Bane of Bala Ged

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Bane of Bala Ged

Creature — Eldrazi

Whenever Bane of Bala Ged attacks, defending player exiles two permanents he or she controls.

TheOfficialCreator on I solved mana screw and …

1 month ago

Under the default rules, cards like Bronze Horse exist because creatures used to be much, MUCH weaker. Phyrexian Hulk is another example of this. But power creep has made creatures like Bronze Horse irrelevant, phased out by much more powerful 7-drops like Bane of Bala Ged, Ruin Processor, or a 6-drop like Wurmcoil Engine.

multimedia on Abzan Graveyard Recursion Help

2 months ago

Good choices for cuts and adds.

Unfortunately, don't use the scale here to gauge competitiveness of your deck. It's crap, doesn't work well and it's better to just ignore it, turn it off in the editor. Trust me and everyone else who's helping you here in the comments. Your deck is improving, becoming more competitive with each change.

Yes, Bane of Bala Ged is better than Demon of Loathing, but it has similar drawback since it's also 7 mana and has to attack to trigger. Creatures like Bane and Demon are better in colors that have lots of haste enablers. On a budget Abzan doesn't have them therefore if you're going to play high mana cost creatures they should have an ETB ability or provide value another way. Sun Titan is an example, it's 6 mana, but in my opinion it's better than Bane and Demon since it could reanimate something when it ETB and it can be a combo piece.

I'm not saying to not play creatures who don't do anything the turn they ETB, but those creatures should be lower mana cost, not higher mana cost. Low mana cost to potentially play one and something else that same turn or play one and leave up mana for instant interaction with your opponents. Fauna Shaman is a good example, it can't tap the same turn you play it, but it's a 2 drop not a 7 drop. It's possible that Body Launderer won't do anything the same turn it ETB, but it's 4 drop as well as being a combo piece. These are big differences than a 7 drop.


Currently, your only option is to mutate Nethroi at sorcery speed on your turn thus the creatures you reanimate should give you value or combine to win the game that same turn. You don't want to rely on having those creatures on your next turn, reanimating creatures who don't do anything until they can attack could just waste Nethroi mutate. An opponent may just cast a board wipe and destroy all your creatures potentially not getting much from mutate.

There are effects in Abzan that are like haste such as flash or reanimating at instant speed. An effect that gives flash to a creature would let you cast/mutate Nethroi on an opponent's turn. Doing this lets all creatures you reanimated then attack on your next turn.

When you're playing so many creatures giving them flash can be very useful and also powerful. More instant creature reanimation goes with the strategy of self-mill, consistent creatures in graveyard. You're playing Doomed Necromancer, it and Apprentice Necromancer if they can tap can reanimate on an opponent's turn.

BishopAtavist on Abzan Graveyard Recursion Help

2 months ago

multimedia in regards to Demon of Loathing would you say that Bane of Bala Ged is equally subpar? It doesn't need to do combat damage, but it does need to attack, the pay off is that it exiles two permanents instead of just sac'ing one creature.

keizerbuns on Pyre of Eldrazi Heroes

10 months ago

Thanks for the comment, fatalzintomyum, I'm glad you like the deck! I'm not quite sure what you mean when you say I should just play 4 Matter Reshaper since I am already running a full set. If you mean I should be playing Matter Reshaper as my lowest CMC creature, I already tried that in my first version of this deck and the deck didn't really run very smoothly, it was a little too slow to get started.

That being said, maybe I don't have to start at 1 CMC and go up from there, maybe I could go with what I think you're suggesting and start with 2 drops instead. Both Nest Invader and Eldrazi Skyspawner both look like excellent suggestions for ramp, but I think I might need the card draw effect like what Salvage Drone had more than ramp so I can find my Pyre of Heroes more reliably. Do you have any suggestions for 2 or 3 drops that can help me draw?

I think Endbringer and Drowner of Hope are both great suggestions for my 6 drops, maybe I'll try that out and see how I like it. Currently I'm just using the 6 CMC creatures as a toolbox so I can grab which ever one I think best fits the current situation and those look like they have a lot of utility!

I did also think about adding Wretched Gryff but I decided not to add it just because I thought Bane of Bala Ged was my best strongest 7 drop and I added in the Dread Defiler to make use of the creatures I was sacrificing and putting in my graveyard. I actually don't want to pod into my Elder Deep-Fiend cause it's ability only triggers if you cast it, and podding it just puts it onto the battlefield from the library.

Thanks again for the suggestions! I'll try them out and see if I can't improve this deck further!

InfectedToe on Budget Eldrazi Combo Deck

10 months ago

Very true Good_Old_Phyrexian. Made this deck a while ago (probably didn't consider legend rule at the time). You would definitely want to use something like Bane of Bala Ged or Pathrazer of Ulamog instead of Ulamog himself in the combo then.

Won't be updating the deck though since I don't feel like editing a year old deck and bringing it to the top of my profile lol.

keizerbuns on Pyre of Eldrazi Heroes

10 months ago

Thanks wallisface! Adding the 0 fixed it, I don't know why I didn't think of that haha

I always appreciate advice, so this is very much appreciated!

You're totally right about everything you said there. I've tried playing this deck in it's current state a few times and it just does not play consistently. At some point I'm going to try and remake this deck, this time starting with 1 CMC creatures like Salvage Drone or Blisterpod and going up to 7 or 8 CMC for Bane of Bala Ged and maybe Elder Deep-Fiend. I'll also ditch the late game cards for some earlier game interaction and try to make it not so dependent on Pyre of Heroes.

Thanks again for the advice, I'll use it to try and make this an actually viable deck!

Polaris on Is ninjutsu a replacement effect …

10 months ago

If you're going to make this a deck, you should know that this applies to "when this creature attacks" triggers as well. For example, deploying Bane of Bala Ged via ninjutsu will not exile any permanents.

Niko9 on Wulfgar, Better Than Isshin!

10 months ago

Looks like a good deck that can play out in a number of ways, and that's always the most fun. Plus, Wulfgar is an awesome character with a long history, so it's always awesome to see him come out and play.

The only thing I can think of is maybe Blade of Selves and Sword of the Animist They both trigger on attacks, so I could be wrong, but they should work with Wulfgar. Plus, blade of selves could get nuts on double trigger, creating more copies, and getting more extra triggers off more copies. It might actually get hard to keep track of : ) But if something like Bane of Bala Ged attacks with Blade of Selves then goes double myriad, then each of those copies triggers attacks...yeah...maybe pretty good : )

Other that that, I don't know, it looks great. So many big beaty creatures that will pull double duty with Wulfgar and all the support they need to come out and play.

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