Erebos, God of the Dead

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander 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

qwikster on All's Fair in Pain and Taxes

2 days ago

dritchie

  • I already have Kaya's Wrath for less CMC and though the other is life for all, Kaya is life for mine, I'd rather just stick with Damnation and Kaya for board clear for low CMC.

  • I don't really play against decks that gain too much life, but I do have Tainted Remedy in my side board if my meta ever shifts so I'm with you on that.

  • Erebos, God of the Dead is in there under fixing. Honestly he's just a draw stick to me since, again, not a lot of life gain to curb in my meta. But still has helped be consistent draws.

dritchie on All's Fair in Pain and Taxes

2 days ago

Looks good I would add Fumigate and definitely recommend adding Tainted Remedy it just completely shuts down lifegain decks and nearly won me a game Erebos, God of the Dead is also useful and gives you card draw

SynergyBuild on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

6 days ago

NoOneOfConsequence I actually did playtest your deck once (I know, it isn't a great sample size by any means), yet many cards are an issue. I apologize, I really want to like a deck you post, just to not make this a dramafest, but I can't say a bad deck is good. Damnation and Wrath don't need to be put into the deck at all.

Here is a full list of cards that are particularly overpriced, and where each card I think is bad or could be better fits, if you truely believe that I can't evaluate it fairly:


Call to the Grave A slow, grindy, 5 mana variant of Porphyry Nodes .

Erebos, God of the Dead - A card that is indestructible, yet a worse Greed , a card that is too slow for even grindy stax lists in cEDH most of the time. Tutor for Greed is better than this.

Doomwake Giant - Interesting repeatable board wipe, a meta-dependent inclusion though, not good for the average cEDH meta, but does have a place in some lists. I'd drop, but could imagine many arguments for it's inclusion.

Ghostly Prison - anti-attacks, which just rarely comes into play outside of kiki-lines and the sort, a strange meta-dependent inclusion, but I coudl much less justify this one.

Karmic Justice - Cool card, but often enchantment removal comes in the form of bounce or exile, and so this effect feels very off.

Kismet - again kiki-hate, so I wonder if you go against that often. It is a relatively bad card in Stasis lists, which this is not, easy drop

Vindicate - 3 mana remove 1 thing is a lot of wasted mana, easy drop.

No Mercy - Really a lot of attack-hate, strange for a stax list with a commander that generates blockers. Easy drop at a 4 mana do nothing enchantment.

Knowledge Pool - I get the Eidolon of Rhetoric / Rule of Law combo with it, but many decks have better value engines than Daxos, or can respond by killing one of the pieces, or can kill Daxos. These make this combo rarely an easy way to finish the game, requiring a ton of setup/backup that survives the lock. I think better options exist.

Sigil of the Empty Throne - A slow, 5 mana do nothing enchantment, it takes forever to get this going, easy drop.

Sphere of Safety - This much creature-attack hate? How much do you need? 1 card is often too much with Daxos in the CZ, but you run... including sweepers... like 11? Wow. Your meta must be all Edric and Blood Pod, maybe 1 Kess Twin, nah, just all Edric decks.

Damnation / Wrath of God - Too expensive for a Sweeper, honestly Toxic was all you needed with Humility as well.

Pestilence - 5 mana to get a worse Electrickery , 6 mana to get a worse Pyroclasm , Sweltering Suns without cycling for 7 mana. Just really slow and weak, easy drop.

Black Market - maybe in a meta with 50 Edric decks. Outside of that, easy drop.

Coalition Relic / Worn Powerstone - just slow ramp spells, not bad cards, but Fellwar Stone / Everflowing Chalice comes first.

Infernal Tribute - Cool jank, not useful next to cards like Dark Confidant that is excluded.

Academy Rector - Just no great targets like Pattern of Rebirth in color, great card, just not here.

Grim Tutor / Idyllic Tutor - Just a bit too slow at 3 mana for a tutor. Love them, just gotta leave them. Hard drop.

Land Tax - should run the Geddon/Ravages package or leave this out.

Replenish / Open the Vaults - This deck doesn't run enough ways to sacrifice/ Entomb enchantments to make me want to include the cards.

Mesa Enchantress - Slow card draw on a weak creature is just removal bait, this deck has better cards for the slot. Harder drop.

Phyrexian Arena - A lot of math goes into why this card is generally pretty bad. Inefficient and weak in most circumstances, and needs almost 5 unimpeded turns to get enough value to be okay. Better cards for the slot.

Cabal Coffers - big mana, not worth it outside of ANS.

Vesuva - copying a land to enter tapped leaves you in a lack of mana. Weak card.

Command Beacon - easy drop, weak card.

Deserted Temple - Easy drop, weak card.

Strip Mine - Good card, not here.

Wasteland - Same as Strip Mine but worse.

Temple of Silence - scry is weak when you lose due to not having mana, easy drop

Kor Haven - Easy Drop, never gonna use that ability

Plains x4 - Not great at Fixing

Swamp x6 - Same as Plains


New inclusions (Total drops are at 42)

Base inclusions: Fellwar Stone , Prismatic Lens , Thought Vessel , Everflowing Chalice , Caves of Koilos , Command Tower , City of Brass , Mana Confluence , Exotic Orchard , Cavern of Souls , Gemstone Caverns , Gemstone Mine , and Tarnished Citadel

Total real cards left to put in: 29

Thorn of Amethyst , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Trinisphere , Tangle Wire , Sphere of Safety , Damping Sphere , Fragmentize , Aura of Silence , Dismember , Lotus Petal , Dark Ritual , Kataki, War's Wage , Crucible of Worlds , Bottomless Pit , Oppression , Liliana of the Veil , Static Orb , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Ethersworn Canonist , Aven Mindcensor , Torpor Orb , Planar Void , Grafdigger's Cage , Ensnaring Bridge (just for your meta), Dark Confidant , Containment Priest , Chalice of the Void , Sanctum Prelate , Alms Collector

That would be the deck.

DRmagic2017 on Baron & Bloodsuckers

1 week ago

Hi! Just some ideas. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for mana base. Phyrexian Arena for card draw. Erebos, God of the Dead - indestructible card draw. Dictate of Erebos - great combo: Yahenni, Undying Partisan/Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet + Bloodghast + Blood Artist/Kalastria Highborn. Vraska's Contempt - a very promising removal. Metallic Mimic, Adaptive Automaton, Bad Moon or Vanquisher's Banner to boost your creatures.

SkulduggeryP on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Prophet of Erebos

Creature - Human Cleric

Deathtouch

Whenever another creature dies, you may sacrifice Prophet of Erebros. If you do, search your library for a card named Erebos, God of the Dead, reveal it and put it into your hand. Shuffle your library.

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Erebos demands no devotion of mortals. They all follow him in the end.

WhichKing on Commander Pain

3 weeks ago

Some suggestions:

Erebos, God of the Dead: Reslient way to stop your opponents from gaining life. (As an aside, you need more card draw, black has plenty)

Havoc Festival: How could this not be here? :P

Anathemancer: Flicker or reanimate this repeatedly for late-game blowouts.

I'd recommend taking out all the specters unless you really want them for flavour reasons. They are already overcosted for their stats in normal 60-card magic. In my experience they totally suck in EDH and get rapidly surpassed by your opponents' creatures. Just swap them out for good 4-5 cost demons like Abyssal Persecutor, Archfiend of Depravity, Bloodgift Demon, Indulgent Tormentor.

WhichKing on Lady Venom

3 weeks ago

You have barely any draw. You can start off with Sylvan Library, Erebos, God of the Dead, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost.

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