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Liliana's Reaver

Creature — Zombie

Deathtouch

Whenever Liliana's Reaver deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.

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Liliana's Reaver Discussion

Crimson_Marauder on Grixis EDH

2 hours ago

I'm practically new to this format and would like to receive all the help I could get.

My deck started out as a Mind Seize deck, the one that comes with Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge , Nekusar, the Mindrazer , and Thraximundar . I later added and took out some cards that I felt would be fitting. But I have trouble beating my opponents. Perhaps it is too slow or they're just too good. They all started playing at about the same time as I did and play with different colors than mine.

Anyhow, I came up with 2 variations of the Grixis deck. The first one was the first EDH deck I created, then I created a zombie Grixis EDH deck. I really dig the zombies but would like to know how I can improve both, what I should add or remove, etc. Thanks in advance.

Regular Grixis

1 Command Tower 1 Opal Palace 1 Transguild Promenade 1 Rupture Spire 1 Temple of the False God 1 Vivid Marsh 1 Rogue's Passage 1 Evolving Wilds 1 Sol Ring 1 Rakdos Keyrune 1 Izzet Keyrune 1 Dimir Keyrune 1 Street Spasm 1 Molten Disaster 1 Starstorm 1 Corrupted Conscience 1 Dissipate 1 Soul Ransom 1 Essence Scatter 1 Perplex 1 Psychic Barrier 1 Dissolve 1 Mind Control 1 Psychic Strike 1 Mana Leak 1 Negate 1 Stoic Rebuttal 1 Cackling Counterpart 1 Fated Infatuation 1 Hex 1 Tempt with Reflections 1 Mindshrieker 1 Cryptoplasm 1 Moltensteel Dragon 1 True-Name Nemesis 1 Falkenrath Marauders 1 Master of Cruelties 1 Jace's Archivist 1 Baleful Strix 1 Rune-Scarred Demon 1 Consuming Aberration 1 Vampire Nighthawk 1 Hypersonic Dragon 1 Royal Assassin 1 Fog Bank 1 Fate Unraveler 1 Gatekeeper of Malakir 1 Galvanoth 1 Bident of Thassa 1 Doom Blade 1 Murder 1 Hero's Downfall 1 Victim of Night 1 Terminate 1 Wit's End 1 Life's Finale 1 Purphoros, God of the Forge 1 Obelisk of Grixis 1 Increasing Ambition 1 Curse of Shallow Graves 1 Gilded Lotus 1 Demonic Tutor 1 Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge 1 Nekusar, the Mindrazer 1 Thraximundar 1 Army of the Damned 1 Havengul Lich 1 Rakdos's Return 1 Diabolic Tutor 1 Nightscape Familiar 1 Painful Quandary 1 Monomania 1 Akoum Refuge 1 Izzet Boilerworks 1 Dimir Guildgate 1 Bojuka Bog 1 Drowned Catacomb 1 Izzet Guildgate 1 Crumbling Necropolis 1 Thespian's Stage 1 Rakdos Carnarium 1 Vivid Creek 5 Mountain 6 Island 7 Swamp

