Balefire Liege


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Rare
Eventide Rare

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Balefire Liege

Creature — Spirit Horror

Other red creatures you control get +1/+1.

Other white creatures you control get +1/+1.

Whenever you play a red spell, Balefire Liege deals 3 damage to target player.

Whenever you play a white spell, you gain 3 life.

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Balefire Liege Discussion

BestBuds on Angels Grace

1 week ago

Combat Celebrant, Sun Titan, Boros Signet, Balefire Liege, Legion's Initiative, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Firemane Avenger, Ogre Battledriver, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Mother of Runes, Thalia's Lancers, fun combo possibly Restoration Angel +Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, more later but these could possibly be worked into the deck, ill leave a list of cards to cut later

NV_1980 on Kalemne's Giant Clan

3 weeks ago

Hi The7thBobba,

Thanks for your feedback :) I would totally go for Semblance Anvil if it weren't for the fact that I would have to exile one of my Giants. I just could not do that :) Especially since I don't have that many of them in this deck, as it is half-voltron as well. However, Urza's Incubator fills this niche nicely.

The monuments are nice, but I think they would be better suited to a token deck. Especially Oketra's Monument would do well in my boros soldier deck (which still needs to be posted). Besided, eventhough my average creature may be a bit costly to cast, I've not had much problems in this regard due to my artifacts and some of my tutoring spells.

Balefire Liege, what can I say, he really is wonderful and I'm sorry to throw another 'but' at you, but it's just not better than the other utility creatures I'm using (by which I mean the creatures other than Giants in this deck). Again, this would be a much better card in my boros warrior deck.

The7thBobba on Kalemne's Giant Clan

3 weeks ago

Dude! This is tight! I saw it and thought to myself: "man! Giants! I've got a ton of suggestions!" But I don't. You've nailed the creme of the crop.

A few things, though:

Ramp:Semblance Anvil - I cannot explain just howbadass this one is!

Oketra's Monument, and Hazoret's Monument might just do some good for ya :)


Balefire Liege might sweeten the deal for you, a lot :)

Apart from that... i got nothing :) good on ya. Stay frosty!

StopShot on W/R Balefire Liege

4 weeks ago

Boros Signet will help you a lot in terms of mana-ramp.

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death can reanimate your Balefire Lieges very handily.

Bull Cerodon can be handy since it hits like a bus and you can still block with it.

Nobilis of War will probably be your finisher for your attacking creatures.

StopShot on Alesha - Started From The Graveyard, Now We HUR!

1 month ago

I've been seeing a lot of Alesha decks due to that video. I've had my own for ages, so I can make a couple of recommendations to add more to this deck.

Lands: Geier Reach Sanitarium, good for putting creatures in the graveyard. Ash Barrens, I love this card, because it can color-fix for you and whatever color you choose you can have it enter the battlefield untapped meaning you can use it right away. Maze of Ith, Though it doesn't produce mana you can tap it to stop a big massive stompy creature from smashing into you or you can target your commander so once you've activated the attack trigger you can prevent any damage dealt to it if your opponents all have massive blockers.

Creatures: Big Game Hunter, Intrepid Hero since they remover creatures that are more massive than your commander. BGH works right away while IH given some time can become repeatable removal. Vulturous Aven can give you repeatable card draw. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser can cause shenanigans for your opponents forcing them to swing their massive stompy creatures at your other opponents causing forced trades or force their smaller important creatures into attacking into another opponent's massive blockers effectively killing it. He also provides some card value if you choose to exile cards instead. Balefire Liege also works in fiving your creatures a buff while messing with your opponent's life totals and increasing your own. Peacekeeper is also nice since it can keep your opponent's from attacking and is recurable.

Artifacts: Rakdos Signet, Orzhov Signet, Boros Signet, If you find yourself needing more ramp these can be very helpful. If you want another Goblin Bombardment I'd recommend Blasting Station, since most loops will return the creature after being sacrificed it will untap the Blasting Station so inifinite sacrifices are still possible with it. Noetic Scales Considering most of your creatures will be smaller than your opponents the scales will likely effect your opponents more causing them to bounce and recast their creatures, and it can remove potential blockers. So long as you have 3 or more cards in hand it will never backfire on you.

