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Athreos, wololoing Orzhov style

Modern Devotion Enchantment Humans W/B (Orzhov)



Wahoo, reached rank 1 with this one, ty all!

Never thought this idea could go viral like this, but well, as it seems the unconventional ideas are sometimes the best :D But now let's dig into it:

For a long time I was fantasising of a god themed deck, finally found the time to build one around Athreos, God of Passage.

  • Athreos, God of Passage with his trigger of getting me back my creatures if they die, or if not, burn my opponent, is just so nice. In this deck it's not really necessary to get him out as creature, meaning reaching a devotion of 7
  • Creatures in this deck are targeting to make it very difficult for our opponent to just let em go back in my hand due their synergy. So you rather pay the 3 lifes, or the threat will be back just next round. Some even would profit from this loop, for instance Qarsi Sadist or Dutiful Attendant. Generally being able to sac all kind of stuff will enable us to be independent of if our opponent is blocking or not, even better we can swing for some more dmg with the protection (Cartel Aristocrat). Just take a look at the creatures, all of them should be obvsly helpful to follow our gameplan
  • Altar's Reap is helping to get a little drawpower with the nice sideeffect of sacrificing and abuse Athreos, God of Passage some more. Fatal Push gives us some more freedom controlling the board.
  • Last but not least: Wrath of God. Wiping the board while our god is indestructible is just priceless if you wanna see your opponent sweating about the sheer amount of choices he has to make. Combined with one or two Zulaport Cutthroats or a Xathrid Necromancer they probably are going to cry.

That was it, have fun discover all the mechanics in this deck and feel free to ask, also I'm always thankful for some inputs if there would be better options, especially for SB :)

Last but not least do not miss to check out Athreos Orzov Humans from subzero719 who took this deck as a base and gave it a slightly different touch.

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Stephencliffe says... #1

Hahaha. Bro, this is crazy. I just made a deck like this 3 days ago, but without the humans sub-theme. If you wanna check it out, here you go Aristocrats and bob.

The decks are really similar, so maybe you'll see something on that list that you didn't think of. After seeing this list, I think I'll add High Priest of Penance to my own.

Have you thought about Champion of the Parish? I think it would go really well in this deck. Keeps with the humans theme, and also makes it a bit more agro. Soul Warden is also good. Cool deck!

March 15, 2017 10:10 p.m.

tschiller says... #2

Lol, coincidence I guess :) Yeah, tought of him but went with Bloodsoaked Champion as one drop because I like his "I can get him back" style. If he doesn't work as I expect I'll go for the champion.

March 16, 2017 3:07 a.m.

Stephencliffe says... #3

Makes sense. He's really funny when you swing with Nantuko Husk and sac him like 5 times in a row. Have you considered switching the husk for Bloodthrone Vampire? Basically the same thing, but a little cheaper.

March 16, 2017 7:25 p.m.

tschiller says... #4

Yeah, but I'm kinda sentimental towards the Husk. He's a classic and an automatic laughter at our kitchentable games :)

March 16, 2017 7:30 p.m.

BX223Hunter says... #5

or swapping/adding Viscera Seer for the husk?Need some protection against anger of the gods and sac outlets would be your best choices.

March 19, 2017 1:48 a.m.

BX223Hunter says... #6

Could also considering dropping a land or 2 with your low curve

March 19, 2017 1:49 a.m.

Dokujin says... #7

Love this!

Wonder what it would be like with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

March 21, 2017 5:59 p.m.

Athraithe says... #8

Dokujin thats been talked about, about 3 times lol

March 21, 2017 8:40 p.m.

zombiewarfare says... #9

Tidehollow Sculler seems fun here. With an instant speed sac outlet you can have the Sculler enter, sac in response to the etb trigger to put the ltb trigger on the stack and then resolve that first to permanently exile a card. Seems like value in this deck.

March 24, 2017 2:52 a.m.

Dokujin says... #10

Lol I have no doubt it was but I just didn't want to revisit that much dialogue lol so, I just took the chance I may be beating a dead horse...what's one more kick right?

March 28, 2017 3:38 p.m.

tschiller says... #11

After helping me out big with my Bogles, you're allowed to beat any horse as much as you like :p

March 28, 2017 4:02 p.m.

Dokujin says... #12

Thanks mate!

I was interested in an orzhov tribal brew but after checking this out I think this may function better but I still want to do a human brew in these colors

April 2, 2017 9:59 a.m.

benelas16 says... #13

Still no Path to Exile?

April 2, 2017 7:20 p.m.

tschiller says... #14

Nope, stick with the fatal pushes. To lazy and short on budget to place an order :o

May 2, 2017 2:13 p.m.

Craftwerk says... #15

I am working an a deck that is somewhat similar here, but which is still quite different and I was wondering why you would choose a Nantuko Husk over a Bloodthrone Vampire. To me, the latter seems better, due to its lower CMC even though its power is one less.

October 22, 2017 12:50 p.m.

tschiller says... #16

Hi Craftwerk, yeah, you're right. Just personal flavour, because Nantuko is kind of an institution among our playgroup ;)

October 23, 2017 5:24 a.m.

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