Liliana, Defiant Necromancer


Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins Mythic Rare

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Liliana, Defiant Necromancer

Planeswalker — Liliana

+2: Each player discards a card.

-X: Return target nonlegendary creature card with converted mana cost X from your graveyard to the battlefield.

-8: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature dies, return it to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step."

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Liliana, Defiant Necromancer Discussion

drakereid on Liliana's Plans Within Plans

1 week ago

TzickyT, the deck has been working well for me so far. I'm usually able to pull out Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip's emblem quickly which keeps me in a very strong position for the rest of the game. I think I need to throw in some more card draw though, as with the constant discards, I find I am occasionly top decking.

PickleNutz on My 8-Rack Deck

1 month ago

Hey, I have a few suggestions/ comments.

Why do you use 24 lands in a deck that has such a low CMC? You're chancing some uneventful draws with so many lands. 19 should be about perfect, it gives you room for more spell play.

Ratchet Bomb is also kind of useless If your deck is running properly, one boardwipe in the main board like Damnation would be fine. Grafdigger's Cage would be a good option for the sideboard.

Necrogen Mists is also a double-edged sword, but since you aren't running Liliana of the Veil it's hard to find a substitution. Since your deck is reliant on you playing spells though. Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip might be a better option on a budget.

Thoughtseize over Inquisition of Kozilek might have a better effect for you too.

Some other interesting cards

Gnat Miser

Ensnaring Bridge

Cry of Contrition

Brain Weevil

Brain Maggot

Augur of Skulls

Yellowpop58 on Lili Heard You Liek Creaturez

1 month ago

Thanks manbearpig01!

Don't know how I managed to forget about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Crypt of Agadeem - will definitely add those in!

I also totally didn't think about Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - would be a great backup for Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip if I can't ult her. (Though I probably couldn't let him be on the board with Lili's emblem since it's a bit of a nonbo.)

Thanks again for the advice!

ksuKaliber on Vampire Deck (Modern)

1 month ago

Gonna go out on a limb and say Liliana of the Veil is just going to be an expensive Doom Blade most of the time due to her not getting her ult off. And without even having Red Madness Vampires or a few grave-based cards (Excluding Driver of the Dead) to take advantage of her +1 Discard effect, it could be hard to even get her to 6 Loyalty without her being targeted. I'd also look at some 1 drops like Guul Draz Vampire, Pulse Tracker, and/or Shadow Alley Denizen so you can have some immediate pressure (Excluding Thoughtseize).

If you really want to include a Planeswalker though, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip/Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip or Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath might be good includes. On flip, Liliana gives you a zombie token and her -X ability can return a desired creature back to the field first turn (Plus she can be flipped by any way your creature dies, so sac away). Ob Nixilis -3 can summon a 5/5 flying demon when he comes out, at only the cost of 2 life. These give different effects though, whereas Liliana of the Veil fits a very specific niche of sacriifcing getting around specific abilities and isn't always important. not to mention if they have multiple creatures they can just sac the least important one.

Rhadamanthus on Liliana, Defiant Necromancer and not-standart-creatures

2 months ago

Yes, the "not-creatures" will return to the battlefield under your control. If they're double-faced cards, they'll be returned with the front face showing.

A "dies" trigger is a type of "leaves the battlefield" trigger, and LTB triggers use information from the last moment something was on the battlefield to determine if and how they trigger. As long as something is a creature at the moment it dies, it will trigger Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip's emblem. The trigger won't lose track of the object if it's no longer a creature when it hits the graveyard, and the ability isn't written in a way that requires the object to still be a creature when it's time to bring it back.

The default state for a double-faced card is with its front face showing. When a transformed DFC moves from the battlefield to anywhere else, it always switches back to its front face.

Shimatzu on Liliana, Defiant Necromancer and not-standart-creatures

2 months ago

So my question is if i have the emblem of Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip in play and change a not-creature card into a creature, for example a Planeswalker like Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and it dies while its an creature, will it return under my control, becouse it was a creature when it left the field or not becouse it is no longer a creature when in the greveyard? Further IF i do get them do I get cards that are transformed in the version that left the field or as the standard-not-transformed card?

BlinkTwice on The Kresh Crew

3 months ago

Cards like Delirium Skeins, Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip, Smallpox, and Ill-Gotten Gains would make for devistatingly effective sideboard pieces for when you need to switch from aggro to control to shutdown combo. Especially if your using those or similar cards with cards such as Waste Not, Necromancer's Stockpile, and Cryptbreaker.

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