Zegana, Utopian Speaker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Rare
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Zegana, Utopian Speaker

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Wizard

When Zegana, Utopian Speaker enters the battlefield, if you control another creature with a +1/+1 counter on it, draw a card.

: Adapt 4. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has trample.

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Zegana, Utopian Speaker Discussion

ChRyKy on Impenetrable Shield [Aggro Combo]

1 month ago

Teferi's Time Twist is your new answer to Swords to Plowshares . Exile it first and bring it back stronger.

I still like the Skygate, it's a 2 drop blocker with reach that costs less than 20 cents. Angelic Wall gets no argument here, great card, I run it myself.

I know it's starting to move away from the theme of the deck, but with WAR now out and about, with many "give creatures +1/+1", Zegana, Utopian Speaker would fix your trample problems.

Ahhhh, the conundrums of deck building...

Murphy77 on WAR PAW

2 months ago


Sorry for not answering your comment, which is appreciated. I started to answer twice over the easter weekend, but tapped out was super-slow and kept crashing.

Siren Stormtamer fills a number of gaps for me, providing some protection for my other creatures, coming in as a 1-drop creature with flying that can take +1/+1 counters and do some early damage in-the-air, etc.

Sharktocrab , Aeromunculus and Merfolk Skydiver are all fun cards that slot right into this deck. I went with Skydiver, I suppose, mainly for the chance of repeated proliferate which is made cheaper by Biomancer's Familiar .

Sharktocrab comes in at 4 cmc and I might use it if I could increase to 25 lands - I just don't see that happening at the moment, but I will keep the crab in mind when I start playing and refining this deck.

Hydroid Krasis just doesn't work for me. I see that card as a useful mana-sink. If you have tons of spare, untapped mana, it could be great. Under normal conditions, casting it for 4 mana doesn't give you the best 4 mana creature, similarly casting for 6 mana is nice, but not great. I am certainly not going to sit with Krasis in by hand for 9 or 10 turns in the hope of eventually getting a big whammy.

Zegana, Utopian Speaker started out in the Merfolk Skydiver slot, then got moved to the side-board, then got dropped from the side-board as I found other cards that I wanted more. It is certainly a card to think about when play-testing and refining the deck.

There are certainly a number of different options for a Simic Adapt & Proliferate deck, which could be great fun to play in WAR. Happy brewing and I am sure that we can make something competitive out of this theme. Roalesk, Apex Hybrid might very well be the apex card in the final best version of this deck - I just have not looked seriously at a higher average cmc version of this deck yet.

antny540 on Niv-Mizzet Reborn EDH

2 months ago

Lmao, I feel that.

I was thinking the same thing about Zegana, Utopian Speaker . That's why I put in Zameck Guildmage , but I had to cut Combine Guildmage . Pure draw power with Prime Speaker Zegana is never a bad idea though.

NayrSlayer on Niv-Mizzet Reborn EDH

2 months ago

Yeah, some of my suggestions don't make too much sense now that I look at them. I think I went too far into the story aspect of Ravnica without really considering what it would do with the playability of the deck. That's the last time I post on 3 hours of sleep, haha.

I think that Niv-Mizzet, Parun would be an excellent choice if you end up replacing Brago. Though, now that I see the strategy with Brago, maybe leaving him in would be ok.

For Tezzeret, I think you are right in saying that Tezzeret, Master of Metal is a better choice since 4 of your 8 artifacts would be big hits.

Also, I get what you are saying with Mechanized Production. Maybe once we get the complete set list for War of the Spark I can find a better card that will both help the story and the deck.

I chose not to say anything about Maelstrom Angel simply because she fits very well with what the deck wants to do (get a bunch of stuff on the battlefield for your opponents to revel in your theme-ing capabilites, haha)

And one last thing I noticed, I'm not sure how well Zegana, Utopian Speaker works with the deck, so I would recommend just replacing her with Prime Speaker Zegana . In a deck that doesn't care about +1/+1 counters, the older version is typically just better.

mistah6202 on Simic Climb to Ascend

2 months ago

Hi Myrphy. I had completely forgotten about Growth-Chamber Guardian ! I had a playset in my original version, but I seem to have thrown them off the list for some reason. I'm probably going to take the two Zegana, Utopian Speaker out, and all 3 of Territorial Allosaurus . I don't see a reason to keep 1 allosaurus in the side.

I used to have 3 Biomancer's Familiar in the main, but I took them out, seeing as I had so few creatures with Adapt or activated abilities. But seeing as I'll have more adapt, I'll add 2.

I'm going to do this:

-2 Zegana, Utopian Speaker , -3 Territorial Allosaurus , -4 Merfolk Branchwalker

then +2 Biomancer's Familiar , +3 Essence Capture , +4 Growth-Chamber Guardian

Murphy77 on Simic Climb to Ascend

2 months ago

It looks like you are focusing on winning with Simic Ascendancy . I would think that staples in this deck would be Biomancer's Familiar (which allows you to adapt creatures multiple times and reduces the cost of adapting) and Growth-Chamber Guardian (which searches copies of itself).

My starting point to upgrade this deck would be:

-2 Galloping Lizrog -4 Merfolk Branchwalker -2 Territorial Allosaurus -2 Zegana, Utopian Speaker

then +3 Biomancer's Familiar +4 Growth-Chamber Guardian and +3 Essence Capture

When WAR cards come out, adding proliferate to the deck will make it really nasty.

djnewellmit on Elves of Ravnica

2 months ago

Murphy77 I've been playing Growth-Chamber Guardian and Incubation Druid in a fairly competitive standard environment. Adapting either of those elves multiple times with Biomancer's Familiar is entertaining, but if you are in a position where you have to adapt one of them again to advance your board state, you've probably lost the game. I've never found myself in a position where I've thought, "if only I could adapt my Incubation Druid again."

I was playing Zegana, Utopian Speaker in my mainboard, but she always sat in my hand as I had better options to play (disclaimer: my deck is not as +1/+1 counter focused as this deck). I ended up trading out the Zegana for one copy of Blink of an Eye .

Another consideration, this deck is already playing 16x two-drops, all of which fit the elf-tribal theme. The simplest reason for excluding the Familiar is the two-drop slot is already too crowded.

Murphy77 on Elves of Ravnica

2 months ago

For an elf deck, I would have thought you would use the elf-like effect of Biomancer's Familiar over Zegana, Utopian Speaker . Familiar makes creature effects cheaper and lets you adapt Incubation Druid and Growth-Chamber Guardian multiple times, building powerful creatures, etc.

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