Lazav, Dimir Mastermind


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

Legendary Creature — Shapeshifter


Whenever a creature card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, you may have Lazav, Dimir Mastermind become a copy of that card, except its name is Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it has hexproof and this ability.

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Lazav, Dimir Mastermind Discussion

cdkime on Endless killing from the Vampire Assassin...

1 week ago

The creatures are still in exile with hit counters on them, which is the only thing Etrata's "lose the game" ability cares about. It does not matter how those creatures ended up in exile with a hit counter on it--they could be put there by the original, by a clone, by a token, by a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind copying Etrata (which doesn't even share the same name as Etrata), or even by a hypothetical, not-currently-released card that exiles with hit counters.

hkhssweiss on Muldrotha, The Storm Tide

1 week ago


No problem at all buddy, let us all delve deeper into the world of Magic! I'm pretty much a competitive EDH player, but I have a few casual decks. I pretty much scrapped all my decks except my remaining active ones cuz....having 28 EDH decks and tuning them all at the same time kind of hits the budget super hard LOL!

Right now I'm in the process of making a 75% Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, it's all done but I have yet to test it at my LGS store before I post it up. If you ever need help deck modding or just to know a bit more about Magic, feel free to hit me up!

Gleeock on The Many-Deck Dilema

2 weeks ago

Get a favorite carrying case with a specific deck total size-limit. The visual reminder of your building limitations can be helpful. I often would build near addict-level as well, I still deck dream quite a bit. I have found that commanders with less obvious synergy are the way to go for enjoyable casual decks with some staying power. It leaves me with a fun gameplay experience & the constant questions of: What has worked well? What hasn't? -- These are questions that you are not able to ask if you use a more "connect the dots" commander that builds itself. For example: I am currently working on a Thantis, the Warweaver deck, it is my baby that I have been refining since the card came out - she doesn't HAVE to have any particular playstyle... Just chaos and poor decision forcing, this makes playing and rebuilding a treat every time. Compare this to Arcades, the Strategist walls - you know exactly what you put in that deck, you aren't left with any questions, intrigue, or need for mass-improvements after you test it and it can feel a bit lackluster when you finally test this sort of deck. Commanders without apparent game plans are the best if you are looking to build a couple of decks that you keep coming back to. You cited Neheb for an example of a curiosity project for example, I would caution you that example runs the same risk you cited of building something, then finding that it feels a bit lackluster in gameplay, then moving on because (although I love me some discard/madness/non-draw) the strategy of that deck will be a bit pigeon-holed & you end up shrugging and having no where to go from there.

Also, players that want budget-friendly EDH decks that often seem fresh should get more into gambling... In this I mean, embrace a few of the non-guaranteed and conditional "swing for the fences" things in your deckbuilding.

Decks that are always fun for me: Etali, Primal Storm - gambling and conditional Lazav, Dimir Mastermind - gambling on others' graveyards Thantis, the Warweaver - I've seen people really try to turn this sub-par pillowfort, but very fun if you do it your own way instead.

hkhssweiss on I’m Flexin my T-Rex

2 weeks ago


The legend rule still applies only if certain card that doesn't change the name to it is where it doesn't apply. Ex. Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Sakashima the Impostor, etc.

hkhssweiss on Revenge ov Khepri

3 weeks ago


Haha seems like we are on the same wavelength, there was actually a couple of choices before deciding my next commander and funny enough my choices were between Edgar Markov, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, and rebuilding extreme budget Meren of Clan Nel Toth lol!

hkhssweiss on Revenge ov Khepri

3 weeks ago


Looking over both your Scarab God deck and your Erebos deck kinda solidified which deck I was pondering on making next. Ya inspried me to make a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind cruel control deck, I'm excited to see what I can do.

Sadly two decks are coming apart but in return two more will takes it place :P

Bye bye Chromium and Brago and Hello Zur and Lazav!!!

goldlion on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

1 month ago

Nice! I've got a Maestro Fresh Kresh that steals and sacs people creatures (to beef attack, then beef Kresh), and a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind for stealing them permanently. I have a Marchesa, the Black Rose card, but if I went the same route, I don't think my playgroup would include me anymore... So, I'm just making her into a Janky madness deck.

The main card I see missing here is Grave Betrayal. Ultimate synergy with Marchesa, the Black Rose!

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