MTG – A Guide to Zacama, Primal Calamity EDH / Commander for Magic: The Gathering

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100 thoughts on “MTG – A Guide to Zacama, Primal Calamity EDH / Commander for Magic: The Gathering

  1. Don’t forget to come check me out on INSTAGRAM! Https://www.instagram.com/tolariancommunitycollege

  2. Thanks for the tech Prof, will probably proxy this one up, since it looks a bit out of my budget, but damn it looks awesome

  3. Why not Bone Gnawer(Rat tribal)? Or a five color super friends?(haven't seen this very much, have made one before though people always rage quit…)

  4. Does anyone know what the music is in the latter few minutes of the video? It's so catchy, but I have no idea what it's called.

  5. Really like the video. For me it's a great guide as I'm not good at deckbuilding. Personally, I would love to see your take on Kaho, Minamo Historian.

    P.S. Have a nice day, Prof. 🙂

  6. Xantcha deck tech. The Command Zone guys did it wrong because of the rules interaction when a player dies and she goes under your control instead of the command zone wasn't stated back then.

  7. Prof, there's one Commander out who might be a challenge to win with, even for you… Phelddagrif, the one and only. 😉 Love your content by the way.

  8. I'd love to see a deck tech on a dragon themed deck besides Ur and Scion of the Ur Dragon. Or maybe ways to make the precon dragon commander even better?

  9. Prof, I just want you to teach a class at my university in magic. I know it will never happen, but a boy can dream

  10. I'd love to see your take on Breya. I've been trying to brew this incorporating some new stuff from the Saheeli precon. The problem I'm having is Breya likes so much good stuff, I don't know which direction to take the deck. I have a chaff pile of 1000 cards that didn't make the cut. Also artificer is a little outside of my wheelhouse. Does Bruticlad make the 99? Tawnos can copy Breya's abilities nicely. I also like new Saheeli for the deck and Saheeli's Directive. Is it worth ramping a ton of colorless mana for a huge Exsanguinate?

  11. I'll be honest here; it's actually really impossible to build around Zacama, Primal Calamity for Commander. When I received this card as a foil stamped promo in my prerelease pack, one of the first things I wanted to do after prerelease WAS build a Commander deck around it. So I did, and it sucked. Something you REALLY have to consider when you build a Commander deck in general is that if the other players don't like your Commander or don't want it to hit the battlefield, they're going to do whatever it takes to stop it. In fact, the only thing it really takes to stop it is a single untapped Island and a bounce spell (my favourite being Vapor Snag) and POOF! Zacama now costs 11. And then 13. And then 15. And then, well you get the point. I pretty much abandoned the idea of using Zacama as my Commander ever again after losing at least a couple of Commander Nights.

  12. This deck's also missing some critical pieces to get Zacama, Primal Fatty out quicker; Kinjali's Caller and Otepec Huntmaster. Explore and Broken Bond are also good inclusions.

  13. I've had a Zacama deck for a couple of months now and have recently been looking to beef it up a lot, this video is just what I was looking for!

  14. I used to play storm/combo Melek so I'm making this type of deck instead of Gishath… but hopefully keeping some dinos in for the fun. Thanks!

  15. sigh
    how does a man look upon a giant, three headed elder dinosaur and say "I'm going to make a broken combo deck with this"

  16. if they wanted to stay close to the Aztec tradition, they should have sayed that Conjuli sculpted humans from corn dough.

  17. I’d love to see your deck list idea for a Skythiryx, the Blight Dragon. Skittles has always been one of my favorites.

  18. Hey professor so I figured out another way to go infinite with zacama I was just playing out my Naya Dino tribal deck I flipped over zacama and I kind of Sword a didn't notice until I thought about it for about 5 minutes what happens when I put bear umbra on Hellkite charger.😎

  19. i also use zacama as my comaander but my deck but i base on the feline ferrocity and my playgroup hatee zacamaa

  20. Made Gishath EDH just because I bought a box of RIX and needed something to do with the cards. It is so boring, I'm going to pull Zacama out and make something more like this. Zacama in that 99 just feels like a waste. Thanks prof for the inspiration!!!

  21. Pretty sure it's ZA-CA-MAAAA!!! 😉 Awesome tech, Prof. I would love to hear your theories regarding Brudiclad, please. Or perhaps an older Legendary that maybe didn't quite have all the right pieces at the time, but could be much more powerful now–no particular one on my mind at the moment. Thx!

  22. "Like a storm deck that has no storm, but actually wins."

    I invite you to play against my Melek list sometime, it'll be a great time 😉

  23. Nice to see my Commander getting some love in the YouTube community. Ixalan is fantastic block for Commander, I won't have any arguments to the contrary.

  24. That card is so busted as commander… as many mana as you have you can recast his skills over and over in one turn and destroy entire fields BEFORE attacking.

  25. Shes a bit of an old card but I've been trying to build a Control deck but don't exactly know what i'm doing (i'm a bit new to the game) so what I would like to see a future EDH Deck tech on is, Merieke Ri Berit as commander for a type of creature control/Field control deck. Looking forward to the next Deck tech

  26. I dont often comment on videos but I'm always happy to give you one. Love the topics, love the quality, and love the personality, Prof. I've spent so many hours watching you rant on about this deck or that one. You help keep magic exciting for me

  27. "You get to do the Abundance thing three times each turn and you don't have to put any cards back you never technically drew any of them."

    Me: WHAT?!?!?!?!

  28. Polyraptor would go well with this deck right? you can use polyraptor, forerunner of the Empire and "Avacyn, Angel of Hope" or "Assure" to gio infinite and get infinite raptors on the board and kill everyone

  29. I don't get how you can get infinite mana with zacama, everytime it leaves the field it gets back to the commander zone and cost 2 more. maybe I miss something ?

  30. Tried building a dino tribe deck with Zacama……worked well in a 4 person game, but not one on one….might switch Zacama with Gishath to lead the dino tribe :-/

  31. Professor can you please do a Deck Tech on Gishath Suns Avatar? Gishath and Zacama both serve different purposes as Commanders and Im curious to see how you would build a deck around Gishath. You would be playing with more Dinosaur cards in the deck then you would Zacama

  32. Given that I'd gotten all six elder dinosaurs when I bought a Rivals of Ixalan booster box, I'll have to make a list of all the cards you mentioned in this video to toss into it.

  33. Eesh. While Zack-u-muh I suppose could be up for creative interpretation, there are so many cards pronounced wrong in this video. Drought (draught)? Vorniclex (Vorinclex)? Resurgence (resurgent)? If the professor is dyslexic I'll forgive those, but otherwise is it really that hard to read the cards correctly? I know it's nitpicking but it irks me.

  34. I have a better build for this deck . Throw all the mana dorks ya can find that give ya one or more mana then throw creatures that allow ya to play a extra land each turn with a guided Lotus with soul ring , mind stone , worn powerstone and any good mana rocks . Then with a bunch of burn spells ya pay x and dose 8 damage to target player . Ramp quick play big commander use to fix board state get rid of threats ramp dump mana into burn spells game over

  35. I personally have been replacing Rampant Growth with Attune with AEther as its the same speed and effect but only a green mana instead of a green and a colorless so what if you get a usless energy with it, not using the energy doesn't harm you in anyway

  36. I'm liking Guardian Project as a green draw engine as EDH/Commander is a singeton format, we're never going to have a second copy of a card anywhere so we play any creature, we draw a card.

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