Death Baron


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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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Death Baron

Creature — Zombie Wizard

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

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Death Baron Discussion

zAzen7977 on LILIANA'S CHILDREN (Mono-black Zombies GRN)

9 hours ago

donboni, thank you for your comment!!! I'm glad that you enjoy the deck as much as I do, and that you've had success playing it! Zombies are really satisfying to play with lately, especially with the return of Death Baron.

It's impressive that you've only been playing for three months, you're doing great. I've been playing for years and I'm still learning.

I really like MtG because the game is always changing and the community is so large, friendly, and like-minded. Plus TappedOut is an awesome resource! My decks have improved thanks to all the suggestions and comments I've received. Many heads are better than one.

Although I will miss Fatal Push, I think the deck is going to be even stronger after the rotation. Let me know how your battles go, and what your thoughts are about the new changes!

Goronagar on Time Skip

17 hours ago

Hi, nice wombo combo:

Liliana, Untouched By Death + Rooftop Storm + Sidisi, Undead Vizier

activiting the Liliana's ulti and casting infinte Sidisi / Tutor with rooftop storm without paying mana costs.

I'm missing some nice zombies chiefs:

Death Baron, Lord of the Accursed, Risen Executioner, Zombie Master

Dictate of Kruphix isn't a good card draw, just use some better draw engine: Military Intelligence, Kindred Discovery

carpecanum on Scarab god control

6 days ago

Gravecrawler, Death Baron, Obelisk of Urd, Call to the Grave, Raving Dead, Zombie Master, Rite of Replication.

Runed Stalactite makes your boss a zombie for zombie bonuses.

Your zombies will die. Your boss can bring back zombies. You have to protect your boss in case of multiple exiles. Alexi's Cloak effectively counters whatever was going to kill him then gives him shroud. Neurok Stealthsuit can do the same. Swiftfoot Boots etc.

No Rest for the Wicked and Wail of the Nim protect from board wipes (mostly saving your boss so he has mana to bring back a couple creatures instead of being recast).

Does that planeswalker actually help?

Sparky41 on Zombies

1 week ago

As someone who put together a modern zombies list, I'd say it's a bit of a meta call. By that I mean in a vacuum it may not be the "best" option, especially not against fast combo (although that could be mitigated by maindeck discard and/or splashing white for Tidehollow Sculler) or unfair aggro decks like bridgevine. But I play it as a fun and original choice that just so happens to be a sweet foil to all of the attrition-style decks played at my FNM. The selling point of Zombies is that they are recursive, so they play out like slower merfolk, but also have enough card advantage to keep up with any UWx control deck, any GBx midrange deck, Grixis Death's Shadow, Mardu Pyromancer, the list goes on. Notice the comparison to merfolk, as I feel the best build of zombies looks quite a lot like thetanman91's list, but includes lands that almost always come in untapped (fetch, shock, fastlands, basics), and also mutavault and aether vial to provide the aggressive pressuring stance any creature deck in modern should provide. My personal color splash choice is green, which is for maindeck Lotleth Troll and sideboard abrupt decay/maelstrom pulse, though blue and white each have their merits. The coolest thing about the deck is that you can tune the numbers of your specific zombies to face the kinds of decks you expect to see-add more lords (especially Death Baron) if your meta is heavy on humans, CoCo, or other creature decks; add more value zombies like Relentless Dead or Cryptbreaker if you expect midrange; add interactive zombies if you expect combo, like the aforementioned Tidehollow Sculler or my personal favorite, a few copies of collective brutality, which synergizes quite well with Dread Wanderer and Gravecrawler. And that isn't even covering the untapped potential of the new cards like Assassin's Trophy when they come out!

The most important thing to remember-never write a deck or archetype off as unplayable in modern, there are always ways to make decks viable. Such is the fun of a wide open format.


Feltrix on Heroes get Remembered... But Zombies Never Die

1 week ago

I think in the deck you have, I'd stick with Never / Return over Hero's Downfall. It synergizes with both your zombies and your graveyard themes. Abrupt Decay is probably the strongest of your removal and Geth's Verdict is the weakest, but ideally I'd put in some Fatal Pushes. I'd drop a copy or two of Sign in Blood. It's really not a great source of card draw. Maybe 1x Grisly Salvage? It's nice, but not amazing in an aggressive deck. Also, I'd run Lord of the Accursed over Death Baron.

FSims81 on 'Facts about Zombies

2 weeks ago

I'll look into some of your suggestions. Dragon's Hoard is here as a utility card. It produces mana, it provides another artifact for the Lich, and if I am able to cast the the Bone Dragon I can add some card draw too. I prefer the dragon in this iteration because it is pairing with Death Baron to pick up death touch. Plus he's really the only late game play I have, helps as a mana sink.

zAzen7977 on CORPSE FLINGER (Jund Zombie Tribal)

3 weeks ago

Thanks DeviousPenguin666!! I'm conflicted about the ratio of Death Barons to Lord of the Undeads. The idea is to use the latter to return discarded Diregraf Colossus' and Unbreathing Hordes to my hand. I'll keep tinkering with the ratio.

DeviousPenguin666 on CORPSE FLINGER (Jund Zombie Tribal)

3 weeks ago

This is sweet! Just out of curiosity, what makes Lord of the Undead better than Death Baron? I think going up to 4 Baron seems like it would be good in a lot of matchups. +1!

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