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Liliana of the Veil
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Liliana of the Veil
- Innistrad

Reviewed June 30, 2017

Constructed: 4.38
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.50

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David Fanany

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Liliana of the Veil
If this card is an indication of what Liliana can do when wielding the Chain Veil, I'm surprised she even bothered joining the Gatewatch as backup to go after her demonic patrons. Even with such a low starting loyalty, she's a dominant force in Modern and a terrifying prospect for anybody hoping to win a resource war against her caster. That's before you even take into account all the ways to make her +1 discard ability less symmetrical than it's phrased. In spite of that, I'd recommend one of her other versions for less cutthroat settings; while there's often a need for this sort of effect at casual or EDH tables, there's rarely a need there for quite this level and speed of disruption.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H. Liliana of the Veil (6/30)
If Jace, the Mind Sculptor is king of planeswalkers, then Liliana of the Veil is the queen. She's been a force to be reckoned with since Innistrad.
Three mana is a nice spot for her, and she offers three potent abilities. Her -2 is the most-often used of them, clearing out a pesky creature while leaving her alive to do things. Her +1 clears out a card from your opponent's hand (and yours, but it's not hard to make that work for you), which can keep an opponent from answering her once she resolves. Her -6 is really only likely to be used if you're ahead, but it guarantees your opponent isn't getting back into the game if you make the piles equally painful.
Liliana may not be flashy, but she does a lot of powerful things, and there's a reason she's the most-common Modern planeswalker anymore. It's sometimes good to be the queen, it turns out.
Constructed: 4.75
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 4
Commander: 4

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