In the upcoming fall issue, Dominaria United, one of Magic: The Gathering's most powerful planeswalker cards will be reprinted.
Liliana of the Veil, a three-mana planeswalker originally designed in Innistrad, is returning to Standard and entering Pioneer after only seeing reprints in masters sets in 2018.
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Liliana's Dominaria United story will follow her after the Strixhaven: School of Mages events. At some point, she encounters the Chain Veil.
Dominaria United will be released on the internet on September 1 followed by a worldwide tabletop release on September 9.
The standard rotation is coming to an end, and Liliana of the Veil will be a regular fixture in the top decks.
Liliana of the Veil
- Mana value: 1BB
- Type: Planeswalker Liliana
- Rarity: Mythic Rare
- Starting loyalty: Three
- First ability: +1: Each player discards a card.
- Second ability: -2: Target player sacrifices a Creature.
- Third ability: -6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of his or her choice.
Liliana is dominant because of how early she comes in and starts wreaking havoc on the opponent's resources. On turn three or two, Liliana can begin forcing the opponent to discard or act as a removal.
Liliana was a strong permanent that could not be allowed to sit on the battlefield for many turns in slower value-based Black decks in Modern. She fits well into the Riveteers, Obscura, and Maestros three-color decks, as well as several excellent two-color Black builds.
Liliana's inclusion in Dominaria United means she'll be reprinted in Pioneer. Many players are asking for a card like Liliana to elevate format staples like Lotus Field and U/W Control.
Since the release of Modern Horizons 2, Modern has largely moved on from Liliana as a staple, but a Standard reprint will likely lower the price, making the card easier to obtain for grinders of older eternal formats.