Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

Legality

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: Guild Kit (GK1) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

Legendary Creature — Shapeshifter

Hexproof

Whenever a creature card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, you may have Lazav, Dimir Mastermind become a copy of that card, except its name is Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it has hexproof and this ability.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind Discussion

vasarto77 on Count Vascula's Spooktacular EDH

3 weeks ago

added a tree a mummy, and another win condition in the form of that phobia card. Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is also going in for the "trick-or-treater" who is dressed up for Halloween. Plus with all the kill spells I think it could work well.

dbpunk on Friend in need

1 month ago

Here's a question: what colors do they already play?

Also, I've had the same issue with my mom (since I play with her and she doesn't like complicated multicard interactions, generally the decks I build are simple enough for her to understand but strong enough to compete) and generally the commanders that I've noticed work best for commanders are the big legends from RTR block ( Isperia, Supreme Judge , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Rakdos the Defiler , Borborygmos Enraged , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Prime Speaker Zegana , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Aurelia, The War Leader) or the first legendary from each of the tricolor decks ( Rafiq of the Many , Sharuum the Hegemon , Sedris, the Traitor King , Kresh the Bloodbraided , Mayael the Anima , Zurgo Helmsmasher , Anafenza, the Foremost , Sidisi, Brood Tyrant , Surrak Dragonclaw , Narset, Enlightened Master ).

None of them are horribly expensive, and you can build fun decks using any of them using simple strategies but the nice thing about them is that you can slowly build them up into better and better decks over time if you like playing them.

King_Kaliban on What's the big Mill?

1 month ago

check out Glimpse the Unthinkable and Archive Trap , those two are pet cards for me in any mill deck. Another good one, but more situational is Sadistic Sacrament , its fantastic for tearing apart a combo deck. Also Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is great once your mill engine is online.

ItsMrMix on Oona queen of the lit

2 months ago

So, a couple things: 40 lands is too many for this deck, I'd go down to 38 or maybe even 37 because of the new mulligan rule. I'd also work on the balance of mana based on the colors you have in the deck, taking out some Swamps and replacing them with Islands, and maybe trying to find a few more dual lands because you don't really gave too many and having mostly basics will make it easy for you to get color screwed. Maybe a few more artifacts like a Dimir Signet , Sol Ring for obvious reasons, and Fellwar Stone , stuff like that.

It also seems like you're stuck between Faerie tribal and mill. Personally I'd go with mill, because it's probably cheaper. You can take out cards like Final-Sting Faerie , Nectar Faerie , Quickling , Thornwind Faeries , Wasp Lancer , Distant Melody , Bident of Thassa , Violet Pall , and Faerie Tauntings . You could put cards like Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , Fraying Sanity , Jace, Memory Adept , Sire of Stagnation , Hedron Crab (I have one of these that you can use), Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Notion Thief , and Nemesis of Reason in order to strengthen your mill plan, and if you wanna win with tokens out of nowhere, you can put in Scion of Oona to keep your tokens safe.

I would also put in some more removal, like Murder , Cast Down , Rapid Hybridization , Go for the Throat , Hero's Downfall , or similar cards. I really like the inclusion of cards like Crypt Incursion and Startled Awake  Flip, because those are just really cool cards. This deck has potential, I think you made a really solid first draft.

JAPuckett85 on Selvala Stompy Elfball

3 months ago

Homelessguy I guess main reason I don't run Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is because I run it in my Lazav, Dimir Mastermind deck.. Ulamog is great, but I like to have different win-cons in my decks (this is why I also didn't include Craterhoof Behemoth , as he is in my Ghave, Guru of Spores deck).

Teferi-3030 on Lazav Dimir Mastermind in Commander?

4 months ago

If I have Lazav, Dimir Mastermind on the battlefield and I kill an opponent’s commander but they choose to put it back in the command zone, can I still copy it with Lazav, Dimir Mastermind ?

RemusDingDongerino on Choice deck

5 months ago

Yo! Ik zet mijn suggesties hier neer, kan ik makkelijker de kaarten linken enzo

-2x Cackling Counterpart deze kan je niet op turn 3 spelen op 1 van je creatures, wat volgens mij de grootste kracht is van deze kaart. plus je creatures zijn niet heel kopieerbaar - enige op wie je het écht wil casten (denk ik) is thief of sanity.

