Mogis, God of Slaughter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom 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
Born of the Gods (BNG) Mythic Rare

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Mogis, God of Slaughter

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God

Indestructible

As long as your devotion to black and red is less than seven, Mogis isn't a creature.

At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, Mogis deals 2 damage to that player unless he or she sacrifices a creature.

Mogis, God of Slaughter Discussion

Funkydiscogod on land destruction

10 hours ago

I'm not a fan of Mogis, God of Slaughter , because I just can't see you ever having enough devotion to beat down with him. What about Goblin Dark-Dwellers as the finisher? It destroys more land if needed, can flashback and survive Anger of the Gods . Since it has menace, you can get away with the opponent having a creature.

schulle on Ravnica reborn.

6 days ago

I would say 7 more but that is my taste. Some odd choices to point out

Mogis, God of Slaughter I get the idea you want them to sacc creatures to protect your walkers,but that will rarely work most people will take the 2 dmg and will target you even more Mogis draws hate to you instead of preventing it

Phenax, God of Deception I have no idea why you would add him to your deck,you habe 2 true millcards it would rarely be worth trying to win with that few effects like this in your deck(same goes for Mind Grind and you don't get him easily as a creature/Blocker online if you want additional hits from your commander take some boardwipes like Supreme Verdict or Kaya's Wrath

Omniscience is a great card if you have ways to cheat it into play like Academy Rector but hardcasting it isn't worth it that much because in best case you get it turn 9 and at this stage you should have enough mana to cast everything.

Azor's Elocutors without heavy proliferate support it won't help much in the game

Conjurer's Closet you have very few ETB effects on your creatures so it isn't that helpful to your plan

Advices to add: Definetly more lands!

To fix your mana and don't break The Bank(Fetchlands) get cards like Cultivate / Kodama's Reach to ramp you and fix your mana.

Focus on your maintheme which seems to be superfriends,so supportcards for this archetype are helpful,some new cards that are easy to get now would be Evolution Sage and Flux Channeler .

GreatSword on Do you have to Mill ...

1 week ago

Yeah they have to mill instead of drawing a card.

Chains of Mephistopheles says they have instead of drawing a card, they discard a card first and then draw a card; if they don't, they instead put the top card from their library into the graveyard. Since their Tamiyo, Collector of Tales prevents them from discarding cards from your effects, they don't have a choice and the "if they don't" clause kicks in.

From Tamiyo, Collector of Tales 's Gatherer:

"If a spell or ability an opponent controls states that something happens unless you sacrifice a permanent (as Mogis, God of Slaughter does) or discard a card (as Painful Quandary does), you can’t choose to sacrifice or discard."

longmuiryan on Down with the Thickness

4 weeks ago

+1 really like the deck! I'd consider boarding Rhythm of the Wild and cutting Fervor . Also, cards like Archfiend of Depravity , Killing Wave and Mogis, God of Slaughter all seem like viable ways to keep things dying.

Funkydiscogod on Pure Control with Mogis, God ...

1 month ago

StopShot You're right, I had it confused with Cruel Reality . That's the mandatory one. That only means that Mogis, God of Slaughter is only arguably better.

I wasn't even trying to say "this should be a Torment of Scarabs deck, because it's better," what I was trying to say was: "look at how bad Torment of Scarabs is, and realize that Mogis, God of Slaughter is worse than that."

Yes, you make a good case that Torment of Scarabs is the superior choice if the opponent doesn't have Leyline of Sanctity , Nature's Claim , Knight of Autumn or Tireless Tracker , and I agree.

Funkydiscogod on Pure Control with Mogis, God ...

1 month ago

Yes, Mogis, God of Slaughter would be difficult to get rid of, but it has critical problems, especially if you're not using him as a creature. Consider, for example Torment of Scarabs :

  • Unlike Mogis, it is nonlegendary, so extra copies still work.
  • They lose 3 life instead of 2.
  • It is not limited to just creatures.
  • The sacrifice/discard is not optional.

