What cards would you recommend for Lavinia, Azorius Renegade?

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Posted on Dec. 18, 2018, 10:08 a.m. by BMHKain

Lavinia, The Lawbringer's Sword of Law

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


After switching from an ex-WIP Rakdos to this Soldier of Law, I've been thinking of some ways to abuse her effects. So far though, I couldn't find much. While I can do the 2 step combo preventing counters on anything but Walkers, I wanted WAY more than that. This looks like a great Prison CMDR; only 2 Mana, & is dangerous on her own. But what would you recommend for a deck like this? I'd like a lot of options, but I have enough problems switching my UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Vorthos Deck to either MORTAL ENGINES or Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. I'll leave it to you to decide for me. I hope you have an answer for that as well; I'm starting to think of some stuff for Dirk Gently though... Suggestions are entirely welcome here as I also want others to use this commander as well. Thanks all of you! :D

SynergyBuild says... #2

Delay is a really funny counterspell, as is Omen Machine, Knowledge Pool, Dream Halls, etc.

Armageddon effects shut off them casting spells even if they have rocks/dorks left, and there are many other good synergies in the deck.

December 18, 2018 10:48 a.m.

BMHKain says... #3

Update: There is already a thread regarding this; & for those who have an ambition for this kind of deck, I suggest you check that post instead. This can be closed BTW. One last thing, I might discontinue my Aminatou, the Fateshifter deck after all this... I wonder how the Phyrexian Unlife + Solemnity works in there though...

December 18, 2018 10:53 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #4

December 18, 2018 10:55 a.m.

BMHKain says... #5

@SynergyBuild: Hmph. Very well; I'll consider the notion before a Notion Thief of the House of Dimir steals it. Xp Although I made too many Stax Decks already; & I like a decent variety you know... :/

December 18, 2018 11:07 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #6

Aminatou can be a wonderful hybrid midrange/stax/permission/combo deck! Really, some cat/combo (Felidar Guardian/Altar of the Brood), a bit of stax, some countermagic control, and then some midrange wonderful valuetown cards like Ad Nauseam and Necropotence and being in great tutor colors means you can play any of them whenever you want.

Need to end the game because you are tired and want to go home? Get that cat.

Want to make some friends? Protect them from opposing decks when you tutor up some removal/countermagic.

Want to lose some friends? Get that Armageddon. Show em' whose who.

Esper in general can do these things, whereas Azorius here is just Stax/Control, no serious tutor package outside of Enlightened Tutor, Spellseeker, Merchant Scroll, some artifact tutors in blue, and Mystical Tutor. There are maybe 15 tutors in total, even the really bad ones, where there are 25+ in black alone I can name that aren't the worst.

Otherwise, stax in UW is always mana/spell cast denial, where black brings discard to spice it up.

Obviously Lavinia is really good, but if you want variety, Aminatou is the place to be ;)

December 18, 2018 11:16 a.m.

BMHKain says... #7

@SynergyBuild: ...

I seriously need to update such a deck as "the most powerful Neowalker"...

I'll still keep Lavinia under consideration, but if I find something WAY better; not Stax based; I'll replace the latter; but there is still plenty of time left before release of Ravnica Allegiance; & I already have a deck (Not counting the 2-eyed Duo for .), which means either , , A better option for , or is my only options left...

I wonder as I ponder...

December 18, 2018 11:43 a.m.

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