Liliana Vess

Liliana Vess

Planeswalker — Liliana

+1: Target player discards a card.

-2: Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

-8: Put all creature cards in all graveyards onto the battlefield under your control.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Mythic Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Mythic Rare
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Mythic Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Mythic Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Liliana Vess occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.35%

Liliana Vess Discussion

mtgApprentice21 on Breya, Ghost in the Shell OVER 65 INFINITE COMBOS

1 month ago

I like what you're going for with the Bitter Ordeal, but perhaps try switching it out for Saheeli's Directive. I have directived for exactly X=42 and completely blew out my game, but you could can realistically do that for X=20 or 25, depending on how many artifact cards are huddled about the top of the deck.

Also, Dagsson is way too slow. By the time you can cast him, removal is already too heavy to be able to get him to stick. I would take a more sneaky value-train approach with Sai, Master Thopterist, but that's just me.

I would additionally take out most of the nonpermanent card draw, but maybe keep a Blue Sun's Zenith and a Finale of Revelation.

Metalworker + Staff of Domination/Sword of the Paruns: Think about it...

You might want to add Liliana Vess, Saheeli, the Gifted, and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer to the Maybeboard.

Mishra, Artificer Prodigy + Possibility Storm: Hmm... This seems like it would be pretty hilarious.

Also there's these really great lands from the Battlebond set that enter tapped unless you have two or more opponents. I think you might be able to adjust your mana base even more with those. Sea of Clouds, Morphic Pool, and Luxury Suite are the ones you want to look at.

Yarok on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

I feel the most kinship towards Liliana Vess(Which I had a copy of before someone scammed me ;( I was a noob back then, don’t judge me). She was my first card, and the best card I had back then. She inspired my first mono black deck, and got me into magic.

DRmagic2017 on Scarab God Tribal

2 months ago

Hello! Vanquisher's Banner for card draw and Grimoire of the Dead as a potential wincon. Liliana Vess as a tutor. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is the best but she's expensive too. Removal: Hero's Downfall, Vraska's Contempt, Eat to Extinction, Erebos's Intervention, Drag to the Underworld, Price of Fame, Murder (why not?), Necrotic Wound. Take a look at board wipes too: Ritual of Soot, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith, In Garruk's Wake, Plague Wind. They are not as great as Damnation but on the other hand they are much cheaper. Good luck!

DadHumanPraetor on Ayara Ping

2 months ago

I cut Liliana, Death's Majesty and started to run Liliana Vess after milling away my Plague of Vermin lol. I like the deck, way to stick to tokens.

Grind on Mono Black Problems

2 months ago

cool deck!
Crypt Rats and Thrashing Wumpus are lower CMC ways to get your Pestilence Demon effect.
how do you like Liliana Vess? i always felt like she was a 5 mana vampiric tutor that just drew hate. maybe she is good late game if you can protect her. but i found i usually preferred a regular Diabolic Tutor.
any thoughts about Bubbling Muck over Dark Ritual?
also maybe Hero's Downfall over Oblivion Strike? i mean exile is better but instant speed is definitely a plus over sorcery speed.
and there is always Imp's Mischief if you want to run a counterspell...
and your 7 drop Baneful Omen seems like it might not always hit that hard. what about Behold the Beyond?

multimedia on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

4 months ago

Hey, Liliana Vess is odd CMC and her -2 is amazing with Yennett. Can be a repeatable tutor that puts the card you tutor for on top of your library. Aminatou can blink Liliana to reset her loyalty back to 5. If you're looking for a card that can repeatable tutor to replace Planar Portal, try Liliana.


I did suggest Omen of the Sea, but now that you have added Ancestral Knowledge you could cut Omen as Knowledge is just a better card with Yennett and Aminatou. Soul Manipulation only has one mode that works when you cheat it with Yennett, it could be cut. I know you're playing Sphinx, but Sphinx of Foresight is pretty lackluster compared to the other Sphinx.

River's Rebuke is even CMC which makes it less appealing as well as only targeting one player can be subpar in multiplayer Commander. I did suggest Rush of Knowledge and it seems good, but if you're looking for a card to cut, it could be it. Liliana is also 5 CMC and it's much better than Rush. Odd CMC tutors can replace draw spells since they function better than draw, getting the card you want at that moment.

azja on Yuriko...Help!!!

4 months ago

Hi, welcome to edh!

First off, I want to say I think the deck looks great so far! I've been playing Yuriko for about 8-9 months now, and here are some things I'd suggest:

  1. Dismember -5/-5 is sometimes not enough to kill the main threat at the table, maybe replace it with Far / Away (less limiting, higher cmc) or Reality Shift (gets around indestructible)

  2. Doom Blade too many people play black, Hero's Downfall is much less narrow

  3. Into the Story not super effective if you're not playing mill, Bident of Thassa synergizes with your deck more

  4. Lightning Greaves is not bad, but Whispersilk Cloak also gives Yuriko unblockable

  5. Mu Yanling I personally don't like planeswalkers in Yuriko decks. Since you won't have very good blockers, it likely won't survive until your next turn. I'd play something like Thassa, God of the Sea instead

  6. Liliana Vess same reason as number 5, maybe play Scheming Symmetry instead

  7. Decree of Pain the cycling mode hurts your creatures much more than the rest of the table since you play lots of 1/1 's and 2/2 's. Commit / Memory has a cmc of 10, and can be a temporary removal spell or counterspell

  8. In Garruk's Wake Yuriko decks are not good at hitting 9 mana. Although not a direct replacement, Consign / Oblivion is a card I think every Yuriko deck can run

  9. Kindred Dominance unless you have an effect like Conspiracy out on the board, this hurts you a lot too. I'd play something like Evacuation instead. It's instant speed, and you can re-play your creatures a lot faster than your opponents can.

  10. Dauthi Embrace using 2 black mana each turn just to make one creature unblockable is hard in most Yuriko decks. Try Aqueous Form instead

  11. Soothsaying also a pretty heavy mana investment for its effect. Although this card is not very budget-friendly, Sensei's Divining Top is much, much better

12-16. Inkfathom Infiltrator, Invisible Stalker, Quickling, Shadowmage Infiltrator, and Spark Double aren't good enough to justify their mana cost in my opinion. Some replacements I would suggest are Changeling Outcast, Dimir Infiltrator, Gudul Lurker, Mist-Cloaked Herald, Tormented Soul, and Baleful Strix

I hope this was helpful! If you want to check out my Yuriko deck, the link is https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/26-07-19-yuriko-edh/

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

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