Liliana's Standard Bearer

Liliana's Standard Bearer

Creature — Zombie Knight

Flash

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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Liliana's Standard Bearer Discussion

Endersword334 on Elenda, Priority of Boardwipe

3 weeks ago

Thanks GizmoTurtulez! I thought about doing Haakon, Stromgald Scourge but I couldn't find a good way to incorporate it into the deck without basing it around reanimator. I thought about Liliana's Standard Bearer but I find that more of the opponents creatures are supposed to die and not mine. I also don't have much mana after a board wipe usually. I was thinking of re-doing the deck with Gisa, Glorious Resurrector and decay for double death triggers, in which Liliana's Standard Bearer would be great. I probably will.

Peoyogon on Bohemian Rhapsody

2 months ago

Sweet list! I've never played Mardu aristocrats but it seems like a lot of fun :)

If you tend to have a lot of other creature-focused decks in your play group, Urborg Justice seems like it could be an interesting card to consider.The instant Grave Pact-like effect might catch people really off-guard!

If you are in the market for more burst card-draw, Liliana's Standard Bearer might get you a nice lump of cards too

Pastlebox on Varina's Zombie Knights! - 2021-05-21

4 months ago

"Replaced Merciless Eviction with Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant Reason: The instant speed removal potential of Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant and the several sacrifice outlets in the deck, plus being free with Rooftop Storm , makes this a better include. While the deck can recover from having it's perminants exiled, it isn't something I'm overly keen on rebuilding through.

Replaced Animate Dead with Necromancy Reason: Necromancy lets me return and sacrifice Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant during my oppponents' turns, which is awesome. It also gives Nev more flexibility at creating tapped 2/2 zombies following any of their own board wipes.

Replaced Liliana's Standard Bearer with Rhystic Study Reason: Liliana's Standard Bearer is just too situational. I've kept it in my sideboard to help depower the deck depending on the playgroup. I really like it and it does work well with Haakon.

Replaced Gilded Lotus with Ancient Tomb Reason: Having the fast land is better than a 5CMC artifact.

Replaced Mystical Tutor with Leyline of Anticipation Reason: There are too few instant and sorceries for me to be able to justify this. I've found that having the ability to generate infinite mana with Gravecrawler and Phyrexian Altar is much better. Or instant speed wraths with Damnation .

Replaced Scheming Symmetry with Intuition Reason: I wanted to reduce the number of tutor effects in the deck, though I've had a spare Intuition for some time and really wanted to find a home for it. It seems to work really well, especially with Sevinne's Reclamation

Replaced Silence with Trickbind Reason: Silence was there to help me secure the win if I need to go through the Dream Halls but the majority of the time, if I've managed to get down Notion Thief first and wheel, then it does the same effect. Trickbind does also give me protection against planeswalker abilities and most graveyard exile effects.

Replaced Dramatic Reversal with Mind Over Matter Reason: I had looked to play online, with one discord channel advising that I would need to remove the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo, as it would be too strong. They also told me to remove Mana Crypt , though this is partly a deck designed to use some of my more expensive cards and make Varina as optimized as possible while still keeping the zombie theme. Adding in Mind Over Matter was a lucky find. In order for the infinite loop, I need to discard my deck to my graveyard. I enjoy the 4 blue mana cost, as it's harder to reach that devotion. Thankfully, with the treasure tokens from Smothering Tithe and Replenish to cheat it back into play.

Replaced Isochron Scepter with Emergency Powers Reason: Removing the Scepter makes sense as it's not required for the infinite loop anymore. But I've found that adding a 3rd Timetwister effect means a higher chance of drawing into one following a previous instance, like Echo of Eons + Time Spiral . These work really nicely with Narset's Reversal and God-Eternal Kefnet , as both bypass the exile clause on a lot of these cards - in addition to Teferi's Protection . Being instant speed also gives me a layer of protection against graveyard exile effects."

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

7 months ago

Archon_Bel: I've found Rise of the Dread Marn to be pretty good. It's a good way to rebuild if someone board wipes, and I've killed people with it several times (they board wipe, I cast that, I swing back at them for 20 damage). And I'm already running Liliana's Standard Bearer TOO! Which has proved awesome.

Tyrite Sanctum ... Well, I haven't drawn it yet, so we'll see how it goes. I just adore the flavor, and it's decently good, sue me ;)

Honestly, I should be running Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in any slot which Draugr Necromancer would fit. So I'll try to fit in Kalitas first, then look back.

Thank you for the thoughts!


OttoFred: I apologize, I don't quite understand. How does Zombie Infestation help with undying combos? Infestation can be cute with Yawgmoth out ("Discard 2 cards, pay a life and draw a new card") but doesn't really serve the combo lines.

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