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Ghalta, Primal Hunger Ghalta, Primal Hunger English

Legendary Creature — Elder Dinosaur 12/12, 10GG (12)

Ghalta, Primal Hunger costs {X} less to cast, where X is the total power of creatures you control.


The earth walks, strongest of all.

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Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 1/19/2018: To determine Ghalta's total cost, start with the mana cost (or an alternative cost if another card's effect allows you to pay one instead), add any cost increases, then apply any cost reductions. Ghalta's converted mana cost remains unchanged, no matter what the total cost to cast it was.
  • 1/19/2018: The total cost to cast Ghalta is locked in before you pay that cost. For example, if you control three 2/2 creatures, including one you can sacrifice to add {C} to your mana pool, the total cost of Ghalta is {4}{G}{G}. Then you can sacrifice the creature when you activate mana abilities just before paying the cost.
  • 1/19/2018: If a creature's power is somehow less than 0, it subtracts from the total power of your other creatures. If the total power of your creatures is 0 or less, Ghalta's cost remains {10}{G}{G}.
  • 1/19/2018: Ghalta's first ability can't reduce its cost below {G}{G}.
#130 (Chase Stone)

English Rivals of Ixalan (Rare)

German Ghalta der Urhunger
French Ghalta, Faim primordiale
Italian Ghalta, Fame Primordiale
Spanish Ghalta, el Hambre Primigenia
Portuguese Ghalta, Fome Primordial
Japanese 原初の飢え、ガルタ
Simplified Chinese 始饥戈厄塔
Russian Галта, Первозданный Голод
Traditional Chinese 始飢戈厄塔
Korean 태초의 굶주림, 갈타

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