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Death Baron is a solid zombie lord. He meets all the requirments for the standard lord:

3cmc, +1/+1 to other creatures of its tribal type, and an additional unique bonus.

Death Baron's deathtouch is very usefull for zombie tribal and skeleton tribal, it is slightly more obvious why he is so effective for skeleton tribal (regenerating creatures, and creatures that return to play are very deadly with deathtouch).

I run Death Baron in a zombie tribal deck along side Lord of the Undead, and Undead Warchief. As far as lords go this one runs best with creatures with low cmc due to it having a static ability, being realitivly cheap compared to Undead Warchief (1 mana cheaper) and works well with festering goblin, not much is scarier than a 1/1 zombie with death touch for Black that can take down a huge creature and another small creature with it.

All in all Death Baron is a good lord, A very solid ... (see all)
Posted By: Silverware (9/29/2010 12:28:10 AM)
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As the second newest zombie lord (Cemetery Reaper being the newest), I have to say this is a pretty neat card. I in particular love his interaction with Zombie Master, which basically says "Attack me. I dare you." and other regenerate creatures, even common core staples like Drudge Skeletons. Even Cemetery Reaper plus this guy wreaks of undead synergy.

However, on a 2/2 body, ~ is pretty easily killed, and on it's own, it's not all that effective of a card. Deathtouch can only do so much to other creatures which regenerate. Even so, the pump effect on a 3cc zombie is amazing if you drop him at the right time.
Posted By: CXA26483 (8/25/2009 8:47:41 AM)
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unfortunately for the anyways weaker Skeleton type in regards of tribal use, their Lord himself is not a skeleton.
anyways - a nice card.
by the way, that's the fourth zombie lord now, the precendent ones being Zombie Master, Lord of the Undead and Undead Warchief.
Posted By: Mode (2/21/2009 10:07:10 AM)
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As much as i tend to hate Tribal as a heavily supported theme, there has never really been a Skeleton Lord, plus this guy makes combat with the undead leigons you will undoubtedly have alot more interresting. Not something I would play, but casual Tribal guys will love this card.
Posted By: Shoe2 (11/19/2008 1:48:30 PM)
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Can't miss the synergy with Deathbringer Thoctar, even have Death starting both names. Deathbringer totally machine guns down all of your opponent's creatures with deathtouch.
Posted By: Ritius (2/21/2010 4:24:34 PM)
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This bugger is a house. Stops the green fella from driving his big creatures onto my deathtouch zombies. And if he does, he'll soon see his creatures again with Rise From the Grave.
Posted By: Panpl (10/11/2009 4:13:10 AM)
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Needs a top-hat.
Posted By: Vedalken_Arbiter (4/12/2010 11:51:35 AM)
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The Best Card Ever Next To Kitchen Finks And Jungle Shrine
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (9/15/2011 11:51:35 AM)
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My answer to everything(zombie related) is Death baron
Posted By: Demonic_Angel13 (7/11/2009 10:49:39 PM)
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My favorite of all lords, personally. Deathtouch is a great thing to give all of your creaures, especially creatures that have a way of coming back.
Posted By: Zulp (11/6/2009 9:05:47 PM)
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