Etali, Primal Storm

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare

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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.

Etali, Primal Storm Discussion

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

1 day ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

Gidgetimer on God-Eternal Oketra Trigger

2 days ago

Also things like Bolas's Citadel and Etali, Primal Storm . Anything that allows you to "cast" or "play" cards will trigger it.

mistarilledawn on Did you miss me? :Nicol Bolas, the Ravager

6 days ago

Heh, it's been awhile. Thank you for the suggestions on my deck, sorry I promised I'd get to this and didn't get back to it sooner. Awesome build, loving the theft theme of the deck.

Sarkhan420X on Best Gruul Creatures to trigger ...

2 weeks ago

RowdyMagic18: Etali, Primal Storm would not get its attack trigger when put into play with ilharg.

RowdyMagic18 on Best Gruul Creatures to trigger ...

2 weeks ago

I would suggest anything with a insane ETB trigger. Etali, Primal Storm is pretty funny, Ilhag can protect it from any next turn removal. God-Eternal Rhonas ,and Verdurous Gearhulk are hilarious if you want to pump your team. Combustible Gearhulk ’s ETB trigger seems fun too.

Rafikii on The Spiciest Pork Chop

2 weeks ago

kennical I appreciate the +1 and the feedback, unfortunately for Etali, Primal Storm the free effect is actrually not declaring it as attacking, hence why there are also no eldrazi in the deck, annihilator would be great but it wouldn't trigger off of Ilharg, the Raze-Boar 's ability. I really had a hard time cutting down the deck because of it, the same way it doesnt trigger Desolation Twin 's ability because im not casting the card. But thank you for the Bedlam Reveler suggestion. I know my hand will play out kinda fast if all goes right, could be just the thing in top-deck mode!

kennical on The Spiciest Pork Chop

2 weeks ago

I feel like Ilharg's ability was created for creatures like Etali, Primal Storm , Bedlam Reveler , Lathliss, Dragon Queen where the creature might be temporary, but they have permanent effects. I love the inclusion of Thundermare and Breaker of Armies for the free swings though.

Savaaage on C'mon... Do it... You know you wanna...

4 weeks ago

I've been looking through most of the Grenzo decks on tappedout and haven't been able to settle on one. Most of the builds seem to be torn between goblin tribal or theft. Whats your take on Grenzo? Whats is the best way to handle him or what would be the best archetype?

Goblin tribal seems cool (I don't have any deck similar to goblin tribal playstyle) but I feel like it would just be too heavily pressured. In my meta every player has boardwipes in their deck so going wide has been always risky in the past. Maybe i'm just missing out on the goblin speed due to lack of inexperience and not seeing some plays/strings.

The theft/big mana style with cards like Stolen Strategy Etali, Primal Storm always add random varience to each game, which I like, however it may have a problem(s) of being to durdly/rng reliant.

I've been trying to complete 5 mono colored decks and decided on grenzo because I got some inspiration from your deck. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Etali, Primal Storm occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Red: 0.24%

RGW (Naya): 1.89%