Liliana, the Last Hope

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Mythic Edition (GRNMED) Mythic Rare
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Liliana, the Last Hope

Planeswalker — Liliana

+1: Up to one target creature gets -2/-1 until your next turn.

-2: Put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard, then you may return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

-7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your end step, create X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens, where X is two plus the number of Zombies you control."

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Liliana, the Last Hope Discussion

YamishiTheWickedOne on WB Vampire Life Drain

4 days ago

Modern huh? Unless you wanna do a sacrifice engine you're better going Rakdos or Mardu.

Vamps also wanna run pretty light on mana in either case. 3 or less cost = good, use 4+ mana cards very sparingly. Like Sanguine/Exquisite are simply too slow to be good imo.

Now, depending on your budget, you could do something like.....

4 Viscera Seer , 4 Bloodghast , 4 Blood Artist or Kalastria Highborn , 4 Cordial Vampire , maybe 4 Vampire Nocturnus or Vampire Lacerator and 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Captivating Vampire , or maybe even 4 Dusk Legion Zealot or Gatekeeper of Malakir .

Or alternatively, consider that red gives you access to Stromkirk Captain who is hilarious with Vampire Nighthawk , Gifted Aetherborn and the new Vampire of the Dire Moon .

For hate spells, usable ones are things like Fatal Push , Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Terminate , Cast Down , Kolaghan's Command , or if you have money, Liliana of the Veil , Liliana, the Last Hope , and also to bring him up on this subject: Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . Hand disruption is expensive, looking at Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , and Collective Brutality . But black has almost a monopoly on that.

3 other cards to bring up: Olivia Voldaren , Stromkirk Noble as he was always good but 5 color humans are a huge deal in the meta now, and Zealous Persecution .

Hope this gave you some insight. Welcome to the dark side.

Jpinkman on Zombie Horde

5 days ago

well, butcher ghoul is not that good unless you put a sac engine into this deck like Carrion Feeder , in general cmc is too high. i think cemetery reaper is a bad zombie lord because he doesn't do much, it makes u spend mana and tap him. death baron is ok. diregraf colossus ok too (death baron and diregraf colossus are only lords i would play). diregraf ghoul can be replaced with Gravecrawler (can't miss him in a zombie deck) or Dread Wanderer (a bit slow but still fine). u should play at least 8x 1mana zombies. graveyard marshal is not so bad but of course he can be replaced too, maybe with Relentless Dead .

liliana's triumph is ok. murder should be replaced with Fatal Push or at least Defile . vile rebirth can be nice only for sideboard because you can't cast it if you don't exile a creature from enemy graveyard (you dont want to exile yours!).

Call to the grave is just too slow for modern. Endless rank of the deads could be playable but not more than 2x of it.

Liliana death majesty again has a very high cmc, so i would not consider buying her. Of course there are better lilianas: Liliana of the Veil (too expensive), Liliana, the Last Hope (again very expensive), Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip affordable and still nice, Liliana, Untouched By Death is still better than death majesty but honestly i won't play her.

You should play a good mix of creature destroying cards and some discard for at least trying being a bit more competitive.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Vileblood

2 weeks ago

Hmmm as for what to cut I'm in a similar place. He's a definite four-of if I'm not using Liliana, still a 3 if I am. The "version 2" of my deck is way closer to your more control-oriented shell. I'm ironing out the wrinkles still, there are too many vamps now worthy of a slot. I remember when I ran 14 mainboard turn 1 creatures, seriously. Cordial Vampire is a really good card imo too because he paints a target on his head for removal and punishes opponents for getting trigger happy with their bolts. Also besides IoK and Thoughtseize, Rakdos has REALLY gotten a lot of POWERFUL control options recently, many synergize with Ghast. We had Terminate and Lightning Bolt already, then we got Liliana of the Veil in the same set as Olivia and crew, then Liliana, the Last Hope , Kolaghan's Command , Fatal Push and Collective Brutality . Oh and now Unearth is legal. Liliana's Triumph and Cast Down on the power creep train.

I was kinda ehh over Zealot at first, but I mean draw power is at a premium, and he's a vamp who affects the game upon coming into play, a removal on him is pointless. I'm seriously on the fence over Legion Lieutenant being worth an entire white splash.

Oh and My Chikage/Evelyn l100 build recently got a full set of 32.6% blood damage gems via new breakthroughs in chalice dungeon farming. The Holy Grail of blood gems according to the community. I use the BoM w/ brainsucker nourishing flat arcanes as a secondary for r1 spammers and speed control. This build is terrifying. A vampire who can 2-shot 120s with a parry tool. I've also been really fond of the Charred hunter set because it has decent stats and I look like Victorian Batman.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Competitive Mono-Black Vampires

2 weeks ago

Aurex Sorin 1 is a strict control card, flavorful or not, and is honestly too much mana for a format where you wanna have your wincon set up by turn 4-6 at latest. Liliana of the Veil is a serious contender for the best planeswalker in the game. Liliana, the Last Hope is top 5 as well. Sorin's good but imo not viable in modern for a not UBx control deck.

