Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp

Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp

Legendary Creature — Djinn

You may pay and tap an untapped artifact you control rather than pay this spell's mana cost.

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Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp Discussion

abby315 on Urza’s Pet Dragon

2 weeks ago

Some instant/sorcery possibilities for you: Acquire
Kefnet's Last Word since you can uniquely avoid the downside of not untapping your lands
Shrewd Negotiation
Expropriate
Blasphemous Act
Sea Gate Restoration  Flip
Blatant Thievery
Sublime Epiphany

You could also run take-extra-turn spells to pretty good effect, but that's up to you.

Here are some additional cards to consider that are good in a R/U artifact/Treasures deck: Hellkite Tyrant
Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator
Shimmer Dragon

I might swap in "eggs" for artifacts rather than ones that need to go to the GY to draw you cards, since you want them on the field for your commander's ability:
Golden Egg
Guild Globe
Prophetic Prism

And some ideas for cuts, just based on being overall weaker cards:
Storm the Vault  Flip
Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp
Call the Skybreaker
Pull from Tomorrow
Spellbook
Urza's Bauble
Welding Jar
Mishra's Bauble
Magma Opus

Finally, and I hate to suggest it since it means more cuts, but I think you should eventually be at 35 or 36 lands even with all of the ramp. 33 is pretty low unless you're running the full Mana Vault / Mana Crypt etc. cEDH manabase. I hope this gives you a good place to start!

zamiero on Vial and Ghost!

3 months ago

3> Ahhh I've been wanting to play with Obosh, the Preypiercer and Angrath's Marauders - glad you found a spot for them. While you're at it, you could also consider other "damage doublers" such as Wound Reflection and Fiendish Duo. I've thought about a Vial-Smasher deck with a White partner just to add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

3> I see you enjoy big monsters and X-spells here. Oh to be young again... but seriously, this seems like a good deck to play them in as you would be rewarded. Instants are your friend, as you can Smash Vials on everyone's turn! No Comet Storm?

3> I would be worried about Vial-Smasher getting nuked from orbit as soon as your turn passes and it's no longer indestructible. You'll find Heroic Intervention and Slippery Bogbonder will help with targeted Exile removal. You already have Destroy and Sacrifice covered I see.

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

elpollodiablo78 on Ensoul Aggro

10 months ago

Thanks for the input, amicdeep! The counter spell recommendations are great. I'll put these in for sure. Probably won't play Arcum's Astrolabe since I don't want to play snow covered lands. Galvanic Blast could be an option in the future, but I feel like I don't need the burn/removal at this point.

Any recommendations for alternatives to Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp?

DragonOfTheWest on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Commanders with alternative costs, like Sephara, Sky's Blade or Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp, work like this:

  1. You choose which cost you're going to pay.
  2. You apply any cost increases (such as commander tax).
  3. You apply any cost reductions.
  4. You pay the final resulting cost while applying alternative payment methods (such as delve or convoke).

So if Sephara is your commander, if you've cast her once previously from the command zone (it doesn't matter which cost you paid), you can cast her for , or you can pay and tap four flyers.

A commander with an adventure would probably apply commander tax to the adventure spell (it would have to have a special exception to allow you to cast the adventure from a zone other than your hand). Once the card was in exile, you could cast the creature for its printed cost since commander tax only applies when casting from the command zone.

Skyler1776 on Nicol Bolas, THE ORIGINAL *PRIMER*

1 year ago

Alright. After looking through, I have a few ideas. 1. Instead of stealing other’s artifacts for 4+ mana, perhaps running things like Abrade , Artifact Possession , Copy Artifact , or Bedevil to either create copies of other’s artifacts, or destroy them with more options than what you currently have.

  1. Mana fixing Drowned Catacomb , Dragonskull Summit , Watery Grave , Command Tower , Arcane Signet , Grixis Obelisk, and Grixis Panorama would all help in your ability to cast Bolas on curve.
  2. Holding off the other players.

Wrath of God , Vraska's Contempt , Bontu's Last Reckoning , Cast Down , and Cavalier of Night all keep the board clear while you set up for the victory!

  1. Creatures. Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp , Wall of Stone , Norritt , Chainwhip Cyclops , and Vraska's Finisher are all bad cards. I suggest cards like Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, Sheoldred, Whispering One , Notion Thief , Archfiend of Depravity , and Massacre Girl could be more beneficial than the current ones you have.

Poaralion on Tezzeret, Master of the Brawl

1 year ago

Hey ! I was wondering myself if I should build a tezzeret brawl. How good is he ?

I have some card on my list that could be really good with him, Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp , Thief of Sanity and Hostage Taker . Zahid is a nice big boddy pay off with artifact, thief allow you to play with good cards from your opponent and bait a removal for your next stuffs and hostage taker is real nice in multiplayer imo.

I don't know if One with the Machine is really good here. You might wiff pretty often or end up drawing 3 for 4 on a basis while a "hard draw" like a divination is consistent. Have you enough experience with it to give me an opinion ?

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