Death Baron

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Death Baron

Creature — Zombie Wizard

Skeletons you control and other Zombies you control get +1/+1 and have deathtouch.

legendofa on Golgari Skelly Bobs

6 months ago

Welcome to the club, Nezkul! I always get excited when I see a Skeleton deck.

To offer some specifics on wallisface's tips, the planeswalkers don't offer too much to your plan. Garruk, Cursed Huntsman in particular doesn't pull his weight in this deck, at 6 mana for either a couple of expendable bodies or some removal and draw. (Don't rely on a planeswalker's ultimate; unless your deck is loaded with proliferate effects or very hard control, more often than not you're not going to reach it.) Lolth, Spider Queen is a little better, since your Skeletons can be easily reclaimed. Still, though, it's primary function is as a draw engine, so maybe Phyrexian Arena or some "burst" draw like Village Rites would work better.

For removal, Hero's Downfall is more flexible than Murder, and has been reprinted enough that it's very affordable. I don't see your creatures getting more than maybe 3-4 toughness on a good day, so Grim Contest might not be the best option. There's lots of pretty good removal at 2 mana, so that is a potential switch. Prey Upon needs either Skeletal Swarming or Death Baron to be fully useful, so switching it for Bone Shards might work better.

Persistent Specimen is a decent 1-mana skeleton, as is Rimebound Dead if you can find some Snow lands.

Above all, have fun!

Exlixer on Skeleton Deck

10 months ago

I appreciate the input, I was trying to make this a monoblack skeleton tribe deck for goofs and laughs. A buddy of mine suggested Death Baron but I'm not quite sure about adding it. Maybe Paragon of Open Graves seems like it'll help.

For the boost then if I can't get Coat of Arms out and Bad Moon isn't overly helpful, what else could I put? My friend suggested Stoneforge Masterwork but I'm apprehensive about it.

I'm also worried about the land issue as well, however with everything being 1-2 drops anyway, would I have to worry that much about it?

legendofa on Skeleton Deck

10 months ago

Skeletons! Yes!

I think this deck needs more lands. You want to have mana to cast your Skeletons and mana to regenerate your Skeletons, and 16 lands is barely enough to support one of those. There's almost no chance of getting the Coat of Arms out at any reasonable time. Get up to the 22-24 land count, and you'll have more success.

I would also suggest more support. As much as it hurts me to suggest a Zombie, Death Baron is the best at what it does, and the next best option is Paragon of Open Graves. This will let your bone army go toe to toe with bigger creatures, threatening them instead of just surviving and regenerating.

Finally, this deck probably needs a backup win condition. Even with a pile of Bad Moons, your damage output is pretty low, and having another way to apply pressure will help.

Traenis on Mordenkainen and Vecna

11 months ago

Hi, if I were at your place, I'd consider what is the topic/how do I wanna win with this deck. It seems a little non-focused to me. For example your Death Baron or Cemetery Reaper are great for zombie decks, but most of your creatures aren't zombies, so you don't really use their potential.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Jimbo's Jumbo Zombos

1 year ago

I like the creature and removal package here. Have you considered Fiend Artisan or Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia as a one of? Though the Fiend isn't a zombie itself, it works well with zombie tokens to cheat out other zombies and progressively gets bigger as the game goes on. Jadar is pretty good at making expendable zombies to pair up with Death Baron, Cryptbreaker, and Champion of the Perished. Hope this helps.

ImNora on Cards that buff zombie tribal?

1 year ago

Here's the deck (for casual EDH):

I'm looking to add cards to it that will increase my zombie's power and toughness. I've gotta be missing some... I'm new to tribal stuff, so yeah.

So far, here's the list of things I found that buff zombies:

Heraldic Banner

Tomb Tyrant

Bad Moon

Cemetery Reaper

Coat of Arms

Death Baron

Death-Priest of Myrkul

Dragon Throne of Tarkir

Eldrazi Monument

Liliana's Devotee

Liliana's Mastery

Lord of the Accursed

Lord of the Undead

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Risen Executioner

Undead Warchief

Vanquisher's Banner

KBK7101 on Elves- Lathril.

1 year ago

Anthems are cards that generally give your creatures a buff a some sort. Glorious Anthem, Intangible Virtue, Sylvan Anthem. Stuff like that.

On a similar note, the term lords generally refers to a creature that gives the same effect. Elvish Clancaller, Lord of Atlantis, Leaf-Crowned Visionary, Death Baron etc.

A really good card for Lathril decks is Chatterfang, Squirrel General. Chatterfang essentially doubles token generation and could essentially be a budget version of Parallel Lives when it comes down to it. Lathril is a really cool commander (who comes from one of my favorite sets/planes!) and has the potential to be built in a lot of different ways and power levels. Definitely a good pick!

TypicalTimmy on Remains of the Tuskmother

1 year ago

Death Baron says henlo :3

In case anyone was wondering, there are currently 62 legal Elephants in these colors for EDH. Unfortunately, is not represented in their tribe, lest for two cards: Ivorytusk Fortress and Rotting Mastodon.

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