Nezahal, Primal Tide

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful 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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Nezahal, Primal Tide

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur

Nezahal, Primal Tide can't be countered.

You have no maximum hand size.

Whenever an opponent casts a noncreature spell, draw a card.

Discard three cards: Exile Nezahal. Return it to the battlefield tapped under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

Nezahal, Primal Tide Discussion

shub on Mad Scientist

4 days ago

It depends on what you're trying to achieve. I've taken most of the tutors out ( Planar Portal and Planar Bridge fit the theme), and am trying to eliminate any infinite combos. Some cards like Lux Cannon are in for flavor, since every mad scientist needs a ray gun...

If you want max power I think you use Mox Opal and Grim Monolith for faster starts as well. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur fits a purely cutthroat meta (it's too oppressive otherwise).

The five cards in my maybe board will be replacing Brainstorm , Basilisk Collar , Rings of Brighthearth , Clock of Omens , and Unsubstantiate . Endbringer is also too mana intensive and Urza needs a mount, so Nezahal, Primal Tide will replace it. Hope that helps.

Awuztein on Staring Contest: A List of Blink-Effect Cards

1 week ago

Just one quick suggestion.

Brago, King Eternal , Conjurer's Closet should be labeled as Flicker.

Astral Drift , Blizzard Strix , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Planar Guide should be labeled as Blink.

Angel of Condemnation , could be labeled as Blink? although if you flicker the angel it will return all creatures exiled by his second active ability.

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

3 weeks 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

austintayshus on Vannifar Budget Creature Aggro

4 weeks ago

Nice deck!

Thragtusk is good value coming in and going out.

Nezahal, Primal Tide could also be a fun creature to "birthing pod" into with Vannifar.

Farhaven Elf for additional ramp.

Terastodon could also be fun?

hullos on Kefnet the time lord

1 month ago

a few weaker cards in the deck are: Riverwise Augur , Clone Legion , Jace's Sanctum , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots (one or the other).

Riverwise Augur : you want to be playing your commander on turn four and this guy does not get enough value to play after or in place of kefnet on turn four.

Clone Legion : most of the creatures you have would die from the legendary rule and you rarely will have good cards to copy with it.

Jace's Sanctum : same problem as Riverwise Augur

Nezahal, Primal Tide : this guy is not bad but seems that he might just get hit with a kill spell as soon as he hits the board because your deck has few other good targets. there might be better cards to take out than this guy.

Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots you really don't need both of these since you already have some counter spells to protect your guys on board to both seems like overkill.

those are just my suggestion on cards to take out, it is still your deck take out what you want to.

jessedictor on Tasigur Septor, Control

1 month ago

I went and I tried playing ten starting hands with this deck, no mulligans:

g1) 2 lands (no green mana), no ramp until turn 3 drawing a signet, no green mana (which is most the ramp) until turn 10

g2) got land, but only counterspells and buried alive in hand. So I couldn't really cast Tasigur to dig until turn 4- felt bad

g3) Isochron Scepter Vampiric Tutor turn 2. Not a win but a strong hand for sure, maybe should have waited to use Isochron Scepter

g4) no black mana until turn 5, hand full of black cards

g5) Demonic Tutor into into Lim-Dul's Vault -> went for turn 3 Isochron Scepter infinite mana, which should just about win me the game

g6) Nezahal, Primal Tide , a few lands and a training ground. Turn 5 Dark Petition , but felt way undeveloped

g7) No lands until turn 4, happens

g8) Isochron Scepter in hand, but nothing good to use it with, played lands until could cast tasigur turn 5

g9) Got two lands, mana conflux and Reliquary Tower . Drawing nahal felt super band turn 3. Turn 4 got a third land, and windfall felt like my best option

g10) turn 1 Vampiric Tutor , turn 2 Isochron Scepter dramatic reversal infinite mana win

So, I found generally speaking, this deck gets Isochron Scepter and wins with it. All other routes feel really bad. I didn't really enjoy the entomb or buried alive options either, but maybe I was missing a combo somewhere. I also I felt like I had abnormal mana issues in this deck- mostly with getting green mana. This might not be a real issue but worth looking at. Reliquary Tower felt very bad. 19 of 34 lands can produce green mana. I'm not sure on the mathematical breakdown in reality but I generally like 24 lands to be able to produce color of each the mana I need- I think you might stay within budget or proxy limitations though so not having all the dual lands and all the fetch lands feels weird. Spire of Industry , Tarnished Citadel , Grand Coliseum and Chromatic Lantern might be odd includes to keep the budget line as well.

Take aways:

Remove every creature that costs 4 or more that doesn't win you the game immediately.

replace with creatures that fetch win \cons

I don't think the deck needs Training Grounds - typically any time it would matter I already have infinite mana. Maybe add in Exhume - sounds weird I know but would have helped reanimating felt smooth, and maybe would help me feeling like we should keep the Consecrated Sphinx .

adams333 on Casual Derevi

1 month ago

Thanks!

Both Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive and Wonder are great cards. It is just a matter of finding something to cut.

Nezahal, Primal Tide is very strong, but I sometime have a hard time to find the 7 mana to cast it. Consecrated Sphynx cost less, have evasion, give you instant reward no matter what opponent cast, it is sadly harder to protect though.

So far verity circle is still in the deck and do good most of the time.

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Nezahal, Primal Tide occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.27%

Standard:

All decks: 0.05%