Josu Vess, Lich Knight


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Legendary Creature — Zombie Knight

Kicker (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell.)


When Josu Vess, Lich Knight enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, create eight 2/2 black Knight creature tokens with menace.

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Josu Vess, Lich Knight Discussion

xhuggels on Azban Tokens

20 hours ago

another awkward idea that ive been trying to play around with is using 2 for 1s to ramp a kicked Josu Vess, Lich Knight through Song of Freyalise, and then have a million pumped indestructible tokens attack for lethal, but there is no reason you would ever need 8 5/5 indestructible, vigilance, trample flyers on the board. im an over the top kinda guy so i can think of many reasons i would need em lol

xhuggels on Treasure Plane(t) - Oct. '18 to Sept. '19

1 day ago

I see. How does Poison-Tip Archer perform? Im asking since you dont have much that kills things, and it seems like you are only in green for that card and Assassin's Trophy. Im not saying you should, but using treasures to ramp stuff like Banefire might get some better results if red is something you would be interested in. Personally i dont think treasures work anymore, but if anything is ramp-worthy, its either Banefire or Josu Vess, Lich Knight, and i dont think josu works in control.

Joker207755 on Vraska bad touch

1 week ago

This one might help lolJosu Vess, Lich Knight

Elf0491 on Bone Breakers- Mono Black Aggro

1 week ago

Thanks for commenting! TMBRLZ, Open the Graves would change the playstyle of the deck a bit, but it's a great card! If I find that my current approach isn't cutting it, a more midrange deck with several copies could be good! I definitely see the appeal of Skeleton Archer, and have added 3 copies to the sideboard. Infectious Horror isn't bad, but if I can play Josu Vess, Lich Knight for the same cmc, I'd rather run him.

Bxbx, thanks for the further input, it's much appreciated. I will attempt to get my hands on a few Lilianas, but until then, I definitely see your points on the other cards. Necrotic Wound has been replaced with more reliable kill spells. Tattered Mummy has been replaced with Graveyard Marshal. I removed Barrier of Bones to add a few more copies of some key cards. Would you instead recommend running a few copies of Stitcher's Supplier, or are the 4 Diregraf Ghouls sufficient as one drops?

Elf0491 on Bone Breakers- Mono Black Aggro

2 weeks ago

Hey guys, thanks for chiming in! I'll respond to your comments below.

FSims81: I had seen Undercity Necrolisk, but feel like Josu Vess, Lich Knight would be a better pick in almost any situation. I am curious though: if I were to swap in a few of either of these, what would you recommend swapping out in their place? (After considering your suggestion, I did add a few more Josu to the sideboard).

Bxbx: I agree, she is a pretty solid card! This is more an issue of whether or not I want to spend the money to pick her up, but it's definitely something I will consider. If I were to run, say, two copies, what would you recommend taking out to do so?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Revenge is a Dish Best Served by a Zombie Knight

1 month ago

Nice one. Haakon + inversion + burning vengeance is a great idea. Have you yet considered Josu Vess, Lich Knight?

fettywapmtg on LILIANA'S CHILDREN (Mono-black Zombies GRN)

1 month ago

How are you only running 16 zombies in here?! Have you seen Midnight Reaper? Check him out. 20 zombies has you at least a 50%, on average, chance to net that 4 points of damage liliana gives you off of a mill, which I'd expect would be a top priority to maintain being that you're running the full playset of liliana in your mainboard.

Also, I see you're considering Josu Vess, Lich Knight in here. JUST DO IT. You run 2 copies of Cabal Stronghold, but have literally 0 cards to cast from all that extra mana you can gain off it. I understand Liliana's ultimate can allow you to cast whatever zombie creatures you haven't already exiled with Bone Dragon or Graveyard Marshal, but I feel Josu, who btw, can be kicked in that particular interaction as well, is the perfect card to actually get you the win off ramping 11+ mana. 4/5 with menace is a fine body without the kicker, anyways.

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate I feel works as a "Self-sacrifice enabler'' for you here, who again, has a bit of synergy with Cabal Stronghold. Keep in mind it gives you the option to bring you, or your opponent to 10 life when it's successfully cast. It's a neat card, just saying.

I can be more specific, but instead I'm just going to work on brewing a deck inspired by this one, and I'll forward that to you and you can roast me right back if you please hahah. For now, I will share my Golgari deck that shares quite a bit of similar interactions with your deck: Liliana & Vraska Scissorfest

zenozia on Need help: Grimgrin Assault

1 month ago

hello really like your deck

Cloudstone Curio with Rooftop Storm is the combo you are probably looking for boucing Gray Merchant of Asphodel to drain everyone or bouncing Grave Defiler to cast all zombie in your deck but you could stick with only Rooftop Storm + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born + Gravecrawler + Diregraf Captain

for the cut it really depend on how you play the deck the problem is that you are trying to do everything you have control/agro/combo going on you should pick combo/agro or control/combo

for the card that in my opinion arent worth to play are : Consuming Aberration , Fatestitcher, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Liliana's Reaver, Noosegraf Mob, Stitcher Geralf, Undead Alchemist, liliana, death's majesty, Liliana Vess , Cancel, Counterspell, Hero's Downfall, Murder, Negate, Silumgar's Command, Quietus Spike, Sword of Vengeance, Freed from the Real, Training Grounds, Army of the Damned, Dark Salvation, Rise from the Tides, Ruinous Path also cut some of the worst land like Dimir Guildgate and run some more basic

for the card that you should be adding to the list: Grave Defiler, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Phyrexian Altar, Skullclamp, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Bitter Ordeal could be good if your local meta is a lot of food chain/flash hulk or combo deck , Diabolic Intent and all the other tutor if you have the money Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

ps: my recommendation fit for a agro/combo deck

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