- 1x Cathartic Reunion
- 1x Dragon Fodder
- 1x Empty the Warrens
- 1x Faithless Looting
- 1x Fiery Gambit
- 1x Gamble
- 1x Heat Shimmer
- 1x Hordeling Outburst
- 1x Indomitable Creativity
- 1x Inner Fire
- 1x Kari Zev's Expertise
- 1x Krenko's Command
- 1x Mana Geyser
- 1x Mizzix's Mastery
- 1x Past in Flames
- 1x Renegade Tactics
- 1x Screaming Fury
- 1x Shreds of Sanity
- 1x Spark of Creativity
- 1x Tempt with Vengeance
- 1x Twinflame
- 1x Winds of Change
- 1x Cavern of Souls
- 1x Command Beacon
- 1x Forgotten Cave
- 1x Hanweir Battlements
- 29x Mountain
- 1x Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
- 1x Reliquary Tower
- 1x Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
- 1x Beetleback Chief
- 1x Chancellor of the Forge
- 1x Dragonmaster Outcast
- 1x Emrakul's Hatcher
- 1x Goblin Matron
- 1x Hanweir Garrison
- 1x Harsh Mentor
- 1x Iron Myr
- 1x Krenko, Mob Boss
- 1x Mogg War Marshal
- 1x Pia and Kiran Nalaar
- 1x Purphoros, God of the Forge
- 1x Siege-Gang Commander
- 1x Treasonous Ogre
- 1x Young Pyromancer
- 1x Accelerate
- 1x Battle Hymn
- 1x Blazing Shoal
- 1x Boiling Blood
- 1x Brightstone Ritual
- 1x Crimson Wisps
- 1x Desperate Ritual
- 1x Downhill Charge
- 1x Expedite
- 1x Firestorm
- 1x Glorious End
- 1x Otherworldly Outburst
- 1x Seething Song
- 1x Stun
- 1x Aetherflux Reservoir
- 1x Aligned Hedron Network
- 1x Extraplanar Lens
- 1x Helm of Awakening
- 1x Ruby Medallion
- 1x Skullclamp
- 1x Sol Ring
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I love stack-shenanigans and many triggers going off. This is an awesome deck idea and would be fun to pilot, although I would definitely want to test it out before I took it to a Commander game at my LGS because I wouldn't want people to sit around waiting for me to do math.
Again, awesome deck idea..Well done.
April 1, 2017 3:29 p.m.
Bluefire016: Thanks for your kind words! Let me know how it works for you if you build it! :)
April 1, 2017 4:41 p.m.
I don't quite get the reason to use Indomitable Creativity. It's just because or has an specific function i'm just missing?
April 1, 2017 7:33 p.m.
Pinkie_Satanas: If I cast it with X=1 targeting Zada, it copies to all of my tokens and spits out every creature and artifact from my deck (at the cost of losing Zada). Still, this tactic can allow some ridiculously explosive board states.
April 1, 2017 8:06 p.m.
I have a similar Zada deck, also budget (mine's less than $40), and it combo'd off turn 5 and defeated all three opponents.
Zada should not be underestimated :)
April 3, 2017 3:57 a.m.
rvngzus33: Budget zada is a drug. Have you had a chance to check out my $25 version? :)
April 3, 2017 1:08 p.m.
Yeah man, it's nasty. My friends are so pissed that their $300+ decks can't beat a $35 Zada deck haha. It's like the great salt lake every weekend haha.
April 3, 2017 3:48 p.m.
April 4, 2017 10:24 p.m.
Scorprix: To be honest? 1) My meta doesn't include many basic mountains, so it's somewhat marginal and 2) I like the art on Mountains better ;)
April 5, 2017 12:05 a.m.
Hey, maybe add Molten Birth it is a recursive token maker that helps if you are waiting to go off.
April 5, 2017 1:07 a.m.
