Zirda, the Dawnwaker

Zirda, the Dawnwaker

Legendary Creature — Elemental Fox

Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck must have an activated ability. (You may reveal this card from outside the game before you start and declare it as your companion. If you do, your deck must follow the companion's restrictions. You may pay to put this companion from your sideboard to your hand at any time you could cast a sorcery. This action can't be interacted with or countered. You may only choose one companion for your deck before the start of each round.)

Abilities you activate that aren't mana abilities cost less to activate. This effect can't reduce the mana in that cost less than one mana.

, : Target creature can't block this turn.

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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Historic Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal
Brawl Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Zirda, the Dawnwaker Discussion

shwanerz88 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 day ago


Kenrith Can Ride His Bike With No Handlebars

Commander / EDH* shwanerz88

SCORE: 4 | 5 COMMENTS | 260 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


I love this deck, Zirda, the Dawnwaker compliments his majesty so well and I have been a major powerhouse in each game I have play with this deck. It was a fun and challenging deck to build and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. However there is always room for improvement. Recommendations are extremely appreciated, just be sure they fit within Zirda's companion restriction.

SynergyBuild on Do you want to make ...

1 day ago

Mj3913 & TypicalTimmy

Love the ideas! Keruga can actually perform just well, Ancient Tomb, Gemstone Caverns, Mystical Dispute, Search for Tomorrow, Force of Vigor, Emry, Lurker of the Loch, Force of Will, Force of Negation, Misdirection, etc. all work super well in those decks.

Really, filling the game early on with a sometimes slower start is perfectly fine, when most of the Keruga lists can go off by casting some Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix into it for a big storm turn, with Coalition Relic-type ramp to set up, and Ghostly Flicker/Deadeye Navigator type effects to win.

Personally a super cool commander! My favorites are Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip/Shabraz, the Skyshark/Zirda, the Dawnwaker cycling (Triple Commander - Brallin, Shabraz, and Zirda!)

Do either of you want to make a sample list for some of you favorites. I'll write the lists in this post and may make a separate decklist mini-article over them all!


I'm planning on making Keruga, the Macrosage/Vial Smasher the Fierce/Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix

SynergyBuild on Do you want to make ...

1 day ago

Partner commanders are powerful, and often free your deck's ability to do more than a single commander deck. Companions give decks restrictions on what cards they can run. By running both it limits your deck even more, since most partner pairings don't work with the companion requirements.

Yorion, Sky Nomad and Lutri, the Spellchaser straight up can't be run as companions, and Jegantha, the Wellspring won't work since it requires five colors, and no partner pairing currently allows for it. No partner pairing also allows for Lurrus of the Dream-Den. Gyruda, Doom of Depths also can't be run, since no partners are both even cmc and have black in their color identity. Kaheera, the Orphanguard also can't work, since the types aren't found on partners that can be run together.

That leaves only 4 total companions theoretically able to be run. Obosh, the Preypiercer, Zirda, the Dawnwaker, Keruga, the Macrosage, and Umori, the Collector.

Now, what lists are now able to be run?

  1. Gorm the Great/Virtus the Veiled

  2. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  3. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Tana, the Bloodsower

  4. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  5. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  6. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Tana, the Bloodsower

  7. Tana, the Bloodsower/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  8. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Tymna the Weaver

  9. Ravos, Soultender/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  10. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Tymna the Weaver

  11. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  12. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Tymna the Weaver

  13. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ravos, Soultender

  14. Ravos, Soultender/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  15. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  16. Nikara, Lair Scavenger/Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel

  17. Cazur, Ruthless Stalker  Flip/Ukkima, Stalking Shadow

  18. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  19. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  20. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  21. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  22. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  23. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  24. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix

  25. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  26. Thrasios, Triton Hero/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  27. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  28. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist

  29. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

  30. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept/Tana, the Bloodsower

  31. Kraum, Ludevic's Opus/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  32. Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  33. Tana, the Bloodsower/Tymna the Weaver

  34. Ravos, Soultender/Tana, the Bloodsower

  35. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder/Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

  36. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  37. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  38. Akiri, Line-Slinger/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  39. Akiri, Line-Slinger/Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

  40. Thrasios, Triton Hero/Tymna the Weaver

  41. Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  42. Ravos, Soultender/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  43. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Tymna the Weaver

  44. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Ravos, Soultender

  45. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  46. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Wow, that only took a half hour longer to write up than expected.

Which of these would you want to make, if any, and how would you make them?

Zhugo12 on The Queen's Egg

5 days ago

So I get not wanting to run Heartstone for fear of opponents using it to greater effect than you, but I didn't mean running Zirda, the Dawnwaker as companion (duh that would be stupid) you can run it in the 99 to great effect and it is a sliver! You run Amoeboid Changeling, so everyone is a sliver :D

In all seriousness, running Zirda, the Dawnwaker in the 99 as redundancy to Training Grounds does make some sense, even if it is a filthy non-sliver. It's just another great combo-enabler.

Zhugo12 on The Queen's Egg

5 days ago

Question: why no Heartstone or Zirda, the Dawnwaker?

BRG24 on Absolute hush

6 days ago

Nice deck. If Biomancer's Familiar is such a key part of the decks win con, maybe some extra redundancy would be a good idea? Zirda, the Dawnwaker seems very strong, you can’t run her as companion but I don’t think that matters. Hope this helps.

shwanerz88 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

2 weeks ago


Kenrith Can Ride His Bike With No Handlebars

Commander / EDH* shwanerz88

SCORE: 2 | 1 COMMENT | 137 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


This deck has been quite a joy to play as well as a fun deck building challenge trying to optimize the use of Zirda, the Dawnwaker as my companion. If you watch the Commander's Quarters this deck was inspired by his Kenrith Cycle deck but I have added in my own Legendary Human tribal synergy. It has been quite a fun and flexible deck that can hang with the best of them. Let me know what you guys think.

afikolami on Does Zirda, the Dawnwaker lower ...

2 weeks ago

This happened on MTGA. I have Zirda, the Dawnwaker and Sanctuary Lockdown plus a bunch of humans in play. I thought that with Zirda, the Dawnwaker, I have to pay 1 mana and tap 2 untapped humans to activate Sanctuary Lockdown's ability. Instead, I was not prompted to pay any mana at all, just have to tap 2 untapped humans and Sanctuary Lockdown's ability was activated.

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