Primordial Sage

Primordial Sage

Creature — Spirit

Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may draw a card.

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Primordial Sage Discussion

legendofa on Eilistraee

1 month ago

Yisan I think think a variation of the "more followers = more power" was kind of represented by devotion in Theros, by the "can't attack or block unless" in Amonkhet, and by... not much of anything in Kaldheim. Devotion is "How deep is your faith?" The Amonkhet thing is "Are you willing to work for their favor?" So the flavor isn't quite number of followers but how faithful you were to them.

I have to admit, I don't really know the lore of Eilistraee, but a few seconds of looking comes up with some traits. She is benevolent, she wants to lead the drow out of the Underdark, and she's a protector, warrior, hunter, and musician. She doesn't want to personally intervene in the lives of her followers, but will give them hints and nudges that will let them find solutions for themselves.

The "cast from exile or graveyard" ability can be flavored as returning from banishment, but it's usually more about bringing back the dead (graveyard) or an unnatural mysticism (exile).

At this point, I'm going into my own thoughts and opinions. I think a repeatable ability similar to Elvish Harbinger or Wirewood Herald would be appropriate, instead of the cast from graveyard or exile. Or "Whenever you cast an Elf creature spell, you may draw a card." similar to Primordial Sage. Change the Ward to a stat buff, maybe +1/+2 or something.

Last_Laugh on Animar = Free Eldrazi & Fun 4 Every1

1 month ago

I don't mean to sound overly critical, but 5.48 avg. cmc is astronomically high. As things stand, you'll have a slow time getting those first few counters on Animar to get things rolling. I would also recommend significantly lowering the amount of non-creatures you run to maximize Animar's discount.

Sakura-Tribe Elder, Wood Elves, Cloud of Faeries, Beastcaller Savant, Shrieking Drake, Man-o'-War, Dream Stalker, Bloom Tender, Birds of Paradise, Dockside Extortionist, Wild Cantor, and many many other options will help you get out your big Eldrazi much sooner.

Beast Whisperer, Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Glimpse of Nature, and Vizier of the Menagerie deserve spots for card draw also.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's more combo oriented but the early game plays still apply regardless of your endgame. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid ⫷PRIMER⫸

IQuarent on P O I S O N O U S

1 month ago

Why not have any cards that draw off playing creatures if you're playing so many creatures? Not even Beast Whisperer? There's also Primordial Sage, Soul of the Harvest, and Zendikar Resurgent for that. I also think you could really use Toski, Bearer of Secrets and Ohran Frostfang as well, the frostfang being especially good because it gives your creatures deathtouch, so you can cut as many of the deathtouch creatures as possible, such as Daggerback Basilisk, which is an awful card. Saryth, the Viper's Fang and Bow of Nylea are also good ways to give your creatures deathtouch without having to commit so many slots to creatures with that ability that do literally nothing else for you. If you're not concerned with budget, there's also Concordant Crossroads, The Great Henge, and Glimpse of Nature which would be great additions.

Massacar on Marwynn, she'll do you right

5 months ago

If I may make some other suggestions, I would really consider dropping the Isochron Scepter , you don't have enough instant spells (or ways to tutor for them) to make it useful. Perhaps swap in an Elvish Clancaller in it's place.

Some other additions I would suggest depending on budget, Finale of Devastation , The Great Henge , and Beast Whisperer (instead of Primordial Sage ?).

liquid_water on Karametra Surge Combo EDH [PRIMER]

7 months ago

One alternative could be Primordial Sage . It's definitely worse than Beast Whisperer, but it might still be good enough.

TheVectornaut on my attemp at a deck..

8 months ago

It can often be bad manners to put silver bullet cards in the mainboard. Usually, you'd put such cards in the side and swap them in for games 2 and 3. I know a lot of casual playgroups don't play best 2 out of 3 though, so if this player is using that deck a lot and consistently winning off of a single card, they can't really be surprised if you include some way to answer it in the 60. That said, Duress and Languish effects are the kinds of answers that are extremely common in black anyway. I personally wouldn't bat an eye at seeing them here. Underworld Dreams and Fate Unraveler , definitely not so much.

What is the card in question, by the way? That will obviously affect what's an appropriate response. When I played modern elves, it was pretty rare to bother with drawing the deck when you could just dump it with Collected Company and Genesis Wave . But, from playing other green decks over the years, cards like Lifecrafter's Bestiary , The Great Henge , Vanquisher's Banner , Beast Whisperer , Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage , Zendikar Resurgent , Glimpse of Nature , and Regal Force are what come to mind. For the creatures, they would be easy enough to deal with given enough Murder s. For the artifacts, things are rough. Black really hates destroying artifacts, so the very weak Phyrexian Tribute was the best option I could find. However, there is always the nuclear option of running Extirpate or Surgical Extraction with discard to essentially lock a single card out of the game. These are very much sideboard cards though, so running them main has a good chance of drawing a negative reaction.

NoetiPanda on Five Hundred Dollar Fynn

10 months ago
  1. Idk what playgroup thinks $500 is budget but you do you my dude
  2. Take out Rishkar's Expertise and use Shamanic Revelation, the free cast isn't worth the extra mana and loss of card draw if you're going wide.
  3. Take out Memory Jar and use Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Beast Whisperer, Guardian Project, hell, maybe even The Great Henge, they're all better permanent draw than a single wheel. On top of that, nearly all your creatures are small and cheap so you'd end up getting way more value out of Beast Whisperer effects.
  4. Seedborn Muse doesn't really do a whole lot unless you have something to use with it, at best it helps you use Contagion Engine a lot,at worst it gives creatures pseudo-vigilance one time. Definitely a good card,I'd just either cut it or add more that it'd synergize with, perhaps Viridian Longbow for keeping everyone's creatures off the board.
  5. I don't see a lot of ramp, I'd typically recommend at least 10 pieces of ramp, but considering how low to the ground fynn is I wouldn't use ramp above 3 cmc, so you can really get going. Things like Harvest Season and Rampant Growth are good, but dorks would be preferred because you can later use them when you use mass trample/deathtouch/infect like Triumph of the Hordes.

Hope these were helpful, happy brewing! If I think of anything else I'll leave another comment.

Last_Laugh on Animar

11 months ago

The 3 main things I'm noticing are that this deck lacks card draw, your non-creature count is really high for Animar (shoot for like 18 or less non-creatures), and the avg. cmc needs to come down to about 3.3 or less. Animar will rip through your hand fast... cards that draw over and over on your turn are your bread and butter here. Beast Whisperer, Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, and Glimpse of Nature are your best bets.

Also, assuming you aren't against combo, consider Cloudstone Curio bounce combos or Neoform/Weird Harvest combos to look up Ancestral Statue/Walking Ballista for the win.

Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid for reference. Upvotes are appreciated.

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