Erebos, God of the Dead
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

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Andromedus on Waste not, want not, greed not

4 days ago

Oops! You're right, I was indeed thinking of Black Vise. I play more legacy than modern tbh and get those two mixed up.

In any case, one more thing I wanted to mention. I see lifegain as a problem for this deck. Some sideboard you may want to consider: Erebos, God of the Dead, Everlasting Torment, Knight of Dusk's Shadow, Rampaging Ferocidon, Roiling Vortex, or Tibalt, Rakish Instigator are all possible options.

SorinDankov on A Powerful Rat

1 week ago

Done and done. You've talked me into it. A colony for a piper. xD

Gray Merchant of Asphodel (or Old Greg) is in here just as a win con. Granted it was moreso lethal with the Relentless Rats I originally was going to run, he's still a lot of life and a lot of damage late game. That being said, he's always on the chop block when I make decisions. lmao! He'll be cut eventually.

Erebos, God of the Dead has just been a good guy to me in any black deck I run, even if just to put a full stop to any life gain. He's also a pretty mean creature what with the indestructible. Tbh, I always try to run the mono-color Theros gods when I can just because you get a lot of value out of them being on the board. Same with Sheoldred, Whispering One. I find a hard time taking them out. I was close to putting in Grave Titan too for the same reason. xD Mono-Black has so many good cards.

Lastly, Locust Miser was in the deck as well actually! Both are great and will probably make it back in at some point or another once I do more playtesting.


SufferFromEDHD on A Powerful Rat

1 week ago

This is a really solid rat tribal deck! Don't get distracted like Volrath ("If there is such a thing as too much power, I have not discovered it." - Dark Ritual)

Cut one copy of Rat Colony for the Piper. 25% is a great ratio for your Thrumming Stone engine.

You have 7 non rat creatures... I think you could afford to make 3 cuts:

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is just good stuff. Does nothing for this strategy.

Species Specialist is fantastic! while Erebos, God of the Dead seems lackluster although the static ability is neat. Necropotence does it better.

Sheoldred, Whispering One is an EDH bomb but you are already running Attrition, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact AND No Mercy.

plakjekaas on People's Thoughts on Mommy Norn?

3 months ago

So the solution to 3 people watching a 4th have fun while they're heavily hampered themselves, is to ask: "Could you please all repeat the miserable experience we just went through for 90 minutes, but watch me have all the fun this time?" That doesn't really sound right to me '^^

I agree the game will mostly self-correct, I even described how it will happen earlier.

It's not the cards I have a gripe with, it's people. People who devise strategies that aim at leaving other players unable to play the deck they built in a social format. The "I boardwipe every other turn then win with Approach of the Second Sun"-decks. The "let me steal all your stuff"-decks. The "I know you like to play lifegain, so here is an Erebos, God of the Dead"-deck. I spent hours to balance, combine and cut cards to end up with the deck I want to be playing, and someone else is dedicated to denying me all the fun. Go back to competitive 60-card formats if that's what you want to do to other players. And this new legendary creature enables those people too easily to do that. And I hate that I have to be miserable and loudly complain about that for at least a few games before that message sinks in with those people, when even the arbiters of the format could see this coming 6 weeks before the card is actually released. I appreciate that their visceral reaction is: let's save people that misery. They have no control over what cards get printed, and they care about optimizing the play experience for all players involved. And I'm appalled they're called some nasty names for caring.

Abaques on Bad gifts commanders

3 months ago

Someone at my local LGS has a Jon Irenicus, Shattered One deck that is super fun to play against. Piloting it looks fun too. It has a really hard time closing the game out though. It's a great deck if you want to finish in second place. And honestly, I always appreciate seeing it because it makes the game more fun. That deck is kind of weak to decks with lifegain strategies, so if it were mine I would probably see if I could fit in an Erebos, God of the Dead.

Also, for any kind of gifts based deck I'd pack multiple land destruction cards because the whole concept folds pretty hard to someone with a Homeward Path.

Quickspell on 32 Sustainable Spells to Burn Body Fat

5 months ago

RiotRunner789 Thank you for the suggestions! While Thrumming Stone is an absolute wincon, Spellweaver Helix and Locket of Yesterdays are important targets for Beacon of Unrest, too. I will put it on the testing list. Phyrexian Arena is too slow I think, as well as Dark Confidant, who will also kill me before I do my opponents. The same goes for the other options, this deck barely has time to cast anything other than Dragon’s Approach. I do like Erebos, God of the Dead, as he will most likely always remain an indestructible enchantment. The life gain hate is great, too.

RiotRunner789 on 32 Sustainable Spells to Burn Body Fat

5 months ago

If Thrumming Stone is a must, consider Beacon of Unrest is case it gets destroyed or milled.

Phyrexian Arena: Bit slow but reliable card draw engine. Dark Confidant is similar but dies to wipes and drains you.

Erebos, God of the Dead and Greed are also reliable engines.

There also quite a few Sign in Blood effects in black.

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