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As long as your opponents control no creatures, Erebos's Titan has indestructible. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)
Whenever a creature card leaves an opponent's graveyard, you may discard a card. If you do, return Erebos's Titan from your graveyard to your hand.
Erebos's Titan Discussion
1 month ago
You might want to take a look at Erebos's Titan which can be animated indirectly with Animate Dead. Heck, you could summon him normally in your deck in an emergency, which would be an advantage, but pulling an opponent's creature and one of yours with Animate Dead is a nasty combo. The Titan is also good vs decks that rely on destroy effects and run few creatures, which could be helpful too vs control, if you could get him out successfully.
I would definitely run 4 of Buried Alive in your deck btw, it seems sub-optimal to run only 2.
4 months ago
It isn't as strong as Obliterator, but it can be very difficult to remove and applies pressure when the opponent has no creatures.
Both can end games fast if left unchecked even though they are strong in separate ways.
1 year ago
I feel like dropping Desecration Demons for some other fatty like Erebos's Titan, it has more protection, and self-recursion with Scavenging Ooze synergy. Triple black is a little hard to get, but easier than Phyrexian Obliterator that many lists run.
1 year ago
I'd cut a Leyline for Stony.
Also Gifted Aetherborn is a solid card, but in modern I feel it's too heavily overshadowed by Vampire Nighthawk which is pretty much a removal spell.
Have you ever considered running an Erebos's Titan? A friend of mine plays a deck similar to this and that's one of his cards that he loves.
1 year ago
In a gist, less removal, more ramp, creatures and lands.
This is a solid deck. It really has some power in some places. The trick is getting it to be cohesive. Right now there doesn't seem to be a real solid theme or focus which makes the deck unwieldy during play. It wouldn't take much to fix this, though. I think it would be a good idea to focus on getting Athreos out and then playing value creatures and forcing opponents to make the decision on whether or not you get to play those creatures an additional time.
Cards to pull: Removal - You have more than enough in here so you can cut some of the less effective (more restrictive) cards like Divine Verdict, Pillar of Light, Ghostly Possession, Reprisal, Murderous Cut, Arrest, Suppression Bonds, Doom Blade or Armament of Nyx. (I put the cards in order of what I would think is best to pull to worst to pull). I would generally stay away from creature based removal here because you want to increase the number of creatures you have in the deck.
Other - These are cards that kinda just take up a slot. They're generally not bad, but they kinda pull this deck in directions that don't help the deck win like it should. These include Raise Dead, Baneful Omen, Edge of the Divinity, Cutthroat Maneuver, Erebos's Titan, Nighthowler, Pontiff of Blight, and Hopeful Eidolon. I hesitate to put the creatures on here cuz I think it would be best to have more creatures than fewer but these ones are good things to cut if you're looking to make more room.
Cards to add: Generally, I'd try to slot in some more ramp cards like Sol Ring, Orazca Relic, Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Solemn Simulacrum and the like. Also you could do with more card draw. For instance Dusk Legion Zealot, Ambition's Cost, Read the Bones, Hedron Archive, etc. And then put in some more quality creatures. Maybe they should have etb or death effects like Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Demon of Dark Schemes, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Blood Artist, and more. Or maybe they're just solid creatures like Bontu the Glorified, Cataclysmic Gearhulk, Crested Sunmare, Urgoros, the Empty One, or Vona, Butcher of Magan. Maybe even a couple more board clearers like Crux of Fate, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Fumigate, or Hour of Revelation
Essentially, this deck has the structure to be real strong. It just needs some focus and a few upgrades to really get where it wants to go. Hope this helps.
1 year ago
lance4224130 Hey, as we are playing exactly the same colours EDH decks, I had to come here too!
I started EDH with a Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief deck (which is on my page if you want to have a look, it may give you some ideas).
