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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Balthor the Defiled Discussion
5 days ago
Balthor the Defiled could work in here. Might be a little risky but could be fun.
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.
Good luck! :)
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!
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.
1 month ago
Fun looking 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 :)
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.
- Balthor the Defiled is a zombie with a Living Death like effect
- Bone Miser is sadly another 5cmc card but with Varina a very strong card
- Fleshbag Marauder with Rooftop Storm and Liliana, Untouched By Death is an empty table for your opponent's and with the other reanimate effects in the deck always a good card.
- Mirror Entity is a low cmc zombie that benefits your plan B
- Bident of Thassa and Coastal Piracy are great draw cards for go wide strategies but maybe a bit to slow
- Zombie Master gives all your zombies swampwalk which can be game ending but maybe is a bit to situational
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