Also I'm working on a zada list of my own, and I found a cool card that can save some of your team from wraths, Goblin Chirurgeon. The sac is usually negligible after you accrue some tokens to protect your value creatures. Also one copy effect that does work with zada is Isochron Scepter which allows you to hold onto your value spells like Battle Hymn and Expedite, and use them every turn. Another sneaky addition i have is Plague Myr as both ramp to get zada out earlier, and as an alt wincon against crazy Oloro, Ageless Ascetic decks or similar infinite lifegain startegies. And just as an all around answer to ghostly prison effects or similar things ie any enchantment, Chaos Warp is a must have as the single best red removal spell in edh. Lastly you may consider maindecking Balduvian Rage as another pump spell to finish off the game. It is flexible enough to let you combo off, albeit a turn later, and also be a finisher.
April 5, 2017 1:28 a.m.
sarkhanisverybroken: Thanks for the comment! Lemme get back to you in the morning ;)
April 5, 2017 2:35 a.m.
sarkhanisverybroken: Thanks for the long comment, I really appreciate it! In order:
I used to run Molten Birth, but it just turned out to be too slow :( the fact that it conditionally returns to my hand was too unreliable. I eventually replaced it with Mogg Alarm (because it can be cast without mana on my combo turn if I need more tokens) but that got cut eventually too.
Goblin Chirurgeon is a good idea - what would you cut for it?
I also used to run Isochron Scepter (it's an amazing card in general) but, astonishingly, it didn't end up pulling its weight. There were too many times when it was a dead card in hand...and the repeatability was not worth as much as I originally thought. I only get one combo turn usually - my opponents keep Zada off the board whenever they have the chance.
I've considered Plague Myr before...but I generally don't like infect much, and it seems like the colorless mana is a heavy downside. Does it work well in your list? I don't have much to give it trample...
Chaos Warp is an amazing card...but slots are really, really tight in this deck. What would you cut for it?
I used to run Balduvian Rage, Aleatory, Chaotic Strike, etc for additional sources of card draw. However, their timing restrictions simply kill the deck - because all of my mana from rituals fizzles when I change phase - and the delayed draw is also really, really dangerous. I swapped in Blazing Shoal to replace the pump effect, and have never regretted it.
Do you have a list online? I'd love to look it over if you want :)
Also, you're welcome to give an upvote if you like the deck! We Zada players have got to stick together #ZadaLife ;)
April 5, 2017 10:44 a.m.
April 5, 2017 10:50 p.m.
grimcase21: I wish you all the luck in the world! :)
Invigorated Rampage is pretty good for more combat-focussed builds.
Goblin Dark-Dwellers is powerful, I just found it to be a bit too high in mana cost.
Spark of Creativity is...something I hadn't considered before, actually. I completely neglected to notice that it works that way with Zada. Holy mother of god I need to test this now...Thank you!!
April 5, 2017 11:05 p.m.
April 6, 2017 12:13 p.m.
Daedalus19876: I'm glad it I found something for you to add :D
April 6, 2017 2:33 p.m.
Maybe switch out the Dragonmaster Outcast for the chirurgeon, since the protection seems better than the tokens, especially when the tokens come very slow and starting on turn 6.
April 7, 2017 5:18 p.m.
Conflagrate seems like it would be awesome in this.
April 10, 2017 3:42 p.m.
WalkingWormFood: Ooh, interesting idea! Thanks :)
April 10, 2017 3:50 p.m.
Kind of a long way around compared to hitting Zada with draw spells and playing everything at once but you'd get to trigger Prowess repeatedly on endless copies of Abbot.
April 10, 2017 4:08 p.m.
April 12, 2017 6:09 p.m.
I know it doesn't work with Heat Shimmer, but potentially Twinflame would let you copy both Abbot of Keral Keep and Dualcaster Mage repeatedly and triggering both their ETB abilities, unless I misread Twinflame.
April 12, 2017 8:07 p.m.
Oh wait, yeah. Not sure how strive works when copied.
April 12, 2017 10:06 p.m.
Goblin Dark-Dwellers has always been a good card for me, since Zada has a bit of ramp
April 12, 2017 11:50 p.m.
