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Lazav, the Multifarious EDH

Normally, I don't try to build competitive EDH decks, as I don't think it is fun to blow up 3+ people on turn 3 or 4 of a game when you tried to get a group together for some EDH. However, if a group wants to play a competitive game and it is established beforehand that the decks will be top tier, then I would play my Teysa deck. However, in an effort to keep it interesting, I decided to build a second competitive EDH deck, as deck ADHD is a real thing, and it can get boring playing the same deck and the same games over and over again. After reading primers, watching youTube videos, and playing some games, I stumbled upon Lazav, the Multifarious. Credit for the deck goes to both TolarianCommunityCollege for his Lazav EDH deck tech (which inspired further exploration of this commander) and the game play videos of tribakai (who's list inspired this present build).

The deck works around a couple of key combinations:

The most common win condition is to get Phyrexian Dreadnought , Invisible Stalker , & Vector Asp into the graveyard, at the end of my opponent's turn, transform Lazav, the Multifarious into Invisible Stalker , proceed to my turn, combat, declare attackers, it is unblockable, wait for declare blockers step to resolve, then transform Lazav, the Multifarious into Vector Asp (resolve), activate the infect ability, maintain priority, transform Lazav, the Multifarious into Phyrexian Dreadnought and then resolve the stack. Then proceed to damage and boom, 12 infect commander damage, game over for an opponent.

Additionally, transforming Lazav, the Multifarious into Phyrexian Dreadnought and hitting an opponent twice will result in victory through commander damage as well.

Another option is to utilize Necrotic Ooze 's ability with Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and Bloodline Keeper  Flip in the graveyard, making Lazav, the Multifarious gigantic by tapping him to make a Vampire token, then saccing the token to untap him with Grimgrin's ability and repeating this step until you have all of the dice in the room stacked on Lazav, the Multifarious and then swinging for lethal. An added option is to also have Triskelion in the graveyard, and remove counters to ping an opponent to death without attacking.

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22% Casual

78% Competitive

Date added 3 months
Last updated 1 week
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.48
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Bird, Jace, 2/2 Vampire
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-1 Phyrexian Tower main
-1 Polluted Delta main
+1 Sunken Ruins main
+1 Field of Ruin main
-1 Unfulfilled Desires maybe
-1 Mox Amber maybe
-1 Sunken Ruins maybe
-1 Mana Crypt maybe