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Race Kraul
Birthplace Undercity, Ravnica
Lifetime Mending Era

Mazirek was a Golgari death priest from Ravnica. He was a large, dark green (almost black), Kraul, and the effective leader of that race.[1][2]


Mazirek's ambition and the encouragement by his friend Vraska brought the long-maligned Kraul to the forefront as a force to be reckoned with in the Swarm.[3] His arcane clicks and buzzing could summon crippling necromantic magic, and the mere presence of death seemed to fortify him. He drew power from the demise of his enemies and channeled it to his followers.[4] He raised the Erstwhile, and helped Vraska to overthrow the reign of Jarad vod Savo.[5]

In the run-up to the War of the Spark, Mazirek was revealed by Vraska to have been a pawn of Bolas.[6] As Mazirek was the one who had awakened the Erstwhile, none of them - even free-willed liches like Storrev - could disobey a direct order or refuse a question from him. However, when Mazirek turned on Vraska, Storrev misled him and had him killed by a Rakdos Comedy Troupe for enslaving the Erstwhile, and for betraying the Swarm.[6][7]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Death's Precious Moments Nicky Drayden 2018-11-07 Guilds of Ravnica Ravnica Golgari Swarm, Vraska, Mazirek
The Gathering Storm: Chapter Two Django Wexler 2019-06-12 Guilds of Ravnica / Ravnica Allegiance Ravnica Kaya, Vraska, Jarad vod Savo, Mazirek, Storrev, Teysa Karlov, Tomik Vrona, Xeddick
The Gathering Storm: Chapter Nine Django Wexler 2019-08-07 Guilds of Ravnica / Ravnica Allegiance Ravnica Ral Zarek, Tomik Vrona, Hekara, Lavinia, Kaya, Teysa Karlov, Nicol Bolas, Mazirek, Vraska, Storrev
The Gathering Storm: Chapter Fourteen Django Wexler 2019-09-11 Guilds of Ravnica / Ravnica Allegiance Ravnica Vraska, Mazirek, Xeddick, Ral Zarek, Kaya, Aurelia
The Gathering Storm: Chapter Sixteen Django Wexler 2019-09-25 Guilds of Ravnica / Ravnica Allegiance Ravnica, Unknown plane Ral Zarek, Tomik Vrona, Nicol Bolas, Vraska, Mazirek, Storrev
The Gathering Storm: Chapter Twenty Django Wexler 2019-10-23 Guilds of Ravnica / Ravnica Allegiance Ravnica Ral Zarek, Kaya, Hekara, Lavinia, Vraska, Nicol Bolas, Mazirek, Storrev, Tezzeret, Niv-Mizzet

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  1. Django Wexler (September 11, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Fourteen.
  2. Django Wexler (September 25, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Sixteen.
  3. Alison Luhrs (May 31, 2017). "Pride of the Kraul". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. James Wyatt (January 2019). "The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica". Wizards of the Coast
  5. Django Wexler (June, 2019), The Gathering Storm Chapter Two.
  6. a b Django Wexler (October 23, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Twenty, Del Rey.
  7. Greg Weisman (May 29, 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica – Desperate Operatives". Wizards of the Coast.