Erebos, God of the Dead


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

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Erebos, God of the Dead

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God

As long as your devotion to black is less than five, Erebos isn't a creature. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)

Your opponents can't gain life.

, Pay 2 life: Draw a card.

Erebos, God of the Dead Discussion

Yesterday on Are vehicles considered Non-creature spells?

3 weeks ago

Unless otherwise specified on the card (as Bestow cards do), the spell you cast always has the properties of the card's type line. So a Vehicle or something like Guardian Idol won't be a creature spell even if they could end up being creatures on the battlefield. Similarly, Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle and Erebos, God of the Dead are creature spells even if they won't be creatures when they resolve and enter the battlefield.

jconeil1988 on K'rrik Blood Prince

1 month ago

add some kind of sac outlet or a couple more instant creature kills, and add Curse of Fool's Wisdom to pair with that Vilis, Broker of Blood .

Sorin Markov and Sorin's Vengeance wouldn't be bad here. I have both I could trade away if you want. Other cards I have that I'm willing to trade to you that could help this deck is Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Bloodhusk Ritualist .

Directions to take this would be board control, hand control, an aristocrats utilizing Viscera Seer and Blood Artist . Blood Seeker wouldn't hurt against go wide strategies. I have all three of those if you'd to trade for them too.

Bontu the Glorified isn't bad here, and works well with Blood Artist .

Whip of Erebos can help recover alot of life you'll be losing. Come to think of it, Erebos, God of the Dead isn't too bad as it will shut down life gain decks and draw you cards.

Nirkana Revenant is great for this deck.

Dread Shade with a Whispersilk Cloak or other evasion enabler can do some serious damage.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled can do some serious damage.

Any of the Ob Nixilis planeswalkers and Lili plansewalkers wouldn't hurt

king-saproling on If I Die, I Die

1 month ago

Suicide is badass! No Erebos, God of the Dead ?

Stasissword on Edgar's Dega Vampires

1 month ago


After responding to your comment on my Animar deck and checking out your list, it lead me here, which I also have a Edgar Markov commander deck. Edgar Markov

My build went more for the Pact / Aristocrats mid range plan. I think Edgar Markov is one of the best Aristocrats commanders. Since Edgar himself provides the fodder and we get so many vampires that provide free sac outlets, it cuts down 2 of the 3 pieces needed for an gravepact strategy.

I've been thoroughly enjoying my deck. It was originally a Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter vamp tribal deck that quicky moved over to Edgar once previewed. The lower curve of the deck really allows for explosive starts and makes cards like Dark Prophecy and Skullclamp do amazing work.

I can comment on individual cards if you would like, but it depends on how happy you are with the deck and what direction you want to move towards.

In terms of your maybe board:

Phyrexian Tower : I cannot recommend enough, in this deck it's basically a black Ancient Tomb . Amazing card!

Anointed Procession , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Erebos, God of the Dead , Well of Lost Dreams . I would stay away from these cards. They are too costly for a slow upside. Procession itself takes casting 3-4 vampires before it outpaces the benefit just casting a vampire instead would provide and does nothing to protect you from board wipes or help you rebuild afterwards.

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician . Even if you don't build towards Pacts, I must recommend him. He's everything the deck wants. Provides board control/removal. Card draw. And can even buff Edgar's +1/+1 counters anthem.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

1 month ago

Can't overestimate Moonlight Bargain , since it fills both your hand and your graveyard at instant speed.

Black's got tons of burst draw, like Dark Bargain , Succumb to Temptation , Sign in Blood , Read the Bones , Night's Whisper , Ancient Craving , Ambition's Cost etc.

Black also has a bunch of steady-draw effects, like Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Erebos, God of the Dead , and the recent addition that I've liked a fair bit, (especially if you're going to be running sacrifice and reanimate tricks) Bloodtracker .

I'd also definitely recommend Harvester of Souls for your strategy, along with the red discard-draw spells like Faithless Looting , Tormenting Voice , Cathartic Reunion , etc. and the wheel effects like Reforge the Soul , Fateful Showdown , Wheel of Fate , Dark Deal etc.

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Erebos, God of the Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.52%

WB (Orzhov): 0.41%

Rakdos: 0.27%