Zedruu the Greathearted


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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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Zedruu the Greathearted Discussion

chadsansing on Can I Stifle or Trickbind ...

4 days ago

I'm looking for ways to deal with Zedruu the Greathearted in 1:1 EDH. I would love to limit that deck to 1 upkeep per turn. Would Stifle or Trickbind work against Paradox Haze?

DRACULA150704 on Need suggestions for abusing Revel ...

1 month ago

I suppose if you use Lingering Souls to get some 1/1 creatures, then use Zedruu the Greathearted to give them to another player, then use Electrickery overload to kill them, but this would be a negative mana trade.

NayrSlayer on Suicide Ramos- Tank me later

2 months ago

With the amount of cards that would be beneficial in your opponent's hands, I definitely recommend Zedruu the Greathearted. Also, to help with your mana base in a cheap, but effective way, I would say use the tri-lands (ex. Opulent Palace).

I also agree with Lutachris23 in that Thousand-Year Elixir should be Voltaic Key since you have more artifacts you want to tap several times per turn instead of creatures.

Love the deck!

Redace878 on Ixalan Spoilers

2 months ago

Trove of temptation could be fun in a (casual) Zedruu the Greathearted deck.

goblinguiderevealpls on

2 months ago

I dont think this deck will function anything like you intend

Oloro is banned in 1v1 commander, and your opponents will do the opposite of ignoring you with him in the command zone, in fact most oloro control games i've played you are almost always the archenemy, oloro is NOT a deck to ignore and if you want people to ignore you you should consider a commander that isnt banned and infamous, such as a group hug one like Zedruu the Greathearted

Between playing oloro and controlling everyones board, being ignored is the last thing on opponents mind, so you should ve playing as an archenemy rather than an invisible player, oloro is one of the farthest commanders from invisible lol :/

That said, this looks nearly identical to my oloro stax listExcept that your lack of creatures is disturbing, i understand its not a creature heavy deck but nevertheless things like Dark Confidant, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip Snapcaster Mage, Ethersworn Canonist, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Reflector Mage Containment Priest and Aven Mindcensor contribute to the game plan via control, card draw and recursion while providing you with chump blockers to protect against any creatures that survive board wipes

TheDeckMaker2300 on test 2

2 months ago

no problem

so here we go with the others

first off seriously how come Platinum Angel isn't here? its a safety net

i notice Hive Mind is a card so this cycle should helphttp://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&name=+%5Bpact%5D&set=%7C%5B%22Future%20Sight%22%5D

Epic struggle

  1. Sprouting Phytohydra + Pestilence/Pyrohemia
  2. Saproling Symbiosis
  3. Mycoloth
  4. Storm Herd
  5. oh and all the token doublers Parallel Lives/Anointed Procession are the cheapest


  1. Infinite Reflection
  2. Progenitor Mimic
  3. Rite of Replication this is the most important one
  4. Spitting Image

Laboratory Maniac

  1. Leveler
  2. Thought Lash
  3. Divining Witch/Demonic Consultation (also works with Approach of the Second Sun)
  4. Enter the Infinite
  5. Inverter of Truth

Near-Death Experience

  1. Worship
  2. Angel's Grace
  3. Soulgorger Orgg
  4. Sustaining Spirit
  5. Fortune Thief
  6. anything spell/permanent that involves paying any amount of life my favorite isMinion of the Wastes because this works with Mayael's Aria as well

Mayael's Aria

  1. Serra Avatar
  2. Progenitus (promo versions are only $5)
  3. Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage/Vampire Hexmage
  4. Primordial Hydra

Chance Encounter

just one thing Krark's Thumb

Darksteel Reactor/Azor's Elocutors/Helix Pinnacle

note: only proliferate

  1. Deepglow Skate (all other counter related stuff works too.)
  2. anything with proliferate Contagion Engine and Inexorable Tide are the best ones
  3. Kalonian Hydra (the ariel will work as well)
  4. Gilder Bairn
  5. Winding Constrictor
  6. if your are willing to spend this much money. Doubling Season but you can go without it

Celestial Convergence

two things Hex Parasite and Vampire Hexmage but i want to point this out puting it to zero doesn't cause it to trigger it has to be on upkeep for the winner to be decided from this.

