Liliana's Caress


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon

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Liliana's Caress


Whenever an opponent discards a card, that player loses 2 life.

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Liliana's Caress Discussion

wrightri on Name A Card

3 days ago

I'd rather run Liliana's Caress if I was trying to get damage in that way. And the raid trigger is almost impossible to get with this deck.

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekuzar's Wheel Empire

1 week ago

I forgot to mention, between low block potential and very high cmc, all 3 bolas cards are too slow and only really get one activation for soo much mana

But what ive noticed as i put money into the deck is it does best when played like storm, casting rocks and rituals and a pain spell and then chaining wheels for spike damage, the cumulative upkeep stuff is rather slow and really draws hate from opponents before you can kill them, and you are forcefeeding draw but you dont necessarily want them to use the cards you let them draw,

Price of Knowledge is ok, but in order to achieve the speed for storm, its really hard on the mama base, the only card above 6 cmc i run in mine is Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, and i never cast them they're only as a more useful Library of Leng

On top of being able to chain wheels after sticking a 1-4 cmc pain enchantment like Liliana's Caress Underworld Dreams or a discard/draw/combo engine 4-6 cmc like Dream Halls, Waste Not Rhystic Study, playing dimir colors means you have access to the best tutors for wheels and graveyard recursion, ive found that filling my graveyard by discarding wheels as a massive secondary hand and then either resetting the mill with the eldrazi titan while milling opponents out often removes the need for Library of Leng, but its a good card to learn the deck in the sense it teaches you what you want to keep or discard during wheels, plus if you have 50 cards in graveyard casting a Yawgmoth's Will or Mizzix's Mastery usually wins me the game with either 300-500 burst damage or decking opponents

Theres plenty of budget ways to recast wheels and other important spells from the graveyard you usually can fill up relatively fast

Magus of the Will

Past in Flames

Mizzix's Mastery


Izzet Chronarch

Pull from the Deep

Call to Mind

Mystic Retrieval

Dralnu, Lich Lord

Non budget versions would be

Yawgmoth's Will

Snapcaster Mage

Kess, Dissident Mage

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip (-2 flip is another snapcaster)

Tutors really help you with getting the enchantments, protection or wheels you need to gain the lead, ill start with budget

Trinket Mage

Treasure Mage

Merchant Scroll


Beseech the Queen

Increasing Ambition

Dark Petition

Diabolic Tutor

Diabolic Revelation


Lim-Dul's Vault



Better but more expensive options

Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack to manipulate draws

Vampiric Tutor

Demonic Tutor


Mystical Tutor

Personal Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

tjenks0023 on Discarding on a budget needs help

3 weeks ago

Nyxathid would be a good addition. Low summon cost and powers up quickly with good discard. I'd also recommend Liliana's Caress or if your looking for something a little cheaper then go for Megrim. Hope this helps!

Rev_Lycan60 on Liliana's Caress Deck Help

3 weeks ago

Splashing blue would allow greater draw and you could even run one of the Jace planeswalkers which has you draw cards and trigger the effect of Liliana's Caress

Snap157 on Rack em up boys!

3 weeks ago

Hymn to Tourach is better than Mind Rot

Raven's Crime is powerful with Dakmor Salvage

Take out basilica

I would add 2 Hypnotic Specter and take out 2 Abyssal Specter.

Take out 2 Megrim add in 2 Liliana's Caress.

Temple Bell works against you, I would put in The Rack.

Blackmail, Thoughtseize, Duress, and even Despise work well here.

If you have the cash, Liliana of the Veil is played a lot in this kind of deck, but Necrogen Mists also works quite well.

Sangromancer is nice, but lifegain doesn't win games. I would add in Phyrexian Obliterator or Shrieking Affliction. Hope this helps!

Icbrgr on Liliana Deck

3 weeks ago

for a 60 card deck although not exactly the most COMPETETIVE but i think Liliana Vess is fun to build around and she is pretty affordable too.... she is a discard engine and tutor with a flashy ultimate if you manage to get there.

her +1 goes with things like Liliana's Caress/Waste Not wich can flow with The Rack/Shrieking Affliction/Nezumi Shortfang

and her tutor is fun for combos like Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank

run of the mill discard staples like Raven's Crime/Wrench Mind/Necrogen Mists can help feed that ultimate as well as boardwipes like Damnation/Languish/Mutilate

hope this helped and good luck!

xander11 on Carl

3 weeks ago

If you are looking to do a wheel and deal deck I would recommend adding cards like Liliana's Caress and Megrim for when they have to discard and cards like Underworld Dreams and Fate Unraveler for when they draw. Also Duskmantle Guildmage can go infinate with Mindcrank

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