Liliana, the Last Hope


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Mythic Rare
Promo Set 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, put X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield, where X is two plus the number of Zombies you control."

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Liliana, the Last Hope Discussion

mluc on B/G Counters

32 minutes ago

Fresh new idea: add Liliana, the Last Hope?

elonth on I Am Number Thirteen

16 hours ago

i'd run Yahenni, Undying Partisan except you don't have a lot of removal. i'd offer Indulgent Tormentor except this is a format with bolt so he dies to everything. you should run some utility lands over just 4 swamps unless you are determined to make this strictly budget. (you don't have enough creatures for westvale abby to be an option. If you want a cheap creature that really isn't as good as it use to be you could play Nightmare if you want to stick to 24 swamps. Its a beater but its really a 6/6 flying for 6 on turn 6 so any demon could fill that role. Erebos's Titan would be good if frontier had shrine to nyx but it doesn't. you also don't run enough removal to guarantee hes indestructable when you want, though he could be a good sideboard against dredge as hes bigger than anything they play except ormandal and he would constantly recur.

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder could be a good finisher/card draw he is unfortunately a double edged sword. you have some lifegain to partially negate his downside, but hes really just a better nightmare. That said from origins Dark Petition could really help you as by turn 5 you will have spell mastery in this deck. meaning its a demonic tutor for you. 1-2 Ob Nixilis Reignited offers control and a win con if you can protect him.

If you aren't on a budget Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet even as 1-2 of is a very powerful win con. So is Liliana, the Last Hope. If you want a sweeper attached to a body Demon of Dark Schemes could be a cheap win con, provided you can actually produce other sources of energy to steal your opponents creatures.

The truth is with the current deck you have built, there really is no 100% go to cheap option for a win con besides obnixilis but hes unreliable. If you completely retooled the deck to be Aetherborn tribal you might have something. The thing is if you want to kill your opponent by draining life you need to be WB RB or some variation of the 3.

jacoby0813 on Kaa's Counters

19 hours ago

-1 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner and, -1 Tireless Tracker or -1 Verdurous Gearhulk or even Liliana, the Last Hope because I am not really seeing how she fits into the deck. I really like Aethersphere Harvester in this deck definitely keep 2.

elonth on Leave A Beautiful Corpse

1 day ago

cut Syndicate Trafficker you don't have nearly enough artifacts for it to be worth it. go up to 4 Midnight Entourage Metallic Mimics each. and 4 Gifted Aetherborn You need to find a place for 4 Vengeful Rebels I'd probable axe the die youngs for them. they give you a 3/2 for your tribal and a free -3/-3 if you can enable it which you should be able to do with evolving wilds or post combat.

with a creature deck this heavy you need to consider running Liliana, the Last Hope unless you are budget. You can drop the Live Fast because you already have a ton of card draw through siphoner midnight entourage and gonti.

Daedalus19876 on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

1 day ago

onemorevictim: Thanks for the comment! I really should have a Sheoldred, Whispering One in here, but I don't own a copy. I'll see if I can find one for cheap.

I'm not a fan of Liliana, the Last Hope, though. I don't think she's strong enough in commander. Her +1 is marginal removal in a format of sturdy creatures, her -2 is passable but I have better ways to recur things, and her -7 is both infeasible and subpar for a planeswalker ult (IMO).

Happy deckbuilding! :)

TheGodofNight on Metallurgic Artistry

1 day ago


You make an excellent argument for dropping Red from the board and making this more consistent with two colors. However, in a bid not to be like every other control style deck that will be out there, I opted for Grixis, in part because I feel like this gives me enough diversity to kill multiple types of decks.

To be fair, Yahenni's Expertise is a great card, and would allow me to cut Radiant Flames.

I could cut Harnessed Lightning for a mix of Grasp of Darkness and Fatal Push.

You are right, Unlicensed Disintegration could become Murder or Ruinous Path depending on my Meta.