-4x Psychic Spiral erg duur, en er is geen manier om je eigen graveyard te vullen, waardoor het effect grotendeels wegvalt. Goedkopere mill lijkt me daarom beter. werkt ook niet samen met Cast Through Time

-4x Beguiler of Wills dit is geen creature-spam deck, waardoor ie een hoop kracht verliest. Is ook 5 mana, wat best veel is. Je kan haar er 1x instoppen omdat het een erg leuke kaart is. Maar ik denk dat je hier heel vaak van teleurgesteld raakt, omdat jeniet de beste creature van de tegenstander mee kan overnemen. Je hebt waarschijnlijk gemiddeld 2-4 creatures op het veld, en de 5+ power creatures zijn dan buiten bereik

-2x Dark Petition beetje overkill, vind Mastermind's Acquisition leuker. deze is ook 5 mana, en je hebt erg veel 5 mana kaarten al.

-2x Cast Through Time Je hoeft er geen 4 te hebben in principe. Je hebt genoeg manieren om je library door te zoeken voor deze kaart. Daarom zou ik zeggen dat je deze maximaal 1 of 2 keer er in stopt. 7 mana is erg veel, en het effect stacked niet.

-4x Swamp - dan heb je 24 landjes

goedkopere mill dan psychic spiral: Thought Scour instant speed, 1 mana, vervangt zichzelf door een kaart te drawn. En millt de opponent een beetje! Mind Sculpt , Glimpse the Unthinkable (wel dure kaart), Mind Funeral

kaarten uit graveyard roven: Rise of the Dark Realms , Beacon of Unrest , Mnemonic Betrayal

kaarten uit enemy's hand roven: Silent-Blade Oni

kaarten uit deck roven: Bribery wel een ernstig dure kaart, Talent of the Telepath werkt ook als mill kaart, naast het stelen van instants/sorceries

kaarten exilen en vanuit exile spelen: Praetor's Grasp , Nightveil Specter , Exotic Orchard helpt bij het casten van kaarten van de tegenstander, omdat je automatisch hun mana kan pakken, Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Psychic Intrusion

goedkopere manier om creatures in de graveyard te krijgen: Doom Blade en andere goedkope destroy kaarten

gewoon overnemen van andermans creatures: Control Magic , Soul Ransom , Evil Twin

Ik denk dat het het best werkt om het thema van de graveyard-stealing te combineren met het vullen van de opponent's graveyard door goedkope mill kaarten. .

Turn 1/2/3 kan je dan de graveyard vullen met Thought Scour , Mind Sculpt , Mind Funeral , Nightveil Specter , en turn 4+ kan je het gaan leegroven met Beacon of Unrest , Beguiler of Wills , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Animate Dead

Het voordeel hiervan is dat de goedkope mill kaarten ook lategame value hebben met Cast Through Time , dan is een mill-victory opeens ook een hele reëele optie.

DrukenReaps on Need help with this lost ...

6 months ago

I dunno if Rayenous will make it viewable or even has the list still so I would start by looking over the following stolen from that forum and build from there.

KrazyCaley said "Rayenous has it.

There are multiple ways to do it, but they all involve variations on the same basic pattern.

Step 1 - Mindslaver + Academy Ruins lock.

Step 2 - Prevent your opponent and preferably also yourself from losing (since this procedure will take a long time) through the use of Platinum Angel or Abyssal Persecutor .

Step 3 - Donate a mechanism to your opponent whereby they can put cards they own into their deck. Rayenous used Research on an Isochron Scepter . My version of this deck used Death Wish (which works since our opponent can't lose the game while we have the Angel/Persecutor out), but Research is faster. Repeatedly have them add in cards until their entire collection is in the deck. Note that you will probably also need to Donate something that generates any color mana to your opponent as well.

Step 4 - Use Amulet of Quoz to convert their entire deck, which is now their entire collection, into their ante (true, we'd have to be playing with ante rules, which are now gone, but hey, that's the fun).

Step 5 - Blow up whatever thing you set up to prevent your opponent from losing.

Step 6 - Enjoy all your friend's Magic cards."

Now I don't foresee anyone agreeing to ante so you might leave that part out... Also a lot of people even in casual games will say that only a side board can be added in with wish cards and commander doesn't use a side board. So most people play with the idea that if you use wish cards you need to let them know ahead of time.

At this point I would be looking at a commander. Maybe? Could add in another color if you want... Parhaps use Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and mill their crazy sized library to the grave? Actually a better option might be The Mimeoplasm for the commander. Cards like Villainous Wealth would be great.

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Lazav, Dimir Mastermind occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

UB (Dimir): 0.98%