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Etali, Primal Storm
Creature — Dinosaur
Whenever Etali, Primal Storm attacks, exile the top card of each player's library, then you may cast any number of nonland cards exiled this way without paying their mana costs.
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Etali, Primal Storm Discussion
2 days ago
Ravnica Allegiance was great for clan Rakdos! Time to make some changes..
Flexibility is king in Commander. Blow up anything that Rakdos can blow up!
2 cards for one mana? Yes please! Also, Torgaar is a bit of an awkward card. Typically, we've done a huge amount of damage by the time we cast this (presumably with discount from Rakdos's ability). So it turns out to be "win more" most of the time.
Damage to summon the king. Vial Smasher was also awkward because we typically don't want to cast spells before getting our mana discount. And by himself, he probably won't help us get any damage.
A wrath for only 2 mana that conveniently won't destroy our commander. And let's face it, the variance on this card is what makes it both memorable and so Rakdos! Also, remember that you don't have to play it just because it's in your hand. If you're winning, keep winning...
Damage to summon the king. 4 mana spent to get an 18 (EIGHTEEN) mana discount!
Damage to summon the king. The Spawn alone can get us a 7 mana discount!
3 days ago
Hi, at first glance the deck looks good but you are missing a few key pieces.
Here's a few weird cards : Omniscience and Sunbird's Invocation - really fun cards but you are not a jodah big mana deck, no reduction of costs and no green to ramp... I should build that :) Mind Rot and Vicious Rumors - not efficient enough and even completely useless in some cases. I would replace those with
But three colours decks have such a great number of deck building choices that you can get lost in it... It's amazing. I would suggest (most powerful deck I think) grixis spells with a lot of removal to kill later with flipped bolas or combos Primal Amulet Flip and explosion//expansion
1 week ago
The only thing about is that I don't want to build voltron. I want to go for more of a white-weenie strategy, and with that in mind I'm thinking either Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip, or Jazal Goldmane . Thoughts?
For , I was thinking about doing the most Jank thing possible, and playing Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs pillowfort, or Etali, Primal Storm chaos, though the latter seems rather strong. Again, thoughts?
1 week ago
Etali, Primal Storm - for a voltron experience that is TRULY different every game.
2 weeks ago
I also suggest Xenagos, God of Revels .
Some good budget cards with him as Commander:
- Etali, Primal Storm
- Hydra Omnivore
- Ghalta, Primal Hunger
- Greater Good
- Chandra's Ignition
- Fauna Shaman
- Somberwald Sage
Some expensive options:
2 weeks ago
1.) Damaging oneself in Red Burn or Aggro isn't uncommon; I think the flavor text on Manabarb does a fine job of summarizing the archtype. As for Burn sources, there's a limited pool of solid Burn spells, and the better ones are going to do that. It's a matter of going so fast that the damage to youself won't matter. Admittedly, I'm somewhat confused: you recommend not damaging myself, yet you also recommend Havoc Festival which does exactly that lol.
2.) That's generally the idea. It's also a matter of finding the ones that are worth their CMC. Hell, I'd play more 'Walkers if it weren't for the current mechanic of being able to target them down with creatures. I'm not done trying to find more permanent Burn sources, that's for sure.
3.) I was noticing this trend in the Boris deck Drunken Reaps posted. In one hand, I'd like to capitalize more off of Repercussion , but in another, I don't want to rely on one Enchantment too much. Then there's the dilemma that if a spell is being used for a creature, it's not being used for valuable damage to the face (which might not matter of a key Creature is removed). More input is welcome here.
4.) I'm not certain of how many combos I'll need. Among the current and previous drafts, these are the most common (some got dropped for various reasons):
Etali, Primal Storm + literally anything that reacts if you even fucking think about playing an instant/sorcery/any spell.
Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter ('cause infinite mana for game with mana rocks).
Paradox Engine (Paradox Engine is a true combo, don't @ me).
multimedia on Gruul
2 weeks ago
Hey, if you can only afford this deck or the Rat one than my advice is choose this deck. I see Xenagos, God of Revels ; he's a much better Gruul Commander than Nikya. He does a hell of a lot more smashing if that's what you want. If you're going to buy and assemble only one deck then make it count and use a good Commander. I don't see a reason to use a worse Commander in Nikya if you already have or are planning to get a much better card and Commander in Xenagos :)
There's several cards here already that can work well in a deck with Xenagos: Ibex, Vorinclex, Fauna, Forgotten Ways, Empath, Tribe-Elder, Goreclaw, Rhythm, Bane, Nylea, Ruric, Soul, Wood Elves, Vizier, Behemoth, Muse, Hellkite, Forerunners, Farhaven, Whisperer, Genesis, Zhur-Taa.
Consider adding a few budget cards that have excellent interaction with him:
You already have several good support cards for a deck with Xenagos. Ramp is good with him; other budget support cards to consider:
- Somberwald Sage
- Elvish Mystic
- Llanowar Elves
- Arbor Elf
- Signal the Clans
- Eternal Witness
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Kodama's Reach
- Rampant Growth
- Sol Ring
- Gruul Signet
- Talisman of Impulse
- Beast Within
- Chaos Warp
- Elvish Piper
- Mina and Denn, Wildborn
- Ulvenwald Tracker
- Rishkar's Expertise
- Hunter's Insight
- Colossal Majesty
- Swiftfoot Boots
If you like the idea of Xenagos instead of Nikya then I can further help you to make changes and cuts.
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
Hey I'm a long time Aurelia player, but Im not sure if you keep up to date with this deck. However I played it today, and have some changes that I recommend. First up at the macro level, you have too many 4 drops, not enough mana ramp, and not enough removal. 13 is probably about the correct number of 4 drops to have. Also conceptually, I think its better to play Boros like modern jund, and not modern burn. i.e., as a midrange deck. Because of this I would add things like Land Tax , Gift of Estates or Boreas Charger . Because you need to cut from your 4 drops, I would add a couple of 2 CMC mana rocks, because of how well they play with 4cmc cards. And I would actually add 2-3 6 drops in the deck. When the game goes big you want to be able to go big also, again this does depend on making all of your land drops.
Cards I would cut, Thundersong Trumpeter, Figure of Destiny , Spear of Heliod since i don't think any of these have enough impact. I would also cut Hellrider , probably kalemne, and I would most certainly cut Mind's Eye since it is really bad in aggro decks. For card draw, look at things like Stolen Strategy , Etali, Primal Storm , Magus of the Wheel , Reforge the Soul or Memory Jar .
As far as things to add, I would definitely add Sun Titan , True Conviction and a probably another card or 2 to give additional combats of which there are many. You could also look at adding Thalia's Lancers to make sure you can hit Aurelia, Elesh, or Gisela as needed.
Anyway those are a few suggestions. More 2 CMC rocks, less 4 cmc cards, a few more 6 drops, and it wouldn't hurt to up your land count 1 or 2.
Etali, Primal Storm occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
All decks: 0.01%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.14%
RG (Gruul): 0.1%
RUG (Temur): 0.18%
RGW (Naya): 1.52%