Lich's Tomb


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Darksteel (DST) Rare

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Lich's Tomb


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

Whenever you lose life, sacrifice a permanent for each 1 life you lost. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Lich's Tomb Discussion

ninjaclevs13 on Dawn of the Dead

1 month ago

The cards that I would personally recommend cutting are:

Helldozer: it would attract a lot of hate, and is really pretty slow to do much.

Phylactery Lich: a card that is almost exclusively stats, and just a 5/5 (even with indestructible) isn't usually that relevant.

Fated Return: 7 mana to resurrect a creature and maybe scry 2 just isn't that great in my opinion. If you're looking for something similar, I would recommend Rise of the Dark Realms. 2 more mana for all creatures instead of just one.

Curse of Shallow Graves: if I'm reading this correctly, this is only one 2/2 even if you attack with multiple creatures. And only attacking one player. And your opponents get it too.

Marchesa's Decree: conditional card draw with maybe some life loss? Ehhhh....

Trespasser's Curse: great against token decks, but largely irrelevant otherwise.

Mind Shatter: I think this could be good if you have a discard subtheme, which is definitely possible...maybe add a Sangromancer?

Cellar Door: way too inefficient...3 mana for maybe a 2/2?

Lich's Tomb: I think this is too risky and could easily blow you out

Another thing I'm noticing is the severe lack of ramp and card draw. There's plenty of Zombie synergy, but you're never going to get there if you have very little mana and an empty hand. I would recommended adding some Gilded Lotuses, Thran Dynamos, Worn Powerstones, Jet Medallion, as well as Phyrexian Arena or even Sign in Blood.

Lavidicus on Help me out? Mono-black Zombie

1 month ago

I need some help deciding to remove some cards to make it 100 cards commander legal, it’s 105 right now.

Throw me some ideas to add or replace cards too. Feel free to criticize me, tell me if there should be changes. First time really trying to put a deck together. I think I’m having mana and creature cost issues? I’m not sure? Thanks!

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McToters on Darien Tokens / Combo

2 months ago

Yeah I've gotten the combo out only once or twice with Lich's Tomb but my meta loves targeting Darien cause they know I want to take damage, and being a 6-drop it's hard for him to stay out a majority of the time. So I usually need to wait it out and play it safe or go for the fast kill if i start with the right hand. There's really no in between. What cards are your favorite in the deck?

crabclaw on Darien, King of Kjeldor

3 months ago

Nice list! If you find that you hurt for card draw, Bygone Bishop could help since you have a pretty high density of <3 cmc creatures. Mind's Eye can give incredible value if the table leaves it alone for a turn cycle or three, but will probably draw some removal.

Conqueror's Galleon isn't exactly on-theme with soldiers, but in my Darien list, it performed way better than I expected. The crew cost is easily handled by dumping tokens into it, and the flipside (Conqueror's Foothold  Flip) gives a good mana sink for card filtering, pure draw, or recursion (for any card!). Coat of Arms is absolutely massive in any tribal deck that wants to beat face, and can be a very quick game-ender even with a relatively humble amount of soldiers.

I've found that having 2-3 cards with Soul Warden effects really help keep your life up, but I also haven't tried running Healer of the Pride or Lich's Tomb like you have in your list. So that combination may keep you alive pretty well on their own.

crabclaw on Darien Tokens / Combo

3 months ago

Thanks, I'm glad you like it! And wow, yeah I hadn't thought of effects like Lich's Tomb or Worship, but they definitely work with Darien.

My list started off with a very heavy focus on soldier tribal, too - I still have the cards for it and could swap things around a bit. Other decks just started taking off in my meta, so I had to adjust my list. Darien is no doubt my favorite commander right now, so I was going to find a way to keep playing him.

McToters on Darien Tokens / Combo

3 months ago

Woops... the combo isn't Lich's Tomb + Worship... It's actually just Lich's Tomb + Darien, King of Kjeldor. I'm pretty sure that's correct, since both affects happen at the same time.

McToters on Darien Tokens / Combo

3 months ago

I really really like your decklist and you def have some cards on yours that mine needs like Anointed Procession. My deck is also strictly soldier tribal.

I'm pretty sure Lich's Tomb + Worship works as a combo as long as you can generate creatures. Just an idea if you're interested!


Zimmers_0 on Aminatou, the Hex Mage

4 months ago

theemptyquiver YESSS!!! How did I miss gifting doom to people? Lich's Tomb wont work though since they will just sac it right away. So I replaced it with Transcendence. Still a great idea though!

KongMing Your deck is pretty mean so I could understand why you went this direction over curses. Glad its getting some attention! How did your wife like the curses?

shadowmage +1 for you! Good setup and I like the control and reanimation!

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