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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
1 month ago
You have a couple of cards that aren't standard format legal Vampire Envoy and Unnatural Endurance. So the direction to take changes a lot depending on what format you want to play - standard vs. casual with friends vs. a different store or home format like: Modern, EDH(also called Commander), Brawl, Two Headed Giant, Vintage, Legacy, or Pauper.
https://whatsinstandard.com/ is a good way to reference what sets of magic are currently considered "standard".
Another example is that you only have 5 artifacts in total so cards like Embraal Bruiser or Dhund Operative or Fen Hauler aren't going to be as effective. Making their copies easy removes (unless you want to 4x of each of your artifacts and then 4x these cards building a more artifact oriented deck! Decisions decisions).
Things like Cartouche of Ambition and Trial of Ambition have fantastic synergy with each other and your planeswalker so if you'd like to run them (and be able to see them consistently between games) then you'd go with 4x of each and cut some other stuff.
For general knowledge:
One of the best principles of deck building is keeping your card limit to the minimum (60 in standard/modern) and having 4 copies of each card (There's always exceptions though) - streamlining the chance to draw the specific cards you want, each game you play. Much greater chance of drawing a 4/60 than a 1/60 (which is why Liliana's Influence almost counts as having 4 Liliana, Death Wielder)
Scryfall(Better than WotC's Gatherer) and EDHREC will be your best friends searching for cards to make decks with; EDHREC is for the EDH format where it's 100 cards no more or less with no duplicate cards and a "commander" but you can look there for cards within colours, themes, and strategies like -1/-1 counters: (https://edhrec.com/themes/m1-m1-counters) which would be a good synergy with Liliana, Death Wielder.
I actually have the Gideon, Martial Paragon planeswalker deck from Amonkhet and my next craft is to turn it into a viable casual modern deck, since Amonkhet will eventually rotate out of standard but Gideon, nor will this iteration of Liliana, will ever be competitive modern!
Welcome to magic! I only started in Amonkhet myself and am having a blast. Sorry for the long winded response.
1 month ago
I love the list, it looks really strong. Here are some recommendations to hopefully make it better. Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence work well together and are strong. I would also consider replacing Toxic Nim with Flesh-Eater Imp. I have a scorpion god list that you can check out if you want. +1(but like last week lol)
2 months ago
Consider Midnight Banshee
And get rid of Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence, she is a total bait and really bad. Also Second Harvest is at best mediocre if your main strategy is not token. It is -1/-1 counters and you should be careful with additional strategies.
Go up on artifact and enchantment removal, play Skullclamp and more draw and ramp in general is my suggestion.
2 months ago
Take out the Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence they cost too much for so little value. The format is too fast for that, replace the planeswalker with one more The Scorpion God and the spell with Vraska's Contempt or another card that give -1/-1 counters.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Hapatra would've been my first choice for a Brawl deck if I hadn't already made an EDH deck with her. It's one of my favorites. This one looks great!
Since you already have Liliana, Death Wielder, did you consider Liliana's Influence? Tutors/recurs her, while also having a pretty devastating effect on the board, particularly if you have Hapatra and/or Nest of Scarabs out.
5 months ago
Thanks for the comment. I agree about the mana base... I think i got too obsessed with the desert theme. I will hopefully test it and make some changes. I own, so I will try Noxious Gearhulk. I agree about Twilight Prophet also. Once I own it and these I would love to try Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence partly for the memes of using planeswalker deck cards and also it actually looks good in this deck. Path of Discovery and Journey to Nowhere seem like great value and combo.