EDH-Athreos, God of Passage,
How it Works
This is my current build that I've been playing with for about a month now. There is room for a few more cuts and changes that I plan on making later on, but the deck overall has been consistent enough to merit me keeping it and tinker with.
Set up for the deck of course depends on your opening hand, but the goal is to drop Thrumming Stone in play and immediately cast 1 Shadowborn Apostle. I have had times when the initial Shadowborn Apostle got no hits on the ripple 4, which is not often, and the typical expectation is to see 1-3 hits on each ripple. This should only take 1-2 attempts to drop all your Shadowborn Apostle onto the field. razaketh, the foulblooded is your first tutor when sacing the first round of Shadowborn Apostle. Don't forget that Athreos, God of Passage will trigger for each individual Shadowborn Apostle. Pick one person and stay on them till dead or they quite. razaketh, the foulblooded is not needed for the win, so if the opponent tries to kill him just tutor for every piece you need to finish the kill in response:Dark RitualSwamp and Mox DiamondZulaport CutthroatBlood ArtistPhyrexian Altar
At this point you should have dropped in 24-27 Shadowborn Apostle, so lets say 24 on the low end. You sacrificed 6 of them already to tutor for razaketh, the foulblooded . You have also just sacrificed 6 more Shadowborn Apostle for the key cards to drop combo the same turn (If you have the mana or have already played some of them adjust the math accordingly from what I'm typing) and should have about 12 Shadowborn Apostle on the field. Play Mox Diamond, discard Swamp, play Dark Ritual, drop Phyrexian Altar, sac 2 Shadowborn Apostle to drop Zulaport Cutthroat first (this is because he triggers on all opponents and doesn't target), trigger on Athreos, God of Passage for each, sac 2 Shadowborn Apostle to Phyrexian Altar to drop Blood Artist, trigger on Athreos, God of Passage for each, trigger on Zulaport Cutthroat for each, gain 2 life, they lose 2 life, and you should have 8 Shadowborn Apostle left on the field ready to trigger the field on sac for 2 life each (thats 16 life lose total for one the opponent and 8 life lose for the other(s)), and be very assure that at this point they are not paying 3 life from Athreos, God of Passage to keep the Shadowborn Apostle in the graveyard as you have pushed them into a corner and brutally drained them in a very horrific way. The other opponent(s) at this point have been drained as well to a point and are most likely not in a position to deny you from the rest of their life.
*Note: Phyrexian Altar can potentially gain you infinite mana if Edgewalker is also in play.
**Note: Edgewalker works very well in Phyrexian Altars place, if the altar is for some reason unavailable for use. Just use Shadowborn Apostle's sac ability to tutor (even if there is no available demon to grab).
***Note: Immortal Servitude becomes valuable if you have multiple opponents to kill and you've sac'ed everything you can for your 1 drops. Tendrils of Agony is another viable choice to use for the storm count if you are at this point in the game, but I don't currently run it.
****Mikaeus, the Unhallowed amplifies this deck by doubling every sac in addition to saving your creatures :D
There are a few changes in plan to make to the deck to make it more consistent and competitive.
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