Zada, Hedron Grinder
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Zada, Hedron Grinder

Legendary Creature — Goblin Ally

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell that targets only Zada, Hedron Grinder, copy that spell for each other creature you control that the spell could target. Each copy targets a different one of those creatures.

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DadHumanPraetor on Feather, the Cruel Striker

6 months ago

So I play stuff like Zada, Hedron Grinder and Mirrorwing Dragon so that when I cast Brute Force or Built to Smash and then cast Gods Willing targeting them, ALL my creatures are unblockable (from the protection) and pumped. I think the equipment and a lot of the creatures you selected are fun value cards, but its gotta be hard to close the game. Making things big, hard to kill, and unblockable...well that can close the game easily. Young Pyromancer and Leonin Lightscribe and probably better than Electrostatic Field and the spell recursion seems to go against the current, since your spells are rarely going to the graveyard. If you want I could upload my feather deck list when I get home later and you could sort of see the direction I decided to take it. Yours seems to want to grind out value, mine is more about killing your opponents

legendofa on Zada rules interactions

7 months ago

As a tip, you can link card names with double brackets.

[[Burning sun's fury]]

Burning Sun's Fury

Copy effects count the original number of targets you declared. If a spell targets one creature and is copied, the copy will target one creature, even if the specific target can change.

The specific ruling on Zada, Hedron Grinder is

  • If you cast an instant or sorcery spell that has multiple targets, but it's targeting only Zada with all of them, Zada's ability will trigger. The copies will similarly each be targeting only one of your other creatures. You can't change any of the copy's targets to other creatures.

thefiresoflurve on Narset's Work Out Plan

9 months ago

This version of Narset looks super fun!

Your interaction does look a bit light, I'll keep that in mind with these recommendations:

So first off, I'm not really sure about Birgi and Runaway Steam-Kin. They're typically used in mono-red Storm, and your mana costs are so balanced with so little generic mana, I'd probably definitely cut these two.

Similarly, while you do have like three cards that support it, I don't think Zada, Hedron Grinder fits as well here as it does in, say, Feather, the Redeemed. If copies triggered prowess, then it might, but sadly they don't.

Some things that would be awesome here: Frantic Search - fill the yard for Narset, and get some free Prowess triggers? Yes, please.

Unwind / Rewind - same deal here, get some free mana later on by casting these from the yard.

Big Score / Unexpected Windfall - if it's copied instead of cast, you don't even have to discard.

Azorius Charm's slot might be better filled by Prismari Command or Izzet Signet, since both of those have a ton of options included.

Hope that helps; happy building!

Sk8mops on By Thor's Hammer (Toralf Guide)

10 months ago

I realy like Toralf and your deck has inspired me a lot!

However, there are 2 points you described that I can't relate to....

I may be wrong, but your example with Zada, Hedron Grinder + Arcbond should not work as you describe. The problem is that the triggers are processed sequentially, and you can't just add up the individual damage of different triggers from Arcbond for the next step or trigger. With said 4 creatures on the battlefield, first of all your 4 creatures get 4 damage from Earthquake. Then for each of those creatures you get a trigger by Arcbond. The triggers then have to be processed one after the other (you just choose the order), while Zada, Toralf and Leyline Tyrant already die at this point (by the initial damage of Earthquake) if there is no indestructibility effect. Now you still get a trigger by the death of Leyline Tyrant, which you have to work off next. Then you choose one of the 4 triggers of Arcbond to be processed first and by this the only remaining creature you control with resistance >4 - namely Neheb - gets another 4 damage and you get another trigger by Arcbond. Then all your creatures are dead and you can still work off the remaining 4 triggers and deal 4 damage each time to all potentially remaining creatures of the opponents and to all players. So all together you would deal 20 damage to all players, ignoring the trigger of Leylines death and if you are the only one with creatures, instead of the 64 damage I calculated based on your variant.

And another point is your combo with Dualcaster Mage and Twinflame. Is it realy working like this? As I understand it, if you first cast Dualcaster Mage, next Twinflame would have to resolve to create the token of the mage. And when this token enters the battlefield, there is no more spell on the stack it could copy, because twinflame already resolved.

But if I'm wrong in any point please correct me, because I want to built a deck around Toralf as well in the near future.

IXALAN_Crazy on

11 months ago

Cool deck! Maybe Zada, Hedron Grinder would be cool in here to maximize your pump spells.

Balaam__ on Mono Red Weenie Hyper Budget Value Engine

1 year ago

Thanks for posting, IXALAN_Crazy. I don’t know how I overlooked Zada, Hedron Grinder but yes it seems like a great finisher. I’ll add him to the maybeboard for now until I eventually update this deck.

IXALAN_Crazy on Mono Red Weenie Hyper Budget Value Engine

1 year ago

Great deck! Maybe 1 or 2 copies of Zada, Hedron Grinder would be good as a finisher?

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