That last one is the most important, because the opponent won't be able to choose to take the damage while they have cards in hand or nonland permanents on the battlefield. This is relevant because Death's Shadow and any deck that can keep a creature larger than a 2/2 on the battlefield would win the race by choosing to take damage every time.

As an enchantment, Mogis just doesn't impact the battlefield nearly enough.

And if the opponent has Young Pyromancer , or Lingering Souls or some other token generator, Mogis will take longer to kill the opponent than Darksteel Reactor .

StopShot on Pure Control with Mogis, God ...

1 month ago

This is a brainstorm thread as I don't have a deck list, rather I wanted to float the idea around and gauge the reactions and suggestions to this potential deck concept. That concept being lockdown control with Mogis, God of Slaughter as the win condition.

Why Mogis, God of Slaughter? We won't be giving Mogis any devotion so he'll be an indestructible enchantment which is near impossible to remove in the Modern environment. Because he can stick on the field and has the capability to consistently deal non-targeted damage we're likely going to be focused on using all other cards in our deck to drag out the game as long as possible if not indefinitely. This way Mogis will eventually deal 20 damage to our opponent and there's nothing they can do about it.

1-2-3 ~ Dies to Me: As you can presume the rest of the deck will consist entirely of removal. As it stands Mogis can only deal damage if our opponent doesn't have any creatures to sacrifice and our opponent will try to win by using creatures to attack us. Therefore the more creatures we can remove the longer we live and the easier our opponent loses. Lightning Bolt won't be good enough as our removal package must be able to remove any kind of creature, so exile effects, sacrifice effects, and boardwipe effects are crucial for always keeping the battlefield clear. Other cards to consider: Declaration in Stone , Crackling Doom , Dreadbore , To the Slaughter .

Lands? Other than color-fixing this deck will want to run a full play set of Cavern of Souls as it will make Mogis, God of Slaughter unable to be countered which is helpful against blue control decks.

Bad Match-Ups and Deck Weaknesses? All deck archetypes have bad match-ups, and this deck concept is far from perfect either. While most decks will lack the resources needed to answer this deck other ones can still bypass this strategy easily. Burn is a hyper aggressive deck and even if we remove all their creature threats swiftly, their array of burn spells will eventually out-damage our Mogis. Tron is another problem for different reasons as cards like Karn Liberated , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and All Is Dust can all remove Mogis, God of Slaughter easily which can result in a long stalemate between the two decks due to our abundant removal. Lastly non-creature combo decks like Scapeshift and/or Ad Nauseam are mostly unfazed by our onslaught of creature/planeswalker removal spells and just like the burn deck they will be able to out-race us with little to no problem as well.

Sideboard and Answers: While sideboards are to be tailored to any given player's meta the above cards listed might help when dealing with the earlier described bad match-ups. For Collective Brutality all modes are relevant when dealing with burn and it can help remove cards like All Is Dust or Scapeshift . Leyline of Sanctity is probably the best card you can use against burn decks while also protecting Mogis, God of Slaughter from being removed by Thoughtseize or Dromoka's Command . Lost Legacy can also remove key cards from problem decks like Ugin, the Spirit Dragon or Scapeshift which can give a very considerable edge when playing up against them.

So what do you think? As mentioned before this post is to brainstorm ideas and create a discussion on the viability of this strategy. If you were to homebrew this deck what cards would you include in it? Would you use blue or green instead of white or leave it as just black and red? Would a deck like this thrive in your local meta or would it fail horribly? Have you ever made a deck that has played similar to this one? I'd like to hear from you about it.

TypicalTimmy on Neheb, the Worthy

1 month ago

The enchantment Conspiracy will turn your non-Minotaur bois into cows for you :3

Also, how are you gonna represent Cow Clan without their cult leader Mogis, God of Slaughter ?? Shame on you <3

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Mogis, God of Slaughter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.48%