Zacama, Primal Calamity

Zacama, Primal Calamity

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur

Vigilance, reach, trample

When Zacama, Primal Calamity enters the battlefield, if you cast it, untap all lands you control.

2R: Zacama Deals 3 Damage to target creature.

2G: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

2W: You gain 3 life.

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Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Mythic 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
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Zacama, Primal Calamity occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RGW (Naya): 1.79%

Zacama, Primal Calamity Discussion

Klapmeyer94 on Zacama, Primal Calamity

1 day ago


Oh that was the hardest for me when I redid my Zacama deck. She was my very first commander deck. I definitely had it more creature base (dinos) and adding her to the battle field was just an added bonus. Then I started to thinking about making the deck more centric around her abilities. It has improved the deck in so many ways. I do agree, Panharmonicon would make a great addition to a deck that has several ETB creatures/artifacts. Chronomantic Escape is just beautiful, it's like a never ending goading effect.

Regisaur Alpha is fantastic in a dino tribal centric deck but if you are leaning towards a different style, then Regisaur probably needs to be cut out; same with Domri.

The sacrificing of creatures for card draw is a bit iffy and I only use it to sacrifice Zacama due to my deck being all about her with cards like Boundless Realms, and Traverse the Outlands as ways to just get all of my basic lands out onto the battlefield.

But you're good! I love looking at other players' Zacama decks because she is an amazing commander. I have a soft spot for the dino haha

But using Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion + Zacama, Primal Calamity would be nuts. And if you have a way of going into a second combat phase, you could knock out a player with just commander damage. So I suggest keeping Aurelia on the side if you ever want to switch it up.

Klapmeyer94 on Zacama, Primal Calamity

3 days ago


I have to say your deck is pretty solid! I like seeing another Zacama deck that isn't a dino tribal since we all know, Gishath is the better commander for that type of deck.

A really good combo for Zacama that I've found to be quite enjoyable is, Zacama, Primal Calamity + Illusionist's Bracers. This allows you to trigger one of her abilities more than once. Another combo that I haven't done, but read about is, Zacama, Primal Calamity + Panharmonicon. Her ETB will be triggered twice. So even more mana.

Some really great card draws would be: Greater Good, Life's Legacy, and Rishkar's Expertise.

My deck is more centered around ramping and utilizing her abilities to "control" the battlefield. But I really like how you've set up your deck. I hope some of these suggestions help.

Omniscience_is_life on The competitive meter is completely accurate

5 days ago

Yeah the meter is a fun little thing. My Atla Palani, Nest Tender deck went from 81% competitive to 68% when I added Zacama, Primal Calamity (obviously a horrible card, but still).

all that aside, this deck is incredible and deserves to be returned to it's former 100% competitive glory

Omniscience_is_life on What was your favorite play ...

6 days ago

that was quite a tale, I don't know if mine will be recounted near as eloquently, but here it is:

I was playing my Atla Palani, Nest Tender deck, and I had been lucky earlier in the game and hit a turn 6 Zacama, Primal Calamity. Now, I'd been swinging with her for a few turns since then, but she was my only threat. The two other players at the table had been eliminated, however (it was down to me and a Krenko, Mob Boss deck), so I felt a little less happy about how small my board was. Nevertheless, I began the tedious task of attacking through the 15 or so goblin tokens on my opponents' board. Then he played an Act of Treason, and hits me with my own Zacama. I'm like "ok, no big deal, I'll just ping his tokens for a turn until I can attack with Zacama again...", so I do so and pass. Then he Kari Zev's Expertise's, and hits me again with my own Zacama! I at this point am a little worried. Suffice it to say, I still won the game, but my opponent ended up attacking me FOUR TIMES with my own hard-hitter, don't ask me why he had so many Act-type effects in his Krenko deck :/

Omniscience_is_life on List of Bugs and Feature ...

2 weeks ago

Sorry I don’t have a link to the deck, but when I added a Zacama, Primal Calamity (obviously a VERY casual card) to my Atla Palani, Nest Tender deck, the competitive meter dropped from 50-50 to 30% competitive 70% casual. And that made me sad.

zdayz_bryan on Golos - big mana

3 weeks ago

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim just gets nuts.

The idea is to ramp; Arcane Signet, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Birds of Paradise, Boundless Realms, Chromatic Lantern, Cultivate, Dockside Extortionist, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Exploration, Far Wanderings, Farseek, Kodama's Reach, Noble Hierarch, Oracle of Mul Daya, Rampant Growth, Revel in Riches, Search for Tomorrow, Sol Ring.

get Golos, Tireless Pilgrim in play and start using him

Get a mana doubler; Mana Flare, Dictate of Karametra, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Nyxbloom Ancient, or two out with his ability. then things get fun.

Get a untap effort off the top of the deck; Early Harvest, Turnabout, Palinchron, Peregrine Drake, Rude Awakening, Time Spiral, Zacama, Primal Calamity.

with Swarm Intelligence, and/or Thousand-Year Storm it gets stormy real quick. Lots of things can stack up to build your storm count which can either generate enough mana to go through your entire deck.

There are several win cons: Brass's Bounty, Dockside Extortionist, & Revel in Riches provide a passive wincon. A stormed Expropriate or Treacherous Terrain is a nice finisher, once you have more mana than you can use (which isn't hard) you can blow everything up with Zacama, Primal Calamity or steal all of you opponents stuff Agent of Treachery

Hoobynobber7395 on Big Dumb Dinosaurs

4 weeks ago

Fires of Invention is a great enchantment for decks like this. Warstorm Surge may also be good as well with all the creatures entering the battle field

Zacama, Primal Calamity, and Atla Palani, Nest Tender are fun adds as well

and if you are looking for a specific creature Eladamri's Call can tutor you something big

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

I agree about both the Zacama, Primal Calamity & Zirda, the Dawnwaker thing, as well as the Lukka-Sorin comparison. Sorin does create Avacyn to protect Humanity, but only to make sure Vampires don't starve. He works to defeat the Eldrazi...only to keep them off his home plane.

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