Prime Speaker Zegana


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Prime Speaker Zegana Discussion

momikulski on Merfolk commander

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

I'd use Vanquisher's Banner over Glass of the Guildpact , because you’re only really running a handful of multi-colored creatures. But it is a bit more expensive

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

As for lands there are a couple of lands that help you and are reasonably priced Simic Growth Chamber , Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse , Lumbering Falls , and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood .

antny540 on Niv-Mizzet Reborn EDH

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.

NayrSlayer on Niv-Mizzet Reborn EDH

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.

NoSoyYucateco on

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.

NinjaKitty778 on Geral's Roon Deck

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:

- Coiling Oracle - Farhaven Elf - Oracle of Mul Daya - Sakura-Tribe Elder - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Solemn Simulacrum - Wood Elves - Blighted Woodland - Cultivate - Kodama's Reach - Sol Ring

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

Card Advantage/Utility/Tutor

- 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

Aggro Enablers:

- Avenger of Zendikar - Brago, King Eternal - Craterhoof Behemoth

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.

Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

3 months ago

Hey Abzkaban,

Thanks for your comment. Sorry it took so long for me to reply, schoolwork has swamped me. I don't have the money for Doubling Season at the moment, which is why Primal Vigor is in the list.

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.

Thanks again,


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Prime Speaker Zegana occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

GU (Simic): 1.02%