Liliana's Shade

Liliana's Shade

Creature — Shade

When Liliana's Shade enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Swamp card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

: Liliana's Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Magic 2013 (M13) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal

Liliana's Shade occurrence in decks from the last year

Oathbreaker:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Modern:

All decks: None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

Unformat:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Casual:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

UB (Dimir): None%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Rakdos: None%

Liliana's Shade Discussion

Kholek on The Caretaker

2 months ago

geosojda the Serrated Scorpion is a must card in this deck.

I had Liliana's Shade but too that out as soon as i seen Pilgrim's Eye and Skittering Surveyor which do the same only but having another card in there Farfinder not sure if its necessary. i mean 2 should be enough. now if you like the art you could definitely change one out. which i might do

thanks for bring them to my attention. since the shops have closed down i haven't spent much time on the MTG world, sadly

Spell_Slam on "Toss A Coin"

2 months ago

Great idea!

Liliana definitely gives me some pretty big Yennefer vibes. Maybe a few copies of her would be good? Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip and Liliana of the Veil could work.

The Gitrog Monster could work well as the Ofiri prince in the sewers of Oxenfurt from the HoS DLC.

Necrophages are pretty easy to find in Black. I'm thinking of the new art on Carrion Feeder would work well, so would Phyrexian Ghoul. Wraiths of all kind are also pretty easy to find. Frozen Shade from 5th Edition, Chilling Shade, Liliana's Shade and Nightwing Shade all seem like good options.

Higher Vampires are also pretty easy, you can take your pick from tons of options. Maybe you could put in some legendary vampires that could represent Detlaff and Regis? Maybe Baron Sengir and Crovax the Cursed? Shauku, Endbringer looks like an Alp or Bruxa.

You need a horse and a boat! Sleek Schooner looks about right. There are a surprising amount of horses in Black and Green, the best of which are Nightmare, Timbermare and Vine Mare. Roach looks a bit more like Dusk Charger (minus the red eyes).

The Wild Hunt and the White Frost could be represented by a Snow subtheme. A handful of snow basics, Boreal Druid and Rimebound Dead could be a decent start, along with a few more things like Dead of Winter.

I'll give this some more thought later. Hopefully this gave you some ideas you like!

geosojda on The Caretaker

2 months ago

So with Ikoria coming out i've been looking at 2 cards

  1. Serrated Scorpion Serrated Scorpion This card is NUTS! Draining the table for 2 every turn and healing yourself at the same time for 1 mana is just sick value. I'm really looking forward to how this card plays.

  2. Farfinder Farfinder I like this card, my thinking is that this will replace Liliana's Shade. Its one mana cheaper and has the same benefits at the shade on ETB. I'm pretty sure i don't have any "swamp" cards that the shade can get in my deck other than basics. THe only benefit to shade is the pump she can get which i can honestly say i have never used.

THats about all i see in Ikoria for Shirei, thoughts?

Boza on Custom Cube

10 months ago

Black:

  • blackblade's bite -> this might as well read B:Exile target creature.
  • dark draining -> powerful at that mana cost, and any target to boot.
  • davriel -> looks to be incredibly weak. It is graveyard hate, but wants to cast non-creature spells with its second ability, but the only thing you want to hate is creatures, since those come back easily...
  • defiled anthem -> sure, but this is incredibly hard to actually trigger and will create memory issues.
  • duskmantle shade -> shades usually have the black firebreathing effect, eg Liliana's Shade
  • eliminate - white has the exact same card, except the lose two life clause. Why?
  • festerspawn - better than existing options by a mile. Phyrexian Rager feels shame.
  • hired hit - why does this one destroy the creature, while the previous ones exiled it?
  • hungering shadow -> ninjutsu and devour is an interesting combo, but this is a very weak card.
  • memory -> why do these cost 5 mana? these are so limited in application.
  • mind scourer -> this can end games on turn 3.
  • Moonglove-Blade Assassin -> a 4/3 for 5 mana with basically super Murder attached to it?
  • Ominous Form -> if it wasn't for the OP removal to deal with this, it would be too powerful. It probably still is.
  • Pain -> blue and white did not have something similar, so it is not a cycle. This is quite powerful and warps the game around it.
  • psionic lashing -> do not do this. suprise "I win" cards are not a good idea. Though, if you target yourself, you kill yourself, which is a different application.
  • return journey -> very cool design!
  • rotgrub swarm -> 1/1 for 1 mana that you will never play on turn 1. Probably not a good idea.
  • rotplague -> too powerful for a one-sided card.
  • something wicked -> when would you ever choose the first option on this overcosted Raise Dead ?
  • soul pillage -> when would you ever choose the first option on the above when this card exists?
  • will rot -> not a black effect.
  • zulaport alley-watcher -> where is there a city with alleys on Zendikar?

dizzierabit on Teysa "Panharmonicon" Karlov

1 year ago

Ramp cards I like: Surveyor's Scope Gift of Estates , Liliana's Shade are all great. Shade is more expensive than Knight of the White Orchid , but it will always get you a land. The other two are just great generally.

I absolutely love Aetherworks Marvel which is busted in this deck. Revel in Riches I see in your maybeboard. I like it in the deck simply to eat removal that would otherwise target something more integral to what I'm doing.

Spawning Pit op.

Chainer, Dementia Master I like alot as well. gets you goodstuff from anyone's yard, and it exiles them whenever you want so its a great way to kill reanimator decks.

Killing Wave and Massacre Girl may also be worth looks? They're symmetrical, but often I find that I'm not affected by that nearly as much as everyone else.

I love Teysa Karlov so much omg

Non-Linear on The Caretaker

1 year ago

This comes from love, I also have a Shirei deck and hate to see people misplaying him. Desecrated Tomb is overrated and should be pulled out, it only triggers once per turn. A better replacement would be Lightning Coils which gives you more creatures and more powerful creatures. I would recommend also pulling Liliana's Shade , which is a four drop for a land to your hand, Skittering Surveyor does the same thing and is a three drop. Soldevi Adnate is also pretty bad, most cards with a tap ability are in this type of deck. First you would only be getting 4 mana at the most, which is fine but underutilized. My final creature suggestion is to add more heavies. Where is the win-con? Where are the super demons who destroy things? Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , is perfect as is Razaketh, the Foulblooded

You also do not have commander protection. Sure you can re-animate him but you lose all of the creatures that go to the graveyard that turn before he died. Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots , Darksteel Plate , and most importantly Dark Privilege . Which is a sac outlet and protection.

Non-Linear on Shirei-nay, Oh No You Di'int!

1 year ago

I play Shirei built an izzet, rakdos and golgari 60 card deck around 4x copies of him and an EDH deck.

I would cut Doomed Necromancer , who lacks some recursion. Some one drops do the same thing but are 1/1s. Liliana's Shade is a bit unessesary as well. Pilgrim's Eye and Skittering Surveyor do the same thing which are also cheaper. Pentavus is not as good as some others such as Noosegraf Mob .

And you have too many lands, you only need most 34. I would recommend a Tragic Slip for removal, and a Bitter Ordeal for win-con

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