Primal Surge


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Primal Surge


Exile the top card of your library. If its a permanent card, you may put it onto the battlefield. If you do, repeat this process.

Primal Surge Discussion

Whitehamma on Kamahl's Averageness Rampage of Infrequent Success

1 week ago

I know this is late but what about all mana dorks, Genesis Wave , Primal Surge , and protection like Eldrazi Monument

multimedia on Nikya, the New Way

1 week ago

Hey, 64 creatures? I understand Nikya doesn't let you cast noncreature spells, but 64 is kind of overkill.

Temur Sabertooth lets you take some advantage of Nikya's ramp by bouncing her to your hand to then use the ramp on a noncreature spell such as Primal Surge. Some noncreature spells within the budget to consider adding:

Other cards within the budget to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 3x Mountain
  • 2x Forest
  • Hungering Hydra
  • Zhur-Taa Druid
  • Fertilid
  • Primeval Protector
  • Nessian Wilds Ravager
  • Cyclops of Eternal Fury
  • Burning Sun's Avatar
  • Nessian Game Warden
  • Heroes' Bane
  • Stone-Seeder Hierophant
  • Arbor Colossus
  • Waker of the Wilds
  • Dictate of Karametra

CavemanlyMan on Unicorns! (My EDH Masterpiece)

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions. I’m trying to keep the instant and sorcery count low because of Primal Surge . Oath of Druids seems like a card you’d play against a creature deck, and not in one. Crusade would be nice, but there are both white and green creatures in the deck and there are other cards that do the same thing but are better. I’ll keep looking in that regard. Lastly, I don’t understand your logic behind Wheel of Sun and Moon if you could explain that to me.

I may add Cryptolith Rite if it seems like it would be worth it, but as I said I need enchantments/artifacts that ramp instead of instants/sorceries.

RNR_Gaming on Smaug's Everlasting Avarice | Primer

1 month ago

It sounds spicy. Typically I'm using scapeshift to just out right win that turn; I'd say play test some and see if it's worth the slots. I like both of those cards but you could just run Deserted Temple for land untap shenanigans. Also, did you mean Primal Surge ? Because if you ran that you'd probably want to cut all instants and sorceries and become more permanent based interaction.

RNR_Gaming on Muldrotha EDH Self Mill

1 month ago

I was gunna suggest Primal Surge and Dream Halls but that may turn this into a more linear combo deck. They're definitely powerful cards and typically give you an I win button and fuel for muldrotha. At the end of the day it's up to you. Youd need to remove all instants and sorceries but the power spike will definitely be there the moment you cast Primal Surge if you have the new jace from war of the spark and lab man you can win easily.

Lokust on Chulane's fast food chain

1 month ago

GrinningGrebe thanks, Primal Surge is definitely a spot holder. ive been bouncing cards in and out pretty heavy the last week i've actually been thinking about tossing Mystic Snake in for an additional counter and since Deadeye Navigator is already in the deck that might be a good swap for surge.

GrinningGrebe on Chulane's fast food chain

1 month ago

Nice starting point for the list. Chulane is definetely worth brewing on! I think I would drop at least Primal Surge : at 10 mana you do not want it to whiff and reveal only a couple goodies.

Since you're definetely a combo build maybe put some protection in with any counterspell other than the lonely Counterspell : you have a plethora of choices ( Swan Song for example).

Good list and good brewing!

Gory.Flory on Mudboi

1 month ago

Like the deck- see if you can cut out all the sorceries and instead run Primal Surge ? Also consider Mindslaver as a wincon, and Parallax Tide as a soft lock.

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Primal Surge occurrence in decks from the last year

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