Death Baron


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders 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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Cardhoarder (MTGO) 17%

0.56 TIX $1.05 Foil


Death Baron Discussion

LithiumHD on Zombie Uprising

1 day ago

if budget is not a problem Death Baron would go nicely here.

also consider Endless Ranks of the Dead

also because its casual, consider Grave Betrayal because why not? works well with Call to the Grave

jobes94 on Token Zombie

2 days ago

I'm probably going to make it more consistent. I would probably run another Corpse Harvester, another Stronghold Assassin and a playset of Death Barons at the very least. The only reason there are a. Unchanged of one offs is because those are the cards I've had on hand or saw in cards hops that I could afford.

Pieguy396 on Looking for a Modern Zombie ...

3 days ago

I don't have a decklist, but a good place to start would be:

4 Gravecrawler

4 Aether Vial

4 Lord of the Undead (or Cemetery Reaper)

4 Death Baron (or Risen Executioner)

3 Diregraf Captain

4 Relentless Dead

For removal, you have Dark Salvation and Fatal Push, and of course Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize for hand disruption. The big problem with Zombies is that you have a bunch of great 3-drops and rather few good 2-drops. Relentless Dead is really the only one that comes to mind.

TheSurgeon on Dead: Legion Elite

4 days ago

@musicman3310- Whelp, you got into mah brain; I just ordered a foil Death Baron off of eBay. Gonna see if a buddy-o-mine has another. Thanks again, dude!

musicman3310 on Dead: Legion Elite

5 days ago

There's always Death Baron if you got the $$$.

Mairon_Bauglir on Experimental deck

1 week ago

well first piece of advice I would give, is to drop a lot of those creatures and spells that don;t directly help, like Quest for the Gravelord is a card that usually looks good but is pretty slow compared to other zombie styles. I would highly recommend the following zombies, Gravecrawler that one is the best 1 mana drop zombie and most aggressive 1 drop that has proabably ever been made and can only be ever truly stopped by being exiled which is a rather uncommon deck strategy, Highborn Ghoul as he can swing past nonblack/nonartifact decks and provide easy constant damage and with the right buff could be a game ender by himself. Relentless Dead his menace is pretty good but his ressurection ability to bring back other zombies to the field is unparalleled and he can save himself by paying a single mana. Lord of the Undead is a good 3 drop buffer zombie and works as a slightly slower ressurection card but is still pretty good. Cryptbreaker is easily second best 1 mana drop zombie ever made even if he is more subtle than Gravecrawler because once Cryptbreaker has a zombie horde to work with he can draw a lot of draw very quickly and has been the cause of several touranment wins by himself plus his discard works pretty well if you have useless cards in your hands that you can turn into zombies. Diregraf Colossus works very well as he works with graveyard styled decks but his zombie spawning ability especially in combo with Gravecrawler can become crazy after a few turns. Also since you seem to want to build a zombie deck around Liliana, the Last Hope ultimate ability, I'm rather surprised you haven't seen or put in Endless Ranks of the Dead it is a bit slow at first but can create literally infinite token zombies to overwhelm most opponents. Spiteful Returned is a zombie a lot of people overlook but he can work very well either as a fighter or a buffer for an end game strategy, Unbreathing Horde is a really good frontline fighter that can be extremely hard to take down if a large amount of zombies are in play when he comes out, Death Baron his abilities speak for themselves turning the weak zombies into death dealing monsters and gives them a buffer, Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a really good zombie card to use as the exploit ability can be unparalled if used with the resurrection abilities of Relentless Dead and Lord of the Undead to bring out whatever you need to bring out to end the game. Attrition and Mind Slash work as sac cards that provide a lot of versatility and control to the field and work well with the making of zombie tokens. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is a good zombie that makes all your nontoken zombies harder to kill and makes them a bit tougher through his buff and undying ability, plus he is a 5/5 with intimidate which can be pretty powerful on it's own. Grave Betrayal is not really practical in too many situations but can be a fun card to put out and makes it fairly powerful. And finally if you're going all in with zombies it would irresponsible to not mention Coat of Arms that artifact makes all of your zombies hilariously strong, if 8 zombies are out they all get +7/+7 and as most zombies are 2/2 then they would all become 9/9 zombies just with Coat of Arms and not even taking into account all the other buffer cards. I hope these suggestions help! Cheers!

ghoul_Legion on Experimental deck

1 week ago

Some cards from modern/standard that are popular in zombie decks I might have forgotten some, but I havent played zombie in a damn while.

Cemetery Reaper

Death Baron

Lord of the Undead

Blood Scrivener

Zombie Infestation or Rotting Rats + Prized Amalgam is also a nice combo


Diregraf Captain

Undead Warchief

Diregraf Ghoul

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Compelling Deterrence


Sunken Hollow

Choked Estuary


2 weeks ago

if you want the ability to be casting cards like Army of the Damned and Empty the Pits your land could use a little boost from maybe a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or two. otherwise the mana costs are just way too high to get out reliably in a match

Looks like Endless Ranks of the Dead would also be a card that would fit what youre trying to do with the deck. more zombies are always nice.

Also just to drop a couple of zombies that would work well here theres Geralf's Messenger and Death Baron

hope this helps!

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