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.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind Discussion

Kjartan on Dimir fun

3 days ago

Counterspell isn't modern legal, sadly.

Anyway, this looks decently constructed for a "Cards I've got Lying Around" - deck, but I really don't see any point in having Glimpse the Unthinkable , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and Startled Awake  Flip in here.

Mill cards in a non-mill deck usually won't end up doing much if anything at all, and since the only card in your deck that really benefits from mill, is Lazav, Dimir Mastermind I just don't think they accomplish enough.

QuamQuam on Clarification on Copyable Values

1 week ago

I got a question concerning copying permanents or creatures until the end of turn only with either Mirage Mirror , Renegade Doppelganger or Dimir Doppelganger

Lets say I let either of them become a copy of a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind who is copying Creature A.

Lazav dies due to legendrule. and Creature B Enters an opponents graveyard, which i let my copy get to copy aswell.

My understanding is that in the end everything goes back to the original creature/ Mirage mirror.

Am i correct here?

thanks =)

hkhssweiss on The Price of Blood

1 month ago


Most definitely! I just wish the art work on Bruse was a tad bit better, but he's an awesome card! Bloodchief Ascension is great, and I would still keep Kambal in, he seems not threatening but boy does he definitely rack up damage like no tomorrow!

I have a janky Lazav, Dimir Mastermind edh deck built from using all the fun dimir cards like Shadow of Doubt and Memory Plunder because they are so fun haha

DubbaDub on Dimir Lazav Mill Combo

1 month ago

Though I guess removal is actually better here, as Lazav, Dimir Mastermind can copy what you remove. It's your call.

cdkime on Lazav, Conceptually Unknown

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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.

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Lazav, Dimir Mastermind occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Dimir: 0.26%

Sultai: 0.03%

Grixis: 0.01%