Llawan, Cephalid Empress

Llawan, Cephalid Empress

Legendary Creature — Cephalid

When Llawan, Cephalid Empress enters the battlefield, return all blue creatures your opponents control to their owners' hands.

Your opponents can't play blue creature spells.

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Torment (TOR) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Llawan, Cephalid Empress Discussion

Ruffigan on Janky Ideas Compendium

5 months ago

Llawan, Cephalid Empress color hack deck. Painter's Servant is legal now, too.

Hissp on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

5 months ago

Hi ShaperSavant,

I'm not sure if this is the best place for these discussions or somewhere on discord but...I have some additional thoughts on Mid Power commanders that should be moved up:

  1. Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom + Okaun, Eye of Chaos -- This deck Coinzzzzz made it to the final pod of a cEDH tournament as reported on reddit last week. It's a 1-card combo with Zndrsplt + Frenetic Efreet . Here's another list that adopts a Polymorph strategy: Zndrsplt & Okaun - Polydox Scepter (PRIMER).

  2. Llawan, Cephalid Empress -- Not sure if this slipped under the radar amidst the dust kicked up by the Paradox ban, but LLawan + Painter's Servant locks all opponents out of casting creatures, evening through Cavern of Souls , including Commanders. Can then assemble a Grindstone combo or perhaps Scepter combo. Here's a Scepter-less list I came across: Painter Llawan.

  3. Kambal, Consul of Allocation -- He's a must-answer stax piece for many cEDH lists in the command zone. A High-power list Kambal's tax collection **LCL Playoff** recently won a tournament/league as reported on reddit 2 weeks ago, with about a 50/50 cEDH/high-power composition. Here's a list with a very different approach (and cEDH staples! Kambal's Pact - Vilis, Broker of Blood.

  4. Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle -- I just really like this primer Worship's Reward - Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle; seems better than Sram to me.

Thanks for your consideration!

Hybrow on Cephalids Give Syphilis

9 months ago

If you really want to control people, change out your commander for Llawan, Cephalid Empress and play Whim of Volrath and Sleight of Mind and Alter Reality

Really shuts down those mono-color decks.

Good luck, i love tribal decks. The more unusually the better.

NotSoShrewdJew on Substitute for Heidar (Budget Deck)

10 months ago

If you're looking to bounce with the blue commanders available at the time you'll have to run Barrin, Master Wizard or Alexi, Zephyr Mage . That's if you want Targeted bouncing. That being said, Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep and Llawan, Cephalid Empress offers a sort of board wipe effect but only under certain parameters. That and there's Sun Ce, Young Conquerer but he's not really all that viable anyhow :) Hope this helps!

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1 year ago

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crstisalie on Control Zur

1 year ago

So, I've been considering testing Llawan, Cephalid Empress as a potential blue hoser. The only thing that would even potentially worry me is a fast Bribery, but it seems worth testing.

genep on Rafiq

2 years ago

Removed: Llawan, Cephalid Empress (just cute), Thaumatic Compass, (slow) and Battlegrace Angel, (win more). Added Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Mirari's Wake and Teferi's Protection

[email protected]_only on See The Rainbow, Taste The Rainbow

2 years ago

Whim of Volrath, Alter Reality, Glamerdye or Swirl the Mists or the like for some of those enchantments - love the green / red hate being put to good use. Wrath of Marit Lage might also work well with them, and Llawan, Cephalid Empress as well.

If you do end up going that route, Lifetap is a must. and Back to Basics is a good follow up if you swap out to rocks and basics...

Since you are running Telepathy, Planeswalker's Mischief might be up your alley. It's slow, and it's random, but it can massively f*ck up an opponent's plan, and it draws hate away from other permanents you might wish to keep.

Vodalian Mystic and Painter's Servant (not sure painter's servant is still banned, need to check that out after this post) will help with the activation costs of your general, as will Training Grounds

Scrying Sheets. If you are running all snow islands, run this to smooth out your draws. that, and Extraplanar Lens will allow you to net extra without giving any to your opponents. I see you're already running it, so props there.

If you are running all the rocks for ramp, you might consider Paradox Engine or another untap effect like Unwinding Clock

odd one, more land dependent than color, but Floodgate can be hysterically effective to wipe fields with, as can Scourge of Fleets.

lastly, some early game protection might help - I suggest Sea Sprite and Coast Watcher for obvious reasons.

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