Primordial Sage


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Primordial Sage

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Primordial Sage Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

19 hours ago


White gets draw from some incidental spells like Wall of Omens , from specific requirements, like Aura/Enchantment, Equipment/Artifacts, Sram, Senior Edificer , Puresteel Paladin , Mesa Enchantress , Kor Spiritdancer , Dawn of Hope , but also has just plain hate, like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Alms Collector .

Blue obviously has just plain card draw.

Black pays life for cards Underworld Connections , Blood Scrivener , Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena , Sign in Blood , Live Fast , Read the Bones , or Cruel Bargain . You can also Sacrifice Creatures for Cards.

Red gets cards for limited time, Experimental Frenzy , or it comes with Discard Wheel of Fortune Faithless Looting , or Burning Inquiry .

Green is already flush with cards similar to yours, Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for example.

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 days ago

CyborgAeon: I wouldn't want Soul of the Harvest or Primordial Sage . That's way too much for something that starts yielding after it's in play. So I have to agree with Soren841 the cost is an issue and E-wit/beast within is already in the deck regardless of direction.

Dango: Your point is exactly why it's still in the deck, but lately the lines of winning are more definitive whereas Exarch is more for more attrition based wins.

This might warrant revisiting Skullwinder , perhaps?

As for Ezuri, Renegade Leader ,slightly enticing but it only really stops Fire Covenant in my meta.

FlintSR on Gruul Riot Modern

1 week ago

Any particular reason you are running Primordial Sage over Beast Whisperer ?

Last_Laugh on Developing Animar

1 week ago

Glimpse of Nature and Primordial Sage are both worth running. You want as much redundancy for this type of draw as you can.

Depending on how important a turn 2 Animar is to you, Wild Cantor and Exploration are worth it. T2 Animar speeds up the deck considerably.

Haste enablers like Urabrask the Hidden and Ogre Battledriver speeds up all our threats but more importantly it turns all our mana dorks into Cloudstone combo pieces.

Speaking of Cloudstone type bounce, consider Equilibrium and/or Tidespout Tyrant as an option that both also let you bounce yours or opponents stuff.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar EDH

2 weeks ago

Beast Whisperer and Primordial Sage 100% deserve spots. Stratus Dancer , Den Protector , and Ainok Survivalist too.

I run a very similar style Animar deck but I've been playing it for about 6 years now. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

SynergyBuild on Yeva WIP v1.2

2 weeks ago

These upgrades aren't huge, cards I'd drop are the following:

Ambush Viper , Lay of the Land , Boundless Realms , Tower Defense , Mortal's Resolve , Fog , Burst of Strength , Panharmonicon , Lure , Verdant Haven , Sandwurm Convergence , Shapers' Sanctuary , Shapers' Sanctuary , Greenseeker , Kalonian Tusker , Oak Street Innkeeper , Duskdale Wurm , Elvish Aberration , Borderland Ranger , Civic Wayfinder , and Centaur's Herald .

These 21 cards don't do enough to warrant inclusion overall, and you can ask me about any specific drops, but I'd not run them. I would argue to run at least 3-5 more Forests (4 for now will be my estimate leaving 17 cards left to work with) and to run the following:

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard , End-Raze Forerunners , Karametra's Acolyte , Terastodon , Reclamation Sage , Primordial Sage , Wolfbriar Elemental , Ulvenwald Tracker , Rampaging Baloths , Regal Force , Temur Sabertooth , Fierce Empath , Harmonize , Rampant Growth , Primal Command , Lignify , and Beast Within

These should all round out the deck! Many are creatures that can be flashed in with big effect, like Yisan, the Wanderer Bard / End-Raze Forerunners / Rampaging Baloths / Regal Force , etc. or are card draw/removal to keep you in the game when an opponent 'goes off'. Often if green gets board wiped they hurt, and while Heroic Intervention helps out, Temur Sabertooth too, sometimes just rebuilding is the answer. Think of the value of in response to a Wrath of God you flash in a Regal Force , draw 7 cards, then on your next turn empty your hand of new creatures to win with!

I chose relatively cheap cards for this list, hoping you don't have to spend to much!

Pullo on The Old Fashioned Way

3 weeks ago

I'm playing Nikya, and my deck list here on tapped out it's not updated. It's Full creatures...62 creatures and 38 lands. I had the same fellings for Primal Surge, and loved your idea on Tarzi. But what i did in my last update on Nikya: Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Regal Behemoth to increase your mana at a ridiculous amanounts to Cast ridiculous Hydras...its a F...Gruul so giant creatures are welcome; All Draw creature like Primordial Sage to fuel your hand and use that huge amount of mana; Urabrask the Hidden and all the same way for Haste; Flash creatures to have some surprize..."oh that guy don't use any instant, so lets get him off guard." Cloudthresher , Great Oak Guardian , Haze Frog . The Deck can be awesome cos that "mana flare" on commander is so powerfull, that you going to notice when you have the first game.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Elements EDH

3 weeks ago

There's 2 of your categories that need the most work... card advantage and ramp. Rocks needs to disappear altogether because neither your ramp or rock sections are how you want to ramp in Animar. Use mana dorks like Birds of Paradise , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Somberwald Sage , and guys like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Wood Elves (many more options). The only card I'd keep out of rocks/ramp is Utopia sprawl.

Card Advantage I'd switch Fathom Mage for Beast Whisperer. Urban Evolution and Rishkar's Expertise are really bad here, you can do a lot more with that much mana. Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , Momir Vig, Simic Visionary , and Vizier of the Menagerie are all much better options.

I'd also switch your counterspells for creature versions like Stratus Dancer , Draining Whelk , Siren Stormtamer , and/or Glen Elendra Archmage .

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's also a bit of a hybrid that wins through combat or combo. Upvotes and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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Primordial Sage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.31%