Ghalta, Primal Hunger


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders 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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Rare
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare
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.


Ghalta, Primal Hunger Discussion

eliarbreton on Omnath Turboramp v1.0

1 week ago


Game One: regular

Ravenous Slime out, cast Blasphemous Act , killing everything except the slime, then cast Tectonic Break for 7, leaving opponents with 2 and 1 land. (one opponent had already been taken out by a lethal attack from another one). Attack twice with the 58/58 slime for the win

Game Two: star

Died to Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire after three swings with Strider Harness (should have realized it was a three turn kill). Resolved boundless realms for 12 but died before I could use the land. vivicutus killing omnath twice really killed me, plus having no way to kill vivictus. Might need more creature removal. Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire with Helm of the Host really took over the game because me and his other opponent had no creature removal.

Game Three: star

Right opponent had Repercussion and I played Chain Reaction to kill one opponent )dealing 21(=7x3), the mono red player (R op) was down to one land because I played Tectonic Break for three, me and my left hand partner both won because we killed the mutual opponent (and my right hand op and his left hand op were dead)

Game Four: star

Ghalta, Primal Hunger player (my R ally) killed my left ally, then I took my right opponent out after casting Tectonic Break for his four lands. Right op concedes, then ghalta attacks my left opponent and I finish him off with Omnath plus tokens, with Greater Good backup for 9 more sac damage and then Magmatic Force to close it out forsure because he would take 3 his upkeep, the 3 more R ally, then 3 on mine. (we had to finish up quick because the shop was closing). Me and right ally won together.

op: opponent, r: right

star: multiplayer format - TLDR:5 player game, the two people sitting directly on your left and right are your allied (therefore not your opponents, for cards that say that. plus you cannot attack them). The two other people are your opponents and you win if they both die.

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Hellsing on List of Bugs and Feature ...

3 weeks ago

SerrisMerosi : I have fixed the following cards that were missing rarity(as seen in your deck): Ghalta, Primal Hunger , Ravenous Chupacabra , Dusk Legion Zealot . And in the future it would be easier if you could link the faulty cards directly.

Spirit-of-the-Night on Rawr Motherfucker

3 weeks ago

Your Primal Green Stompy deck is missing Ghalta, Primal Hunger . Aspect of Hydra could work better than Giant Growth, especially in a mono-green deck. Other creatures you may want to consider are Steel Leaf Champion and Vine Mare . Both boost your devotion while giving you a beefy beat stick to bash their brains with.

Beginner-Budget-Builder on Domri Rade Gruul

1 month ago

Metropolis39 I'll toss Ranger's Path and go for more Cultivate , maybe toss in more mana dorks so Myr Superion is easier to get out. I try to eliminate control with Vexing Shusher and Rhythm of the Wild .

I like to stay away from Lightning Bolt , as I don't want the hassle of online ordering and my local magic store has them at about 3-6 dollars, I don't remember.

I just want to abuse Utvara Hellkite with Dragonmaster Outcast to create more powerful tokens to constantly threaten my opponent with. Once I can get two dragon tokens out, I can get out Ghalta, Primal Hunger for two mana.

Beginner-Budget-Builder on Domri Rade Gruul

1 month ago

Hello Metropolis39, thanks for feedback.

I believe that Cultivate is a better option than Search for Tomorrow , you get one land for the battlefield and one for you. I will always opt for turn one Llanowar Elves or Skyshroud Ranger , as Skyshroud Ranger and Llanowar Elves gives me three mana on turn two.

As for Lightning Bolt , I would rather have Savage Smash , as it can take down anything when paired with Ghalta, Primal Hunger .

As for Managorger Hydra , it is a great addition but I will opt for more budget and readily available cards ( Managorger Hydra was printed in two sets, Taurean Mauler is in six sets.)

This deck is definitely not competitive.

Mullac on Simic Landfall

1 month ago

I think it might be better to get some Hydras in here, Kalonian Hydra is a beast with enough mana. While Hedron Crab does have landfall, your deck is not a mill deck and so I think its best to focus on bigger blue green creatures such as Nezahal, Primal Tide , Ghalta, Primal Hunger , End-Raze Forerunners , Rampaging Baloths as reliable finishers.

For your earlier game, Incubation / Incongruity can act as a fisher for more cards or a removal spell, extremely versatile.

Vorel of the Hull Clade and Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle actually clash with each other... so i think out with Vorel and in with a finisher.

It's a bit expensive, but Scapeshift can win you the game, with probably 6-7 lands entering the battlefield in 1 turn in the later game.

vdiddy1 on I hope this will be good.

1 month ago

"Other" Section Observations:

Burgeoning good card, but you have alot of multiple lands per turn cards

Constant Mists solid

Crop Rotation Unnecessary imo

Life / Death Can only use one spell, can prob find something that is more impactful to the deck

Sensei's Divining Top Yes

Sylvan Advocate Good because it's a 2/3 for 2 mana, but only adds significant value with commitment to land creatures

Sylvan Library V good card, excels if you maintain lifegain sub-strategy

Titania, Protector of Argoth Only good if you commit to the graveyard recall sub-strategy

Traverse the Outlands fantastic, can this be turned into a win condition?

Volcanic Offering fun af, but probably better options for the card slot

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Print out Business Cards saying "GG" for when you play this

Wildfire Abso-freakin-lutely

Zuran Orb A must have if you commit to graveyard recall + lifegain sub strategies

Additional Observations:

World Breaker kinda sucks for 7 mana

Bane of Progress a conditional 6 drop is risky; amazing sideboard card in our meta

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip her -2 will trigger the legendary rule

Exsanguinate Love it.

Final Comment:

Your non-creature game is strong, but your damage output is weak and is currently the biggest flaw facing your deck. Your best bet imo is to either rip out creatures and synergize removal + damage or add in a few more big trample creatures. I think your comparative advantage lies in creatures: you'll consistently have an ungodly mana pool to take advantage of them, and you're already relying on creatures for this concept to work.

Some good creatures for this deck:

Liege of the Tangle

Oran-Rief Hydra

Charnelhoard Wurm

Blightsteel Colossus

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer

Phantom Nishoba

Stonehoof Chieftain

Worldspine Wurm

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Ghalta, Primal Hunger occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.24%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Green: 0.35%