Korlash, Heir to Blackblade


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

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

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Korlash, Heir to Blackblade Discussion

lagotripha on DoC and PO

2 weeks ago

Heres my big list of playable cards for mono black Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox - It hasn't been updated in a while mind, so theres some stuff in the most recent sets worth a look.

I reccomend cutting urborg and stronghold for more swamps or utility - you don't have anything like Profane Command that calls for tons of mana. If you want to go that direction, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade and Liliana of the Dark Realms with a bunch of ramp and X cost spells.

Without that though, Lashwrithe or Geralf's Messenger/Gray Merchant of Asphodel will do a lot.

Mono blacks big advantage is a huge number of versatile answers in the sideboard- from Infinite Obliteration to Storage Matrix, there is a card for pretty much any situation. The battle is having it in-hand when you need it. Its a fun deck with a lot of versatility- have fun with the builds.

Starsky2814 on What are some fun mono ...

3 weeks ago

Maybe try these on for size:

Good luck!

Force_of_Willb on Shade of the Past

1 month ago

There are many ways to build mono black, and there aren't many different cards that I can suggest that haven't been included in your maybe list. Typical builds of mono black that has had some success in modern include Zombies or Vampires. The deck formula is usually the same. ~22 lands, ~26 creatures (8 1-drops, 8 2-drops, 6 3-drop, 4 4+ drops), and ~12 disruption spells consisting of discard and removal. Some problems I see with your current deck is that the curve doesn't flow as your lowest creature CMC is 3 and you would only have about a 17% chance to have one in hand by turn three. Another problem with mono black is that it runs out of gas compared to other colors, your current build has only 2 draw spells (and not a great one at that).

If i was to build i would try out something like this: Creatures (in order or preference):

1 - drops (8): Gravecrawler ($) or Bloodsoaked Champion / Dread Wanderer (budget) - recursion, threats that continue late game and can recover after a sweeper (maybe even one you cast yourself)

Shadow Alley Denizen - makes other creatures difficult to block (worse against other black deck matchups)

Typhoid Rats - unfavorable to block, trades favorably on defense late game

Hex Parasite - Usual for removing counters / killing plainswalkers (Meta Choice)

Vampire Lacerator, Guul Draz Vampire, or Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Ghoul - choices if you build vampires or zombies

2 - drops (8): Bloodghast, Scrapheap Scrounger - recursion threats

Gifted Aetherborn - Vampires - difficult to block, gains life, good on defense

Most modern decks use Dark Confidant $$$ - some budget options to help draw cards could include Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, Pain Seer

3 - drops (6): Vampire Nighthawk is the best option in the three spot and should be a 4x of.

if building zombies you have other options, usually they use the 3 spot for lords DeathBaron ($), Diregraf Colossus, or Lord of the Accursed (budget) pumps and makes blocking harder.
Geralf's Messenger can remove 4 life without even attacking, trades favorably once and gets bigger - downside is the coming into play tapped. or Plague Belcher which is good if you have a gravecrawler to target the negative counters.

Ruin Raider and Grim Haruspex can hep draw you cards to keep you gassed.

4+ Drops (4): These are you finishers, if budget is not an option than Phyrexian Obliterator is the choice.

For zombies you could try a combination of Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Korlash, Heir to Blackblade as the legend multiples rule doesnt really count against him. Grave Titan could be an option too.

Vampires the choice is Vampire Nocturnus

Budget considerations include values cards like Nekrataal/Ravenous Chupacabra or Desecration Demon which has seen some success before.

For your removal package you need to think about a balance that supports your deck. If you are playing aggro with creatures that have recursion than hand disruption that targets instants and sorceries are weak. I would focus on creature removal with high kill spells and Harsh Scrutiny. If your creatures are weak to removal or have high amounts of evasion then the protect package Duress would be better. Obviously cards like Thoughtseize which targets both is better, but stick to one type that best suites the deck you build and place the other type in the sideboard.

For lands I would cut to 22, they can be all swamps but you can try out cards like Leechridden Swamp/Piranha Marsh/Desert of the Glorified/Ifnir Deadlands/Scavenger Grounds (meta choice) or Terramorphic Expanse/Canyon Slough/Fetid Pools if speed isn't too important

Crow_Storm on Zombie Devotion(updated)

1 month ago

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade would seem good in this deck.

Zettsuu on Are you afraid of the big black X?

2 months ago

thaliascuck Yes, im aware of Nykthos and this new dominaria land, but i don't feel there is enough colorless spells to cast with it, and it also weakenings Korlash, Heir to Blackblade There are only 5 cards that you can spend the colorless mana, im not counting the Desecration Demon i will replace him with a few Phyrexian Obliterator, my deck is very cruical to hit the forth land. At this stage is very easy to take the lead. I have few Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, but i don't feel there is enough room for the colorless mana, especially when you have the Korlash as a game finisher. But thank you for you suggestion :) Im trying to aware Lilianas :D too expensive ;_;

gdm1989 on It's like murder except legal (MonoB Control EDH)

2 months ago

Funny you mentioned that I was facing a Korlash, Heir to Blackblade edh deck and I had Wall of Souls and Phyrexian Obliterator on the battlefield. He kinda forgot about obliterator's effect and had to sac 30 permanents XD Sadistic Sacrament is also hilarious

Lumek on Modern Korlash Ramp

2 months ago

Lashwrithe is must in this deck. Thanks to living weapon it's kind of similar to 2 for 1 (you get creature and equipment in one card). Synergy with lifelink. Synergy with Mutilate (equiped creature survives). As game continues, it's more powerful and every creature becomes huge.
You should also try Rite of Consumption, in sideboard maybe. Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Lashwrithe could be handled by chumpblocking. Some decks can prevent you from attacking, Rite of Consumption solves both.
Last suggestion is Profane Command instead of Sorin's Vengeance. Is 2 for 1 naturally, can kill small creature early game, similar to Lashwrithe is more powerful as game continues and with really big creatures fear mode could come pretty handy too.

Styrupp on Are you afraid of the big black X?

3 months ago

Zettsuu: consider moving Extirpate to sideboard, can be a dead card in many matches.

Hard to find good mono black creatures thats cheap. but you could consider Gifted Aetherborn and Tombstalker could be fun in casual games. Korlash, Heir to Blackblade are really good in a mono black swamp deck but cost a little more.

Phyrexian Crusader could be a fun card in sideboard vs burn and control.

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