Liliana, Untouched By Death
Legendary Planeswalker — Liliana
+1: Put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard. If at least one of them is a Zombie card, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
-2: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of Zombies you control.
-3: You may cast Zombie cards from your graveyard this turn.
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Liliana, Untouched By Death occurrence in decks from the last year
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Liliana, Untouched By Death Discussion
1 week ago
Nice, I like it! I'm also building a Sidisi zombie tribal deck (though in a much lower price category, more grindy and I haven't done much playing with it).
First, any deck of mine that has Golgari in it and cares about the graveyard is running Grisly Salvage. Is it ground breaking? Not even close. Does it win you games? Not really. Does it ever disappoint you? Definitely not. I know people aren't too high on card selection cards, but between selecting from five cards, being instant, hitting both lands and creatures, and effectively milling yourself, I find the good old Salvage very reliable. Then again, blue gets this effect in great variety, so maybe I'm just biased.
Next, I do think that you should consider Rooftop Storm. It is very high CMC, so it doesn't slot in automatically but if you can drop it relatively early, it pays for itself in the long run. It also combos very nicely with Liliana, Untouched By Death, which is a possible addition too. I also run an alternative win con (except my sac outlet is Carrion Feeder) and these two play a part in it. (I admit, it is a bit clunky, but I also play three different Lab Man effects - and Mortal Combat, that's even clunkier - so I think I can afford it.)
Furthermore, if you ever feel like you need more zombies, I have these few cheap ones to recommend: Undead Augur is a great card card draw zombie, but very black intensive. If that is too much, Midnight Reaper achieves a similar effect, though he sadly does not trigger from tokens. Stitcher's Supplier is an amazing self-mill one drop zombie, while Shambling Shell is a zombie with dredge that you can easily put into graveyard once in play, so what's not to love. If you have any kind of zombie anthem effect, Unbreathing Horde is an immortal blocker if you need that - arguably that's not very often, but the option is there. And if not for that, it can still become a very big zombie for Altar of Dementia. I already mentioned Carrion Feeder, so that's about it from the top of my head I think.
Lastly, as Kholan95 before me mentioned, you want some back up plan in a self mill deck. You said you don't want to run Lab Man effects, so in that case maybe you should consider graveyard shufflers? Loaming Shaman is probably the classical option, but I do have a soft spot for Wand of Vertebrae. It's nothing amazing, but it can drop very early and repeatably mill you (though not as well as Embalmer's Tools would in this deck obviously), which is great for a deck like Sidisi, and in a pinch, you can shuffle at least five cards into your deck, which should save you from decking and give you those few more turns to try and finish the game.
1 month ago
I'd also consider Cabal Stronghold, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Cryptbreaker, Stitcher's Supplier (since it's a zombie and helps you find other creatures that you can return from your graveyard), and maybe even Liliana, Untouched By Death for more zombie synergy and Silent Gravestone in your sideboard if you expect people to play Surgical Extraction or Extirpate.
If you would ever consider splashing blue, you also get access to Prized Amalgam and Diregraf Captain. Depending upon how cute you want to get, you could also add Rooftop Storm. You may also want to consider some artifact removal in your sideboard if you expect Grafdigger's Cage in your local meta.
1 month ago
Nice deck. I've found a lot of input for my own Varina Deck (Rooftop Zombie Storm. Maybe you want to take a look at it.
From my the deck I can give you the following suggestions.
- Balthor the Defiled is a zombie with a Living Death like effect
- Bone Miser is sadly another 5cmc card but with Varina a very strong card
- Fleshbag Marauder with Rooftop Storm and Liliana, Untouched By Death is an empty table for your opponent's and with the other reanimate effects in the deck always a good card.
- Mirror Entity is a low cmc zombie that benefits your plan B
- Bident of Thassa and Coastal Piracy are great draw cards for go wide strategies but maybe a bit to slow
- Zombie Master gives all your zombies swampwalk which can be game ending but maybe is a bit to situational
2 months ago
Yeah. Probably apt. Cute zombie support against certain matchups that are probably solved more efficiently. Lili was a countermeasure to control matchups but we don’t have the worst matchup against counter-based control strats anyway with our recursion.
Salvation was a counter to aggro but in practice, it is at its best by going over board stalls. But we can get past creature-based stalls with Death Baron and we have removal already. I do still want some removal to help bust up bigger threats that are stalling us so I tweaked the number of Murderous Riders. Still cute zombie support without being too cute. And additional planes walker punishing in these walker-heavy times.
