Primal Surge


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

OMNATH_OMNATH_OI_OI_OI on Grunn, King of Voltron

2 hours ago

i play tested this and it was pretty fun, but i feel like some more ramp would be appreciated, especially some doublers also, as it seems like almost all your deck is permanents, a Primal Surge would be a great win con

RoarMaster on Sac-able ramp for Muldrotha

1 day ago

Thanks all! :)

RazortoothMtg Ahh, thanks for the reminder on deranged assistant. I run him in my Lasav, but couldnt recall the name.

Font of Fertility is in there, as I said, Ive a pretty decent selection of both artifact and enchantment ramp effects going on. That is one of the reasons I was rather unsure of Burnished Hart, as I have 5 artifact ramp effects already included. But it is good, just feels too hampered by being colorless to be really efficient. Still, IDK on the Hart.

SteelSentry If I had some Sac outlets, I would probably run Veteran Explorer for sure, but my build so far has been almost exclusively self-sacrificing, and without a reliable way to get him dead, hes not quite worth it.

The ol Dreamscape artist... He just doesnt really hold up compared to other available ramp sources unfortunately. Sincehe requires a card in hand it is limited, and three additional mana as well kinda sucks. Plus he has to tap making him slow. He def fits the theme though, as he does discard and sac a land, which are both of little consequence when running muldrotha. A great suggestion, but I think just slightly to restrictive to be worth it.

enpc Thanks for pointing out Embodiment had a tap, I had just lumped it in with Diligent Farmhand and... now that I think of it, was there another? I was pretty sure there was, but now I cant recall. Hmmm... But yeah, Farmhand is better than the Elk for sure, thanks. Not just for curve, but because at worst its a cheaper chump blocker :P

Heart Warden is just so overcosted for the draw, and in a bad perm type. I could draw a card for free with an artifact cast, draw a card for 1 with an enchant, so paying 4 for a coveted creature cast slot just seems super inefficient.

Both far wanderings and primal growth have good synergy with Muldrotha, totally, but I was considering running a Primal Surge wincon with either Concordant Crossroads or Laboratory Maniac finishers. If the surge ends up getting dropped, they will probably both end up in there.

rob_shifflett I had the staff in my starting list, but 3 mana a turn to protect muldrotha was too costly, never mind having to use the artifact recast slot for it. When there is Neurok Stealthsuit, both Boots, Sylvan Safekeeper, and Siren Stormtamer at our disposal, the staff seems quite lusterless in comparison unfortunately.

Rusty_Shackleford I didnt link it, but I did mention in my OP that Sakura Elder was one of the "must have" rampers. Thanks though :)

Here is a pile of cards Im so far working with, if anyone is interested. Faaaaar from a deck, but in the works. Gravemind

WifflebatUnbound on Why is Naya so bad in EDH [Mayael]

3 days ago

Yeah, I understand you can intentionally stop your Primal Surge. I prefer it to be random, as in, I will flip until my deck runs out or until I hit Krosan Grip. It's just a playstyle preference really, there's not a legitimate "functional" reason for why I play it this way.

HobbyGamer007 on Casual Muldrotha, the Gravetide

3 days ago

Well if that's the case I can recommend a fun build recently featured on MTGGoldfish. It's Muldrotha permanent only, that only runs Primal Surge and can find it with Rune-Scarred Demon and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. It's a pretty grindy build, but once you find the primal surge and cast it, you win via Laboratory Maniac and a draw trigger off of Mulldrifter or Prime Speaker Zegana :)

This is a fun, fair and grindy alternative, that might be ok with your table. At least I am gonna create a version of that for mine.

WifflebatUnbound on Why is Naya so bad in EDH [Mayael]

4 days ago

As funny as it may sound, Krosan Grip is in here because I don't want Primal Surge to be deterministic. It's an intentional choice because sometimes its hilarious when your Primal Surge whiffs really hard.

nerdpwner739 on

1 week ago

Primal Surge won't deck you. It's a "may" ability so just stop when you feel like you've gotten enough out of it to win.

zayne3455 on "Walls"

1 week ago

So one of the wincons for the deck is Mazes end so needing to run all 10 guild gates is necessary. I use Ramos, Dragon Engine to ramp up to mana i dont have like color filtering. or to out of nowhere cast Door to Nothingness or Primal Surge. If you have Amulet of Vigor out and cast Door to Nothingness it triggers and untaps then u remove 5 counters from Ramos, Dragon Engine and have the cost payed for.

Daedalus19876 on WW2 Gravetide Propaganda

1 week ago

Have you considered going all-permanent, adding Fanatic of Mogis, and going for a Primal Surge alternate win-con?

Love the aesthetic, btw XD

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