WalkingWormFood and IgnisMachina: When a card with Strive is copied, you may change the targets but NOT the number of targets. So yes, you can make infinite copies of any creature doing that. That being said, since the combo generates an infinite number of hasty Dualcaster Mages already, I think the addition of Abbot of Keral Keep is a bit win-more :(
IgnisMachina: Goblin Dark-Dwellers keep rotating in and out. To be honest, although they can reuse a draw spell, I tend to just prefer a token generator :( If I could find something to cut, though, they'd probably make it back into the list.
April 13, 2017 9:28 p.m.
Yeah, Once my current semester is up. I am going to go through and update my lists with cards from new sets.
April 17, 2017 4:08 a.m.
Loving the list. I'm curious why not release the gremlins over indomitable creativity? I know it only his artifacts, but the token maker aspect feels like it would make up for it.
May 23, 2017 9:37 a.m.
I did have Release the Gremlins in here for a while but that XX cost was just too vicious.
I'm so happy you like the list! Haha :)
May 23, 2017 3:29 p.m.
What are you thoughts on Precursor Golem its 3 for 5 and it can act as a mini zada effect when your in a pinch
Nice deck +1
May 28, 2017 9:48 a.m.
first of al nice deck, really like it.but i have a question. if you want to cast Firestorm for like 40 to win the game is it not to big of a problem te have 40 targets (at least) for you to cast Firestorm?
June 3, 2017 6:40 p.m.
Elujin: I tried it briefly and didn't like it too much TBH. I can get one more creature from Goblin Rally and that's the same amount of mana. My basic problem is that I want all of my token-makers to be cheap so I can play them before I drop Zada if possible. Thanks for your comment! :)
Lode_Denolf: If you combo off with this deck, you easily possess more creatures than that. Plus, you can use all of your opponents' creatures and your opponents themselves as targets too. I have not had too many problems with it.
June 3, 2017 8:18 p.m.
is this deck good enough to play against some competetive decks?in my playgroup you have some people who like to play with gaea's cradle and want to go wild fast.can this deck keep up with that becous all of my other decks are a bit slower and need a turn of 6 or 7 to set up to kill the table.
also is this decklist not a bit to schort on cards that rais the attack of your creatures? or is that less of a wincon in this particular decklist?
June 4, 2017 9:59 a.m.
I will say that this is probably the least powerful of my current roster of decks (I keep it around because I love the absurdity and out-of-nowhere wins), and that some of my other decks might stand up better to a competitive playgroup.
But on a good hand, this can combo-kill the table on T4 without too much difficulty. It just depends a LOT on what you draw.
June 4, 2017 11:09 a.m.
Has anyone tried Glorious End as a defensive measure as soon as your opponent has declared attackers, that also sets you up for your alpha strike on your turn?
June 9, 2017 6:47 p.m.
BabyDoc: Yes, which is why it's in here ;) Though I tend to use it instead as a countermeasure to infinite combos.
June 9, 2017 6:50 p.m.
And also swiftfoot boots and defence grid and Ruination?
June 10, 2017 7:27 a.m.
Lode_Denolf: I tried Mana Echoes here and just couldn't get it to work (mostly because the deck is very hungry for red mana specifically). Swiftfoot Boots was in here and I'm not sure why I removed it. I try not to play MLD in general, so Ruination is out. And my Masterpiece Defense Grid hasn't shown up yet, alas.
Thanks for the comment! If you like the deck you're welcome to leave a +1 ;)
June 10, 2017 11:38 a.m.
Lode_Denolf: Mind clicking it again? :) I don't think it worked right :(
June 10, 2017 1:15 p.m.
I've been testing insult/injury and combat celebrant in my zada list and both have been absolute Rockstars.
June 11, 2017 2:07 a.m.
xEth0sx: I'll take a look! I happen to have a foily copy of each sitting around. What would you cut? And is your list more combat-focused than mine?
June 11, 2017 6:52 p.m.
Depends on the match up. I'll get my list on tapped soon. 1v1 I tend to go for a quick aggro swing but in multi I usually have time to set up a bit and combo kill. Dualcaster mage+ twin flame and swing infinite or storm off into purphoros kills, Goblin war strike, or firestorm. As far as the cuts, hard to say. Aligned hedron network wouldn't be great in my meta because there aren't a lot of fatties. Mostly all comp/combo players, but if it's solid in your meta I get it. Cathartic Runion doesn't seem great either. No card advantage there. It does give some filtering which is reds weak spot. That may even be a good slot for Divining top. Anyway, I'll get my list on here in the next couple days.