Enchantments: Animate Dead, Surprisingly you missed a combo. If Leonin Relic-Warder is in your graveyard and you have Goblin Bombardment on the battlefield you can use Animate Dead to bring back the Relic Warder. Relic Warder then exiles Animate Dead. Since Animate Dead leaves the battlefield a sacrifice trigger for the Leonin Relic Warder is put on the stack. While its on the stack and before the Leonin Relic Warder has been sacrificed you can instead sacrifice the relic warder with Goblin Bombardment dealing 1 damage to an opponent. Relic Warder leaves the battlefield returning Animate Dead back onto the battlefield from exile. You can then target the Leonin Relic Warder with it and repeat the process all over again. Dance of the Dead also works as an alternative to Animate Dead. Break Through the Line is utterly evil with Master of Cruelties since it can give him haste and you can give him unblockable before blockers are declared. Phyrexian Arena is also a helpful card since it can give you additional draws on each of your turns. Sinister Concoction allows you to discard a creature card while removing an opponent's creature.

Instants: Path to Exile is a handy creature removal spell. Vengeful Dreams is also a handy removal spell since it allows you to discard creature cards to exile your opponents attacking creatures. Lightning Axe can also allow you to discard a creature to remove a creature as well, but this time at any time. Anguished Unmaking, Chaos Warp, Both are handy permanent removal spells you can run in your colors. Abolish, this card can be a free-cost card if you have a Plains in hand since it can removal an opponents artifact or enchantment when they think you're tapped out. Argivian Find is also useful in case one of your opponents destroys one of your artifacts or enchantments you use in your combos you can return it back to your hand.

Sorceries: Buried Alive is a useful tutor that allows you to put any three of your creature cards from your library into your graveyard. Day of Judgment, Blasphemous Act, Chain Reaction, are all effective boardwipes you can use. Demonic Tutor is also a good tutor effect since it costs less than Diabolic Tutor. Gamble is another fun tutor spell to use and given your odds the more cards you have in hand the less chances it will force you to discard something important. Do or Die is another deliciously vicious card you can also use since it can cut your opponents boardstate in half.

IggmondVanre on W/R Balefire Liege

1 month ago

Since most of your stuff is using hybrid mana Blood Moon might be worth checking out. Also what about fetches? Arid Mesa or any that get red or white. I like the idea behind this deck.

Also because it's hybrid mana mono red might be better option. Purphoros, God of the Forge synergizes well with Balefire Liege and I really think that Aurelia, the Warleader is lackluster here. She seems overly expensive at 6 cmc with a double red double white commitment. Blood Moon really hoses a lot of decks.

Good luck! I hope it works out for you. I might give my own build of this deck a try.

Suns_Champion on Bad Luck Brion

1 month ago

TheHamster Welcome back haha! Thanks for those suggestions! Selfless Squire I considered, but I never felt the need for him. I normally die after multiple strikes from my friend's commanders haha. Balefire Liege is great but somewhat over budget, so I didn't pick it up. Which I could for all my boros decks haha

brokendwarf thanks for the comment! I have Illusionist's Bracers and Thornbite Staff, both of which float in and out of the 99 and sideboard. Problem is they're aren't repeatable as I'd like, so spending 8 mana then trying to spend more to sac creatures is hard. but if Thornbite Staff was attached to Bloodshot Cyclops...

TheHamster on Bad Luck Brion

1 month ago

Back with more under $5 suggestions for you Karmic Guide for some more recursion. Brion like recursion. Yosei, the Morning Star 5 damage + essentially makes an opponent skip their next turn. Selfless Squire Suprise fogs into a big dude you can throw the damage they were going to deal to you back at them. This one is TECHNICALLY over $5 but i kinda deem as an essential. Balefire Liege pumps all your dudes for more throwing power, turns Brion and all your other multi-colored spells into a Lightning Helix in addition to whatever they were. and just adds all around value, so if you were to ever break the $5 rule. high recommend for that. And I know I already convinced you but another cool thing about Sundial of the Infinite is that with it and you're Ball Lightning type creatures, say something went wrong and you dont have a way to sack it with Brion. you can use sundial to keep them around by ending the turn with the sac it at the end of turn effect on the stack. also it goes infinite with Isochron Scepter + Final Fortune for infinite turns in mono red.

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