Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur

Flying, double strike, vigilance, trample, indestructible

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Crow-Umbra on

2 months ago

You definitely have the beginning of a solid list here. I'd recommend dropping Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, especially if you don't have more Haste anthems. On that note, I do like your inclusion of Hammer of Purphoros. You could also run Fervor or even Emblem of the Warmind as a couple more redundant options. Goro-Goro, Disciple of Ryusei is another potential option that's also on theme.

Sword of the Chosen is okay, but a bit narrow if you wanted to look for a cut. Zeriam, Golden Wind could also be another potential cut; it's narrow since it is your only Griffin in the deck. Tori D'Avenant, Fury Rider anthems up your whole team, and gives pseudo-vigilance for keeping blockers up. Ratadrabik of Urborg, Hofri Ghostforge, and Garna, the Bloodflame can help round out your creature reanimation/recursion options.

I hope some of these suggestions are helpful.

Kaymico on Jurassic Dreadnoughts (Naya dinosaur/ramp)

6 months ago

Heres a list of things that went through my mind looking at the deck. They are not recommended or necessary but should bee seen as different view on your deck. Who knows maybe you'll find something interesting.

Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Etali, Primal Storm and Ghalta, Primal Hunger feel very odd. Those cards only "win more" and dont contribute to the deck the way constructed is playing out. If u can stick Gishath, Sun's Avatar or Carnage Tyrant the game should be over in 2-3 turns anyways. Your damage trigger will best case reduce it to 2 turns consistently. Ghalta, Primal Hunter needs a lot of power already on the board which indicates you're winning already, making it a bit redundant. And Etali, Primal Storm is fun to play with but considering cards commonly played in pioneer wont do much in a duel.

Switch Shifting Ceratops with Zetalpa, Primal Dawn because Zetalpa is the stronger game 1 threat

I would also Remove Otepec Huntmaster and add some protection or land based ramp

if you only use half the amounts of Regisaur Alpha you could include Relentless Raptor if you want more early game

It also would'nt Hurt to include some early Sweepers like Crush the Weak or Cinderclasm against aggro decks

Some very good dinosaurs to consider:

Deathgorge Scavenger;Rampaging Ferocidon;Ripjaw Raptor;Runic Armasaur

AnonmousAxolotl on Powered by Faith

10 months ago

Well, I don't know how well it fits, but Zetalpa, Primal Dawn is one of my favorite white cards and is in general a pretty strong flier that hits for eight and doesn't tap. And Indestructible doesn't hurt.

Metroplex_Grimlock on Quintessons

1 year ago

The cast of the deck and who they're playing:


Karona, False God- Quintessa(TLK)

Sliver Hivelord- Alpha Quintesson

Sliver Overlord- Quintesson Judge

The sharks, including Shark Typhoon- Sharkticons

Crocodiles- the Allicons( yes I know)

Thran Golem- Baliff

Gyruda, Doom of Depths Gigan- Quintesson Executioner

Cephalid Constable- Quintesson Prosecutor


Barrin, Tolarian Archmage- Kup

Crosis's Attendant- Hot Rod

Tajic, Blade of the Legion- Optimus Prime

Arvad the Cursed- Bumblebee


Undead Gladiator-Megatron/Galvatron


Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger- Unicron, the world Eater.

Titanoth Rex Godzilla- Godzilla


Grimlock is himself

Kalamax, the Stormsire- Snarl

Pyroceratops-Slag/Slug (depending on what you grew up with. It's the same guy no matter what)

Cloudpiercer- Sludge

Etali, Primal Storm- Scorn(AoE)

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn-Swoop(G1)/ Strafe(AoE)

Phule451 on I'll form the head

1 year ago

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn is kinda mana intensive, but can win you the game with all it’s keywords. Also surprised not to see a couple white staples, Tragic Arrogance and Darksteel Mutation are just phenomenal re moral in the commander format. Also, you’ve got a Boros Signet on your main list and Arcane Signet on the maybe board, but Arcane is just superior to Boros just because it doesn’t cost the mana the turn you play it. Though I’d recommend both, you could really use more ramp…

RambIe on Akroma Keywords First EDH Deck …

1 year ago

let Zetalpa, Primal Dawn & Rites of Flourishing be your build inspiration and i think you will get everything your looking for

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