Demonlord Belzenlok

Demonlord Belzenlok

Legendary Creature — Elder Demon

Flying, trample

When Demonlord Belzenlok enters the battlefield, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card, then put that card into your hand. If the card’s converted mana cost is 4 or greater, repeat this process. Demonlord Belzenlok deals 1 damage to you for each card put into your hand this way.

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Dominaria (DOM) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal

Demonlord Belzenlok occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.16%

Rakdos: 0.31%

Demonlord Belzenlok Discussion

Spirits on Angels, Demons, and Dragons, oh my.

1 month ago

Hi MURSEisHere,

Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, Mirror Breaker. I'm more combo-centric, but you've got a fun looking deck here.

You have a couple lands that might come in tapped, but in my opinion Amulet of Vigor isn't giving you enough value, a blocker sometimes, or a mana sometimes. In playing, I would count the number of activates and utility. Did it untap a permanent (y/n), and did you end up utilizing that untapped (y/n). If yy <= 50% it should go.

What about a Bloodgift Demon for some extra draw, or good ole Phyrexian Arena since you need to refill your hand for Strionic Resonator. Demonlord Belzenlok I also prefer over either of those, since he ETB draws, sometimes 2 cards.

Hellkite Tyrant is really nice, can accumulate mana rocks.

Shock lands are really good, Godless Shrine, Sacred Foundry and Blood Crypt. There's the new Savai Triome it's ok because of it's cycling for late game (I wouldn't run it, but it's borderline).

Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Sulfurous Springs are reasonably affordable (except Sulfurous Springs) and help with the mana-fixing in 3-color mardu commander.

Razaketh, the Foulblooded is high-power, he is a single card combo enabler if you go down that path with a Leonin Relic-Warder or something in the future.

Lyra Dawnbringer or Whip of Erebos can give you some lifelink, and Whip of Erebos adds a reanimator to trigger off ADD with ETB a second time, for a reasonable price.

The talisman's are very cheap, and the best 2-mana rocks Talisman of Hierarchy / Talisman of Conviction / Talisman of Indulgence, superior to the Signets (except Arcane Signet) and an upgrade to Commander's Sphere. Fellwar Stone also isn't bad, but Chromatic Lantern has it's upside too.

Hall of the Bandit Lord can give you another haste. It enters tapped, so it's not the greatest.

A tutor package would allow you to reduce the number of ADD, taking out the lower power ones, and tutoring the higher power ones, it creates a more consistent play, but also takes away the fun of that randomness.

Already mentioned Amulet of Vigor, but also Gideon, Martial Paragon isn't doing much for you, unless he's a personal favorite, I would cut him.

Staff of Nin is high cost, go Phyrexian Arena CMC3, Necropotence draw a bunch or Bloodgift Demon CMC1 cheaper and can be free cast with Kaalia of the Vast instead. Bloodgift Demon is the slowest of the bunch.

Tyrant's Familiar doesn't trigger off the turn that Kaalia of the Vast plays him, since he enters tapped an attacking. So unless you hard casting for CMC7, your not getting the benefit from him and only hits creatures, there are a variety of other dragons that hit any target. Bogardan Hellkite. Theres the new M21 dragon Terror of the Peaks, he doesn't ETB himself (boo) although, but under a Ghostway could be a win.

Angelic Skirmisher doesn't trigger properly with Kaalia of the Vast, I could see it being a finisher perhaps the next turn, but if it's really connecting for value (2+ big creatures), is it just unnecessary mass overkill vs. something like a Hellkite Tyrant which delivers immediate value as an example. I'll often Wishclaw Talisman a Hellkite Tyrant with a Kaalia of the Vast trigger on the stack and steal back my Wishclaw Talisman.

Hope you find something helpful or to think about!

JakeGMTG on Human Cleric

3 months ago

Overall:

I feel like the deck is solid, definite room for growth, but for the budget incredibly effective. There are some weaknesses, but the deck definitely can be a powerhouse.

