Primordial Sage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Primordial Sage

Creature — Spirit

Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may draw a card.

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Primordial Sage Discussion

xaarvaxus on Karametra ramping life

2 weeks ago

You have a glut of cards at the 6 CMC slot [13] that could stand to be trimmed down some, replacing especially with things in the 1 or 2 CMC slots to give yourself a better curve.

Cards in the 1 slot to consider: Caustic Caterpillar for some more removal, Ulvenwald Tracker for fight on a stick and Wayfarer's Bauble for more ramp.

Cards in the 2 slot to consider: Rampant Growth , Oreskos Explorer and Sakura-Tribe Elder so you see your ramp early more consistently, Qasali Pridemage for more artifact/enchantment hate plus some early buffage and Fauna Shaman to search out the creature you need right now. The Explorer, Pridemage and Elder go well with your Sun Titan .

Primordial Sage could get 'downgraded' to Beast Whisperer for purposes of your curve while still retaining your card draw.

LegendaryCreature-Podcast on Kruphix, God of Hands

2 weeks ago

Cool idea. I like the thought of trying to draw deep into a deck and having big, impactful creatures to gobble the mana up with AND benefit from a big grip in hand.

I rarely see decks dip this low with the land count. I also find it helpful to be mindful of what my commander is asking me to do when it comes to building a ramp package. You have a good chunk of commonly used ramps spells in the deck. However, because Kruphix let's you bank mana, I'm inclined to do things that allow me to continually bank mana over the course of the game with land ramp, rather than use things that burst mana out so that I can get something out quick, but lose the resource. So as an example I like that you have Sakura-Tribe Elder and Solemn Simulacrum in the Maybe Board. Lands will stick and provide more to the Kruphix 401k plan than Lotus Petal or even Birds of Paradise will get to contribute to your savings.

It might also be worthwhile to consider some incremental replacement draw. Things like Zendikar Resurgent , Guardian Project , Beast Whisperer , or Primordial Sage . And with your big creatures, things like Rishkar's Expertise or Hunter's Insight could probably push your hand size up more than some of your other card draw picks.

And I don't know how the people are that you play against, but our group does not respond well to big amounts of mana and big creatures. You may not need it, but I would definitely need more counter magic if I brought this deck to our table.

Thanks for sharing the deck, my dude. Hopefully that doesn't come across as overly suggesting ideas. I really dig the concept. It looks like a few more lands, some different ramp and maybe messing around with the card draw package could really push the concept further.

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

3 weeks ago

I'm usually pretty content to use Phantasmal Image to copy a cantrip creature, but I find that my preferred targets are either tutor creatures, Beast Whisperer / Primordial Sage , or Peregrine Drake . There are also some other commanders that I wouldn't mind copying if given the chance; such as Tymna the Weaver or Derevi, Empyrial Tactician .

Long gone are the days when clone effects would let you kill your opponents' legendary permanents, but I've generally found that both Phantasmal Image and Phyrexian Metamorph offer good value plays anyway. I do miss being able to use the Metamorph to destroy an opponent's Umezawa's Jitte though.

Last_Laugh on Animar Counters

1 month ago

I have several suggestions for you. First, you need to take conventional deck building and toss it out the window lol... Animar doesn't get built like a regular deck.

For example, you are running 22 non-creature spells and in Animar you want about 15 tops. Any non-creature that can be replaced with a similar effect on a body needs to happen.

Ramp: Beastcaller Savant , Rattleclaw Mystic , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Somberwald Sage , etc.

Draw: Beast Whisperer , Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , and Glimpse of Nature if it's in your budget.

Land Untap: Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , Stadium Vendors , Great Whale , etc.

create812 on Pir and Toothy

1 month ago

Forgotten Creation is clever self mill here!

Beast Whisperer and/or Primordial Sage may be better than Soul of the Harvest here (if not just in addition to).

Have you considered flickering Toothy? Toothy would come back in time to see you draw all the cards, which would put the same number of counters back on! Copying has a similar effect, but OG Toothy goes back to the zone due to legend rule.

babushkasara on Nikya Centaur Queen

2 months ago

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip is great for this kind of deck - draw power that never whiffs. Primordial Sage is more precious draw. I know you have Birds of Paradise and Elvish Mystic and the like, but to synergize with Nikya, you should look into creatures that give you more actual lands on the battlefield: Wood Elves , Yavimaya Elder , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Dawntreader Elk , Farhaven Elf , Frontier Guide , etc.

Woodland Bellower is a great tutor that pairs with Fierce Empath to cover nearly everything in your deck.

If you're playing 'Mage Hater', consider Harsh Mentor and maybe even Eidolon of the Great Revel .

Ulvenwald Tracker is great removal in a creature-based deck.

Last_Laugh on Animar Spaghetti Party

2 months ago

These are going to feel like major critiques but this list needs some direction and tlc badly. I'm trying to help so take it with a grain of salt.

My 2 major problems are your avg. cmc is astronomically high and your choice of and amount of non-creature spells. Your current avg. cmc is 4.84 but you should be more like 3.8 (TOPS, your first couple of counters on Animar will be inconsistent and slow) and non-creature spells should total 15 at the most but you're currently at 24. You also have a lot of non-creatures that have easy creature replacements. I.e. Beast Whisperer , Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Garruk's Packleader should be your draw engines ( Glimpse of Nature also if it's in your budget even though it's a non-creature).

You non-creature ramp (i.e. Farseek) should be on a body also like Sakura-Tribe Elder or mana dorks like Beastcaller Savant etc. Mana untap etb's are great here also Peregrine Drake , Cloud of Faeries , and Stadium Vendors are your 3 cheapest options.

Counterspells can be Stratus Dancer (morph also goes infinite with Cloudstone/Animar), Draining Whelk , and Glen Elendra Archmage .

If there's a creature version of an effect it gets ran over a non-creature here is the ongoing point. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly as a whole but plenty of budget options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on The Animar I Have Become

2 months ago

You need to lower your avg. cmc a bit. You're currently sitting at 4.44, I'd shoot for more like 3.8.

Cloudstone Curio is another bounce enabler here like Equilibrium. Morph creatures ( Stratus Dancer , Den Protector , and Ainok Survivalist ), colorless Eldrazi, hastey mana dorks, and creatures like Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , and Stadium Vendors all go infinite with this card.

Ancestral Statue targets itself with its own etb and goes infinite with Animar due to eventually costing nothing to cast. This is easy to combo for unlimited draw, +1+1 counters, or damage with Walking Ballista or Purphoros.

Weird Harvest beats Defense of the Heart here. For only and 3 counters on Animar you can tutor up Ancestral Statue and Walking Ballista for the win. For one more and 1 less counter on Animar you can Spellseeker to tutor up Weird Harvest. Add one more and Purphoros can replace Walking Ballista.

Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage , Beast Whisperer , and Glimpse of Nature are your best draw options here.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are 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%