Ghalta, Primal Hunger


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) None
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Creature — Dinosaur

Ghalta, Primal Hunger costs less to cast, where X is the total power of creatures you control.


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Ghalta, Primal Hunger Discussion

Tadsummers on GW Free Stuff

7 hours ago

I would replace Sandwurm Convergence with Ghalta, Primal Hunger. That should give the deck more power.

RaberSaber on Gishath, Lord of Dinos

13 hours ago

How could you honestly keep Zacama, Primal Calamity and Ghalta, Primal Hunger it's really just not a real elder dino party without them!

also consider Kinjalli's Caller Knight of the Stampede and Otepec Huntmaster to keep your dinos cheap

Murphy77 on Explore aggressively

19 hours ago

I tried Tetzimoc, Primal Death as my apex creature, keeping it side-board for game 1. This just didn't work as expected, and yes, Ghalta, Primal Hunger is the logical replacement.

ceruleanplains on $50 Competitive Mono-Green Aggro

1 day ago

I built your deck a few months ago and also found something very similar on, so thanks for the fun. But after play-testing, I put in 2x Primordial Hydra & 2x Ghalta, Primal Hunger for big mana sinks or beat-down opportunities I put 1x Growing Rites of Itlimoc in my build for opportunity ramp and card delving. In my sideboard I threw in 4xSlippery Bogle for burn, 4xSpider Umbra for spirits or board wipe, 2x Naturalize, 1x Dryad Militant (3 in mainboard).

Instead of Dungrove Elder I went with Lumberknot. The play is that you're avoiding creature arbitrage that way and pumping it with your dorks that you can chump block with. I also left in 3x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and 15 Card: Forest

PsuedoIntellectual on Rainbow Standard Tokens

2 days ago

Hey man,

You found a good deck. But, if you want to make it better, here's just my thoughts. I'll make a list.

1:Improve the manabase.

Cut some of the colors(down to Abzan).

Add more Sunpetal Grove, Blooming Marsh, and Concealed Courtyard.

When Dominaria comes out, add Isolated Chapel and Woodland Cemetery.

Cut the cycle lands.

2:Improve the creatures.

Cut Tilonalli's Summoner, The Locust God and The Scarab God.

Cut Pride Sovereign and Yahenni, Undying Partisan.

Add more Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Anointer Priest.

Cut Ghalta, Primal Hunger.

3:Add more token generators.

Add Legion's Landing  Flip.

Cut Journey to Eternity  Flip.

Add more Hidden Stockpile.

4:Improve the Planeswalkers

Cut Vraska, Scheming Gorgon.

Add one more Huatli, Radiant Champion.

Maybe add Vraska, Relic Seeker.

5:Improve your token spells.

Add 2 more copies of Sram's Expertise.

Add a playset of Servo Exhibition.

Maybe add Queen's Commission.

6:Add removal.

Cast Out or Fairgrounds Warden could prove useful.

Fatal Push is not out of place.

Vraska's Contempt is also pretty useful past turn 4.


Radiant Destiny could be useful.

Authority of the Consuls and Duress could slow down some games.

Fragmentize is useful against Mardu Vehicles.

Hope this is helpful!

ROF123 on Turn 3 City's Blessing

4 days ago

Ghalta, Primal Hunger would be great muscle!

allthatisman42 on My Creepy Crawler Deck

4 days ago

I would also recommend some Enchantments as well. With the amount of mana you'll be getting from Selvala, Helix Pinnacle might be a decent option as a backup win condition. Going with the Prowling Serpopard theme, Leyline of Lifeforce would help prevent the counterpells from removing the things you want to stick.

Asceticism helps out with spot removal and some board wipes. It won't stop a Wrath of God or a Damnation, but it'll help against Supreme Verdict.

Finally, some quality creatures: Craterhoof Behemoth to help close out the game, Omnath, Locus of Mana because he gets huge, stores mana for future big plays, and doubles your mana with Selvala, and Ghalta, Primal Hunger because a 12/12 for two mana sounds awesome.

I don't know what kind of budget you're going for with this deck, but I'll leave my suggestions here if you want them.

If counterspells are giving you issues, I might even consider going Gruul (Red/Green) for cards like Vexing Shusher, Pyroblast, and Red Elemental Blast.

davcot on Explore aggressively

4 days ago

Nice use (abuse) of the explore feature !

I agree with iano9, Ghalta, Primal Hunger would be a great hard hitter !

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