Luminate Primordial


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Luminate Primordial

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When Luminate Primordial enters the battlefield, for each opponent, exile up to one target creature that player controls and that player gains life equal to its power.

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Luminate Primordial Discussion

Blo on First Monowhite attempt

1 month ago

Heya, this deck looks quite budget, so i won't give expensive suggestions.
Firstly I just wanted to say that Eldrazi Displacer needs colourless mana, which you currently have not a single source of. You need cards like Sol Ring or cards like Karoo that can make the colourless mana.

Other than that, here's some general advice. Things I'm missing here is ramp and more value creatures/spells. This deck has too many spot removal that shouldnt do much, as you don't seem aggresive enough to burst your way through. Cards like Divine Verdict, Enduring Victory or Expose Evil dont do that much in a 4 player free for all. Look at cards such as Luminate Primordial or Selfless Squire instead. These cards give a lot more value for you.

General additions: War Priest of Thune, Return to Dust, Ghostly Prison, Breath of Life, Resurrection

As far as ramp goes in monowhite, Kor Cartographer is a great inclusion, and so is colourless ramp such as Everflowing Chalice, Fellwar Stone, Sol Ring, Thought Vessel, Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Pearl Medallion. And even cards like Gift of Estates can be very helpfull to ensure you play a land every turn. You should go down to 37 lands or so and add at least a bit more ramp.

Good luck and I hope I helped you somewhat ;)

Raphiezar on

2 months ago

If you ran Deepglow Skate, you could add more planeswalkers to the deck to allow them to activate the ults immediately. Alchemist's Refuge and Leyline of Anticipation giving you flash is good to use Ramos on other player's turns, plus they go well with Seedborn Muse if you have it. Flameshadow Conjuring, Deadeye Navigator, Eerie Interlude, Faith's Reward, Progenitor Mimic, Stolen Identity, Rite of Replication, and Clone Legion allow you to abuse more ETB effects. Craterhoof Behemoth, Venser, Shaper Savant, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Zealous Conscripts, Acidic Slime, Chancellor of the Forge, Chancellor of the Spires, Sepulchral Primordial, Luminate Primordial, Duplicant, Dragonlord Silumgar, Sower of Temptation, Hornet Queen, Deranged Hermit, Myr Battlesphere, Angel of Invention, Cultivator of Blades, have great ETB effects to be abused. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cytoplast Manipulator work really well with the Marchesa, the Black Rose you're running. Necropolis Regent, Master Biomancer, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Death's Presence, Experiment Kraj, and Verdurous Gearhulk are great for building up creatures with lots of +1/+1 counters. Greater Good, Prime Speaker Zegana, and Tishana, Voice of Thunder are great card draw sources for this deck. If you reanimate creatures from the graveyard often enough, Flayer of the Hatebound is strong in that department, and if you're looking for more big damage/lifeloss effects, Warstorm Surge, Stalking Vengeance, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, and Pathbreaker Ibex are good as wel. Conflux is really strong with Ramos in play, especially with Sakashima the Impostor copying him. If don't mind it being janky, you can copy your Panharmonicon by turning it into a creature with Karn, Silver Golem or March of the Machines. Take it a step further by adding Opalescence so your enchantments can be copied too. Ultimately, this is just supposed to be a big list of cards to draw inspiration from, not to all be added to the deck.

vadesatana on Rhys the Redeemed: The Token-ing...

4 months ago

Out goes Luminate Primordial in comes Desolation Twin. This change up is more about creating some new tokens. Primordial is good, its trigger is nice and exiling creaturesis sweet. I mostly want put twin in just to be able to create a multiple 10/10's with all the duplication effects. We'll see if the removal needs to come back, but of the cards I could have cut out for this swap Primordial seemed this easist to take out and not effect overall gameplay.

Blo on

5 months ago

How are you planning to win ? I run a simular deck, but I ordered some bigger value creatures, to help get extra blink value. Yours however, seems to run a bit different.

Things like Cathars' Crusade and Requiem Angel wouldn't work in my deck for example.

I run cards like Kor Cartographer and Knight of the White Orchid to help me ramp more early than the untap X land cards. I run a bit more removal in the form of Luminate Primordial and Duplicant and I run some better beaters like Myr Battlesphere and Precursor Golem which can finish games quickly if i can blink it.

Other than that, I seem to have the same problem vs agro decks. I added some resilience vs more controlling decks (especially esper oloro in my meta), in an attempt to outvalue him, but time will tell ;)

Would like to hear your thoughts as well: Ephara, God of casual value

Backstabbeth on I Am A Rock - Noyan Dar $40 Budget Man Lands

5 months ago

@hosshughes: Yeah guess I should have checked Reddit first. I'm glad you still found some uses for it though; that combo with Contested War Zone + Mirrorweave is hilarious. I had another thought (sorry my suggestions are so spread out, I comment them when I think of them). I think Diluvian Primordial might be good, since it casts an instant or sorcery for each of your opponents, possibly triggering your commander multiple times. I guess you could add Luminate Primordial if you really needed to. He doesn't really synergize in any way with the deck, he's basically just a Swords to Plowshares for each of your opponents. I think most of the Ravnica Primordials have good effects and are fairly budget, so I guess they're more of a general suggestion for any of your budget decks you make. Also, if you are taking deck suggestions, I would love to see you make a commander deck for Experiment Kraj. Messing around with activated abilities can be really fun, especially with things like Horseshoe Crab and Krosan Restorer. I currently run a Kraj deck and would be able to offer more suggestions if you'd like.

Triton on Brago, King of Eternal Value

6 months ago

JaceTheSwagSculptor fancy meeting you again! hahaha

I intended this deck to be more on the casual side, and I do know how to optimize it via adding stax pieces/Strionic Resonator to the deck. When I asked for optimization, I meant mainly for cards that were more optimal in place of cards that might be lacking in this deck. Hopefully this clears up any confusion!

Peanut3181 I was considering Basalt Monolith in place of a mana rock, because you're able to untap it via Brago. I can most definitely add it in. I'll also add the Trial and Oath of Jace back in, since at worst they're basically sorcery spells that stay on the field lol.

I'll consider Frost Titan and Luminate Primordial. I used to have Luminate Primordial in the deck, but took it out because it had too high of a CMC.

I think the potential to go infinite is there for Peregrine Drake, which I'm a bit hesitant about. However, I will consider them!

Some of the cards are really good, but they're kinda expensive for me. I'll add them to the maybeboard if I can trade for them, or get my hands on them in general, I will add them in.

@both (or anyone reading this): So as I mentioned to Jace, I intended this for more casual games. But! As you both may know, Brago is quite the hate magnet on the table. I think if he is too much of one, I may just say fuck it and go for the more cutthroat build, because I enjoy my decks functioning consistently and winning. I have done this before, with my Breya deck, so this isn't new haha. Anyways, I want to hear opinions on the deck.

I'm also happy to test it out the way it is, and then see if I should go the more cutthroat route, since it wouldn't take much investment lol.

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