Ghalta, Primal Hunger


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

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Rare
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

NV_1980 on Engulfed In Energy

6 days ago


Thanks for commenting on our deck!

We had considered Ghalta, Primal Hunger but decided not to add it because most of the other creatures we're using are more versatile and have more going for them other than just being really big.

The combo you're mentioning with Temur Sabertooth and Regal Force is nice, but we feel we would be adding these cards just to enable this combo; especially Sabertooth. That's not enough for us. And sure, Force is a great draw-enabler, but the deck contains plenty of ways for us to draw cards already and most are much cheaper to cast and use.

We took out Rhonas's Monument from an earlier iteration of this deck. We felt it was just a win-more card and didn't add enough to our overall strategy.

Survival of the Fittest and Earthcraft would both make this deck more powerful. However, we currently do not own them and we've stopped buying MTG cards. This means we would have to find someone who is willing to trade these with us and we've found this to be hard.

We have mixed feelings about Protean Hulk. It too was in an earlier iteration of this deck and it's not bad, but it's rather expensive to cast. It happened a bit too frequently that by the time we got to use his tutoring ability, we were usually already winning anyway, so we didn't really see the point.

We like your Ulvenwald Tracker suggestion. Great way to get rid of pesky utility creatures in the opposing side that won't block our monsters in an attack. Especially good combined with some of the untap enablers in this deck, so that we can use it more often. We're going to think a bit about what it will replace.

Lastly, Selvala's Stampede is wonderful but we found that it's not very handy when you're using lots of creatures with variable mana costs, so we decided to not use it in this deck.

Thanks again for all your thoughts, we appreciate it!


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

JP-Romero on Mono Green Steel Leaf Stompy

1 week ago

I would recommend Adventurous Impulse to dig for your creatures or lands, depending on what you're missing.

Also, I agree with the previous guy that suggested Ghalta, Primal Hunger. It's a good finisher.

Bigcupofjoey2000 on Engulfed In Energy

1 week ago

Hey NV_1980 I like this deck. However, there are some cards you need to add in here. Ghalta, Primal Hunger Temur Sabertooth Rhonas's Monument Survival of the Fittest Earthcraft Protean Hulk Ulvenwald Tracker Selvala's Stampede Regal Force

My favorite combo is The Paradox Engine, Selvala, Ghalta, any mana dork, Temur sabertooth, and Regal Force

Tap mana dork for selvala, using Temur Sabertooth to bounce regal force to your hand. Cast him, untap everything, and draw cards.

triproberts12 on

2 weeks ago

You could probably cut a lot of the weak dinosaurs for some bigger ramp. You're better off playing Traverse the Outlands, Mirari's Wake, and Zendikar Resurgent than stuff like Nest Robber. I'd also try to find copies of Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Rampaging Brontodon, Regal Behemoth, Runic Armasaur, Thrashing Brontodon, Trapjaw Tyrant, and Wayward Swordtooth. Check out EDHREC for more suggestions.

AdvancedSteelGuard on cEDH!!

2 weeks ago

Wurmlover it's great to finally see someone paying attention to the topic before anwsering the question.

As for my usual play styles in other format here's the "list" I was able to come up with.

Sealed (pre-release/draft) : I always try to find the early rush in my packs. Jumping to my opponents throat before they can even make a move.

Standard : I use to play a dino deck with Ghalta, Primal Hungers and other big ass dino and be super aggressive.

Edh (sort of casual) : I'm the invisible player, the one that if you forgets and don't pay attention to me I'll slit your throat before you can even blink (yeah i know nasty type of decks). After a few turn in the shadows I'll either mill them to death or pull a 12/12 infect with Blade of Selves out of nowhere and otk everyone(keeping a few counter spells in case). Only one of my decks is a beat face equipment deck with Akiri, Line-Slinger // Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder at the helm.

Hope that helps

RxPhantom on Goreclaw, Mother of Fatties

1 month ago

I noticed that in your list. I have to admit I'm intrigued. Finding cuts at this point is kind of tough. I already want to make room for Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Scavenging Ooze, and now Bow of Nylea. Cream of the Crop is on my radar now, though.

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