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One of my favourite cards in terms of function. It changes the rules, demanding you build around it.

Delaying Shield is one of the best cards to use with this, and Death's Shadow? Instant beatstick.
Posted By: Splizer (5/10/2011 4:07:03 PM)


I'm currently trying to build something viable around this one. I think the best path is B/W. W provides a lot of defense for Lich: Angel's Grace, Pariah, Delaying Shield, Greater Auramancy... White lifegain also means mad card draw when Lich is in play: Healing Salve suddenly turns into Ancestral Recall!! The win cons are, obviously Repay in Kind (best one), Reverse the Sands, Mirror Universe and Magus of the Mirror. So I'll go with a lot of tutors (Enlightened, Demonic and Diabolic), defense and wincon protected by Silence. The fact Lich is so puzzling is what makes it most interesting!
Posted By: Carnophage_4ever (8/4/2011 8:09:29 AM)


Very, very fun card, extremely flavourful. You become a lich! Here are some cool synergies with other cards...
Reapy in Kind, Reverse the Sands or Mirror Universe: kills your opponent(s) instantly or during next upkeep;
Magus of the Mirror: Same as above but much slower and subject to removal;
Healing Salve: becomes an Ancestral Recall!
Children of Korlis: Sacrifice them to turn you play Lich to draw 20 cards!
Transcendance: Just a funny mechanic of "discard a permanent and draw 2" for each damage you take;
Illusion of Grandeur: Draw 20 cards without the drawback;
Elixir of Immortality: Shuffle your graveyard in your library to avoid decking yourself with all this card draw, draw 5 cards;
Death's Shadow: Put these four 13/13 beatsticks on the boa... (see all)
Posted By: Curious_Homarid (9/17/2011 4:19:42 AM)


Lich's mirror... Not the best combo, but it's good.
Posted By: Zoah (9/23/2011 11:10:53 AM)


Casting a pre-lethal-storm Tendrils of Agony with this in play causes you to draw two cards for each spell played that turn, pretty much guaranteeing your victory.
Posted By: Salient (2/19/2012 1:26:16 PM)


Okay, so I decided to try some of the Magus of the Mirror and Mirror Universe tricks that I've heard of with this on MTGO and I just want you guys to know that it doesn't actually work. I noticed that when it came around to my upkeep that I was not aloud to sac Magus or Mirror universe. Confused I decided to try to find why and it turns out that if you can't gain life (Lichs draw effect) you can't exchange life totals with a player who has a higher life total. =/ Oh well.
Posted By: YariMatthews (5/17/2012 4:31:11 PM)


I've gotta say... if you play this card, then you have no life.
Posted By: Kirbster (4/17/2012 1:52:27 AM)


Is it just me, or did the original wording not include a clause that says you don't lose for having 0 life? So under the original functionality you lose for playing it?
Posted By: Max_Glycine (6/23/2011 3:30:06 AM)


Like a much more interesting Platinum Angel combined with a much more interesting Platinum Emperion.
Posted By: Aburaishi (2/19/2011 10:06:03 PM)


Repay in kind.
Posted By: Londonbrig0 (1/28/2011 9:32:46 AM)