Liliana's Reaver

Liliana's Reaver

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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.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Low Avg High Foil
  $0.22 $0.25 $0.69 $0.99
Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price Normal Foil
  0.07 TIX 1.5 TIX

Liliana's Reaver Discussion

yochoc on 8-Rack

3 days ago

just a list of cards you might consider, I don't understand what you're trying to do exactly, you don't seem to have a great deal of win conditions...

Liliana's Caress, Quest for the Nihil Stone, Liliana's Reaver, Despise, Funeral Charm, Ravenous Rats, Wrench Mind

Avacyn_Griever on Card Draw - Killer of Hope

1 week ago

Thanks! Have now added Waste Not, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Crosis, the Purger, Liliana's Reaver, Monomania, Rakdos's Return and Tyrannize.

Dack Fayden can be added next payday xD Already got Cruel Ultimatum and not sure about Wit's End.

Going to look at Sangromancer Thanks for the Suggestions! I've now got about 25 cards I need to trim!

nighthawk101 on insertcleverid

1 week ago

Hey! Would you be interested in this...

My: Sidisi, Brood Tyrant ($5.99) and Liliana's Reaver (M14) ($0.63). Total = $6.62

Your: Inquisition of Kozilek ($5.95), Sage of Fables ($0.39), and Banishing Stroke ($0.17). Total = $6.51

If not, could you take a look at my binder and hopefully we can work something else out?

fluffybunnypants on The undead carousel

3 weeks ago

Yeah... Exactly what Oakenwind said. On top of that this thing is janky as hell. No creature rremoval, no Thoughtseizes, no Inquisition of Kozileks, not even a single Duress. No Liliana of the Veils either.

Liliana's Reaver was sort of okay in Standard, probably not so much in the eternal formats, but a lot of the high cmc cards you're running lose effectiveness after you remove Dark Ritual.

If you meant this to be a casual deck, please let us know by using the Casual tag and saying so in the deck description.

killerdragon77 on Look into the Abyss

1 month ago

Might i suggest Waste Not, Liliana's Caress, Liliana's Reaver, and even possibly Shrieking Affliction. These will either give you creatures or deal more damage when they discard also the reaver because they allow for some creature blocking for when you can't get rid of the creatures fast enough.

Killkow on Sacrifices, demons, and death oh my!

1 month ago

I'd keep Sudden Spoiling, as it often leads to a blowout, or at the very least, a great stall. Also, depending on your meta, Vampire Hexmage can be quite good. If any opponents run the planeswalker commanders, it's an efficient way to deal with it.

In addition to the other two you mentioned, I'd suggest the following for the chopping block:

  • Flesh Carver, it's a little slow. Decent value, but unless you're looking for more sac outlets I'd say he's too clunky.

  • Liliana's Reaver, Again, I think he's clunky. Dies pretty easily, isn't overpowered, and I think is a little slow all around.

  • Dregs of Sorrow, Too expensive, sorcery speed, and has to target. I think one of the bigger concerns for you is something like Sigarda, Host of Herons. It could be better as something like Life's Finale in my opinion. Better yet, Reiver Demon. a 6/6 discriminatory board wipe with wings is always fun.

  • Pontiff of Blight, this one's tough. I currently run him, but I'm not sold after how rarely he's effective. If you plan on going token spam with Gisa and such, you should keep it, but otherwise I don't think he pulls his weight. He's a bit too slow to get out, and I'm too greedy with my mana to extort very often. He's nearly worthless in 1v1 unless you're already winning anyway. I'm just not a huge fan of chipping away a point at a time lol. Demons are better than that ;)

  • 4-5 Swamp, 41 lands is way too many. The way I play my deck is (with EDH mulligans) put down each nonland card in my opening hand and try to draw swamps. EDH is slow enough that you can afford to do nothing for multiple turns if you can back it up with dense threats thereafter. It's a strategy that's literally never let me down, granted my commander Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief can always make use of flooding out.

Special note, I'd add Burnished Hart back in. His mana ramp is insane, and if you can get him back multiple times with your effects, he can net you immense value. I never mind spending a couple turns popping him, and he often saves me a couple points of damage in the process.

Additionally, I'd put Mikaeus, the Unhallowed at the top of your get list. He's somewhere around $7 and does everything you want and more for your deck. He could even be your commander if you want, and be pretty effective.

Kiez147 on Zombie Budget

1 month ago

Diregraf Captain seems like a great card so I might spalsh some blue in. I was thinking about splashing in some green because 3 of my friends bought the deck builders tool kit thing (how I got all of my swamps :D) and I tried out Commune with the Gods and Nyx Weaver which worked quite well. Also, if I do splash in green I can use cards like Deadly Allure which could work well if I target another zombie when Liliana's Reaver is on the field to create some pressure.

Power / Toughness 4/3
Color(s) Black
Cost 2BB
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 1.56
Avg. cube pick 1.8


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Magic 2014 Rare

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