Tetzimoc, Primal Death

Tetzimoc, Primal Death

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur


, Reveal Tetzimoc, Primal Death from your hand: Put a prey counter on target creature. Activate this ability only during your turn.

When Tetzimoc, Primal Death enters the battlefield, destroy each creature your opponents control with a prey counter on it.

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Tetzimoc, Primal Death occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Tetzimoc, Primal Death Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Similar to Giant Oyster and Sand Squid, a card I really want for Modern (maybe in MH2?):

Servent of Unesh

Creature - Bird Wizard


, , Exert Servent of Unesh: Tap target creature. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step for as long as Servant of Unesh remains tapped.


Tapping down a creature with a cheap flyer for every two turns seems versatile and good enough to see standard play, at the very least.

I think it'd likely see Pioneer play, but maybe not Modern, but I like how MH1 included color-shifted mechanics, and thus would place it there.

I'd like to see a legendary card which would be cool in standard/pioneer/modern,

but not in commander, like Tetzimoc, Primal Death or Dragonlord Kolaghan. Commanders like Child of Alara and Elenda, the Dusk Rose aren't what I mean. The fact that you can't directly send a card to the command zone and get its valuable death trigger is not what I mean. I mean cards that fundamentally are difficult to work with the rules of how commander works.

Personally, my Elenda deck just exiles her from the graveyard to the command zone for value or reanimates her. It's not difficult to handle the dies vs. command zone thing.

CaptainLB on When Can I use Tetzimoc's ...

1 month ago

I'm wondering if you could use the ability on Tetzimoc, Primal Death to put prey counters on you opponents creatures before you untap? Is there a period of time you could apply counters before you untap, or does it instantly move to your untap step after your opponent passes turn?

In summary, is there a period of time after your turn starts, but before your untap, that you could use abilities at instant speed?

VexenX on A Girl and Her Hyena

1 month ago

DrukenReaps: Death's Presence in my eyes just backs up Yannik's ability... maybe it's not worth it for 6cmc... I might consider swapping it out for Serra Avatar just for lols!

I might have to play with that name idea! Thanks for the idea!

MTGSmith:Tetzimoc, Primal Death is a very interest... man I wish it was not restricted to just your turn. It's a card I always liked the design of but it has never made it into one of my decks. I think I'll toss it in and give it a try. Now i have to think of a counter to represent "prey" that looks cool! (I totally bought replica Greek coins for Athreos, Shroud-Veiled haha)

Thank you both for the comments and upvotes! Let me know if you have any other thoughts or suggestions!

MTGSmith on A Girl and Her Hyena

1 month ago

I'm loving the deck! Obviously they have different end games but I have a Volrath Counters deck with similar cards, and one card I think you should definitely add is Tetzimoc, Primal Death it's cheap (price wise) and for a single black mana you can put a counter on a creature you control ready to kill it later on, it works wonders in Volrath and I'm confident it will do the same in your list too! :)

Coward_Token on Ikoria Teaser

1 month ago

OK with the fact that the parallel release of a commander product with a normal set means that they'll include more legends that aren't EDH-pushed yet still interesting, e.g. Yidaro

Quite happy about Mothra, Flawless Maneuver, and the red warrior that gives menace to anyone that attacks your opponents for my Marisi deck. Shiny Impetus is... meh, but it got the right spirit.

I hope there's enough EDH-playable mutate cards to support the abzan, jeskai, and temur apex legendaries as commanders

the Human mardu commander isn't bad, but it's even less interesting than Syr Gwyn

Kelsien is there to carry Kalemne and zombie!Daktos I guess

Shabraz is very, very silly and I approve

Lukka: make a deck where all creatures are either 1 drops (or 0 drops and tokens instead) or bombs, then feed one of the little ones to this guy

Neat that Phage the Untouchable, Tetzimoc, Primal Death and Haakon, Stromgald Scourge get some much-needed love in the form of Netherborn Altar

Was going to post this several hours ago before I ran into DNS problems: "Flavorwise, let's acknowledge that this set is ripping off various monster movies, Pokémon, & Monster Hunter, and that's OK. (Sharknado copyright holders, now is the time for one last cash grab by suing over a certain blue enchantment.)"

Finally: Am OK with the Kaiju alt cards since they're non-canonical, although I'd prefer if they didn't use art that features modern non-sci-fi stuff like skyscrapers. I realize that's a tall order with the genre in mind though. As for the Spacegodzilla thing, I think they could get away with it since corona-related humor is pretty widely accepted as a global coping mechanism, but even then I agree that specifically "Death Corona" is really cringeworthy here. Hell it was pretty bland to include "Death" in the title in the first place since afaik SGZ isn't associated with e.g. zombies; "Void/Cosmic/Astral Corona" or something would have been more fitting (Godzilla franchise fans are free to voice their disagreement).

MinotaurtheMatador on Godzilla/Kaiju Commander Deck

2 months ago

Progenitus or O-kagachi, vengeful spirit work great for King Ghidorah.

Then there is Traxos, Scourge of Kroog for Mecha Godzilla

I'd say Flickerwisp is solid for Mothra. She might not be Legendary, but you can use her perfectly for some insane value and jank.

For Anguirus, I'd hit hard with Tetzimoc, Primal Death.

Maybe Ghalta, Primal Hunger as Godzilla herself?

I'm trying to think who Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle might serve well as...

Anyway, a complete list of all monsters in the Godzilla franchise! :D

Snooktf2 on Wall of Death

5 months ago

Karn, Silver Golem works as another Xenic Poltergeist. Tetzimoc, Primal Death will just live in your hand, can only be removed with discard effects and kills things for a B each. Darksteel Garrison is an equipment for lands that can kill things. You need to include Glaring Spotlight so Horobi is not hard-countered. If your opponent's stuff keeps dying, why not add a Grave Betrayal to steal them.

Just some ideas.

IrateWarrior on Swippity Swappity, your form is my Property

5 months ago

Volrath, the Shapestealer can copy anything with any counter on it. Doesn’t hAve to be the -1-1. So I have ways to get +1+1 and even Tetzimoc, Primal Death is a very cheap and cheeky way to get a counter on someone

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