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

killerdragon77 on Look into the Abyss

2 weeks 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!

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

Kiez147 on Zombie Budget

3 weeks ago

Death Baron and Undead Warchief seem quite pricey for my budget atm but I will keep them in mind. I already own Gempalm Polluter, however, when creating the deck I didn't end up adding it in. What would you suggest which cards I should take out for Gempalm Polluter and how many should I use? Also, Zombie Trailblazer seems like such a good card for this deck! I love its synergy with Liliana's Reaver. Thanks for the suggestions :)

snotice on Lim Dul and his zaaaambies. (Help Wanted)

3 weeks ago

Murderous Cut: a nice kill spell at instant speed.Black Sun's Zenith: a strong board wipe against any creature.Death Baron: strong card with a strong price. Geralf's Messenger: undying is always nice to with.Helldozer: simple land destruction.Liliana's Reaver: more zombies!

Lands:Reliquary Tower: a safety value for you.

jace-the-nechromage on Liliana's Zombified Army

1 month ago

try adding a Liliana's Reaver to make your oponents discard and get you an extra zombie token. Crypt Incursion is also good for life gain in a deck.

swkelly89 on

1 month ago

Skirk Ridge Exhumer, Liliana's Reaver, Havengul Runebinder, Moan of the Unhallowed, Reap the Seagraf i feel are just "meh" in EDH. and Graveborn Muse i feel is to dangerous of a card just for card draw

Power / Toughness 4/3
Color(s) Black
Cost 2BB
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 1.56
Avg. cube pick 1.75


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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