Description

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.

~ Aldous Huxley

The Pantheon of Gods

This deck was designed around a patheon of all true 'God' type creatures. All 23 of them ( 15 from Theros block, 8 from Amonkhet block ). Obviously, this is not designed to be a super competitive deck, but a themed fun deck for a casual night of fun with friends.

Conveniently, the demigods ( Spirit Avatars ) included are also devotion enablers, further fueling the Theros Gods and fitting the theme.

Commander

There were two real choices here. Child of Alara for board wipes against indestructable gods or Progenitus as a devotion enabler. Due to the requirement of graveyard recursion of Space Baby in a deck with already limited space problems, Progenitus with his devotion assistance was considered the better choice. As a Avatar and demigod with protection from everything, he is also more thematically suited for the deck.

Comboes

This deck does not have any key combos. It relies on each card having value in and of itself as well as some level of synergy with the other cards in the deck. Instead, you will find this deck to be trigger intensive. Remember to keep your eyes on your board. Don't be surprised if you have 3-5 upkeep triggers.

Opponent's responses

One thing you will notice in this deck is that people will violently overreact to the threat of this deck. Expect people to kill whatever you put out immediately. Ideally, ensure there is a bigger threat on the board before you start emptying your hand onto the field.

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Comments

RazortoothMtg says... #1

Why no Godhead of Awe, Divinity of Pride, or Nobilis of War to finish out the cycle? Even if you didn't want them to finish out the cycle, Divinity of Pride seems just better than Demigod of Revenge in commander, where you can't reanimate anything with him.

October 5, 2017 7:50 p.m.

Lykaios says... #2

Hey there! I'll throw an up-vote your way for the idea alone. I was toying around with the same deck idea for awhile but abandoned it in the end. So a couple of questions/suggestions from me. For starters I'm surprised at the lack of an obligatory Wrath of God. It's flavorful AND effective. Though unlike mine your deck throws in some more..."Mortal" beings. Not sure what you're gunning for. On that note, Demigod of Revenge I get the flavor, but in commander it does come out lacking. Sure you're aware of that but just wanted to check. Fist of Suns is another card I feel could be replaced. It saves you mana on Avacyn, Angel of Hope and The Locust God by my count, and is used as mana fixing for your bi-color spirits. Not really mana-fixing but damn close with your creature base being mostly 5 or less, Maelstrom Nexus does wonders in most decks that can run it. On the topic of mana Pillar of the Paruns Has done me wonders in the past, and unlike a lot of good lands. Won't make your wallet cry in one fell swoop. (Looking at you Cavern of Souls ) Moving along a Strionic Resonator Could do wonders here with all the triggered abilities. Keranos is a good example, netting you 6 free damage or an extra 2 cards! In a deck that could be named value r us it helps. Now as you've stated Gods get A LOT of hate. With good reason mind you but still. Having some more hate cards of your own, such as board wipes or removal. Could help you a lot out there. Alternatively some political cards could draw the hate elsewhere. Really depends on your groups meta, just like everything else in Commander amirite? Anyways, in conclusion I like the deck. I have more suggestions on landbase etc. If you want them (Basically based on your budget, and no I don't mean true duals q-q) anything else would be based on what you're gunning for here. Good job bud!

October 5, 2017 8:08 p.m.

SaltySpecula says... #3

RazortoothMtg Godhead of Awe is suicide. It's ALL other creatures, including your own. Someone just needs to drop a Black Sun's Zenith for 1 or Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and your entire deck of 'indestructable' gods is an hero. There's not enough spaces after the addition of the Amonkhet block gods, so cuts needed to be made. Nobilis of War wasn't good enough, the colours of Divinity of Pride are covered by the other demigods and there was a lack of Rakdos Devotion colours in the other demigods with the removal of Nobilis and Pride, so Demigod of Revenge was included.

Lykaios Wrath of God is something I should have included. As explained above Demigod of Revenge is there to ensure colour devotions are covered evenly. Fist of Suns is primarily used for Progenetus. NOTHING hurts more than an unblockable, almost untouachable 10/10 commander on turn 4 or 5. Pillar of the Paruns was in the first itteration of this deck, but I found it too restrictive, especially now with the 5 new mono-coloured Amonkhet gods and the Enchantresses that exist in the deck, along with the non creature mono coloured support cards. It's good, but also too restrictive for my tastes. Glad it works for you though. Still, more hate is likely to be a good idea. Thanks for that. ;)

October 5, 2017 11:24 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.19
Tokens 2/1 Cleric, 1/1 Insect, 1/1 Snake, 1/1 Warrior
Folders Edh decks
Top rank #28 on 2017-10-11
Views 360

Revision 10 (2 weeks ago)

-1 In Garruk's Wake main
-1 Vault of the Archangel main
-1 Open the Vaults main
+1 Supreme Verdict main
+1 Strionic Resonator main
+1 Wrath of God main
-1 Wrath of God maybe
-1 Strionic Resonator maybe
+1 Open the Vaults maybe
+1 Wrath of God acquire
+1 Supreme Verdict acquire

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