Liliana's Contract


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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Liliana's Contract


When Liliana's Contract enters the battlefield, you draw four cards and you lose 4 life.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control four or more Demons with different names, you win the game.

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Liliana's Contract Discussion

Rhadamanthus on Activating Mutavault in time for ...

6 days ago

Unfortunately no, this doesn't work. It has to do with the specific way the trigger on Liliana's Contract is written.

The second ability on Liliana's Contract is written with something called an "intervening 'if' clause". A triggered ability written this way checks the condition two times: once at the time it would trigger and again at the time it would start resolving. If the trigger condition isn't true at the time the ability would trigger then it doesn't trigger at all (and if it isn't true at the time it would start resolving then the trigger doesn't do anything).

In your example this means that if you don't already have 4 different demons at the beginning of your upkeep then the Contract just doesn't trigger. Even if you turn Mutavault into a creature right after that, it's too late.

Madcookie on Activating Mutavault in time for ...

6 days ago

No. Liliana's Contract as per Gatherer states that if you don't control 4 demons at the start of your upkeep it doesn't trigger at all and you can't take any actions before your upkeep begins (at which point it won't matter). The only way to circumvent this is to play Paradox Haze, gaining two separate upkeeps, making Mutavault a demon at the start of first, pass, then at the start of the bonus upkeep the contract triggers and unless someone Path to Exile one of your demons you win.

alexplaysbass on Activating Mutavault in time for ...

6 days ago

Basically I'm just curious if I can use Mutavault's activated ability in time at the beginning of my upkeep to trigger Liliana's Contract for the win?

nibelheim on Demonic Four

1 week ago

What about Liliana's Contract for alternate wincon ?

ZendikariWol on God of Demons

1 week ago

This feels like a diet Athreos' Apostles deck. It somehow manages to be 500$ but has a pretty high mana curve and not enough rocks. It's got a lot of flavor, I'll give you that, but the power's just not there. Not only that, but if people are consistently destroying your demons or you don't draw into Liliana's Contract or worse yet someone destroys that, what happens then? You go on the beatdown plan with some kinda-powerful fliers?

I suggest you get some tutors for the contact, about 40 Shadowborn Apostles, and Athreos, God of Passage. Throw in more removal using the newly-acquired white cards, get some graveyard recursion (preferably mass recursion bc your opponent will probably pay the 3 life a lot).

Or you could go blue/black and go control w/ the apostles, go tribal and throw in Arcane Adaptation as a more or less instant win.

Shit, there are a lot of creature tutors in green. Better yet, dredge is really good card advantage! You could run a delirium/recursion/grave shenanigans build in golgari. You could run a super fun, bizarre Meren of Clan Nel Toth brew.

In red you could try Grusilda, Monster Masher if your friends are all right with some unstable mechanics.

What I'm saying is that you could open up a lot more possibilities if you moved out of mono-black. Sorry if any of this sounded harsh, your deck is really exciting and I love Lili's Contract as a win con. Happy brewing!

carpecanum on A Fun DEMONstration

2 weeks ago

I’d add Diabolic Tutor just to have another chance to get Liliana's Contract out.

Inner Demon and Reign of the Pit

eliakimras on Kaalia Work in Progress

2 weeks ago

Another tip: Lightning Greaves and Mother of Runes provide additional protection for Kaalia, because she is famous by what she can do and smart opponents will try to take her out as soon she is cast. // You can also try massive land destruction once Kaalia hits the battlefield, because you don't really need lands if you can attack with her to put your big creatures on the battlefield for free. It also prevent opponents from casting removal spells on her, giving you enough time to smash their faces. Armageddon, Boom // Bust, Catastrophe and Decree of Annihilation are all options, but beware: some people think their lands are sacred, therefore frown upon massive land destruction (MLD). // Steel Hellkite can help you deal with problematic permanents. Liliana's Contract might be an alternative win condition, and it still draws you a good chunk of cards. Swords to Plowshares is a cheap removal spell that is a staple in EDH. Utter End and Merciless Eviction are also solid, because they can exile anything.

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