• Dr. Burn Crow

    Welp, I need this.

  • Nanya

    That’s cool.

    Zombie staple for sure.

  • God Enel

    Pretty shitty for being the “expertise” of an extremely powerful planeswalker, the legendary dudes in Kaladesh did it way better.

    • Shawn Michael Diaz

      6+ power and toughness for 5? On a static enchantment instead of a Sorcery with situational upside?

      • God Enel

        5 manas for 6 power isn’t great at all, specially when you get two 3/3 bodies instead of a 6/6 one, the tokens also don’t have evasion, when you pay 5 manas for a spell it has to be much better than this to be worth it.

        • Well, I’ll take Liliana’s “Expertise” over “Yahenni’s Expertise” any day of the week in my EDH Zombie deck, so it depends on where you wanna stick this card. The only reason you’re even making this argument, is because you’re comparing it to a cycle that got a lot of traction from being broken in modern.

        • Thomas Luffman

          No single removal spell outside of planar cleansing (which is not in standard) will kill the whole package. There are also a LOT of zombies in this set, so this spell will usually put 10-11 power on the field not just 6.

          • God Enel

            You don’t have to destroy the whole package, the enchantment is meaningless when there are no creatures. To put 10 power on the battlefield you’d need a tribal zombie deck with 4 creatures in play already by the time you cast this enchantment, which is almost impossible to happen, I don’t know why you try to delude yourself in thinking this card is playable.

          • Hedronal

            It’s zombies, those don’t tend to keep the battlefield empty when destroyed. Also, many non-creature token makers exist for them.

    • ymmij X

      that cycle of cards is over this was a rough translation. This isnt that

  • Pier-Luc Tremblay

    Where is my free spell?! I see expertise, I want free spell!

    • Tolle

      I had the same thought

    • KrakenHunter

      Still waiting.
      Not leaving until I get what I want.
      We demand a free spell.

    • Ultramegalord

      You got a free spell. It has gisa’s bidding built right in !

  • Ultramegalord

    Shame it doesn’t curve with Lilly that said I wouldn’t want the cost any higher.

    • ymmij X

      It does if i miss my 6th landfall which will definently happen given my luck

  • Zombie

    6 power for 5 mana by itself?

    Already fantastic. Can’t imagine value like this doesn’t hit Constructed, especially when it pumps Embalm creatures.

    • Mattheakakis George

      2 3/3 is not the same as a 6/6 dont get confused…. they r substuntially weaker..

      • Joshua Feight

        I beg to differ: 1 removal spell against these leaves you with a zombie left, whereas you would have nothing if it were just a single creature.

        • Mattheakakis George

          well i believe its tottaly up to the play style…. i dont like my board getting cleaned by radiant flames or the new sweltering sands…. but that just me…

      • ymmij X

        Not to mention if you run lilyanna and plenty of kill and control each of her zombies is buffed as well. This is much better than a 5 mana 6/6

      • Zombie

        6 power split on two bodies is actually far better in most scenarios, until Trample or First Strike are involved.

        Two bodies provides serious flexibility. Why do you think Lingering Souls is one of the best cards in Modern?

      • Joseph Miller

        It’s better to have 2x 3/3’s than 1 6/6. Takes 2 removal spells, gets benefits from buffs more often (Such as the new 3-drop zombie) and for many other reasons.

        • Mattheakakis George

          i value mass removal more than single target so i think its not my play style…

    • Shagoth

      Because in the constructed deck this would show up in, there’s already 8 power for five mana.
      This could see play, but Gearhulk is probably better in most situations, and most black decks that would want this are green anyways.

      • Zombie

        There are already some Tier 2 X/B control decks running around Standard, can’t see them not running this

  • KrakenHunter

    I want to be able to blink this so bad.

    • What!

      Theres a cat for that!

  • Matthew Douglas

    WOTC introduces the Expertise cycle of cards last set, they’re sorceries that give a free spell. This is an Oath in all but name, so why use Expertise in the name? Can’t be an internal miscommunication, can it?

    • Derek Niles

      likely a bad translation


        Lilianas Mastery

    • Nazgir

      It’s not an oath either. Those had stuff to do with planeswalkers.

  • Logan Perez

    Where is Gideons?

    • ymmij X

      Hopefully not in this set. Gids has enough power

  • the mad seer

    are these tokens normal 2/2 black zombies like innistrad or are they going to be white?

    • Kahai

      Negative. Liliana only uses Black zombies.

      White Zombie as special, in that they are embalmed by the living and given a uncursed return to the world.

      All death on Amonkhet results in their return, the difference: Embalm == white, no embalm == black.


        Black Zombies = Outside the City, wild
        White Zombies = Inside the City , slaves

  • Scathain

    Wait, this isn’t actually an Expertise. Not a bad spell, but quite a misnomer.

    • NC

      Well this isn’t an English spoiler.

    • the mad seer

      its actual translation says liliana’s mastery

  • idontwannalogin

    love this

  • Anthony George

    This should have been a 3 Mana spell that created only one 2/2 Zombie.

  • kmk888

    Delicious. I just wish it wasn’t conflicting with Liliana for my 5 mana play.