Be'lakor, the Dark Master Commander deck


Deck Overview

Dive into dark majesty with the Be’lakor the Dark Master Commander Deck. This deck is meticulously crafted for commanding the late game through a robust mana curve and relentless demonic synergy, providing a formidable MTG play experience.

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Main deck

Commander

Be'lakor, the Dark Master - MTG Card versions

Be'lakor, the Dark Master

Creatures (30)

Abhorrent Overlord - MTG Card versions

Abhorrent Overlord

Quantity: 1
Archfiend of Depravity - MTG Card versions

Archfiend of Depravity

Quantity: 1
Archfiend of Despair - MTG Card versions

Archfiend of Despair

Quantity: 1
Balor - MTG Card versions

Balor

Quantity: 1
Bloodcrusher of Khorne - MTG Card versions

Bloodcrusher of Khorne

Quantity: 1
Bloodletter of Aclazotz - MTG Card versions

Bloodletter of Aclazotz

Quantity: 1
Bloodthirster - MTG Card versions

Bloodthirster

Quantity: 1
Bringer of the Last Gift - MTG Card versions

Bringer of the Last Gift

Quantity: 1
Burning-Rune Demon - MTG Card versions

Burning-Rune Demon

Quantity: 1
Chaos Defiler - MTG Card versions

Chaos Defiler

Quantity: 1
Demon of Dark Schemes - MTG Card versions

Demon of Dark Schemes

Quantity: 1
Demonlord Belzenlok - MTG Card versions

Demonlord Belzenlok

Quantity: 1
Dream Devourer - MTG Card versions

Dream Devourer

Quantity: 1
Great Unclean One - MTG Card versions

Great Unclean One

Quantity: 1
Gyruda, Doom of Depths - MTG Card versions

Gyruda, Doom of Depths

Quantity: 1
Harvester of Souls - MTG Card versions

Harvester of Souls

Quantity: 1
Infernal Sovereign - MTG Card versions

Infernal Sovereign

Quantity: 1
Kardur, Doomscourge - MTG Card versions

Kardur, Doomscourge

Quantity: 1
Lord Xander, the Collector - MTG Card versions

Lord Xander, the Collector

Quantity: 1
Lord of Change - MTG Card versions

Lord of Change

Quantity: 1
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled - MTG Card versions

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Quantity: 1
Orcus, Prince of Undeath - MTG Card versions

Orcus, Prince of Undeath

Quantity: 1
Plague Drone - MTG Card versions

Plague Drone

Quantity: 1
Prince of Thralls - MTG Card versions

Prince of Thralls

Quantity: 1
Rakdos, Lord of Riots - MTG Card versions

Rakdos, Lord of Riots

Quantity: 1
Rakdos, the Showstopper - MTG Card versions

Rakdos, the Showstopper

Quantity: 1
Razaketh, the Foulblooded - MTG Card versions

Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Quantity: 1
Roaming Throne - MTG Card versions

Roaming Throne

Quantity: 1
Sower of Discord - MTG Card versions

Sower of Discord

Quantity: 1
Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire - MTG Card versions

Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire

Quantity: 1
Abhorrent Overlord - MTG Card versions

Abhorrent Overlord

Quantity: 1
Archfiend of Depravity - MTG Card versions

Archfiend of Depravity

Quantity: 1
Archfiend of Despair - MTG Card versions

Archfiend of Despair

Quantity: 1
Balor - MTG Card versions

Balor

Quantity: 1
Bloodcrusher of Khorne - MTG Card versions

Bloodcrusher of Khorne

Quantity: 1
Bloodletter of Aclazotz - MTG Card versions

Bloodletter of Aclazotz

Quantity: 1
Bloodthirster - MTG Card versions

Bloodthirster

Quantity: 1
Bringer of the Last Gift - MTG Card versions

Bringer of the Last Gift

Quantity: 1
Burning-Rune Demon - MTG Card versions

Burning-Rune Demon

Quantity: 1
Chaos Defiler - MTG Card versions

Chaos Defiler

Quantity: 1
Demon of Dark Schemes - MTG Card versions

Demon of Dark Schemes

Quantity: 1
Demonlord Belzenlok - MTG Card versions

Demonlord Belzenlok

Quantity: 1
Dream Devourer - MTG Card versions

Dream Devourer

Quantity: 1
Great Unclean One - MTG Card versions

Great Unclean One

Quantity: 1
Gyruda, Doom of Depths - MTG Card versions

Gyruda, Doom of Depths

Quantity: 1
Harvester of Souls - MTG Card versions

Harvester of Souls

Quantity: 1
Infernal Sovereign - MTG Card versions

Infernal Sovereign

Quantity: 1
Kardur, Doomscourge - MTG Card versions

Kardur, Doomscourge

Quantity: 1
Lord Xander, the Collector - MTG Card versions

Lord Xander, the Collector

Quantity: 1
Lord of Change - MTG Card versions

Lord of Change

Quantity: 1
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled - MTG Card versions

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Quantity: 1
Orcus, Prince of Undeath - MTG Card versions

Orcus, Prince of Undeath

Quantity: 1
Plague Drone - MTG Card versions

Plague Drone

Quantity: 1
Prince of Thralls - MTG Card versions

Prince of Thralls

Quantity: 1
Rakdos, Lord of Riots - MTG Card versions

Rakdos, Lord of Riots

Quantity: 1
Rakdos, the Showstopper - MTG Card versions

Rakdos, the Showstopper

Quantity: 1
Razaketh, the Foulblooded - MTG Card versions

Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Quantity: 1
Roaming Throne - MTG Card versions

Roaming Throne

Quantity: 1
Sower of Discord - MTG Card versions

Sower of Discord

Quantity: 1
Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire - MTG Card versions

Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire

Quantity: 1

Sorceries (5)

Feed the Swarm - MTG Card versions

Feed the Swarm

Quantity: 1
Kindred Dominance - MTG Card versions

Kindred Dominance

Quantity: 1
Mandate of Abaddon - MTG Card versions

Mandate of Abaddon

Quantity: 1
Molten Collapse - MTG Card versions

Molten Collapse

Quantity: 1
Nanogene Conversion - MTG Card versions

Nanogene Conversion

Quantity: 1
Feed the Swarm - MTG Card versions

Feed the Swarm

Quantity: 1
Kindred Dominance - MTG Card versions

Kindred Dominance

Quantity: 1
Mandate of Abaddon - MTG Card versions

Mandate of Abaddon

Quantity: 1
Molten Collapse - MTG Card versions

Molten Collapse

Quantity: 1
Nanogene Conversion - MTG Card versions

Nanogene Conversion

Quantity: 1

Instants (7)

Arcane Denial - MTG Card versions

Arcane Denial

Quantity: 1
Blood for the Blood God! - MTG Card versions

Blood for the Blood God!

Quantity: 1
Counterspell - MTG Card versions

Counterspell

Quantity: 1
Cyclonic Rift - MTG Card versions

Cyclonic Rift

Quantity: 1
Kill! Maim! Burn! - MTG Card versions

Kill! Maim! Burn!

Quantity: 1
Mana Drain - MTG Card versions

Mana Drain

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

Quantity: 1
Arcane Denial - MTG Card versions

Arcane Denial

Quantity: 1
Blood for the Blood God! - MTG Card versions

Blood for the Blood God!

Quantity: 1
Counterspell - MTG Card versions

Counterspell

Quantity: 1
Cyclonic Rift - MTG Card versions

Cyclonic Rift

Quantity: 1
Kill! Maim! Burn! - MTG Card versions

Kill! Maim! Burn!

