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.

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Format Legality
Frontier Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Zada, Hedron Grinder occurrence in decks from the last year

Zada, Hedron Grinder Discussion

Gidgetimer on Does Grip of Chaos stop …

3 days ago

Grip of Chaos, Possibility Storm, and Zada, Hedron Grinder will all trigger from the same event when you target Zada. No matter how you stack the triggers you will always get the copies from Zada's ability.

ThePoisonMuse on Does Grip of Chaos stop …

3 days ago

When you cast a spell that targets Zada, Hedron Grinder with Possibility Storm on the battlefield you can stack the triggers so that you get all the copies before Possibility Storm replaces it. Can I do something similar with Grip of Chaos? Like if I cast Crimson Wisps targeting Zada, Hedron Grinder would I still be able to draw all the cards?

NoSoyYucateco on Copy that, Copycat!

1 week ago

I don't think you have enough instant-speed stuff to justify Seedborn Muse. She's so strong though. Maybe if you added more mana sinks to help make use of her? Ant Queen-type effects, or Holistic Wisdom come to mind. (I LOVE Holistic Wisdom). Anything that you can dump all that mana into.

I feel the same way about Mirrorwing Dragon. You only have a few pieces that combo with it. On top of that, you can get the same effect with Zada, Hedron Grinder for less mana. I think it's a cool idea and could lead to some really explosive plays. I would just consider adding a few more pieces that can make use of it. Sublime Epiphany would be a good choice. Same with Heat Shimmer or Stolen Identity.

I think you can cut Darksteel Plate. It doesn't have much synergy with your deck, and it's very situational. Followed Footsteps is also pretty hard to get much value out of. Other than that, I think it's looking really tight, and it'll be hard to make more cuts (aside from maybe Clone Legion.)

Azdranax on Mono Red Tips (Value, Ramp) …

2 weeks ago

As King_marchesa noted, I would definitely encourage you to look into Zada, Hedron Grinder as a mono-red commander, as this deck can easily be built on a budget and is very fast and very consistent, plus it's fairly linear and both easy and a blast to play. Who doesn't get excited about overwhelming multiple opponents with hordes of goblins?

Feel free to check out the Zada build below - it includes a handful of spendy cards but the most expensive can easily be replaced with budget options. If you want to eliminate infinite combos, you can also remove Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker.


King_marchesa on Mono Red Tips (Value, Ramp) …

2 weeks ago

A very good red commander is Zada, Hedron Grinder if you use Expedite you can draw so many cards. I personally think it is a much better had more unique commander than Etali, Primal Storm. Check out this article for an great budget build!

Tylord2894 on Can I Zada, Herron grinder …

1 month ago

For future reference, you can surround a card's name with double brackets, "[", in order to link the card image. This works sitewide.

To your question, you will not get infinite copy of Zada, Hedron Grinder.

Let's say that you already have Zada and a token of Zada from Helm of the Host. Next, you cast Twinflame targeting the original Zada. This will trigger the original Zada. Once that trigger resolves, you create a copy of Twinflame targeting the Helm token of Zada. This does not trigger the token of Zada. When you copy a spell, you are not casting it. Rather, it is created on the stack and is targeting Zada. Since you are not casting the copy of Twinflame, Zada will not trigger.

Hope this helps!!

multimedia on Feathers: The Musical

1 month ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Giving your opponent's 10 life when Aria ETB sucks, but because with Feather your able to cast so many instants a turn the 10 life isn't much overall. Aria's verse counters scale that's what makes the 10 life less of a problem and makes it so good with Feather.

Tajic is better with more of a token go wide strategy because then you can get mentor benefit with your creatures and you can take more advantage of his damage protection with your own spells that do damage to all creatures. You have a token subtheme here with Warboss and Pyromancer. If you like Tajic could expand on tokens with heroic: Akroan Crusader and Vanguard of Brimaz. An expanded token theme makes Zada, Hedron Grinder good because any pump spell that targets Zada also targets Feather and each token you control.

Tajic protects your creatures from noncombat damage meaning spells such as Chandra's Ignition which is good Feather because you first target a creature. If you target Tajic then he doesn't die from Ignition and all your other creatures including Feather also don't die, but potentially all your opponents creatures do as well as doing damage to each opponent. Ignition can be bonkers with Zada, Tajic and tokens because then each token is a copy of Ignition. Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are two other powerful damage spells that can be one sided creature board wipes with Tajic and tokens.

jakusbakus on Feather's Token Tantrum (~$200)

1 month ago

Thanks for the correction on Grapeshot, I don't have any other cards I use with storm so the oracle text confused me. Honest mistake!

In that case I understand and totally agree with your suggestion there. I'm considering maybe cutting one more land to fit in Titan's Strength because I could use an extra pump spell on top of Brute Force. I think I may throw in Double Cleave over Psychotic Fury to get double strike since I can use that on Zada, Hedron Grinder and Mirrorwing Dragon too. The card draw is nice though, and I may sub something else out for out.

I would like to play a few more games before I begin messing around with it anymore other than what I mentioned above. The pandemic has made it a lot more difficult to get together safely though, so it may take me a bit to get back to editing this deck.

Again, thanks for taking the time to comment and correct me on the Grapeshot trigger, I never want to cheat even by accident

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