Prime Speaker Zegana


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Prime Speaker Zegana

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Prime Speaker Zegana enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the greatest power among other creatures you control.

When Prime Speaker Zegana enters the battlefield, draw cards equal to its power.

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Prime Speaker Zegana Discussion

PrehistoricMan on Vorel of the Simic

2 days ago

first of all, no need to apologise for critisism, as this is YOUR deck, and i'm trying to both help you, improve my own deckbuilding and have a good conversation about way too expensive cardboard :). you can leave formalities behind and so will i, unless that discomforts you of course.

i like your view on cards, as it differs with mine. this is probably because of the difference in playgroups, e.g. the issue of big things getting countered. (this rarely happens in my group, mainly cause i am the blue player playing very little counterspells. destroying things is the way to go)

i have two different points i want to bring out there, first point is about your reaction on my post, the second one is going to be about your "craving" for piloting a versitile deck rather than winning with a sequenced set number of cards.

so Woodland Bellower seems pretty good in the deck, however it cannot tutor Trinket Mage for it is not a non-legendary green creature. nevertheless it does tutor the Reclamation Sage, Eternal Witness etc.

Clever Impersonator: i get the idea of why this card is in the deck. even though versatility is key, this card is not going to help you close out the game when you are on the winning hand (assuming being on the winning hand is having a far better board state). mirage mirror would be my go-to replacement for this card as it is more versitile. apart from biomancer and fathom mage there's not much to copy in your own deck, but that was never the point of Clever Impersonator.

Oran-Rief Hydra: if this is a spotholder for a huge creature that grows if left unchecked i would still stress that it would be replaced. this time around i found Heroes' Bane to be the better option. although it is not a big change, this would optimize mana-cost and add yet another way to spend mana.

never judge a book by its cover, i completely missed Zameck Guildmage his second ability.

Tuskguard Captain: if flying is what you prefer, what about instead paying 6 mana to give your creatures with counters flying Sapphire Drake, you pay 6 mana to give ALL your creatures flying and have all your opponents' creatures lose that ability: Archetype of Imagination

is it right for me to say that having a lot of counters on one creature is more important than having lots of creatures with counters on them? if it is, then thrumming bird isnt really doing much. the inability of this deck (which isnt a bad thing per se) to easily place counters on creatures that haven't got any is what made me question Master Biomancer in the first place, after reading it today i realised it didnt need any counters to work. nevertheless in these 100 cards there are 5 cards that can give creatures counters: Plaxcaster Frogling, Master Biomancer, Zameck Guildmage, Bow of Nylea and Retreat to Kazandu. all of this gives me the feeling a proliferate trigger wont do much, same goes for hardened scales, as 1 more counter on a 13/13 hydra wouldnt make that much difference anymore. conclusion: consider taking out thrummingbird, hardened scales and retreat to kazandu.

to replace these cards you will need ramp, for your deck uses a lot of mana. i cant stress enough how important land based ramp is for your deck, as it is using a wild variety of hard-to-cast cards like Prime Speaker Zegana, Plasm Capture and Alchemist's Refuge, but i respect the issue at hand. i have come up with a small list of ramp that might counter the issue i know all too well: the pain of drawing cultivate in the most important part of the game.

Explore, Urban Evolution, Commander's Sphere, Mind Stone, Hedron Archive

these cards all replace themselves if you draw them lategame. some draw you even more. an honarable mention could be Abundance

i'm thinking about versitality and i am actually wondering what that means for you as a player. is it adding cards like Orochi Hatchery ?

finally i'd like to know what you think of Gyre Sage Everflowing Chalice Astral Cornucopia Crystalline Crawler

ToffMcSoft on Its all natural baby

1 week ago

Ancestral Statue - A Must add to this deck, once Animar has 4+ counters on it, this is a free cast to bounce itself and make Animar infinitely big. If you want to keep it "toned down" you just make Animar "larger".

Cloudstone Curio - Must add force being able to flicker cards, it's insane.

Would drop Beguiler of Wills as it only helps against creature decks, high mana cost and truly only works if you have a haste enabler.

Would drop Prime Speaker Zegana - I played with this for a while and it always felt like the mana cost was WAYYYYY to high for the benefit. Very rarely did I want to tap 2x green & 2x blue to draw 3-4 cards and then not be able to play those cards because you're tapped out.

Fauna Shaman & Survival of the Fittest are must adds - these will truly help you get whatever creatures you need at the time you need them. It's especially clutch to activate these are the End Step of the player before your turn.

Lastly, I would try to lower the CMC. Even with Animars great ability, the higher the CMC the harder it'll be to get going again if Animar gets owned.

CrazyDanPsycho on Edric's Simic Counter Deck

1 week ago

You have a lot of stuff in here that I have or want for my Prime Speaker Zegana deck. (lol) I like it!

TheDevicer on Trying to make deck more ...

2 weeks ago

Well, I would suggest Roon of the Hidden Realm. He can be built on the cheap and he has a tendency of generating utterly crazy amounts of value while having enough interaction to make sure he doesn't lose to any crazy plays. Blinking Prime Speaker Zegana a few times is pretty much gg. Just $150 is enough to get a good base going. With $300, you can dominate most shops since people have no idea what they're doing.

Roon is also not known for being good and you're essentially playing fair magic, so people aren't going to target you. It's a green deck, but it feels like a happy marriage of green and blue that splashes white effects to cover weaknesses. And since you're in green, the tri-color mana base won't be that bad since you can easily fix your colors.

Orionxhavok on Animar EDH

2 weeks ago

elgosu1337 You're right. Sphinx is just a Pay , Draw 2-3 card engine, and Vizier of the Menagerie is a better "draw" engine but better with the mana fixing added in.

These are exactly the suggestions I was hoping for. I work constantly and would have noticed these things eventually, but to others it may just be obvious.

On a seperate note, some things that I'm considering making changes too would be replacing Prime Speaker Zegana with Tishana, Voice of Thunder

Replacing Karplusan Forest With Grove of the Burnwillows

Opal Palace has a place, and is probably strictly better in this deck than in most, but I'm not sure what to remove to get it in there, since most of my land fetch creatures grab basics I don't want to take too many away.

DarkKittyLord56 on Eldrazi Horizons (READ DESCRIPTION!)

2 weeks ago

When I first made the deck, I ran Sword of the Animist but ended up taking out to sub for Prime Speaker Zegana because of her draw card ability. Wayward Swordtooth seems pretty good, apart from the whole city's blessing thing. Vizier of the Menagerie is another card that I definitely have to consider as well as Lurking Predators. Rhonas's Monument was never really a card that I loved, but I do see the value in this situation. All in all, thanks for the help!

Azdranax on Riku's Wizards

1 month ago

Sage of Fables and Metallic Mimic to add more card draw in early turns, plus makes Prime Speaker Zegana that much better.

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