Zedruu the Greathearted


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan 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

KIRK77 on What's good for bad

1 month ago

Yeah, brisela is one big baddie and pulling it off in commander is funny.

Let me walk you through a play by play with the Desolation Giant. So say on turn 4 I cast Zedruu the Greathearted. On turn 5 I use Stifle as I play the Desolation Giant to counter his enter the battlefield trigger. On turn 6 I enchant the Desolation Giant with the False Demise and use 3 mana with zedruu to give it to my opponent. Youre right about the kicker being a cast trigger but thats the beauty of it, because when the giant dies the next time I use it to block (or if Im lucky enough to have my Despotic Scepter), it will come back into play under my opponents control and they cant pay a kicker cost so the Desolation Giant will blow up all of their creatures while mine are fine.

Skinken on What's good for bad

1 month ago

Also, Faerie Artisans is extremely cheeky, god damn. Here's the line:

Step 1: You just play the artisan. I have played it a bit in the past, and it's not particularly exciting but totally ok, especially as a defensive card.

Step 2: Make sure to develop Zedruu the Greathearted

Step 3: Give an opponent control of Faerie Artisans with zedruu and play Leveler to kill them at their next draw step (note that faerie artisans's ability is not a may ability). Or in a game with multible people still alive, play Sky Swallower to take their board (including Faerie Artisans).

I admit, it's not very likely to happen, but it's actually mor consistent than Brisela, Voice of Nightmares, and potentially gamewinning if you ever pull it off.

edwardgr on List of Bugs and Feature ...

2 months ago

Odd behavior in a just completed EDH deck.

Swapsies is the deck I just finished. Zedruu the Greathearted is the general. I have added Cultural Exchange as the feature card. The issue is that the color pie in the deck preview image is colorless, and when viewing the deckstats it insists that I have black and green mana. Which is not strictly speaking true, I have the standard any color package for EDH. None of my other decks do this, just curious as to what the issue is.

golgariizzet on soulfire grandmaster

2 months ago

if you want to keep that color scheme Zedruu the Greathearted has life link and card draw. Ruhan of the Fomori is same colors 7/7 for 4 mana and then there are Numot, the Devastator, and Narset, Enlightened Master.

kamelyan on Chaos Hug

2 months ago

Grafdigger's Cage is a great card against Meren of Clan Nel Toth; and if you give it to the red deck that runs Vandalblast, it'll be safe until Krosan Grip.

Also, you can fit one more card into you deck. You currently have Zedruu the Greathearted in your mainboard and another sitting in your command zone.

Here are my Zedruu deck and my group hug deck if you care to take a look.

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JazzyDecks on Who is the controller of ...

3 months ago

So im making a Zedruu the Greathearted deck, and was wondering when you use a targeted enchantment like Faith's Fetters who is in control of it? typically you place such an enchantment with the targeted creature, so I would presume such an enchantment would then be under their control?

If this is not the case, and an enchantment remains under the control of the one who cast it, what would happen if one were to use Zedruu to give control of the said enchantment to another player? theoretically nothing right, the target of the enchantment would already be assigned, so its just a harmless way for me to gain cards, life, and hand the buck of the blame of the annoying enchantment to someone else? - that said if this method is true thats just awkward since the card cant be in two places at once, both in its controllers field, and on the targeted creature.

Curious to hear thoughts

Suns_Champion on Help with Forced Attack Deck

4 months ago

I'd say Queen Marchesa, but if you feel like you'll miss blue go with O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami and run everything.

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs can go in either deck and be great, but in the command zone limits your color options.

Zedruu the Greathearted is cool but a good chunk of the deck would have to be dedicated to what he does to benefit from him. You can't go giving your good stuff away so I feel like he isn't the right fit. I've played Delaying Shield in Marchesa and so it can still be used to good effect.

My personal bias is to my Queen. But if blue is something you feel like you need, O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami might be the way to go. He seems like the best way to blend all these elements and make a really unique deck.

Let me know when you have a decklist(or multiple) up! I'll be happy to check it out!

EDIT: Snipped! I'll be there shortly!

RazortoothMtg on Help with Forced Attack Deck

4 months ago

Okay, so many comments here!

I'm probably gonna be prototyping a few decks with each of the different suggested commanders here. I'll post them here when I have a rough outline of each.

Thoughts between Zedruu the Greathearted, Queen Marchesa, O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami, and just Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs?

Zedruu the Greathearted allows for some cool tricks with cards like Delaying Shield, as well as drawing me cards and gaining back the life I lose from everyone attacking me. Also, gives me Courtly Provocateur-style effects, as well as Riddlekeeper and Isperia, Supreme Judge, both of which seem like some of the best cards in this style of deck.

Queen Marchesa does a lot of things for the deck, and is my top pick as of right now. gives me No Mercy effects, High Priest of Penance (and the Phyrexian Reclamation that would make it great), rattlesnake cards like Ophiomancer, and does a lot herself, such as giving me card draw, or another reason to attack me, and when I'm not the monarch she gives me deathtouchers to make attacking me extra painful.

O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami gives me all the above mentioned cards, and gives me an attack punisher in the command zone. Not a lot to say about it, other than getting to Vindicate something every turn seems pretty good. Or twice a turn with Fireshrieker. Would also give me an easy actual wincon in commander damage, since it's big and evasive.

Finally, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, the card that started this, is probably my last pick since I don't get to play a lot of the cool cards like No Mercy and stuff. However, having one of the best punishers at all times might be the correct choice.

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