Prime Speaker Zegana

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Prime Speaker Zegana occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

GU (Simic): 1.02%

Prime Speaker Zegana Discussion

Magnanimous on RG vs RUG

1 week ago

I do think Savage Knuckleblade is good and could be great in a deck like this. In situations where both you and your opponent have very few cards in hand, it can be a great mana sink that can take games. I do agree that Prime Speaker Zegana is bad (6 mana cards should help you go from a losing to a winning position, this is a win-more card) and think that the old Kiora, the Crashing Wave would be better than the new one. On that note, an interesting direction would be a Kiora fog deck that slams bombs in the late-game.

capriom85 on RG vs RUG

1 week ago

I want to build a midrange beatdown deck for pioneer. I played Temur monsters back in RTR/KTR standard with much success. Given the current state of pioneer, I am wondering is splashing blue for Savage Knuckleblade and Prime Speaker Zegana would be worth it.

So far I am thinking Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic to get the party started. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds and Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner for some card advantage. Top of my curve is going to look like Glorybringer. What do I do in between? Would the blue be worth it, or should I just stay where I am and start looking at Gruul Spellbreaker and Questing Beast instead?

DudePascalou on Prime Speaker Zegana Play All Decks

1 week ago

I really like Prime Speaker Zegana. This card is so fun to play. I used to play it on a casual Modern deck along with Chasm Skulker and other draw spells. Have you ever played this deck ? It seems fun to play. I like Simic for that. Ramp and +1/+1 counters can go wild if opponents do nothing.

Drakeown on Horizon of Eldrazi

1 week ago

I will say the downside to running x cost draw is, yes it's effective and you can draw... a LOT, however no matter what deck it's in it's going to be slow. You're going to expend your hand before you can dump enough mana into that draw card to want to bother with it. I think a Finale of Revelation could be an interesting include. If you're wanting to pump that card draw to get as much card advantage as possible, you may as well get some lands back out of it. I think the mana ramp above from king-saproling are all good suggestions, and are going to help you get the mana necessary for those x draw spells. Otherwise you might want to take advantage of like... depending on how much you rely on creatures, taking out Nyxbloom Ancient for an Zendikar Resurgent so you draw on creature cast. I know it's not as good mana ramp, but maybe there's another deckslot where you can fit in both? I know you're already considering this but I definitely think it would help.

Beast Whisperer. See here's the thing, you're playing simic. The color combo I hate the most because two of the people in my meta play it and they frequently beat me with it. Simic is probably the best colors in the history of ever for card draw. It's disgusting. Edric, Spymaster of Trest. Swing with those mana dorks at an open player when you're not using them.

Maybe throw in a Prime Speaker Zegana. Oh no!!! I'm going to draw 13 cards off of my 13/13 Emrakul.....

Just some thoughts :)

dbpunk on how tin with as blink ...

1 month ago

There are quite a few ways, such as bouncing a Prime Speaker Zegana a bunch while Psychosis Crawler or Laboratory Maniac is in play. My favorite way Ive won (back when I had Cyclonic Rift in my Roon of the Hidden Realm deck is as follows.

2 opponents left, one with almost no board state due to being a spellslinger deck and the other a newer player using a BR deck

  1. Have an opponent play Phage the Untouchable

  2. Gain control of Phage using Illusory Gains, then attacking with Phage at the no board state spellslinger

  3. Bounce Phage back to its owners using Roon.

ZendikariWol on Beginner Commanders

1 month ago

1) I'm not at all surprised but I appreciate that commander players are so quick to gush about their favorites- and in this case, try to help other people find their guy.

2) I will throw in some suggestions myself, though I will stress once again that Magic, and especially the commander format is incredibly individual.

Ghired, Conclave Exile is an excellent example of lenticular design- a card that new players can appreciate at face value but more experienced players can break in clever ways.

Prime Speaker Zegana, Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, and Surrak Dragonclaw can all head up a mean beefy bois deck.

Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen can head up a cool elf deck. Tribal is cool for newer players, and they also tend to place a lot of value in gaining life.

For a stronger and sexier tribal deck, maybe take a look at Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale. I know you said it should probably be 1-2 colors but hear me out, she's got a lot going for her. New players, in general, like to feel like they're doing stuff all the time. They also like being able to attack with strong creatures and make huge plays. I think the Gwyn is an excellent mix of the two, combining low-to-the-ground knights with long game card draw and strong equipment. Beyond that, knights have a strong, established flavor and it feels cool to be at the helm of an army of knights. She'd be my pick.

Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer could also be a fun equipment general. I would normally suggest Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, but new players tend not to think ahead to what they want to tutor up and that is not so good for gameplay.

And finally, if your kid is more into enchantments, I would personally suggest Siona, Captain of the Pyleas. Auras are fun to use and GW are the best colors with which to use them.

MindAblaze on Rank the Guild Leaders

1 month ago

It’s funny because when Obzedat, Ghost Council was standard I believe it saw the most play of any of the guild leaders because it fit into a midrange shell next to Restoration Angel and Thragtusk as a one or two of.

Otherwise I would say I like Trostani, Selesnya's Voice the best for my style. She’s not playable in modern though for anything useful, since that’s what forum this is in.

Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius is pretty comboable, but not as much as the original. I’ve seen a glass cannon Borborygmos Enraged combo deck too that seemed right up my alley, but again, glass cannon.

Aurelia, the Warleader’s extra combat step is super useful...But she’s a bit expensive for modern.

Isperia, Supreme Judge - meh.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is a nice combo piece, but easily disrupted.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind doesn’t really have a place in the format, and the three toughness he starts off with makes him prime Lightning Bolt fodder.

Prime Speaker Zegana is super useful in casual commander, but totally over costed for modern. She’s just not a big enough threat to cost that much.

Rakdos is powerful, like PhyrexianWombat said, but if you are talking about Modern, it’s too much work I think to get him online.

Is that all of them???

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