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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
6 days ago
1 week ago
Hey, really fun deck, like the theme.
Cards to consider adding:
- Fierce Empath: so many targets to tutor for.
- Greater Good: amazing repeatable draw with big creatures.
- Eternal Witness: staple green card in Commander.
- Etali, Primal Storm: great big creature in multiplayer Commander especially with multiple attack steps. Giving it haste is busted.
- Woodfall Primus
- Chandra's Ignition: wreck all your opponents.
- Nature's Lore
- Gruul Signet
- Talisman of Impulse
- Seize the Day: flashback is really good.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Basilisk Collar
- Helm of the Host
- Illusionist's Bracers
- Mage Slayer
- Strionic Resonator
- Relentless Assault
- Soul Swallower
- Terra Stomper
- Oran-Rief Hydra
- Blood Mist
1 week ago
Get a favorite carrying case with a specific deck total size-limit. The visual reminder of your building limitations can be helpful. I often would build near addict-level as well, I still deck dream quite a bit. I have found that commanders with less obvious synergy are the way to go for enjoyable casual decks with some staying power. It leaves me with a fun gameplay experience & the constant questions of: What has worked well? What hasn't? -- These are questions that you are not able to ask if you use a more "connect the dots" commander that builds itself. For example: I am currently working on a Thantis, the Warweaver deck, it is my baby that I have been refining since the card came out - she doesn't HAVE to have any particular playstyle... Just chaos and poor decision forcing, this makes playing and rebuilding a treat every time. Compare this to Arcades, the Strategist walls - you know exactly what you put in that deck, you aren't left with any questions, intrigue, or need for mass-improvements after you test it and it can feel a bit lackluster when you finally test this sort of deck. Commanders without apparent game plans are the best if you are looking to build a couple of decks that you keep coming back to. You cited Neheb for an example of a curiosity project for example, I would caution you that example runs the same risk you cited of building something, then finding that it feels a bit lackluster in gameplay, then moving on because (although I love me some discard/madness/non-draw) the strategy of that deck will be a bit pigeon-holed & you end up shrugging and having no where to go from there.
Also, players that want budget-friendly EDH decks that often seem fresh should get more into gambling... In this I mean, embrace a few of the non-guaranteed and conditional "swing for the fences" things in your deckbuilding.
Decks that are always fun for me: Etali, Primal Storm - gambling and conditional Lazav, Dimir Mastermind - gambling on others' graveyards Thantis, the Warweaver - I've seen people really try to turn this sub-par pillowfort, but very fun if you do it your own way instead.
2 weeks ago
With all the Instants you run, I would suggest running a Sunforger package as well. Some additional good cards that I would suggest for the package if you choose to run it would be Wear / Tear, Silence, Faith's Reward, Chaos Warp, Swords to Plowshares, and Boros Charm. The curve is also a bit high in that regards to all your spells so I would recommend tuning it for more mana rocks to accelerate your game plan. Cheap mana rocks that I would recommend would be Mind Stone, Boros Signet, Boros Locket, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and maybe Chromatic Lantern. Aurelia can also abuse Sword of the Animist since you get two combat steps you can trigger it twice, I would highly recommend this card.
Some additional lit cards to consider are Legion's Initiative it protects and buffs your creatures, spicy! Strionic Resonator allows you to have 3 combat steps! I know your trying to go with an Angel theme, but I see some non angels in there soooo Etali, Primal Storm with extra combat just wrecks face. If you aren't against infinite combos, Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine is infinite combat steps.
Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice! I play regularly against a tuned Aurelia deck so I know how downright disgusting she can be :P
2 weeks ago
Here might be some fun cards that can help you equalize the game :P
I would also recommend a little bit more ramp. Land ramp is better in the long run, but slower. While artifact ramp is faster but more prone to being destroyed.
Hope that helps and lemme know if ya like any help refining! :P
2 weeks ago
Some additional cards aside from what multimedia (great card choices btw!) had already suggested are:
Also consider running a Sunforger package :3
1 month ago
I'm thinking about building Etali, Primal Storm for a new commander deck.
I'm not huge into mono color decks, and I know red is pretty tough in EDH, but she just seems like a cool way to keep games unique. I'm building this with a lot of cards I already own, but may have to pick a few more up. I would like some opinions on whether the community thinks she's competitive enough before going too crazy.
My game plan is to ramp into Etali, then hopefully extra-combat my way into a win. I'm using boardwipes and flying creatures to help keep my opponents in check.
Link: Etali's Tickle Torture!
Any and all opinions and upvotes are appreciated! Thanks!
1 month ago
Despite full knowing it isn't gonna be anywhere close to top tier. I really want to build something in standard with Omniscience (O.S.). My criteria is that O.S. has to be either the MVP or at least a viable alternate win condition for the deck. I'd appreciate it if people posted decklists running it, give suggestions or just share their thoughts below.
I'll post some decklists as I finish them but for now here's some of my rough concepts:
- UG version of the standard 'Elf Ball' list running multiple O.S. and a Nexus of Fate. All the elf mana dorks+Beast Whisperer/Vanquisher's Banner. Ramp into O.S. and draw you deck.
Salvager of Secrets/Naru Meha, Master Wizard/The Mirari Conjecture + Blink of an Eye/River's Rebuke/Quasiduplicate/Unexplained Disappearance+ Diamond Mare/Diligent Excavator etc for post O.S. infinite something.
Nexus of Fate turns
I'll still be adding stuff to this list as people suggest things.