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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Death Baron Discussion

CheeseBro on Sidisi edh

1 day ago

you should cut: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Army of the Damned, Ever After, and Animate Dead.

you should add Scourge of Nel Toth (yes i know u dont want it but its actually good), Extractor Demon, Necrotic Ooze, Sewer Nemesis, Songs of the Damned, Corpse Harvester, Wonder, Sylvan Library.

also not Death Baron is $20.

PartyJ on Grimgrin zombies

2 days ago

I see you are still stating this build. Since your deck isn't filled with the 100 needed cards yet. Let me suggest a few very interesting cards for this commander:

Good luck with the completion of your deck!


dethjakal on Zombies Everywhere!

3 days ago

Death Baron would be a good fit here

ozakoa on Instant cult: Just add mana!

3 days ago

Nice deck dude only thing missing is Soulless One and Death Baron

casmiel on Liliana - Heretical Heretics

4 days ago

Crypt Ghast is pretty much a staple to me in any Mono-Black EDH, it's strictly better than Bog Witch in most cases. Mind Slash is a good enchantment for your deck, it's great with Zombies and fits your theme. Painful Quandary is amazing, makes you a big target in Multiplayer though. If you really want to go for a Zombie tribal, Gempalm Polluter, Geralf's Messenger, Lord of the Undead, Death Baron and Zombie Master are pretty much staples in most Mono-Black Zombie builds I've seen, Rotting Rats also looks good here. Maybe one of those is to your liking? Crypt of Agadeem looks solid here as well.

r-kane on Gisa and Geralf

5 days ago

Best advice I can give right now is to check out other Gisa and Geralf decks. There are a lot of cards missing that are pretty standard in a deck like this. Cards like: Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Havengul Lich, Undead Warchief, Rooftop Storms, Endless Ranks of the Undead etc.

Also remove Millikin. You're not a self mill deck.

To best utilize your commander you want zombies. To this end it might be worth doing an advanced card search for all zombie creature types and browsing through each card (there should be about 15 pages).

Remove cards like animate dead. Not everyone will agree with me here however off the top of my head: Havengul Lich, Gisa and Geralf, Coffin Queen, Gravespawn Sovereign and a few other zombie creatures exist that actually reanimate other zombies or cards directly from the graveyard so it's really not needed.

Since you're not in green you don't have the best ramp cards so you need to think of other means of gaining advantage.

Efficiency:Rooftop Storms and Undead Warchief lessen the cost of casting zombies and this doesn't just mean from your hand. Cards like Gisa and Geralf and Havengul Lich state Cast creature cards from graveyard. Another interesting thing to note is that effects like Bestow, (on cards like Nighthowler, and convoke and emerge can also be taken advantage of when you're able to cast them from the graveyard. You do not get this option with the reanimation mechanic

Infinite Mana combos:Again, do some research on this. The typical blue combo involves Deadeye Navigator and Palinchron however with Gravecrawler+Undead Warchief+Ashnod's Altar you can get infinite colourless. Now this is what you really want because the main combo cards are zombies which plays to your generals strength.

You also want to protect your boardstate so cards like:Kira, Great Glass-Spinner & Venser, Shaper Savant are very strong cards for blue especially Kira because it counters everything aimed at them once each turn. This includes triggered abilities. Very powerful. Profaner of the Dead is also very good and easy on the wallet. Riptide Laboratory is a great recursion land for retrieving most of the powerful blue defensive flash creatures.

A few other much more subtle suggestions include interesting and uncommonly used cards like Zombie Trailblazer. First of all aside from being able to transform any land into a swamp (thus give everything swampwalk), You can actually lock people out of certain colours if you have enough zombies. This is great for control. So if you fear spot removal from white or a counter from blue you can deal with it in a really bizzarre way by converting the lands that worry you into swamps. You'd need to time this correctly though as people can tap in response to you bastardizing their landbase however mana is removed each phase and the transformation lasts untill end of turn so just tap during 1st main phase, go to combat, do stuff in second main phase. Great synergy with Filth as well as Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Cards like Body Double and Mimic Vat also have their uses. Strionic Resonator can be bonkers but requires a very good understanding of the rules.

You'll want enchantments like Black Market and lands like Crypt of Agadeem, Gaea's Cradle and Cabal Coffers for ramp.

Make use of blue's phenominal utility lands like Academy Ruins and Alchemist's Refuge as well as black lands like Volrath's Stronghold

Another thing: Just because you're a gy deck does not mean you shouldn't run GY hate. Running Leyline of the Void and a couple of other gy hate cards is highly recommended.

Lastly, if you're running a theme the consider cards like Coat of Arms and other zombie buffing cards like Death Baron.

You'll want Wonder to run in your graveyard too.

I think I've given you more than enough to think on lol :p

Good luck

Jacen956 on Zom-booyah!

6 days ago

casmiel I like the idea of Cryptbreaker just not sure what I want to take out.. Maybe the Diregraf Captains. I already get buffed by Undead Warchief and Death Baron and both have additional benefits. The mana ramp is based on using Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to add tons of blk to the board by turn 4 or 5. Additionally getting Liliana of Dark Realms maxed out and combo-ing with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth turning all my lands (including colorless) to swamps for huge mana push. Now I can use Cryptbreaker's discard ability to cast From Under the Floorboards for madness.. I only added the Stream of Consciousness to allow me to fetch something(s) that I want from the graveyard before I activate Jace, Memory Adept. But I could see some removal being better.. I also want to utilize my Blue side some more. Any other suggestions/questions?

Spoosky on Zombiestorm

1 week ago

Maybe Grave Pact out for Dictate of Erebos and try to integrate other zombies for example Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Black Market out for Graveborn Muse market its too slow, Relentless Dead is an excellente zombie.

These zombies give you a little more sustainability if you 're playing against red and you try to kill your zombies.

PD: Sorry for my english, its so bad.

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