Athreos, God of Passage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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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, return it to your hand unless target opponent pays three life.

Athreos, God of Passage Discussion

K1ngMars on Need help getting into 1v1 ...

1 month ago

I think Athreos, God of Passage tribal Shadowborn Apostle is a quite competitive deck, can stomp really fast with black mana ramp and huge demons.

Other good choices for competitive decks could be:

SpectraDevil on Aristocrats

1 month ago

rjphilla I opted for Return to the Ranks instead since most of the decks value comes from 2 drops but then all the sac fodder is in the 1 drop slot. You can play Rally the Ancestors if you want its just personal preference. The Athreos, God of Passage will help mitigate how much goes into the grave so Return to the Ranks wont be so costly, its also protected from all kinds of creature removal since you can sac your way below 7 devotion and target all the damage at them for trying.

Monomanamaniac on Stacking triggers with gift of ...

1 month ago

In my Teysa Karlov edh deck I use Gift of Immortality and have noticed a few odd instances concerning how the double death trigger will work. So the first is with teysa, gift, and a sacrifice engine. Namely, does gift of immortality get the double death trigger, and can I interrupt them by say: returning the creature with the death trigger, killing it, and bringing it back again with the second one? Next I also run Athreos, God of Passage , due to the double death trigger he gets with teysa which makes an opponent take 6 to keep it out of my hand. So the question is: if a creature dies with gift of immortality on it, can I layer the triggers so that my creature hits the battlefield instead of athreos putting it in my hand? Also, if I did put it in my hand, for whatever reason, and played it manually, would gift still come back in attached to it at the end of turn?

multimedia on Teysa karlov, lady of pain

2 months ago

Hey, good version of Teysa.

Consider adding a mass reanimation engine or cards? Lots of things dying and triggering die triggers is good, but you want to repeat this process easily so you don't stall out. Athreos, God of Passage is fine, but he's not reanimating he's recurring; you have to cast the creatures he returns.

Consider Reveillark ? It's a budget way to reanimate a lot of creatures with power 2 or less which is many creatures here: all the aristocrats, afterlife creatures, Teysa herself, etc. Lark's triggers Teysa if it leaves the battlefield as a result of it dying letting you reanimate four potential creatures. Karmic Guide is another excellent way to reanimate a creature and it's a combo with Lark since Guide has 2 power. Add a sac outlet such as Viscera Seer and an aristocrat such as Zulaport Cutthroat then this combo is a win condition with unlimited die/gain life triggers from Cutthroat because both Lark and Guide are constantly dying and reanimating. Seer and Cutthroat can be reanimated with Lark.

Living Death and Command the Dreadhorde is mass reanimation. Living is also mass sacrifice since you sac all creatures you control after exiling all creatures from your graveyard and then put all the exiled creatures onto the battlefield; the saced creatures go to your graveyard. If you're gaining life then Dreadhorde is a good use of life to reanimate creatures or Planeswalkers in all players graveyards. Yes, you can gain control of your opponents cards too.

Whatever strategy you're playing with aristocrats Skullclamp is king. Consider dedicating some deck spots to budget cards that can tutor for Clamp: Open the Armory and Diabolic Tutor ?

Budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Swamp
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Orzhov Cluestone
  • Ancient Craving
  • Death Grasp
  • Immortal Servitude: unreliable reanimation since it's not X or less it's only X.
  • Butcher of Malakir: high mana cost redundancy, already have Pact and Dicate.
  • Imperious Oligarch: least good afterlife creature here.
  • Twilight Drover: fine when sacing tokens, but very slow.
  • Crypt Ghast: better to not build your manabase around this card since you need just as much white as black. Can't count on having Urborg every game.
  • Maw of the Obzedat: five drop sac outlet, can do better than this.
  • Field of Souls
  • Open the Graves
  • Dark Prophecy: its effect is good because it triggers when tokens die, but triple black is a difficult mana cost to make with 9x Plains.

Endrobot on The Necromonicon(Teysa Karlov)

2 months ago

Nice. Building a super similar deck. Thought of Athreos, God of Passage

philktoken8998 on LF: Modern Horizons, mox opal ...

2 months ago

Hey Everyone, I've opened some boxes of MH and am still looking for the following cards along with Mox Opal s. Trying to trade. Please help me not have to buylist them to Card Kingdom and lose value!

Message me on my binder if you're interested.

Looking for:

Wrenn and Six

Seasoned Pyromancer

Giver of Runes

Lightning Skelemental

Nurturing Peatland

Fiery Islet

Waterlogged Grove

I'm putting a lot of my high-end commander and other staples up and MH cards. Some things up for trade:

Force of Negation

The First Sliver

Prismatic Vista

Sunbaked Canyon

Silent Clearing

Athreos, God of Passage

Craterhoof Behemoth

Mana Drain

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Walking Ballista

Puresteel Paladin

The Gitrog Monster

Snapcaster Mage

  • battlebond lands

  • any number of snow lands

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Athreos, God of Passage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 0.98%