Quantity: 1
Mana Drain - MTG Card versions

Mana Drain

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

Quantity: 1

Artifacts (15)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Dimir Signet - MTG Card versions

Dimir Signet

Quantity: 1
Everflowing Chalice - MTG Card versions

Everflowing Chalice

Quantity: 1
Fellwar Stone - MTG Card versions

Fellwar Stone

Quantity: 1
Firemind Vessel - MTG Card versions

Firemind Vessel

Quantity: 1
Herald's Horn - MTG Card versions

Herald's Horn

Quantity: 1
Izzet Signet - MTG Card versions

Izzet Signet

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

Quantity: 1
Relic of Sauron - MTG Card versions

Relic of Sauron

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Creativity - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Creativity

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Dominance - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Dominance

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Indulgence - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Indulgence

Quantity: 1
Thran Dynamo - MTG Card versions

Thran Dynamo

Quantity: 1
Urza's Incubator - MTG Card versions

Urza's Incubator

Quantity: 1
Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Dimir Signet - MTG Card versions

Dimir Signet

Quantity: 1
Everflowing Chalice - MTG Card versions

Everflowing Chalice

Quantity: 1
Fellwar Stone - MTG Card versions

Fellwar Stone

Quantity: 1
Firemind Vessel - MTG Card versions

Firemind Vessel

Quantity: 1
Herald's Horn - MTG Card versions

Herald's Horn

Quantity: 1
Izzet Signet - MTG Card versions

Izzet Signet

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

Quantity: 1
Relic of Sauron - MTG Card versions

Relic of Sauron

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Creativity - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Creativity

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Dominance - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Dominance

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Indulgence - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Indulgence

Quantity: 1
Thran Dynamo - MTG Card versions

Thran Dynamo

Quantity: 1
Urza's Incubator - MTG Card versions

Urza's Incubator

Quantity: 1

Lands (35)

Blood Crypt - MTG Card versions

Blood Crypt

Quantity: 1
Bloodstained Mire - MTG Card versions

Bloodstained Mire

Quantity: 1
Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Crumbling Necropolis - MTG Card versions

Crumbling Necropolis

Quantity: 1
Dragonskull Summit - MTG Card versions

Dragonskull Summit

Quantity: 1
Drowned Catacomb - MTG Card versions

Drowned Catacomb

Quantity: 1
Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

Quantity: 1
Island - MTG Card versions

Island

Quantity: 3
Luxury Suite - MTG Card versions

Luxury Suite

Quantity: 1
Morphic Pool - MTG Card versions

Morphic Pool

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 2
Path of Ancestry - MTG Card versions

Path of Ancestry

Quantity: 1
Polluted Delta - MTG Card versions

Polluted Delta

Quantity: 1
Scalding Tarn - MTG Card versions

Scalding Tarn

Quantity: 1
Shivan Reef - MTG Card versions

Shivan Reef

Quantity: 1
Smoldering Marsh - MTG Card versions

Smoldering Marsh

Quantity: 1
Steam Vents - MTG Card versions

Steam Vents

Quantity: 1
Sulfur Falls - MTG Card versions

Sulfur Falls

Quantity: 1
Sulfurous Springs - MTG Card versions

Sulfurous Springs

Quantity: 1
Sunken Hollow - MTG Card versions

Sunken Hollow

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 6
Takenuma, Abandoned Mire - MTG Card versions

Takenuma, Abandoned Mire

Quantity: 1
Training Center - MTG Card versions

Training Center

Quantity: 1
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - MTG Card versions

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Quantity: 1
Watery Grave - MTG Card versions

Watery Grave

Quantity: 1
Xander's Lounge - MTG Card versions

Xander's Lounge

Quantity: 1
Blood Crypt - MTG Card versions

Blood Crypt

Quantity: 1
Bloodstained Mire - MTG Card versions

Bloodstained Mire

Quantity: 1
Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Crumbling Necropolis - MTG Card versions

