Lazav, the Multifarious

Lazav, the Multifarious

Legendary Creature — Shapeshifter

When Lazav, the Multifarious enters the battlefield, surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)

: Lazav, the Multifarious becomes a copy of target creature card in your graveyard with converted mana cost X, except its name is Lazav, the Multifarious, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it has this ability.

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Custom Legal
Unformat Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
Historic Legal

Lazav, the Multifarious occurrence in decks from the last year

Lazav, the Multifarious Discussion

plakjekaas on When did you win, at …

1 month ago

Does it count if I lost in a glorious way?

I played my Rankle, Master of Pranks deck, on turn 6 I played a Gray Merchant of Asphodel that drained each opponent for 14 (I had quite a few permanents ramped out with Crypt Ghast and Nirkana Revenant on turn 3 and 4). It was a 5-player game, I extorted a bit, so I was at a comfortable 104 life. I swing in with Rankle, and put the trigger on the stack, choosing all modes. Then it happened.

The Phenax, God of Deception player used a dork to mill himself for 5, putting Tree of Perdition in the graveyard. He then activated the ability on his Lazav, the Multifarious in play to become a copy of the Tree. He tapped the Lazav to switch its toughness with my life total. Then he activated his Thousand-Year Elixir to untap it, then tapped it again with Phenax's ability, to mill me for 104. With the all-modes Rankle trigger... Still... On the stack...

Sultai_Sir on How's Kaldheim Looking to You? …

1 month ago

In my humble opinion, Kaldheim is looking like an amazing set. We haven't gotten any broken things, but they all look fun. Let's go over some of the future commanders of our hearts! I'm skipping over commanders that use fortell, as we don't have many cards for them. Oh, and the cards that don't interest me. My post, my rules!

  • Halvar, God of Battle  Flip: While pretty good in Voltron decks, he makes for the first artifact commander we've ever had, and I know my Inner Johnny is tickled at that fact. The Equipment side is also super cool, with being able to pay 4 mana to resuscitate one of your creatures. With some Phyrexian Altar + Ashnod's Altar janks, we can make a fun mono-white combo deck! Oh, and Batterskull says hi.
  • Lathril, Blade of the Elves: I'm really psyched for this general. She looks like a way to make Golgari Elfball more viable, has a crazy, but not broken, activated ability, and is one of the only generals to make a usually too-competitive strategy fit for more casual tables. She has synergy up the wazoo with cards like Immaculate Magistrate and Timberwatch Elf. Oh, and one card that should be in every one of her decks, but is in zero so far, is Elder of Laurels. This card = broken in this deck, often turning your Lathril, Blade of the Elves into a four-digit power commander. Run it!
  • Sarulf, Realm Eater: Golgari Control is a thing, I guess? Stack your deck like card:Skullbrair, the Walking Grave does, but instead of going for the voltron combos, instead, you wipe your opponent's board every turn. Evolutionary Escalation is a must. Who cares about an 8/8 on your opponent's side when it's dead?
  • Vega, the Watcher: I'll say it: This is probably the most powerful uncommon commander ever printed. This triggers off of so many things: Elsha of the Infinite, Flahsback, Cascade, Retrace, Future Sight, Suspend, Adventure, Foretell, Impulse Draw, etc. Need I say more?
  • Jorn, God of Winter  Flip: ... Sigh. I know this is a fun card, but why is it sultai? Oh wait, it's generic value. EVen from a sultai-loving man as myself, this seems like overkill. Oh, you want me to talk about the commander? Stuff your deck full of snow lands. Attack. Repeat. Etc. So uninspiring.

sboy4 on 4c Multifarious Titans

1 month ago

Lazav, the Multifarious seems great. love the deck!

JANKYARD_DOG on Liliana/ashiok help

3 months ago

I would assume you're wanting a discard theme?

Nebuchadnezzar gives you another discard ability

Lazav, the Multifarious, The Scarab God, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Zareth San, the Trickster all benefit from cards that are discarded.

CaptainKraw on Xenagos: Party in a Can

5 months ago

CaptCreek

Yeah You pretty much nailed it. I will hold a dork in my hand if I draw one later and don't NEED it. I don't run every dork but I like the added utility of having them be fodder to some tutors later. Exploration is kind of niche though. It definitely adds to devotion and isn't super useful all the time. But there are times where I can draw 6+ cards easily and roughly a third of a deck is land, so it helps a ton in that scenario. I used to run Burgeoning as well, but dropped it because it did not have that added functionality. I also replaced Sylvan Caryatid with Arcane Signet for the sake of devotion (also speed). Ideally, I don't play more than 2 ramp spells before slapping Xenagos down. If they are both dorks I just have to be careful for a few turns. After Xenagos dorks have much less chance of seeing the field.

The outlier is Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. Selvala will always see the field if drawn, as her pros far outweigh her cons.

On the subject of the elemental, I personally wouldn't run it. In my opinion it would be similar to the reason I have a Lazav, the Multifarious deck as opposed to a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind deck. Or even why I choose not to run Malignus. It doesn't sit right with me that an opponent has an amount of control over how powerful my cards are. I also think there is a balancing point between raw power and utility. That is a pretty generalized statement, but that is about where I land on it. I would not fault anyone for using it; it seems fine honestly. I would be interested to hear how it performs if you try it out.

Also, Moraug, Fury of Akoum is pretty decent so far. Each extra combat adds a ton of power, it's wild. He does nearly 100 damage by himself (with Xenagod, of course) and that is just stupid. It is worth noting that he does not have trample though, not everybody is perfect.

Faux_Faux on Mill Commander

5 months ago

I would like to suggest Mono-blue Advisors, courtesy of Bruvac the Grandiloquent, and Persistent Petitioners.

I assume you mean group mill, not self-mill, but regardless, personal vote goes to either of the Lazav printings. Either old-School, or New-School; (Lazav, Dimir Mastermind & Lazav, the Multifarious)

While neither gives you direct mill with your commander, it does give you reusable resources from your opponents, (or your own) while the spells and creatures in your deck do the milling for you.

Utilizing cards like Mind Grind and Mind Funeral, you can just hit all their lands all the time lol. Also room for the classic Junktroller & Tunnel Vision combo, and Bloodchief Ascension & Mindcrank. Another personal favorite is Mana Severance & Goblin Charbelcher. The latter of which is the Last Resort ^TM IMO.

Best of Luck brewing!

king-saproling on Loot the Bodies

6 months ago

Interesting deck. Have you considered Varina, Lich Queen as the general? She costs less than Oloro and she digs through the deck faster since her loot effect can be magnified by making zombies.

You might like these too: Havengul Lich, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, Zur the Enchanter, Sun Titan, Alhammarret's Archive, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Rags / Riches, Adorned Pouncer, Vizier of Many Faces, Archfiend of Ifnir, Shabraz, the Skyshark, Stitcher's Supplier, Connive / Concoct, Lazav, the Multifarious

EmperorNexys on Copy That

7 months ago

Mindwrack Harpy doesn't look like much, I grant you, and I've cut it repeatedly as I refined the deck. But every time I do, I miss it. It just does everything this deck wants, all at once.

It's an enchantment, which matters to Protean Thaumaturge, Aphemia, the Cacophony, Tymaret Calls the Dead, and Mirrormade. It mills, filling my graveyard for Lazav, the Multifarious, Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, as well as Aphemia and Tymaret, again.

And while it's filling my graveyard with fodder for me, it's disrupting my opponent, throwing out cards of theirs without my ever having to deal with them.

And it flies, which remains one of the more valuable keywords.

So while it is definitely a bad fit for most decks, it is the perfect fit for this one.

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