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Eater of Days
Artifact Creature — Leviathan
When Eater of Days enters the battlefield, you skip your next two turns.
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Eater of Days Discussion
3 days ago
Wow that's some good stuff.
@Suns_Champion, thats some brilliant thinking. I think that's janky as hell too but I love it. Fucking sweet.
@Mj3913, that's exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for. Thank you.
4 days ago
I got some. They all require a lot of mana on a critical turn.
- Eater of Days : you net 4 extra turns in a pod of 4
- Wormfang Manta : you net 3 extra turns in a pod of 4. More risky if opponents have sac outlets.
1 month ago
Maybe Awakened Amalgam with all the different lands you play.
Also consider some or all of the staffs (Staff of the Wild Magus, Staff of the Death Magus etc.) and if you want to go the lifegain-route, you can play Well of Lost Dreams, and the amazing Juju Bubble.
Aladdin's Lamp also gives you some serious card advantage.
Maybe also some clash-effects, cause your mana-curve and land-to-nanland ratio is on point!
1 month ago
I'm happy you are building a Lazav deck because he is such a fun commander to play with, although he's a very atypical graveyard-themed general. I personally think you shouldn't see him as a classic reanimator engine, but instead more as a voltron deck.
I do agree with TheAmazingSteve and DrukenReaps on the Blade of Selves + Phage the Untouchable nonbo. In addition to that, I wouldn't include Blightsteel Colossus either. The colossus can't stay in the graveyard due to its last clause, so you would have to copy it with Lazav at instant speed as soon as it hits the graveyard, with the shuffle trigger still on the stack. This means it would cost you , plus any other mana you need to put the Colossus in the bin with a spell or ability like Entomb or Frantic Search. Even if you are planning to hard-cast the Colossus instead of copying it, is probably too much for the Dimir colours since we aren't that good at ramping.
I would cut the entire surveil package and replace it with loot spells like Frantic Search and Thirst for Knowledge, or graveyard tutors like Buried Alive. Looting is better than surveilling and self-milling because you have more control over your discards. If you already have a creature in hand, you can draw three and then choose to discard that creature. With surveil and self-mill, you increase randomness.
Also, I would not include reanimation spells like Reanimate and Sheoldred, the Whispering One. The thing with Lazav is that he doesn't support reanimation very well, because his ability doesn't allow you to save any mana. For this reason, I would not include big creatures like the Eldrazis or Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur. Instead, it would be nice to focus on cheap creatures with high stats and bad ETB effects, because those won't trigger when you copy them with you commander. I'm thinking about Hunted Horror, Eater of Days and especially Phyrexian Dreadnought, hands-down the best card for a Lazav deck. Another auto-include in any Lazav deck is Invisible Stalker, because it can offer evasion and protection to our commander.
A sweet combo you can include is Crackdown Construct + Ornithopter. When you have both in the graveyard, you pay and turn Lazav into the Construct. Then pay to turn him into the Ornithopter. The Lazav-Construct ability triggers, since you activated an ability (Lazav's), and your commander gets +1/+1 until the end of turn. In response, you pay again to transform him into the Ornithopter and he gets another +1/+1. You can do this trick as many times as you like putting each trigger on the stack, and at the end of the day Lazav will finally become a flying Ornithopter but with an infinite amount of +1/+1 buffs until the end of turn.
Apart from that, I would increase the amount of lands to at least 35/36 because you need as much mana as possible to activate your commander's ability multiple times in the same turns and hold up counterspells at the same time.
A final note: you can't play Norn's Annex in a Dimir deck. Although it has phyrexian mana in its cost, its colour identity is still white.
I hope I have helped you with your deck. Let me know if you have any doubts. If you want, you can take a look at my Primer for Lazav. It is more on the competitive side, but I think you can find some ideas. I will link it down below. Cheers!
1 month ago
2 months ago
@ShaharRyu: Eh... Which deck, & what forum post? I'll get to it soon once I have an answer. Although if the idea of Leveler, Eater of Days, & Phage the Untouchable are bad ideas here, what would you reccomend for a better strategem? If it involves Lazav, I might as well do something I've done to much now; Grave oriented decks; & I already have a Golgari Decks without such a need... How to reassemble this deck so it can use Lazav instead of other things... Oh, & does Lazav keep the P/W it earned even after a switch of creature ability? Just wondering...
2 months ago
Commander / EDH*
7 COMMENTS | 71 VIEWS
Note: This is in no way, MEANT to be a Self Mill Deck; quite a strong case for the contrary.
CHANGE OF PLANS: I decided to drop such things entirely. What I wanted to do is focus on the grave, & use effects from the Yard to transform Lazav into whatever creature I wish. That said, I'd like to have some awesome effects in this deck's colors; & at a cheap cost. Good luck.
Right now, it's still under 100, so there's still time left to have suggestions...
Good Luck! :D
2 months ago
@griffstick: First off, thanks again for such suggestions! I actually wanted other ideas for benefitting from Discard, unfortunately...
Second, I apologize for keeping Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded in; but just him discarding stuff at random can mean some really powerful effects that depend of Discard. BTW, I don't know if it's true or not, but considering Tibalt can (at least...) stagger Sorin Markov in their battle, & Tibalt survived murder from Sorin, after the Latter is encased in stone (C'mon, Sorin! You can break Solar Systems if you wished! Ground level prisons are a cakewalk!), Olivia basically mocked Sorin moments after Nahiri left. I even heard in a IDW comic of M:TG that Chandra Nalaar Lost to Tibalt supposedly; potentially, garnishing a Green Light for a New Tibalt Planeswalker card. Everyone complained about this, even though Chandra only vaporized both Ulamog & Kozilek was due to her having a crap ton of prep time. After what Nahiri witnessed during the prep time duration, only needed, say, a year in MTG standards to Summon Emrakul. In Chandra's battle w/ Tibalt, I believe the fact he survived a fight w/ Sorin, who is stronger than Chandra even by Multiversal Mending standards, allowed him to win. But I only heard this after Twitter complained about this supposedly. I might be wrong about who won. But Chandra was only at Sorin's current max level because of several key factors; factors that can never be done again...
Third, w/ cuts needed, I also want some other stuff w/ this kind of benefit from Discard; Hellbent, Delirium, Buyback, Madness, among many others. Do you have any ideas?
Fourth, I'll be editing some other lists as well. Speaking of which:
Commander / EDH*
2 COMMENTS | 37 VIEWS
I actually wanted some info about some really powerful creatures w/ HUGE drawbacks. I already have Leveler + (An Activated Ability Negator) + Shared Fate (Which, I dunno how this combo works). I'd like to know some others that might be capable of affecting all opponents, stuff like Eater of Days, Phage the Untouchable, & other stuff that could apply to such standards... I'll focus on the Manabase from here.
Any ideas for combos for either of these; maybe more? I'd like to oneshot all my opponents at once you know... Maybe it's not possible for all, but we'll see...
Thanks again for the help! :)