Zirda, the Dawnwaker

Zirda, the Dawnwaker

Legendary Creature — Elemental Fox

Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck must have an activated ability. (You may reveal this card from outside the game before you start and declare it as your companion. If you do, your deck must follow the companion's restrictions. You may pay to put this companion from your sideboard to your hand at any time you could cast a sorcery. This action can't be interacted with or countered. You may only choose one companion for your deck before the start of each round.)

Abilities you activate that aren't mana abilities cost less to activate. This effect can't reduce the mana in that cost less than one mana.

, : Target creature can't block this turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Zirda, the Dawnwaker Discussion

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 month ago

AShadyZebra It depends on what you're trying to do (card draw?), but I would probably pick Conjurer's Bauble , because both of it's effects seem useful and you don't have to pay/ sac to draw a card. With Chromatic Star I don't see the filter effect ever being useful and in order to draw a card you would need a sac outlet. I really like Lithoform Engine and Forsaken Monument , but the thing that steers me away from both is the fact that they're legendary, which is somewhat of a nonbo with Osgir. They're both really good cards with powerful effects, but for what I would use them for in my own deck, I feel like there are better more cost efficient alternatives.

You do make a good point about Cursed Mirror though, I may have to take another look at that one.

Suns_Champion I actually didn't realize Zirda, the Dawnwaker could reduce equip costs, and hadn't really thought about her reducing any other abilities other than Osgir's, so thank you for pointing that out. Even though Platinum Angel / Platinum Emperion are a ton of fun to play in the deck, I would probably have to agree they're pretty cheeky.

Between the two of you I think you've convinced me to swap Platinum Emperion for Zirda, the Dawnwaker . The more I think about it, the more obvious it becomes that Zirda, the Dawnwaker should be in the deck, and is far superior to Platinum Emperion for a number of reasons.

Thank you both for the continued discussion and suggestions. Much appreciated.

multimedia on Wyleth, soul of combat card draw

1 month ago

Hey, nice changes. Boros Signet is an upgrade for Solemn Simulacrum which at 4 CMC is too high for a ramp source. You can abuse Sunforger with Mistveil Plains which is an upgrade for Temple of Triumph .

Some haste enablers to try out:

  • Escape Velocity : Wyleth also works with auras and while they're not as reliable as equips there's some exceptions such as auras that can return themselves from your graveyard with escape.
  • Lightning Greaves : is worth playing because of it's 0 equip cost. Just equip another creature before you want to add more equips to Wyleth and then when done equip Wyleth with Greaves.
  • Ring of Valkas : after giving haste can grow Wyleth on your turn each turn.

The interaction of Puresteel Paladin + Toggo, Goblin Weaponsmith is very good with Wyleth. Toggo creates equipment (Rocks) for free with landfall. Each time a Rock is created it triggers Puresteel to draw. Rocks help or three of them can activate metalcraft and can then 0 equip all Rocks to Wyleth.


Some other cards that could be cut for better options:

AShadyZebra on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 month ago

I'm making a similar version of this deck on a budget. Between Chromatic Star and Conjurer's Bauble , which do you like more? Since Star's draw effect isn't attached to its ability, you can actually sacrifice it to other things and still get your card. The Bauble is more flexible because it doesn't require free mana to activate and it actually provides some limited utility. Other cards I'm interested in are are Lithoform Engine and Forsaken Monument . Thoughts?

Beyond that, I agree that Zirda, the Dawnwaker seems like a superb card in this deck. Beyond synergizing very well with a large number of cards, it also serves as an alternative trigger for your infinite mana combo with Basalt Monolith . To find space, I would consider removing Umbral Mantle , Staff of Domination , and Walking Ballista . Aside from cases where you have infinite mana, these cards seem distinctly bad to me.

On a final note, I am honestly a huge fan of Cursed Mirror . It's mediocre if you play it as mana rock, but it's absolutely brutal if you use Osgir to recur it and copy your opponent's beatstick commander several times over. I've won several games using that strategy.

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 month ago

Hey thanks Suns_Champion, much appreciated. Zirda, the Dawnwaker is a card I've been trying to add to the deck for awhile now, but can't seem to figure out what to cut for it. Any suggestions?

Suns_Champion on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 month ago

Well done. I suggest Zirda, the Dawnwaker . Synergy with the commander and becomes a redundancy piece for many of the combos.

kasprl on Lecture by Prof. Osgir: how to handle artifacts

2 months ago

Hey Saiyamax,

thanks for your suggestions and the upvote. Zirda, the Dawnwaker is a card I had in mind too. After the first few games I noticed that most of the time i dont realy need the cost reduction for Osgir on a body (except for cards like Darksteel Forge ). It would be nice to have but i need to keep Zirda for at least 2 Osgir activations to life. Otherwise i wont get any value out of him. With Basalt Monolith u are totaly right. I think I try to get one Zirda and give it a try.

Pia's Revolution has the downside that an opponent can prevent me from putting artifacts into my graveyard. For some plays and to get the full value out of Osigr i need them to be in my graveyard. Most of the time it would be quite good, but in some situations it can prevent me from doing cool stuff.

Saiyamax on Lecture by Prof. Osgir: how to handle artifacts

2 months ago

Nice build for this commander. One card I'll recommend is Zirda, the Dawnwaker , since the cost reduction can be really nice for Osgir and even goes infinite with your Basalt Monolith . Pia's Revolution could also make for some good chip damage / recursion in the additive.

libraryjoy on Fun Commander

2 months ago

I think my favorite fun commanders are Mayael the Anima for big guys, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for a fun mono-green (I like elves), or Kenrith, the Returned King with Zirda, the Dawnwaker as companion and cards with cycling. Here are a few budget decks I've put together with them, although I have dozens and dozens of others on my profile you can look at.

Mayael the Anima Stompy EDH $35 Budget

Yisan's Elvish Sing-Along - $100 budget EDH Not as budget, but definitely could be built more that way

Kenrith Returns with Zirda by His Side *Got this idea from Commander's Quarters and ran with it.

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