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Liliana's fourth mission is her first confrontation with the Raven Man after returning to Dominaria from Innistrad.

LoreEdit

Intro Text
You return to the ruins of your family's manor. Before long, your skin begins to tingle. You are being watched. Dozens of eyes. Raven eyes. In a flurry of black feathers, a flock of birds merges into the shape of the man who tricked you into cursing your own brother.

Victory Text
With your victory at hand, the Raven Man disappears just as he arrived, in a flurry of birds. They scatter in every direction, and you unleash every last bit of dark magic against them. The Raven Man survives. You are spent, and the power you wield begins to take a toll.

DecklistsEdit

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Liliana's deck (55 cards)

22 Lands Icon land
2 Leechridden Swamp
20 Swamp
22 Creatures Icon creature
4 Shambling Goblin
2 Black Cat
2 Butcher Ghoul
4 Shambling Ghoul
3 Carrion Crow
1 Nantuko Husk
2 Gravedigger
3 Soulless One
1 Vengeful Dead
4 Instants Icon instant
2 Altar's Reap
2 Cruel Revival
7 Sorceries Icon sorcery
2 Bone Splinters
3 Rise from the Grave
2 Corrupt


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Raven Man's deck (55 cards)

23 Lands Icon land
11 Island
10 Swamp
2 Drowned Catacomb
20 Creatures Icon creature
2 Mindshrieker
4 Welkin Tern
4 Carrion Crow
3 Nether Horror
3 Screeching Buzzard
3 Murder of Crows
1 Skeletal Vampire
1 Enchantments Icon enchantment
1 Mind Control
8 Instants Icon instant
4 Unsummon
4 Essence Scatter
3 Sorceries Icon sorcery
3 Mind Rot

StrategyEdit

The Raven Man's deck has a bird theme, with nearly all of his creatures having flying. Fortunately, nearly all of Liliana's creatures trade evenly or favorably with the Raven Man's in combat, with few exceptions: the three Murder of Crows, the Skeletal Vampire, and (depending on luck and whether the Raven Man has mana to use its ability) Mindshrieker.

The Raven Man has a fair amount of blue control cards: four Unsummon, four Essence Scatter, and one Mind Control. Make sure to attack before playing your creatures so you can see all of your options in case the Raven Man plays Unsummon during combat; for instance, if you play a creature, then attack, and the Raven Man Unsummons one of your attackers, you might have wanted to replay the Unsummoned creature rather than the one you just played.

One thing to note is that if Liliana reanimates one of the Raven Man's creatures, and he Unsummons it, it will return to his hand; be prepared to sacrifice it in response to the Unsummon if possible (via Nantuko Husk or Altar's Reap). You should be prepared to sacrifice the target of the Raven Man's Mind Control in response as well.

The Raven Man also runs a fair amount of discard, with three Mind Rots and three Screeching Buzzards, so hold some Swamps in your hand if you don't need them.

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