Gatecrash Preview: Diluvian Primordial


Not as impressive as the other Primordials

So you get a 5/5 flying body for 7 mana with a possible half-Spelltwine . It’s bound to see play in EDH/Commander to replay a ‘bomb’ Instant or Sorcery. Due to its reliance on an opposing graveyard, it’s unsurprising that it won’t show up on any Standard lists. It will probably hit some spell in Sealed/Draft. You will always be shoving this in any blue limited deck.

No flavor text is a bummer. I don’t think any of them have much of that, due to the fact that there’s too much ability text. Ever noticed how these 5 new avatars are like a toned down version of the M11-12 Titans? Hmmm…..

sylvanprimordial  primeval titan

moltenprimordial  inferno titan

luminateprimordial  sun titan

sepulchralprimordial  grave titan

diluvianprimordial  frost titan

All these titans make it feel like the new God of War videogame!

god of war

Part Four or Five for sure! LOL

They get better in multiplayer games, obviously. I guess Wizards of the Coast figure the Titans were a little too powerful and left little room for the smaller 4-5 mana guys to have an impact. Also every other 6-drop would have to be comparable in power level. This caused them not to come back in M13 (thank goodness!).

I guess this is there way of letting us have the titan-level goodness without the efficient cost. Each one is basically a spell built into a fatty. The effect improves based on the number of opponents. I guess there is no point in examining each primordial individually, but ranking them for constructed might be an option.

1) Sylvan Primordial

Obviously right? It has basically 2 effects, one of which is a ‘Beast Within

2) Luminate Primordial

Swords to Plowshares on a Elesh Norn-sized body. You can obviously cast this on your own guys for fun and profit.

3) Molten Primordial

A bigger Zealous Conscripts, but only on a creature. Still, pretty good as it provides a bigger, albeit unnecessary body.

4) Sepulchral Primordial

Animate Dead an opposing creature? Sure! It has Intimidate which is probably better than the #5 creature

5) Diluvian Primordial

Probably the worst in the one on one category since it relies more on what your opponent may or may not have in grave. Sepulchral Primordial has a bigger chance of making an impact.

Will any of these guys realistically appear in a Standard deck?

One thought on “Gatecrash Preview: Diluvian Primordial

  1. When you say “Ever noticed how these 5 new avatars are like a toned down version of the M11-12 Titans?” you’re actually rather wrong. The only one that is remotely similar is the green pair. I get why people make the comparison, but these weren’t actually meant to replace the titans, MaRo and team designed them for Commander.


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