Valengeta on Valengeta

2 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for taking an interest in my decks. About zombies: It's still hard to have a Tier 1 deck, but you can make something really competitive nonetheless. The thing is, as you know, dropping low-cost and efficient creatures is mandatory for Modern. I'll give you some zombie cards to consider, 3 CMC max:

These are my favorite zombie creatures. There are a few more around but for Modern I think the ones I mentioned are the ones that really shine. But please do search and see if you find any other you prefer

Then you need to worry about interaction. Bet on discard cards like Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek and even Duress , as they are good control and your only way of getting rid of artifacts and enchantments. Creature killers are a must as well: Fatal Push , Spark Harvest , Go for the Throat , Tragic Slip , Dismember or Defile (when you have many basic lands only). The last three kill indestructible creatures

It's a good idea to have some other spells. Reanimation like Ghoulcaller's Chant and Unearth sits well with what we're trying to do. One or two copies of Sign in Blood might be something to consider as well. Also you can try enchantments that benefit on death like Grave Pact or Open the Graves . Endless Ranks of the Dead and Whip of Erebos are amazing too. If you have planeswalkers, do not be tempted by their abilities while forgetting the mana cost and the turns you need to activate ultimates. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is nice but too expensive and slow. Try Liliana, the Last Hope or Liliana, Untouched By Death instead if you insist on planeswalking. If you're lucky enough to have Liliana of the Veil , then use it

Lastly, Aether Vial does wonders for saving your mana casting creatures, and Surgical Extraction punishes non-basic lands and combos the enemy might throw at you

Hope I helped somehow. If you have questions please ask! Also, if you like Rakdos I invite you to check my deck Hell Awaits. Have fun and good games

Flooremoji on Liliana, Zombie Deck

1 month ago

Okay, the easyest ways to upgrade this deck are:

Cut Cartouche of Ambition , Trial of Zeal , Hungry Flames , Magma Spray , Festering Mummy , 1 Plague Belcher , Shamble Back and Collective Defiance .

This frees up fourteen slots.

To fill them I would add:

4x Undead Augur

4x Inquisition of Kozilek

4x Lightning Bolt

2x Cryptbreaker

Other (expensive) options:

Creatures

Gravecrawler is great, but after it spiked, it might be a little to expensive. If you ever do add Gravecrawler , Carrion Feeder is insane. Tidehollow Sculler is one of the best zombies, but without expensive lands, it might not be the right fit.

Removal

Fatal Push is one of the best removal spells in decks that can reliably turn revolt on, usually done by using fetchlands like Bloodstained Mire .

Disruption

Thoughtseize : Although you probably don't want to play Inquisition, Sculler and Thoughtseize , they are all good cards. Blood Moon compleatly shuts down some decks, while mostly leaving red decks intact. Leyline of the Void is A+ Sideboard Material, and is always a good cards to play in the 15.

Lands

Bloodstained Mire , Polluted Delta , Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt are all staples of R/B manabases, because of the fetchlands ability to fetch Blood Crypt . Because of this, they are at a crazy price right now, but they are the best.

Other options:

Liliana, the Last Hope and Liliana Vess are incredibly powerful cards, and sticking to the theme, Liliana, Untouched By Death has some synergy :)

krieksken on Jund post horizons (work in progress)

1 month ago

MoonHollow124 Force of Despair is contending with Damnation for the sideboard slot, it is true that it punishes humans and other aggressive go wide decks if they have a big turn 2/3 that you really need to answer. In this regard it might be better then Damnation for that single turn, but Jund still tries disrupt the hand enough with our discard so that big turn can not happen or happens later on. Also we run alot of very effective removal spells in Lightning Bolt , Fatal Push and Abrupt Decay with notable mentions of Kolaghan's Command and Maelstrom Pulse .

Both Wrenn and Six and Liliana, the Last Hope are very good at killing of their small creatures without being in direct danger of being removed themselves, Wrenn on turn 2 killing Champion of the Parish is great value and leaves Wrenn at a comfortable 2 loyalty going into their turn 2 (on the play). On the draw these planeswalker arent as effective and only Liliana of the Veil is guaranteed to remove 1 creature to then most likely die on their next turn.

Against humans or other decks that run Thalia, Guardian of Thraben it might be too late to cast either a single removal on Thalia to follow up next turn with Anger of the Gods or Damnation , but playtesting will have to be the deciding factor here.

For now I have a sideboard slot that is easily switched out in the form of Reap the Past as I am convinced this card will do little yet I do want to give the card some play before I decide. I could very well run the Force instead of this card and give myself 3 sideboard wipe options against go wide decks

But it is more likely that Reap the Past will be switched with more graveyard disruption, leaving Force to contend with Damnation.

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