"When you find yourself teetering on the edge of oblivion, mine will be the hands taking pleasure in giving you the final push."Liliana Vess

This deck likes its flavour. In fact, many of the cards choices are purely flavor based. Demonic Pact , Liliana of the Veil, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Oath of Liliana . However, this deck still aims to be competitive while keeping its flavour cards. Also, the deck has a budget of $400. Please remember that as you suggest, and as always, have a great day!
This deck focuses on a discard (and some sacrifice) theme, with eventually building up to Commander Lili's Ult., which lets us easily bounce around Sidisi, Undead Vizier for a tutor every turn, Fleshbag Marauder for stealing creatures every turn, and Anything + Smothering Abomination to make use of ETB's like Disciple of Bolas and Grave Titan. Even sacrificing our own commander to planeswalker rule helps us, as we get her back at the end step anyway. Then, we can retrigger her, and get a new zombie! (and throw away the other Liliana).
Because this is a singleton deck, I'll only list a few things. First off, I chose not to run Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, as I rarely have any issues with non swamps. Adding a 15 dollar card doesn't seem to be worth it if it doesn't make a difference. The deck also doesn't focus on zombies, in fact, making zombies is merely included as they are easy to create. For example, Dark Salvation, From Under the Floorboards, and all the Liliana's that contribute to making a ton of zombies. I chose to run almost every Liliana in this deck, not only because they are part of the theme, but because a. they are great cards in general. Liliana Vess can be used as a tutor, Liliana of the Dark Realms ult. can make a ton of mana. b. they can confuse opponents. Why do you run so many liliana planeswalkers, when your commander is already one? c. Because of the planeswalker rule, I can sacrifice my commander, and just recast it. That allows me to make use of the other Liliana, and of course, later on, I will get the trigger off of my commander  Flip again, getting a new zombie token.Razaketh, the Foulblooded is arguably one of the most important pieces in the deck. for the small price of sacrificing a creature and paying 2 life, you can tutor straight to hand at instant speed. This means that I am able to tutor out any important pieces, such as the following two infinite combos; Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle (infinite black mana, and infinitely powered magus.) Grave Titan + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle(infinite colorless mana, and infinite zombie tokens.)Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle + Dread Summons (infinite mana and mill) Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle + Torment of Hailfire or Exsanguinate (infinite mana, lifeloss, lifegain, &c.)Grave Titan + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Infernal Tribute(infinite mana, zombies, and card draw) Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle + Empty the Pits (infinite mana and tapped zombies) Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle + Dark Salvation(infinite zombies and one time indestructible proof removal)Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle + From Under the Floorboards + Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip(infinite tapped zombies and life)The possibilities are quite literally infinite.
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Because commander is a singleton format, below are two detailed steps based on 2 random hands I pulled off xMage.

2 Swamp, Oath of Liliana , The Chain Veil , Archfiend of Ifnir, Diabolic Intent, Cabal Coffers

KEEP: This hand has some mana acceleration in cabal coffers, oath of lili, veil, and archfiend synergizes with our Commander. Diabolic Intent can be used to fetch razaketh, which will eventually lead to us tutoring out an infinite combo and winning the game.

1: Opponent Red plays Scavenger Grounds . We draw a swamp, play swamp, and pass. Opponent Atraxa plays Sungrass Prairie .

  1. Opponent Red plays a mountain Iron Myr. We draw Phyrexian Arena, play a swamp, and pass. Opponent Atraxa plays Island, casts Farseek, gets out Scattered Groves .

  2. Opponent Red plays Desert of the Fervent , casts Twinflame, gets another Iron Myr. Taps one for a Sol Ring. Second Iron myr is tapped along with ring for Guttersnipe. Endstep, second iron myr is exiled. We draw a Skullclamp, play a swamp. We play Phyrexian Arena. Opponent Atraxa plays a plains, and casts Cyclonic Rift returning Opponent Red's Guttersnipe. Opponent Atraxa plays a Golgari Signet.

  3. Opponent Red plays Zada, Hedron Grinder, plays a mountain, and casts Guttersnipe. We lose a life, draw Profane Command , Liliana of the Dark Realms. We play Cabal Coffers, Liliana, Heretical Healer and Skullclamp. Opponent Atraxa plays Murmuring Bosk, and casts Atraxa, Praetors' Voice.

  4. Opponent Red plays Thought Vessel and Swiftfoot Boots, and equips the boots to Guttersnipe. Opponent Red plays a mountain, and attacks us with Zada. We take 3, down to 36. We draw a swamp and multilate. We play Archfiend of Ifnir. Opponent Atraxa casts Master Biomancer, and attacks Opponent Red with Atraxa. Red down to 36, Atraxa up to 44.

  5. Opponent Red plays Solemn Simulacrum. We draw 2 swamps, equip skullclamp onto archfiend. We cast Oath of Liliana , and then Diabolic Intent killing our archfiend to tutor out Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Lili triggers, and we get a zombie. We draw Dread Summons and Shriekmaw. We activate Liliana +2, and discard Liliana of the Dark Realms. Endstep, oath triggers, and we get another zombie. Opponent Atraxa plays Corpsejack Menace and Nissa, Steward of Elements. Atraxa swings at Red with Atraxa, up 48-32.

  6. Opponent Red attacks us with Zada, we are down to 31 life. We draw Phyrexian Obliterator and Animate Dead. We activate Lili and discard Razaketh. Then, we play Animate Dead targetting Razaketh. We equip skullclamp to a zombie, sacrifice 2 zombies, go down to 26 life, and tutor magus of the coffers + umbral mantle. Opponent Atraxa swings at Red with Atraxa and Corpsejack Menace. both unblocked, Life totals are Atraxa-52 Red-24 Us-26.

  7. Red does nothing (apparently), and passes turn. We draw Swamp and Asylum Visitor . We activate chain veil, and +2 and ult our lili. We cast Asylum Visitor , sacrifice it to Razaketh, and tutor Sol ring. We play ring. Opponent Atraxa attacks Red. Life totals are 46-16-22.

  8. Red replays their commander, and passes turn. We draw burnished hart and wastenot. We activate Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle , play Exsanguinate, and win.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.29
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, Liliana
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Top rank #14 on 2017-04-24
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Revision 18 (2 weeks ago)

+1 Empty the Pits main
+1 Skullclamp main
-1 Gonti, Lord of Luxury main
+1 Phyrexian Arena main
+1 Exsanguinate main
+1 Torment of Hailfire main
-1 Skullclamp main
-1 Graf Harvest main
-1 Liliana's Reaver main
-1 Phyrexian Arena main
-1 Living Death main
-1 Army of the Damned main
+1 Profane Command main
+1 Wretched Confluence main
+1 Empty the Pits acquire
+1 Skullclamp acquire
-1 Gonti, Lord of Luxury acquire
+1 Phyrexian Arena acquire
+11 Exsanguinate acquire
+1 Torment of Hailfire acquire
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