And I could drop the Fevered Visions from the sideboard in lieu of a different sideboard tactic against control.

I have considered all of these cuts to make a more consistent U/B Control Deck List. However, to be more competitive, I would need to cut Tezzeret the Schemer and Metallurgic Summonings as they are far more gimmicky when compared to a true competitive build. It would probably look something like this:

2x Fatal Push

4x Grasp of Darkness

4x Anticipate

2x Negate

3x Disallow

2x Void Shatter

2x Murder

2x Ruinous Path

4x Glimmer of Genius

4x Torrential Gearhulk

2x Liliana, the Last Hope

1x Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

1x Ob Nixilis Reignited

4x Sunken Hollow

4x Choked Estuary

4x Submerged Boneyard

3x Evolving Wilds

6x Island

6x Swamp

And the sideboard would look like:

2x Dispel

2x Fatal Push

1x Negate

3x Transgress the Mind

3x Yahenni's Expertise

3x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

1x Summary Dismissal

Overall though, while my version is a bit more gimmicky, it does afford me the opportunity to play the cards I enjoy and to still play a control style build that I like. Thanks for the upvote and the suggestions.

Delta-117 on Abzan Delirium - AER

3 days ago

What I was actually now thinking rather than Renegade Map, was trying Hope of Ghirapur. This is both an artifact and creature unlike Renegade Map. And I think it might replace the pilgrim's eye's I was using.

I think your forgetting I can have other targets for Verdurous Gearhulk like Grim Flayer and Mindwrack Demon so plenty of trample creatures. In an alternate build I was thinking focusing on this a bit more with the inclusion of a Decimator of the Provinces.

Then finally while I hadn't ever thought of including one, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar would be a good idea if not for the fact he won't be in standard all that much longer and I would otherwise consider this if I owned any. I sold my one and only Gideon like a month ago. It went towards paying for one of my Liliana, the Last Hope's.

shawncarter7342 on Blueless control

3 days ago

In the control archetype the main focus should be disruption, removal, and most importantly card advantage.

You want many fewer creatures, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Noxious Gearhulk, and Walking Ballista are basically the only ones you want. Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a good creature too, so maybe two copies. Possibly one Thalia's Lancers. Otherwise this deck needs planeswalkers and removal. A playset of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, two or three Liliana, the Last Hope, probably one Ob Nixilis Reignited, and a Sorin, Grim Nemesis. The best card-draw in these colors is Painful Truths assuming you also run Aether Hub. There is also Metalspinner's Puzzleknot and Succumb to Temptation but the only upside is that one is 2 mana and the other is an instant. I'd stick to Painful Truths. Four copies of whatever you decide to use, of course.

You need good single-target removal both early and late-game. Fatal Push is something you will want probably two of since you cannot trigger it's revolt. Declaration in Stone is the most efficient all-game removal so 4 seems good. You will also want to try one or two copies of Collective Brutality because it is so versatile in every match-up. Anguished Unmaking is strictly better than Murder, Grasp of Darkness is almost a catch-all early on. You will want some number of each, 2 Unmakings is probably all you will want though. Finally one or two Fumigates.

The sideboard will need answers to other controlling decks, non-creature permanents, strategies that flood the board, and be able to disrupt or respond to the known combos in the format.

I recommend more Collective Brutality, another Ob Nixilis Reignited, and Transgress the Minds to deal with control. Possibly Kambal, Consul of Allocation. If they are doing the Felidar Guardian combo you may need something along the lines of Encircling Fissure or Make Obsolete. In aggressive match-ups you will want Linvala, the Preserver and Yahenni's Expertise (which is a good argument for running some Succumb to Temptation or Puzzleknot instead of only Painful Truths) or more Grasp of Darkness. If you're playing against a mid-range opponent you may want Quarantine Field, more Fumigate or a Descend upon the Sinful, maybe Harsh Scrutiny. Finally good non-creature removal is Fragmentize or more Anguished Unmakings.

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