Dictate of Erebos

Dictate of Erebos



Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Dictate of Erebos Discussion

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

5 days ago

To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.

Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel  Flip.

As a side note, to go infinite with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , or Vito, the card you need is actually Exquisite Blood which is unfortunately quite expensive.

EchoSpice on Another Muldrotha deck

5 days ago

Pikobyte From the few games ive played so far, deck seems pretty control-y, with Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos out, can pretty much boardwipe as long as i have some tokens or something. Having Spore Frog and Siren Stormtamer out can stop most things from what ive seen.

As for budget, I might not be able to afford some of the more really expensive cards but i have a bit of pocket change. On my list to add i have Caustic Caterpillar , Buried Alive and i thinking of adding Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools as well. any other suggestions?

Elmoisamac on Yawgmoth's Phantastic Phyrexian Phunhouse

1 week ago

BlackGtitan Those are great suggestions! I think I will add Triskelion . I originally had Dictate of Erebos , but I started lowering the curve a bit. With Yawgmoth's ability to kill creatures I found that often my opponents have a hard time keeping creatures out so I got rid of it for creatures that combo/tutors. Thanks for taking the time to look over the list and comment!

BlackGtitan on Yawgmoth's Phantastic Phyrexian Phunhouse

1 week ago

This looks good! I might suggest Triskelion as it would be good in this and becomes an alternative win with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . Maybe a Dictate of Erebos to double up on the "I sack, you sack" and death triggers. Otherwise really nice build with lots of synergy.

Check out my Deck as well, The Good Dr., as you're running a lot of the same stuff and maybe get some more ideas!

EdudeZmaster349 on Korvold edition 1

2 weeks ago

Your deck looks like it is off to a great start! The first commander deck I ever built was a Korvold deck and I've been playing with Korvold for a while. Personally, I think (with the way you've built this deck) that Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip is pointless in here, with the overwhelming amount of potential from Tergrid I think that there should be more discard effects and effects that force your opponents to sacrifice their stuff to take complete advantage of her. More effects like Dictate of Erebos and Plaguecrafter . I suggest this because these kinds of effects are super powerful in their own right and Tergrid makes them even more powerful. If I were forced to build Korvold again with a different strategy then I would go with the discard and opponent sacrifice effects. If you would like to look at my own current build of Korvold then here is the link Korvold Sac Deck. Take a moment to read my description of my deck and maybe that can help you out some too.

Kamerot on Teysa's Undying Cartel

3 weeks ago

Yeah, teysa is a lot of fun. Win or lose, I always enjoy playing this deck.

As for your suggestions.

  • Divine Visitation - I actually just dropped this card out of the deck because I wanted to focus purely on the aristocrats strategies and combos that go with it. In all the games I've played, it was only useful once for me.
  • Nim Deathmantle - I've been eyeballing this card for a bit. So I will definitely have to playtest it now. I'm assuming the infinite combo with elenda works if you have Ashnod's Altar to sac the tokens to?
  • Dream Devourer - love this card, I run it in my nekusar deck and it performs beautifully. I'll have to check it out in this deck as well.
  • Martyr's Bond - this actually does great. The cmc is only 1 higher than Dictate of Erebos and it's worth it since it covers all nonland permanents you control. With all the treasure tokens this deck can make. You can wipe out all opponents mana rocks, or someone removes removes a combo piece, they lose something in return. It's been good value for me.
  • I will check out your deck when I get a chance. Thanks again for the suggestions.

    Chats on When Hel freezes over

    4 weeks ago


    To your point, I definitely appreciate that you're going "budget" with it. That's the very reason why I built it. Our playgroup is trying to stay with $200-400 deck prices.

    So this deck was a perfect starting point that I could buff up just a bit (it was already really strong and overhwhelming with tokens!).

    Honestly, I just dont know what I would take out and replace.

    So far I'm cutting: Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip , Embalmer's Tools , Discovery / Dispersal , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Forbidden Alchemy

    The additions: Dictate of Erebos , Winter Orb , Cryptic Command , Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Thoughseize, Feast of Dreams , Hymn to Tourach

    Any ideas on what else I could cut to make room for the last few additions? Thanks!

    Chats on When Hel freezes over

    4 weeks ago

    Good insight! I see what you mean about running Dictate of Erebos over Grave Pact .

    With my playgroup in particular I've realized that for this deck to really excel, it needs a bit more control/removal.

    I added the tutor cards (Vampiric, Demonic) to help find those needed cards.

    Also was going to add Cryptic Command to tap down a player and try to swing out for the win

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