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.

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Liliana's Reaver Discussion

Redeyedcheese on Zombie Revival

1 week ago

Dang, dat Undead Alchemist though, haha. Ideally I'd like to run solid black, I guess for the novelty if nothing more. Otherwise, amazing card suggestions! Liliana's Reaver looks beast too. Definitely would like to pair w/Grave Titan! But I'm a little afraid this deck is wide open to flyers, haha. Any suggestions?

VampiricJace on Zombie Revival

1 week ago

:P Well, we all were novices at one point.

Endless Ranks of the Dead is amazing. I would also look into:

If you splash in blue:

These are some casual, non competitive suggestions:)

Dami on Friday 13th

1 week ago

Once again thanks for your comments and suggestions but Im happy with the current way this deck is working for me, so I don't have plans to mess around with the creatures count on it. But since Im still in the process of build its sideboard and I also plan Update the main deck further in future I went through your suggestions and this is my point of view on them:

  • Lord of the Undead has been in my sideboard since the beginning so nothing to think about here.
  • Cemetery Reaper I already tested it before but since I only want one pump on my sideboard I prefer Lord of the Undead ability over Cemetery Reaper
  • Geralf's Messenger has great combo potential but as I already referred in a previous post I want keep this deck as simple as possible without going to deep into combos so just for that reason I will not add it to this deck.
  • Since this is a more or less thematic deck Gutless Ghoul is just out of place as you normally don't think of zombies as a mid-source of life gain.
  • Nantuko Husk seems like would combo well Gravecrawler and would become an even better if I further add Grave Pact to it. This two will probably be good candidates to this deck sideboard as a way to add more in-game dynamics / features to it.
  • I think Liliana's Reaver is a ok creature in general but I play in an environment where burn is the most common threat so I can only see those 3 toughness as a rod to Lightning Bolt.
  • I don't own any Korlash, Heir to Blackblade at the moment but if I can get my hands on a few of them on the future I will test it on this deck.

drakendark on Friday 13th

1 week ago

happy to hear you had positive experience with dash dopes

I forgot that manifested cards can only be flipped if they are creatures. so saying no to sultai emissary makes sense

after giving the deck another look it doesn't seem like you have a lot of ways to get Haakon into the graveyard, so he might not as good of a suggestion as i initially thought, since he cant be cast from the hand

If you ever want to up your creature count, here are a couple more suggestions (better then my previous ones) =P

Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Undead solid zombie pump with 2nd ability

Geralf's Messenger one of my personal favorites in my zombie deck: Zombies from below

Gutless Ghoul & Nantuko Husk other sac engine options with cheaper ability costs albeit higher cmc to cast

Liliana's Reaver 4/3 deathtouch, discard and create more zombies upon combat dmg, cant go wrong there

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade I've never used him before, but he seems like he can get big fast, and I've always appreciated the grandeur mechanic for legendary creatures

Dinidiniz on Calling all corpses!

1 month ago

Hey + 1 because it looks fun and cheap.

Zombie Apocalypse, Fleshbag Marauder(just carefull because you sacrifices too), Festering Goblin, Murderous Cut, Liliana's Reaver i think they go well with the theme and they are cheap.

theamazingpotato258 on Zombie tokens

1 month ago

I think Liliana's Reaver could be a really good creature for 4 mana qand can help with token production Vile Rebirth may help as well but not by much

fluffybunnypants on The undead carousel

2 months 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.

Power / Toughness 4/3
Color(s) Black
Cost 2BB
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 1.55
Avg. cube pick 1.79


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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