Primal Surge


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
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Primal Surge


Exile the top card of your library. If its a permanent card, you may put it onto the battlefield. If you do, repeat this process.

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Primal Surge Discussion

Kaleo42 on Commander Inspiration

3 weeks ago

I'll share a few, I hope these help.

My competitive lists are Tactical Beauty and Marath Says No.

My theme decks:

Atraxa's Friends my Primal Surge walker deck.

Child Abuse a wrath themed deck that wins with opponent's wincons.

Ephara God of the Pole my enchantment deck.

Karador's Rats my rat deck.

Laura's Norin my girlfriends unconventional and very fun deck.

Werewolves...nuff said.

MintyThe1st on Just a sweet mono-green commander. :)

3 weeks ago

Ah yes, i sense this deck has a lot of stories attached to it as well?

"forever tweaking and slowly pimping." Is not something that happens by accident.

@TheRyanHayes15 on Ally Surggggge

3 weeks ago

If you're playing a Primal Surge deck, there can't be any other instants/sorceries besides Primal Surge. If you are looking for tutors for Primal Surge play Rune-Scarred Demon and Sidisi, Undead Vizier even Razaketh, the Foul-Blooded for tutors on a stick. I see you're going for the Surge into creature beats plan, I'd add an Eldrazi Monument for evasiveness. I also think 41 lands is a bit too much.

Tyrant-Thanatos on If I Play Primal Surge, ...

1 month ago

No, Primal Surge puts the cards directly onto the battlefield, you are not playing or casting them, so you cannot choose to pay the alternate cost to put them face-down.

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Help me pick my Red ...

1 month ago

Pieguy396 thanks for the input! I must say I'd like to use my commander a bit more to win. When I play Rashmi, I just use it as a 2/3 card advantage generator to get to resolve a big Primal Surge and put my whole deck into play (yes, I only have Surge + Mystical Tutor as non-permanent cards and that's the combo right there). I win thx to her but not WITH her if you know what I mean. Urabrask is pretty off the radar too and I like fringe cards but I'd still prefer using my commander as a cornerstone of the deck (my little brother plays Omnath, Locus of Mana and it's just wonderful).

Delta-117 thanks I'll let you know if I need a decklist refined ;)

KIngWiggins having any Praetor draws attention? Because off all of them, Urabrask seems like the least strong honestly. I mean Sheoldred is just disgusting, Vorinclex is annyoing af, Jin-Gitaxias is pretty lame and Elesh Norn is OK but really expensive. I'd want to play a commander that sticks around and helps me deal damage. Dammit we're playing after all!

Gadianten on Primal Surge EDH

1 month ago

I do not know how your meta plays in regards to board wipes and creature removal, but I would recommend adding pretty much every cheap mana producer like Birds of Paradise, Boreal Druid, Elves of Deep Shadow, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves as reaching 10 mana for your combo is pretty taxing.

Some value creatures you might consider that play well with your commander are Hornet Queen, Precursor Golem, and Myr Battlesphere. Most of these creatures create tokens with the very relevant artifact type providing your commander flexibility. As an additional bonus these creatures create small armies by themselves that would dove tale into your Primal Surge combo well. Also, the ability to work well with Feldon of the Third Path, Daretti, Scrap Savant or any of your recursion really.

Other enchantments to consider would be Curse of Opulence, Curse of Bounty and to a lesser degree Curse of Disturbance. You can curse your self and make it so when attacked you can untap lands or create permanents, permanents that can serve as fuel for your commander making it less desirable to attack you especially in multiplayer.

GregorinWoefin on Big bad Gruul

1 month ago

@AmAuron It plays out pretty good actually! I was really happy with it, won a fair amount of games in my playgroup. Now I am changing it again into a Primal Surge semi control deck lol. I just like to keep changing my decks.

ETrex4240 on temur pingers

1 month ago

I'm not sure if this is still a list you're working with, or not, but I think it would be sweet if you cut the three Instant cards, added in some artifacts/enchantments that give all of your creatures haste, and Primal Surge. Would allow you to put your whole deck on the table, ping everyone since your creatures will have haste, and Quest for Renewal would allow you to ping at each of your opponents untap step, and then kill them at upkeep. Also, if you're really lucky and hit Intruder Alarm early with Surge, or already have it in play, you will more likely than not be able to kill everyone on your turn since every creature will untap all of your pingers.

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