Primal Surge

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.

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Primal Surge Discussion

Flarhoon13 on Nikya, Thinking is Frustrating

1 week ago

sac outlet, like Thermopod plus Primal Surge if you want to win by putting as much of your deck on the table as possible.

SynergyBuild on Kinnan...but FAIR??

1 month ago

I do love Primal Surge decks a lot, and while Kinnan may be in the best deck, it's actually just a mid-tier cEDH deck. Most decks can win much before then xD

TheHelvault on Need Upgrades for Outdated Karametra …

1 month ago

Hey there, I am coming back to magic after a few years of not playing. I was wondering if any of you could help replace some of these cards in this deck with some newer cards from Ixalan throuhgh present. I am not interested in adding instants or sorceries, permanents only please, just looking to replace some of these with better, newer versions.

For example, replace Elemental Bond with something with the same function, but as a "may" ability (this card killed me in a match recently lol).

The deck relies on getting Karametra out as fast as possible, then slinging creatures around for maximum profit and outracing my opponents, and sometimes casting Primal Surge as a wincon. It's a decent deck, but just needs some upgrades. Thanks!

Payzo on Bantchanter

1 month ago

Hi 0rc !!

Thanks for your input (for real its really appreciated).

I had Energy Flux in the deck for a while, I removed it because I felt like it wasn't that usefull (I play in a stax heavy meta), and I found out that I was better off running single target removel like Oblivion Ring, so the same logic applies to Stony Silence.

Overburden will be play-tested, thanks for the idea.

I am already running Eldrazi Conscription.

And I won't play with Humility because I can win with Primal Surge and Thassa's Oracle and that wouldn't work with Humility in the deck.

That being said if you have more suggestions, I'm all ears.

LordCube on Muldrotha: All Permanents

2 months ago

If you don't mind ruining the purity of "All Permanents" Primal Surge is basically a 1 card win condition. If you add either Jace, Wielder of Mysteries or Laboratory Maniac it truly becomes an instant win.

GearsGames on

2 months ago

Hynx Appreciate the tips, but I don't think you got the point of the deck. It isn't to ramp and hard cast the big boys. It runs low to the ground and quick with aggro play until it has enough ramp to drop a big creature or preferably Primal Surge to get the entire deck(or as much of it as I choose) onto the battle field. While Elvish Piper wouldn't be a bad test run in place of Bow of Nylea or Nylea, God of the Hunt. Unfortunately I don't really have much use for the instants you recommended as protection since they would definitely fizzle out Primal Surge if cast much sooner than intended in exchange for saving many dorks that I don't really care about. Dosan the Falling Leaf could be a decent preventative measure, but mostly I rely on Asceticism to protect my board. Thank you for the suggestions!

1empyrean on Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos EDH

2 months ago

Daedalus19876 thanks for the suggestions. Actually, had considered Primal Surge when first building the deck. Might be time to look into trying it out.

As a mostly combo player, this deck has been refreshing to play because it really isn't going for combos, which is why I'm not (currently) running the Dockside/Sabertooth combo.

Dismiss Into Dreams is just a pet card of mine. Without support, its more a nuisance and a card that passively stops a lot of things. You are correct that it doesn't need to be in the deck.

I'm definitely going to test Fauna Shaman and Survival of the Fittest, Cold-Eyed Selkie, Primal Surge, and will probably cave on Dockside Extortionist eventually (my only one is tied up at the moment).

I'll add some ramp and add some other things to make this less a Timmy deck when I make any changes, as those changes will naturally increase the power of the deck, but I think I'll actually miss playing it as a Timmy deck.

Daedalus19876 on Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos EDH

2 months ago

1) I know that you wanted to go 100% permanents, but have you considered Primal Surge as your only non-permanent spell? It's so rare that decks fit it correctly...

2) Dockside Extortionist (making 5 or more treasures) + Temur Sabertooth is infinite mana, which can be transmuted into infinite triggers of your commander's mutate ability!

3) Fauna Shaman is a MUST here. Survival of the Fittest as well, if you can afford it.

4) Cold-Eyed Selkie is an amazing creature to mutate onto, to keep the card advantage flowing.

5) I'm not convinced you have enough ramp to really keep the spells flowing. But since you're already casting splashy things off the top of your deck with Illuna, have you tried Chromatic Orrery as an option here?

6) I'm not fully sure what you're trying to do with Dismiss into Dream -- you don't seem to run very many things which target. That and Essence Symbiote could be natural cuts.

Cool deck, man!

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