Lich's Mastery

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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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Lich's Mastery

Legendary Enchantment

Hexproof

You can't lose the game.

Whenever you gain life, draw that many cards.

Whenever you lose life, for each 1 life you lost, exile a permanent you control or a card from your hand or graveyard.

When Lich's Mastery leaves the battlefield, you lose the game.

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Lich's Mastery Discussion

Khunjund on Lich's Approach to the Glorious Trials

6 days ago

It's not the 6 red sources that's an issue (though it means you're not going to consistently cast Glorious End on turn seven, but that doesn't matter much), it's the 14 white and black. Both Lich's Mastery and Gifted Aetherborn require around 20 black sources to reliably cast on curve, and Gideon of the Trials requires around 19 white. Maybe you haven't been colour-screwed so far, but be aware that you aren't putting the odds in your favour.

Corrosive_Cat on dawn of abzan

6 days ago

You could maybe run Lich's Mastery as a bit of a clock? With all the tokens you're making, it could be super tasty. Memorial to Glory could also give you a bit of an extra push at points, and I think potentially drop some later game cards for solid early cards to give you a foundation for later in the game; Cogworker's Puzzleknot could be interesting, or Servo Exhibition? Sram's Expertise could be useful too; perhaps drop Song of Freyalise, since early game it's likely dead in your hand for a while - fantastic when you have tokens, but if you're tapping them all for mana then you may as well just run something like Llanowar Elves and cut out all those extra steps. Looks cool though, +1!

lance4224130 on Black Devotion

1 week ago

ShreddedByCrows I love your suggestions. I don't play a lot of creatures because I wanted a different deck than the whole creature based shenanigans.

You are right about the Magus of the Coffers, I will be replacing him with Doubling Cube. And Choices of Damnation with Extraplanar Lens. Note to self, change lands to the 'Snow-Covered' versions.

The deck seems to teeter to the suicidal, so the Consume Spirit, Soul Burn, and Drain Life are in there to most offset that loss of life.

Curse of the Cabal will be coming out for Alhammarret's Archive.

Phyrexian Obliterator is great and I will be placing him in replacing All Is Dust.

Lich's Mastery works well with Bloodchief Ascension, Exquisite Blood, Consume Spirit, Soul Burn, Drain Life, Exsanguinate, and lastly, Maga, Traitor to Mortals. However, with that being sad, I believe I need Reliquary Tower.

ShreddedByCrows on Black Devotion

1 week ago

lance4224130 Hey, as we are playing exactly the same colours EDH decks, I had to come here too!

I started EDH with a Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief deck (which is on my page if you want to have a look, it may give you some ideas).

As experienced, I don't really like Magus of the Coffers. Even if you got the boots to directly equip him (and you don't play them, which is understandable with Erebos as commander), it's really slow. If you're looking for a card with a similar effect, you could put in a Doubling Cube (a bit greedy though, but I love this card), an Extraplanar Lens (play snow-covered swamps if you go for it, so your opponents won't get any benefits) or Jet Medallion.

Consuming Vapors feels badly slow and only affect one dude. Even if it has rebound, I won't play it. I play Choice of Damnations in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck because I have the ability to down everyone life totals quite quickly... in a hard control deck as this one, I think it's just not good enough. Your opponents will often choose to lose something like 9-10 life points on the best cases, and you will spend all your mana in a useless card. Same reaction for Consume Spirit, Soul Burn and Drain Life. Except maybe in some greedy Jeleva decklists, Curse of the Cabal seems like a bad card for EDH.

If you want to play devotion, Phyrexian Obliterator and Necropotence are staples. Erebos's Titan is not bad either (and flavorful). Dread Shade at leat deserves some testing playtime. Even if it's not your initial strategy, Grave Titan is huge and ugly - so it's definitely everything you like in his kind of deck. Kokusho, the Evening Star is a great tread to take advantage on your opponents.

If you want to stay on a more ''creatureless'' devotion version, you could try out Kuon, Ogre Ascendant which is hard to flip, but pretty damn effective.

All Is Dust makes out as a great board-clear, but you should keep in mind it also forces you to sacrifice your enchantments. Phyrexian Scriptures are nice in synergy with The Abyss, but it's quite a slow card. Massacre Wurm is a nice card to control the board (hum... to destroy every token deck), healing you and giving you a strong body on the battlefield.

Grim Tutor and Increasing Ambition are another good tutor options.

Bitterblossom with Contamination and/or Attrition is op - Bloodghast / Ophiomancer serve the same purposes, and you will also love to add Skullclamp if you go for it, having access to a nice sac outlet is what makes monoB that strong in my opinion (also with cards like Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos (flavorful!) etc.).

Painful Quandary is an insanly powerful card in Control decks. For other cruel cards as this one, you have Lethal Vapors, Oppression, Death Cloud or Capital Punishment.

Waste Not could fit if you add some mass discards effects (like Bottomless Pit (not the best example as you also discard AT RANDOM, meh...), Vindictive Lich, etc.).

You have the Lich's Mastery which seems funny.

I certainly forgot a lot of cards, but I'll let you know if something else come to my mind. Have great fun building it up!

HijackAttack on ugh licia i guess

1 week ago

no Lich's Mastery

go big or go home you cowards

Kingleil on CONTROL THE NIGHT

1 week ago

Xenoclops I said the same thing too. I was very, very, opposed to paying insane cash for Karn, Scion of Urza and hated having to succumb to it. I will say that Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip could help, and Azor's Gateway  Flip might work out too. I just noted that his speed was top notch, and he was entirely reliable out the gate turn four. What I did find is the Arguel's led to some lower health pools that were risky business, but using them in combination with Karn was interesting and fast draw. I just did not want to field all that draw in exchange for control. I have an Esper Lich's Mastery deck named LICHWATCH that tried out Azor's Gateway  Flip and I hated it because it royally screwed me out of totally needed cards at certain low-cards-in-hand thresholds. I benched it for that reason. All that aside, I'll say Karn is not an easy choice, and a choice for all players, and if you have an alternative you like to play - use it. Overall, he's just the fastest choice for card draw possible with zero downside. Some people are even playing with four copies in this deck type; and frankly I can see why. He's busted as fuck.

FlammendesSchwert on ORZHOV, Heartless, Angels and Demons

2 weeks ago

good deck idea. is my favorite. I would recommend Iona, Shield of Emeria in mainboard instead of Lich's Mastery.

If you like card suggestions check out my deck:

Flammendes Schwert 24

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