4 months ago
I like the idea of having the plan B of milling your opponents. This way your commander has more targets and Rise of the Dark Realms becomes so much spicier.
For this I’d suggest running cards that fill your opponent’s hands and graves using cards like Font of Mythos/Howling Mine, Fascination, and Anvil of Bogardan. This sets up explosive combos with cards like: Psychic Corrosion, Dreamborn Muse, and Windfall/Jace's Archivist.
Another suggestion I have is to run Phyrexian Altar. It’s 1. a sac outlet 2. Ramp 3. a whole lot of fun with Gravecrawler. He combos with the altar giving you infinite 2/2s with Diregraf Colossus and infinite Altar of the Brood triggers.
Things I’d cut for the 9 cards I mentioned would be: Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (see above), Liliana's Mastery (too much for too little)), Dark Salvation (same reason), Sinister Sabotage (same reason), Expropriate (cut for something that synergies with your general. Take a cooler Rise over some stolen permanents), Ancient Excavation (Dreamborn Muse tho), Liliana, Untouched By Death (the best part about her Gisa and Geralf do already), Entomb (not sure about this one actually), and a land.
Thank you for coming to my ted talk.
4 months ago
ThePerilousRealm, Thanks for the up-vote and recommendation! Glad you liked the list! I actually had both in this deck at one point, but removed them for similar reasons. Plansewalkers don't tend to stick around in my meta, especially with 3 other people and their removal. So they were just too slow. The way I treat Plansewalkers at this point is that if their immediate activation does not provide a good advantage for their cost, then they were out since I was only able to mostly activate them once.
I thought about taking out Liliana, Untouched By Death, but her -3 ability can provide immediate combos especially with Rooftop Storm on the field. Just last night I pulled an infinite tutor search with Rooftop, Liliana, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier which was fun. There are other great combos with that -3 ability.
Let me know when you have yours built! I would love to see what you have come up with!
5 months ago
It really depends on your meta and your budget. However for now i'll try to list some cards that i really like in that type of deck.. In the creature compartment i would suggest Diregraf Colossus, Undead Warchief, maybe Death Baron, Cryptbreaker, the obvious Gravecrawler, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Lich Lord of Unx. For card draw i would add Graveborn Muse or Midnight Reaper. Soulless One can be a good card if you are on a budget. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is a great card too as he gets really big and destroys your opponents' creatures fast.Zombie Master is good on its own in a tribal deck but becomes great with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. More expensive cards are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Ghoulcaller Gisa; if i had to pick i would choose the first. Also Grave Titan can get you a lot of tokens.
Enchantments: Grave Pact for removal, Phyrexian Arena/Kindred Discovery/Rhystic Study and the great and cheap Monastery Siege for card draw, Black Market for ramp, Rooftop Storm enables a lot of Gravecrawler combos, Paradox Haze doubles your commander's effect while Training Grounds makes his second effect cheaper.
Artifacts: Phyrexian Altar for the gravecrawler combo, i love in this deck Bontu's Monument, Door of Destinies/Vanquisher's Banner/Coat of Arms because you are going for a tribal deck (and why not Herald's Horn. Illusionist's Bracers doubles the scarab's firs ability.
PW: Liliana, Untouched By Death does everything you want in a Scarab god deck.
The problem with your deck in my opinion is that even if you play cards with some synergy because of the zombie tribal element and some way to double your commander's drain ability there are a lot of cards that do not enough for you here. Remember that playing a deck that is a constant menace to your opponents gets you a big target on your head. To be more specific with my suggestions i need to know your budget, your meta and the path you want to take with this deck. Also there are too little cards in the removal compartment, in the draw compartment and in the mana base fixing compartment.
6 months ago
Cytex, thanks for the suggestions! I think at for Open the Graves , I'll stay at the exact same mana cost for Liliana's Mastery . Getting the +1/+1 anthem effect has proven to be exceptional, and what are effectively 2x 3/3 zombie tokens for 5 mana is pretty good. Graf Harvest is okay, but I can get the same effect from Lord of the Accursed . Sure, it's a bit more expensive, but I get multiple functions from the single card (anthem effect and the menace bit), and I don't have to remove any of the current cards to try to find room for Graf Harvest . Many of the Liliana planeswalkers would work well in the deck. I think Liliana, the Last Hope is often used, and I know many recent builds have Liliana, Untouched By Death . I think Liliana, Untouched By Death might be okay as 2x in the sideboard, but I prefer to just slam some creatures.
Thank you for the suggestions!