Lazav, the Multifarious

Lazav, the Multifarious

Legendary Creature — Shapeshifter

When Lazav, the Multifarious enters the battlefield, surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)

: Lazav, the Multifarious becomes a copy of target creature card in your graveyard with converted mana cost X, except its name is Lazav, the Multifarious, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it has this ability.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Mythic Rare

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

Lazav, the Multifarious Discussion

EmperorNexys on Copy That

2 weeks ago

Mindwrack Harpy doesn't look like much, I grant you, and I've cut it repeatedly as I refined the deck. But every time I do, I miss it. It just does everything this deck wants, all at once.

It's an enchantment, which matters to Protean Thaumaturge, Aphemia, the Cacophony, Tymaret Calls the Dead, and Mirrormade. It mills, filling my graveyard for Lazav, the Multifarious, Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, as well as Aphemia and Tymaret, again.

And while it's filling my graveyard with fodder for me, it's disrupting my opponent, throwing out cards of theirs without my ever having to deal with them.

And it flies, which remains one of the more valuable keywords.

So while it is definitely a bad fit for most decks, it is the perfect fit for this one.

TriusMalarky on Building a commander deck... Help

2 weeks ago

My favorite deck for stupid not-so-obvious combo has been Lazav, the Multifarious although I'm replacing it with Mairsil, the Pretender really soon.

TriusMalarky on Good cheap staples to pick ...

2 weeks ago

Ha! No way in honkus can I afford even the basic lands from Double Masters.

BTW my commanders are God-Eternal Kefnet, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, Tuvasa the Sunlit, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King, and sometime soon Mairsil, the Pretender will replace Lazav, the Multifarious. Neheb is up for changes.

I would proxy some things, but I'll do that after I've traded into more stuff. I'll probably start picking up fairly cheap cards over time.

jacobpmesser on Vengeful Crab

3 weeks ago

I wouldn't waste any slots for spells because you'll probably mill them. Maybe creatures you can fetch with etbs, Vampire Hexmage, Plague Engineer, Reclamation Sage, Plaguecrafter, Fulminator Mage. (because of Fiend Artisan). But honestly, I don't think it works here. I'd probably use Lazav, the Multifarious. Pay 1 turn it into a Crab. Play a land for mills. Pay 1 to turn it into a Supplier when it's targeted.

Spells I do use are like Raven's Crime, Darkblast, Worm Harvest for obvious reasons.

Creeping Chill is a card.

plakjekaas on What was your favorite play ...

1 month ago

I was playing Rankle, Master of Pranks, just resolved a Gray Merchant of Asphodel in a 5 player game for 16, so I was at 102 life. I swing in with Rankle, put all three options on the stack. My Phenax, God of Deception opponent mills himself in response, turns his Lazav, the Multifarious into a freshly milled Tree of Perdition, taps it to exchange its toughness with my life total, untaps it with Thousand-Year Elixir, and uses his commander's ability to mill me for 102, the Rankle trigger resolves, and I'm dead for drawing on an empty library.

TriusMalarky on TriusMalarky

1 month ago


I currently do not have a list, I'll have to upload it to TappedOut sometime this week.

Yes, Necrotic Ooze is used. Ooze is the best creature to go off, but the commander Lazav, the Multifarious allows you to go off more consistently and much faster than just Ooze. In fact, the requirements for t3 comboing is somehow getting Scholar in the yard and playing Lazav t2, as well as having Stinkweed Imp or Golgari Thug either in hand or in the top X cards of your deck, where X is calculated based on the number of creatures you have in hand and are in the top X cards of your deck. I haven't built the equation yet.

I think Vampiric Tutor would be a great upgrade, plus some fetches and whatnot.

The deck is literally capable to doing just about anything you want, from making infinite creatures to taking infinite turns to literally casting everything your opponents have in their decks just for fun.

I don't get to play it often, because it takes forever to combo off, but it always wins.

Greenstuff on [EDH] Lazav, the Cheapo-farious (v1)

1 month ago

Cavern Harpy. Just discovered this card, AWESOME way to get around Commander Tax with Lazav, the Multifarious !

Greenstuff on [EDH] Lazav, the Cheapo-farious (v1)

2 months ago

Ok, so I swapped Wall of Blood for Etrata, the Silencer, and included Final Parting. I think that should do the trick, and I shoved in some pillowfort stuff in too, like Silent Arbiter - that should be cool, right, keeping aggression off my back, and repeatable thanks to Lazav, the Multifarious ?

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