Erebos, Bleak-Hearted

Erebos, Bleak-Hearted

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God

Indestructible

As long as your devotion to black is less than five, Erebos isn't a creature.

Whenever another creature you control dies, you may pay 2 life. If you do, draw a card.

, Sacrifice another creature: Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Theros Beyond Death (THB) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Erebos, Bleak-Hearted Discussion

Titus7007 on Demonic Embrace

3 days ago

I think I'll try Dead Weight for Kaya's Ghostform. That fit's nicely with what I'm trying to do. Erebos, Bleak-Hearted is in for Gray, but I may work Gray back in.

Azeworai on Undying gift of Nel Toth

3 days ago

Alright. I am not too fond of graveyard strategies myself, though I have tinkered vehemently with Alesha, Muldrotha Adun Oakenshield, so I'll see where that gets me.

I see a strong value engine in the command zone, but far too much late-game in the ninety-nine. I would highly recommend cutting much of the seven drops, lest the deck be too slow betime on, thusly being trampled.

Furthermore, the deck needs more sacrifice outlets. With many death triggers comes a dire need to control when they go off, thence you should probably have at least seven.

Ideally, the gameplan is turn one or two ramp and cheap creature, then turn three Meren to return it to your hand.

Now, onto my suggestions.

Upon what I would ablate:

  1. Korozda Guildmage is too slow. Four mana to sacrifice something is awful.

  2. Overseer of the Damned is the same. Seven mana to kill something with a menial deathrattle.

  3. terrastodon is eight mana. I have a deck with seventeen cards of ramp and it's still too much.

  4. Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder may be an exquisitely perfidious character within the lore, hereon he is rather slow. Egregious stats and only lives so long.

  5. I've never quite understood the draw to Yavimaya Elder. Three mana, then requires extra work to find two basics to the hand, whereat even further toiling is required to draw the card. I never liked it, but I suppose.

  6. Phyrexian Rager is too slow, no matter how mad it gets.

  7. Deathsprout is cute, but four mana to remove something whiles providing no value by being a creature.

  8. Acidic Slime has always seemed lacking to me. You have Sage and Caterpillar to foredo artifacts or enchantments. A five-mana 2/2 seems lacking.

  9. Sever the Bloodline is a four mana sorcery to kill one thing. If someone plays Kiki-Jiki or Mr. Gitaxias, whereupon their effects are immediate, this won't solve anything. Sure it flashbacks for seven mana, but the additional upside of the card isn't worth it in a singleton format.

  10. Aid from the Cowl is a card I have tested withal. It's effect is slow, capricious, and ineffective. When it does work, it's five mana to maybe get something off of the top. I don't like it.

  11. Diabolic Tutor and Final Parting are five mana to find one card. In a deck without infinite combos these are a lot less appealing. I'd put in cantrips instead.

  12. So, Pathbreaker Ibex and Overwhelming Stampede. Each possess much dint, but I wouldn't play multiple. Pick one, move on. (I prefer the Ibex, though I'm biased.)

  13. Thrashy is fine, but is four mana to kill something. Given the foison of similar effects the deck has, just remove it.

Okay, now unto thee I provide sacrifice outlets.

Altar of Dementia is literally perfect for a deck like this. Mill and death, all in one! Viscera Seer is a classic, Carrion Feeder can become massive, Goat Thing comes back by itself and offers caprine fodder, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is oft the best card in my aristocrats deck though is expensive, and High Market or Phyrexian Tower are always fine.

Blood Artist or Bastion of Remembrance are fine in strategies such as this.

Fauna Shaman seems absolutely great; Discard a dork, fetch a monstrosity, return aforesaid dork with Meren, celebrate.

Victimize is never lacking as it cheats out giants whilst providing sacrifice, Dread Return fills a very similar role, Eternal Witness is always great, Blood for Bones loops with the Witness, and Animate Dead is always great.

Now, cantrips: Grisly Salvage, Winding Way, Grapple with the Past, Ransack the Lab, and Once Upon a Time all filter through the deck, fill the graveyard, save for Once Upon a Time, and find lands or creatures. Furthermore, they are great with Meren, as creatures are to be disinterred.

For ramp, mana dorks are great. Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, and Elves of Deep Shadow offer fodder and acceleration. The best is probably Skull Prophet. Mill, fodder, and ramp in one.

Reassembling Skeleton just seems great, Bloodghast grants much, and Bitterblossom can be sacrificed a meiny of times.

Importantly, I add some more draw. Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections, Liliana's Standard Bearer, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Dark Prophecy, Moldervine Reclamation, and Rankle, Master of Pranks do this deed.

That shall be all from me. Good luck!

multimedia on Teysa's Rebirth

1 week ago

Hey, consider switching your themes around? Making the token theme the main theme and aristocrats the subtheme?

