The MiG-21bis Lazur appears as a multirole combat aircraft, sporting S-5 rocket pods and K-13M missiles and (Uncommon for MiG-21 variants) very good ECM. It is a capable weapon to perform a spot removal of clustered enemy targets with its rocket pods. The K-13M missiles also enables the MiG to defend itself against enemy aircraft, although the accuracy leaves much to be desired
The MiG-21bis Lazur underwent a massive change in its capabilities. First, its rocket pods have been removed, with the task of ground attack relegated to MiG-21MF, with R-60 Molinya missiles taking its place, making it strictly an air superiority fighter. Second, the ECM suffers a massive nerf from very good to equal to poor (10%), making it much less survivable to enemy missiles. With its new self, instead of a close air support platform, one can use the MiG-21bis Lazur as a cheap and effective, albeit lower survivable air superiorty fighter.