Erebos, God of the Dead

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

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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.

Erebos, God of the Dead Discussion

Optimator on Karloving it

5 days ago

You're off to a great start! I would recommend a bit more ramp though. Karlov draws a lot of hate, and rightfully so, so even though he's 2 CMC you'll have to recast him a fair amount. You're at 5 ramp pieces right now but I always aim for 8 in my decks, give or take a few depending on the curve of the deck. Crypt Ghast is great but expensive and delicate so it's worth running but can be unreliable. Try Wayfarer's Bauble , Star Compass , Prismatic Lens , Mind Stone , and/or Worn Powerstone .

One thing many new EDH-deck builders stumble on is not enough interaction/removal. It's usually best to focus on building your own board state than tearing down others but having some removal is very important still. I love it when I have a deck that can support heavy removal. That said, I think you might have a bit too much, especially considering you have removal in the Command Zone. Definitely keep all the enchantment/artifact removal you can (enchantments are some of the most powerful things in commander and the hardest to remove). I like the exile effects, since recursion is so common. Check out Return to Dust and Forsake the Worldly . Running 2-6 board wipes is great and you're there already.

I'd recommend replacing a few targeted-creature removal cards with some more utility cards, partucularly draw spells. Greed and Well of Lost Dreams are awesome. Try Read the Bones , Ancient Craving , Ambition's Cost , Phyrexian Arena , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Erebos, God of the Dead , and Promise of Power .

Rhystic Tutor is a trap. I'd drop it.

Some cards to protect Karlov would be wise. Swiftfoot Boots , Lightning Greaves , Whispersilk Cloak , Kaya's Ghostform , and tricks like Undying Evil can be game-savers.

Poly_raptor on Black...llfe matters!

1 week ago

I’d maybe swap out Cabal Stronghold for a different land, it only counts basic swamps and costs more to activate than coffers of Nykthos, maybe something like Reliquary Tower or Maze of Ith ?

I can see Vilis, Broker of Blood in the maybe board and I’d say that would be a good inclusion in the main board, any spells you cast with your commander will draw you 2 cards minimum which is insane card advantage.

Ivory Tower could be a very good option as it only costs 1 mana and could gain you a fair bit of life back each turn.

Erebos, God of the Dead could also be a very good inclusion because it’ll give you card advantage and stops your opponents from gaining life.

TypicalTimmy on The Phyrexian Chef

1 month ago

Ah, fellow Vilis, Broker of Blood admirer. I swear this Demon is underrated. I told my best friend all about him and how awesome he is, and my friend insisted he is hot garbage.

Then he played a deck that runs him as the Commander. Went 3-0.

I'd love to recommend Phyrexian Obliterator , but I see what you are doing and he doesn't jive with your gameplan. However, I have two more suggestions;

Sorin Markov and Erebos, God of the Dead .

VoidMagic on Esper Starfield

1 month ago

Cool I'm trying the same type of build, but I'm trying to use Teferi, Time Raveler , Dance of the Manse , and Sphinx's Revelation , I'm also thought about Erebos, God of the Dead .

BMHKain on A CHAOS Theorum that Kills ALL Mental Concept.

1 month ago

Hold it, I changed my mind about Karona, False God . I'll try & revise this Yidris CHAOS Deck the way I intended it to be. Rules?

  1. Keep the Land Base as it is.

  2. Keep the Talismans, Rings, & Crypt for decent measure. I'll let you decide the fate of the rest of the Rocks.

  3. Aggravated Assault + Bear Umbra are in as they not only allow extra Combat, but this Bear, unlike the entire Bear Creature Type, untaps all your lands for additional Cascades.

  4. Same for Erebos, God of the Dead ; Havoc Festival might be too risky; but I got to gain life too you know.

  5. Hmmm... It seems this deck has a potential Draw Engine. I benefit from opponents discarding while I Draw, hell, Waste Not is awesome here too; likewise for Bone Miser .

  6. Chance Encounter + Frenetic Efreet WILL be a Wincon here, though I'd like several others; including a combo that for CHAOS terms, It's kinda GG if in my favor, but can cost me SEVERELY; almost to the point of a Loss; A True Battle of CHAOTICA.

  7. What Other Coin Flip Effects and/or Random effects would you put in? What other misc. CHAOS Effects would be good also?

  8. On theme w/ Cascade, what cards in Yidris' Colors might be good here, & has Cascade? ( Throes of Chaos , Kathari Remnant , Bloodbraid Elf , Deny Reality , Etherium-Horn Sorcerer & Maelstrom Wanderer are prime, but I dunno about Demonic Dread , Violent Outburst , Shardless Agent , & Bituminous Blast ... your thoughts would be good though...)

I'm at 100. This means I'll have to replace ALOT of stuff. I hope you're ready. I'll put some stuff back in, but I might need some help yet again; at least for the Wincons I described them as such...

Thank you for helping me out. :)

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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%