I suggest this because I think tokens is better overall with this Teysa. Skullclamp is the main reason that tokens are the way to go because it's busted with Teysa and tokens are the easiest fodder for Clamp. When playing aristocrats as the main strategy you really want infinite combos with them. Many combos is how you benefit from the aristocrat strategy. Without many combos making your opponents lose some life is fine, but is not taking enough advantage of aristocrats.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

  • Doomed Traveler: one drop who creates a flying token when it dies is very good with Teysa and recursion.
  • Mirror Entity: can pump all tokens and Teysa for big attacks or can be a sac outlet for aristocrat.
  • Open the Armory: tutor for Skullclamp or Deathmantle.
  • Luminarch Ascension: repeatable 4/4 Angel tokens at instant speed and it activates fast in multiplayer Commander because it looks at each opponents end step. Tokens give you blockers to help to prevent opponents from doing combat damage to you.
  • Crested Sunmare: repeatable 5/5 Horses, only have to gain one life on a turn to create a 5/5 Horse, it triggers on your opponents turns if you gain life.
  • Dark Prophecy: triggers when tokens die.
  • Erebos, Bleak-Hearted: triggers when tokens die.
  • Skirsdag High Priest: good with vigilance tokens, turn 1/1 into 5/5 Demon at instant speed.
  • Archon of Justice: triggers Teysa to exile two permanents.
  • High Market: sac outlet.

Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

rangab7 on Omertà - Torgaar's Mafia

1 week ago

Well Strangelove this deck looks completely different from what it was originally.

As of now I'm going to not buy Liliana, Dreadhorde General, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, or Grave Pact simply because they're far too expensive. I'm still trying to fill a place for Deathrender and I took out Yawgmoth, Thran Physician for budget reasons too. As of now the deck is essentially aristocrats with either a big combo or reanimator win. I'm essentially sacrificing my board repeatedly to draw or remove stuff on the board and hopefully it should work. I'm not sure if there's enough removal.

I created some custom categories so you can check em out too. I think my next upgrades for the deck will be Liliana, Dreadhorde General, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, and Rise of the Dark Realms.

Strangelove on Omertà - Torgaar's Mafia

1 week ago

A trick that really helps me cut is setting up custom categories like this:

1x Pawn of Ulamog #Combo
1x Sol Ring #Ramp

Establish a base of ramp and draw and then limit cards that don't function on their own (#Combo).

Sling-Gang is definitely one of my favorites for a deck like this (keep it).

I think you're still split across extra themes (good-stuff and reanimator vs aristocrats): Torgaar is pretty narrow, so play things you can easily sacrifice for value and cut cards that don't directly feed this theme:

Conjurer's Closet... this really only works with 1/3 of your deck and putting 3 creatures into play to cast Torgaar is effectively the same thing.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury... fun, yes, but really its just "2BB: Draw a card" ...see Dusk Legion Zealot.

Whisper, Blood Liturgist/ Demon of Dark Schemes/ Chainer, Dementia Master... these are all clunky; how are you going to put cards in graveyards that are actually worth the high cost of reanimating? These belong in a different deck or with things like Key to the City.

Nightmare Shepherd... I love this card, but it warps the deck in that it asks you to stop playing from the graveyard entirely (you could just keep drawing instead). This would definitely the direction where cards like Deathrender shine.

Krav, the Unredeemed/ God-Eternal Bontu/ Costly Plunder... I'm realizing that since Torgaar is your sac-engine, you really just want "free" draw like Midnight Reaper and Liliana, Dreadhorde General... followed by Dark Prophecy/ Erebos, Bleak-Hearted/ Harvester of Souls... and maybe Gate to the Afterlife.

Also, you're going to want Living Death.

Also, at least 36 lands. As long as you have 6+ drops, you really want 37-38.

I'm actually really liking Torgaar. He's mostly a sac-outlet in the command zone, so if you can jam a good base of creatures and keep drawing, you'll be able to find a lot of room to do what you want.

multimedia on Indiscriminate Killing Female

2 weeks ago

Hey, could combine Massacre Girl with Massacre Wurm. Wurm has been reprinted in Core 2021 it's down to $6. Dark Prophecy and Erebos, Bleak-Hearted are budget repeatable sources of draw that trigger when tokens die.

JRaynor on Teysa Karlov's Death Engine

1 month ago

Have you considered Erebos, Bleak-Hearted

Personally I think he looks like a good upgrade for Smothering Abomination.

You lose flying, but Erebos is bigger and indestructible. You have to pay life, but he also draws you cards when any of your creatures die, rather than just when you sacrifice. Finally we move from compulsive sacrifice once per turn to on demand sacrifice. It has a cost but it can also be used offensively.

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