Quote from Etherium Sage »Quote from pierrebai »A mythic, a planeswalker, ... and can be totally unplayable in limited. That's quite the feat. You need a minimum count of playable zombies in your deck, otherwise she does literally nothing. At all. A planeswalker so narrow does not feel like aplaneswalker to me.
Edit: for the comparison with Sarkhan: his first ability works without dragons and his ultimates not only works but wins you the game in limited.
I'm going to play devil's advocate here and say that by making planeswalkers like this one more restricted to a specific theme, it extends the already limited design space that planeswalkers have. If you keep making generic Lilianas, you'll quickly run out of design choices for the cards that won't end up looking pretty much the same as previous incarnations.
I agree. This is a fun card. Not all planeswalkers should have to be restricted to being playable in limited. It is a mythic after all and I could probably count on one hand the number of planeswalkers I've opened in a draft. Planeswalkers with unique and limited abilities are perfect for a core set that has double the number of planeswalkers as other sets. We are getting more than double the number of planeswalkers every year, there are bound to be some that are narrow to explore some of the unused design space they have not touched on before. I probably will never have a deck for her but I'm happy she exists.