Lich's Mastery


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


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

Chasedrk1 on Mono black "im gonna make you hate magic"

3 weeks ago

I have been running the mono-black horse hard the past 6 weeks or so & tested tons of variations and build arounds. Iamme10000 is spot on with Mastermind's Acquisition 2 is more than adequate as its purpose is to extend the count of your power cards. - i.e. if you need a Josu Vess, Lich Knight to close out the game. Acquisition acts as a 3rd copy. Treasure Map  Flip & Gilded Lotus in this build are are specifically worse than Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip & Renegade Map. if you were to run Karn, Scion of Urza, treasure map is exactly what you want over the lotus. Blood fast takes over games and is a must for any deck that can fit black into it. I wish I understood why it costs as little as it does even being in as much of the pro meta as it is. Not to mention, Lich's Mastery requires a painless draw engine or life gain engine to show real value.

Glint-sleeve siphoner just isn't worth running at the moment in a build that can run arguel's & a creature hate package.

Only other suggestion I would offer, Golden Demise doesn't handle enough threats to be a 4 of right now. Yahenni's Expertise is providing more consistency right now - even with Sorcery speed & often no card to take advantage of the bonus Oracle ability.

This is the first deck I put together and ran, it shares some similarities with yours. Cabal Control

I love the feel of this deck. I will do some playtesting with it today. cheers!

IHATENAMES on Pursuit of Immortality

3 weeks ago

Love the deck. I am currently working on making a Lich's Mastery mardu deck in modern.

mcclama on Lich's Mastery/Immortal Coil

3 weeks ago

So, in other words, the combo does not work the way I want it to? Since Immortal Coil is a triggered ability, it will never stop trying to trigger once the graveyard is empty, even if Lich's Masteryis out.

So, even in paper magic, this would still result in a draw? If so, that's very disappointing.

Matt_The_OGRE on Lich's Mastery/Immortal Coil

4 weeks ago

Looking at this interaction further, having both of these cards out with an empty graveyard would result in a draw. Immortal Coil's third ability triggers when you have no graveyard, Lich's Mastery prevents you from losing, then Immortal Coil triggers again. This repeats indefinitely unless someone can interact with one of the two cards.

Matt_The_OGRE on Lich's Mastery/Immortal Coil

4 weeks ago

@M_Malcom - With Lich's Mastery you cannot lose the game until it leaves the battlefield. Most likely by exiling itself to its life loss ability.

Immortal Coil prevents damage to you then exiles that many cards from your graveyard. The damage still gets prevented even if you have nothing in your graveyard.

With both in play, you will never have to exile any permanent to Lich's Mastery and you won't lose the game for having no cards in graveyard.

Avacidal_maniac on Regna and Krav EDH

1 month ago

a card like Lich's Mastery could be used in synchronicity with Krav. Really depends on what ya want to do with it

Kingleil on LICHWATCH

1 month ago

HelpImStuck Settle the Score is basically the same thing as Vraska's Contempt but worse. The loyalty counters are indeed amazing, but gaining two life means drawing two cards with Lich's Mastery and therefore is inferior to Vraska's as a result. So, in the situation with a Vraska's I get 2 life, 2 cards, 1 exiled creature or planeswalker, at INSTANT speed. Settle the Score, unfortunately is also a sorcery. So, that's why it will sit on the bench. That being said, try it if you want to. I just am partial to Vraska's dual nature in both targeting, and benefit.

Khunjund on Lich's Approach to the Glorious Trials

2 months 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.

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