Game #161: Sakasilazavumgarima (Lazav, Dimir Mastermind)
Location: The Family Game Store
Vs. GrimGrin; Captain Sisay
Result: Fun Loss
My plan for this April Fools Day was to play this deck (that’s not all that foolish, just fun). I played the whole night with the same two guys (from the Exava game). I had okay lands at the beginning, but black was hard to come by at first (Tainted Isle wasn’t active), and then suddenly I had a ton of black cards in hand and the wrong mana. Sisay did a lot of ramping. I finally got Lazav out and Ostracized a Linvala from Sisay (because if you’re going to play Linvala in your deck, I’m dang sure going to make sure it’s me that gets to play it!).
GrimGrin cast a Fleshbag Marauder though and it got Sisay and Lazav. However, I had a Sepulchral Primordial in the grave yard and I reanimated it (of course getting back Linvala). Sisay was messing about with Dromoka and Selvala (though I stole his Magewright Stone … or one of those un-tapper things). I soul ransomed Selvala. GrimGrin played Geralf, but Linvala ruined his fun, so he found a way to kill Linvala, and then used Crypt Rats to kill stuff. He swung at me with big zombies, but I turned them to Frogs.
Then Sisay got Avacyn and a whole bunch more (though we did counter an Elesh Norn!). Then we died.
About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sakasilazavumgarima-bc/ is pretty close to what it is now)
This is the Lazav version of SakaSiLazavumgarima. It runs 25 blue cards that are all about Copying stuff and 25 Black or Gold/Hybrid UB cards that are all about Stealing or copying stuff, and a package of 12 artifacts/spot removal (like the Monkey Maker and Curse of Swine). The idea for the deck came from an old (circa 2002) Extended deck my friend and I made with a fully Transformative Sideboard (it started out as a combo deck, but you’d board’ 15 and make it a Counter Sliver deck, and you could board the combo back in in game three and play it AND counter silver).
The deck Originally was my Thada Adel deck, but I took out the merfolk to make a Tiny Leaders deck. I started rebuilding it as Sakashima, but partway through also got the bug to make a Lazav deck. They were fighting eachother for cards, so I thought “why not just make the decks share?” When Silumgar was spoiled, I realized it had to be a Tripartite General deck. Sakashima is the Blue Copy and Blue Steal packages, Lazav is Blue Copy and Black/Gold steal/copy pagage, Silumgar is Black/Gold and the Blue Steal package.