Balthor the Defiled

Balthor the Defiled

Legendary Creature — Zombie Dwarf

Minion creatures get +1/+1.

(Black)(Black)(Black), Remove Balthor the Defiled from the game: Each player returns all black and all red creature cards from his or her graveyard to play.

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Judgment (JUD) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

Balthor the Defiled Discussion

Trained_Orggasm on Kaervek of the CMC!

5 days ago

Balthor the Defiled could work in here. Might be a little risky but could be fun.

Peoyogon on Ooooh SHIT! A rat!

2 weeks ago

Speaking from experience, I really think that Rat Colony is stronger in EDH than Relentless Rats. The fact that colony counts all your other rats synergizes so well with Marrow-Gnawer. The toughness limitation can actually help you too if you use cards like Skullclamp to get loads of cards, or Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos to punish your opponents' boards. I also love that it's 2 Mana so it is very easy to flood the field with them. I do think that if you do prefer relentless, take out the colonies and go all in with them; in my own deck, I found that they compete for the same space so running both weakened their strengths.

You may also want to consider having some big mass recurssion to bounce back from board wipes. I really like Twilight's Call, Balthor the Defiled, and especially Patriarch's Bidding.

Good luck! :)

Pemmins on Riders on the Storm

3 weeks ago

I would argue that Shirei should not be regarded as a big mana play, but rather as sort of a redundant Garna effect, which should mitigate the downside of its high CMC (you don't really need to cast Garna once Shirei is in play).

That being said, I can see your argument of it only being good with Heartless Summoning out, which is kinda true for all the cards I suggested. I was under the impression that the enchantment was one of the better cards in the deck and thus one you would very often tutor for, but I might be biased due to having a Balthor the Defiled combo deck that heavily relies on HS (and those mana creatures) for its reanimation lines.

Thanks anyway for the thoughtful reply, have a good one!

Peoyogon on Indiscriminate Killing Female

1 month ago

Really fun looking deck!

If you feel like you need more mass recursion, I have had success with Balthor the Defiled and Twilight's Call. Soul-Guide Lantern might also be nice to prevent others from benefitting as well as to help counter other graveyard decks.

Endless Cockroaches and Brood of Cockroaches also might be a way to have another reliable sac creatures. Plus they are cockroaches so I mean, come on :)

Peoyogon on Ayara First of Undead

1 month ago

Fun looking deck!

Have you thought about adding some more mass recursion in? I love Balthor the Defiled, Living Death, and Twilight's Call for my mono black aristocrats deck.

I know you are looking for cards under $10 but you also might want to keep an eye open for a Patriarch's Bidding. This card is incredible in my tribal deck and it looks like it could be great here too! It's possible to find them for less too; I found mine for $13 because it was well used :)

xram666 on Varina: Roid-Rage Zombos n' turn 2 Combos *PRIMER*

4 months ago

Nice deck. I've found a lot of input for my own Varina Deck (Rooftop Zombie Storm. Maybe you want to take a look at it.

From my the deck I can give you the following suggestions.

greyninja on Graveyard commander

4 months ago

I built Muldrotha, the Gravetide and love it

Two friends of mine in dif playgroup each play Karador, Ghost Chieftain

Not mentioned yet is the new Nethroi, Apex of Death which will be a thing

Also Tasigur, the Golden Fang, The Mimeoplasm, Balthor the Defiled, Kethis, the Hidden Hand, Gisa and Geralf, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, etc etc

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