodthirsty Aerialist does the same, Propaganda and Ghostly Prison make opponents pay to deal damage, Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are early drops that allow for quite a bit of life to be gained, Archangel of Thune is always potent, Vona, Butcher of Magan is spicey, Angel of Vitality bolsters your engine, Boon Reflection doubles it, Twilight Prophet can get out of hand, Beacon of Immortality puts you heavensly ahead, Ajani, Strength of the Pride can win games on its own, and Felidar Sovereign demands an immediate answer.
That's all from me! Have a lovely day.
Thank you and farewell.
2 months ago
And Erebos, God of the Dead would eat up those juicy devotion cards.