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Shamans Altar budget deck series, Zada.

Commander / EDH Aggro Budget Burn Mono-Red Primer Storm



welcome to the 5th installment of the shamans altar. A budget deck series by yours truly.

The goal of this series is to rekindle the essence of commander (EDH, if you’re an old timer like me). Fun decks with out breaking the bank. In this series of primers I will work my way through the color pie, keeping each deck at a maximum of $50. Some decks, much like the first one, will come in cheaper. I’ll include some upgrades at the bottom for those with deeper pockets.

this deck came in at $49!

So now that you’ve made it this far let’s begin with a mono red commander Zada, Hedron Grinder who is absolutely NUTS. I’m going to be honest with you folks, I’m not much of a red player and was slightly dreading doing this build. I chose Zada, Hedron Grinder because her ability felt very “blue” to me. I got to admit I didn’t expect to fall in love with this deck like I have. She plays like storm, hits hard like red typically does, and has tricks that remind me of some of my favorite spell slinger decks.

You win with her by pumping out creatures and tokens, then buffing the hell out of them with chained spells and draws.

She even has a sweet little infinite combo Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame/Heat Shimmer

In red... what?

This deck relies heavily on making tokens to ping those sweet cantrips off of.

Dragon Fodder/Hordeling Outburst/Krenko, Mob Boss/Beetleback Chief/Chancellor of the Forge/Empty the Warrens

This deck allows you to turn any targeted draw into a red Collective Unconscious

Expedite/Crimson Wisps/Accelerate/Panic get you the cards you need in your hand

This deck has the means to make a sh*t ton of mana and here are the producers

Seething Song/Skirk Prospector/Battle Hymn/Brightstone Ritual/Pyretic Ritual/Mana Geyser

I hope you’ve enjoyed this budget primer, next up we will be looking at a dimir commander

As always, suggestions are always welcome!


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 year

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

1 - 0 Mythic Rares

16 - 0 Rares

13 - 0 Uncommons

37 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.61
Tokens 1/1 Goblin, 5/1 Elemental, 3/2 Eldrazi Horror, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn
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