Liliana's Reaver


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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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

Lanzo493 on Zombies for days

4 days ago

Liliana's Reaver is a pretty bad card. I suggest you replace it with Cryptbreaker who can make tokens AND draw you cards.

Turn8ScornfulEgotist on Elves Of Infinite Terror

1 month ago

Also, Liliana of the Veil would be great with Nath, and if you can't stomach the price tag Liliana Vess and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip will work just fine. Other good discard synergy would be Liliana's Caress, Cunning Lethemancer, Liliana's Reaver and Syphon Mind.

TranquilWyvern on The Masquerade of the Night-Clad Queen

1 month ago

Maybeboard Brief Analysis Show

Sorry about the length xD

Of these, the most important are the pillow fort cards, Dire Undercurrents, Nether Traitor, Blade of Selves and Broodbirth Viper, Archetype of Imagination, Lord of the Void, Scuttlemutt, and Inkfathom Witch

131un75m0k3r on Whispering on the Bone Flute

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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!

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