Liliana's Influence


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
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Liliana's Influence


Put a -1/-1 counter on each creature you don't control. You may search your library and/or grave yard for a card named Liliana, Death Wielder, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you search your library this way, shuffle it.

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Liliana's Influence Discussion

czarkingrex on Hapatra, the Withered

2 weeks ago

I just built one of these! Obligatory Hapatra Deck

I recommend taking out the slower sorceries and reanimation spells, plus removing tribal stuff like Seshiro. Instead focus on the Enchantment synergies like Blowfly Infestation, and tutors (even Diabolic Tutor) to help make them work faster.

My favorite wincon is anything that comes in with -1/-1 counters + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and a sacrifice outlet. This loops for infinite snakes.

As to other Black Sun's effects, I like Liliana's Influence and Soul Snuffers.

NCN946 on [Standard] Hapatra, Vizier of Ballistas

3 weeks ago

Replace your gifts of paradise with Channeler Initiate a mana dork and you get -1/-1 counters. also consider white mana for dust. I also like Tenacious Hunter in decks like these. Maybe Winding Constrictor to help the counter game.

If you feel like buying a planeswalker deck theres. Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence

Blo on Does giving a creature -1/-1 ...

4 weeks ago


You will reduce a creature's power and toughness (be it permanent in the form of a -1/-1 counter or temporary with a -x/-x effect until end of turn).
Cards that deal damage will always say so (such as Steadfast Armasaur orCunning Sparkmage) whereas other cards don't deal damage (Rags or Liliana's Influence).

WolfEatsPenguin on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

2 months ago

Ever considered Living Plane with any -1/-1 combo like Liliana's Influence? Locks down your opponents with minimal effort.

gabrielguieiro on -1/-1 Counters Everywhere (under $20)

3 months ago


About the 1/1 that comes from Nest of Scarabs, they can hold the game far enought to your finishers take the game - or they can be finishers itself (not rarely the table become full of them. And by "full" I mean like 10, 12; A single Channeler Initiate with 2 nests in game generates 6 tokens. Westvale Abbey  Flip can be easily added in a 2-color deck as yours, using the little 1/1 bastards to transform it.

The cartouche and Trials combo has beem proved not worthy - except in limited formats. The possibility is nice, but in a meta full of fast spot removals, its a risk that we cant afford. But, its just my opinion.

I understood the artifacts point. But I think they are underwhelming cards if compared with others cards with same CMC in your deck. And can be a terrible topdeck. Example: in average, what do you prefer to draw in 4th turn; a Kalitas or a Oracle's Vault? A Kalitas is a good draw when you are ahead or behind in game. Oracle's Vault is better in a very, very specific situation. So, this kind of card only should be used (in a competitive enviroment) in a very, very specific shell. And I dont believe this one is. Sorry if I sound rude or arrogant.

Making a wrap-up, as you asked for, look for these kind of cards (underwhelming). I think;

PloughedJester on -1/-1 Counters Everywhere (under $20)

3 months ago

While Blowfly Infestation is a good, somewhat more costly card for this deck, it's honestly not worth it imo. Looking at the deck as is, I'd find space for 4 Channeler Initiate and work the Grind / Dusts in instead of the Splendid Agonys, so you can pop white occasionally to board wipe if you've hit all their creatures with -1/-1 counters, and since Liliana's Influence can tag all their creatures and grind/dust says any number, only your creatures and their untargetables are safe, so it's safe for you and great in multiplayer too.

I feel like Exemplar of Strength doesn't fit well, synergistically, in this deck. It's a great card but what else does it mesh with besides 1 snake gain and a few life at best. I just don't think there's room, whereas a little extra ramp, plus any color mana (white) lets you sub in a boardwipe for no real loss other than 2 instant speed -1/-1s which you still have as sorcery speed, plus the deck feeds better off black critters than green ones, so being mono green means it better bring a ton of punch to the table. Not really sure Exemplar does, or at least I don't see it.

Honestly, if you're looking to spend extra, I'd say just aim for the pricey yet better dual lands. It's really all this theme needs. Therefore... Upvote!

zackeleit on The Scorpion God's Venom

3 months ago

Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence might go well in this deck. Liliana, Death Wielder is expensive, but it can give a consistent way to destroy creatures with counters on it. I would not use it for her ult, just bounce around her + and -. Liliana's Influence is situational, but it is another outlet to put a -1 -1 count on everything along with a tutor.

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