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"Everything that has transpired has done so according to my desire."
Posted By: kazenpaus (1/23/2013 3:15:57 AM)


"No one of THIS WORLD can stop me!"
"Sure, yeah, planeswalk into my plane, Jace, Gideon, whatever, I don't even care anymore"
Posted By: Dabok (1/24/2013 2:12:25 AM)


Flavor-wise, his abilities suggest he uses the powers of his guild to scour memories and minds to the brink of insanity. He then pieces together the information and memories he has extracted to transform himself into passable fakes of the people he wishes to become, to further his plans and the agenda of the Dimir.
All the while he remains aloof and completely untouchable.

In other words, you get him out, mill them until you get a good creature, and proceed to beat them with their own, now hexproof, creature.

To Quote from Ignite the Cloneforge!

"Heroes innovate. Villains duplicate."

Posted By: Ali-Baba (2/27/2013 4:20:29 PM)


Mill decks were bad against Eldrazi decks because of that graveyard shuffle ability those Monsterss had but with this guy out.....
Posted By: zomboss (1/28/2013 11:46:14 PM)


@SuicidalTendancies: You can also cheat Phage out using a Torpor Orb or a Platinum Angel.

And when a card's text contains its name, it really means "this card". So this guy would gain all such abilities just like the original creature had them.
Posted By: sonorhC (1/29/2013 7:34:58 PM)


"Uh! Lazav! Lazav!"
"This better be important because I'm trying to enjoy my tea."
"Th-th-there's a Boros in the Undercity!"
(several expletives later)
Posted By: MyrBattlecube (2/2/2013 2:11:12 PM)


"I'm an evershifting shapeshifter shifting shape. You can't target me through my awesome cape."
Posted By: Binaro (2/21/2013 4:58:01 AM)


In questioning the Phage thing....Wouldn't all instances of "Phage" be replaced with "Lazav"? Therefore, wouldn't the text read "When Lazav, Dimir Mastermind deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."?
Posted By: TheImmortalSpike (2/2/2013 9:39:35 AM)


This guy creates a new layer of dread if you have No Mercy on the field.

Also, for even more fun shenanigans, have Lazav out and cast Sakashima the Imposter as a clone of Lazav then mill/kill/counter creature cards/spells ;) haha
Posted By: ChidyDog (3/1/2013 11:59:56 AM)


Oh dear, Shang Tsung. What are you doing in my Magic?

Definitely one of the interesting guild leaders. Not to mention he is already quite sturdy himself.

Posted By: FIAmagic (2/12/2013 12:58:04 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!