One of the best new cards in Dominaria United is actually an old one. It’s the return of Liliana Vess, the dark lady from Magic: The Gathering. A healer turned necromancer who wears a cursed veil, makes deals with demons and looks like she knows all the lyrics of Nemesis from Shriekback (opens in new tab)Liliana Vess is so goth she shits on bats. I mean, her name is an anagram of “a villain” for God’s sake.
Liliana has appeared in various guises on various Magic cards over the years, most recently cameo appearance in the college-themed Strixhaven set as a professor of death magic. The Innistrad set introduced a particularly memorable incarnation of her in 2011, and it’s this that Dominaria United is reprinting: Liliana of the Veil, a planeswalker that makes players sacrifice creatures in-game and discard cards from their hand. She takes away a subpoena you played and then decreases the chances of you being able to replace it. Which is just mean.