Lazav, the Multifarious
– Guilds of Ravnica
Date Reviewed: October 17, 2018
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Lazav also makes his triumphant return (alongside Trostani and Niv-Mizzet), and he remains as slippery as ever. His strength lies in his ability to become any creature in your graveyard, making him a powerful endgame creature for his ability to become another copy of a creature. He also has the ability to pop this ability to become immune to destruction (through hexproof or protection), and he can copy another legendary creature because his name does not change when he takes another form. Surveil 1 is also a nice bit of set-up for his ability and a way to enable all of Dimir’s surveil shenanigans.
Being only a two-mana creature makes him very able to put in work, especially since he blocks well early and can turn into something more menacing late. I’m not sure how powerful Lazav will be in Standard, but there are ways to make him work, and I would not be shocked if he turns a lot of tricks in the year to come.
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