Lich's Mirror


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Mythic Rare

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Lich's Mirror


If you would lose the game, instead shuffle your hand, your graveyard, and all permanents you own into your library, then draw seven cards and your life total becomes 20.

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Lich's Mirror Discussion

tikitree on Modern Donations? (v2)

1 day ago


Go for the Throat and Terminate are split like that because in my play group Surgical Extraction is played in 8/10 decks. because of that I don't want to lose all my kill, so I keep it split. I am running the Victim of Night Sideboard to bring in and replace the Go for the Throat when affinity comes up.

Will-o'-the-Wisp I do fully admit is a strange card, but I need some form of blocker early, cause I don't want to have to chump with the Bazaar Trader. If you have a recommendation for another 1 drop blocker with flying that is better I am happy to switch out.

Lightning Bolt Honestly would love to add them, but am not sure what to go down on to put then in. Maybe at my next FNM I will try cutting out the Lich's Mirror and adding 2 to see how they feel.

Death's Shadow I did address in the description that it is a little bit of an off card in the deck. but I explained it there that "As you don't normally worry about your life total too much you are usually in a position to play Death's Shadow to slow down, or stop an opponents attacks on you. As well as if you pull off a donation with Abyssal Persecutor and your own life total is in the negatives you can get the full value of a 1 drop 13/13 to fight back with." So at this time I still stand by having them in.

Honestly really solid suggestions and I may do a little experimenting in the near future with adding some Lightning Bolt and more Mind Stone. But taking out the Death's Shadow and Will-o'-the-Wisp leaving me with only 8 creatures I would start suffering to more of the aggro decks.

Venom_Pistachio on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

Hi Daedalus19876, First time commenter and relatively new to edh. I'm making a Locust God deck similar to yours, albeit on a significantly smaller budget, and I stumbled across Lich's Mirror as a possible "reset" when using Kindred Discovery without Laboratory Maniac on the board.

I don't know that it's the best case scenario but it's better than decking yourself because someone kills of Lab Maniac in the middle of all the token spawn / draw combo.

Just thought I'd pass it along!

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

So I want to make another immortality deck and I was thinking of putting tribal gideon into the mix for Gideon of the Trials. Especially with the new rulings on planeswalkers. My thoughts were putting in the following cards:

Exquisite Archangel Lich's Mirror Platinum Angel Transcendence Platinum Emperion Worship Resolute Archangel Solitary Confinement so its kinda like the lich deck I have but I was thinking about making it mono white with Kytheon, Hero of Akros at the helm to keep the gideon emblem in affect.

Real question is, what should the other 90 cards be? What tactic would you run in mono white to try and become immortal? Or should I splash in and put some combos like Teferi's Protection/Render Silent + Elite Arcanist and Silence/Orim's Chant + Isochron Scepter then shove Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Then counterspell for a good amount of the rest.


I could run solider tribal and stop combat damage with Knight-Captain of Eos and Holy Day affects. Then run anthem to boost them. Maybe a token strategy?


Throw damage back into their face kind of cards like Comeuppance/Shining Shoal/Divine Deflection/Deflecting Palm/Reflect Damage and use Stuffy Doll/Spitemare/Coalhauler Swine/Mogg Maniac with Pariah?

Or possibly hate bears? Grand Abolisher/Kataki, War's Wage and so on?

Need some ideas on how to be the best jerk that no one wants to play with lol

thehat on EPIC TROLLING with Lich's Mirror

2 months ago

Hey Logician! Long time. Still love this deck. New card to mess with for this build and maybe others:

Fractured Identity

Coupled with Lich's Mirror, Avarice Totem, and a boat-load or mana you can skip the having to sac/destroy (as it exiles) your own Mirror step and use a 'kill everyone' effect instead of conceding if you want.

Progression would be:
Totem, Mirror, Fractured Identity, Stack exchange triggers on Totem to give the Totems to different players and then retain totem. (IE Target totem and Mirror 1, retain priority, Target totem and Mirror 2, retain priority, Target totem and Mirror 1 again, etc.)

magicaljellyfish on Kazuul's Boys

2 months ago

Replaced Arcum's Whistle which sounded fun with the much more practical for EDH burn Lich's Mirror

Epochalyptik on Phyrexian mana + replicate question

3 months ago

Replicate is a choice you make while casting the spell. You can only replicate during the casting process.

Once you've cast the spell, replicate generates a triggered ability that copies the spell for however many times you paid its replicate cost.

As your life total hits 0, Lich's Mirror's replacement effect (note that it's not a triggered ability; it has to apply as state-based actions would cause you to lose the game) kicks in and you go back to 20 life, among other things.

However, because you already cast Gut Shot, you can't continue to replicate it once you gain your life back. The copies on the stack will resolve, but that's all you'll get until you start casting new Gut Shots.

AbyssusDraconem on Need Help With Budget Grixis ...

3 months ago

This is what I have that I decided on so far:


2 x Island

2 x Mountain

2 x Swamp

2 x Polluted Delta

1 x Steam Vents

1 x Sulfur Falls

2 x Dragonskull Summit

1 x Crumbling Necropolis

1 x Crypt of the Eternals

2 x Bloodstained Mire

2 x Blood Crypt

2 x Drowned Catacomb

2 x Watery Grave

Any comments? I sorta feel like it might be a bit hard-hitting to my life total but I am playing control... my one concern being burn match-ups. I still feel that'll be alright, though, since I run Lich's Mirror on the sideboard.

Soldcastro on Breya's Machines

5 months ago

Never thought of Phyrexian Unlife, it can be fun.
Lich's Mirror would only delay the inevitable for one turn...
Thanks for the suggestion.

I've been thinking about Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry. I didn't put it yet because i don't have a Sword of the Meek and without the foundry it's pretty useless (same as Pili-Pala without Grand Architect). As for Thopter Assembly i lack Time Sieve...
I've been wanting more tutors like Enlightened Tutor, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor but they're a bit expensive.
Thanks for the tips!

Yes, i agree with you. I should put more board wipes since i don't need many creatures to play. What do you think about Fumigate?
About the counters, i've been avoiding them until now because my friends always complain about counterspells. What do you think about Foil instead of Pact of Negation? Sure, it's not as strong as the pact, but i have one! :D

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