June 11, 2017 10:41 p.m.
Here u go, as promised. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/13-06-17-reK-zada/ let me know what u think. Still on a budget but will be upgrading it a bit also. Thanks!
June 13, 2017 9:40 p.m.
what do you do if someone song of the dryads zada or darksteel mutation? is this deck nog a bit weak on the defencive side?
June 15, 2017 1:56 a.m.
xEth0sx Remember, Insult/Injury is only half good. Insult works but injury has two targets and doesn't trigger Zada's ability. Thst being said, the double damage is good, but it's at sorcery speed . Still, it can end the game in the right scenario.
June 15, 2017 11:11 p.m.
xEth0sx: I'll take a look within the next few days! :)
Lode_Denolf: I lose :( The honest answer is that, of all of my decks, this is the silly janky one. Very powerful, but still disruptable. The goal is to combo off before they do that, or fold, haha.
NarcolepZZZZZZ: Yes, that is the problem with it. It can allow some crazy explosive wins, but it's a dead card to draw into in many cases. (2 damage can kill some small utility creatures, but is otherwise pretty useless.)
June 16, 2017 1:39 p.m.
Lode_Denolf I run goblin bombardment and phyrexian arena personally.
June 16, 2017 3:05 p.m.
thank you yesterday i played with the deck. 1 time it did his job verry good and i could go off when i was dead on the stack. so i needed to kill everyone on instant speed so no gamble or Purphoros, God of the Forge. and it was awesome. but the other game my bord was destroyed 3 times and i did nothing becous i had no creatures. some thing i wil add to the decks are rocks to ramp better like thran dynamo and thought vessel. to get the game going faster.
June 17, 2017 6:37 a.m.
Hey guys, fellow zada abuser here. Just made my deck this week, so I'm still a zada virgin... Two suggestions that my dirty mind can give though are Knowledge Pool and Marton Stromgald. Both I believe are budget. Knowledge is better than Possibility Storm as it lets you cast yours, copy it, then cast an OPPONENTS! With your low cmc, imagine the storm of possibilities with that. Either cut Possibility, or keep both in for even more fun. If not that, I'd suggest cutting Aligned Hedron Network. I apologize if I missed it also, but Eldrazi Monument? That might be a nice addition to combo with Chandra's Ignition, but it's a pretty high mana cost combo. Those are my kind of fun. Keep Possibility because both together would let you choose where your card goes I think. Whether it goes to your deck or to the Pool. It would be fun haha.
June 23, 2017 12:53 p.m.
mtgftw2014: Welcome to the Zada Cult! ;) I hope my list was helpful to you; if so, feel free to leave a +1! :)
Marton Stromgald is fantastic in a combat-focussed build, but I went for more of a combo build here. Knowledge Pool is definitely interesting, I'll have to try it out :) I used to play Eldrazi Monument, but I cut it for more cantrips to increase the density of combos in the deck. Thanks for the comment, I appreciate your feedback ;)
June 23, 2017 2:13 p.m.
I just upped it. By the way, do you really need a Goblin Matron in there? I don't really see the goblin theme, unless it's in there to grab krenko, the combo man, in that case I understand. Regardless, I highly recommend main boarding Plague Myr. Easy to play, gets you a t3 Zada, and is a wincon in a pinch. I understand that you're not going the melee route, but in case anyone on this forum does, I'd suggest Grenzo's Ruffians.
June 23, 2017 2:35 p.m.
June 23, 2017 2:38 p.m.
paxton46: Not good at all here, I'm afraid. It doesn't copy in the way you want it to :(
July 17, 2017 11:04 p.m.
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|Tokens||1/1 Thopter, 1/1 Elemental, 1/1 Goblin, 1/1 Human, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 6/6 Dragon, 3/2 Eldrazi Horror|
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