Liliana's Defeat


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Uncommon

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Liliana's Defeat


Destroy target black creature or black planeswalker. If it was a Liliana planeswalker, it's controller loses 3 life.

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Liliana's Defeat Discussion

razelfark on Black/White

1 week ago

Cards I would try to remove from deck because you either lack cards to support them or are just on the weak side:

Embraal Bruiser: lack of artifacts

Graceful Cat: not very strong for its mana cost

Mummy Paramount: lack of zombies to trigger effect

Ruthless Sniper: lack of cycling cards to trigger

Queen's Bay Soldier: there is a white 2 drop that is the same thing but has lifelink (Bishop's Soldier). Would use that over this.

Anointer Priest: not enough token spawning cards. Would maybe keep if you play a set of Oketra's Monument.

Liliana's Defeat: strong vs black, but best not to run cards like this in a mainboard because you never know if your match up will make use of this card from the start.

Getting more of Gifted Aetherborn would help a lot likely.

If possible you may want to also use Walk the Plank unless your friends are playing merfolks.

Hope these suggestions are helpful. Tried to make suggestions that would not brake the bank. Its a nice deck you have there for making it out of a builders kit.

SoundTramp on The Search for Treasure - ULTRA BUDGET

3 weeks ago

I'm back with suggestions (because I was bored so I looked up the sets in standard rotation and did a cursory sweep for cards that may be useful here)Costly Plunder, Siren's Ruse, Walk the Plank, Liliana's Defeat, and Supernatural Stamina.

For the murder, I'd say you should try fitting 4 of Walk the Plank in the mainboard and be happy with that. Liliana's Defeat also makes for a good sideboard card.

Now, as for Costly Plunder and Siren's Ruse, I think these are two cards that you will find invaluable. They combo exceptionally with your pirates. Costly Plunder gets you some good card acceleration, and if you sac Dire Fleet Hoarder you can get even more bang for your buck. In fact, that's why Supernatural Stamina is here; for more shinanigans involving Dire Fleet Hoarder. Siren's Ruse is even better though: it can save a creature from combat/spells with it's instant speed, it triggers your pirates enterance abilities, and seeing as how all your creatures are pirates, it replaces itself when you cast it. Regardless of whatever else you do,add this one.

As for the cuts, that's mostly up to you. As far as recommendations I can make: there are two ways of approaching this. Playtest, and find out the most efficient combinations of creatures and spells from among the cards listed here and in your deck, optimizing a deck with many 4 ofs. The other way to do it, is to run more 2 ofs and 1 ofs even, so as to have a more 'dynamic' deck. It will be lest consistent, but more flavorful, and in a casual environment it can be lots of fun.

Again, I like the deck! (I've always had a soft spot for tribal). Keep it up

DistortionSlayer on White Devils (Ixalan Vampire Weenies)

1 month ago

Down 2 on Skymarch Bloodletter up 2 on removal like 2 more Walk the Planks or somthing. Also Gideon's Defeat a and/or Liliana's Defeat for sideboard

KraKra21 on Bolas Tribal

1 month ago

You have Jace's Defeat, why not run Liliana's Defeat? Very good one mana removal spell, as long as your opponent is playing black. I wouldn't do Chandra's Defeat though, in edh 5 damage to a red creature isn't that good, even with the ability to target a red planeswalker.


2 months ago

Sorry it's taken me so long to playtest this.

This works REALLY well, unless your Opponent has a bit of removal.

The are some small changes I'll suggest, to just tighten everything up:

  1. Move Ever After to the Sideboard. It's really only good for grindy games, and often sits in the hand, doing nothing.

  2. I'm not convinced about Liliana's Defeat in the Sideboard, unless it's a meta call. I think Murder would be better, as it hits more Creatures.

  3. Likewise with Nimble Obstructionist. Since you are relying on a Control strategy for the early to mid game, I think Disallow would be better suited to take care of important threats. Stopping something altogether, as opposed to its ability ONCE, seems to be better value, to me.

Hope that helps.

Budgetish on Turn 2 9/9 Flying Trample, Turn 3 Win

2 months ago

Ballzanya Thanks for the feedback! I like Duress, Relic of Progenitus, Liliana's Defeat, and Despise quite a bit. With some help from the other suggestions people made, I really feel like the sideboard is starting to come together quite nicely. I'm worried that the 4 mana board wipes may be too high above my curve, especially considering I'm only running 19 lands.

iAzire on Archenemy: Nicol Bolas

2 months ago

I figured I would have to build Bolas to be stronger, and probably build it to be a little more competitive. I'm thinking fast mana, a legit cEDH mana base, etc.

The other decks will be cheaper because they are either Mono or two color. Probably won't include fast mana.

My issue is figuring out a strategy that each character can run with. I obviously don't want two characters to run the same strategy, and I would like it to be thematic. Liliana might go with a Zombie token swarm style, Chandra with Burn, etc.

I am already planning on including as many on theme cards as possible. I figure Bolas can run Dark Intimations. The deck could also run Jace's Defeat, Liliana's Defeat, and Chandra's Defeat. Each deck will run Hour of Devastation full art Basics.

After that, I will find fitting cards for the strategy, then choose the best printing possible.


I would like to stick to Commander rules as much as possible, meaning only 1 of any card, except Basic Lands. The only thing I'm thinking about changing is having the Planeswalker in each deck actually be the Commander. I think it fits better.

Ballzanya on Turn 2 9/9 Flying Trample, Turn 3 Win

2 months ago

For the sideboard, it seems Duress, Relic of Progenitus and/or Tormod's Crypt is a good place to start. Since you're going for a budget deck, instead of Damnation, you could play either Languish or Yahenni's Expertise. Bile Blight, Liliana's Defeat, Despise, and Hero's Downfall are all decent cards as well. If tron is a major problem in your meta, play a couple Rain of Tears.

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