Liliana, Heretical Healer
Legendary Creature — Human Cleric
Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, exile Liliana, Heretical Healer, then return her to the battlefield transformed under her owner's control. If you do, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.
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|From the Vault: Transform (V17)||Mythic Rare|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Liliana, Heretical Healer Discussion
5 days ago
Cards Removed and replaced with:
2 mana - Painter's Servant
5 mana - Thrilling Encore
7 mana -
8 mana - Avatar of Woe
x cost - Gaze of Granite
5 mana - Revel in Riches
7 mana -
8 mana - Colossus of Akros
9 mana - In Garruk's Wake
x cost - Stonecoil Serpent
2 weeks ago
Nice meren deck. This is mine that I have been using since meren has came out as a card. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ If you have any questions on why I use or dont use a card let me know, I am always happy to help other meren players out.
Having a Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip and Reanimate is nice for backup reanimation cards. Meren does typically get targeted so you want your 99 to be really tight and well. Then Meren is just the nice gravy engine that takes the deck from 100% to 1000%. So having similar effects of Meren is nice.
Sac outlets are very important for meren cause you want your exp counters to be as high as possible. It also synergizes well with merens ability. Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar are nice ones to use cause they can generate mana. Carrion Feeder is a good one drop sac outlet that can sac itself. Protip: you mainly want creatures that can sac themselves and others vs just others. The exception to the rule is creatures with really strong abilities like Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Diabolic Intent is very nice because it is a tutor and a sac ability combined together.
Because meren ability revolves around bringing the dead back to life, you want creatures that can either kill themselves, have strong etb triggers, or like to die so you abuse meren ability and get a lot of value. Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, and Merciless Executioner are some creatures that a really solid etb trigger. I recommend at least running Plaguecrafter. Terastodon has a very nice etb trigger, it also synergizes well with natural order. Getting a turn 3 or turn 4 terastodon and targeting 3 lands is a nice way to get somebody to scoop. Mindslicer is a wonderful creature in meren decks, you sac it get an exp counter, make everybody top deck, and you fill up your graveyard. Everybody is suffering except you.
You are playing black and green so you have access to some really strong tutors. Pattern of Rebirth is a really good one because it just grabs any creature. Woodland Bellower is nice because it puts the tutor creature onto the battlefield, Fierce Empath is a nice tutor to grab any of your big creatures. Whats nice is both these cards synergize with each other so you can cast woodland bellower, tutor fierce empath and then grab another big creature Or do the inverse and you can do fierce empath to grab woodland so then woodland can get you a useful small creature. What is also nice is both of these are creature cards so you can abuse them with meren ability and keep tutoring cards each turn.
Some straight upgrades. Instead of Wall of Roots use Devoted Druid. Same mana cost but you can use devoted druid ability more then once per turn, plus when it dies you get an exp counter. Instead of Nyx Weaver use Altar of Dementia, same mana cost but easier to cast cause colorless, its a sac outlet so it synergizes with the deck better. It also has a higher roof which means you can mill yourself much more then 2 per turn. Also its ability if flexible and you have the option to mill other people but that isnt as strong as just milling yourself. Instead of Glowspore Shaman try Entomb or Buried Alive, it allows you to search your deck and pick what card you want to put in your graveyard. What is also nice is entomb is at instant speed.
I hope this helps a lot.
3 weeks ago
I generally like your dredge idea, but there tend to be many graveyard exile effects in my meta, so I don't want to load it up just to watch it get nuked. I've been through that before when I had more dredge / used Altar of Dementia on myself too much. I also currently do not own a Heritage Druid, and haven't exactly sought one out for this same reason.
I did run Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip for a bit, but I found I'd usually rather cast something else than try and get her to sit around while I killed something else. I also find her planeswalker form a little lacking overall.
I definitely need to pick up a Liliana, Dreadhorde General for this deck, as sometimes draw is a little lacking. I just dislike that I can't recur her with Meren.
