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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Set Rarity
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Rare

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

Zirda, the Dawnwaker Discussion

LilMissWiz on Gym Leader Mayael Wants to Battle

1 day ago

Zirda, the Dawnwaker is a great addition to make Mayaels ability cheaper to use!

Lanzo493 on High-cost abilities

2 days ago

Almighty Brushwag, Anointed Chorister, Knight of the Ebon Legion and Spectral Sailor are good 1 drops due to their solid abilities. At 2 mana you have Coralhelm Guide that can get all that damage through, too. Knight of Cliffhaven is a good mana sink for extra mana you don’t use, as well as Null Champion. Oran-Rief Invoker is a decent card in the invoker cycle. You’ve also got Dawnglare Invoker, Flamewave Invoker, Starlight Invoker, and Frostwind Invoker. For a top end card there’s Shalai, Voice of Plenty.

I’m going to make an assumption that you’d play bant. This lets you play Training Grounds, Biomancer's Familiar and Zirda, the Dawnwaker using some of the best and most aggressive 1 drop and 2 drop creatures. That’s what I would do anyway.

BMHKain on Zirda, the Extinguished & Exiled Foxhound

1 week ago

CHANGE OF PLANS: Hello guys. It's been so long since I was previously active here. Previously, I was trying to Update my older decks, or scrap them as a result. As for Zirda, the Dawnwaker, I've but one suggestion. I wanted (All this time) to have him as a Commander while Emulating his Companion Behalf. This is just so I can learn more about the Companion Keyword, it's nature & how to improve the Keyword idea in the future in all Applicable Formats where allowed.

Please reduce this to just Red, White, & Colorless. Thank you BTW. :D is what Zirda can reduce the costs of w/o depending on all other kinds of Activated Abilities.

This means the Following are fine: Lands, Non-Perms in / (Which I'll update at.). However, I wanted to use the full power of Everyone's Favorite Official, Unofficial Firefox. XP. But I also want to keep this on Color, & not as a Companion Piece despite Simulating the Same Purpose as a CMDR. So for the link above, I wanted to include only the following:

1: , , & colored cards only.

2: Activated Abilities of perms that aren't Instant/Sorcery based (Actually, Zirda doesn't care for Activated Abilities on the Field; if it has one, the Negative cost can apply all the same if applicable.).

3: Activated Abilities that benefit from Zirda should be very good on their own right. My big concern is that if we use Zirda as a CMDR, while simulating it with the qualities of a Companion All the same (Except as a CMDR.), this means Mana Dorks used to infinity have no effect here.

4: That should wrap up what I wanted for this deck. Remember to only include what I suggested for above reasons on the link above on a Scryfall Link & repost it here so I at least, might be able to conform to Companion Regulations while as a CMDR.

Would you say using a CMDR like you'd do so as a Companion is wise? Not exactly. I wanted to do this is why.

What are your thoughts? How to exclude everything but , , & options in this case? Thanks in advance! Project: Mozilla Hellfire comence. :)

jakeyuki12 on Feather, the Redeemed

2 weeks ago

Hiya, what's your reason for running Zirda, the Dawnwaker? I see two cards that can benefit from the cost reduction ability being Sunforger and Sword of Feast and Famine. Is that really enough to warrant an include in the deck? If you're using it for the tap ability, aren't there better cards that do that?

SynergyBuild on Help me foolproof this infinite ...

3 weeks ago

@StopShot so, I've been thinking more about the combo.

While I have tested it, and still believe the rarity of that type of land block can be greatly minimized with the use of fetchlands and additionally a few other pieces always work well, I want to know what type of colors are we working with.

I think Tribute Mage and Trophy Mage if you move into blue really work well. You can even play Trophy Mage make a bit of mana, sacrifice the Mage, return it, get a Rings of Brighthearth, then get a Basalt Monolith after. This works similarly with Goblin Engineer and Imperial Recruiter. With alternate choices like Siege-Gang Commander or some other options, the deck can have some serious consistency.

Is it Mono-Red? In Boros+ this is a powerful combo that can work with Zirda, the Dawnwaker even!

Omniscience_is_life on Kenrith EDH Lands Deck

1 month ago

I'm going to link to the cards referred to here (btw to make a link to a card just put double brackets on each side):

Deadeye Navigator Peregrine Drake Kenrith, the Returned King Squandered Resources Titania, Protector of Argoth Phyrexian Altar Zirda, the Dawnwaker Training Grounds Biomancer's Familiar Command Tower World Shaper Lotus Cobra (technically Amulet of Vigor)

hope this helps future commenters! I might come back with another comment myself.

Klapmeyer94 on Zacama, Primal Calamity

1 month ago

Very solid deck!

Have you considered adding Illusionist's Bracers and/or Panharmonicon? Both cards are fantastic with Zacama. Another card that I've placed into my deck is Zirda, the Dawnwaker; cuts her abilities down to just one mana each.

Those above are just really nice add-ons if you like messing with her abilities.

Again, your deck is pretty much solid.

shwanerz88 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

Kenrith Can Ride His Bike With No Handlebars

Commander / EDH* shwanerz88


I love this deck, Zirda, the Dawnwaker compliments his majesty so well and I have been a major powerhouse in each game I have play with this deck. It was a fun and challenging deck to build and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. However there is always room for improvement. Recommendations are extremely appreciated, just be sure they fit within Zirda's companion restriction.

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