Death Baron

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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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

Adrekan on Modern Dimir Zombies

5 days ago

Also a flipped Liliana, the Last Hope returning Death Baron or your "go get me" creature would -3 her, invariably killing her.

Whereas Liliana, the Last Hope recursion would only -2 her, keeping her alive and works on the turn you play, as supposed to waiting to flip her. Also you would only have to +1 her once and could activate her recursion twice.

It is worth noting however, that Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip's +1 is superior to Liliana, the Last Hope's, and does play into the functionality of the deck.

Pirew on Modern Dimir Zombies

6 days ago

You have to understand, Adrekan, that sequencing of event in this deck is critical. Diregraf Colossus enter the battle field with counters, which are permanent, and the zombies check only happens once upon resolution, so the key is casting him before recurring, so that he gets a buff and you get zombies out. Not only that, but zombies get removed all the time, and I run a couple sacrifice outlets myself, leaving not shortage of ways to get zombies in. A turn two Collective Brutality escalated twice with Gravecrawler and Prized Amalgam leads into a turn three colossus drop, and turn 4 recast, plus Death Baron, which results in 20 power on board , all with deathtouch, for turn 5, when you can Whip of Erebos for lifelink damage. Even with extensive changes, I've yet to find any suitable replacement for colossus, and he fits quite well in that slot.

Casey4321 on Dimir Zombie Tribal

1 week ago

Okay so it's pretty good how about Death Baron

Rufenator on Zombie Tribal

2 weeks ago

Yeah these are the cards that I think would be good adds for this deck:

Buried Alive1x Death Baron1x Dread Summons1xGhoulcaller Gisa1x Gisa and Geralf1x Lord of the Undead1x Oversold Cemetery1x Rooftop Storm1x Stitcher Geralf

Brutticus on Zombieland

2 weeks ago

Nice deck, I like it. Just a few notes:

24 is entirely too many lands for a deck with no mana sinks or discard outlets. Youre monocolor and your curve stops at 4. you could very easily go down to 21.

Second, youre stacked at 4. Cut Liliana's Reaver and Sever the Bloodline. For removal, black has tons of options at two mana; Doomblade, Grasp of Darkness, Ultimate Price, Go for the Throat, etc.

Third, Probably go down to four copies of two lords. I like Death Baron and Cemetery Reaper, but all are good. You want to make room for your lower drops.

Fourth, I dislike Butcher Ghoul. Zombies dont have good options for two drops in modern besides Relentless dead, but unless you have sacrifice synergies, I dont like it, and even then, it's not actually good. pick a two drop, and slap a play set in there, even if its something like a Highborn Ghoul

Fifth and last, pad out your drop suite with a pair of Cryptbreaker.

Mclovin8617 on Flying Zombie Hordes from HELL

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! Looks like you started playing Magic around the same time I did (Theros block) from your card choices? Anyways, I also love Sidisi, Brood Tyrant as a commander and I have a deck here: Taigam's Scheming (Turn 2 Win) Feel free to check it out and leave a +1, but don't worry about the card choice since I took the deck in a very different direction. My meta is semi competitive so I needed to up the power level just to not be outclassed.

Seeing that you are going the full on zombie route, you are missing the best part of going tribal: Zombie Lords!!! Check these out: Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Diregraf Captain, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, Undead Warchief, and Zombie Master.
Most of these cards are older and may be harder to find/expensive, but they are well worth it when your army of 2/2's become 5/5's with deathtouch!

There are 2 ways to get more zombies with Sidisi: Attack or MillIf you want to attack, then you need more evasion and protection for Sidisi. She needs to survive combat so that she can attack each turn!
If you want to mill, you need cards that take the top cards of your library and dump them directly into your grave. That will trigger Sidisi just like an attack. To find cards that mill, go on Gatherer and search for key words: "top", "card", "library", "graveyard". But to get you started with the most recent Magic sets I present: Perpetual Timepiece, Codex Shredder, Contingency Plan, Taigam's Scheming, Crawling Sensation, Corpse Churn, Gisa and Geralf, and Laboratory Brute.

I would suggest a combination of both of the above strategies. You want to make sure you have enough creatures in your deck (maybe 33%) so that you get an almost guaranteed chance of triggering Sidisi with each attack/mill. And also remember that milling multiple creatures at once only gives you 1 zombie each time. So mill only a few cards at a time.

Solid start to a fun and powerful deck! If you want more advice on general EDH deck building (like how many lands to put in, how much artifact ramp, etc.) I'd be happy to help. Happy brewing!

WoolyAllen on UB Madness

3 weeks ago

squatch1235 Yeah I thought about wich zombie lord would fit well, but I'm still not convinced by any. If only Death Baron didn't cost 25$.

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