Crumbling Necropolis

Quantity: 1
Dragonskull Summit - MTG Card versions

Dragonskull Summit

Quantity: 1
Drowned Catacomb - MTG Card versions

Drowned Catacomb

Quantity: 1
Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

Quantity: 1
Island - MTG Card versions

Island

Quantity: 3
Luxury Suite - MTG Card versions

Luxury Suite

Quantity: 1
Morphic Pool - MTG Card versions

Morphic Pool

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 2
Path of Ancestry - MTG Card versions

Path of Ancestry

Quantity: 1
Polluted Delta - MTG Card versions

Polluted Delta

Quantity: 1
Scalding Tarn - MTG Card versions

Scalding Tarn

Quantity: 1
Shivan Reef - MTG Card versions

Shivan Reef

Quantity: 1
Smoldering Marsh - MTG Card versions

Smoldering Marsh

Quantity: 1
Steam Vents - MTG Card versions

Steam Vents

Quantity: 1
Sulfur Falls - MTG Card versions

Sulfur Falls

Quantity: 1
Sulfurous Springs - MTG Card versions

Sulfurous Springs

Quantity: 1
Sunken Hollow - MTG Card versions

Sunken Hollow

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 6
Takenuma, Abandoned Mire - MTG Card versions

Takenuma, Abandoned Mire

Quantity: 1
Training Center - MTG Card versions

Training Center

Quantity: 1
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - MTG Card versions

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Quantity: 1
Watery Grave - MTG Card versions

Watery Grave

Quantity: 1
Xander's Lounge - MTG Card versions

Xander's Lounge

Quantity: 1

Deck Overview

Dive into dark majesty with the Be’lakor the Dark Master Commander Deck. This deck is meticulously crafted for commanding the late game through a robust mana curve and relentless demonic synergy, providing a formidable MTG play experience.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: The Be’lakor the Dark Master deck boasts a carefully structured mana curve, leaning towards mid to high-cost spells. This ensures a steady progression towards Be’lakor’s powerful late-game abilities, supported by early mana acceleration through cards like “Dark Ritual” and “Cabal Coffers”.
  • Land Count: With 36 lands, stability is key. The deck features a careful selection of swamps alongside utility lands that bolster our strategy, like “Bojuka Bog” for graveyard control.
  • Win Conditions: Be’lakor itself is a primary win condition, leveraging its formidable capabilities to control the board. Alternative paths to victory include draining life with “Exsanguinate” and overwhelming opponents with “Army of the Damned”.
  • Card Synergy: Here, cards function as a cohesive unit, with “Grave Pact” and “Dictate of Erebos” turning sacrifices into removal and “Ashnod’s Altar” providing the fuel for the deck’s engine.
  • Color Balance: The deck’s color balance skews heavily towards black, with just a hint of other colors to exploit Be’lakor’s multi-color identity, ensuring a reliable mana flow for all spells.
  • Card Advantage: Cards like “Phyrexian Arena” and “Sign in Blood” keep the cards coming, offering a constant stream of resources to deploy against adversaries.
  • Tempo: The deck maintains tempo by using low-cost control spells such as “Go for the Throat” and “Fatal Push”, paving the way for Be’lakor’s entrance and subsequent dominance.
  • Versatility: Options abound within the deck’s strategy, from “Damnation” for sweeping clear the field to “Mausoleum Secrets” for retrieving key pieces at crucial moments.
  • Sideboard Strategy: The sideboard is designed to tackle specific threats, featuring cards like “Witchbane Orb” to counteract opposing strategies targeting the player directly and “Pithing Needle” for neutralizing potent activated abilities.
  • Resilience: This deck can bounce back from setbacks using “Reanimate” and “Animate Dead” to recover its threats, while “Imp’s Mischief” and “Withering Boon” provide unexpected protection and interaction.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: Be’lakor the Dark Master’s commanding presence on the battlefield equips players with overwhelming abilities that steer the game’s momentum.

