Korlash, Heir to Blackblade

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Korlash, Heir to Blackblade

Legendary Creature — Zombie Warrior

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Swamps you control.

: Regenerate Korlash.

Grandeur — Discard another card named Korlash, Heir to Blackblade: Search your library for up to two Swamp cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade Discussion

Last_Laugh on Signature Spellbook: Gideon

3 days ago

TypicalTimmy - No worries man. The artist is the best person they could've commissioned for the art. He hasn't done any MTG art in 11 years (since Shadowmoor) and he did the art for both Dakkon Blackblade and Korlash, Heir to Blackblade , so the fact that they obviously went out of their way to make this happen (and even thought to) is pretty damn cool.

GhostChieftain on Lore Based Decks

2 weeks ago

I was just laying in bed unable to sleep and thinking about Dakkon Blackblade (as one does). I got to thinking, there is a Blackblade Reforged card and Korlash, Heir to Blackblade , Demonlord Belzenlok had the sword and ol Gids is the current wielder. I could totally make an edh deck based on the lore of blackblade (plus some ramp so it can be not completely terrible).

My question to you is; if you were to make a janky lore based edh deck, what story in magic would you base it around?

lagotripha on Mono Black ramp optimization

3 weeks ago

This list isn't up to date with the latest sets, but its my big pile of 'I found this useful once' black cards. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox

The mono black ramp I've made work best is built around Korlash, Heir to Blackblade , and to a lesser extent Lashwrithe 's amazing synergy with lifelinkers. The goal is to go over burn/pure aggro with lifelink/deathtouch, pressure control (and side in Distended Mindbender ), and take midrange to low enough life that a single burn spell ends the game. Damnable Pact is amazing in that shell, as it can both kill your opponent outright and refill your hand.

Painful Quandary tends to outperform sanguine/blood in that deck if you need an enchantment, as you should be taking your opponents low enough that taking them 20-0 isn't needed, taking them from 7-0 is more likely. If your meta sees stuff like solemnity combo or finks combo, cards like Memoricide are more practical.

As much as I love divinity of pride as a card, it is best served in variants on the Phyrexian Obliterator / Gray Merchant of Asphodel shell where you find yourself with a lot of life. If you are dead set on making it work here, you need to look to close out the game with gary and pack a lot of hand disruption.

Kjartan on black colorless goodness

3 weeks ago

You run Extraplanar Lens , Crypt Ghast and Cabal Stronghold but you don't really have anything to ramp into. Your curve ends at 4 and you have no mass draw, so the ramping seems kind of wasted.

Heartless Summoning also seems very off with your current list. There is nothing to really abuse with it, and getting a Korlash, Heir to Blackblade out a turn early definitely doesn't seem to be worth the drawback

On a positive note, Lashwrithe could be good here,

Darth_Savage on How Much Life You Got?

3 months ago

Budget doesn't need to be bad and some of your card choices here are just bad, particularly Insatiable Harpy, which should be Vampire Nighthawk or Gifted Aetherborn. Squelching Leeches is also marginal, Dread Shade, Desecration Demon or even Korlash, Heir to Blackblade would be better choices. Given the number of creatures you are running Throne of the God-Pharaoh might work, also since you are mono black Mire's Toll and Soot Imp might be worth a shot. I occasionally run a devotion deck Sweet (black) devotion, which might give you some ideas, though it definately isn't budget.

If you simply want to build a lifegain/drain deck, I'd look at cards like Sovereign's Bite, Alms of the Vein, Rite of Consumption and maybe Chancellor of the Dross. Also have a look at Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox, this is a list of the major black cards for modern. I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

zephyrmoth on Yargle, Glutton of Urborg | Commander's Quarters

7 months ago

This actually isn't a bad shell for a budget Korlash, Heir to Blackblade looking at it, though it does obviously push it up to a $20 deck.

Dennis14 on Black Ramp

7 months ago

I think that the deck has potential but some card slots can be improved.

You've already addressed that but Liliana of the Dark Realms is a really weak PW and would be better as almost anything else be it Liliana of the Veil or Ob Nixilis Reignited.

Crypt Ghast is a very fragile ramp card and also doesn't work with Damnation being your only option of removing creatures. I'd either move Damnation to the SB or find other ramp options besides Crypt Ghast (which I'd advise anyway).

Some other mana ramp options can be:
Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Gauntlet of Power, Hedron Archive, Gilded Lotus and also Burnished Hart/Wayfarer's Bauble and Solemn Simulacrum.

For the big finisher of the deck I'd suggest something which isn't neutralized by Path to Exile like:
Walking Ballista (which can serve as removal before going to the face), Torment of Hailfire or Profane Command/Exsanguinate/Consume Spirit.
Josu Vess, Lich Knight is a pretty good payoff as well with 9x creatures for 10-mana (but a non-bo with Damnation).

I'd also replace Diabolic Revelation (too mana hungry and win-more) with Mastermind's Acquisition which can let you tutor SB cards and keep extra win-cons in the SB so they can't get hit by discard or extraction effects.

I'd also prefer Nihil Spellbomb to Relic of Progenitus in the SB.

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