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

frogkill45 on Rakdos Midrange <400$

3 weeks ago

What do you think of Liliana's Reaver instead of gdd. The synergy with Waste Not is way better

Benmtgmage on Mr. Steal Your Brainz

1 month ago

Other cards to consider:

Liliana's Reaver, Zombie Master, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Zombie Trailblazer, Grave Titan, Army of the Damned, Risen Executioner, Geralf's Messenger

Obviously some/most of these cards will be horrible in your deck, but others you may want. Pick and choose.

Shishkabob24 on You Can Have My Crown...

1 month ago

-1 Liliana's Reaver - nice creature, but didn't do much politicking aside from being a deathtouchy beatstick

+1 Fumiko the Lowblood - forces your opponents to attack each turn if able, which directly futhers your goal of making your opponents kill each other

-1 Pestilent Kathari - I liked the flying deathtouch with potential first strike, but, like the Reaver, it didn't do much politicking

+1 Maddening Imp - much more political--forcing an opponent to attack or lose creatures. Best of all, if it's down to just you and one other player, and you have several Ghostly Prison effects out such that they can't pay enough to attack with all their creatures, it can effectively act as a one-sided board wipe.

TemnoTsar on gisa and geralf zombie goodstuff

1 month 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.

BlueMageBrandon on Gisa and Geralf: Siblings of Self-Mill

1 month 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

2 months 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)

3 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.

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