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

131un75m0k3r on Whispering on the Bone Flute

2 weeks ago

Man, this deck is really hateful ;) Smallpox lol

I really like the build you have here;

Its got an excellent mana-ramp package. One thing I would suggest towards that would be the rituals, but they really don't seem necessary with all your mana doublers. I like the fact that you covered your ass against Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and other token hate with Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, and

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with no Triskelion?

Other suggestions: Endless Ranks of the Dead, Liliana's Reaver, Pestilence, Soulless One, Butcher of Malakir, Yawgmoth's Will, Damnation, Whip of Erebos.

Other than that, I really love the deck. I think it really captures the essence of mono-black. Good job!

MindAblaze on R/B Zombie/Discard

3 weeks ago

There are cards that contribute to a discard plan and the zombie plan, stuff like Liliana's Reaver and Sibsig Icebreakers. They're Bolt fodder but they are threats that curve nicely into each other. With zombie lords they play quite nicely together. Stuff like Cemetery Reaper might be relevant.

dreamweaver6515 on Nocturne

4 weeks ago

I was aware of that, but thanks for telling me. Because of this, I can't combo the longbow with Liliana's Reaver's or Nightveil Specter's abilities, but it still works for Deathtouch and Sengir Vampire. Again though, thanks for telling me.

TheDuggernaught on Black/Green Deathtouch

1 month ago

Not necessarily. A swarm of low cmc death touchers is okay... s long as you have a way for them to actually swing for noticeable amounts of damage. Something like Overwhelming Stampede would do the trick. However, as a general rule of thumb, yes. You do have too many low drop creatures that do not have enough impact scaling into the late game. Deathtouch creatures generally don't have impressive power/toughness to finish out the game or survive even the simplest removal. Especially ones that come in at 1, 2, or even 3 mana.

Some creatures that are decent that still fit the theme that you're looking for are: Glissa, the Traitor, Ambush Viper, Reaper of the Wilds, Hornet Queen, Heir of the Wilds, Vampire Nighthawk, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Liliana's Reaver, Grave Titan, Deathmist Raptor, and Deathcap Cultivator. Not all of them are amazing. But they are better than many of the cards you do have.

KaiserChronic on

1 month ago

If you're using Infernal Scarring for its potential draw utility you could replace it with Sign in Blood or Read the Bones, if you're using it to pump your creatures then Bad Moon is a better choice.

I think you should most definitely replace Liliana's Reaver and I have two suggestions for doing so. You could simply replace it with Geralf's Messenger, or you could make this deck a pseudo vampire tribal deck by replacing Dauthi Slayer with Shadow Alley Denizen, and Liliana's Reaver with Vampire Nocturnus, which would give your deck more synergy.

Since you're placing against heavy control, Dash Hopes may help you out as counter control. Typically it's not great in competitive modern, but if you're just playing casually it might do u some good.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have anymore questions and I'd be happy to help!

Kammiz on

1 month ago

Really liked Vampire Hexmage, Blackmail and Lashwrithe. A friend of mine gave me the Doom Blade, people here doesn't play Black that much, so Victim of Night isn't that better, but i'll buy it for sideboard. Mutilate also won't be good here, i mean, it is a good card, but people here mostly play control decks without creatures, so... you know, but i'll keep it in maybe anyway.

Let me ask something, do you have a replacement for Liliana's Reaver? And Infernal Scarring, anything good? Don't really wan't more removal, for the reason i said before.

Thank you for the comment, really helped me.

Memphismaymagic5 on Zombies

1 month ago

I like where this is going, but I have a few suggestions because you need more 'lord' cards that buff op your zombies:

  • Lord of the Undead: buffs your zombies, but also the zombies your opponent has if he plays any (so a bit of a downside to it), and not that cheap.

  • Risen Executioner: a bit more of a budget option, but at 4cmc with 3 toughness (meaning it can die to a Lightning Bolt), not the best. Still, he buffs your zombies and can be a dangerous threat.

  • Cemetery Reaper: cheap and actually a very solid option to play in your deck

There are also some other very good zombie creatures you might want to play:

  • Liliana's Reaver: stong card that is super cheap for a rare.

  • Diregraf Ghoul: absolute must in a zombie deck (one-drop card with a 2/2 body = really decent)

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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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