Lich

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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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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Lich Discussion

kpres on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Eternal Librarian

Creature - Avatar

Eternal Librarian's power and toughness are equal to the number of cards in your library.

If you would lose life, exile that many cards from the top of your library instead.

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

When Eternal Librarian leaves the battlefield, exile your library.

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It's a blue Lich!

Green, white, and blue have hexproof and shroud. Red has Grip of Chaos. Black has Painful Quandary. What could black and red do to prevent spells from affecting your creatures, but as a static ability? Make a card that demonstrates a new static ability for black and/or red.

Chromium_Overseer on Word Challenge

4 weeks ago

Dracolich

Based off of Lich

When Dracolich enters the battlefield, your life total becomes 0.

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

You can't gain life.

Whenever damage is dealt to you, Sacrifice that many permanents.

You may discard Dracolich and pay to create a 4/4 red Dragon creature token with flying.

Also, Lich goes infinite with something. Can't think of what it is though.

FateDecider on Indestructable Nuisance 3

1 month ago

Lich + Approach of the Second Sun is an intresting combo

kpres on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

TypicalTimmy, I have an idea for a black card that cares about you having a high life total:

Insidious Lich (2)(B)(B)(B)

Creature - Zombie Wizard

Hexproof

Insidious Lich's power and toughness are equal to your life total.

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

If you would lose life, exile that many cards from the top of your library instead.

When Insidious Lich leaves the battlefield, your life total becomes 1.

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It cares about you having a high life total, but in a black way - it cares because your life total becomes tied to the creature's strength. When you lose the creature, you lose most of your life. It also prevents your life total from changing in a very black way as well.

Please continue with the last challenge.

Lhurgyof on Syn Konrad EDH

3 months ago

Have you ever considered swapping life totals as a win-con?

Mirror Universe, Magus of the Mirror, Repay in Kind, and Soul Conduit come to mind. I use it as a minor theme along with Lich in my Greven deck, Endless Spite

t3hp00ky on AdNauseam EDH

4 months ago

Could you use Mirror Universe along with Lich as a way to insta-kill an opponent?

BreakthroughArtist on k'rrik lichdom

5 months ago

ah ya I totally forgot we could doomsday into mastery into repay. that's the move then.

I still like this way better with the board wipes, and more ways to hit mastery specifically, even if telegraphed.

I also really want to find a way to avoid playing Lich at all. I get that there are upsides to it over Lich's Mastery, but without access to white and blue I'd much rather just play more tutors and even draw spells.

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