Lazav, Dimir Mastermind
Legendary Creature — Shapeshifter
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.
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|Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1)||Mythic Rare|
|Gatecrash (GTC)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
UB (Dimir): 0.98%
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Lazav, Dimir Mastermind Discussion
3 weeks ago
I was stoked when they spoiled it for original Rav! Definitely design space they needed to get into. Now we're seeing it on creatures
Theres a few mono and dual color decks that would benefit from Chromatic Lantern: Sakashima the Impostor, Empress Galina, Memnarch, I run it in Etali, Primal Storm, I ran it in Olivia Voldaren, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is another good candidate
Overall better for 3c decks; but there's applications all over!
3 weeks ago
For a while now I've had an EDH mill deck with Mirko Vosk as the commander. I always play casual so it worked for a long time until my friends started figuring out how to fight it. I decided to revamp it with Wrexial, the Risen Deep and/or Lazav, Dimir Mastermind as the commander, and while it performs well, I think it could be better, even if it's casual. I'm looking for suggestions on how to do this without bumping the price up a ridiculous amount (hence why I did not put things like Jace, the Mind Sculptor in it. Wrexial/Lazav Mill (casual/jank) (WIP)
1 month ago
I might have a Tymna the Weaver so i need to find that, as it's crazy good. I love Shadowspear because it gives a couple relevant abilities for such a low cost, and although the second ability seems niche, it has been used in every game I have played, because it enables you to take out gods, hexproof threats like Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and others. So yeah, I would recommend Shadowspear.
1 month ago
It’s funny because when Obzedat, Ghost Council was standard I believe it saw the most play of any of the guild leaders because it fit into a midrange shell next to Restoration Angel and Thragtusk as a one or two of.
Otherwise I would say I like Trostani, Selesnya's Voice the best for my style. She’s not playable in modern though for anything useful, since that’s what forum this is in.
Aurelia, the Warleader’s extra combat step is super useful...But she’s a bit expensive for modern.
Isperia, Supreme Judge - meh.
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is a nice combo piece, but easily disrupted.
Prime Speaker Zegana is super useful in casual commander, but totally over costed for modern. She’s just not a big enough threat to cost that much.
Rakdos is powerful, like PhyrexianWombat said, but if you are talking about Modern, it’s too much work I think to get him online.
Is that all of them???
1 month ago
I am not sure which direction I want to take the Mimeoplasm, but I like the overall Idea of running graveyard shenanighans.
1 month ago
Hello fellow sultai player! +1 on your decklist! I really like it!
I have myself played with a Mimeoplasm list a long time ago (before I changed it into a Thrasios/Silas competitive edh list) and he can indeed be a real blast to fool around with!
You seem to have the right idea about how to manifacture a working Mimeo-deck, i.e. including a lot of discard combined with some hot sauce to reanimate! I do not really have any suggestions more than to give you an advice on how to work with the strategy. Going off of my own experience, there are practically two ways you could work your ooze: Either you try to make the mimeoplasm as big as possible with a lot of evasion, such as making him into a copy of Lazav, Dimir Mastermind together with something else to grant him some beefy stats together with for instance Wonder and Brawn in your graveyard. Or, you go for the more "graveyardish" theme where your main goal is to fill your graveyard with different kinds of creatures and have a all around synergy around creatures in your graveyard. In that case, Sheoldred, Whispering One is a good card to include.
But anyhow, nice deck! Happy to see some Mimeoplasm stuff out there! :-)
2 months ago
Mirko Vosk isn’t all that great unless he can connect with the opponent. You’ll do more mill with your walls than you will with him. Replace him with Avatar of Woe
Sire of Stagnation isn’t really on theme here, and is expensive. You’re better off with Lord of the Void or Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger if you’re looking for an impactful creature, but I’d probably choose Geth, Lord of the Vault or Oona, Queen of the Fae since they’re more on flavor and are good mana sinks if needed.
You have very little spot removal, Hero's Downfall , Doomblade etc, so be careful there. Also, Black has access to Plague Wind In Garruk's Wake and even Mutilate , and you definitely should be running Cyclonic Rift over Aether Gale . Board wipes are important, and you’ll have the largest toughness to survive those “all creatures get -x/-x” effects, so make use of them - Toxic Deluge would probably be the absolute best.
Don’t forget about Laboratory Maniac , because you can mill yourself.
All those cards that mill opponents when you draw a card are taking away from other cards you need unless you’re drawing a ton of cards in a turn. Notion Thief and Teferi's Puzzle Box is the absolute best combo for dimir (imho) and pairs well with those cards, but a lack of Howling Mine like effects makes these cards less relevant to the mill from your walls. Memory Erosion will just do you more work.
Tutoring is important if you’re running combo, so don’t forget Diabolic Tutor or other expensive ones if you feel like buying them.
Biggest thing is just remember you’re trying to mill a billion at a time, not little bits here and there. If a card isn’t milling a ton, replace it with something else that’s more impactful. Combo pieces are nice, but without tutoring they’re unreliable.
4 months ago
God I almost forgot about Phenax. Tried really hard to make him work in standard when he first came around. I think you certainly have something going on here, but I'm not 100% sure wall tribal is the way to go about it. I would try to look more towards cards thats power/toughness care about how much is in the opponent's graveyard. Some good examples could be Consuming Aberration , Wight of Precinct Six , Mortivore , The Haunt of Hightower , Nighthowler , and Sewer Nemesis . I like the untapping options you have going, and I would recommend considering adding in some more draw + mill options like Sire of Stagnation , and Jace's Archivist , as well as including some copy mechanics like Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Gigantoplasm , and Clever Impersonator to have more good stuff going at all times. Hope that all helps. Good luck on the milling!