Primordial Sage

Primordial Sage

Creature — Spirit

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

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Primordial Sage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.31%

Primordial Sage Discussion

muffpuncher on Eladamri Cheep Elf bitches

1 week ago

Here's the format for my suggestions: Remove - > Add

Winter Orb - > Emerald Medallion

Blanchwood Armor - > Triumph of the Hordes

Leyline of Vitality - > Guardian Project

Leyline of Lifeforce - > Leyline of Abundance

Obelisk of Urd - > Coat of Arms

Elvish Eulogist - > Nature's Lore

Elvish Scrapper - > Nature's Claim

Elvish Lyrist - > Natural State

Nettle Sentinel - > Primordial Sage

Talara's Battlion - > Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Pennon Blade - > Door of Destinies

Pendelhaven Elder - > Marwyn, the Nurturer

Bramblewood Paragon - > Green Sun's Zenith

Elvish Branchbender - > Skullclamp

Gempalm strider - > Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Elvish soultiller - > Elvish Mystic

Fyndhorn Elder - > Fyndhorn Elves

Frontier Guide - > Zendikar Resurgent

Might of the masses - > Lead the Stampede

Stampede - > Beast Within

Strength in numbers - > Heroic Intervention, but (Wrap in Vigor is the budget alternative)

Strata Scythe -> Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

I highly dislike overrun, because I think you can run Ezuri instead, but I will admit that +3/+3 can sometimes be the difference between winning or losing.

Also, find room for an Eternal Witness in there, it's pretty good.

muffpuncher on Eladamri Cheep Elf bitches

1 week ago

Here's the format for my suggestions: Remove - > Add

Winter Orb - > Emerald Medallion Blanchwood Armor - > Triumph of the Hordes Leyline of Vitality - > Guardian Project Leyline of Lifeforce - > Leyline of Abundance Obelisk of Urd - > Coat of Arms Elvish Eulogist - > Nature's Lore Elvish Scrapper - > Nature's Claim Elvish Lyrist - > Natural State Nettle Sentinel - > Primordial Sage Talara's Battlion - > Ezuri, Renegade Leader Pennon Blade - > Door of Destinies Pendelhaven Elder - > Marwyn, the Nurturer Bramblewood Paragon - > Green Sun's Zenith Elvish Branchbender - > Skullclamp Gempalm strider - > Lifecrafter's Bestiary Elvish soultiller - > Elvish Mystic Fyndhorn Elder - > Fyndhorn Elves Frontier Guide - > Zendikar Resurgent Might of the masses - > Lead the Stampede Stampede - > Beast Within Strength in numbers - > Heroic Intervention, but (Wrap in Vigor is the budget alternative) Strata Scythe -> Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

I highly dislike overrun, because I think you can run Ezuri instead, but I will admit that +3/+3 can sometimes be the difference between winning or losing.

Also, find room for an Eternal Witness in there, it's pretty good.

Azeworai on Animar Elemental Tribal

1 month ago

Okay, so I am quite fond of brews that are delectation to pilot, but I am beholden to recommend some changes.

Now, Panharmonicon is a fantastic card, but there are only eleven ways to trigger the thing in this deck. Two of those are Draining Whelk and Grave Sifter, so, whilst they may have their moments, they seem lacking for doubling _ETB_s. This is my same opinion for Conjurer's Closet; what value is blinking something? Flameshadow Conjuring is in the same boat. These all become useless far too quickly, save for maybe Risen Reef shenanigans. Bramble Sovereign somewhat falls under the same folly, but I don't believe it to be as narrow.

Another thing to consider is the mana costs of cards. The majority of your curve is at three, which is probably when you would want to cast your commander. Ramp at two mana is far more ideal, as athwart to Keyrunes and Cluestones. I'd cut Temur Banner, Harrow, Gruul Keyrune for Talisman of Curiosity, Talisman of Impulse, and Rampant Growth. Wayfarer's Bauble is also of note. Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, and Elvish Mystic each can draw cards off of some of your effects late-game whilst being incredibly effective early.

Pillar of Origins is a fine card, but it only produces mana for elemental, being twenty cards in your deck and the commander. This leaves seven lands with activated abilities and forty-two nonland, non-elemental cards that cannot be used with the Pillar. I would just use Talisman of Creativity.

Seeing as that you have ramp in the command zone, doubling down on card draw seems important. Guardian Project, Beast Whisperer, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, Primordial Sage, and Vanquisher's Banner can draw off of each creature. Kindred Discovery is an especially potent one. Shamanic Revelation and Collective Unconscious each can refill the hand well, but Tishana, Voice of Thunder may just be the best form of this effect.

I would perhaps include more elementals and/or more creature tutors. Perhaps specific creatures for situations, such as Collector Ouphe and Reclamation Sage.

If budget so allows, Thassa, God of the Sea, Rhystic Study, Sylvan Library, and Cyclonic Rift are as good as they are played.

Specific to your deck, Vivien, Champion of the Wilds just seems lovely.

Seeing the decklist, it seems to have a sparse amount of interaction. Reality Shift, Incubation / Incongruity, Imprisoned in the Moon, Song of the Dryads, Lignify, Pongify, and Rapid Hybridization are some to consider. Kenrith's Transformation even replaces itself.

I run Decimate in every deck I can. It is absolutely amazing and has literally never been lacking.

