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Birthplace Ravnica
Lifetime Mending Era
Race Shapeshifter

Lazav is the current guildmaster of House Dimir on Ravnica.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Apart from him being a shapeshifter, details about Lazav are scarce. He (or she, or they[2]) claims to take orders from some greater power. Lazav has a regal bearing and wears a flowing leather cloak, made from the hide of some beast that had gone extinct ages ago. He is able to warp reality and seems to attract all of the magic in his surroundings toward him.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

After Szadek was killed and gained control over Agyrem, Lazav managed to gather what was left of the Dimir and bring them together. A ritual was supposed to allow them to commune with the previous guildmaster's spirit, however, it is unknown whether that was true or just a ruse. Since the Dimir guildhall was lost to all, they built a new Duskmantle, which replaced the old structure. Lazav continued to use most of Szadek's methods, giving both their own agents and mercenaries (one of whom is Krenko[4]) as little information as is required to further their goals.

War of the Spark[edit | edit source]

Lazav suspected that an invader had taken over several guilds, and actively worked against them.[5] He discovered that Bolas represented a direct threat to House Dimir's existence by rendering all its scheming obsolete.[2] Although his greatest wish was to mount a coup and seize power over Ravnica, his greatest fear was he would have to settle to preventing one.[2]

This came true, when he had to assist Chandra, Nissa, Saheeli, and Lavinia with shutting off the Immortal Sun. He disguised himself as Chandra in the fight against Dovin Baan so the real Chandra could ambush the vedalken. Chandra overpowered Baan, and Lazav blinded him with his throwing stars. After shutting down the Immortal Sun, many planeswalkers left.[6]

He later also impersonated Saheeli, and survived the War.[6]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Magic Creative Team (December 05, 2012). "Planeswalker's Guide to Gatecrash: Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b c James Wyatt (January 2019). "The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica". Wizards of the Coast
  3. Nicky Drayden (October 10, 2018). "Under the Cover of Fog". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Jenna Helland (October 29, 2012). "The Azorius Ten Most Wanted". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Flavor text for Sinister Sabotage
  6. a b Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey