Zada Hedron Grinder is a commander deck that accomplishes a lot. It's budget (the linked list is well under $100), it's aggressive but it plays like a combo/storm deck. I hope you like it. Added synergy not mentioned in the deck tech is that Dualcaster Mage can go infinite with Heat Shimmer or Twinflame

Deck Tech




Jasril says... #1

add a Fiery Gambit for random chaos finish! XD

February 16, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Seize the Day? Say hello to 50 extra combat phases.

February 16, 2017 3:43 p.m.

hosshughes says... #3

I love Zada and your build looks very similar to mine. One thing to note, Pyromancer's Goggles unfortunately does not double your spells. Since you are copying with it and not casting it, Zada does not retrigger on the copy so you are basically getting one additional instance of the spell. That being the case, 5 mana to get the goggles out on the board is not worth it at all.

February 16, 2017 4:03 p.m.

PlattBonnay says... #4

midget_overlord - how are you planning to give your creatures vigilance?

February 16, 2017 4:12 p.m.

I legit didn't even think of that... Wow, I feel stupid. Sorry. I have no idea.

February 16, 2017 4:18 p.m.

accioali says... #6

Hey, twinsies! The Red Menace (Zada)

Our decks look super similar, but Zada is definitely a single-optimum-build style so I'd call that good. Few suggestions I've found work great for me:

Potential cuts:

  • Boiling Blood: drawing cards is super important, but I found there were times when I definitely didn't want to have to attack with the team to do so. It being 3 mana sealed the deal.

  • Pyromancer's Goggles don't work like we want them to. You only get one copy of the spell even if it's targeting Zada, since the copy isn't cast. At best it's a 5-mana rock that can draw you an extra card or give one thing an additional few power. I cut it pretty early, as I never found it worth the cost unless I was copying a token-producing spell.

  • Thought Vessel's colorless mana might be too situational, since we reeeeeeally need red due to sheer # of spells we're casting. The max hand size clause is useful but I'm not sure it's worth the deck slot (if you're really worried, can slot in an Expedition Map to grab Reliquary Tower).

+1 for Zada! She's a crazy fun deck to play~

February 16, 2017 5:22 p.m.

crocata says... #7

What is a good easy to play a bunch of 1/1 token creatures then cast otherworldly outburst on Zada, then kill them all to get a bunch of 3/2 eldrazi?

February 16, 2017 10:57 p.m.

ManSauce says... #8

February 17, 2017 10:08 a.m.

feyn_do_alduin says... #9

love the deck, i wanna try it myself sometime

February 17, 2017 3:06 p.m.

Redace878 says... #10

Holy crap, this deck is powerful. I do have to agree with midget_overlord because Seize the Day could be compltely devastating.

February 19, 2017 10:01 p.m.

Redace878 says... #11

Oh wait, you can't untap your creatures with Seize the Day. Whoops.

February 20, 2017 10:56 a.m.

stick218 says... #12

After your first attack phase why can't you cast Seize the Day and target Zada, Hedron Grinder ? Copies would untap your army?

February 20, 2017 12:22 p.m.

Redace878 says... #13

stick218 It would untap your army the first time, but after that they will stay tapped.

February 20, 2017 3:38 p.m.

dacheezball says... #14

I find it fun to run Soul's Fire in decks like this.

February 20, 2017 5:04 p.m.

Deepstriker29 says... #15

Considering the number of cantrips you have, a mass copy of one in conjunction with Psychosis Crawler will easily do 20+ damage to each opponent. Embrace the wheel, and grind it up for fuel.

February 20, 2017 9:06 p.m.

angusmccloud says... #16

Gamble still relatively cheap to include in here. Tutor up your skull clamp for super card draws.

February 21, 2017 1:46 p.m.

flluid says... #18

Braid of Fire seems good in this style of deck along with Elemental Mastery, Goblin Warrens, Stranglehold, Brightstone Ritual. Hope this helped :)

February 22, 2017 3:10 p.m.

Huhture says... #19

may i recommend Fling as a last ditch effort to finish off your opponent once you have a huge boardstate

February 26, 2017 5:16 p.m.

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