Zada, Hedron Grinder


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Zada, Hedron Grinder

Legendary Creature — Goblin Ally

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell that targets only Zada, Hedron Grinder, copy that spell for each other creature you control that the spell could target. Each copy targets a different one of those creatures.

Zada, Hedron Grinder Discussion

Flagellum on Star Spangled Slaughter

19 minutes ago

Feather, the Redeemed would give buyback to most of your cantrips assuming they can target one of your creatures. Throw Zada, Hedron Grinder in for massive card draw off those same cantrips.

Including more/most of the red cantrips (more so instants) will ensure you'll be able to cast them utilizing Kykar's second ability. Ephara, God of the Polis can net cards using instant speed cantrips on opponent's turns. Goblin Electromancer can make the cantrips cheaper but might not be worth the spot. Firemind's Research could be an interesting include as well.

So how exactly do you finish people off? I see the little pingers and I know Purphoros can make the table go splat. There's gotta be more ways we can abuse all (not just spirits) these free tokens.

Akromathia on Werewolves are Cool

1 month ago

OK, let us see…

Land creature ratio:

  • Try 22 Lands instead of 20 (trust me on this).
  • 25 – 26 creatures are just fine.
  • 12 – 13 spells.
Note: These numbers are not written in stone, you can add more creatures, but usually you should not go under 24, for this deck strongly relies on critical creature mass. I tried to run a similar deck with 18 – 20 lands, and it did not work very well. 24 were just too much, so I went to 23 and 22 and found that there was not much difference so I kept 22.



  • Daybreak Ranger  Flip good card, but usually better as sideboard, whenever you face tons of flyers or when in need for extra removal. I would replace the whole set with Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, faster, cheaper (in both mana and dollars) and helps a lot to keep your hand and board full of wolves. Another budget replacement, could be Gatstaf Shepherd  Flip, same cmc, goes for like 20 cents the copy and has intimidate.
  • Geier Reach Bandit  Flip another pretty good card, but I would just main 2 copies, more than that is usually not great, and this opens space to great finishers like Kruin Outlaw  Flip.
  • You have a ton of “Lord Effects”, so Reckless Waif  Flip might be a good addition, since she has better body than Village Messenger  Flip. Maybe tun a mix of both? Also could replace some Bandits to make the deck more aggro.
  • Now about Silverfur Partisan . Most people think that you need a bunch of instants to cast on it yourself to justify its inclusion. WRONG! Even though that is a way to make it work, and even thought there a couple of cool combos with Zada, Hedron Grinder , it is not its main role. While in play, the partisan gives you a wolf for EVERY TARGETED WOLF OR WEREWOLF, which means that for every removal spell they cast on your creatures, you get a free replacement, which is great against some heavy removal decks. Remember that Werewolves have 3 main weak points, fliers, removal and mass removal. A great side board card.


Hope this helps! Be kind and have fun.

xiud on Combatrips

1 month ago

Hey! I really like your build and I run a similar one, but a bit more budget and got a couple of questions for you if you have time!

I was wondering if you had tested Unwinding Clock ? I am looking at it to replace Paradox Engine which is out of range for me.

Also, Have you tried Aria of Flame ? Any thoughts on it?

I am curious to get your point of view on Veilstone Amulet . Is it a must for you or do you find it a bit redundant with all the instants protections this deck has?

I also noticed you don't run Zada, Hedron Grinder or Mirrorwing Dragon , were they not performing enough in your deck or..?

Finally, have you considered or felt the need to add more Stax cards to your deck?


dragonstryke58 on Kickers cloned and legend rule

1 month ago

When copying a spell on the stack, all copiable values are also copied. This includes whether a kicker cost was also paid.

706.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s characteristics and, for an object on the stack, choices made when casting or activating it (mode, targets, the value of X, whether it was kicked, how it will affect multiple targets, and so on). The “copiable values” are the values derived from the text printed on the object (that text being name, mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, rules text, power, toughness, and/or loyalty), as modified by other copy effects, by its face-down status, and by “as . . . enters the battlefield” and “as . . . is turned face up” abilities that set power and toughness (and may also set additional characteristics). Other effects (including type-changing and text-changing effects), status, and counters are not copied.

If you did copy your Zada, Hedron Grinder with Rite of Replication and paid the kicker, you will have 5 copies of Zada, Hedron Grinder enter the battlefield. Then you will have to move 5 of your Zada, Hedron Grinder s to the graveyard due to the legend rule (since you would control six; 1 original and 5 copies).

ManaSuro on Kickers cloned and legend rule

1 month ago

When you copy a spell such as Rite of Replication using the ability of Zada, Hedron Grinder or any other copying card, can I pay the kicker on those copies? Also using mentioned cards above, if I cloned Zara and kicked it for 5 copies.. it would still count as 5 allies hitting the field even tho 4 would fizzle immediately they still had to hit the field correct?

Coward_Token on Modern Horizons Card Review (SPOILERS)

1 month ago

Tribute Mage : gets, among many more powerful things, Krark's Thumb for my fellow Z&O brewers

Changeling Outcast : welcome addition to both Pirate and Rogues as they also like unblocked tribal creatures. Another way to prowl Notorious Throng in decks that aren't hardcore Rogue tribal too.

Generous Gift : I'd rather still run Anguished Unmaking if possible but it's neat that it can be fetched by Sunforger in non- decks

Faerie Seer : cheap Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow enabler

Fists of Flame : Both Feather and Zada, Hedron Grinder smile at this humble common combat trick.

ChibiNature on The Pie Raker's Army

1 month ago


Yeah I am liking the card a lot. It might actually replace Psychotic Fury tho, since fury cannot target Zada, Hedron Grinder and Mirrorwing Dragon . And Fists of Flame will still give enough for the creature to win in combat. Will have to debate about it a bit more. There are a few cards this set I am interested in for this deck alone. I am looking forward to do playtesting with them!

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Zada, Hedron Grinder occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.19%