Zombie Grixis

1 Command Tower 1 Opal Palace 1 Transguild Promenade 1 Rupture Spire 1 Temple of the False God 1 Vivid Marsh 1 Rogue's Passage 1 Evolving Wilds 1 Sol Ring 1 Doom Blade 1 Murder 1 Hero's Downfall 1 Victim of Night 1 Terminate 1 Wit's End 1 Life's Finale 1 Purphoros, God of the Forge 1 Obelisk of Grixis 1 Increasing Ambition 1 Curse of Shallow Graves 1 Gilded Lotus 1 Demonic Tutor 1 Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge 1 Nekusar, the Mindrazer 1 Thraximundar 1 Army of the Damned 1 Havengul Lich 1 Rakdos's Return 1 Diabolic Tutor 1 Nightscape Familiar 1 Painful Quandary 1 Monomania 1 Akoum Refuge 1 Izzet Boilerworks 1 Dimir Guildgate 1 Bojuka Bog 1 Drowned Catacomb 1 Izzet Guildgate 1 Crumbling Necropolis 1 Thespian's Stage 1 Rakdos Carnarium 1 Vivid Creek 1 Shambling Remains 1 Vengeful Pharaoh 1 Siren of the Silent Song 1 Burn at the Stake 1 Zombie Apocalypse 1 Trepanation Blade 1 Cellar Door 1 Skyscribing 1 Phylactery Lich 1 Skinrender 1 Nim Deathmantle 1 Door of Destinies 1 Caged Sun 1 Rise from the Grave 1 Spiteful Returned 1 Geralf's Messenger 1 Geralf's Mindcrusher 1 Corpse Connoisseur 1 Mask of Avacyn 1 Returned Phalanx 1 Returned Centaur 1 Vile Rebirth 1 Prosperity 1 Call to the Grave 1 Undead Alchemist 1 Swiftfoot Boots 1 Adaptive Automaton 1 Zombie Master 1 Rooftop Storm 1 Cemetery Reaper 1 Endless Ranks of the Dead 1 Xenograft 1 Traumatize 1 Liliana's Reaver 1 Fated Return 1 Disentomb 1 Manalith 1 Ghoulcaller's Chant 1 Glaring Spotlight 1 Moan of the Unhallowed 1 Diregraf Captain 8 Swamp 6 Island 3 Mountain

Kiratze on I Rak, You Break

1 day ago

Hand discard and no Shrieking Affliction ? In my discard deck I absolutely loved the card. In addition to your burn it can be a pretty quick clock!

Liliana's Reaver is also a sweet card to bring in for control matchups since they need to deal with it right away or force you building your board up while discarding their hand. One of my favourite cards in a discard deck.

Badhand on B/W deck, Brimaz or liliana's ...

2 days ago

seems like Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a better card on it own, but with Athreos, God of Passage in play does it still beat out Liliana's Reaver ? I think I'm more likely to get the reaver back then brimaz, which means re-usable deathtouch. Any thoughts?

TheDevicer on Net deck or not to ...

3 days ago

I find the hate kind of weird. We recently had this thing among friends where we all made modern proxy decks to play against each other. I threw together this faerie thing as best as I could given my inexperience with the format. Then a friend approached me for help making naya zoo. I noticed he wasn't running Tarmogoyf so I suggested it. I ended up having a 40 minute discussion about how cheap the card was and how I was nothing more than a degenerate net decker. A weird experience, really, especially considering my friend runs a Gruul Devotion net deck. He started putting it together after Makihito Mihara showed Colossal Gruul off at Pro Tour Theros and has been adjusting it ever since.

I ran a budget Mono Black dev deck for a bit. It lacked things like demon and ran Liliana's Reaver instead. I got so much hate. Now I'm playing Rakdos aggro. Ravish the Meek. It as a lot of staples of the deck archetype but I essentially put it together. I consider it a brew even though there are a ton of decks like it. It generates less hate aside form the occasional 'aggro is braindead and just stupid'.

I don't care. I regularly make $400 placeholder decks based off net decks and homebrews. My two most recent creations have been Orzhov Midrange (net decked like crazy) and an offbeat Bant build meant to take advantage of Prophet of Kruphix . These decks are so far out of my price range that they're the only way I can play against the decks worth more than $300 I play against. I but heads with devotion in many formats, monsters, various U/W/x control, and so on.

TheGamer on Standard Nightmare

4 days ago

This is more like the Steve Gore deck! Love it! +1

Question, what does Liliana's Reaver do in here? I love the fact you are using it, but Nightveil Specter (even after what happened on Friday im still suggesting it) is still really good! It is actually better in this deck because of Sylvan Caryatid .

Onyxio on Reaper of Souls

1 week ago

Replaced Liliana's Reaver with Read the Bones . The creature is nice, but I really need card draw and more scry, running into the problem of too much mana at once.

Onyxio on Reaper of Souls

1 week ago

Replaced Liliana's Reaver with Read the Bones . The creature is nice, but I really need card draw and more scry, running into the problem of too much many at once.

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Power / Toughness 4/3
Color(s) B
Cost 2BB
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 2.18
Avg. cube pick 1.70

Legality

Format Legality
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Rare

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