Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

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

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

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

UB (Dimir): 0.98%

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind Discussion

SilentPlague on Psst... Hey, Wanna Glimpse the Unthinkable?

2 weeks ago

I really like the idea of self milling to win with a Laboratory Maniac. Never thought of adding that as a back up. Seeing you have 3 Phenax, God of Deception, Wight of Precinct Six and Consuming Aberration seem like they should be staples in your deck. I would say arguably over having Lazav, Dimir Mastermind. I personally also just do 1 Phenax, God of Deception. That is just because it is not my main win strategy and the whole legendary rule on the field thing. It is indestructible, so not going to die most likely, but I can see if you are just trying to increase the odds of having it out by turn 5. Overall, I think you will have a high success rate with what you already have.

Kogarashi on Lazav, Dimir Mastermind copy question

2 months ago

No, it would only have the abilities of whichever creature it copied last.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind's copy ability triggers whenever your opponent puts a creature card into their graveyard from anywhere. If they mill Darien, King of Kjeldor and Healer of the Pride at the same time, that is two creature cards going to their graveyard, triggering Lazav twice. You will put these two triggers onto the stack in whichever order you choose, and they will resolve top-down.

Lazav's ability has it become a copy of the creature card that triggered it, with the stated exceptions. It does not say it keeps any other traits previously copied.

So if you stack your triggers so that the Darien copy resolves first and the Healer copy resolves second, Lazav will become a copy of Darien, and then become a copy of Healer (without the traits from Darien).

Bobby_ on Lazav, Dimir Mastermind copy question

2 months ago

Is Lazav, Dimir Mastermind able to copy multiple creatures/their abilities at the same time, say your opponent mills multiple creatures, would Lazav be able to copy and hold all of the creature's abilities at the same time? -If they were to mill Darien, King of Kjeldor and Healer of the Pride would it have both abilities at the same time?

Darsul on Alela's Artful Army

3 months ago

With that said, I would try to keep things low to the ground, like you have Rhystic Study in the maybe board but, you maybe better with Curiosity, Curious Obsession or even Military Intelligence. That said, Kindred Discovery and Coastal Piracy I think would work out as back up Bident of Thassa for more draw engines.

Your commander is critical for your deck, in these colors I would advice running some mix of Lazav, the Multifarious, Spark Double, Sakashima the Impostor, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and/or Helm of the Host. One having more then one of your commander on the field at the time is never a bad thing. Two, your opponents will know to keep your commander down so make as many of it as you can 8p.

wheres the Flickering Ward or Shimmering Wings for the repeatable triggers? Sigarda's Aid for the insta speed Indestructibility.

Watch the nonbos like Hanna, Ship's Navigator or Auramancer with Rest in Peace in play makes for sad days. You have Tragic Slip but, only 2 triggers for morbid (Myriad Landscape and Seal of Cleansing)? I mean I like Tragic Slip and all but, it's better in sacrifice theme decks.Ephara, God of the Polis but, no flash to keep triggers each opponents turn.

More over the game plan is turn dude side ways but, now are looking to run Faerie, Enchantment or Flying mans?

last Omen of the Sea would just be a good card to run.

greyninja on How Popular is Chromatic Lantern ...

3 months ago

I was stoked when they spoiled it for original Rav! Definitely design space they needed to get into. Now we're seeing it on creatures

Theres a few mono and dual color decks that would benefit from Chromatic Lantern: Sakashima the Impostor, Empress Galina, Memnarch, I run it in Etali, Primal Storm, I ran it in Olivia Voldaren, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is another good candidate

Overall better for 3c decks; but there's applications all over!

Protoplanetary on Looking to improve a mill ...

3 months ago

For a while now I've had an EDH mill deck with Mirko Vosk as the commander. I always play casual so it worked for a long time until my friends started figuring out how to fight it. I decided to revamp it with Wrexial, the Risen Deep and/or Lazav, Dimir Mastermind as the commander, and while it performs well, I think it could be better, even if it's casual. I'm looking for suggestions on how to do this without bumping the price up a ridiculous amount (hence why I did not put things like Jace, the Mind Sculptor in it. Wrexial/Lazav Mill (casual/jank) (WIP)

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on Z-Man the Butt-Kicker *Primer*

4 months ago

I might have a Tymna the Weaver so i need to find that, as it's crazy good. I love Shadowspear because it gives a couple relevant abilities for such a low cost, and although the second ability seems niche, it has been used in every game I have played, because it enables you to take out gods, hexproof threats like Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and others. So yeah, I would recommend Shadowspear.

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