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Zedruu the Greathearted
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The card is interesting but I can't get over how this Minotaur goat thing has people boobs.
Posted By: axiobeta (7/17/2011 3:20:17 PM)
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everytime i read her effect i think of phage the untouchable
Posted By: Townend_GLS (10/20/2011 5:41:29 AM)
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Having played this as my general for a bit ... the activation cost is too high to be really useful. It would have been much better if it were three colorless, or even just a tap effect (which it is on Bazaar Trader, a clearly not-too-powerful card). As it stands, you pretty much have to build the whole deck around giving things to people in other ways, because the cost for Zedruu is just too high unless you're abusing it like you would with Donate. So Zedruu doesn't really work that well, even if it is flavorful.
Posted By: alexanderwales218 (10/24/2011 12:29:47 PM)
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Heheh goat bewbs...
Posted By: Ideatog (11/5/2011 7:32:49 PM)
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Hey.
Heeeeeey.
I heard that you like Sapphire Leech.
Where?
Oh, around the water cooler.
Playing monogreen? Ooooh, not my problem bud. Oh, and take this fruitcake elemental back. It's starting to smell.
Yes, I'm paying the colored mana to give it back. Problem?
Posted By: Kryptnyt (12/1/2011 4:27:12 AM)
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@ alexanderwales218

Zedruu does have one thing over Bazaar Trader, Zedruu can give away enchantments.

Though Bazaar Trader can also give yourself things that you steal away by whatever effects. (assuming the card you're targetting isn't an enchantment).
Posted By: yaije9841 (12/7/2011 6:14:25 PM)
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@ilovealara: Demonic Appetite doesn't work -- it says, "enchant creature you control," and the person you gave it to doesn't control the creature it enchants, so it just falls off and goes to the graveyard.
Posted By: Radiant_Phoenix (12/21/2011 6:24:15 PM)
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I thought to be a minotaur you had to have the head of a bull not the head of a goat?

Well anyway, cool card and useful to boot.

Minopan. That would be a more fitting name for a goat-headed man. Maybe . . .
Posted By: Mr_Hendry (12/29/2011 11:35:29 AM)
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This, to me, is EDH. You use the general to back up your words of friendship, and wait for the coming Insurrection to try and take them all down.
Also, before you say this underpowered, think of the possibilities with global effects. I've seen versions that can beat a tough Kaalia deck 1 V 1
Posted By: Generalissimo442 (1/5/2012 4:51:11 PM)
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troll combo in edh
use zedruu as your commander have a bunch of phyrexian mana things in your deck get below 20 life play transcendence donate it
not sure if you would get it back when the opponent loses but if you do then keep doing it till you win
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it would be exiled the instant the player lost
Posted By: nope.avi (1/7/2012 10:40:41 PM)
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EDIT: @DeathByMongoose and @Arazeal: This is 20 life we're talking about! Like others have said, you can do better with Venser. (Donate Illusions, exile it and regain control over it, rinse and repeat).

Ooh new Zedruu tech (old cards though):
Turn 1: Land, Mana Vault
Turn 2: Land, Sky Swallower
Turn 3: Land, Sol Ring and/or Signet
Turn 4 (if both) or 5 (if one): Land, Zedruu. 3 life and 3 extra cards minimum per turn. Not to mention an 8/8

Another option would be blinking Zedruu with Venser, then casting Sky Swallower...
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (4/12/2014 9:35:59 PM)
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Maybe I'm stupid but I really don't understand how illusions of grandeur is at all useful in this deck. You gain 20 life, pass it off to your opponent, they gain control of the upkeep... They don't pay it, you lose 20 life. Please someone explain to me how this is useful?

edit: @arazeal,
ah makes sense! didn't think about the you transferring. thanks :)
Posted By: DeathByMongoose (3/31/2014 4:55:29 PM)
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@mongoose,
"you" refers to the controller, not the owner. Illusions of grandeur therefore would cost them 20 life! super fun.
Posted By: Arazeal (3/31/2014 12:20:48 PM)
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I love my Zedruu deck. I use it mainly in 1v1 EDH.
My most valuable donate target: Statecraft
But there are just so many excellent ones: thought lash is another, just use it to keep yourself alive then donate when you can't pay any more. Throw in paradox haze to speed things up. Throw in illusions of grandeur and venser, the sojourner for even more trix.

Besides that just donate your junk that doesn't care who has it: moat,oblivion ring,faith's fetters
Posted By: Magus_of_Farts (3/17/2014 1:25:30 PM)
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@TwentyFifthBaam Fun fact! Saving someone with Lich's Mirror when they're losing as a result of commander damage causes the mirror to FOLD TIME AND SPACE IN ON ITSELF and end the entire game in a draw. This is due to the nature of commander damage functioning similar to poison counters, two things that the mirror cannot get rid of. Therefore the game initiates an infinite loop which ends in a draw. That's right! Your hugs deck does indeed have a way to end the game.
Posted By: Syrtees (2/15/2014 6:48:26 PM)
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Once upon a time I was playing a 4 player edh match on octgn. One of the players was playing Nylea, God of the Hunt and had out a primalcrux, a Khalni Hydra, a Terra Stomper and a bunch of other scary but less notable stuff. All I had was a Celestial Dawn a Phyrexian Metamorph'd Primalcrux, and zedruu with around 3 donated cards floating around. Obviously his board position was scary, I had a choice, lock him with a celestial dawn, or lose (he was gunning for me because of a previous game) so I donated celestial dawn to him, and slapped down Solitary Confinement to stop the inevitable onslaught of hate. He didn't understand how celestial dawn prevents you from generating colored mana if you're not playing white. Once he figured it out, he got ***ed, really ***ed. He started attacking me despite the fact that it did nothing, then he made about 100 copies of celestial dawn, spelled the F word with them, dragged them over my board, passed control to me, and left the game. We couldn't fi... (see all)
Posted By: Lazrbeams (2/12/2014 6:54:02 AM)
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Johnny saw this card and came.
Posted By: car2n (2/6/2014 5:06:38 PM)
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BILLY MAYS HERE FOR CARDS YOU DON'T WANT! HERE, TAKE THIS DARKSTEEL RELIC. IT DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THE LOW LOW PRICE OF 1 CARD AND 1 LIFE! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! ACTIVATE NOW AND WE'LL THROW IN THIS GRID MONITOR ABSOLUTELY THE SAME PRICE! ACTIVATE NOW!

*Cardsyoudon'twantwillnotdoanythinggoodforyouandyouwillnotenjoythegame

ACTIVATE NOW!
Posted By: Pick15 (1/31/2014 10:04:04 AM)
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Unless I'm missing something, wouldn't this allow you to keep any/all other players in the game indefinitely with Lich's Mirror? When they die, the mirror stays in play, since they don't own it. So as long as they control the mirror, they are essentially immortal. And using something like homeward path, you could pass it around to anyone at any time.
Posted By: endersblade (1/21/2014 6:05:23 PM)
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Guys, {R}{W}{U} are obviously French colors. Zedruu is surrendering territory to the enemies, and the extra life are just kickbacks from the hostile army.

Or wait, I mean Finnish colors. Zedruu is- No, Wait! Zedruu is North Korea, OMG, obviously Russia.....
/sarcasm

If you're going to be nationalist, at least be fair about it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_White_and_Blue

You could make snarky comparisons to the {R}{W}{U} cards and almost any of these countries.

... Except Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten is perfect.
Posted By: AeroSigma (1/21/2014 4:52:25 PM)
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