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.
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|Quest Magic RPG||Legal|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Athreos, God of Passage Discussion
1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback.
Since I am not familiar with the commander rules yet, I overlooked the fact planeswalkers could not be commanders. I thought they were obvious commanders and did not look any further.
With your help, I decided that Athreos, God of Passage would make a good commander for this deck, with his ability to return died creatures to my hand. That is part of this decks "strategy" if you may call it that.
The 2nd bouncing card is Enduring Renewal, which also bounces a creature back from the graveyard to my hand.
I removed some cards that did not follow the main theme (disenchant and some like it) to make room for the suggested signets, as well as a few other cards.
Enduring Renewal athreos (unless a player decides to pay 5 life he is an enduring renewal as well)
Lampad of Death's Vigil, sacrifice creature to drain opponents life Thoughtpicker Witch, sacrifice a creature to decimate opponents libraries Undercity Informer, see thoughtpicker witch, but faster Sadistic Hypnotist, empty opponents hands fast Spawning Pit, sacrifice creatures until mana runs out to create huge amounts of 2/2 tokens (infinite amounts once Ashnods Altar or Phyrexian Altar shows up on the battlefield) Admittedly, the most beautiful way out would be to generate a large amount of mana through enduring renewal, ashnods/phyrexian altar/0 mana creature and cast a Torment of Hailfire for 999BB
1 month ago
Other thoughts are that Athreos, God of Passage doesn't deal damage without other observers around to force the choice to have meaning, which suggests the 4th Blood Artist may be more important. The same principle is true of Endless Whispers. Perhaps Pawn of Ulamog? Adds a nice bit of incidental ramp alongside the extra bodies.
2 months ago
KibaAlpha I would say Bitter Ordeal is a possible wincon when you are able to go infinite, and when not it can disrupt against opponents you know are mainly combo orientated. I would not consider it interaction like I would removal on the board like Wrath of God or Despark.
The way you'd go infinite would most likely be through Bolas's Citadel, at which point I would argue that Aetherflux Reservoir serves the same wincon but is a lot more flexible/valuable throughout the game.
I feel like you have a few too many cards dedicated to card draw/card advantage.
Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Erebos, God of the Dead, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, Dark Prophecy, Greed, Liliana, Dreadhorde General, Skullclamp - and adding card advantage cards; Phyrexian Reclamation, Bolas's Citadel, Athreos, God of Passage.
I would probably cut some of the less efficient / most mana hungry, like Erebos, God of the Dead and Arguel's Blood Fast Flip. You have a lot of sources giving you card draw, but if you spend your mana on getting cards, you cannot cast those cards you draw. If you still feel too light on card draw, I would rather suggest one-tricks like Night's Whisper or Ambition's Cost.
I like being practical, so this bit is a bit tongue in cheek. Commander is about the big splashy stuff, so I get the motivation behind these but...
Black Market feels a bit like a greedy fantasy, without much intention. You hope to drop it down, sac some creatures and cash in on the mana next round, but there's no X spell finishers or particularly demanding costs. It would seem most likely that this mana will be used to cast a few spells in hand, pay Commander tax, or sink into Greed-esque cards. It feels like it doesn't support much in your game plan. The same could be said of Cabal Coffers. It's there to fill a fantasy, but one that is unlikely to see reality.
Reading through your deck's comment history it seems like you've walked back and forth from using infinite combos. It also makes more sense to me why you have so many Doomed Traveler-esque cards instead of token generators and death synergy cards.
If you want a more casual structure, I would say Pontiff of Blight is a good way to sink mana into, and it turns even the smallest and crappiest creature spell into a meaty drain chunk with the Extort of a few creatures on board.
2 months ago
spiritwarden Hmm Athreos, God of Passage seems a bit redundant and conditional. It's not a bad suggestion at all, especially since he comes out three turns sooner than Colfenor. The problem is that his return ability is conditional and I feel like people will always be willing to pay the 3 to deny me my combo haha. Thanks though! Let me know if you think of anything else that might be good.
2 months ago
Sweet deck! Can I ask why the limited amount of recursion? All I really saw was Athreos, God of Passage and Luminous Broodmoth. I could be blind though XD. Also did you think about adding Reassembling Skeleton? It would go infinite with Teysa, Pitiless Plunderer, and a free sac outlet
3 months ago
Since you're looking for feedback:
More lands 33 lands is not enough. On a quick count there's 6 other sources of "ramp" (counting the horn and the altar) which is also on the lower side.
I think 38 lands and 8+ ramp spells is pretty default for a deck with a normal curve. Since vamps are somewhat cheapish, you could cut some lands and maybe go down to 36, but 33 is just way off.
I don't necessarily advocate using deck templates (x lands, x removal, x wincons, x draw, etc), since every deck has different needs, but they're a good baseline and let's just say you need a damn good reason to diverge by so much (IMO, ofc). Good resources on this topic are easy to find. Command Zone and others have done a number of videos on the topic.
Cuts As for some cuts (which is always somehow harder than suggestions, so i'll leave that to others here):
Anointed Procession is not good enough in your deck. Making more 1/1s is not impressive or worth 4 mana and a turn
Mana Echoes doesn't really seem very good here either but i'll admit i've never touched the card so that's just me theorizing
I'm not sure Athreos, God of Passage is good enough, not being a vampire and not being a creature. It may be interesting for diplomacy though.
I just noticed i basically mostly agree with most of the things Nightblad3 said but hope this helps
3 months 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.
4 months ago
Lol except goblins. Imagine Athreos, God of Passage as the cmdr of a Goblin deck. Temur goblins.