Death Baron


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
Shards of Alara Rare

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Death Baron

Creature — Zombie Wizard

Skeleton creatures you control and other Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1 and have deathtouch.

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Death Baron Discussion

CalebMaSmith on Liliana's Horde

10 hours ago

I recommend getting some Endless Ranks of the Dead up in here for exponential growth of zombies...Geth, Lord of the Vault is great for taking control of your opponent's graveyard, Death Baron is pretty expensive but +1/1 and death touch is nothing to joke at.[Undead Warchief] is my personal favorite because it buffs itself up also so it isn't as weak as you think.

midget_overlord on Corpses on Corpses

1 week ago

Ok, first off, your deck has 2 too many cards, you'll need to cut those. Secondly, I think you'll find you have too few lands to be consistent. Next, I believe there are better zombies. Here's a few. I don't know what your budget is, so some of these may be a bit pricey.

Lord of the Undead

Undead Warchief

Corpse Harvester

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Relentless Dead

Phyrexian Crusader

Death Baron

Gravespawn Sovereign

Zombie Master

Risen Executioner

Scourge of Nel Toth

Other card suggestions.

Skullclamp If you have Gravecrawler, it's a 2 mana draw 2.

Dictate of Erebos A good way to keep opponents locked down.

Thornbite Staff Combined with Gisa, you can keep pumping out zombies at a MUCH faster rate

Coat of Arms The ultimate buff to a tribal deck.

Hope that helps!

JA14732 on Come a bit closer.... [[dies]]

2 weeks ago

If you're looking to make this really zombie tribal, you'll need the zombie lords. I see Lord of the Accursed and Diregraf Colossus (somewhat), but I'd recommend adding in Death Baron (he's a bit pricey for some people), Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, Undead Warchief and Zombie Master. If you're looking to continue the discard subtheme, then Necrogen Mists will really hurt players, forcing them to essentially skip their draw steps. Additionally, I cannot recommend Phyrexian Arena enough...unless I'm recommending Necropotence aka the Skull aka the best card draw engine in the game. It does nonbo a bit with your discard theme, but eh, it's still Necro.

Thinking about ways to get rid of Demonic Pact is harder. The card's basically a flavor choice, and not even close to good in EDH, but I guess you could try trolly shenanigans like Phyrexian Negator, Smokestack, Possessed Portal (works hilariously well with Necro), Ratchet Bomb, All Is Dust, Claws of Gix (which is likely your best option), Curse of the Cabal (which is bad), Damping Engine shenanigans, and Forbidden Ritual. Aka bad cards and, in my opinion, if you're forcing yourself to play bad cards to justify playing a bad card which is in your deck because of flavor, you likely should just cut the offending card. Up to you, however.

newt_mcmac on Army of the Undead God.

2 weeks ago

If you're looking to get taller, then there are more lords that can be played in zombies. Undead Warchief is probably my favorite, but there's also Lord of the Undead, Death Baron, and Metallic Mimic in a pinch. There are also artifacts that serve as lords, such as Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies.

If you're looking for things to cut, there are quite a few low impact or inefficient spells in your list that I"m sure you're aware of, but you could also easily cut a ton of spot removal. Most EDH players only run a few pieces of spot removal and some number of board wipes. The reason spot removal is only so-so in EDH is because you don't want to be the one at the table using up your resources to deal with individual threats while there are three other players using their resources to build up their boards. Two of them also get the benefit of your spot removal without having to do any work for it. You usually just end up behind.

Zholto on Skeletons

3 weeks ago

Death Baron Will defentitly be a must later down the line when you get to some upgrades.

Funkydiscogod on Jund Afflict Terror

3 weeks ago

I could see an unblocked Wildfire Eternal really punishing the opponent with a free Violent Ultimatum or Titanic Ultimatum.

Since all your creatures are Zombies, would Death Baron or other zombie lords would be any good?

clown_baby on SwampCrawling GraveWalkers

3 weeks ago

Definitely put Death Baron in the deck, I'd swap a couple Zulaport Cutthroat for it. Also you might want to look into some artifact buffs like Obelisk of Urd or Door of Destinies, which plays really well with Gravecrawler+Nantuko Husk. Maybe throw in a couple Relentless Dead into the mix. Personally I would make it exclusively zombie but you do you :)

TheVectornaut on Graveyard

3 weeks ago

With a little shift in focus, you could probably turn this into a zombie list. There are a fair number of zombies that interact with the grave such as Diregraf Colossus and Gravecrawler. You'd also want some lords like Cemetery Reaper and Undead Warchief. Death Baron also synergizes with the skeletons. If you want to go all in on the Nighthowler plan, I'd recommend some way to deal direct damage in case your opponent has chump blockers. Something like Rite of Consumption might work. If you're willing to go green, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Splinterfright work well with such a strategy.

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