Liliana's Reaver


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Magic 2014 Rare

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Liliana's Reaver

Creature — Zombie


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

TemnoTsar on gisa and geralf zombie goodstuff

1 week ago

I have a few suggestions. Have you thought about Bounce Lands such as Dimir Aqueduct or Everglades and Coral Atoll. That way you could reuse your Vivid lands or gain extra life from Dismal Backwater or Jwar Isle Refuge. If money isn't too tight, you should think about adding Cavern of Souls to protect your zombies. I run it in my Rat EDH deck.

I'd also recommend running Liliana, the Last Hope and Endless Ranks of the Dead to double your tokens.

Since this is a heavy zombie theme you might want to think of running some tribal boosters such as Door of Destinies, Obelisk of Urd, Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Diregraf Captain, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner

Some other cards that are my top picks for zombie style decks are Army of the Damned, Curse of Shallow Graves, Dark Salvation, Empty the Pits, Feeding Frenzy, From Under the Floorboards, Gempalm Polluter, Grimoire of the Dead, Lich Lord of Unx, Liliana's Reaver, Overseer of the Damned

I would also recommend having at least 8 mana producing cards outside of mana. The Dimir Cluestone and Keyrune are great mana accelerators.

I do love where you are going with this deck. Zombie tribal is one of the best out there next to Slivers and Vampires in my mind. Being Black and Blue you have so many options to go with it is hard to choose. I have been thinking of doing a Gisa and Geralf EDH deck myself, but I just cannot shy away from my project. I must complete my Rat EDH before I start building any other EDH decks. Good luck with your deck, and if you need any suggestions on what I would take out or other cards; let me know and I could try to help you.

NicolBolas666 on Gisa and Geralf: Siblings of Self-Mill

1 week ago

I have to agree with Soldcastro. Liliana Vess and Liliana, the Last Hope would both be great additions. The first is a tutor as well as another Rise of the Dark Realms (as stated above) and the second has some more self-mill abilities and a zombie generator. Another suggestion is Liliana's Reaver. It's a zombie so you can cast it with Gisa and Geralf and it creates even more zombies. And I'm not sure if these are to slow or don't do enough but maybe consider Moan of the Unhallowed and Screeching Skaab

Lanzo493 on Zombies for days

1 month ago

Liliana's Reaver is a pretty bad card. I suggest you replace it with Cryptbreaker who can make tokens AND draw you cards.

Turn8ScornfulEgotist on Elves Of Infinite Terror (elf tribal)

2 months ago

Also, Liliana of the Veil would be great with Nath, and if you can't stomach the price tag Liliana Vess and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip will work just fine. Other good discard synergy would be Liliana's Caress, Cunning Lethemancer, Liliana's Reaver and Syphon Mind.

TranquilWyvern on The Masquerade of the Night-Clad Queen

2 months ago

Maybeboard Brief Analysis Show

Sorry about the length xD

Of these, the most important are the pillow fort cards, Dire Undercurrents, Nether Traitor, Blade of Selves and Broodbirth Viper, Archetype of Imagination, Lord of the Void, Scuttlemutt, and Inkfathom Witch

131un75m0k3r on Whispering on the Bone Flute

3 months ago

Man, this deck is really hateful ;) Smallpox lol

I really like the build you have here;

Its got an excellent mana-ramp package. One thing I would suggest towards that would be the rituals, but they really don't seem necessary with all your mana doublers. I like the fact that you covered your ass against Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and other token hate with Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, and

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with no Triskelion?

Other suggestions: Endless Ranks of the Dead, Liliana's Reaver, Pestilence, Soulless One, Butcher of Malakir, Yawgmoth's Will, Damnation, Whip of Erebos.

Other than that, I really love the deck. I think it really captures the essence of mono-black. Good job!

MindAblaze on R/B Zombie/Discard

3 months ago

There are cards that contribute to a discard plan and the zombie plan, stuff like Liliana's Reaver and Sibsig Icebreakers. They're Bolt fodder but they are threats that curve nicely into each other. With zombie lords they play quite nicely together. Stuff like Cemetery Reaper might be relevant.

dreamweaver6515 on Nocturne

3 months ago

I was aware of that, but thanks for telling me. Because of this, I can't combo the longbow with Liliana's Reaver's or Nightveil Specter's abilities, but it still works for Deathtouch and Sengir Vampire. Again though, thanks for telling me.

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