Felidar Sovereign/Test of Endurance

the celestial convergence win con takes this as well

  1. Kambal, Consul of Allocation
  2. Fumigate
  3. Wall of Reverence (with that avatar i mentioned eariler you double your life every end step)
  4. Debt to the Deathless
  5. Any of the whenever one of your creatures ETB Soul Warden is the best one

Barren Glory

  1. you have Banishing Light so the family members of this
  2. Kaervek's Spite trigger just before your turn
  3. Decree of Annihilation

Demonic Pact

just Bazaar Trader and Zedruu the Greatheartedand theres a few more enchantments you can do the exact same thing with Fractured Identity but you need platinum angel for a few of them though


nothing everything you need for this one is here

Approach of the Second sun

just a couple more tutors thats itlast but not least

Mechanized Production/Hellkite tyrant

the biovisonary and epic struggle stuff works if the target is a creature
  1. Darksteel Citadel
  2. Myr Battlesphere
  3. Hangarback Walker
  4. Thopter Assembly
  5. Thopter Spy Network
welp hope this stuff helpsoh one more thing Fractured Identity it works with leveler just as well as phage

abby315 on ICYMI 7/17 - 7/21 - ...

3 months ago

Hello everybody, and welcome back to another ICYMI! Below you'll find a plethora of links to all the news and happenins you might have missed. Free of charge. Tips welcome in the top hat at my feet. ;)

TappedOut News

7/17: The Modern Tiered List update adapted to the announcement from Wizards about the 5-0 results on MTGO, so now it will be bi-weekly in order to gather enough data. EverythingIsK will be showcasing interesting meta decks to make up for the wait!

7/17: The LabManiacs showcase a deck tech from cEDH brewer LimeBlue. Learn the ins and outs of his all-star Sidisi, Brood Tyrant Combo deck!

7/18: The Trinisphere podcast team released their HOU Set Review complete with a list of WIP God decks, from both Theros and Amonkhet.

7/19: Hopefully y'all love commander, because the TappedOut Commander Series released Episode 4, featuring a Zedruu the Greathearted deck, with all of the shenanigans that brings.

7/20: berryjon takes on his destiny inPattern Recognition #37 and reviews a mechanic Wizards has been trying to get right for years now: level up.

7/21: It was my birthday :)

Official Magic Neeeews

7/18: Wizards' How to Build article featured a powerful, rude, knowledgeable dragon-planeswalker-god. Build like Bolas!

7/18: Brian DeMars claims you can do whatever you want in standard.

7/19: New installment in the Magic story: Endure. Looks like the Amonkhetians could have used a certain Big Pig :)

7/19: Wizards announced an update to Organized Play with more Team Trio Pro Tours (AKA Legacy at the Pro Tour!!!) and new ways to qualify.

7/20: Ditto, but with GPs.

7/20: The Streamer Showdown went down, pitting popular streamers against each other on MTGO. Click on your fav streamer from the list & see if they have a video of it! Here's Emma Handy's. :)

7/21: WotC wants to remind you the Standard Showdown exists. Do any of y'all play?

Whew. Lots of stuff last week. Catch up. ;)

Let me know if I missed anything, and see you next week!

Oloro_Magic on Can I get attacked during ...

4 months ago

Zedruu the Greathearted is the enchanted entity in this case scenario, ownership has no affect on the ability of Invocation of Saint Traft.

From the comprehensive rules:

109.5. The words you and your on an object refer to the objects controller, its would-be controller (if a player is attempting to play, cast, or activate it), or its owner (if it has no controller). For a static ability, this is the current controller of the object its on. For an activated ability, this is the player who activated the ability. For a triggered ability, this is the controller of the object when the ability triggered, unless its a delayed triggered ability. To determine the controller of a delayed triggered ability, see rules 603.7df.

603.7d If a spell creates a delayed triggered ability, the source of that delayed triggered ability is that spell. The controller of that delayed triggered ability is the player who controlled that spell as it resolved. #

603.7e If an activated or triggered ability creates a delayed triggered ability, the source of that delayed triggered ability is the same as the source of that other ability. The controller of that delayed triggered ability is the player who controlled that other ability as it resolved. #

603.7f If a static ability generates a replacement effect which causes a delayed triggered ability to be created, the source of that delayed triggered ability is the object with that static ability. The controller of that delayed triggered ability is the same as the controller of that object at the time the replacement effect was applied.

The aura in question gives a triggered ability to the enchanted creature and as the controller of the creature you control the triggered ability without controlling the aura itself. If the aura created the 4/4 instead of giving the ability to the creature then your opponent would control the triggered ability as stated in rule 109.5.

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