Lazav, the Multifarious


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Mythic Rare

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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.

Lazav, the Multifarious Discussion

Ledobject on Does Lazav, the Multifarious stay ...

5 days ago

I have Wall of Blood in my graveyard and my commander Lazav, the Multifarious is on the battlefield. I use his ability to make him into a copy for 3 colorless. Then I pay 21 life and give Lazav +21/+21 until end of turn.

If I then make Lazav into a copy of Ornithopter for 0 and swing, will it keep the +21/+21 until EOT and deal lethal commander damage, or will Lazav's power and toughness revert to 0/2?

IrateWarrior on My Gravediggers

1 month ago

Deck looks good, few suggestions would be your land count is a little concerning. There is a good chance you will get bricked more times then not I’d be in the low 30s at least.

I think ramp will be your best friend. As a fellow grave yard player it takes a few cards to dump and reanimate so having more mana makes your combos faster. I wouldn’t go for mana dorks but cards that bring lands out for you. Cheap ones like Farhaven Elf and Coiling Oracle .

I know Ghoultree looks good as a 10/10 for possibly cheap but without trample he can be easily chump blocked by a 1/1 token. If you want a cheap big guy look at Molderhulk helps if you have some lands in the grave.

Also Lazav, the Multifarious is a great card but I found him to be slightly lack for the reason graveyard decks love enter the battle field effects. Lazav clones but since you are not casting the cards he will not trigger those effects.

Might want to trim the creatures and focus on getting the really good ones down faster

ShutUpMokuba on GoT Inspired decks

1 month ago

Hi everyone. My friends and i wanted to build four decks to make a Game of Thrones inspired game (similar to the one played on the Star City games YouTube Channel). I want your help to find cards thar resemble characters in the show. Here some examples i've already found:

Lazav, the Multifarious - Jaquen H'ghar

Agent of Masks & Body Double - Arya

Adriana, Captain of the Guard - Brienne

Queen Marchesa - Cersei

Protector of the Crown - The Mountain

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge - The Mountain Undead

Garrulous Sycophant - Little Finger

Skyline Despot - Drogon

Tolsimir, friend to wolfes - Ned Stark

Wall of Frost - The great Wall

Peanuts on Muldrotha, Digging my own Grave

1 month ago

Hey ! Guess who's there !? So 37 Lands is a lot, I think you can go down to 36, maybe even 35 since you have a nice ramp plan and your commander can help you ramp by casting spells and playing land from the graveyard. Lazotep plating is ok but if you really want a powerful protection you can play Heroic Intervention . You could also switch Cancel (which is the worst counterspell) for a nice Disallow , sinister sabotage is also kind of bad, even with the surveil bonus. You may want to include Acidic Slime for the nice ETB and maybe a Lazav, the Multifarious to use the creature you can't cast from your graveyard when your commander isn't on the battlefield. Also you seem to have a nice Zombie theme so you MUST put a grave titan in this deck, it's just to good.

thom-le on Lazav, the Multifarious (poucos amigos)

1 month ago

Laboratory Maniac + Paradigm Shift does work like this: Paradigm Shift does exchange your library with your graveyard. If you have not many cards in the graveyard, then you may win pretty easy with Laboratory Maniac and any draw card.

With Doomsday you are able to put your cards in your library you need to win the game. Fantastic with Laboratory Maniac . A little bit of a risk to play this card. But wow, what an impact does this card make. Guess every opponent can't believe the awesomeness of playing this card.

On the other hand, if you are not going into this idea please take a look at "The Many-Faced God" - [[Primer]], because this deck works nearly the same as your deck wants to work.

If you are going to buy any of this card, please don't haste. This deck needs many test games to see what cards will word and what cards won't. There are many expensive cards you don't need at all. Like Wasteland . Play Strip Mine , this card is cheaper to buy and is better. The only reason that Wasteland is expensive is that Wasteland is unbanned in the popular MTG Play Format "Legacy" and Strip Mine is banned.

You may reduce costs in you lands, if you like to get a more budget reasonable deck. Bloodstained Mire , Marsh Flats , Polluted Delta are way too expensive for their effect. They are 1) better in other formats like Legacy or Modern and 2) you are playing 2 colors, so normally you have both colors available. Sunken Ruins , Minamo, School at Water's Edge , Shizo, Death's Storehouse are good if you have them already, otherwise they won't make that big impact (They are indeed good cards, just saying) if you need to buy them.

thom-le on Lazav, the Multifarious (poucos amigos)

1 month ago

Very nice deck, I like it. It's obvious that you are trying to connect the combo side of this commander with big creatures. Playing that heavy stuff early in the game is awesome and exciting.

Guess you need more cards with Surveil to get some effects Enhanced Surveillance . And I think there are better cards than Thought Scour to get card adventage.

I also recommend the Laboratory Maniac + Paradigm Shift - Combo with Jace, Wielder of Mysteries . This gets you all cards in your graveyard and you may be able to win in an instant. Doomsday could also be a hidden secret card for Lazav, the Multifarious .

But this deck is good and I'm sure it is a fun for you to play with it. Just my opinion.

thom-le on Doomsday Plot (Lazav)

1 month ago

Hello, thanks for your comment. To answer your questions I refer to this deck's control strategy, which has to follow a specific deck building. The main thing in playing this theme is not to be aggressive, but instead be constantly waiting for the best moment to act and react. To have a chance of winning the player has to look for

  • Safety
  • Card draw

The safety part is threat assessment. Avoid attackings that low the life total is necessary. For this case I play Phyrexian Obliterator , normally this stops many direct combat damage (because nobody wants to sacrifice permanents). I like this card, because it's cheap (on mana costs) and its a creature (which is important for my commander Lazav, the Multifarious ). It is also a psychological adventage to have this card on the battlefield.

This deck has actually only 16 (!) creatures included. So playing this deck means, you have to make sure, that no big army swings againt you. There are some options for me: Reducing possible creatures by a Stax-strategy (with cards like Pendrell Mists , Static Orb or the already included Tainted AEther ) and to make sure that there won't be a big combat step (with Silent Arbiter , which is also a creature. Ensnaring Bridge is very flexible and therefor included, Propaganda would also work well). In the end it's important to avoid hate against this deck. Otherwise the builded safety is in danger.

The second point is card draw and searching cards. On the first sight Sygg, River Cutthroat may not be the greatest card with beeing only a 1/3. But the card adventage comes silent. You are drawing cards, when the opponents hit each other as well as when your creatures deal (3 or more) damage. For a control deck card adventage is important, because of having answers in the hand. It's pretty a shame if someone is going to play a Craterhoof Behemoth for a swing or some opponent wants to combo off and you can't counter that specific spell.

Control Strategy doesn't mean to counter everything. It says that you have to have the best reaction on the right time. Last card here is Maralen of the Mornsong . The intention is that this card is in the graveyard. Only on the endstep before your turn you change Lazav, the Multifarious into this card for searching your library for a specific card (maybe for a Damnation or Cyclonic Rift ).

I chose to take away the combo-side of this commander. There are so many decks around to play this Johnny/Jenny-strategy, but I prefer the control theme.

Raitis on Mairsil v6

2 months ago

Damn, that is some next level tutoring. So basically you use Riptide Shapeshifter to get to one of your main combos. Also, Norin the Wary + Lazav, the Multifarious is pretty sweet combo, I would never thought of it myself :D. Great job finding all these combos.

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