Liliana, Heretical Healer


Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip
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1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Liliana, Heretical Healer

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric


Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, exile Liliana, Heretical Healer, then return it to the battlefield transformed under its owner's control. If you do, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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FauxFaux on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Brenard, Culinary Castellan

Legendary Planeswalker - Brenard

Whenever ~ enters the battlefield, create 3 Food Tokens. As an additional cost to activate ~'s abilities, either create or sacrifice a Food Token for each counter removed or placed onto ~.

+1: Up to one target Food or artifact you control becomes a X/X Golem creature token with "This creature's power and toughness are equal to the number of Foods you control." until the end of your next turn.

-2: You may put a colorless, non-creature artifact from your hand onto the battlefield. It becomes a 3/3 Colorless Food Golem creature.

-7: You get an emblem with "Whenever an artifact, Food, or Golem creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain 3 life, or have target opponent lose 3 life."


It's Brenard, Ginger Sculptor! But a walker!

Time for a challenge;

I'd like to see a Garuuk Orign style Flip-walker! See Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip or Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

CrunchyDragon on Gorgeous Girls Deck(list)

10 months ago

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip(any set not Commander Collection or San Diego Comic Con Promos) and Liliana of the Dark Realms should probably be on this list.

Honestly you could probably fit most of the Liliana cards in here.

wallisface on Demons in the Moonlight

1 year ago

Some thoughts:

  • as you’ve already eluded to in your deck description, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is a complete nonbo here, and is likely to be more of a liability than an asset a lot of the time.

  • you have far too few ways to make use of Archfiend's Vessel to make it worth it imo (especially as the only way to make use of it is using the planeswalker that imo shouldn’t be in the deck).

  • I think Ecstatic Awakener  Flip isn’t providing a good enough payoff. Its basically a weaker Grim Flayer (or Tarmogoyf) but requires a lot more effort to have it do anything.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Ayara or Liliana, heretoc healer

1 year ago

For reference:

Ayara, First of Locthwain

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

This depends on your preferences, obviously.

Both will be an aristocrats list, but serve very different purposes in the strategy. Ayara is your sac outlet and a prime source of damage. You'll want to cast her early and recast her often. She'll be a centerpiece of her deck.

Liliana should enter and then be immediately transformed. I'd imagine she occupies a rather weird spot on your curve. You want to cast her early so you can benefit from her the most, but then again, she's a payoff for the lategame. Even if you just ignore the ultimate, she'll need a crowded graveyard to do something useful with her -X.

Tl;dr: I think Ayara is a lot more powerful, but Lili definitely wins the flavour contest.

jarncards on Dead WOMan Walking

1 year ago

Fiend Artisan is green

I think Sidisi, Undead Vizier is awful unless you use a lot of reanimate effects, it's just so expensive to tutor. Geth, Lord of the Vault is crazy strong, but he's a totally different deck most of the time. I'd dump Liliana's Steward too. You and one other player go down a card, putting the rest of the table ahead of you by one card, but they also get to choose, so you're never going to get the card you want out of their hand.

Hobbling Zombie and other cards like it, like Putrid Goblin are excellent at keeping attacks away from you while you build up your board. and the pseudo revival effects let you abuse a lot of other zombie mechanics. Butcher Ghoul, and Geralf's Messenger or Doomed Dissenter are ok too. i wouldnt use Sightless Ghoul though. They are all better than Reassembling Skeleton though. Keep Relentless Dead. Im not sure if they make the cut, but they arent scary, but that means they are good at keeping a target off your back til youre readyfor one.

Magus of the Bridge is great for a non-zombie. Probably use it over Tainted Adversary, i feel like that one just costs way too much before its good. Dreadhorde Invasion is incredibly good, as is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. i'd put those in for sure.Tormod, the Desecrator is still really good. Zombie Trailblazer is devastating to the person sitting to your left in particular or anyone playing five colors/ not black. When you REALLY need someone to not cast a spell. make all their lands swamps during the upkeep. almost every board wipe is a sorcery.

I think you might want to dump Thought Vessel for Mind Stone or even Blood Pet. In many cases discarding is beneficial to zombies. If you want to keep infinite hand size, Zombie Infestation and discard at will cards are pretty helpful.

I think Noxious Ghoul is the single best zombie card in the game, in this deck it basically says, tap your commander, wipe everyone else's boards. Use it.

Sutured Ghoul is runner up. If you include it and other high power zombies like Rotting Regisaur you can put him out as a 20+/xx easily, and then get 2/2s. HE doesnt play nice with mass reanimate, but he's an alternate win condition on his own. also its a great tool since youre probably gonna sac the dino and Phyrexian Soulgorger pretty quickly. If you sacrifice him on the end step before your turn i think you will almost always have a game ending horde.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is utterly stupid. The absolute best reanimate target you could hope for. and since your card draw is gonna cost a ton of life, hes always going to be valuable. Whip of Erebos is probably the only other reasonable lifegain choice.That one makes aggressive attacking suddenly super safe

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia is really cheap at making zombies if you dont have any other sources of decayed zombs. they cant block, but you get so many death triggers

Graveborn Muse is great card draw.

