Balthor the Defiled


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Judgment (JUD) Rare

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Balthor the Defiled

Legendary Creature — Zombie Dwarf

Minion creatures get +1/+1.

(Black)(Black)(Black), Remove Balthor the Defiled from the game: Each player returns all black and all red creature cards from his or her graveyard to play.

Balthor the Defiled Discussion

HongerigeHenry on Zombie Tribal

1 week ago

Gadianten, great you took the effort to comment here. I have decided to add Balthor the Defiled to the deck and now I wonder why I ever thought about leaving him out. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed would indeed also be a great add to the deck, but is unfortunately not in my budget range.. I will definately add him once I upgrade the deck :)

Gadianten on Zombie Tribal

1 week ago

Balthor the Defiled for extra reanimation duty and Carrion Feeder for a very effective on tribe sacrifice outlet. I would add Mikaeus, the Unhallowed as he combined with sacrifice outlets like Carrion Feeder that can get out of hand, your opponents are in REAL trouble if you have Rooftop Storm and Havengul Lich with him.


3 weeks ago

LostGallifreyan: I have a decklist I've been tweaking for a bit that almost matches your criteria. It's an Iname, Death Aspect spirit reanimator deck. It's a budget deck, I think the price is around $50. It also has 3 zombies in it: Balthor the Defiled , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , and Lotleth Giant . But if you cut those 3 and trim the budget it would fit.

The deck if you're interested:

Budget Iname Reanimator

Commander / EDH Drakorya


cdkime on Loop praetor's grasp in mono ...

3 weeks ago

The Rules Q&A section is for questions clarifying the particular rules of the game and card interactions. For example, "would this infinite combo work?" is a type of question that could be answered in Rules Q&A. More open-ended questions, such as "what different options

An easy way to think of it: does the question have only one possible answer under the comprehensive rules? Probably can be in Rules Q&A. Are there multiple possible answers? It should probably be asked in one of the Deck Help Forums.

I have taken the liberty of moving your thread to the Commander Help Forum, where you are more likely to find helpful results.

I did a quick google search, and found someone using Balthor the Defiled as their commander, generating infinite mana, then looping Constantly sacrificing Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed to recur Praetor's Grasp , then returning Eiahou with Balthor.

However, that is a particularly clunky way to win--if you are already generating infinite mana in Black, you can just use something like Torment of Hailfire to win.

Olive_pdx on Old, Hidden Gems in EDH

1 month ago

I'm a big fan of Morality Shift I run it in my Balthor the Defiled deck along with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and plenty of ways to make lots of mana!

Kaigz on Rakdos Dragon Reanimator

1 month ago

RyuSama1990 I understand how the cards work, but I'm failing to see how they’re more valuable here than other dragons that fit his theme better like Boneyard Scourge , Malfegor , and Scourge of Nel Toth ; non dragons that fit his theme better, like Dragonmaster Outcast , Corpse Connoisseur , Balthor the Defiled , Flayer of the Hatebound , Dragonspeaker Shaman , and Anger ; or dragons that are just better in general, like Skyline Despot and Thunderbreak Regent .

CaptainBanana42 on Yahenni Aristocrats

1 month ago

I think Rogue's Passage is easy to include. You can cut a swamp for it. For the other two I would say try them. Balthor the Defiled seems really strong in this deck. With Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat you can sack everything and drain a lot of life and bring everything back and do it again. This will probably be enough to win. It is hard to say what to cut though. I like to play with the deck and if I have the feeling a card didn't do what it should I try another card for it. I hope this helps even if I feel this wasn't helpfull at all.

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Balthor the Defiled occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%