Sepulchral Primordial


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander 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
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Sepulchral Primordial

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Intimidate When Sepulchral Primordial enters the battlefield, for each opponent, you may put up to one target creature card from that player's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.

Sepulchral Primordial Discussion

Kaigz on Mill Squirt Grinder

4 days ago

Have you considered Consuming Aberration as a big beat stick in case you run out of gas? Maybe Conjurer's Closet to bounce ETB effects on cards like Wall of Lost Thoughts , Sepulchral Primordial , or Manic Scribe ?

triproberts12 on Sexy sacks Yahenni

1 week ago

I like Undying Evil for this kind of deck. Does great things with Gary, Tree of Perdition, etc. Also, since you can sac at instant speed, Mesmeric Fiend permanently exiles, since you can sac it in response to the ETB trigger, making it better than Kitesail Freebooter and other newer cards that have been worded to avoid that interaction. I agree that Grave Pact is a must-have. Some more ramp and card draw wouldn't hurt. I'm partial to Jet Medallion , Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , and Thought Vessel for rocks, and Syphon Mind is my favorite mono-black draw spell.

I would cut Ritual of Soot, since it scales very poorly in EDH. Crux of Fate , Damnation (if you've got the cash), Decree of Pain , Toxic Deluge , take your pick.

As for lands, Crypt of Agadeem would be good here. Phyrexian Tower just got reprinted. It's a bit pricey, but it is VERY good, and having been $60 just a few months ago with no likely reprint in the near future, pick it up now. Temple of the False God is a bad card, full stop. It is never correct to include it. Ever. That's not just me talking, but virtually every EDH content creator out there.

I'm not sure how you feel about the budget issue with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , but it would be a very good addition, even before taking the combo with Walking Ballista or Triskelion into account. It's a solid addition to a black deck, and there are some affordable tutors that can get both pieces like Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Intent (on theme, so maybe add it regardless), Sidisi, Undead Vizier (also on theme!), and Netherborn Phalanx .

As for reanimation, Rise from the Grave is pretty inefficient, and upgrading to Animate Dead , Victimize (on theme!), Dread Return (apparently there's a lot of sac'ing in black, who knew?), Sepulchral Primordial (great with repeatable ETB effects), Rise of the Dark Realms (expensive, but a black staple in EDH), Necromancy , Thrilling Encore (great if you can sac with Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact ), Ever After (one more mana for twice the value), Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Champion of Stray Souls (so much sac'ing), Hell's Caretaker (again, so much sac'ing), Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni , Rescue from the Underworld (on-theme), Infernal Offering (sac!), Necromantic Summons (strictly better than Rise), Zombify , and Footsteps of the Goryo (...sac).

The last thing I would do is check out the EDHREC pages for Yahenni, the color black, and sacrifice to see what others are running. Good luck!

Odysseus_97 on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

1 week ago

How has Spellseeker performed?

5/11 of its targets are tutors where 4 of those tutors puts the card on top of the library. 2 spot removal, 2 counters, 1 mass removal and 1 deck filter.

It has been quite underwhelming for me, and might consider replacing it with something else like Palinchron , Sepulchral Primordial or Brago, King Eternal .

Also, is Arcane Denial worth it for the single card draw compared to a clean Counterspell ?

triproberts12 on Black Creature Control

2 weeks ago

The biggest thing I think you could do to improve the deck would be to use Chainer, Dementia Master as your commander over Kalitas. You already have plenty of ways to kill creatures, and you can only reanimate one creature per turn with Kalitas. Since you're killing things left and right, you should also include reanimation spells. Stuff like Sepulchral Primordial and Rise of the Dark Realms give you a payoff to win the game with check out Chainer's EDHREC page to see how people are building reanimator.

TheAmazingSteve on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

1 month ago

If you are looking for more / better specter cards, there are some that are not technically specter's but still have the discard effect such as Kheru Mind-Eater , Dreamstealer , Liliana's Reaver .

You can also double the triggers with Strionic Resonator , Fireshrieker , and Grappling Hook .

And as long as you are getting in for combat damage, why not run Sword of the Animist , Bloodforged Battleaxe, Mask of Memory , or even Quietus Spike / Scytheclaw ?

Also, Rogue's Passage is a pretty decent land if you can't get in easily.

Finally, Sepulchral Primordial can get some value from those discarded cards.

Lil_Kalki on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

1 month ago

ArchFline: I appreciate the tech! I’m not huge on Sundial of the Infinite mostly on account of having to end my turn just to save Chainer’s pets from exile. I have enough sac effects to ensure they’ll be okay in the long run.

Which leads me to...

dritchie: digging a lot of the suggestions. I used to run Disciple of Bolas but don’t anymore because if it’s my only critter (say, early game), it’s a dud. Geth, Lord of the Vault would be nice if I was relying on opposing graves (I aim to be a very self-sufficient Chainer deck due to various meta reasons) — same with Sepulchral Primordial and Rise of the Dark Realms, to a lesser degree. I don’t really want to play Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath mostly because, Daretti, Scrap Savant (in my Norin the Wary deck) and Teferi, Temporal Archmage (in my Aminatou, the Fateshifter build) aside, I don’t tend to like playing commander walkers in the 99. Desecration Demon gives opponents a choice to stop the thing which slows the game plan if abided. My opponent’s don’t tend to have a shortage of blockers or things worth sacking (yet not worth reanimating, oddly enough).

HOWEVER: I like It That Betrays as a consideration (and can do it in paper right now!), so I may take that into consideration soon.

Therefore, I am wondering what to cut for the following cards though (in order of priority): It That Betrays (since I own one already), Exsanguinate, and Contamination (these last two are lower priority because I don’t have them yet... truthfully I’d prefer Contamination before Exsanguinate but the latter is cheaper lol). Any ideas?

dritchie on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

1 month ago

Since there is a graveyard theme going on then why not add Desicration Demon, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Sepulchral Primordial Disciple of Bolas, It That Betrays Geth, Lord of the Vault Rise of the Dark Realms all really useful add power and stick with the sacrifice theme

xaarvaxus on Nekusar, Need help cutting 6 cards

1 month ago

Ok, misread Sigil of Sleep, thought it was from combat damage. I mentioned the 2 glasses of merlot, right? ;(

Psychic Corrosion isn't discard, the cards aren't moving from the hand to the graveyard so it is strictly trying to run an opponent's library out of cards. I don't see anything it combo-damages with other than Bloodchief Ascension because that states 'from anywhere'.

Nekusar wants to win through pinging through wheel effects so maybe Animate Dead and Sepulchral Primordial don't fit as well into this strategy [I suppose you could be looking to Animate your own Magus but that might be on the slow side].

For the most part, everything you've put in works with the deck but since you've got to trim cards its a matter of 'does X work as well as Y' that will probably determine your cuts and that might require some play testing and swapping some cards in and out to find out what fits best with your playstyle.

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Sepulchral Primordial occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.17%

Golgari: 0.08%