My decklists are actual paper lists, unusual includes/excludes might be meta calls, pet cards or overlap and budget considerations.Our playgroup unanimously house banned both Sol Ring and Mana Crypt, so don't expect them in here.I'm not a fan of Mass Land Destruction, Extra Turns and Infinite Combos, don't expect them either.
Deck History and Summary:
I didn't have a (U/B) deck for years, ever since i took apart my Oona, Queen of the Fae Faerie Control deck, but really wanted one. For the longest time nothing really sparked my interest - except Silas Renn, Seeker Adept but i never built that. I always liked Lazav, Dimir Mastermind but disliked the kind of deck you have to build around him, so it was Lazav, the Multifarious that really had me going when he was spoilered. Maralen of the Mornsong without a major downside? Cephalid Inkshrouder as one of the best cards in the deck? Inspired Creatures as a toolbox? He's so unique and durdly, there was no way i wouldn't build him.
Due to his low CMC i don't mind to cast him turn 2 and roll with the Surveil 1. Over the course of the game i normally wheel myself a few times until a solid toolbox in the graveyard is assembled and i'm able to swing for Commander Damage.
Quote from CursedByXantcha »turn 2 Lazav, turn 3 Buried alive for Phyrexian Dreadnought, Vector Asp, Ornithopter and kill someone turn 4