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
Oathbreaker 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

Strangelove on Anje Reanimator

1 week ago

+1! @Your post

I'd cut...

Zombie Infestation ... I like this card, but when are you going to draw the cards to fuel this? I'd say there are better discard outlets, eg. Skirge Familiar , Phantasmagorian , etc.

Bloodthirsty Blade ... fluffy, < Doom Blade , etc.

Boneyard Parley ... 7 mana for 2-3 creatures of your opponent's choice is so meh. < Balthor the Defiled , Twilight's Call , Command the Dreadhorde , etc.

Cut ... fluffy, weak removal, weak late game burn.

Anje's Ravager ... this card is awful. I'd rather play Sire Of Insanity or Awaken the Erstwhile if you're going to dump your hand... or Faithless Looting .

Bog Witch ... slow! Cut!

You might also go down to 34 lands and add a few more madness.

Good luck!

hova on When (and how) do you ...

2 months ago

Example 1: I have Greater Auramancy and Cathars' Crusade in play, my opponent has Panharmonicon in play and plays a Meteor Golem . Can he destroy my Greater Auramancy and then my Cathars' Crusade with the Meteor Golem ´s double triggered abilities?

Example 2: I have Aegis of the Gods in play. My opponent has Warstorm Surge in play and uses Balthor the Defiled ability to get let's say 10 creature back from his graveyard to play. Warstorm Surge then triggers 10 times dealing different amounts of damage. Can he target one of the triggers at Aegis of the Gods (killing the creature) and then the rest target them at me?

Strangelove on Anje's Madness

3 months ago

Hey Matt, 'saw your reddit post and wanted to help!

I like the Psychosis Crawler effects with Shadow of the Grave as well as the Worldgorger combo dumping madness creatures with Anje.

I'd drop some of the vanilla madness for a few more lands and ramp (34-36 lands/ 6-8 ramp).

Squee, Goblin Nabob and Bone Miser were mvp, I'd put them back in.

Here are a few more:

Living Death / Balthor the Defiled / (etc)...

Ruthless Sniper / Flameblade Adept / Grisly Survivor ... low curve.

Hazoret's Monument ... win-more.

Bag of Holding / Dragon Mage ... win-more.

eatmygender on Grenzo, Goblin Warlord

3 months ago

My suggestion for this one is that you go all-in on the graveyard synergy, because realistically, the instant and sorcery package is going to be a whole lot less effective than running utility creatures since it just hits the bin with no effect (e.g. Avalanche Riders over Seismic Spike , Balthor the Defiled over Living Death , Magus of the Moon over Blood Moon , you get the idea). If you need help with finding ideas for utility creatures and engine pieces, check out my list, I've worked on it WAYY too much.

Wolfishhalfling on Mortality Shift

3 months ago

Balthor the Defiled might be fun! You could play some stuff like Songs of the Damned and/or Dark Ritual to speed the combo up if you want.

WhaleProfessor on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

4 months ago

Hi there man! I just love your deck and my playgroup is having a lot of fun with it!

I have included Sling-Gang Lieutenant and Warteye Witch and they have been working great for me. I'm also thinking about playtesting Feldon of the Third Path , which looks good in this deck. I was curious about your opinion regarding that card?

Balthor the Defiled also looks pretty nice (he is one of my favorite cards in all Magic since I was a kid, so my judgment could be wrong) and Bomat Courier could be fun (maybe not strong, but for sure fun!).

Thanks again for sharing your list man! Cheers

Gadianten on Whisper sweet nothings into my graveyard

4 months ago

It looks like you have solid core set up here; some creature recommendations that might prove helpful are Balthor the Defiled for mass reanimation, Gray Merchant of Asphodel to abuse said mass reanimation, Grim Haruspex to feed your hand from some of your self sacrifice mechanics and inevitable board wipe and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed because of his general penchant for abuse.

If you want some good graveyard sculpting cards I recommend Necrologia , with no maximum hand size and a large life payment of 20 or so you can shape a nasty graveyard for reanimation shenanigans especially with Living Death , Twilight's Call or similar spells. While tricky you could also have Morality Shift to setup a devastating reanimation wave with Gray Merchant of Asphodel probably being lethal.

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