Belbe, Corrupted Observer

Belbe, Corrupted Observer

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Zombie Elf

At the beginning of each player's postcombat main phase, that player gains for each of your opponents who lost life this turn. (Damage causes loss of life.)

Belbe, Corrupted Observer Discussion

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

2 months ago

yeaGO, I'm not sure what would be the easiest solution when it comes to fixing the 200+ Phyrexian tribal cards. Because now I come to you with some additional cards that don't have their exact types listed in the Fix Card tool creature subtype database.

I can keep bringing fixes for you one by one, but I think you'll get tired of my posts real quick.

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

4 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.


FormOverFunction on Who to lead my Eldrazi …

7 months ago

Just a little bit of tangential thinking here, but what about Belbe, Corrupted Observer ? You’d get the access to green that you want, and spells like Dry Spell would give you (in a four player game, as I usually would play) six colorless mana in your post-combat phase on something like turn three. Worthwhile?

Housegheist on Lathril Blade of the Elves

8 months ago

I like your list, i'm builing a Lathril deck too. Here are some of my suggestions:

A mana-cheap protection option could be delivered by Heroic Intervention . Malakir Rebirth  Flip and Bala Ged Recovery  Flip could be helpful too as they are pretty versatile cards.

If you want some recursion Phyrexian Reclamation could help you to rebuild booardstate after a boardwipe or t-removal.

What about Skemfar Avenger ? He's pretty cheap (in both ways) and would grant you pretty good card-advantage. An absolutely "must have" with that many 1/1's should be Skullclamp which could draw like your entire library. Realmwalker could grant you the top card of your library as a hand card as you can cast elf-spells from top of it.

Maybe you should think about Skyshroud Poacher too, which can tutor all of your elves repeatably for just 3 mana. Only Elvish Piper would be a mana-cheper option.

Gnarlroot Trapper is a perfect Manadork which can grant a creature deathtouch for protection as well. If your gameplan is winning by combat-dmg Beastmaster Ascension would be an absolutely blast.

I personally am not a bit fan of Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel and Eyeblight Cullers as their cmc is too high for what they cosst. Belbe, Corrupted Observer and especcialy Glissa, the Traitor don't push your gameplan any further, too.

Hope you don't mind my wall of text :D

LordBlackblade on Free Contest: Ring in the …

10 months ago

As others have said, this is a really nice gesture, Azdranax!

2020 has been a low year for me (and I'm sure many others) in Magic. I started playing back in '98, then kinda fell off as I got older. I picked it up really again in college, when I learned about EDH. I had been playing weekly until this year put a stop to that (for obvious reasons).

I was really hoping the "Year of Commander" would give me enough brewing ideas to see me through until our local LGS opened up again. Unfortunately nothing really peaked my interest all year, save two exceptions: Tinybones, Trinket Thief and Belbe, Corrupted Observer.

I've tried building discard EDH in the past, and the commander was always the weakest part. I tried The Haunt of Hightower, but it was just too vulnerable and expensive. Enter Tinybones, Trinket Thief, and I was like "Yeah, that's what I am talking about!" Then, the supply issue and apparent high demand for the card pushed it to a point where I was more like, "It's good, but not $60+ good!" I'm glad to see the price has come down, still seems a bit pricey for what I consider a pretty janky concept for EDH.

Belbe, Corrupted Observer peaked my interest once she was spoiled. Her ability seems so breakable, but I was never able to come up with any list that really satisfied me. It's kind of a weird ability for Golgari (it feels really red IMO), and I wouldn't mind seeing how you would approach that!

Well this is getting a bit long, and I'm breaking my own rule of keeping it short and sweet. I look forward to seeing what you build!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on I'm Bringing Sexy (Mana Burn) Back

11 months ago

Ok, there are some cards I really don't think are a good choice here:

Braids of Fire literally became as powerful as it is because mana burn was removed. So if you're not planning on donating it to an opponent, I don't think it's a good card for Yurlok. Then, there are multiple cards like Black Vise. These are fine group slug cards, but Yurlok isn't giving opponents big hands. I like the idea of including Quietus Spike. Maybe include more cards of that kind?

Some great cards for Yurlok from Commander legends are Belbe, Corrupted Observer, Horizon Stone and Leyline Tyrant.

Shizuko, Caller of Autumn should actually work with Yurlok, as mana burn isn't an official rules term anymore (Can someone confirm this?).

A card you should try here is Thornbite Staff as a way to untap Yurlok. Also, how about Seedborn Muse for even more untapping? You could flood your opponents with so much mana they don't even know how to spend it.

Reznorboy on Hit me Belbe one more time | Belbe EDH

11 months ago

So, I posted this comment on a different Belbe, Corrupted Observer deck, sue me.

However, that person completely ignored me (probably thought I was crazy (was probably partially correct)), so I'm reposting this in case you decide to listen.

I have never tested what you are about to read.

Belbe triggers during each postcombat main phase, so it would make sense that she would be better if you had more of such.

There are 3 cards in Green/Black which are able to do that - by providing extra turns - Ugin's Nexus, Temporal Extortion, and Seedtime.

Personally, I would simply disregard Temporal Extortion, because I think it's bad.

The other two - however - can get interesting.

Since those 2 cards are so applicable and useful - and few in numbers - you'll want tutors. (Trust me, I build all my decks to be even more budget than this and I use tutors - there's a way.)

So, assuming you play basically all of the budget tutors, you can tutor for a card such as Holistic Wisdom or Forbidden Crypt. This allows you to get your tutors BACK to go tutor even MORE. (You'll need to hit Forbidden Crypt with a Krosan Grip or something to avoid losing, don't worry, you can tutor for it).

So, I would cut all of the Eldrazi and big swingers and etc. for only cards that fit into one of these categories - 1. Provide Mana 2. Drain opponents' life 3. Draw cards 4. Tutor 5. Combo pieces

I would keep the life draining ratio about where its at, maybe a little less. I would keep removal to a minimum because it will only prevent you from losing in a situation where the opponent has no backup, when you could instead just win.

Basically, under my vision, the deck would be almost entirely draw spells, mana rocks, tutors, and then the exceptions.

The way you would win in this deck, is instead of swinging with Eldrazi, creating a combo by playing Ugin's Nexus, blowing it up with a Krosan Grip, playing Mirror of Fate and using it on the Ugin's Nexus, then Restock to get back Mirror of Fate and the Krosan Grip, and then repeating that with Mirror of Fate putting back Restock, and making opponents lose life during each of our infinite turns to win.

Also forgot about Gonti's Aether Heart

Suns_Champion on Belbe: the mini GB Neheb …

11 months ago

Commander Legends is a brewer's paradise. I took a break from brewing Boros to do something totally different: Belbe, Corrupted Observer.

Hit me Belbe one more time | Belbe EDH

Commander / EDH Suns_Champion


I have now brewed exactly 4 EDH decks with Green in them. I have played 1. Perhaps Belbe will be #2.


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