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 occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Primal Surge Discussion
1 day ago
Quicksilver Amulet and Natural Order could be some additional cheat in cards. AEtherplasm is a pretty cheeky card too but would require your opponents to attack you. Dramatic Entrance can also be fun but most of these cards don't play well with Primal Surge
4 days ago
Hey, for your first Commander deck well done and nice deck description. You picked an interesting General as your first one to make a deck because not being able to cast noncreature spells can be a real burden in multiplayer Commander. In a Commander deck ideally you want to have a nice mix of noncreature spells and you can't really do that with Nikya.
I see Temur Sabertooth and it's bounce activated ability is great with Nikya's ramp. Sabertooth lets you play some noncreature spells because you can use the mana generated by Nikya to bounce Nikya with Sabertooth and then use the rest of the mana to cast a noncreature spell. This trick is very good with Primal Surge since there's all permanents here, creatures, meaning you dump all the creatures and lands from your library onto the battlefield on your turn. Genesis Wave is another powerful spell with the Sabertooth Nikya trick and it too depending on how much mana you have can dump all your permanents onto the battlefield.
Enchantments, artifacts and Planeswalkers are also permanent cards which have interaction with Surge and Wave. Fires of Yavimaya , Hammer of Purphoros gives all your creatures haste which can be a win condition when you dump it and all your creatures onto the battlefield.
With big creatures and ramp Fierce Empath is a good creature tutor especially with Sabertooth since it can bounce Empath for you to cast again. Genesis Hydra is another creature to take advantage of ramp as well as Sabertooth and it can put a nonland noncreature permanent you reveal onto the battlefield which is a way to get around Nikya's restriction since you're not casting that permanent.
As you play more Commander and make more decks you will find that good lands and manabases are consistently the most expensive cards of a deck. There are however some good budget lands in Commander. Command Tower is the staple land for multicolored decks in Commander. Cinder Glade , Rootbound Crag , Game Trail , Sheltered Thicket and Temple of Abandon are all good Gruul lands.
I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
Hey, nice version of Xenagos.
You could upgrade Rampant Growth to Nature's Lore since Lore can tutor for a dual land Stomping/Glade/Sheltered. With Temur Sabertooth you can play around Nikya of the Old Ways restriction of not letting you cast noncreature spells. The mana you generate with Nikya can be used to activate Sabertooth to bounce Nikya. This is a trick with Primal Surge to make mana with Nikya then bounce Nikya and cast Surge.
Genesis is good with Fauna Shaman and Greater Good as enablers. Xenagos + Good + Ghalta, Primal Hunger + Genesis: recur Ghalta with Genesis and after combat sac it with Good to draw a tons of cards. Genesis lets you repeat this interaction on your turn.
3 weeks ago
Since you're running all permanents, Primal Surge would be an excellent addition. Cheese out your whole deck and then swing for lethal / spam all your walkers.
4 weeks ago
Tata Elixir is there so that when I Primal Surge I don't lose the game. If Plaguecrafter gets put on the battlefield then I'll have to sac which will draw from Korvold and result in me losing. Additionally if someone can destroy my board at instant speed like Rout then I can pop the elixir to shuffle all the creatures back and the primal surge, then use Ring of Three Wishes to tutor primal surge and recast it again. The elixir doesn't do much on its own but it's a needed insurance policy for once my surge goes off. As far as the lockets I just like them better 1. because with Korvold it draws me 3 cards for 3 mana and 2. because they're just pet cards meaning I like them despite being sub optimal. As far as win cons, I can with with commander damage, tokens, getting Garruk's emblem, and taking extra combats with Hellkite Charger . I appreciate the suggestions and will start looking for a slot to add in Rune-Scarred Demon since that's another permanent based tutor to find primal surge.
4 weeks ago
I think your deck lacks wincons aside from Primal Surge . Sheoldred, the Whispering One and Rune-Scarred Demon both strike me very valuable creatures - the demon in particular to tutor for Primal Surge .
4 weeks ago
Whirlwind_2100 Beanstalk Giant is there because I needed another Rampant Growth effect that was still on a creature so that it wouldn’t compromise my Primal Surge synergy. I will look at other things to cut for omnath and thanks for the +1!
1 month ago
I think if the focus of the deck was less jank they would be a great addition but old'man ruric disapproves of fancy things
thanks though, that would be a hilarious play