Havengul Lich

Havengul Lich

Creature — Zombie Wizard

: You may cast target creature from a graveyard this turn. When you cast that card this turn, Havengul Lich gains all activated abilities of that card until end of turn.

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Havengul Lich Discussion

NoSoyYucateco on Hot Ghoul Summer

1 month ago

desmondwrite: I actually have to disagree with you about Fell Stinger. It does it all! It's a deathtoucher, it sacrifices a creature, it draws, and it's very recurrable in this deck. For three mana, it puts in a ton of work.

I think I want to keep Noosegraf Mob for now, because in my games I've found that I don't have as many token producers as I'd like. However, I've been very on the fence about Sun Titan. I have been holding on to it because it can return lands so I can hit high notes like Rise of the Dark Realms, but mostly I haven't been that impressed with its performance. I'm swapping it with Havengul Lich.

Thanks for your advice!

NoSoyYucateco on Hot Ghoul Summer

1 month ago

desmondwrite: Great suggestions! I have a Havengul Lich in my Inalla deck and have been thinking about moving it over, and you've convinced me. I don't play the Inalla deck much anyway, and it would be better here. And I have a Corpse Harvester lying around! It's a little mana intensive but it's so good.

Any recommendations as far as what I could cut for them?

desmondwrite on Hot Ghoul Summer

1 month ago

The problem with Varina, Lich Queen is that there are too many good options. I run Corpse Harvester for land fetching and tutoring. And Havengul Lich is great value because you don't even need to cast the zombie from your graveyard to get its abilities.

legendofa on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Silent Lich Lord

Creature - Zombie Wizard

Flying, vigilance

Whenever Silent Lich Lord deals damage or is dealt damage, it gains indestructible until of turn.

No ears alive have heard it speak, and only the insane have seen it move.


Random trivia: Every card with Lich Lord in the name is black and either blue, green, or both. Until 2017, every card with just Lich, without the Lord, either was heavily mono-black or an artifact. There were two exceptions. Any guesses?

So until 2017, I figured liches and lich lords were different. Liches went deeper into death magic, and lich lords sought out more magical secrets. But now we have Underrealm Lich, Tomebound Lich, Varina, Lich Queen, and Storrev, Devkarin Lich all smashing my theory into pieces.

Anyway, create a Elf card.

bisounours on Wilhelt and his graveyard

1 month ago

The deck tries to be fast. More manas (and stones), creatures and draw. Limited counter spells and control.

it has the nice combos for infinite life loss, any of the following combination, depending on what’s on your board Ashnod's Altar + Diregraf Captain + Gravecrawler or alternatively, you can use Phyrexian Altar Diregraf Captain + Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar

You can adapt this combo with other cards than the Diregraf Captain. For example with:

Champion of the Perished or Carrion Feeder for an infinite strength creature

Vengeful Dead or Plague Belcher for infinite life loss

Tormod, the Desecrator or Headless Rider for infinite zombie tokens

If you don’t have the Gravecrawler on the board you may run these combos with nice zombies having LTB or ETB capacities but then you need a card with the sacrifice capacity like Carrion Feeder and a card to play it back from your graveyard such as Havengul Lich or Gisa and Geralf. Let’s take the Gray Merchant of Asphodel for example:

Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Ashnod's Altar + Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm for infinite life loss, infinite life gain. you can either use Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar depending on what's on your board.

Enchantments like Dictate of Erebos or Necroduality or The Meathook Massacre just make things worst.

Finally, I thought it could be nice to give some additional features to our Zombies such as flying with Geralf, Visionary Stitcher or Eldrazi Monument

KBK7101 on Tormod and Esior - Endless Ranks (v1.2)

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment! You may also want to check out Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver from Innistrad Midnight Hunt as another option for Dimir zombie commanders. It'd be a bit less graveyard and a bit more zombie tribal, though. Gisa and Geralf are cool, too, though! I like how they're more "fair" when compared to newer "autopilot" commanders like Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and Yarok, the Desecrated.

Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact are pretty good ideas. Sadly, I don't own a Pact and I only have one or two Dictates, and they're all seeing use in other decks. I've added them to the maybeboard for now. Havengul Lich is pretty sweet! I'd probably just need it for reanimating because I don't have much in the way of activated abilities that it could gain. I don't think I'd use Whip of Erebos in this deck due to it's exile clause. The stuff I'd want to reanimate with it... I'd want to reanimate again later if possible. Can't do that if they get exiled. :\

LimbicCircus on Tormod and Esior - Endless Ranks (v1.2)

1 month ago

KBK7101 Love the list! My first ever deck was a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born deck that I am now repurposing and tweaking to use Gisa and Geralf and better utilize the graveyard rather than focus on Grimgrin, Rooftop Storm and Gravecrawler antics.

How do you feel about Havengul Lich, Whip of Erebos, and Dictate of Erebos/Grave Pact?

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