Zada, Hedron Grinder

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.

Zada, Hedron Grinder Discussion

Vessiliana on Feather, the Redeemed

3 weeks ago

First off, I envy you your opportunity to play Feather! My meta hated her so much they straight up begged me to retire her.

I definitely recommend some of the little cantrips, like Rile. I also found Burning Prophet to be great, and I had a bit of an heroic sub-theme, so Anax and Cymede were in it, and Zada, Hedron Grinder from your maybeboard did real work. I also think that Storm-Kiln Artist will be your best friend ever.

NTakamura on Need help with Rionya, spellsling …

4 weeks ago

enpc I can definitely see the benefit of Siege-Gang Commander especially when he gets copied. Also Zada, Hedron Grinder nice pick as well. I am curious how he will play out. Do you think I need more targeting spells to make him more effective?

enpc on Need help with Rionya, spellsling …

1 month ago

Comet Storm seems like a good upgrade over Fireball. As for creatures, why not use stuff like Myr Battlesphere or Siege-Gang Commander since the token tokens will persist. Depending on the amount of single target buff spells oyu want to run, Zada, Hedron Grinder can also be a good option for more a) mass buffing, and b) super cantrip value.

1empyrean on Unique Commanders

1 month ago

I've seen some good suggestions here already, but just figured I'd say that I'm the same kind of deck builder. I like doing the unusual, even if the commander might actually not be underused.

A few ideas (basically, these are ideas I haven't gotten around to, but want to):

If any of these ideas seem fun, feel free to use them or ask me for further explanations.

RambIe on What to do against Rakdos, …

2 months ago

play it out
he drops Rakdos, Lord of Riots, on your turn you play any Act of Treason effect move to combat and swing
A. He chump blocks killing off a lesser creature to the general
B. He big blocks killing his own general
C. He can't block he takes 6 general damage (yes you can loose to your own general) and you then utilize Rakdos, Lord of Riots to cast Zada, Hedron Grinder for plus what ever other creatures you want to unload in your hand
No matter how it plays out its good for you, now if you can consistently take his creatures swing them,then sacrifice it before the end of your turn you will be able to control the board state and easily take the win, this strategy is powerful no matter what deck your facing. be sure to include plenty of low cmc single target can trips to reload your hand, and toss some board wipe effects like Mob Rule,Insurrection, Radiate+ Any Act of Treason

Staakman on What to do against Rakdos, …

2 months ago

I've some bad news for you Necrosis24. :(
Go for Blood, Soul's Fire, etc. do not work with Zada, Hedron Grinder because they target more then once.

Necrosis24 on What to do against Rakdos, …

2 months ago

I love Zada, Hedron Grinder one of my first few decks I built because it was budget friendly but still packed a punch. The removal that is available to you because of zada is actually pretty fun you can gang up on a single target with all your creatures: Go for Blood, Soul's Fire, Arcbond,Commando Raid, Deadshot, Swift Kick.

Also like Ramble said you can use steal effects and sac your opponents creatures to cards like Goblin Bombardment or Barrage of Expendables or your classic Phyrexian Altar. The good thing about the steal cards are you can use them on your own creatures to untap your board or give haste while they also serve to steal.

A few I'd recommend although I personally don't use them:

  1. Kari Zev's Expertise: Free Cantrips for the price of one!
  2. Hijack: Artifacts why not
  3. Harness by Force: Average but with Battle Hymn it has potential to be a budget Insurrection
  4. Bond of Passion: Pricey but with six goblins on the battlefield its like you're casting six Shocks
  5. Besmirch: Goad is good
  6. Traitorous Greed: Can be used for ramp
  7. Malevolent Whispers: Pump your team or steal

Looking at your decklist we more or less have the same cards which isn't surprising Zada is a pretty linear build if you do goblin tribal, but if you break away there are a couple fun things you can do such as Chaos Warp your entire board. I would cut Dualcaster Mage and Reiterate as they don't do much for Zada because Zada already does what they do but for free. Also Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip is great.

RambIe on What to do against Rakdos, …

2 months ago

P.S.Zada, Hedron Grinder is one of the best mono red commanders
you just need to understand that tribal is his weakness, low cmc single target can trips is his source of power.

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