Biggest room for improvement:

Resolve the small issues (See below)

Issues that I see:

-Few ways of protecting Kaalia

-Few ways of drawing cards

-Slightly not enough ramp, try adding 2 more

-Too high CMC on non-angel/demon/dragon cards

-Few ways of removing single targets

-Slightly too many board wipes

-Slightly too few lands, adding a few will allow you to have more keep-able hands

Cards to add: (These are some good budget substitutions for cards you have and will make the deck run smoothly, I listed the card kingdom prices in ()'s)

Talisman of Conviction (.6)

Talisman of Hierarchy (.8)

Talisman of Indulgence (2.3)

Fellwar Stone (3.5)

Coldsteel Heart (1.5)

Chaos Warp (1.5)

Oblation (.7)

Obliterate (1.8)

Exhume (1.5)

Harvester of Souls (1.3)

Bloodgift Demon (1)

Demonlord Belzenlok (.8)

Boros Charm (2.5)

Apostle's Blessing (.25)

Giver of Runes (3)

Battlefield Forge (2)

Caves of Koilos (1)

The total for cards to add should only be about $25

Cards to take out to make room:

Mardu Banner

Orzhov Locket

Star Compass

Angelic Chorus

Grave Betrayal

Elspeth Conquers Death

Nevinyrral's Disk

End Hostilities

Day of Judgment

Beacon of Unrest

Akroma, Angel of Wrath

Angel of the Dire Hour

Herald of War

Pristine Angel

Tariel, Reckoner of Souls

Yosei, the Morning Star

Angel of Condemnation

The next big move will be to improve the landbase. 35 is the right amount for the deck, in my opinion, however it definitely could use an upgrade. Having a consistent land base allows you to easier play Kaalia on turn 3 or 4. It also helps you to consistently have the colors of mana you need, when you need them. I would add/completed the cycles in this order. These are listed from cheapest to most expensive.

Dual-color cycling lands (1) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Cycling_land

Battle lands (1) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Battle_land

Check lands (3) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Check_land

Filter lands (3) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Filter_land

Shock lands (2) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Shock_land

Fetch lands (3) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Fetch_land

ArekExcelsior on Hangin with Satan

7 months ago

Ob is super fun as a commander. Looking on EDHREC there's not actually a ton of other demon tribal choices.

You may want to consider Demonlord Belzenlok , Reiver Demon , or K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth .

Kogarashi on Demonlord Belzenlok + Deadly Wanderings ...

7 months ago

You would gain life.

Because the ability isn't contingent upon Demonlord Belzenlok surviving in order to resolve, it will still resolve. Because the ability says that Belzenlok deals the damage, it checks last known information (the object as it exists--or as it last existed--on the battlefield) in order to determine if there are any special interactions such as lifelink.

In this case, Belzenlok last existed with lifelink, and therefore you would gain life from the damage.

irmsilver on Demonlord Belzenlok + Deadly Wanderings ...

7 months ago

I cast Demonlord Belzenlok while I control Deadly Wanderings and no other creatures. As Belzenlok is my only creature, Deadly Wanderings gives him lifelink, so his trigger which deals damage to me will also gain me that much life.

But what is someone uses instant speed removal in response to his trigger (ex. Price of Fame )? Because Belzenlok is no longer on the battlefield, I no longer meet Deadly Wanderings's requirement. So do I no longer gain life? Or do I gain life since Belzenlok's last state did have lifelink?

saluma on Athreos God of pain

8 months ago

Usually you want 37-40 ~ in a commander deck (depending on avrage CMC, mana rocks and so on). Im by no means a shadowborn player, but I think 10 are to few. And you most definitive want some more demons like Rune-Scarred Demon , Archfiend of Depravity , Archfiend of Despair , Demonlord Belzenlok and Harvester of Souls to name a few. I also recomend Edgewalker to make your apostels free.

Looking forward to see your deck take form! Welcome to commander!

Chesu on K'rrik, Son of Combos

10 months ago

Molesto-the-Egregious, my mistake. I read the card wrong and yes you're right do let's change the situation. Let's say that Demonlord Belzenlok gets Murder played on it instead.

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