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Athreos, God of Angels and Demons

Commander / EDH*

newatthis

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My first commander build. I'm fairly new to mtg, so I'd like thoughts and opinions. I thought it would be cool to have a god commander with an army of angels and demons behind him, and Athreos seemed like a perfect fit. I'm looking to capitalize on enter the battlefield effects and grave digging, and there seems to be plenty of options with a tribal build like this. It's honestly very hard to decide! I also discovered how high cmc most of these creatures have, so that's why I included some alternate ways to hopefully off-set that, like Aetherworks Marvel, Quicksilver Amulet, and Deathrender, and some others improve my ramp a little like Black Market and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Kami of False Hope and Doomed Necromancer are nice little sac-chumps with helpful abilities and will hopefully come back several times. There's several board wipes to clear the board and hopefully get some of my creatures back into my hand ala Athreos, and some recursion spells in case my opponent opts to pay the life, like Gravepurge and Immortal Servitude.

There's also a little bit of token generation with Luminarch Ascension and Moonsilver Spear, and then Emeria, The Sky Ruin for bringing back whatever I want every turn, if I get enough plains out. Everything seems to work decent in playtesting, but it needs some fine-tuning... Literally my whole sideboard and a lot of my maybeboard are cards that I really thought hard about including, but just couldn't make up my mind. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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hullos says... #1

I would recommend Thalia's Lancers its a great card that will allow you to choose from half the angels in your deck. Also note that it says legendary card so you can get your one legendary land as well.

November 11, 2017 9:17 a.m.

newatthis says... #2

Awesome Idea, thanks!

November 11, 2017 12:41 p.m.

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Date added 3 weeks
Last updated 3 days
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.72
Tokens 4/4 Angel, 1/1 Human Cleric, 5/5 Demon
Folders Angels and demons
Views 115