Some counter magic is always great; Supreme Will, Counterspell, and Forbid are some favourites of mine.

That shall be all from me!

I do have a couple of tribal decks along the same route as this if you so wish to peer upon them: Eladamri, Leader of Skyshroud The River Anew

Good luck and happy casting.

Last_Laugh on Animar EDH +1/+1 Counters

2 months ago

Alright, I have several suggestions for you and I don't want to appear overly critical. The main thing I'm noticing that needs work is your choice of non-creature spells... most of those effects you want on a body in Animar (i.e. ramp, removal, etc.)

Also worth asking... are you avoiding infinite combos on purpose? Want to ask before I suggest any.

Ramp: Wood Elves , Beastcaller Savant , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Somberwald Sage , etc. (You've got options.)

Land Untap/Alternative Ramp: Cloud of Faeries and Stadium Vendors won't go infinite in your current build. Peregrine Drake will with Temur Sabertooth. On that note, consider Equilibrium as another bounce option.

Draw: Primordial Sage and Soul of the Harvest are your best repeatable draw (that you don't already run.). Tishana, Voice of Thunder is worth including also and Vizier of the Menagerie is amazing here as well.

Tutor: Fierce Empath

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down... I can help suggest cuts (mainly from your high cmc non-creatures like Doubling Season, Primal Vigor, Zendikar Resurgent and your current non-creature ramp). In the meantime, feel free to check out my list for ideas... it's not budget friendly as a whole but still got plenty of options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

slashdotdash on Green stompy

2 months ago

This is not bad at all. I have a couple of suggestions off the top of my mind though...

-----Organization-----

First off, I highly recommend using custom tags to sort your cards. To do this, go into the "edit" mode where you can see your card list. It will look something like:

1xArbor Elf

1xBeast Within

1xShared Summons

You can then add tags by using #Category after a card. For example:

1xArbor Elf #Ramp

This will assign Arbor Elf to the "Ramp" category. Unsorted cards are assigned to "Other" by default.

I recommend these categories;

  • Ramp (Aim for 12-16 of these. A card that costs more than 4 mana is too slow to be reliably called Ramp)
  • Draw (At least 12)
  • Removal (Around 8, make sure you can deal with other commanders/creatures!!!)
  • Sweepers (Boardwipes, Green doesn't really have many it's okay)
  • Support (Stuff that isn't obviously powerful but makes certain cards in the deck busted. Examples are your equipment)
  • Lands (Obviously. Aim for 34-37. This deck wants 34-36)

The remaining cards can be categorized based on the specific inner-workings of your deck. For example, this deck might have a "Big Bois" category for creatures that are just huge.

Depending on your sorting preferences, it can by okay to tag one creature with multiple tags. For example;

1x Thorn Mammoth #Removal #Big_Boi

Onto my Card Suggestions:

-----Suggestions-----

Onto the cards I would suggest cutting:

-----Cuts-----

  • Elixir of Immortality . Your deck doesn't ever want to be in a game where this utility would be useful. This card simply doesn't do much. You already have Eternal Witness and if you really want a late-game reload, try Creeping Renaissance or Seasons Past .
  • Gigantosaurus is alright, but I'm not in love with a 10/10 with no abilities. I know, I know, he makes Ghalta cost only 2, but I still think there are better options. Trust me when I say a creature with some sort of utility is preferable here. Ideas include the aforementioned Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage or a fight creature such as Thorn Mammoth or even another removal creature like Woodfall Primus or Terastodon (sorry, I know these are all really high CMC). Generally, cards that don't have some sort of utility are just not going to save your life when things get ugly.
  • New Horizons and Gift of Paradise could be replaced with faster ramp. For the sake of having creatures (for cards like Guardian Project and Beast Whisperer , not to mention Ghalta, Primal Hunger ), it would even be better to run Wood Elves , Springbloom Druid , Yavimaya Dryad , or Farhaven Elf .
  • Diamond Mare just isn't relevant. Sorry, but if you are in a position where gaining a small amount of life matters, odds are any other good green card would have done more to prevent you from being in such a bad spot. Your deck wants to be the aggressor, and quite honestly your offense will be so scary that most opponents wouldn't even consider attack out of fear of provoking you and simultaneously tapping their defenders. It isn't uncommon for a Green deck to retain the highest life total for a long time without the need for lifegain.
  • I think you have a few too many artifacts. Remember that your commander LOVES having creatures on the field, so finding ways to turn your artifact utility into creature utility will go far.
  • Staff of Nin is very slow and could be something like Garruk's Packleader instead.

-----Conclusion-----

All things considered, you've got a reasonably strong lineup. In a broad sense, I would recommend finding ways to include creatures with utility, since Ghalta appreciates bodies on the board and interaction allows you to curb your opponents' shenanigans as much as possible. Additionally and as I noted, there are fairly budget-friendly ramp options for the deck that are purely faster. Remember to keep a close eye on your Ramp and Draw, as these are the lifeblood of a commander deck, midrange especially.

It is worth mentioning that I never go below 34 lands. 35, and 36 are usually safe, so if you find yourself land-starved just add like 2 Forests and that should help.

Overall, you've done a good job though. Good luck making edits and please feel free to contact me about further changes/advice. I LOVE deckbuilding and Green is one of my colors ;)

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