Vindictive Lich


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Vindictive Lich

Creature — Zombie Wizard

When Vindictive Lich dies, choose one or more. Each mode must target a different player.

*Target opponent sacrifices a creature.

*Target opponent discards two cards.

*Target opponent loses 5 life.

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Vindictive Lich Discussion

TheRoflCoptr on Bongo Bongo would be Proud

5 days ago

I was thinking more along the lines of cards like Mulch, Benefaction of Rhonas, and Harrow with Crucible of Worlds or Ramunap Excavator or Splendid Reclamation to sift through the deck faster and potentially abuse some land hate.

some other ideas: Vraska, Relic Seeker, Aid from the Cowl, Aetherworks Marvel, Vindictive Lich, Caustic Caterpillar, Victimize, Champion of Rhonas.

spectrevr4 on Plunder the Graves Upgrade 3.0 (Stax)

1 week ago

Removed a Forest, Puppeteer Clique and Dark Impostor added in Black Market, Grave Titan and Vindictive Lich This gives me more Mana Ramp, a Zombie Engine due to being able to recur the titan with Meren and the Lich gives me a little more utility as well as recursion due to Meren plus it fits the flavor...I'm pretty sure I want to start to take this deck to have more zombies and or zombie generation as they will give me constant fodder to abuse as a sac outlet. This should make Meren get counters faster as well as give me creatures to sac for needed effects.

JThomasShort on

1 month ago

Oh, yeah! Somehow I was only reading Chaos Warp as "target creature," but "target permanent" is huge. Thanks for the heads up!

I knew about the Bloodline Necromancer combo, but I didn't add it to the deck description up top until after I replied to your comment. I wanted the sac outlets originally for Vindictive Lich and his token friends, and bloodline is just kind of a key player in the lineup, so I couldn't avoid that combo lol

Ratcatcher47 on Semi-Competitve Meren Deck

1 month ago

Now that Vindictive Lich is out, consider adding him? Also I see a lot of sac outlets. Could mean more exploit creatures, especially Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Also consider Disciple of Bolas, he's helped me many times.

FrigidOfficial on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

1 month ago
  1. Most of the decks I play against are either combo or midrange / aggro. A lot of the decks I lose to heavily rely on enchantments, and Grixis unfortuntely doesn't do well with them. I would recommend cutting Galecaster Colossus (too slow), Marchesa, the Black Rose (not great in my experience), and Master of Waves (doesn't do anything to help us combo). I would cut Vindictive Lich as well. It's super slow imo.

  2. Chrome Mox is a good idea.

  3. Enlightened Tutor is not in Grixis.
  4. Necropotence for Phyrexian Arena is a change I will probably make when I can pick one up.
  5. Herald’s Horn is being used as draw / cheaper Incubator
  6. I wouldn't play more than 4 counterspells. If you're looking to put in both Pact and Force, I would remove Counterspell or Swan Song.

  7. Cryptic Command is a bit too mana expensive imo. If you can copy it, it's great. Otherwise just regular tap effects might be worth if that's what you're looking to do.

  8. Fabricate can be swapped for another tutor. I just personally like being able to hit my combo pieces with a cheap tutor, money wise.

  9. Constantly means over one turn or a few turns. I'm not generating infinite mana, just using the effect many times. Playing Anathemancer with Panharmonicon lets us hit our opponent for six times their nonbasic lands for using 3BR. If we have Apprentice Necromancer, it shouldn't take more than one recursion to kill a single opponent.

Frank_Glascock on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

1 month ago

Am I correct in inferring that your meta has other fast combo decks and that you are not struggling against the other 2017 Commander decks? What combo decks are you losing against? I play a couple of top end combo decks (when I can find suitable opponents). I was hoping to make this deck less efficient than those decks so as not to overwhelm the competition. There are usually no combo decks. A lot of my games are against upgraded Commander 2107 decks.

I was hoping to build a combo/control deck that managed the table and drew the combo cards. I was already playing Arcanis the Omnipotent. In light of that which three of these would you cut?Galecaster Colossus, Marchesa, the Black Rose, Master of Waves, Puppeteer Clique, Snapcaster Mage, Sower of Temptation, Vindictive Lich and Glen Elendra Archmage?

You still have Sky Diamond in your deck list.

What are your thoughts on these cards?

  1. Chrome Mox to replace Sky Diamond.

  2. Enlightened Tutor

  3. Urza's Incubator in addition or to replace Herald’s Horn. Has the 26 wizards proven to be enough of a draw source or are you just using Herald's Horn as an inferior version of Urza's Incubator? I am playing 29 wizards which may not be enough of a difference if you are not seeing a lot of draw triggers.

  4. Necropotence to replace Phyrexian Arena

  5. Would you increase your counterspells from three to four if the addition was Force of Will? Would you increase your counterspells from four to five if the addition was Pact of Negation?

mikeintosh on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

1 month ago

So I tried Rooftop Storm akong with Gravecrawler in the deck and have to say I am pretty impressed. Found out that zombie swarm is not the best line to win, perhaps my build is more control than aggro. Usually I ended lot of games with Torment of Hailfire. I really like the way Rooftop Storm synergizes with few cards in the deck, namely Havengul Lich. If you have sac outlet out you are golden.

I would also like to try a new card Vindictive Lich. It does affect the whole board and the effect seems very strong. If you can recur him it can be very nasty.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, The Roses' Thorn

1 month ago

Out: Clever Impersonator

In: Vindictive Lich (this going to be fun to abuse lol)

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