Primal Command


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi Rare
Archenemy Rare
Lorwyn Rare

Combos Browse all

Primal Command


Choose two —

  • Target player gains 7 life.
  • Put target noncreature permanent on top of its owner's library.
  • Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.
  • Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
View at Gatherer Browse Alters

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts

Cardhoarder (MTGO) -52%

0.72 TIX $1.98 Foil


Primal Command Discussion

freakingShane on I Have A Sunburn

2 days ago

Why didn't you just update your Spring Into Death deck list? There's only like 2 cards different, haha.

Okay, so first off, get rid of Sol Ring, scrub. Secondly, some potentially good fast mana sources would be Songs of the Damned, Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, and/or Culling the Weak.

Now on to the real meat:

Perpetual Timepiece, Elixir of Immortality, Primal Command, Piper's Melody (and friends)

These are good for grabbing your GY so you don't mill yourself out or to protect yourself from enemy Bojuka Bogs and such.

Combo 1:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Combo

  • Turn 1: Play a one drop ramp creature.
  • Turn 2: Play Buried Alive and fetch Mike and Triskelion.
  • Turn 3: Play Victimize, bring Mike and Trike out and ping infinitely to win.

Or tutor for Defense of the Heart and win the turn after you cast it.

Combo 2:

Necrotic Ooze Combo

Once it's out, the only thing that can interrupt this is Split Second since you can respond by adding and removing counters.

Combo 3:

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Combo

This requires some knowledge of how the stack works.

  • Exile cards from your library until Phyrexian Devourer's ability is put on the stack.
  • In response to the ability, continue exiling cards to beef him up more.
  • Still before allowing the sacrifice to resolve, sack him to Jarad to smack your opponents for a ton of damage, similarly to the aforementioned Ooze-combo.

This gets around player Hexproof and graveyard hate, so you don't have to worry about things like Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void with this combo, unlike the other two.

Combo 4:

Colorless Mana Combo

  • Have/get Ashnod's Altar in play.
  • Play Nim Deathmantle.
  • Play Grave Titan, pop up two 2/2 tokens.
  • Sack the two tokens to Altar, then sack Titan to get a total of six .
  • Use 4 of that to make Deathmantle grab Titan back and get you two more tokens

Repeat this as many times as desired, netting 2 colorless mana every loop.

TrainerOdyssey on Infinite Energy 4 The Win

1 week ago

Link_41 The only problem with Primal Command is that it is not standard legal, if you arent playing standard or dont care for that kind of thing then primal command would be a great choice

Link_41 on Infinite Energy 4 The Win

1 week ago

I was thinking maybe Primal Command but card cost might be inconvenient

TitanWalls on Barely (Modern) Legal ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

1 week ago

Looks like you'll have issues with card balance. This deck is 100% dependent on drawing hydras, but you only have 8 in the whole deck. I'd recommend putting more in and/or including some form of creature fetch to make sure you can actually get them when needed. Consider Garruk, Caller of Beasts, Oath of Nissa, Brutalizer Exarch, Chord of Calling, Fauna Shaman, Mwonvuli Beast Tracker, Natural Order, Primal Command, Summoner's Pact, Survival of the Fittest, Tooth and Nail, etc. Some are pretty mana costly, but you've got so much mana ramp going on, they can be manageable anyways.

Sergal on G/W Emeria Titan

1 week ago

WhisperingBlade, hey man, all good questions. So as far as the commands go, I NEVER have a time where I hate to see a Primal Command. Austere can be tricky if my opponent has no board state, but the same is true for all wraths. I haven't really had much issue getting the mana to cast either, either. Pulse of Murasa is by far the most synergistic card in the deck. It just does so much. It's also just phenomenal in the current aggro-based metagame. Cream of the Crop I thought was maybe a bit to ambitious when I first played it, but it absolutely shits on the game when I have an active Emeria. It lets me set up my draw every turn. It's also just never irrelevant. Prismatic Omen really helps in the late game, but can be really clunky in the early game as it just doesn't do enough. If this were 3 colors, I would 100% be running 3 of them just for fixing sake, but I like the 2 for now, as I only ever want to draw one. Onto my sideboard choices. Honestly the 1-1 split between Pridemage and Seal is actually because I am still testing to see which I like best. This far, the seal has been putting in work for me, but the seal is not recurrable by Emeria. That's why I want to test extensively with both. Sigarda, Host of Herons should basically say "destroy target Jund/Abzan deck" because that is literally what it does. It's so good in literally any midrange/control matchup as a closer for when they have enough removal to handle Sunny-T. Hope all of this helps you get a little more depth. If you still have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks!!

Guftders on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

3 weeks ago

DemonDragonJ Just to point out, Primal Command was reprinted in Archenemy and Duel Deck Eldrazi vs Zendikar.

Cryptic Command has only been reprinted in the past two Modern Masters sets, which isn't really much when you consider the limited print run off those sets.

All in all, I'm really badly hoping that CC gets reprinted, because I haven't got my playset yet, and it WILL spike back up if it doesn't see another reprint.

Also I'm taking a look at the last land slot remaining between Selenya Guildgate and Simic Guildgate. There's about 13 lands between them legal in Modern. Removing all cards part of a cycle of lands and cards eligible for a reprint, we get Shimmering Grotto and Seraph Sanctuary of which I believe Shimmering Grotto to be the choice here. Of the cycles I omitted, Shelldock Isle, Shizo, Death's Storehouse and Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep could be reprinted as a utility land.

But odds are, we'll get Grotto for more mana fixing.

DemonDragonJ on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

3 weeks ago

On a more positive subject, the reprints of the Ravnican signets are awesome, as are the three-colored uncommon cards from the Alara block (how tragic that Sedraxis Specter is being downgraded to an uncommon); I am glad that WotC is being serious about having good mana-fixing in this set. I also am glad that WotC chose to avoid reprinting Cryptic Command another time and chose to reprint Primal Command, instead; while primal command is nowhere near as expensive as is cryptic command, due to having been reprinted more frequently, it is good to have variety in the Masters sets.

Given that Sedraxis Specter is being downgraded to an uncommon, is the same likely to happen to Hypnotic Specter, if that card were to ever be reprinted, again?

Load more