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|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
4 days ago
+1 Hangarback Walker -1 Biomantic Mastery with Prime Speaker Zegana giving me very good card draw for similar mana cost this is a fairly nice cut. Hangarback Walker being a potential mana sink late game or a pesky creature early game its a nice fit. I am also trying to get the spell count down and the creature count up.
5 days ago
Hey Chuck, awesome build. Check out my Ramos deck: The Further Proliferation of Terrible Ideas if you're interested! Ramos is one of the most open-ended commanders out there and I'm always fascinated by the different ideas people come up with. The only omission from your list that really sticks out to me is Prime Speaker Zegana . She is an absolute house in my deck. How has Bant Charm performed for you? I've been on the fence about that one. Which mode do you usually use?
5 days ago
Hey Chuck, awesome build. Check out my Ramos deck: The Further Proliferation of Terrible Ideas if you're interested! Ramos is one of the most open-ended commanders out there and I'm always fascinated by the different ideas people come up with. The only omission from your list that really sticks out to me is Prime Speaker Zegana . She is an absolute house in my deck. How has Naya Charm performed for you? Which mode do you usually use?
6 days ago
AEther Mutation , Altered Ego , Cold-Eyed Selkie , Fable of Wolf and Owl , Growth Spiral , Invert the Skies , Kiora's Follower , Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca , Kiora, the Crashing Wave , Master Biomancer , Merfolk Mistbinder , Momir Vig, Simic Visionary , Prime Speaker Zegana , Shapers of Nature , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Thrasios, Triton Hero , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , Urban Evolution , Vorel of the Hull Clade , Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation , Surgespanner
1 week ago
I was lucky enough to have 5 promo Hydroid Krasis pulled in my playgroup on prerelease weekend lol
essentially, use Capsize as little as possible because they know you have it after the first use, skilled players will try to bait it like they will for counterspells. Focus on returning combo pieces in response to the other side of the combo coming down, remove annoyances like Malignus as they swing, but most importantly use it to protect engine pieces like Prime Speaker Zegana , Panharmonicon , and Eternal Witness from exile and use it as a recursion engine when there are gaps in play. Getting an eye for what you HAVE to remove and what you WANT to remove is something you will acquire over time and will shift as much as your meta does. The less you use Capsize the more mana you can stockpile, but the more you use it...the more card advantage it gains you. A fine line to be sure
And yes, it is somewhat normal to get mana screwed on the way to casting your first Kruphix...but the tempo disruption should allow you to keep the other players off until you are stabilized. I tend to keep 3 land hands that have plays or snap keep 4 land hands. There are plenty of little draw, little scry, and stall options for early game so you just have to have the faith :)
Also, you don't always have to play kruphix. Nowadays I only play him to prevent discard, flash him in on an end step if I have nothing better to do, or to abuse Seedborn Muse and Wilderness Reclamation . My meta is so spot removal heavy and cutthroat that I have to put the game away without him most rounds, but the deck still runs without him if you gain more meta knowledge and learn your opponents' tells and trends
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Goals of the deck
Your primary goal with this deck is to create a critical mass of big creatures and get some explosive plays. My personal favorite method of making a huge board is creating a massive Master Biomancer with whatever method whether it be from Reyhan, Last of the Abzan triggers or however else and then dropping something like Prime Speaker Zegana drawing a ton of cards or playing a massive Hangarback Walker (which can then be sacrificed by a sac outlet to possibly distribute more counters to Master Biomancer which in turn makes all the thopters MASSIVE). This deck likes explosive draws over incremental draw to really abuse Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix , however the problem arises that the mana she produces is purely colorless. For this exact reason I run both Cascading Cataracts and Crystal Quarry . Now what do you do with the disturbing amount of mana Kydele can produce? It's as simple as purely giving you more gas to draw more cards after an initial explosive draw or to funnel a ton of mana into a lethal Exsanguinate or to make some rather THICC hydras like Hooded Hydra or Lifeblood Hydra .
1 month ago
Lanzo493 thank you very much for your suggestions! I'm aware of Kiora's Follower and the like but I was attempting to make this more elfball than anything hence why I left them out, I know they should be very good includes though!
To tell you the truth I'm struggling with coming up with a decent deck list for Vannifar, she is a commander I've been waiting a while for and in one of my favourite colour pairings but I don't know how to build her effectively, I've tried a straight up Birthing Pod line (which is pretty much what you see in here with Peregrine Drake & Prime Speaker Zegana ) and as you can see now I've tried Elfball but neither of them have left with satisfied with the finished product and I don't know where to take it from here, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this is a deck I would love to get working and have as my main list over time! :)
Prime Speaker Zegana occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%