As experienced, I don't really like Magus of the Coffers. Even if you got the boots to directly equip him (and you don't play them, which is understandable with Erebos as commander), it's really slow. If you're looking for a card with a similar effect, you could put in a Doubling Cube (a bit greedy though, but I love this card), an Extraplanar Lens (play snow-covered swamps if you go for it, so your opponents won't get any benefits) or Jet Medallion.
Consuming Vapors feels badly slow and only affect one dude. Even if it has rebound, I won't play it. I play Choice of Damnations in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck because I have the ability to down everyone life totals quite quickly... in a hard control deck as this one, I think it's just not good enough. Your opponents will often choose to lose something like 9-10 life points on the best cases, and you will spend all your mana in a useless card. Same reaction for Consume Spirit, Soul Burn and Drain Life. Except maybe in some greedy Jeleva decklists, Curse of the Cabal seems like a bad card for EDH.
If you want to play devotion, Phyrexian Obliterator and Necropotence are staples. Erebos's Titan is not bad either (and flavorful). Dread Shade at leat deserves some testing playtime. Even if it's not your initial strategy, Grave Titan is huge and ugly - so it's definitely everything you like in his kind of deck. Kokusho, the Evening Star is a great tread to take advantage on your opponents.
If you want to stay on a more ''creatureless'' devotion version, you could try out Kuon, Ogre Ascendant which is hard to flip, but pretty damn effective.
All Is Dust makes out as a great board-clear, but you should keep in mind it also forces you to sacrifice your enchantments. Phyrexian Scriptures are nice in synergy with The Abyss, but it's quite a slow card. Massacre Wurm is a nice card to control the board (hum... to destroy every token deck), healing you and giving you a strong body on the battlefield.
Bitterblossom with Contamination and/or Attrition is op - Bloodghast / Ophiomancer serve the same purposes, and you will also love to add Skullclamp if you go for it, having access to a nice sac outlet is what makes monoB that strong in my opinion (also with cards like Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos (flavorful!) etc.).
You have the Lich's Mastery which seems funny.
I certainly forgot a lot of cards, but I'll let you know if something else come to my mind. Have great fun building it up!
1 year ago
Since you commented on the primer, I figured I'd send you some love and suggestions, so +1 from me.
Here's my two cents.
I don't know what your budget is, but I'll go as cheap as I can suggestion-wise. My first suggestion would be to find a place to put in Gifted Aetherborn, as it has pretty much become the all-star two-drop of mono-black. A playset of them will easily make your deck have a strong presence against aggressive decks. I'd cut Grim Haruspex becuase while I understand the synergy with Rite of Belzenlok, it really doesn't do well in your three drop slot at all.
Cut Rite of Belzenlok and likely Squelching Leeches for either Lashwrithe or Desecration Demon (Maybe even Erebos's Titan) You really do want 4 drops that win you the game the turn after you get them.
Cut Skirsdag High Priest, the fact that you need a total of three creatures on the board for him to work is pretty ridiculous, given how you want to be winning with Gray Merchant of Asphodel as the top of your curve. I'd seek out either a better two-drop or perhaps a 3-drop like Nyxathid to go in it's place.
Guul Draz Vampire wants to be in a more aggressive deck than this one, I'd probably swap this card out for either a two-drop or removal/discard. As it won't hold up well against most of the decks you'd play at an FNM or something.
Duress is the ultimate budget sideboard card for black players to use for noncreature matchups.
I'd increase land count to make hitting 4-5 mana more consistent.
I know you took a look at the primer, but if you want to look at a more budget list that's closer to what you'd be looking for, I have one here:
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2 years ago
Well, i'm actually blind: i read Faerie Miscreant's effect ad an EtB one. Now i understand its true power.
Erebos's Titan is just a very cheap and inferior replacement for Phyrexian Obliterator as a 5/5 for 4CMC which can provide devotion for BBB. I chose him over Desecration Demon (which was included later) and Abyssal Persecutor because he has no downside and gives me more devotion, but if you can suggest me some other suitable Obliterator's replacement (knowing that something quite as powerful doesn't exist) i'll ha more than glad to hear.
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