Hatred is usually better than Endless Scream

I think Gempalm Polluter is fantastic. its card draw, puts a big zombie into your graveyard, and hurts a player if things are going well.

I don't think Endless Ranks of the Dead is that great, but it certainly is cool. Wand of Orcus is really cool too. I'm not sure if its good though.

Board wipes will shut you down as you have things right now. Crowded Crypt and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, that way, even if there's a board wipe you still have a whole army of zombs to multiply even after everything is dead. Rise of the Dread Marn is another fantastic option that you can abuse if you run things like Carrion Feeder too. Run Carrion Feeder, period. It lets you loop gravecrawler and saves yourself from control magic and exile spells.

Consider Toxic Deluge and STRONGLY CONSIDER Nevinyrral's Disk. Single target removal like tragic slip is ok because you can choose when things die, but other cards like Malicious Affliction are going to miss a lot of key targets. And you absolutely need to have a way to clear artifacts and especially enchantments.

Dark Salvation is pretty cool. not sure if it is good enough, but i'd use it rather than some of your spot removal.

Liliana, Dreadhorde General is really absurdly strong if you can get it out, and even if it dies the next turn you can draw a bunch off of it. Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip you already know is great.

If you diversify your black lands, Field of the Dead is the best land. its silly how good it is. I'll start you off with the autoinclude Unholy Grotto. Malakir Rebirth  Flip is too.

I'll see what you make and see if i find anything else. later

DawnsRayofLight on Chainer, Dementia Master

2 years ago

As someone who has played Chainer for close to a decade, I have some suggestions I would like to offer. (though everyone's decks run differently!)

34-35 lands is usually enough. I would recommend 34 with Agadeem's Awakening  Flip that gives you 5 spots:

In those spots:

Mana Crypt

Thought Vessel

Charcoal Diamond

Coldsteel Heart

Jet Medallion

(Or all the expensive artifacts like Grim Monolith or what have you)

In place of:

1x Cast Down--> Lethal Scheme: This card is amazing in any reanimator list

1x Culling the Weak--> Phyrexian Altar: you need more sac outlets with some staying power

1x Dismember--> Soul Transfer: seems janky, but versatile

1x Doom Blade--> Baleful Mastery: you can hit more with it.

1x Go for the Throat--> Infernal Grasp

1x Power Word Kill--> Deadly Rollick/Altar of Dementia: for a better killspell or for a sac outlet

1x Sacrifice--> Ashnod's Altar: need more sac outlets with staying power

1x Terror--> Meteor Golem: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

1x Victim of Night--> Karn Liberated: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

Cruel Tutor--> Mikaeus, the Unhallowed: bonkers for some staying power, also has combo potential

Unmarked Grave--> Putrid Goblin: this or Walking Ballista are good for combos with Mikaeus. Putrid GOblin + Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar + Mikaeus = infinite mana (or sub ashnod's altar for mill).

Suggested Drops, see next list for suggested replacements

Blood Pet--> sort of an eh card, I might think of something with more oomph

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip--> I do like her, she just never did anything when I ran her.

Ruthless Technomancer: I have debated a lot adding him, in something like Korvold, he is an all-star, in chainer, he can be good, but I would almost always rather have Disciple of Bolas

Skirge Familiar: I get the reason it is in here, but there are better cards.

Black Market: It's nice, but can be too slow.

Liliana of the Dark Realms: I just have never been a big fan, she feels too lackluster.

Final Parting: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Sidisi, Undead Vizier: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Rune-Scarred Demon: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough, there also some stronger creatures to fit in the spot.


Archon of Cruelty: expensive mana wise but an all star.

Kokusho, the Evening Star: has been in my deck from the beginning and has flat out won me games.

Brainstealer Dragon: seems janky, but I added to just try it and it has been amazing.

Black Market Connections: You need more draw (also helps with ramp)

Phyrexian Arena: You need more draw

Bolas's Citadel: an amazing card. Wins games all the time.

Disciple of Bolas: card draw and life gain

Fell Stinger: card draw

Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed: Great for recursion

Reanimate, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Living Death. and Animate Dead: it is good to have other means of reanimation if Chainer keeps getting removed (I also suggest sac outlets to help keep your creatures from getting exiled when they spot remove Chainer)

Hope this helps! Here is my list to maybe show you how I run the list: The True Meaning of Death and Taxes

CamraMaan on Flip cards and Baba Lysaga, …

2 years ago

I have Baba Lysaga, Night Witch in play as well as Liliana, Defiant Necromancer (the back side of Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip). If I sacrifice Liliana, Diant Necromancer to Baba Lysaga, which side matters, or do both...? Does it only see a Legendary Planeswalker, or does it only see a Legendary Creature, or both...? My assumption is Baba Lysaga will see the Planeswalker, but I can see room for the front side being seen instead. Thanks in advance! :)

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