Nefarious Lich


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

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Nefarious Lich


If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game.

If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead.

When Nefarious Lich leaves the battlefield, you lose the game.

Nefarious Lich Discussion

crudak on Aetherlich

6 months ago

Nvm Mirage Mirror doesn't work on Nefarious Lich .

crudak on Aetherlich

6 months ago

How do you feel about Mirage Mirror ? Using the Mirror to make a copy of Lich , Nefarious Lich , Lich's Mastery while a removal spell is on the stack so you don't lose the game. Now stop if me if I'm the end of the turn it just ceases to be the Lich card. So the leaves the battle field won't trigger?

RazortoothMtg on Loser (WIP)

1 year ago

So I see you have Harmless Offering and Donate and a few of the good targets for them, but what about the O.G Lich, Forbidden Crypt, Immortal Coil, or Nefarious Lich? The lich's are probably a bit hard on the manabase, but Coil is easy to kill people with: 1 Bojuka Bog or Tormod's Crypt suddenly turns into Door to Nothingness.

For additional loss spells, Death Wish does literally nothing in commander except lose half your life. Seems decent.

Also, Nivmagus Elemental and Platinum Angel are good ways to stop your own copies of these bad spells if you find them necessary.

Too bad you aren't in White or Transcendence and Fractured Identity + Phage the Untouchable would be perfect.

Anyway, cool deck! Didn't have time to really look at everything, but thought I'd throw some suggestions at you.

BMHKain on

1 year ago

@Enral: Thanks for the suggestions, sir. At least I still have Immortal Coil & Nefarious Lich while using Aminatou, the Fateshifter's Ult. Shame now that I have to use Stax as the Main stratagem; I wanted to use lockdown & Hatebear sub-elements in some way... Maybe you could think of some while I choose my lands? Thanks in advance. :)

BMHKain on How should I make my ...

1 year ago

@Megalomania: Yep. I do get my stuff back, but Personal Sanctuary is useless against non-Damage Lifeloss. The Nauseam is canned. But how good is Lich & Nefarious Lich here?

Actually, I won't get my life back after switching Lich to someone else. It gets cut. I wonder what else for win cons to get...

BMHKain on How should I make my ...

1 year ago

@Khirgan: 0_o'

Damn those are awesome stuff, but how do I go and afford Lich in addition, as well as make these cEDH viable?


Also, Would Nefarious Lich be a decent alt.? And wouldn't this mean I lose all my cards I built my strategem for? Just wondering as I like a kickbutt Wincon.

SteelSentry on Ways to protect Lich?

1 year ago

Now that we have Lich, Nefarious Lich, and Lich's Mastery, I figure I might as well draft up a Lich combo deck idea I've been tossing around. Unfortunately, only the new one has hexproof. What are the best ways I can protect these enchantments so I don't lose the game? The two that immediately come to mind are Aegis Angel and Greater Auramancy, both having advantages and disadvantages (especially when it comes to price). I might splash blue for counterspells, but I would rather have some proactive protection. The deck will likely be Orzhov, but the colors can change if necessary (although, being triple and quadruple black means I would like to be in as few colors as I can manage).

Tmonster on "Curses..."

1 year ago

General Recommendations - Serra's Sanctum Wild Research Copy Enchantment Sigil of the Empty Throne Maelstrom Archangel Maelstrom Nexus

Don't know how much enchantment removal is going to be present, but maybe sideboard Open the Vaults Karmic Justice Crystal Chimes

Any of the "cast enchantment, draw card" effects - Eidolon of Blossoms Argothian Enchantress Enchantress's Presence Mesa Enchantress Verduran Enchantress

Protection - Eight-and-a-Half-Tails Faith's Shield Heroic Intervention Privileged Position

Control - Journey to Nowhere Oblivion Ring Detention Sphere etc.

Mana fixing - Crystal Quarry Chromatic Lantern Prismatic Omen Cascading Cataracts Joiner Adept

I understand the enchantment flavor for Chromanticore and that it's decent by itself, but would rather see Ramos, Dragon Engine or something else that functions better (although Ramos can be aggro).

Tel-Jilad Stylus for tucking Nefarious Lich and Illusions of Grandeur and my personal love for it.

You totally have a theme going and I dig it, just tossing some thoughts out there.

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