Athreos, God of Passage
Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to white and black is less than seven, Athreos isn't a creature.
When another creature you own dies, (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield) return it to your hand unless target opponent pays three life.
|Want (2)||gardyourself , Orzhov202|
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Mythic Rare|
|Secret Lair (SLD)||Mythic Rare|
|Journey into Nyx (JOU)||Mythic Rare|
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|Quest Magic RPG||Legal|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Athreos, God of Passage Discussion
2 days ago
I think that this deck is great! I personally would run more card draw. I think maybe Grim Haruspex or Midnight Reaper would be great in this deck. another notable thing I would add would be Syr Konrad, the Grim. Having your Shadowborn Apostle die and trigger is great. But taking them out of the graveyard and triggering konrad agin when Athreos, God of Passage triggers makes this even more brutal. Pitiless Plunderer is a VERY good card and is only around 2.00$ and can take the place of Phyrexian Altar in a pinch.
1 week ago
Lol except goblins. Imagine Athreos, God of Passage as the cmdr of a Goblin deck. Temur goblins.
2 weeks ago
1) I'd drop Midnight Reaper down from x3 to x2 (+1 slot)
You really only need one of him out for him to be good, having multiples can suck your life total down and leave you unable (or unwilling) to sacrifice creatures to activate your combos.
I can see Grave Pact still having perhaps a 2x copy in here, but surely you can find a sorcery for 3 mana or less that will help you along more. (+1 slot at least; dropping a copy of grave pact)
3) The Bile Urchin isn't a bad 1-mana drop, but I don't think you'd lose out too much swapping these straight-up for 4x High Priest of Penance. I get that they can recur and trigger other combos, but 1 life is a marginal amount so I think having some more control options (like destroy any permenant on High Priest) would suit you better. (+4 slots)
That'd be my recommendation(s)
3 weeks ago
Way too much high CMC stuff in this deck, seems to be more of an expensive battle cruiser. Cut your curve with saccable creatures like Selfless Spirit, Benevolent Bodyguard, and Selfless Savior. You can even recur them with Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord. If you want to lean more into aristocrats, also consider Athreos, God of Passage.
Here's my deck list, if you're interested. Papa Karlov
1 month ago
I see a lot of similarities mechanics-wise (not so much card selection) here between your deck and my Exile Everything! (Triple Teysas) deck.
Athreos, God of Passage is a pricey one to buy singles of, but he works amazingly well in a variety of deck types (including yours here from the looks of it)
Teysa, Orzhov Scion would combo extremely well with your build as well as it will trigger more token generation as well as offer some potential control options.
You've got some Legends running in this build already, so Arvad the Cursed might be something to toy with.
There might be some other suggestions buried in my deck if you want to take a look at that. Some other decent suggestions in the comments as well.
1 month ago
Athreos, God of Passage, is an excellent choice to punish your opponents or recur your dudes. This would be a more creature based deck.
Obzedat, Ghost Council is always a solid pick, but doesn’t do much.
1 month ago
Athreos, God of Passage is another one I can see really offering some great synergy/combos here.
He's a bit expensive, but he's massively good in quite a few deck builds. (Might even make a decent Commander himself in the right construction)
2 months ago
- You only need 35-38 lands
Maralen of the Mornsong doesnt benefit this deck imo, if I'm an opponent ill just get to tutor for a kill spell and kill it
Trostani, Selesnya's Voice you dont run tokens so you dont need this.
Colossification this card is not as good as you think it is but if you want it be my guest.
Ayara, First of Locthwain This is isn't viable in this deck since you don't have many black creatures
Reveillark You don't have that many 2 or less power creatures so this could end up just sticking in your hand
All in all, this isn't bad except some of the cards you've added just won't be efficient or they go against what you're trying to do. Like Athreos, God of Passage would make your creatures not go to the graveyard, which is what you want. Since you're new you won't know exactly what's good but when constructing a deck always try to focus on a few things.
- How am I trying to win the game?
- What are my strengths and what are my weaknesses?
- How will I deal with what other people are doing?
Also, it is entirely up to you what you want to get but just keep in mind the cost of some of the cards. you have like 3 or 4 cards that cost $20 each and if you want to spend that much that's fine but having 4 cards worth $5 is more valuable than 1 card worth $20. Big effects are great and fun but any spell can be undone with one spell. Decks that are consistently apply pressure are better than those that apply a lot of pressure every now and then.