Death Baron

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

Chuff_Bucket on Zombauer

5 days ago

I would highly recommend Black Sun's Zenith - it's a great board wipe that can get around indestructible creatures.

You also want to run all the zombie lords if you're going to do Zombie tribal: Death Baron, Lord of the Undead, Undead Warchief to be sure.

I might recommend some other targeted removal, as well; ones that can hit planeswalkers, like Hero's Downfall and Ruinous Path.

Mono black is really slow on ramp without a mana doubler like Cabal Coffers or Crypt Ghast, so I would recommend Burnished Hart as well to get some ramp on in the early game.

Some Planeswalkers could do you well here, too: try Liliana of the Dark Realms, Sorin Markov, Liliana Vess, Ob Nixilis Reignited.

Additionally, here are some cards that are just really fun to play: Rise of the Dark Realms, In Garruk's Wake.

midget_overlord on Zombalcalypse

2 weeks ago

Just want to point out that this isn't standard as you say. I'd move it to the modern section. And if you're doing that Death Baron is great.


3 weeks ago

Yeah sure... things like red burn spells, are nothing one would want to have in his her deck.

Also stating that modern games end before turn 5 is on the border between naive and stupid. Yes there are decks that CAN win before turn 5 - with a good hand, and without hindrance from the opponent. THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ALWAYS WIN BEFORE THAT, OR EVEN MOST OF THE TIME DO SO.

Price does not represents the power of a card well (especially if the rarities are not the same), as is the case with Death Baron & Stromkirk Captain - if doubt think about it what would you like more zombies + their lord, or vampires + their lord.
Most modern decks use creatures in some way or other to win. Stating otherwise is just false.
(Is Captivating Vampire better than stromkirk captin too? ... it costs more)

Vampire Nocturnus functions as a permanent pump spell. And as such it has a very strict limit in its power. Bloodline Keeper  Flip on the other hand generates a LOT MORE value. Nocturnus if left unchecked does not necessarily wins the game, unlike bloodline keeper. To put it simply, AFTER BOARDWIPE VAMPIRE NOCTURNUS IS JUST A LOT WORSE TOPDECK - and in a creature based strategy its not that bad of an idea to plan against board wipes. (That is without touching on the fact that one can topdeck a land, and not have uncracked fetches on the field)
Also in modern ramp is a thing (and in a tribe where best thing come at 2/3/4 cmc its not bad to have such things) ->Springleaf Drum


3 weeks ago

Not +1/+1, but 1st strike.

On attack it can kill infect, and deathtouch without a blink of the eye, on blocking, it can gang up and kill attackers without worry of loss of the creatures.

So yes its brutally powerfull. On the same level as Knight Exemplar - which is good enough for legacy...
+1/+1 doesn't matter that much, that is why Death Baron, Captivating Vampire & the like are shit.

frusciante7 on I WANT BIG FAT FLIERS!

3 weeks ago

"powerhouses like Stromkirk Captain"... Wait what?! +1/+1 first strike isn't good. Knight Exemplar, Drogskol Captain or Death Baron are much better 3 cmc 'lords' tbh.

Also I don't quite see how Keeper is a 'fat flyer' by being a 3/3 initialy. And good luck using him if you ever get to transform him in modern ;)

GeminiSpartanX on Zombie deck (pricey)

3 weeks ago

Add a set of AEther Vials and finish the playset of Death Barons then this deck will be expensive lol.

casmiel on Necrosis: Modern Zombie Infect

3 weeks ago

I'll replace Kessig Wolf Run with Shizo, Death's Storehouse, it's not that much more expensive anyways. I'll probably never go 3C on any of my decks, the prices for fetchlands and good duals are pretty obscene. If I could, I'd definitely go Blue as well though.

I thought about Glissa, the Traitor and she does pack quite a punch, I just need to take out something else for her. I've put her on hold until I figure that out, since she is more of a "nice to have" creature (like Death Baron) instead of a core part of the strategy.

I agree on Night's Whisper, sometimes I wish I could draw more cards. That and Gitaxian Probe are definitely on the radar. I'll have to make some space for a few Rancor as well. As always in MTG, it's harder to take cards out than to add new ones in

Thanks for the tips!

sliversftw on Tiny Necromancer

3 weeks ago

Unless you want to add more artifacts I would cut Phylactery Lich and add Death Baron or Lord of the Undead.

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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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