Liliana's Specter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Liliana's Specter

Creature — Specter

Flying

When Liliana's Specter enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card.

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Liliana's Specter Discussion

hungry000 on Budget 8-Rack

3 weeks ago

You could try Hypnotic Specter over Liliana's Specter for the random discard effect. Funeral Charm is also decent since it can make your opponent discard on their draw step and kill mana dorks and Delver and Bob. Have uou tried using Quest for the Nihil Stone instead of Liliana's Caress?

eleventhend on Muldrotha EDH Mill/Value

1 month ago

Couple of notes up front (might just be due to ongoing edits):

  • You have 2 copies of Victory Chimes in the list
  • You only have 96 cards in the list (including the duplicate above) instead of 100

Design Strategy

Want to suggest a couple of deck strategies to consider focusing in on (they are all fairly synergistic but it might help to pick one to focus on to help the deck feel like it has a clearer win condition):

Mill-Value

With your current list of mill-value and beats, the missing pieces only seem to be ways to close the game.

Potential Additions

Discard Group Slug

I think this is a really interesting avenue for Muldrotha: running cards like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Waste Not, Oppression, Mindslicer and Myojin of Night's Reach to clear out your own and opponents' hands while benefiting from Muldrotha and other graveyard recursion effects to allow yourself to keep making plays. It would be a deck unlike any other at our table so far.

Your win conditions could be both mill, using cards like Keening Stone to close, or life-loss with cards like Liliana's Caress and Bloodchief Ascension mixed with some mild creature beats.

Other solid cards that support this archetype:

Graveyard Theft or Pure Recursion

This concept would run recursion spells like Boneyard Parley to steal the best things from opponents graveyards. In this case, Muldrotha allows us to consistently run targeted recursion from our graveyard, and we can focus our deck construction on the grave-robbing package. Because of Muldrotha's ability, we want to focus primarily on "theft on sticks" which we can repeatedly cast as needed, likely leaning heavily into Black.

Theft on Sticks examples

Self-recursion

RedUndead40 on Best colors for a "2-for-1 ...

1 month ago

I loooove value-based decks that overtake the game by gaining incremental advantage over my opponents.

So what are some of the best colors for self contained 2-for-1 cards?

At first I was thinking of a mono black deck running things like Wrench Mind, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Ravenous Chupacabra, Mind Rot, Liliana's Specter, Sign in Blood, etc.

Are there any other particular color combinations that I should look into? I generally prefer 2 colors since I don't own many shocks or fetches.

All tips appreciated!

Kogarashi on Control Hand Discard Hand

1 month ago

Actually, Wrexial will hit the defending player's graveyard, which if this deck is forcing them to discard their cards, you might still hit some things.

Still better to look for Specter-type cards. Like Liliana's Specter for instance.

Also to show us a card, Calixtus, put square brackets around the card name. Like so: Banshee of the Dread Choir. Which is similar to the specters (they have ETB, but the banshee has to hit). Problem is that if you're not playing multiplayer, the banshee's myriad ability won't do anything.

bshred8 on Rakdos Disrupt

3 months ago

As I'm guessing your win con is Gray Merchant of Asphodel, I would recommend running things with more black devotion, such as Liliana's Specter or Disciple of Phenax. Just some recommendations, go wild with this deck man!

Last_Laugh on

3 months ago

Got a few suggestions good sir. First, a few that just synergize well with your commander. Elephant Grass, Lotus Petal, Crystal Vein, Fleshbag Marauder, and Liliana's Specter.

And just a few others that further your evil plans. tanglewire, Nevinyrral's Disk, and Fatespinner.

aitcHBilly54 on 8-Rack Discard Mayhem

6 months ago

Thank you both for the suggestions. I will be adding Expedition Map to search for Cabal Coffers and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Toxic Deluge is also going in after I realized that this deck didn't have an answer for indestructible.Liliana's Specter will also be added, due to its low mana cost. Additionally, I will run Stupor, Whispers of Emrakul, and Wrench Mind. If I include Bottomless Pit and Necrogen Mists, I will also include Phyrexian Arena to ensure that I am not top-decking.

The suggestions were greatly appreciated. FYI, I finally got a chance to play the deck in a multiplayer setting, and it drew a lot of hate immediately. It was great!Sorry, I forgot to tag you both. MegaMatt13 TheWallinator74

aitcHBilly54 on 8-Rack Discard Mayhem

6 months ago

Thank you both for the suggestions. I will be adding Expedition Map to search for Cabal Coffers and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Toxic Deluge is also going in after I realized that this deck didn't have an answer for indestructible.
Liliana's Specter will also be added, due to its low mana cost. Additionally, I will run Stupor Whispers of Emrakul and Wrench Mind. If I include Bottomless Pit and Necrogen Mists, I will also include Phyrexian Arena to ensure that I am not top-decking.

The suggestions were greatly appreciated. FYI, I finally got a chance to play the deck in a multiplayer setting, and it drew a lot of hate immediately. It was great!

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