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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
1 day ago
xaarvaxus, Thank you for the advice! I originally had Liliana's Contract in the deck, however I was having troubles trying to optimize the number of Shadowborn Apostle 's in the deck. I think that I will toss the card into the sideboard and use Mastermind's Acquisition as a means of fetching it to win.
I debated on adding Bloodgift Demon for the ability to tutor for a phyrexian arena, however I feel as though Harvester of Souls can offer me better card draw and he also has a good keyword so he isn't useless in combat either.
As for Overseer of the Damned he is good removal on a body, however I believe Reaper from the Abyss is a far more effective card for removal especially when I have a sac outlet out to ensure that I can remove the biggest threat from the battlefield every end step.
Thank you again for the advice!
2 days ago
You could run Liliana's Contract for some card draw plus an alt win condition, you have just enough demons in the deck to think about it though obviously more tutor effects would help this backup plan.
I've liked using Bloodgift Demon for his phyrexian arena effect and combo style decks usually like the card draw plus since you can direct the effect to target player, you can get political with the effect or finish off someone who is bleeding out.
Overseer of the Damned can get you one more demon for the Contract and a Doomblade on a stick for some more removal.
I haven't tried the Apostle strategy in a commander deck but my first thought is that you'd want minimum 25/26 apostles?
5 days ago
Sadly, Shalai, Voice of Plenty does not go into a Mardu deck as her activated ability with gives her green color identity.
With the casting costs of your creatures, I'd find a way to fit Thran Dynamo in, you could use a couple more pieces of ramp anyway and this seems like the first to include.
I like the inclusion of Liliana's Contract as card draw/alt win condition.
I've wanted to play Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip in a deck but haven't had the right home for it. [Maybe I'll find space in my Zurgo Helmsmasher deck]. Stoneforge Mystic would help get that puppy into play for cheaper [well, cheaper mana anyway] or Stonehewer Giant , which doesn't carry the pricetag and can equip the blade as a surprise during combat.
Overall I like where you are with the deck. Kind of makes me wish I could find a Kaalia so I could build a version.
6 days ago
Thrumming Stone is an absolute must in Shadowborn Apostle decks. I would cut some of the demons and add in a few more Apostles to enable it and some tutors to find the stone or Secret Salvage , too (cool tech, btw, haven't seen that one). Also, if you're going off, Patriarch's Bidding acts just like Secret Salvage . Mortal Combat is also a nice combo piece along the lines of Liliana's Contract .
1 week ago
Hey, you're welcome.
1 week ago
Since SamsWrath skipped the challenge (Which is okay, probably just loaded the wrong page or something. It happens), I guess I'll just continue with Asder's challenge. However, that's going to be a bit tricky: Emulating two Legendary Demons with specific names on a Planeswalker card dedicated toward Zombies. But, hey... a challenge is a challenge and I do love me a hard one.
Uh. That sounded bad. ONTO THE CHALLENGE!!
Though, to be fair, I won't be doing it exactly. It would require not only making her a card, but than also making the other two Demons a card AND distinguishing them apart from one another, WHILE ALSO tying them to appropriate abilities THAT ADDITIONALLY don't take up a paragraph each of text... UHG I can say for the first time in the past - God, like year that I've been in this thread, I have been beat.
Kudos to you, Asder. You crafty SOB.
Liliana, Bound No More
Legendary Planeswalker - Liliana
+1 You may put up to the top three cards of your library into your graveyard. Add for each card put into your graveyard in this way.
-4 Destroy target creature. You may then pay life equal to that creature's converted mana cost. If you do, create an X/X black Zombie creature token where X is the amount of life you paid.
-7 You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control four or more Legendary Demons with unique names in your graveyard or in exile, you win the game."
Liliana's Contract on a stick, anyone?
This was actually quite a refreshing challenge for me. Taking an alt-win card and repurposing the design on an alternate card type. Sort of an alternate alternative win condition... huh.
Alas, I am burned out.
Challenge: Make a draft-centric Unset card with an alt-win condition. Something insanely stupid, like if you do 10 or more Fortnite dances during the match, you win the game. Just go absolutely bonkers with it lol.
2 weeks ago
The new Teysa and Spawn of Mayhem! Be still my beating heart!
Actually, if we get one more decent demon (Rakdos himself maybe?), Liliana's Contract becomes very interesting in Standard.
3 weeks ago
The reason we don't want these is because you don't have removal in your deck and we have no way of protecting Kaalia of the Vast Removing these gives us 17 open slots for removal, protection, and some better creatures
Now some recommendations, Kokusho, the Evening Star He is a really good blocker since you have no ways to sac him blocking is going to be your best bet to kill him, Lathliss, Dragon Queen I don't need to explain this one, Terminate Very good instant speed removal, Dreadbore More removal (also hits planeswalkers so that's a bonus, Iroas, God of Victory Sure you cant cheat him out but who cares look at that ability! Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Cause hes aids, Lightning Greaves We have to protect Bae otherwise she will be shot down on sight Vindicate Great removal, Swiftfoot Boots More protecting of Bae, Strionic Resonator So when Bae attacks we hit her ability with this and get double the triggers so now we put to bois into play Merciless Eviction You need a board wipe, Earthquake A board wipe that only hits your opponents stuff YES PLEASE! Liliana's Contract For the memes, Linvala, Keeper of Silence shes op, Oblivion Ring More removal. Swords to Plowshares Honestly the best white removal in commander, Anguished Unmaking Exile op op.