Liliana's Reaver

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

Firemantle_Mage on Insane Discard Monoblack Deck (IDMD)

2 weeks ago

You're welcome. _ I forgot that Thoughtseize cost $18 bucks. If you're willing to go super competitive on this deck then you have to save up for it. I've seen it several times on the pro tour.Btw aren't you going to put any creatures here? If I were you I'd put Liliana's Reaver to help me sleep better at night. XD

SwishierTrout73 on Mono Black Devotion

2 weeks ago

@burghurkhang Who doesn't love black devotion!?! Its just a fantastic deck to play. I didn't even realize how good of a card Liliana's Reaver is. Definitely a card I will look into for the budget deck. I always underestimate Erebos's Titan. The fact that its a 4 drop 5/5 that gives 3 devotion to black is already good, but it can also be indestructible and if does manage to go to the graveyard it can be returned to the battlefield. Also a very good card at the 4 drop spot.

burghurkhang on Mono Black Devotion

2 weeks ago

I really like this deck, mostly because I love me some black devotion decks. I think for those trying to play on a budget, Erebos's Titan is a good sub for Phyrexian Obliterator. Liliana's Reaver is also a fun choice because it not only has deathtouch, but will make more zombies and disrupt your opponents hand as well when it attacks.

sonnet666 on Sacrifice Archetype on a budget

1 month ago

Archfiend of Depravity can be good depending on your playgroup. I don't particularly like it because two good creatures can be more than enough to screw you over (same reason don't like Crawlspace, incidentally).

Catacomb Sifter is ok. However it doesn't generate card advantage, so it's usually one of those creatures you replace as you start upgrading your deck.

Deathbringer Regent is good, but the cast restriction kind of limits it's usefulness in a deck that likes reanimation.

Diabolic Revelation is an ok tutor if you really need tutors on a budget, but there are better options available in a similar price range (Worldly Tutor, Increasing Ambition, Beseech the Queen).

Harvester of Souls is a good source of card advantage. At 6 mana it's a little pricey for what it does, but it's good in a non-competitive deck.

If you typically get the mana to cast it, there's no reason not to include In Garruk's Wake.

Liliana's Reaver is ok for making tokens, but I like Grave Titan a lot more.

Royal Assassin is the king of annoying cards, but I've never actually seen someone play him in commander. In a similar vein, Avatar of Woe might be interesting here if you start milling yourself. Both of them aren't particularly strong when you stack them against Sheoldred, Whispering One, or synergies like Attrition + Ophiomancer.

You better include that foil Swamp. Foil Swamps are not to be trifled with.

Everything else is either meh or outright bad (looking at you, Agent of the Fates. You know what you did...).

Tuema on Zombies of cruelty

1 month ago

To me this is the ultimate zombie deck for me.

My favorite 2 zombies in order are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Liliana's Reaver

I have always wanted to make great use of them.

The deck might be slow but once it gets going good luck stopping it.

Up vote please ty for taking a look. :)

fasmith718 on Retrace Black Discard

2 months ago

Addendum to the previous

Liliana's Reaver -> Ravenous Rats

TheDevicer on Darkness Eternal

2 months ago

Drana functions best as a low-to-the-ground aggro general that takes advantage of black's general resiliency. An average converted mana cost of 3.84 is criminally low. That thing needs to be a max of something like 2.5 to 3.2. Stuff like Defiant Bloodlord aren't efficient enough. You also lack basic artifact ramp options here. Find roughly 4 cheap rocks based on your curve. I get that you have mana doublers, but at 4 and 6 mana, those things aren't exactly fast. You generally want accelerants to be accessible and relevant. Think Mind Stone, Jet Medallion, etc. For a deck centered primarily on creatures, your boardwipe count is abnormally high. Things like Gatekeeper of Malakir, Phyrexian Obliterator, Bitterblossom, Liliana's Reaver, Hypnotic Specter, etc. could serve as strong aggro options.


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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