Kheru Lich Lord

Kheru Lich Lord

Creature — Zombie Wizard

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay {2}{B}. If you do, return a creature card at random from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains flying, trample and haste. Exile that card at the beginning of your next end step. If it would leave the battlefield, exile it instead of putting it anywhere else.

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Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare

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Legality

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

Kheru Lich Lord Discussion

Raging_Squiggle on Escape Protocol interaction

1 month ago

It’s always worth checking the gatherer page for cards in question to see if additional rulings are there that might answer your question. From the gatherer page for Kheru Lich Lord:

9/20/2014 If a creature card returned to the battlefield with Kheru Lich Lord would leave the battlefield for any reason, it’s exiled instead. However, if that creature is already being exiled, then the replacement effect won’t apply. If the spell or ability that exiles it later returns it to the battlefield (as Suspension Field might, for example), the creature card will return to the battlefield as a new object with no relation to its previous existence. The effects from Kheru Lich Lord will no longer apply to it.

Tylord2894 on Escape Protocol interaction

1 month ago

You will keep the creature at the end of your turn. When the delayed trigger from Kheru Lich Lord triggers, it can't find the creature that was brought back with the first part of the ability, so it does nothing. The reason for this is that when a creature (or any anything) moves zones it creates a new object. This new object is distinct from one that was brought back originally.

Importantly, when the creature that gets blinked comes back, it won't have Trample, Flying, and Haste from the Lich. Again, because it's a different object and is unaffected by the ability of the Lich.

Hope this helps!!

ulysses2009 on None

1 month ago

If i use a card like Kheru Lich Lord to return a creature and blink it in my turn using Escape Protocol, does the creature return as usual so i can keep it?

ulysses2009 on Escape Protocol interaction

1 month ago

If i use a card like Kheru Lich Lord to return a creature and blink it in my turn using Escape Protocol, does the creature return as usual so i can keep it?

Mortlocke on The Song of Phyresis

1 year ago

Hey Dumgoldfish124,

Thanks for commenting on the deck, yeah...politically Atraxa Infect is pretty weak. 1. Your damage doesn't stack with others, 2. Most players aren't looking to be your friend 3. Your creatures don't have the highest Power and Toughness. It's an uphill battle that's for sure. Interesting choice running Kheru Lich Lord, Altered Ego and Gigantoplasm - all choices I've never really considered. Honestly, I want to steer clear of non-infect creatures as much as I can help it. On top of that, i'm trying to go for a certain "Phyrexia only" aesthetic - as much as I can anyway. Thanks for sharing those cards though, i'll definitely give them some though. I'll also check out your deck page.

Rhadamanthus on Does Nicol Bolas, the Ravager ...

1 year ago

Madcookie, notice that Isareth the Awakener's ability says "exile it instead of putting it anywhere else". That means it won't interfere with something that's already going to exile.

The following ruling (with some small variations) shows up in the Gatherer entries for most of the cards with an effect like this (Kheru Lich Lord, Whip of Erebos, creatures with Unearth, Dreams of the Dead). I don't know why it isn't included for all of them, but the same principle applies to Isareth.

If a creature card returned to the battlefield with Kheru Lich Lord would leave the battlefield for any reason, it’s exiled instead. However, if that creature is already being exiled, then the replacement effect won’t apply. If the spell or ability that exiles it later returns it to the battlefield (as Suspension Field might, for example), the creature card will return to the battlefield as a new object with no relation to its previous existence. The effects from Kheru Lich Lord will no longer apply to it.

Dumgoldfish124 on The Song of Phyresis

1 year ago

Hey! So with my Atraxa infect, my creatures are killed a fair bit because "Infect is scary", so I always found value in running Kheru Lich Lord as a little bit of recursion. Another all-star in my deck is Altered Ego and Gigantoplasm for some cloning of either a Hand of the Praetors or an Ichor Rats.

Mine is here: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/poison-in-their-veins/?cb=1539433608 . Just if you want to check out another deck for some ideas.

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