Lich

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Lich

Enchantment

As Lich enters the battlefield, you lose life equal to your life total.

You don't lose the game for having 0 or less life.

If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead.

Whenever you're dealt damage, sacrifice that many nontoken permanents. If you can't, you lose the game.

When Lich is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you lose the game.

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Lich Discussion

cdkime on All players win?

2 weeks ago

Boza - that will not result in a draw, but rather the active player winning the game. Lich creates a triggered ability. All the Liches will be destroyed, then the triggers will be put on the stack in APNAP order. Since the Active Player's is put on the stack first, it will be the last to resolve, which means all the remaining players would have lost the game already.

I'd also highly recommend against Epic + Hive Mind. It's not a fun interaction, and your friends will, justifiably, be angry that you're keeping them from playing their decks.

Boza on All players win?

2 weeks ago

Additionally, you can run cards like Lich, copy it several times, Donate one to each player, then cast something like Reverent Silence.

Lhurgyof on 99 Ways to lose (Nihilist)

4 weeks ago

I feel like Phyrexian Tribute is too strong in here. It is, after all, one of only two black cards that specifically can hit artifacts. Perhaps Lich would be good (bad)?

+1 for the concept.

WanderingSpirit on Rule #2: The Double Tap v2.0

4 weeks ago

This looks like a ball to play! It seems you're to the fine-tuning stage with all these awesome suggestions.

With as much card advantage as you have here, I agree that mass recursion could help you out. Something like Patriarch's Bidding is high CMC, but it also gets all your zombies back. Just watch it against other tribals.

You might have some fun with combos like Lich + Repay in Kind.

legendofa on Lich Lords and cards as ...

1 month ago

I was poking around ideas for a theme deck when this subject caught my eye. What exactly is a lich lord, and how does somebody become one? I believe it's more than just being a powerful lich. It requires control of a ton of black mana to become a Lich, even a nefarious one, but all the lich lords depicted in cards require green or blue mana. Lich Lord of Unx, Kheru Lich Lord, Dralnu, Lich Lord, and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord are all in Sultai-ish colors. Additionally, they represent this theme across four different planes. Zul Ashur, Lich Lord appears in a lot of flavor text, but doesn't really seem to have any story. Mister Lostspoons says that it's possible for multiple lich lords to coexist, in the flavor text for Feral Abomination. This is reinforced by two of the four lich lords being nonlegendary, although the one from that plane is legendary.

I don't have a comprehensive theory to tie this all together yet. Can anybody else shed some light on the topic, or at least throw in an entertaining guess?

RazortoothMtg on Loser (WIP)

2 months ago

So I see you have Harmless Offering and Donate and a few of the good targets for them, but what about the O.G Lich, Forbidden Crypt, Immortal Coil, or Nefarious Lich? The lich's are probably a bit hard on the manabase, but Coil is easy to kill people with: 1 Bojuka Bog or Tormod's Crypt suddenly turns into Door to Nothingness.

For additional loss spells, Death Wish does literally nothing in commander except lose half your life. Seems decent.

Also, Nivmagus Elemental and Platinum Angel are good ways to stop your own copies of these bad spells if you find them necessary.

Too bad you aren't in White or Transcendence and Fractured Identity + Phage the Untouchable would be perfect.

Anyway, cool deck! Didn't have time to really look at everything, but thought I'd throw some suggestions at you.

BMHKain on

2 months ago

@Megalomania: Maybe you could answer these questions? Thanks in advance:

  1. Is Serra's Sanctum nessecary here? Just asking to be sure; considering I have an. Combo now.

  2. I'd really also want a Hatebear & Lockdown subthemes; or do I already have that here?

  3. Is Lich useful? As I drop to 0 life, and use Aminatou's Ultimate to switch the board, I automatically lose, so, no?

  4. I actually wanted a theme in which the deck basically decides the fate for all players. How's that going?

I hope someone answers at some point please...

BMHKain on

2 months ago

3 Questions: is Serra's Sanctum really Necessary? & how can this deck do more than Stax; such as in this case, Hatebears, & Lockdown? & How useful is Lich here if your life drops to 0 automatically before Ultimating Aminatou?

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