Whip of Erebos

Whip of Erebos

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Creatures you control have lifelink.

, : Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step. If it would leave the battlefield, exile it instead of putting it anywhere else. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Whip of Erebos Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on Castlevania (Lifegain Vamps)

1 day ago

Whip of Erebos is cheaper to cast than Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose is to cast & activate for global Lifelink -- plus it's a permanent effect instead of just for 1 Turn.

Vito is still worth running just for his other Leech ability, but I think this would give you some good synergy.

Also Knight of the Ebon Legion would work pretty well with your build also; looks like he'd be pretty easy to pump up counters on just using your lifegain/leech combos and then build up for a finishing attack. Or he could just be a super-reliable blocker for defense if needed.

+1 either way, I like seeing more folks tackle mono-color decks.

Wasabi413 on Gain life, lose friends

6 days ago

Apollo_Paladin, these are all great suggestions, thank you! I definitely will add Sudden Spoiling and Extirpate to the sidedeck, they would be super useful against a few of my friends decks lol. Night's Whisper is chill but the two black mana for Sign in Blood usually isnt a problem for me though and I have a ton of the card on hand so I might just keep that as is. Whip of Erebos is a super good idea, I'll play around with it and see where it fits in. Thank you for all the card suggestions!

Apollo_Paladin on Gain life, lose friends

6 days ago

Finally, Whip of Erebos is an option to give all your creatures Lifelink as well, and it's cheaper to cast than your Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose (plus it's a permanent effect instead of just for 1 turn).

I love Orzhov-colored decks though, +1 even if you don't use my suggestions.

cbsmith on Greven, Magic's Cannibal [Primer]

1 week ago

I'm surprised no Cabal Coffers to really burst up the mana.

Always good to add some damage multipliers like Temur Battle Rage, Unleash Fury, Fiery Emancipation (though it's a bit pricey unless you've got Treasonous Ogre there to help you out on the costs).

Also fun to combo it up with things to copy your extra combat cards like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Splinter Twin.

Tentative Connection is a great ol' "one turn steal and sack" trick that synergizes amazingly with Greven, but there's one more that I throw in so I can have more fun: Act of Aggression. I'd give up some of those homespun sacrifice targets and enjoy sacrificing other people's creatures! ;-)

On the life gain side of things, you gotta want Exquisite Blood no? Throw in a Tree of Perdition and you can do horrible, horrible things to people: the Tree swaps their health down to 13, and that counts as life gain for you, and then you sack the Tree, giving up all that life you just gained, but now Greven is this unholy monster that just levels the playing field (and ironically, if that wasn't lethal, you'll get back all the life loss they get again). It also pairs similarly with Heartless Hidetsugu (though the Whip of Erebos you've got already in there makes it work well enough).

Some things are just better in graves, like Filth and Anger... and if you aren't going to have much in the way of reanimators, Necrotic Ooze comes in handy... just in case someone somehow dodged a bullet with the first use of Tree of Perdition's active ability... now you can try taking them down to 3 health! ;-)

I also like having Squee, the Immortal and Gravecrawler around to give me cheap card draw, and Rekindling Phoenix for a bit more juice in "immortal" sacrifice targets.

Pro-tip if you play multi-player games: the myriad mechanic is your friend. Banshee of the Dread Choir and Warchief Giant let you trigger any ETB effects, and then you can play politics with your opponents trading favours for which token you are going to sacrifice to boost Greven.

I love pairing Greven with Flayer of the Hatebound as you do. Even more fun is bringing in K'rrik's old man, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, because at the cost of 1 life (yeah! Greven and Font of Agonies get even more charged up!, and a minion sacrifice, you can cancel out that +1/+1 counter so that you can keep sacrificing the Flayer each round.

One more fun thing that can add chaos into everything is Brash Taunter. Not only is he a great blocker, but If you've got Fiery Emancipation out, you can use Soul's Fire and then have Brash Taunter be the target, who then redirects to your opponent... with the damage tripling on each hop, for 9x damage from Greven's power after he's done a sacrifice... and that's not counting his actual attack damage.

Neotrup on How does Whip of Erebos …

1 month ago

The object returned to the battlefield by Whip of Erebos will be exiles. Even though it's name and stats changed by mutating a card on top of it, it's still the same object, so it will still be exiled. All cards composing the object will be exiles, so the new creature card you added gets exiled along with the original returned from the graveyard.

Metroid_Hybrid on How does Whip of Erebos …

1 month ago

Say I use Whip of Erebos to pull a Creature out of my Graveyard, and then Mutate another Creature on top of the first one. What happens at the End of Turn? What gets Exiled? The original card? The entire stack? ...or nothing at all?

steeplejack on Rat Colony Army

1 month ago

I like the deck. Maybe replacing Desperate Research with Demonic Consultation. Essentially the same card, but Demonic Consultation costs one less mana and is an instant. Phyrexian Reclamation to get a Rat Colony back into your hand or a Whip of Erebos for lifelink.

Massacar on Hell in a Cell

1 month ago

I know you're looking for cuts currently, but one include that compliments your commander extremely well would be Krark's Thumb.

Also your forum post said you want to get things back with reanimator effects, but you don't include Animate Dead or Necromancy. Whip of Erebos and Victimize could also be useful to you. Following off of your forum post, if filling your graveyard is your goal, Mesmeric Orb is a fantastic card for such strategies.

As for cuts, I'd probably cut Solemn Simulacrum, Torch Fiend, Demon of Death's Gate (I'm just never impressed with this big demon personally), and Finale of Eternity.

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