Whip of Erebos
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Creatures you control have lifelink.
, : Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step. If it would leave the battlefield, exile it instead of putting it anywhere else. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
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- Lord of Shatterskull Pass + Whip of Erebos
- AEtherling + Whip of Erebos
- Boros Charm + Boros Reckoner + Whip of Erebos
- Read the Bones + Whip of Erebos
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
- Rakdos, Lord of Riots
- Lifelink is it only for combat damage?
- Using abilities that say "can only be used any time you can cast a sorcery"
- Does jarad, golgari lich lord's activated ability cause lifegain when whip of erebos is on the BF?
- If I use Whip of Erebos to unearth a creature and I then target them with Cloudshift, what happens?
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Whip of Erebos Discussion
19 hours ago
I agree that making the base creature more consistent and having the Lord-effect be separate would be more in line with how we've seen Lords in the past.
Perhaps something like:
Alenia, Sanguine Mother
Legendary Creature - Vampire
Whenever you cast a Vampire spell, you may pay up to four life. If you do, that Vampire enters the battlefield with that many +1/+1 counters.
Vampires you control with two or more +1/+1 counters on them have haste. Vampires you control with four or more +1/+1 counters on them have menace.
The lord effect is already a very powerful one, that most players will take full use of and put vampires with +4/+4, haste and menace down from that point forward.
There are 13 vampires with MV <=3 that have lifelink - like Vampire of the Dire Moon . Of course you can utilize cards like Whip of Erebos to counteract the life payment as well. That is hardly an issue in black, if you want to deal with it.
So the cost of the lord effect is relatively easy to neutralize and the benefit is definitely strong. I think that would suffice for a strong Commander with a unique identity.
3 weeks ago
No problem. Lifelink is very good in Thantis as well. Particularly now that there is no dmg... then response to dmg phase (alot of people forget this). I've had someone swing 20 1/1's at me (forgetting about Whip of Erebos ) only to have Thantis get +20/20 & have me lose no life
3 weeks ago
There are some straightforward options - the 'kill an enchantment' card patched a lot of holes. I've had success with Whip of Erebos and Mimic Vat , Collective Brutality , Raven's Crime , Ravenous Trap , Profane Command and so on, but right now lumimancer looks like its going to be flavour of the month, so 1 mana instant speed removal is the game. Fatal Push , or spice like Human Frailty . If you need to kill somewhat bigger creatures, Dismember does a lot of work answering those 1 drops.
3 weeks ago
Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose can get some life out of the stolen creatures. Whip of Erebos does it better. Dread Presence is great for lifegain, with a draw option, too. Exquisite Blood can get you life if you’ve got the money for it. Blood Artist could work if people are sacrifice lots of stuff because of you. Pontiff of Blight and Exsanguinate work well with lots of mana.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
Since your commander cares about card types in the graveyard, on a budget Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse both can put a land in the grave for you! To add to the additional cycle lands, Ash Barrens is another one that can color fix you in the early game! Whip of Erebos counts as both an enchantment and an artifact and can provide late game stability with lifegain and getting stuff back from the grave. Font of Fertility is another enchantment that you can get into the grave pretty easily.
If you want to keep the spider tribal theme, I'd recommend jamming as much card draw in your deck as possible! Maybe look into cutting some of the underwhelming (but cool) spiders like Sporecap Spider , Root Spider .
Also just some food for thought, your commander is an infinite mana sink in disguise, so any combo that gives you infinite mana turns into a win condition! Or flickering your commander is fun too, though in your current build, there is not a lot of value targets in the deck aside from your commander
1 month ago
2 months ago
BiggRedd54 Thanks for the comment! I'll definitely be taking some of the suggestions under consideration. I like Cloudshift and Restoration Angel especially. I do have Phyrexian Arena and Necropotence to help with card draw, and a multitude of Tutors as well, but more card draw wouldn't hurt either. But I'm struggling to see how Whip of Erebos would be a helpful tool. Could you please give me an explanation on that one?