Zada's Not So Epic Storm

Do you like playing Jank?

Do you like to draw half of your deck in one turn while playing Mono Red?

Do you like Goblins?

Do you like winning out of nowhere while your opponents thought you were just mana flooded with a few measly 1/1 tokens all game?

If yes to these questions, this might be the deck for you!

Welcome to Zada's "Storm". Flood the board with Goblins and one shot the table. You usually can get your "storm" off on turns 6-8. This is the epitome of a "Glass Cannon" style deck as it can one shot the entire table but is also easily disrupted. So choosing your time to go off for the win is very important. The other very important aspect to playing this deck is your mulligans. Mulligan aggressively as this is mono red and we're not the best at natural drawing or tutoring, which is why this deck has so much redundancy. You have to have tokens/creatures on the board, a haste enabler, most likely a trample enabler and enough mana/power to make it all happen. I almost never play Zada herself unless I am about to go off. Although, I have won with having to cast her multiple times in a game before but, that is far from ideal. This is a very fun deck that also goldfishes very well and it can go up and hold it's own against decks that cost 10 times as much as it.

No "storm" required "infinite combo":

Twinflame + Dualcaster Mage

Side note: I know copies of spells cast on Zada do not count towards your storm count. You use the storm cards by stringing many spells together in a single turn, generally the turn you are attempting to win on. Same with Guttersnipe and Firebrand Archer

All thoughts and suggestions are welcome! I plan on doing a card by card primer at some point, but I'm just too lazy to do it lately.


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This looks like my standard zada deck mixed with my purp deck. I love it!

July 18, 2017 11:30 p.m.

hubatish says... #2

Love Zada in many forms. Excited to suggest the missed draw/pump spell Balduvian Rage! Here's hoping they keep printing one mana cantrips (that aren't Crash Through..)

July 26, 2017 11 p.m.

escobert says... #3

hubatish I do as well! I've been thinking about making a more mid-rangy version that isn't so all out glass cannon. As for Balduvian Rage, I had it in the list long ago but, have since cut it. I don't like the delayed draw on it, as 99% of the time I'm looking to win on the turn I'm casting the vast majority of my cards. If I end up making a more grindy version of the deck it'll probably be included, same with Panic.

I'm also hoping for some reprints of the cards with old borders that I'm current;y using like Winds of Change and Red Elemental Blast but I doubt that will happen.

July 27, 2017 4:32 p.m.

hubatish says... #4

I just noticed you had Enrage which seems mostly worse than Balduvian Rage.

But yeah, Zada is awesome! I can't quite commit to playing mono red so I've built a couple versions with her and Mirrorwing Dragon in the 99. I'd love feedback and suggestions on my Zada Package card collection! What do you think are the strongest cards with Zada?

I saw Rites of Initiation and that looked like a surprisingly awesome wincon!

July 27, 2017 5:05 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.31
Tokens 0/1 Kobold, 2/2 Gremlin, 1/1 Elemental, 1/1 Goblin
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