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It will be quite good in a proper constructed or EDH deck but in limited its hosed down by 1 low costing card in this set

Grafdigger's Cage turns this creature into a mythic 5 mana 4/4 vanilla until you can get rid of it. And having to use his ability only on creatures you can cast (no stealing off colour stuff) and on your turn (ability does not state creature card has flash) means great planning must be done to get full use from this.

On the other hand, I have seen it do wonderful things. Undying cards a lot harder to deal with even if the Lich cannot gain any abilities, as your undying cards can come back for just 1 extra colourless in addition to the cast cost

Edit: For those who aren't sure about the ruling, have a look at Ornate Kanzashi, a card with a similar ability to 'cast' cards


No, Havengul Lich doesn't grant creature cards in graveyard flash . Using your wording, this would mean you can only play the Lich's abili... (see all)
Posted By: Paladin85 (2/27/2012 7:55:46 PM)


Posted By: blindthrall (2/1/2012 11:48:10 PM)


sooooo... when the card reads: "this turn" does that mean what i think it means? insanity!
Posted By: blunt_shark (2/4/2012 6:38:40 PM)


This will hit meta VERY soon, and I think many players are going to pack Grafdigger's Cage in their sidedecks
Posted By: humansFTW (2/19/2012 12:31:03 AM)


this is bombish in limited and became a must kill for everyone i faced, i always got at least one use out of him and getting a farbog boneslinger back or beguiler of wills was just epic.
me:activate ability to return beguiler, tap lich to steal creature
Posted By: poliem (3/2/2012 7:07:49 AM)


Does the Lich's ability allow you to cast target creature at instant speed? This came up during play at FNM. I thought it allowed you to cast target creature during any turn, at instant speed. Other player said you could only cast at sorcery speed. Who is right?
Posted By: Griffyn16 (4/9/2012 12:05:14 PM)


ridiculous and unrealistic combo but i have to say it. Perilous myr+ channel+ havengul lich+ fengren marauder+heartless summoning+ infinite mana, damage and life.
Posted By: goldstar971 (4/12/2012 10:46:05 AM)


Everyone stop crying about Graftdigger's Cage. I swear it's not as doom and gloom for combo as it looks.

Remember folks, this is WIZARDS we're talking about. 10 cents says it backfires and becomes a key staple in Combo decks because something awful is going to get printed in Avacyn Restored. Like, you know, Avacyn.

This guy is the automatic second card in every The Mimeoplasm commander deck ever, btw.

EDIT: See? Griselbrand. What'd I tell you. -_- xD So Grafdigger's Cage isn't a combo piece- but Tormod's Crypt is back...and I still put my money on Griselbrand + this guy + Liliana of the Dark Realms doing some stupid stuff :D
Posted By: DarthParallax (6/28/2012 9:25:40 AM)


I pulled a foil of this just the other day. So awesome.
Posted By: Pentavite625 (10/4/2012 4:08:35 PM)


Why the hell its not Legendary?
Posted By: zomboss (10/13/2012 9:35:53 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!