Liliana Makes Her Debut As Professor Onyx In Strixhaven: School of Mages

Liliana makes her debut as Professor Onyx in Strixhaven: School of Mages!

Courtesy of Wizards of the Cost (WotC) and Danny Trejo, Liliana makes her return as a professor in Strixhaven: School of Mages — Professor Onyx!

Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

Embracing her new role, Professor Onyx also introduces a new mechanic — Magecraft! Now whenever you cast or copy your spells, you get a nice little bonus in return.

Now, on to her abilities.

+1: You lose 1 life. Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

Gain loyalty, lose a life, fill your graveyard, and get a card. Now that’s a strong +1. If Professor Onyx is cast onto a clear battlefield, enjoy the fast-track to value town.

-3: Each opponent sacrifices a creature with the greatest power among creatures that player controls.

Nice big creature you have there. Would be a shame if something… happened to it. Whether you’re playing a single or multiplayer game, Professor Onyx’s -3 ability is a great way to take care of big threats on the battlefield.

-8: Each opponent may discard a card. If they don’t, they lose 3 life. Repeat this process six more times.

Nice hand you have there… well, you know where this is going. If your opponent(s) have a hand, they likely won’t after you activate this ultimate ability. And if they don’t have a hand, well then it’s likely lights out.

So what do you think of Liliana’s newest persona? Do you think we’re likely to see other iconic planeswalkers appearing as Professors in Strixhaven? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Strixhaven: School of Mages releases April 23. Check out our official preview gallery.