Xenagos, God of Revels


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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Xenagos, God of Revels

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


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

At the beginning of combat on your turn, another target creature you control gains haste and gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is that creature's power.

Xenagos, God of Revels Discussion

DaWubber on Roughriders Mount up

1 week ago

Rust Scarab is a particular favorite creature of mine that works very well with combat buffs like Berserk or Xenagos, God of Revels . It creates a situation where opponents don't want to block the buffed out beetle. However, it might be too slow for a deck as tuned as yours.

Gidgetimer on Need help again with picking ...

3 weeks ago

The four I commented about are the only ones I have played. My Oloro deck was my oldest and favorite commander deck. I had it together from the week he released until all my decks and my binder were stolen last week. The way I had him built was Esper Combo/Control deck while slowly building life advantage. A small number of pillow fort cards along with wipes and targeted removal kept my life going up. The life was used for either the win cons of Test of Endurance and Felidar Sovereign ; for card advantage from Necropotence or Bolas's Citadel ; or just winning if you have both Necro and Citadel. Plenty of tutors make combos more consistent and a small counter package protected the combos. The constant life engine allows you to explore alternate win conditions to what most Esper Control decks use. If you enjoy every decision you make mattering and novel win conditions that are decidedly not cEDH he is a blast. If you have something against combo or want to be high tier competitive he probably isn't the best choice.

Xenagod is again not highly competitive, but from your list of commanders I got the feeling you were more interested in functional and interesting not turn 3 combo or heavy stax. He was my second favorite. There are a number of cards that work exquisitely with Xenagos, God of Revels that are neigh unplayable elsewhere. I had someone ask me "isn't Malignus banned" because of how powerful it is with Xenagod even though the card is mediocre at best in any other deck. Good aggro cards become seriously busted. Pathbreaker Ibex with just your commander out is 12 trample for 6 mana. If you have say Hydra Omnivore out you are swinging 32 trample that will reflect any damage that gets through to all other opponents and also a 19/19 trample. A Theros block God that isn't a creature is very annoying to deal with. So you can consistently count on having the ability each combat. Your big dumb beaters will routinely get killed, but Xenagos grants haste along with the buff so you can get at least one hit in most of the time. The deck isn't for people who feel bad about swinging for half of someone's life in a single hit early. But if you have ever wanted to swing lethal on turn 4 because you got the perfect acceleration hand Xenagod is your man. (ask PookandPie about how much he loves Heroes' Bane , he ended up stopping it but what was a $60 deck at the time had no right to swing lethal that early.)

Long_Con on Super Mario Bros

3 weeks ago

Thanks, BroadScholar, I never would have realized... hard to tell from the pic. 'Reyhan' sounds male too. I think she might be trans? Maybe identifies with male pronouns? XD I'll keep the deck name to virtue signal how progressive I am.

This deck has shown very well so far, Xenagos, God of Revels is superb with Bruse!

Chhris on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain

1 month ago

Hi! Love your deck. I love the wurm sub-theme. Don't fret about losing coolness over using Mayael -- she may be popular, but she is that way for a reason. She's a terrific person to have at the head of the deck, and her builds can always vary, and are always fun and challenging to pilot; which is amazing for creature-based builds.

I love seeing new ideas with Mayael :) +1. I was curious about how Wild Pair would work, but looking at the creature list closely, I can see that there are actually (almost) pairs for each creature. I also thing Cindervines would suit this deck as well, as an improved form of enchantment/artifact removal. Also, Sunbird's Invocation is a one of the newer "Cheat-Creatures-Into-Play cards.

How do you find you go getting your creatures through for those alpha strikes to end the game? With all that mana you ramp, would something like Twinflame be a big finisher? to clone a few massive worms and punch through for victory? Xenagos, God of Revels may not fit the theme, but can help haste/ deal big damage. Or even Thud or Fling which will gel instantly with Worldspine Wurm .

If you want some more inspiration, here's my Mayael the Anima deck + Primer:

Chapter 1: The Safari Zone {Primer}

Commander / EDH Chhris


All in all, a terrific deck and idea, and I wish you the best with it!

thewyzman on Midrange decks in combo-happy meta

2 months ago

Initially my LGS meta was casual, but a couple competitive players pushed the meta and forced it to become more of a who's-who of combo/control decks... but NOT cEDH (at least for the majority of us).

