Liliana's Standard Bearer
Creature — Zombie Knight
When Liliana's Standard Bearer enters the battlefield, draw X cards, where X is the number of creatures that died (was put into the graveyard from the battlefield) under your control this turn.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Liliana's Standard Bearer occurrence in decks from the last year
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Liliana's Standard Bearer Discussion
4 weeks ago
Price of Fame works well with its surveil ability (you can discard creatures in graveyard and use them with your cmd), plus is an excellent removal.
1 month ago
I think Phyrexian Altar would be an all-star here if your budget allows. It will single-handedly combo off with Nev if you have 5 other creatures (sac all dudes + Nev, use the mana to replay Nev, repeat).
Pitiless Plunderer is also very strong but would need a sac outlet to go infinite.
These may interest you too: Zulaport Cutthroat, Innocent Blood, Cauldron of Souls, Corpse Knight, Liliana's Standard Bearer, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Blood Pet, Anointed Procession, Panharmonicon, Kindred Discovery, Liliana's Triumph, Mire in Misery, Priest of Forgotten Gods
Personally I would cut these: Vicious Conquistador, Caged Zombie, Rotting Mastodon, Omnispell Adept, Raise Dead, Pressure Point, Revitalize, Murder, Bad Deal, Sphinx of the Second Sun, Maalfeld Twins, Meletis Charlatan, Lotleth Giant, Divinity of Pride, Rings of Brighthearth, Dramatic Reversal
1 month ago
manvsamerica: I'll work to update it soon! Rite of Belzenlok and Black Market and Netherborn Altar are definitely out. Liliana's Standard Bearer is really strong, but I'll consider it. Ugin is a potential cut, but I'm unsure. I also need to add some stuff from Zendikar Rising, so I'm considering...
1 month ago
Liliana's Standard Bearer seems way too good to cut IMO
Here are my opinions of the remaining possible cuts (assuming Lili standard bearer stays) from most likely to cut to least likely....
Reaper from the Abyss - Seems unnecessary but probably wont be cut for fun reasons
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - Additional answer, potential wincon (with profilerate) and value engine, but costs a lot of mana and affects your own board. Idk how it's played for you, but cutting more expensive cards for cheaper ones seems right up your alley
1 month ago
So, to summarize:
OUT - ????
Daedalus19876 I would love to see this updated when you get a chance.
2 months ago
Haakon players rejoice! The newcomer Netherborn Altar now doubles the number of cards that let you actually get Haakon into the game.
You might also appreciate Gravebreaker Lamia as a tutor that makes all your dead knights cheaper to replay, Cavalier of Night as a kill spell stapled to a knight, Blacklance Paragon as a combat trick you can play from your graveyard at instant speed, Liliana's Standard Bearer as repeatable card draw and Syr Konrad, the Grim as a big boy who will wear your opponent down whenever you play a knight from your graveyard, sacrifice a creature or even discard a creature... basically everything the deck wants to be doing already. Good luck with this challenging commander!
2 months ago
Daedalus19876 I was wondering what you thought of some of the new cards from Commander Legends. We got a good number of things to mess around with, and I'm also super excited to play with Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools and Szat's Will in the deck. Szat let's you +2 to effectively draw 2 with Yawgmoth out, or +1 to draw 2 anyway, so it seems super good. Plus, it's another sac outlet, and his ultimate is potentially reachable with Yawgmoth's proliferate!
It also took me a while to realize that Szat's Will is an instant; I thought it was a sorcery for some reason, but it being an instant makes it much better and useful since you will likely be able to use it as both removal and token generation (which around mid-game when this card would likely be cast, could net you around 4+ tokens). Also... instant mass Bojuka Bog lmao.
Perhaps you could try cutting Black Market for the planeswalker, at least. I don't really like upkeep effects like that anymore, but I can see why you'd use it since it's potentially a shit ton of mana.
Other cards that caught my eye were Exquisite Huntmaster and Opposition Agent. I cut my copy of Rite of Belzenlok for Huntmaster since it can give you more mileage, a max total of 8 creatures to sacrifice (provided you still have 3 opponents). Opposition Agent is also... stupidly good, so I decided to swap it in as a replacement for Liliana's Standard Bearer since drawing isn't really hard at all in the deck.
3 months ago
So, from what I'm seeing you could definitely use some more utility in your tool box. Not neccesarily stax but reactive pieces to combat stax.
Liliana's Standard Bearer is such an underrated draw engine in these types of decks.
Scavenging Ooze - some very good asymmetrical graveyard hate never hurts.
Definitely, bring in trophy, decay, and the tutoring demons in from the board.