Zirda, the Dawnwaker
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

plakjekaas on How Good is Ring of …

2 months ago

If we're talking overly expensive colorless tutors, Tamiyo's Journal and Citanul Flute seem worth mentioning as well. Cards I've used to good effect for cheaper than Ring of Three Wishes would have costed me. Although maybe with Zirda, the Dawnwaker or similar cost reducers you could make that one worth it as well. As is, it's a waste of resources with barely any side synergies to make it better than just 10 mana for any card in your library.

lhetrick13 on summer slam looking for help

2 months ago

squee_goblin_nabob - After I posted my comment I thought to myself, that as long as you have Gilder Bairn out with able to generate mana via tapping and Zirda, the Dawnwaker to lower the activation cost, it does open up your play book with with Vitaspore Thallid/Utopia Mycon to generate unlimited Saproling creatures/mana or unlimited damage with Walking Ballista. Still a lot of moving parts but actually a pretty cool idea with several ways to generate a wincon.

I personally hate control decks so I spend most my time trying to figure out how to beat them and not how to build them but I definitely think going that direction will be beneficial. Counterspell, Vapor Snag, Archmage's Charm, Spell Pierce...I despise them all but give them a nod for being effective.

squee_goblin_nabob on summer slam looking for help

2 months ago

lhetrick13

yes you got the jist if it, however right now I am trying it without the Training Grounds. instead I am using the companion ability of Zirda, the Dawnwaker, a grantee that I have it when I need it opened more spots, the other creatures in the deck can combo as well, Vitaspore Thallid is another potental win con and Utopia Mycon can be infinite mana like Pentad Prism for walking ballista (mot necessary since I can use the combo on it as well I know) or to fuel Logic Knot also worth noting that Tolaria West cat grab the ballista or the paradise mantle.

As for making it a control deck, I honestly just suck at building control decks, I can play them but I suck and the construction side, I am totally open to recommendations though.

Yesterday on Heartstone and creatures in graveyards

3 months ago

Afraid not. When a card refers to a "creature", it means a creature permanent on the battlefield. Off the battlefield, it's a "creature card". That's why the wording of Animate Dead is so wonky.

Embalmer's Tools would reduce to cost the activate that Phoenix. Zirda, the Dawnwaker would as well, because it doesn't specify a source type.

mlequesne on Cost Reduction Cards

6 months ago

Puresteel Paladin for equip

Zirda, the Dawnwaker for activated abilities

jamochawoke on Why Are You Hitting Yourself

6 months ago

Not sure if you'd want to run it or where you'd fit it, but there's a fair infinite combo with Zirda, the Dawnwaker, Hateflayer, and Paradise Mantle.

It's fair because it requires 3 pieces and is subject to interruption, but once put together nets you a win (and even without the combo Hateflayer can still do 5 wither damage with his untap ability for 1... that alone is worth running it in an activated cost reduction deck).

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Triomes and Vesu

6 months ago

You can't tell me what to do! Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle is pretty awesome with them ;)


Any basic land type fetch effects are obviously great (Wood Elves, Kor Cartographer). Splendid Reclamation is generally great with cycling lands. A cycling cost of 3 is obviously cool with Zirda, the Dawnwaker. Bounce lands such as Boros Garrison work fine for the convenient late-game cycling.

Finally, I really like my Zagoth Triome in Archelos, Lagoon Mystic

zapyourtumor on Naya Saga Loam

7 months ago

You can't play Jegantha as companion with Ayula, but you can actually play Zirda, the Dawnwaker which is better anyways.

I don't think Zuran Orb is worth running without Titania.

Relic is also kind of bad for your own graveyard stuff so I'd run Soul-Guide Lantern.

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