Gray Merchant of Asphodel - Theros Spoiler

Gray Merchant of Asphodel


  • Color: Black
  • Type: Creature - Zombie
  • Rarity: Common
  • Set:

When Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield, each opponent loses X life, where X is your devotion to black. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.



  • Joshua McTiernan

    This actually seems kinda good. Not crazy powerful but definitely gonna see some fringe play I think. They givin a lot of tools to mono black.

  • lorescale

    new win condition in my chainer edh, next to kokusho and malakir bloodwitch, and it’s a common!

  • Kevan Kramer

    A must have if you going monoblack or have lot of black in draft. Maybe monoblack will be a thing now.

  • Zombie

    This will probably replace Corrupt or any prominent direct damage in mono- Black.

    It does the same thing for less mana, and gives you a body.

    • Chiroptera

      Well not exactly though, in mono black you have a higher number of swamps than devotion to black… except if you have 4 dark prophecies in play

      • Zombie

        I’d rather have a Kind- of- a- Corrupt on a 2/4 body than Corrupt.

        It’s value at its simplest.

        • Chiroptera

          Corrupt is still nice but has to be played later to get the full blown effect, this is a great card to play turn 5

          definitively a must have for any mono-black deck right now

  • Andy Dondes

    Should be uncommon

  • Nickerton

    Mono-black is looking nice, and at common? Agreeable.

  • richardshort2001

    I hereby decree that he shall be called “Gary, Merchant of Asphodel” or simply “Gary” for short.

  • Precious Roy

    Wow, I cannot wait to put this in my Balthor EDH deck… Unreal and it is only a common.

  • Tristan Scarbrough

    What’re ya buyin?

    • DeAnthony Grenesko

      I love RE4 haha

  • Joelolly

    When Grey Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield, does his mana cost count towards the devotion in his ability?

    • Mega B. 326

      yes at that point you control him, so he counts his own mana cost

  • Zabadagawa

    Monstrous with relentless rats deck