Havengul Lich

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare
Dark Ascension (DKA) Mythic Rare

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Havengul Lich

Creature — Zombie Wizard

: You may cast target creature from a graveyard this turn. When you cast that card this turn, Havengul Lich gains all activated abilities of that card until end of turn.

Latest as Commander

EDH 1 / 0
EDH 6 / 5

Havengul Lich Discussion

skillz2125 on The Queen of Corpses

1 month ago

I just found a awesome combo with Rooftop Storm , Aetherflux Reservoir , Diregraf Captain , Havengul Lich , Ashnod's Altar , and any zombie. basically you can play the zombie for free because of Rooftop Storm , then you gain 1 life off of Aetherflux Reservoir , then you sacrifice the zombie to Ashnod's Altar which triggers Diregraf Captain , and then you can use the mana from Ashnod's Altar to activate Havengul Lich to bring back your zombie(which you can cast for free)and you can keep doing that over and over again until you have all the life and have killed all of you opponents with Diregraf Captain

McToters on

1 month ago

Hey there! Let’s see if I can help...

Mana-Doublers: I’d start with Crypt Ghast and Bubbling Muck . Cheap and efficient. Definitely somewhere to start. If you have some cash to spend, invest in Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . That combo doubles all your lands since they all become swamps so your islands would produce U + B, and swamps would produce B + B.

Some flexible creatures: Clever Impersonator , Clone , Evil Twin , Duplicant , Dimir Doppelganger , and Havengul Lich are all good “copiers”.

Chill would be a dope sidebord card to use when you play against that mono-red deck.

A crazy idea and a stunt I like to pull in one of my decks is run Tunnel Vision to use on yourself as a tutor (the card you name ends up on top of your library) and then you’re also putting cards in your graveyard which is what you want to do.

+1 good luck!

K1ngMars on Phenax Mill

1 month ago

Thanks for featuring me in!

Anyways, I'd say the swap of Sphinx's Tutelage for Hinder was a good idea overall.

Your graveyard interaction is much more present than mine, I will take inspiration from you and maybe make some changes to my decklist regarding Havengul Lich and The Scarab God .

The swap of Dread for No Mercy is something I'm planning to do too, as soon as some budget kicks in.

Absolutely do not even consider cutting out Mesmeric Orb , it's god level mill right there: people cannot choose to not untap permanents, unless they don't tap them in the first place. So to counter such a play, they'd have to destroy/counter it or else... Stop playing? The auto mill hits you too, but you should be fine. Same goes to a lesser extent to Dreamborn Muse .

Bitter Ordeal is a fun card, plus it's a one hit kill with Traumatize / Fleet Swallower . Definitely worth a try. Plus, it removes threats, or simply remove all the good cards from your opponents' decks... So evil.

Are you sure about Kozilek, Butcher of Truth ? You are not an attacking deck and overall may need huge amounts of mana to cast it. If you only care about reshuffling your graveyard, the are other options that only shuffle one graveyard (yours), listed in the section The Bane of Your Existence in my decklist.

One last thing: are your land drops consistent overall? If not, I'd consider going up to 36 lands.

Keep up the good work!

MonkeySit on Phenax Mill

1 month ago

Hey K1ngMars! Thanks for getting back to me :)

Yeah, I can see what you mean about the tutelage - I considered taking it but left it in figuring having a second Psychic Corrosion-esque card would be better odds than just one haha! But thanks for confirming my suspicions and I've filled it with Hinder .

That sounds like a good idea because I did have some reservations about the mana rocks but I was tempted by how much mana they can generate haha. But very fair point. I've added the Vessel of Endless Rest to hit two birds with one stone.

That Havengul Lich fits perfectly with the theme! Didn't know about that one so thanks heaps! I took out the Altar of Dementia because it was the last remaining card that was going to only target a player. I personally didn't want to because it would be nice to sacrifice a creature and get value out of it before someone maybe board wipes/murders or I Damnation . I was tempted to take Mesmeric Orb out but I figured it was better value...

No Mercy looks much better than an expensive cmc creature so yeah that will fit better!

Haha yeah after I took on the first suggestions about exile I was tempted being that it made sense given the sort of graveyard shenanigans that can appear in EDH, but when it came down to it I didn't put any in for the same reason you mentioned so no stress there haha! I did however want to leave Bitter Ordeal just so that I can remove any Gaea's Blessing cards or similar ones in my friends library. One has mentioned he will include one so haha!

Thank you so much for your help on this and I'm glad to know that the changes I've made have made the deck useful and I couldn't have done it with out yours and everyone else's help!

K1ngMars on Phenax Mill

1 month ago

Hi, here I am back to help!

First and foremost, I'd point out the cards I would suggest to remove: Sphinx's Tutelage doesn't put enough work in, I've tried it, even though it fits the mill theme.

Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo are great pieces of ramp, but to ramp into what? You don't have such a high curve. Maybe consider cheaper mana rocks as Talisman of Dominance or Fellwar Stone .

Since you run Tunnel Vision , I'd also suggest Vessel of Endless Rest , Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Hinder for obvious comboing reasons.

To bring forth more graveyard interaction, I'd suggest Havengul Lich .

On the same note of Pemmin's Aura , I'd also include Freed from the Real .

If you can afford the swap, consider taking out Dread for its enchantment version No Mercy .

Be super careful of effects that exile graveyards/shuffle back (even yours), since most of your x/x creatures rely on that, and they are your main win con. Also, if graveyards are always exiled, you'd have no use of Rise of the Dark Realms ! Watch out!

In the end, I'd say your deck evolved pretty well, and I'd consider it as a consistent one now. Be sure to check out my suggestions! See ya

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 month ago

I did Brandino.

You would be totally right normally, but 2 cards mess this up. Since LED is so stupid powerful here I tutor it up almost every game and it is my artifact-cast every turn from then on. The 2nd card is Havengul Lich , that rainbow mana allows me to play every single creature I want from my opponents and gives me the colors to use their abilities.

Since i almost never get any issues with draw I like the lantern a bit better because of these 2 reasons. It’s not a lot better but still. If you got any problems with draw the sphere is for sure the better way to go.

ulysses2009 on Can I cast Mairsil, the ...

2 months ago

If I activate the ability of a caged Havengul Lich to cast target creature from a graveyard, can I sacrifice Mairsil, the Pretender in response (for example with Ashnod's Altar ) to recast himself from the graveyard?

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