Zedruu the Greathearted

Zedruu the Greathearted

Legendary Creature — Minotaur Monk

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain X life and draw X cards, where X is the number of permanents you own that your opponents control.

Target opponent gains control of target permanent you control.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare

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

Zedruu the Greathearted occurrence in decks from the last year

Zedruu the Greathearted Discussion

SynergyBuild on What is your favorite card/deck …

1 month ago

Whenever an opponent plays an Armageddon and it resolves, suddenly the game gets really interesting, really fast. You have to count out how much mana you have left, if any, and decide how to use the resources you already have out to manage a board state. Politics comes in big, because if you had a bunch of setup but didn't lay out your plan, you might not get to, and could get steamrolled by someone that had their plan out on the field.

Aiming to align yourself with the best players, rebuild as fast as possible, and not get targetted in the new landscape where what's in hand is often stranded becomes really useful.

I also love decks based around copying/stealing your opponents cards. They are always powerful, but never super powerful because they play with their opponent's cards! You can run them anywhere, and it's really fun!

I hear similar stories about other cards, whether they are political, like most monarch cards, or certain decks that aim to bring a new style of game to the table, like with Zedruu the Greathearted or Pramikon, Sky Rampart.

All of these cards can be awful or fun to play, but personally I find them most fun to play against. What do you all like playing against? Any cards? Any decks?

dbpunk on Nine Luls

1 month ago

Oh wait that doesnt 100% work... better idea for Zedruu the Greathearted.

  1. Fractured Identity the enchantment.
  2. In response to the spell, cast Angel's Grace
  3. Then, at your end step, Patrician's Scorn for free.

Essentially, win the game for 6 mana.

TheBreadedCat on Derevi, She Who Knows 10,000 Things

2 months ago

KorandAngels Yes! Derevi is a female!

I am unsure if you knew this, but Zedruu the Greathearted is also female.

DerektheRed on Ideas for a Kynaios and …

6 months ago

"Hug It Out" ? "We love you to death" ?

Four colors means your build options are actually pretty diverse, tho group hug is always at least a sub-theme. I run a landfall deck with them, so Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Sakura-Tribe Scout, and landfall triggers in addition to group hug. Recently added Chulane, Teller of Tales for landfall but also more card draw.

If you go heavy on draw with group hug stuff like Temple Bell / Dictate of Kruphix / Well of Ideas but also cards like Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx, you can potentially win out of nowhere with Psychosis Crawler and to a lesser extent Chasm Skulker.

If you want more group hug stuff, there's no end of enchantments (Aurification, Fight or Flight, Dissipation Field) and artifacts. (and you can put Zedruu the Greathearted in there!) Lots of new-ish group hug cards like Coveted Jewel that get passed around the table.

Lastly, since you're currently emphasizing 'attack them not me' cards like Edric and Gahjji, I'd consider Marisi, Breaker of the Coil and staple cards like Assault Suit. Obviously, Marisi is a little more aggressive / less group hug... If you want to go that route you could throw in Dictate of the Twin Gods or similar.

Happy brewing!

BMHKain on The 轟音 of Frigid Flame & Scalding Frost.

7 months ago

@king-saproling: I feel misguided w/ this CHAOS Commander. I actually wanted some suggestions on what you'd think is a better CHAOS CMDR; & what to suggest in there.

Unless you want me to change Color Identity, All I can think of is Okaun, Eye of Chaos & Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom . But does it have to be all Coinflip & nothing more?

The best I got is either Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , any 5-Color that's not Karona, False God , or The First Sliver . BTW, Zedruu the Greathearted might be a possible Group Hug CMDR of Mine; but there are others gambiting for this role Including One King... & Two Rulers of a Major Theros Area...

I can't decide which to choose; though I'm on the Bend for Yidris again, or even Jodah, Archmage Eternal ; both of which suits my needs, but even I'd like to find the right balance of CHAOS for the 99. That said, I'd rather have my CHAOS both Not only Just Right, but also strong enough to end the opinion that they're just casual trash.

Any thoughts?

xenosapien on Dr Volrath will see you now.

7 months ago


oh you actually just gave me an idea on what to do with my Mindslaver!!

-> I´m gonna put that sucker into my Zedruu the Greathearted deck, and then gift it to one of my opponents and watch them tear each other apart hahaha :D

burferking on Mathas, Bitter Hugs

8 months ago

I like your deck! It has a similar flavor to my Grixis Twisted Group Hug (No Pain, No Gain!), where I can help with cards and effects, but at a cost. The idea was a Zedruu the Greathearted , but with black, black being my favorite Mtg color. I invite you to take a look at my deck and draw some inspiration from it. One of the principles of the deck is that I don't target destroy/exile/counterspell anything; "that wouldn't be nice, from a good guy that helps you, eh?". I personnally found that Illicit Auction and Pain's Reward are such fun cards and can hurt a player so bad at the same time ! You could also consider any cards with the Join Forces and Tempting Offer mechanics. If I do help someone, it is not everybody, like I originally would have like. So to be honest, I may rename my deck "Grixis Bitter Hugs" -because I think it is more accurate than "Grixis Twisted Group Hug"- if you don't mind. While commenting, I took time to update my deck's description, which was pretty much empty before lol

You could also add Anvil of Bogardan , Oracle's Vault , Outpost Siege , Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip, Bloodgift Demon , Indulgent Tormentor , Well of Lost Dreams ... Phyrexian Arena is a must, Rhystic Study is a beast (but pricy $), Mystic Remora is great and you could add also Braid of Fire , comboing with Luminarch Ascension . For more lands, add Land Tax , Knight of the White Orchid , Weathered Wayfarer , Sword of the Animist , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Journeyer's Kite ...

goodair on Food Token EDH Help

8 months ago

Zedruu the Greathearted lets you share your food with everyone!

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