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|Commander 2015 (C15)||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
4 weeks ago
So a lot of what you’re doing is solid, there is a pretty great synergy level here, and no real problematic cards though there are some cards that are less than optimal.
For example Ichor Wellspring spring and the Guild Globe . Being in blue means there are just better options for drawing. Card draw can come from Cold-Eyed Selkie , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Seafloor Oracle or Fallowsage who has synergies with your commander, also Prime Speaker Zegana who is just super good with +1+1. There are also spells which are just super good in blue like Ponder
You also have some room to improve your synergies with +1+1 and proliferate. Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter for example while not a merfolk is just great for the deck.
And there are some amazing lords (creatures that give all of a creature type +1/+1) in the merfolk tribe Like Merrow Reejerey and Merfolk Sovereign which are the inexpensive ones that you aren't already using.
A card that goes super well with your commander is Merrow Commerce .
Tutoring (searching for a specific merfolk from your deck) can increase consistency substantially so Seahunter despite the price tag is incredible, cheaper versions include Tidal Courier and Merrow Harbinger
Ramp is important and there are a couple cards that are used in most green decks, like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach . There is also a handful of cards that speed you up as well like Stonybrook Banneret , and I might consider some artifact acceleration like Simic Signet or Commander's Sphere
Shaper of Nature is a solid mana dump (a card that lets you spend excess mana at will
Beast Within is super strong removal cause it’s in green and blue which don’t have great answers for problem creatures
On the wish list is Hardened Scales cause its so good with +1 +1 and proliferate
1 month ago
2 months ago
So another player running Surrak Dragonclaw
Creatures that need to be removed because they are hard to kill AND are combo-enablers:
Creatures that are combo-enablers:
Creatures that are too high value to leave:
Creatures that are too hard to kill after:
2 months ago
Lmao, I feel that.
I was thinking the same thing about Zegana, Utopian Speaker . That's why I put in Zameck Guildmage , but I had to cut Combine Guildmage . Pure draw power with Prime Speaker Zegana is never a bad idea though.
2 months ago
Yeah, some of my suggestions don't make too much sense now that I look at them. I think I went too far into the story aspect of Ravnica without really considering what it would do with the playability of the deck. That's the last time I post on 3 hours of sleep, haha.
I think that Niv-Mizzet, Parun would be an excellent choice if you end up replacing Brago. Though, now that I see the strategy with Brago, maybe leaving him in would be ok.
For Tezzeret, I think you are right in saying that Tezzeret, Master of Metal is a better choice since 4 of your 8 artifacts would be big hits.
Also, I get what you are saying with Mechanized Production. Maybe once we get the complete set list for War of the Spark I can find a better card that will both help the story and the deck.
I chose not to say anything about Maelstrom Angel simply because she fits very well with what the deck wants to do (get a bunch of stuff on the battlefield for your opponents to revel in your theme-ing capabilites, haha)
And one last thing I noticed, I'm not sure how well Zegana, Utopian Speaker works with the deck, so I would recommend just replacing her with Prime Speaker Zegana . In a deck that doesn't care about +1/+1 counters, the older version is typically just better.
2 months ago
Have you considered swapping your commander for Prime Speaker Zegana ? She is much stronger than the new one.
I would also consider some proliferate cards, such as Thrummingbird , Contagion Clasp , or Tezzeret's Gambit . To make room for these, I would take out Lorescale Coatl , Scute Mob , and Vinelasher Kudzu , since these are just big creatures that aren't doing you much good other than being big.
Lastly, I'd swap your artifact ramp for more land ramp, since land is always more resilient. In my opinion, Rampant Growth , Farseek , Kodama's Reach , and Circuitous Route will all serve you better than the signet, cluestone, and locket.
2 months ago
Ok well first things first you need to look at what your commander wants from you. Roon has the ability to manipulate creatures on the battlefield: whether they're your own or an opponent. He can blink opponents creatures from combat if there is one that's causing you grief, blink a big defender in the way of one of your attacks, and (most importantly) he can blink your own creatures and cause their ETB effects to trigger. So we'll need creatures that can:
1) Ramp 2) Control the Battlefield 3) Generate some Card Advantage/Utility/Tutor 4) Enable Aggro
Now of course given Roon's colors there is lots of room to pop in some great non-creature spells as well. We're looking for anything that can grab us whatever we need from our creature toolbox, manipulate the field to our advantage, and of course some effective removal as well.
So for ramp I'm thinking:
For Battlefield control:
- Acidic Slime - Angel of Serenity - Bane of Progress - Duplicant - Knight of Autumn - Reclamation Sage - Terastodon - Venser, Shaper Savant - Austere Command - Supreme Verdict - Cyclonic Rift - Eerie Interlude - Aura Shards
- Ephara, God of the Polis - Eternal Witness - Karmic Guide - Mulldrifter - Prime Speaker Zegana - Recruiter of the Guard - Reveillark - Seedborn Muse - Sun Titan - Woodland Bellower - Eldritch Evolution - Green Sun's Zenith - Tooth and Nail - Wargate - Chord of Calling - Eladamri's Call - Birthing Pod - Garruk, Caller of Beasts - Venser, the Sojourner
And those are just to name a few cards. Of course you have access to a lot of ETB copy stuff like Clever Impersonator that turn into whatever you want it to turn into when you blink it in; they can really turn the tide in your favor. I did up a proto-type deck here: Roon Proto-Type. Give it a test run and let me know what you think about it.
3 months ago
I haven't seen Cultivator of Blades before, and I'll definitely try it out.
I feel that Prime Speaker Zegana is more of a win-more card. When it'll be big enough to payoff the risk and cost involved, then I've probably won the game already.
I used to have Inexorable Tide in the list, but I took it out as I felt it was too slow.
Prime Speaker Zegana occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
GU (Simic): 1.02%