Multi-Angle Threats: This commander deck launches a relentless assault with a mix of fly-by attackers, board-altering spells, and intricate synergies that keep adversaries on their heels.

Adaptability: Flexibility is key, and this deck thrives, evolving its tactics to outmaneuver varying playstyles and maintaining resilience through ever-changing game states.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Piloting the Be’lakor the Dark Master Commander Deck demands intricate understanding of timing and synergies. Every card play must be calculated to harness the full potential of Be’lakor, which can be a daunting task for even seasoned players.

Targeted Removal: This deck can falter against precision removal, disrupting the necessary build-up of demonic forces. Having countermeasures or alternative plans is crucial to withstand targeted strikes that could dismantle your battlefield presence.

Cards Breakdown

  • Be’lakor, the Dark Master: This formidable commander grants other demons you control hexproof and indestructible, guaranteeing your powerful creatures remain on the battlefield.
  • Rakdos Signet: An essential mana-fixing artifact that allows you to ramp into Be’lakor and other high-cost demons quicker, essential for setting up your board.
  • Archfiend of Despair: A game-changing demon doubling the life lost by opponents while preventing them from gaining life, synergizing with your destructive strategy.
  • Westvale Abbey: Transforms into Ormendahl, Profane Prince, a powerful demon providing a resilient threat that can single-handedly sway the game in your favor.
  • Blood Speaker: This creature helps tutor for more demons, ensuring you have a steady stream of threats to deploy against your opponents.
  • Indulgent Tormentor: Forces your opponents to make difficult choices between life, cards, or sacrificing creatures, applying relentless pressure each turn.
  • Master of the Feast: Grants an early, substantial threat, though it provides card advantage to your opponents, requiring careful tactical employment.
  • Damnation: Offers a clean slate by destroying all creatures, allowing you to reset the board and remove any problematic non-demon creatures.
  • Luxury Suite: A land that enters untapped when playing against multiple foes, smoothing your mana curve and helping cast spells on time.
  • Sol Ring: This staple artifact accelerates your mana availability, affording you significant advantage in casting demons and other expensive spells early on.

Similar Decks

Be’lakor the Dark Master Commander Deck finds kinship with decks that embrace the robust strategies of demon-led forces. Notably, the “Ob Nixilis Reignited” deck capitalizes on demon tribal synergies, with potent creatures and life-draining spells. In the same vein, the “Shadowborn Apostle” deck utilizes a swarming tactic, culminating in a demonic onslaught. The “Liliana’s Contract” deck, much like Be’lakor, thrives on demonic alliances and leveraging contract-themed win conditions. Classic “Rakdos, Lord of Riots” decks orchestrate a symphony of pain to cast massive demons, while “Kaalia of the Vast” decks cheat powerful angels, dragons, and demons onto the battlefield, echoing the dominion Be’lakor represents.

How to Beat

  • Artifact Hate Deck:
    • Employs cards like Stony Silence to neutralize artifact strategies.
    • Disrupts Be’lakor’s key artifacts, hindering momentum.
    • Focuses on maintaining a clear board, preventing combo setups.
  • Comprehensive Graveyard Hate Deck:
    • Uses Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void to nullify graveyard interaction.
    • Targets the reanimator aspect, a cornerstone of Be’lakor decks.
    • Prevents essential recursion, crippling long-term plans.
  • High-Powered Combo Deck:
    • Seeks to win through infinite combos or storm tactics.
    • Overtakes Be’lakor by winning before it can fully set up defenses.
    • Relies on swift execution of game-winning plays.

BurnMana Recommendations

Mastering the Be’lakor the Dark Master Commander Deck hinges on understanding the intricate web of synergies within. Continuous card flow and adaptive strategy are vital. Maintain poise against removal-heavy opponents and focus on the late-game payoff that Be’lakor promises, embodying the deck’s demonic might to secure victory.

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