Got what all of you are saying, and I agree - for a 4-drop, it has to be a killer card. And it's not....
I don't think we need to compare it to Jace, but it IS a valid point to compare how much a resolved Jace would impact a game compared to this.
No contest. However Lili of the Veil I'd take over Jace anyday!
At 3-drop, Liliana of the Veil is better, but even if Dark Realms was 1BB, or 2B, I'd still go for Veil.
Rightio, so Lili's first ability is pretty lame outside a POX/Crucible type build unless we're going for mana-ramp.
Fetch's a Swamp, Snow-covered Swamp - or something more like; Bayou
, Godless Shrine
, Underground Sea
, Watery Grave
, Overgrown Tomb
, Blood Crypt
or even a Leechridden Swamp
So, this Lili needs a mainly black deck/acceleration to get her out, but then we can get whatever splashland we want after that.
It could be useful for uncounterable spells like Banefire
This first ability seems like a nice enabler to something else, but what that else
actually is, I'm doubting it's relevance to Legacy.
BUT!! Here's the killer. Once you get the emblem from her ultimate - all you lands become super swamps, so you'll need basics for the other colours.
The second ability is awful - no matter what creature you put it on. The only thing that could possibly make it worth playing would be lifelink creature to avoid certain death, Death's Shadow
or infect creatures. But Infect is better in UG for legacy.
This ability makes Liliana of the Dark Realms
no better than a sorcery speed Titanic Growth
The third ability is weird for black!
If this ability was something like, "All swamps get
, Sacrifice this land, destroy target land", I would play it for sure.
I like this card for silly casual multiplayer decks full of POX
, Necrogen Mists
etc., but competitively?
No matter what build I look at, there's other cards (like Crucible) that do it better.
I've literally spent hours looking over the Gatherer for cards that could make this card shine...and ended up with stuff all.Does anyone play it?Has anyone seen someone play it to good effect?