Death Baron

Death Baron

Creature — Zombie Wizard

Skeletons you control and other Zombies you control get +1/+1 and have deathtouch.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare
Planechase (HOP) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Death Baron occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.15%


All decks: 0.06%

Death Baron Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Zombie Tribal

4 days ago

Lord of the Accursed , Lord of the Undead , Risen Executioner , Undead Warchief , and Death Baron are all good zombie ‘lord’ creatures that will make your entire bird hit harder.

Nsuper on Which combat damage happens first, ...

1 week ago

I am usually good with rules, but this one is stumping me. So in the 2-player game, side one has

2 Lord of the Accursed, 1 Death Baron, 1 Reassembling Skeleton, and 1 standard 2/2 zombie token

and they want to attack all out on side two, which has

2 Basilica Screecher, and 1 Wall of Limbs with 9 +1/+1 counters and the enchantment Dying Wish.

The problem comes with what order the damage is dealt. If creature damage is dealt first, then Dying Wish would kill player one by the deathtouch given by Death Baron. Yet if player damage is dealt first, then player one would win. If both damage are simultaneous, then each player would lose; if this is the case, who would win?

aogoli on Noxious Horde

2 weeks ago

Death Baron can replace at least 2x Deadly Allure. And if you want a second wining condition you could go more aggro. Zombie Infestation, for example, is a good option since it doesn't need to tap land to activate its abilities, and it also triggers madness more easily (or other graveyard related abilities). And following the aggro strategies you can use Rotting Giant if you want, but I believe it would require different sorts of lands like Evolving Wilds.

Also, two cards I believe that can match the art of your deck are Strength of Night (can give +3/+3 to all zombies) and Silumgar Scavenger which may help you to attack later on.

bradtheimpaler13 on Liliana's Turning

2 weeks ago

Good start. There's definitely some cuts you can make, even if you stay budget freindly. There's several utility lands that can go in here that aren't bad on the wallet. Cabal Stronghold is the budget Cabal Coffers.Bojuka Bog, the cycling lands, Reliquary Tower Myriad Landscape to name a few. You could probably cut Undead Servant, Covenant of BloodFlesh to Dust and Pharika's Spawn for some better choices. Sidisi, Undead Vizier will be an all-star in here. Not the cheapest but not bank braking ( at least last I checked.) Worth the investment. Death Baron could fill another slot.

Balinor5 on Mono B Zombies Sacrifice/Reanimate

3 weeks ago

Seems like Death Baron should be on the main board. I like to run Helldozer because he's fun and can take out nasty lands.

Westvale Abbey  Flip is also a decent card for decks that make lots of creatures.

Cabal Coffers is another good land in a straight black deck with lots of swamps.

Darkewarrior on Mono-black zombies in Pioneer

1 month ago

Rotting Regisaur & Blood Scrivener would be pretty great in this deck, and Graf Harvest would be an amazing early game enchantment, I feel like between Lord of the Accursed and Death Baron you’re giving more than enough buffs to your Zombies and Liliana's Mastery just feels like a hat on a hat and pretty unnecessary (especially sense you can do much better things turn 5+), but turn 2 menace seems like something this deck likes; you can argue that “Lord of the Accursed does the same thing” but the earliest you could use his ability is turn 4... that feels bad when you could have menace much sooner, when you actually could use it to get in for damage, for half the cost...

Ninjew42 on Zombies: The Pingining

1 month ago

Death Baron is better. Menace is neat from the Lord but Deathtouch is better IMO.

bradtheimpaler13 on

1 month ago

awesome!! Maybe Shepherd of Rot or Death Baron??

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