Erebos, God of the Dead

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

Stardragon on Board state getting you down? Try Nukes!

5 days ago

griffstick The reason I have so many boards is one it the theme/gimmick of the deck and two commander tax it get more expensive evetime i blow it up to. Realistically I can probably one use my command 3 times at most. As for the gods ik I trying to replace most of them but creatures that indestructible period with no hoops to jump through are rare so they are mostly filler. The ones im planning one keeping are Erebos, God of the Dead for more repeatable draw power and Xenagos, God of Revels because green is my main color so he will be the most likely to be a creature but it's his effect I want so even if he's only an enchantment its fine, maybe Mogis, God of Slaughter as ill be wiping so often that he'll deal two damage often as they will rarely want to sacrifice the creature they just played after a wipe just to save on 2 damage, and he's still is on the chopping block with the other gods. Also forgot about Hour of Revelation

SpecimeN87 on The Bloodhall Season 30 - Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed

2 months ago

If you want ramp, and another life loss effect, Bontu's Monument will help and can a lightning rod for removal in place of your commander. you had at least twelve cards that trigger it, and xiao makes that repeatable technically. If you really, really need draw, Erebos, God of the Dead and/or Erebos, Bleak-Hearted are dual purpose. They are also colored and can be retrieved, plus they have indestructible tacked on!

Hedron-titan on Touch me, IF YOU DARE!

2 months ago

libraryjoy, do you think I should add more dark rituals then? But ok, no twilight mire it is. I also do have the 4 Phyrexian Obliterator . The cards I don't have are Torment of Scarabs , Archfiend of Depravity , Eradicator Valkyrie , Vampire Nighthawk , Dauthi Voidwalker , and Epic Downfall but I can purchase these.

Out of those creatures, I think I'd go with Fog of Gnats and Blightbeetle to help with Phyrexian Obliterator.

Would I just put one of those Gray Merchant of Asphodel ? One? I don't think I would use Archetype because of the mana cost, like you said. Honestly, Revenge of Ravens would go amazing with this. Tell your friend I say thank you! I was thinking of Stab Wound , but wasn't sure how well it had fit.

I was also thinking of adding possibly Erebos, God of the Dead .

kellpiece on Mono-Black Devotion

4 months ago

love the idea and got a lot of great cards you should consider: Erebos, God of the Dead i might run 3 of these boys. obv choice with black devotion.

Crypt Ghast is gonna pop off in this deck, no doubt. Royal Assassin as well. I'd ditch the Nightveil Specter since they could easily be replaced with Vampire Nighthawk for way more value. also consider Bloodsoaked Champion

Liliana of the Dark Realms is a bit pricey but god damn if she isnt UNREAL with black devo decks. also maybe crank it to 4 Phyrexian Obliterator and 4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel

mono black has a lot of strong control, as well. Inquisition of Kozilek , Hero's Downfall , Fatal Push are all cheap and CRAZY effective.

As far as sweet hybrid cards go, I'd consider Fiend Artisan and Ashenmoor Liege , otherwise not too many other cool ones come to mind but hopefully this advice helps!

dragonstryke58 on Do +1/+1 counters fall off …

5 months ago

As the previous posters mention, once the +1/+1 counters are placed on a creature, that permanent still retains those counters even if it stops being a creature. The counters just have no effect.

Another example to this would be the Theros gods. If you put +1/+1 counters on Erebos, God of the Dead and it ended up not being a creature any more due to losing devotion, Erebos, God of the Dead would still have the counters on him, but they would do nothing until he becomes a creature again. This is mentioned in the Oracle rulings.

From the Gatherer for Erebos, God of the Dead :

1/24/2020: Counters put on a God remain on it while it’s not a creature, even if they have no effect.

Cypher35 on Control, Sac, Drain, Bring Back!!

5 months ago

This is an awesome modern build, and frankly a super affordable one! I would like to ask how it's supposed to win, as from what I can tell the plan is to stall out the game for a long while? Or is it supposed to win thanks to Blood Artist , the Cruel Celebrant , and Zulaport Cutthroat ? because if that is the case it might be weak to lifegain focused decks like Heliod Company, and I would put in an Erebos, God of the Dead to fight that lifegain. And in response to Death and taxes (my personal favorite modern archetype) and other creature focused decks like Death's Shadow (an ever-popular one in modern), I'd run a few Path to Exile s, both suggestions would at least help round out the sideboard and make a 2nd or 3rd game a bit more in your favor.

Overall, I think this deck has some major potential! +1

VampRamped on Edgar Markov - Blood on the Table [EDH]

6 months ago

Wow, that's one hell of a deck description nice work, would love to see the description finished and get a look into all of your card choices reasoning. For now, I just wanted to run some questions past you on your deck.

Is this actually an aggro deck? In your description and discussion, you say it is so, but from personally playing Edgar Markov Aggro strategies I see my goal as building my deck towards the goal of ending the game as quickly as possible. However your deck includes cards like Vona, Butcher of Magan , Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief , Olivia Voldaren , Erebos, God of the Dead , Greed , Anointed Procession , Vanquisher's Banner and all your two mana mana rocks. These cards are cards that do not pay off immediately but accumulate value over time, cards more fitting for midrange or control strategies. I think that Edgar Markov midrange can work, I may not think it is the strongest way to build Edgar Markov, but it can be a fun and powerful way to play the commander. All of this is to say that I wanted to challenge you to think about your card choices, and how they further your intended strategies. I think all the cards I listed are generally powerful cards in commander and can be good inclusions for your commander deck. However, just because a card is strong does not mean it is going to help you achieve your goals.

As an example, in my Edgar Markov List My deck has two main strategies. One, to storm off, this strategy to work I need a large board presence of vampires on turns five and six with select cards integral to the combo to pull it off. My aggressive strategy wants a large board presence of vampires on turn 5-7 with select aggro enablers that allow my opponents to die very quickly. Both of these strategies have the same gaols a large board presence with strong card selection or very efficient card draw in order to attain the strategy. So if I'm evaluating a card like Olivia Voldaren or Vanquisher's Banner I am asking potentially four questions. One, which I will always ask, is this card good? For both of these two cards that are going to be a check yes. Two, does this card help me get a large board presence of Vampires into turns 5-7, this won't be a relevant question to ask of Vanquisher's Banner but for Olivia Voldaren that will be a no. Three, does this card give me the card draw or card selection that I need? For Olivia Voldaren that is a no and for Vanquisher's Banner it can get me cards, but it will be too slow and too late and does not buff vampires enough to make them a kill threat. Lastly, does this card enable my storm or aggro strategies? For both of these cards, the answer is going to be no. Olivia Voldaren is a card for removal and steal so does not enable either and Vanquisher's Banner is an anthem that accumulates long-term value which does not enable either.

Of course, the questions I ask about my own deck are most likely not relevant to your deck. You are the one that has to create and pilot the deck so you are the best person to figure out how you evaluate what cards are a good fit for your deck and what cards are not a good fit for your deck. Maybe for your evaluation of the card choices I asked about they are a great fit for the goals you wish to achieve with the deck. If they are then any of the questions I asked your deck are not very relevant, but still creates the opportunity to clarify in your strategy section more of your overall strategic purpose. I would love to hear personally if you could hone in on the criteria you evaluate cards for your deck on, as I can see from your updates and descriptions you clearly put a lot of thought into your card choices. Would love to hear back from you, and also to get your thoughts on my own decklist in which I posted a link earlier in the post.

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