Magic Origins Set Review Black Highlights

Liliana, Heretical Healer / Liliana, Defiant Necromancer

When any creature you control dies, she flips and creates a 2/2 zombie. So in mono black aggro and potentially Bx aggro, on turn three you can slam your dudes into whatever because she’ll flip, make a token, and be able to reanimate the thing that died.

Also protip: Play a second Liliana so the legend rule kills one and the other transforms.

Dark Petition

Oh look an EDH staple. Why yes, I would like to search for and cast Necropotence.

I don’t know what it’ll do in standard just yet but I expect it to see some amount of play.

Gilt-Leaf Winnower

“When this card enters the battlefield, destroy target Siege Rhino or Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

Infinite Obliteration

Siege Rhino
Dragolord Ojutai
Deceiver Exarch
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

I am fine with naming all of these cards and then some.


Oh good, now Abzan gets a Wrath that doesn’t kill their Rhinos or Tasigurs. Great. Good. Wonderful. Will surely help promote a healthy standard.*

Tainted Remedy

This is mostly for griefing EDH. No more infinite life bullshit. Thopter combo tokens are gonna start costing a bunch of life.

Fleshbag Marauder

Dear Ojutai,

Get wrecked.

Sincerly, Fleshbag Maruader.

Reave Soul

It’s no Doom Blade but for two mana I can’t really complain after so long without decent two drop removal.

*I am very salt about this