Primal Command


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Rare
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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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.

Primal Command Discussion

ChrisNicolella on Selvala Brostorm

3 days ago

So if you're not including any eldrazi, Primal Command , Scroll Rack , or any way to shuffle your graveyard into your library to supplement the Memory Jar loop, why are you still running memory jar?

wallisface on Hasted Hydras - Semi Budget - need help please

2 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

If you’re running Utopia Sprawl , then you should probably run the full playset of Arbor Elf . Continuing down this line to massive quantities of mana, you should also replace Sylvan Caryatid with Voyaging Satyr , and consider including a bunch (playset?) of Overgrowth also.

Both your planeswalkers, as well as the Rythem enchantment, do almost nothing for you. You goal looks to be bringing out big creatures fast, and the turn required to play these cards negates the benefits they give (you could have just played a creature a turn earlier, instead of having haste). Ditch em!

Consider adding in Primal Command if able. It often can buy you a turn while also tutoring for something you need. This also allows you to run some 1-of utility creatures like Hornet Queen and Acidic Slime .

Blossoming Defense is a sideboard card at best - in a lot of matchups it won’t help you.

How has Genesis Wave gone for you? It feels a little too clunky imo. You need at least 9 mana and even then it’ll often whiff. It’d be better off as just being another big creature.

Also, you really need at least 20 lands, even with all this ramp.

LordMacaroni on Modern Gruul Land Destruction

2 weeks ago

Yea very true KamiKasper, I didn't put Primal Command in the end because I think it disrupted the mana curve. What do I take out for the two other Lightning Bolt though? And so what are your thoughts on Deus of Calamity ? It's one more mana, but it appeals to me because they can be red or green and it destroys a land when it comes into play rather than giving the option to sacrifice one.

LordMacaroni on Modern Gruul Land Destruction

2 weeks ago

Hey KamiKasper, thanks for the insight! I actually did consider Primal Command , maybe I'll put one instead of a Rhythm of the Wild .. but I ended up opting for Rhythm of the Wild because I didn't have a real solution for blue counter spells and I really wanted something that could give my Shivan Wumpus haste. I was also considering putting either Argothian Wurm or Deus of Calamity in the deck instead of Simian Spirit Guide to maximize my opportunity to destroy lands with haste, but I felt it might make my mana curve too high, especially after having removed the Simian Spirit Guide . What do you think?

KamiKasper on Modern Gruul Land Destruction

2 weeks ago

Awesome deck. Have you considered a copy or two of Primal Command ? I feel like the ability to stall your opponents draw step by putting one of their lands on top of their library is awesome. Also, while Rhythm of the Wild is a super cool card, it doesn't seem to do that much here. Perhaps exchange it for some early protection against the super fast decks.

Optimator on Mowu Musings

3 weeks ago

Predatory Urge or Ulvenwald Tracker would be good with Mowu's Vigilance.

Colossal Majesty , Restock , Abundance , Reclaim , Seasons Past , Wildest Dreams , Primal Command , Creeping Renaissance are additional card-draw and card-advantage cards worth considering.

Sandwurm Convergence would be useful late-game. Brooding Saurian might be a good utility piece. Homeward Path is better but $$. Verdurous Gearhulk maybe? Rhonas the Indomitable and Predator Ooze might make good blockers.

Might be a funny deck for shit like Nature's Wrath , Lifeforce , Choke , or Tsunami

wallisface on Well, I win turn 2.

1 month ago

Well, again this will probably all blow the budget, but the following are all really good in this sort of deck:

Garruk Wildspeaker gives you extra untaps which often just pays for himself, as well as free beasts to stall out

Primeval Titan can thin your deck down quickly while also being a wincon on his own with the likes of Kessig Wolf Run (assuming you choose red for one of your enchants)

Primal Command is very abusable

Courser of Kruphix buys you time with its body and gives you much better draws

Overgrowth is a bit off-topic but generally a better Fertile Ground

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Primal Command occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.3%