I tried to swap a few larger creatures in that have kill spells attached to them (thinking things like Cavalier of Night) to try and get the 2-for-1 (beater and kill). But I'm definitely going to look into some of the things you mentioned and see how they play out for me.
Thanks for the input!
4 weeks ago
Just scrolling trough your decklist I do see a few things I would change I guess, that kinda makes the game less long and durdely...
Things I would remove are: Butcher of Malakir: You already run Grave Pact / Dictate... Do you really need another of those effects for 7 mana? I only run gravepact and I would swap that out if I owned another Dictate. I never really have the feeling I lack removal, so a Dictate would just be a little extra.
God-Eternal Bontu: If you play it for the card draw, I would just run a Hermit Druid. Wich really gives you a lot more cardadvantage by filling up the graveyard.
OVeral I think you could cut a few more Removal creatures to give your deck some utility. All-stars in my deck are: Golgari Grave-Troll: Dredge is retarded for Meren Life from the Loam: Again Dredge! Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip Discard of cards, comes with a token and meren can take her out of the graveyard. Sylvan Safekeeper To protect Meren on instant speed Oppression: You already play mindlslicer, so you can just as well rock this one. Agent of Erebos to nuke the other reanimator Liliana, Dreadhorde General
I know meren is already super slow and grindy, but using dredge really speeds things up, because it will fill up your graveyard. Having 41 creatures is nice, but you have a ton wich all do the same. So unless they get exiled, youll be stuck with you killing 1-3 creatures every turn. :)
1 month ago
I really like Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip in this shell. However, if you want to be an aristocrats build you may want to add something like Woe Strider as a sacrifice outlet. You get a little bit more value from sacrificing to him rather than to Yahenni, Undying Partisan.
1 month ago
Whirlwind_2100: In all seriousness, I should test Angrath. But I feel like Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip might be better in that slot -- I can play her, drop Kroxa and let him self-sacrifice, then flip her and get a token. Her +2 is pretty great, and both of her minus abilities are brutal.
I really don't want to pay 9 mana for a board wipe, though. (And if I did, Decree of Pain is my go-to.) Last One Standing isn't really meant to deal with one huge voltron threat, it's meant to be a very low-cmc answer to a large number of distinct mid-sized threats.
1 month ago
Probably swapping out Death Cloud Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip and maybe a piece of recur or something for Finale of Devastation Exsanguinate Attrition and swapping some basics for snow-covered basics and full arts to bedazzle my opponents.
1 month ago
so here is my meren deck of almost 5 years. it isnt budget anymore however there are some budget cards in there for ya to consider and it can help ya figure out how ya want to build the deck or maybe a way for you not to want to build the deck. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/
So some basic tips is you want a lot of sac outlets, you want stuff that have good etb abilities or stuff that want to die, then any flavor for wins. For cuts i think a lot of your artifact creatures doesn't add much for your deck. There are a lot better cards that can help you with control.
Mana: Devoted Druid (2 dollar card) Can get you mana and exp counters
Graveyard: Having multiple ways to interact with graveyard is important because people will try to get rid of meren cause she is a gravy engine. A lot of the good ones are a bit expensive like Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip and Sheoldred, Whispering One so if you don't want to do expensive upgrades it is understandable.
Tutor: Fierce Empath has a solid etb trigger to get creatures for you. Woodland Bellower is another solid etb trigger to get creatures for you and interacts with fierce empath. Pattern of Rebirth is nice tutor because your creatures should be easy to kill and now you can get your best creature on the field right away.
Removal: Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , and Fleshbag Marauder are solid creatures that can get rid of your opponents creatures and with meren you can bring them back to cause constant removal. I personally like using two of the three in my deck.
Boardwipes: Boardwipes are solid cause you benefit the most from them. Pox , Living Death , Pernicious Deed are all really wonderful ones that I use. If i have to push one I recommend Pernicious deed because that card scares a lot of people from doing stuff, and at worst you can always blow it up for 0 to get rid of tokens or 1 to get rid of a lot of mana rocks.