Erebos, God of the Dead

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros 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

Ink-Fusion on Markov Bloodline (please give suggestions)

21 hours ago

Looks good to me, except you seem light on card draw. I would think about repeatable card draw like Greed, Necropotence, or maybe even Erebos, God of the Dead

drohack on Kaalia call of Brisela

21 hours ago

Here is my attempt to figure out my "7 by 9" classification of my deck (Referenced article about "7 by 9"). It appears I've slightly reversed it and have a "9 by 7" ratio. Some cards also overlap, but I put them in their main use case category.

After looking at the list though I only have 7 categories of cards which means I could look to add a new category by removing some of the weaker cards in each of the existing categories.

Target Protection (10)

Removal (8)

Tutor (9)

Draw (10)

Revive (8)

Utility (9)

Meld (6)

Mana (5 + 35 - 1)

goblinguiderevealpls on Why draw when you can tutor?

2 days ago

Hey there.

Are you entirely sold on maralen for your mono-B? Shes good at denying card draw and synergy with stuff like Necropotence, but her tutor tends to enable opponente or allow them to tutor for answers to maralen

If you want "mono-B goodstuff" i would recommend either Sidisi, Undead Vizier or Geth, Lord of the Vault as commander, sidisi is kind of a just-you tutor in the command zone that triggers death based stuff with exploit such as Blood Artist, Black Market and Grave Pact, while geth allows you to run an artifact/mill subtheme and steal your opponents decks

I see you have bloodbond, which is a solid wincon with the lifesteal, but you're missing a budget staple wincon!

Exsanguinate is one of the best cards in mono B, when used in conjunction with Cabal Coffers, Crypt of Agadeem,Caged Sun or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx you can easily pay X for lethal or, at the very least cripple opponents life total while gaining enough to put you in the lead

Other, more casual commander black commanders i have seen work well would be Gonti, Lord of Luxury, King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and Erebos, God of the Dead

If you're gonna stick to maralen, i would suggest you're going to want some kind of Mindlock Orb effect to stop your opponents tutoring for removal or combo pieces

Bou on EDH Licia, Tribute for the Tribune

3 days ago

I actually started off with a Sunforger but took it out as I kept cutting instants. I'm now considering adding more protection / finisher-copy cards like Reiterate, Reverberate, Wild Ricochet, maybe even Arcbond, so its not a bad idea to re-add the sunforger yeah! that would certainly help.

Big fan of the Sword of the Animist as well, and I've seen Land Tax explode often enough to know it's definitely worth it - I mention it in the "Ramp" section I typed up - but have been thinking lately about getting an older and slightly cheaper version. Erebos, God of the Dead and similarly Greed or Vampiric Rites are quite nice. What bothers me though is the relatively high mana cost for each draw, making it difficult to repeat each turn. I'm obviously okay with paying the life but I need the mana for my other spells. This is why Necropotence is so good, and why I'm considering Ad Nauseam and / or Moonlight Bargain. While these are single cast instants, 5 mana can get so many more cards than the ~ 2 cards Erebos could get you. Greed on the other hand would get you 5 cards so that's pretty much even with Moonlight Bargain. I guess it depends on whether you want the indestructible creature or the extra cards.

At the moment though I'm more or less satisfied with the ramp and would probably try to include the above mentioned red spells first as my group has begun playing a lot more removal lately and I need a way to protect my non-land permanents better. I might cut out some more creatures, but it's getting more and more difficult.

lamoynet on Jeksai Flying Men

4 days ago

Overall Record

Games 3-4

Matches 1-2

Match 1 - Loss - Merfolk

2-1 lost. Maybe made a mistake sac Mausoleum Wanderer the first game when he could pay for it. Got lucky that he never had a Aether Vial. We both couldn't block each others creatures so it was a real race to do damage first. Haste on Mantis Rider and Lightning Angel helped win me one match.

Match 2 - Loss - Affinty

Second week in a row. I felt I did better. His just too fast. I Spell Queller a Cranial Plating but it wasn't good enough. I died to poison one match and in the other had no creature that could block Etched Champion

Match 3 - Win - Mono Black Devotion

I WON!! It was actually pretty easy. I just played out my fliers and attacked. I top decked a Path to Exile to deal with his Erebos, God of the Dead and that was that. He kept taking Favorable Winds with his discard spells but my creatures would stil go on the beat down and win.

Metagame

  • Merfolk
  • Affinty
  • Azban Company
  • Grixis Shadow - Daniel and Luca
  • Mono Black Devotion

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Treehugger003 on EDH Licia, Tribute for the Tribune

5 days ago

For the voltron theme have you considered adding a Sunforger package?

Late game card draw I am planning to use Erebos, God of the Dead. its indestructable, prevents lifegain for opponents and allows card draw.

Land Tax, and Sword of the Animist work well. I like how land tax can really thin your deck late game.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a bit harder and probably belongs with one of the other commanders but she has great utility. I used to use her as my commnader but she drew sooo much hate.

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HopelessHeretic on EDH Licia - Your Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire

5 days ago

I love it so far! My big concern is the lack of draw 6 sources is way too few when your commander doesn't draw cards. Add a few more draw engines like Erebos, God of the Dead and round it out with some one shot draw like Sign in Blood or Read the Bones. I've been working on my own version of this and Hide/Seek is really good to try to get Licia out early. I'm going to keep an eye on this deck as it evolves.

PS more people need to break their decks apart into custom categories. It really helps figure out what you are trying to do.

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