Zedruu the Greathearted
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Zedruu the Greathearted

Legendary Creature — Minotaur Monk

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain X life and draw X cards, where X is the number of permanents you own that your opponents control.

Target opponent gains control of target permanent you control.

thefiresoflurve on You get a card! And YOU get a card!

3 months ago

This looks super fun. I've run Kwain in my Zedruu the Greathearted deck to similar effect. One of my favorite combos (not infinite) is Teferi's Ageless Insight + Teferi's Puzzle Box + Fractured Identity. You can put the game on about a 4 turn clock with that :D Also Wedding Ring would be a great fit here.

thefiresoflurve on You are that ninja!

3 months ago

Gilver That explanation on Gyruda vs Ancient Brass Dragon makes a lot of sense. I guess I was viewing the choice from the narrow perspective of my table, which includes a couple reanimator-style decks.

On Ancient Silver Dragon - yeah, I have milled people before using Zedruu the Greathearted + Teferi's Puzzle Box + Teferi's Ageless Insight, so that fear is not unreasonable LOL. I guess, if you feel like you've got enough draw, then all's well. : )

BigBadE on Killing by giving opponents "positive" …

3 months ago

psionictemplar: Yes! That's a great card and fits the theme very well, thanks for the suggestion

enpc: I didn't specify a color boundary cause it's 5 color, Blim is just a card in the deck (same with Zedruu the Greathearted). Forced Fruition is a great one, but I want to see if I can completely kill opponents with their own effects, I know there are cards that damage opponents when their creatures die or when they discard cards but I want to see if there are any that damage you (kill them only by giving them cards). If it isn't possible I'll probably use Suture Priest, but mill seems viable right now.

psionictemplar on Killing by giving opponents "positive" …

3 months ago

I have a non-commander deck that uses Zedruu the Greathearted and Transcendence. Would that fit your theme?

legendofa on New block structure: An epiphany

4 months ago

wallisface My thought was that the world building and development space and energy that used to go to "second sets" is now filled by Commander decks. I don't play Commander much at all, but I do recognize it's a very popular "official" format. I agree that I'd prefer to see less of them even now, but I like exploring and learning about worlds and planes and fantasy settings, and this is a little push in that direction. It doesn't always help the story, but it goes a little deeper into how a plane works.

It' safer for WotC to experiment with new planes, but the Commander decks help develop them. Otherwise, I would expect more of the plane-neutral Commander supplements like C11 through C18. What is the home plane of Zedruu the Greathearted or Thantis, the Warweaver like? Those are new planes open for future exploration, but the product they were introduced in has been discontinued, and I believe that the reason is to focus on and expand the planar settings of the Standard sets, if not the stories.

So basically, my thesis here is that each plane is receiving a Standard set and a Commander set, which is the structure replacing the two Standard sets (which in turn replaced the three Standard sets). It's the framework, just with a nod to Commander.

And there's something to be said for multi-set planes. Would the original Ravnica have been as appealing with all ten guilds crammed into one set? I remember that being an issue with Kaldheim, that the design was far too cramped to contain ten unique factions, plus gods, plus miscellaneous unaffiliated filler cards. The Commander sets acting as second sets give the setting a little more room to spread out.

Quicksilver on I AM the Senate

5 months ago

Can you actually play politics in a 1v1 game? I've only seen a win with Azor's Elocutors once - in a 3 way EDH with 3 Zedruu the Greathearted decks. It was special.

VensersJournalist on Who are the Commanders you …

7 months ago

I’m always excited to play against the political shenanigans of a Phelddagrif or Zedruu the Greathearted deck. But honestly, any EDH game is fun to me if the decks at the table have unique twists to them or are built around less obvious combos/mechanics (like a zombie deck that’s not loaded with reanimation spells or a deck focused on turning enchantments into creatures).

As far as commanders I actively dislike: those are few and far between but I do get annoyed with Negan, The Cold-Blooded or Talrand, Sky Summoner builds that are just 60 counterspells and some lands.

SteelSentry on Idea for a deck, but …

8 months ago

One of my favorite cards for this is the new Share the Spoils! Even if you're not going full group hug, they will probably have some good gems for this: Zedruu the Greathearted decks especially will run cards that benefit you without actually needing to be the controller.

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