Primal Command

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Primal Command

Sorcery

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.

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Primal Command Discussion

WiltLeafElves on filthyc4sual

3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to ask questions! I'll get to your decklists within the next 12 hours, as I'm busy at this minute.

I put my answers in a spoiler block so they won't take up too much space on your profile ;)

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One thing- Pact is good, but you might want to use some Chord of Calling, because the target goes straight onto the battlefield. If you play against any control, its much easier protecting a single spell from chord of calling. It's much harder trying to protect both pact and your creature.

filthyc4sual on WiltLeafElves

3 days ago

Hi WiltLeafElves! I wanted to ask a few questions about your decks and see if you could give me some feedback on my elves deck, Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball.

So the questions.

  1. How do you like Primal Command? To me it's always seemed a bit slow for modern, even if you can ramp it out.
  2. What's your opinion on Essence Warden? I don't play it because it seems to usually feel like a bad draw. Against burn I've found that they just bolt it, and 1 mana gain 3 isn't great.
  3. This one's about Joraga Warcaller. It always seems to be the first thing cut for me, because there are just better versions of it in Elvish Archdruid and Elvish Champion. I know you can kick it more times, but it doesn't give evasion, so it feels like a worse Ezuri, Renegade Leader.

Do you disagree with any/all, and if so, what have I not thought of?

multimedia on Guided by Nature Edit

1 week ago

Hi, Nature comes with Skullclamp add that back in place of Implement of Ferocity. Clamp can be busted with the tokens Freyalise's can continually create. Drawing two cards from one mana. Clamp is just a really good artifact with Elves in general. Nature also comes with Swiftfoot Boots add it back in place of something. Even though you can't use it to protect your Commander, she isn't a creature, you can use it to protect (hexproof) another Elf as well as give an Elf haste which is good with many Elves.

Some other budget cards including other Elves that I've found to be good with the Elves are:

These can have much more impact and replace cards of the same casting cost here. Cards like Primal Command, Lead the Stampede and Sylvan Messenger are important because of the budget. There's going to be a lack of good creature tutor cards because most are not budget options, they're price is too expensive. These cards can help to find a potential lot of Elves or creatures and put them into your hand.

More draw spells are another way to overcome the lack of creature tutors. Shamanic Revelation is another as well as better Collective Unconscious and Harmonize is just a good draw spell for budget green.

Sword of the Paruns is the budget infinite mana combo artifact for Elves. It in combination with Elvish Archdruid or Priest of Titania and other Elves in your control can be used to make infinite green mana which can then be used to play a lot of spells or activate Ezuri, Renegade Leader's overrun ability a lot of times.

The four one mana, budget mana Elves are Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves and Arbor Elf. You're playing two of them I suggest adding the other two.

I also recommend that you add 4-5x more Forests to the manabase, giving you 34-35x lands. The avg. CMC (converted mana cost) is 3.6 this is high for only using 30x lands.

Good luck with your deck.


Ize19 on Looking for ways to abuse ...

1 week ago

Since you already have Primal Command, which can can put it back into your library, then search the library, maybe Holistic Wisdom to recur either Panglacial Wurm or the Command? Not quite what you were looking for, but the closest I could find.

hwagner on abby315

1 week ago

how about Entomb GRV, and Muddle the Mixture for your Glen Elendra Archmage and MM3 Primal Command?

hwagner on abby315

1 week ago

how about Entomb GRV, and Muddle the Mixture for your Glen Elendra Archmage and MM3 Primal Command?

clayperce on One Ponza To Rule Them All

2 weeks ago

Tanker12,
Thanks tons for the shout-out, and again, congrats on your performance at SCG Syracuse!

GeminiSpartanX,
As always, you raise some REALLY good points. Tbh, I haven't really thought about the Lightning Bolt much ... it's been in the deck since almost the very beginning, and I'm always happy to see it, so I've never really thought about swapping it out for something else. But now that you mention it ...

For low-CMC spells, Atarka's Command comes immediately to mind as another super-versatile option, and Nourish as a great option for the lifegain. Moving up the curve, "pre-boarding" a Kitchen Finks could be really good. Or, like you mentioned, Obstinate Baloth or Thragtusk are awesome. And depending on the meta, Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip or even another Primal Command aren't terrible options either.

And on the graveyard hate, I go back-and-forth on Cage vs. Relic vs. Scavenging Ooze vs. Surgical Extraction. There's a slightly-dated-but-still-useful discussion on Cage vs. Relic here.

To both of you: Draw well!

Mandalorian on Peas

2 weeks ago

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can be very powerful in a deck like this as additional copies of Karametra's Acolyte.

Primal Command is also very good and can help find your big stuff

Mana sinks are great in decks like this that can create so much mana. Cards such as

Polukranos, World Eater

Scavenging Ooze

Genesis Wave

Walking Ballista

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