Now my dilemma: I used to play Mayael the Anima , but eventually converted it to Omnath, Locus of Rage after briefly dabbling in xenagos god of revel dragons.

Omnath, Locus of Rage is really fun, but once he's removed a few times, he's uncastable and the deck just flops helplessly.

With the next set giving cards like Vivien's Arkbow and God-Eternal Rhonas , Mayael the Anima is just screaming for another chance!

The fact remains that the control-heavy meta I'm in is simply unforgiving for decks like the aforementioned. All this said, is there ANY hope of ever succeeding in building a mildly competitive deck around Omnath, Locus of Rage or Mayael the Anima ? Again, I'm not talking cEDH-level, but something mid-rangey with a couple win-cons available to hang with the control decks.

Dredge4life on Ethical aspects of conceading

2 months ago

I have a few points to add to this.

Conceding because of tilt:

If someone is on tilt during a game of EDH, I am a firm believer that the correct move for them and everybody else is to leave the game. That way, they can go cool off, and they aren’t going to say something they regret to other players at the table. Magic is a game meant to be played by friends, EDH even more so. Doing anything that may injure a friendship is best left avoided, which includes getting angry. I’ve been on tilt before, and the last thing I wanted to do was stick with the game. Had I continued in several of these occasions, I most likely would have ended up hurting my friends’ feelings. Obviously there is a correct way to leave the table. Don’t flip your cards and yell about it, just do it quietly, but I would advise against staying at the table, at least for the next few minutes so that the tilt wears off.

When is a game over:

Even if life totals are not zero, games can definitely be over. For instance, last Saturday I played a game with my Daretti, Scrap Savant deck, and managed to resolve Ensnaring Bridge , Meekstone , and Winter Orb against my Xenagos, God of Revels opponent. I also had a Ghirapur AEther Grid in play, making the Winter Orb one-sided. He theoretically could have gone on to play for a few more turns, but he conceded because the odds of him escaping the lock were almost nonexistent. We then ended up playing another two games, which we would not have had time to play had he tried to play out the 3% chance of winning. There are definitely scenarios in which a game is over, even if the life totals aren’t zero.

Conceding to Bribery:

Great! My five mana spell just took out an entire opponent! That’s way better than getting a creature from their deck.

In all seriousness, though, unless you don’t want your opponent to look through your deck, this is a strange strategic move.

Four Horsemen:

In a casual game, I’m just conceding to FH 100% of the time if I can’t stop it. If they’ve got me, it’s just going to take time, then there’s no point in me playing it out and sitting there for half an hour when we could be starting a new game. In competitive REL, though, I’m calling a judge on my opponent for slow play and failure to advance the game state. I assume that anyone going into a competitive REL tournament is going to know that FH is not deterministic, and they are the ones accepting the risk of playing it.

In closing, there are many reasons to concede a game of EDH, and I don’t think it should be considered taboo. I’ve lost a lot of games before they were over, and I’ve won a few as well. It’s just an action a player can take. No more, no less. Doing it in response to Mindslaver is a little frustrating though.

1shabby on call of Cthulhu green/white/blue

2 months ago

Hello, I stumbled across your deck and I couldn't help but notice that your goal for the deck is very brood and there may be better color combinations or creature types depending on what you want. If you want to Do krakens like you said in your description maybe you should look into Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle and just drop white as there are no beneficial sea creatures in the color. If you want to do a Buffcreatures deck maybe you would enjoy a +1/+1 counter deck Anafenza, the Foremost would be a better commander for the color and buffs your creatures better than your current commander. IF you dont exactly want to do +1/+1 counters you could always run Xenagos, God of Revels as your commander to beat face real quickly. If you want a control deck with big creatures you could have Arcades, the Strategist who lets your weponize your walls and draw lots of cards while also giving you many control options. If you decide to go with arcades I have a list here that you can check out to get some inspiration.The Crumbling Walls of Death.... If you have any other questions dont be afraid to ask questions.

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Xenagos, God of Revels occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

RG (Gruul): 1.5%