Arachnogenesis

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 (C15) Rare

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Arachnogenesis

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Put X 1/2 green Spider creature tokens with reach onto the battlefield, where X is the number of creatures attacking you. Prevent all combat damage that would be deal this turn by non-Spider creatures.

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Arachnogenesis Discussion

Bxbx on "Did you just attack me?" spot removal tribal

9 hours ago

Hi,

your deck-idea is great! +1

I once thought about a similar deck, but it was more goofy. It tried to incentivize the opponents to attack each other and then cast pump spells and cards like Berserk or Blood Frenzy on the attacking creatures - ideally on their commander. Your deck somehow reminded me of that idea. I think, I'll have to start working on that again.

Some suggestions:

The following cards were in the deck I mentioned before and could be nice in yours as well:

That's all for now. Let me know what you think

ticksam on Highlander Turbo Fog

1 week ago

Also why not spider fog? Arachnogenesis

OwenJohnson on Ezuri, Claw of Counters

3 weeks ago

Overall, it looks pretty good. I love your inclusion of Ornithopter, there's nothing better than winning a game because of a 0/2 creature.

Because the deck is built heavily around putting counters on things, something like Primal Vigor or Doubling Season could help a lot.

Something that creates a lot of creatures as it enters like Avenger of Zendikar, Hornet Queen, or Patagia Viper can be good for getting a few experience counters at once.

To go along with the deck's low-ish casting costs, As Foretold and Inexorable Tide seem good.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is usually a good card in green. Bow of Nylea is useful as well.

Awakening Zone gets you a bit of mana and an experience counter on each of your turns if your commander is out. And it pairs nicely with Animation Module.

For land, Dryad Arbor or Khalni Garden could be nice because they give you experience counters, but they can slow your deck down a bit. Same with Llanowar Reborn.

If you need more protection for your creatures, Asceticism and Plaxcaster Frogling can help them survive.

Arachnogenesis could be great if you have you commander out and you opponent is playing agro. Prevent all damage, gut a bunch of creatures, then get a bunch of experience counters. Fungal Sprouting or Cobra Trap can be good for the same reasons minus damage prevention.

I would recommend replacing Triskelion with Walking Ballista. Triskelion might be the better deal for 6 mana, but Walking Ballista is more versatile. You can cast it sooner or later and give it more counters when you have no use for extra mana.

That's about all I can think of. Good luck with commander! And keep in mind that if you're just playing with friends you don't have to worry much about building the best deck in the world. Build a deck that you think will be fun to play.

GHoey92 on Devour Deck

1 month ago

I have switched out Thromok the Insatiable for Voracious Dragon and Preyseizer Dragon for Predator Dragon

I Also noticed that Arachnogenesis was not Modern Legal (now I've found the section where it tells you if the deck is legal) so I have switch that out for Fog (less effective, but much more likely to be able to cast).

I have changed these in the description.

sebastian1994 on Sidisi's Spider Spawning Factory

1 month ago

Arachnogenesis might be a good add if you are looking to spawn as many spider tokens as possible. It also can save your life in a pinch

djewell on Power Devour Pounding Hour

1 month ago

Hey!

Solid deck, I like the idea of using devour creatures as a backup for your voltron. Too often I see Voltron decks get shut down because of removal so its good to see some utility backup plans that also require tokens as your commander does.

I could definitely see you putting in some more token generators such as:

Arachnogenesis, Broodhatch Nantuko (remember that although he is a 1/1 that he takes all the damage its assigned as long as the attacking creature doesn't have trample), Hornet Nest is like that, too. Carrion can be used on your devour creatures to switch back to prossh or use to make even bigger devour creatures, since your devour creatures are more than devour 1. also Korozda Guildmage for the same reason. Devastating Summons (Maybe) it would be used mostly for getting that last few damage you need to swing in with commander lethal. Elemental Mastery pairs well with your devour creatures.. just use the elemental tokens to fuel either another devour or your commander. It would be nice to give your commander trample, maybe try Fists of Ironwood? Parallel Lives is an auto include of course. Sylvan Offering works in a pinch as well.

Also Fling needs to go in. You can potentially smash a player with a devour and then fling the creature after combat to another player's face.

happy building!

filthyc4sual on Elf Overrun Deck

1 month ago

Hey there akuinnen24! Just to let you know, Arachnogenesis isn't legal in modern. I'm gonna assume you're working on cutting that sideboard down. One other route you can go with elves is a more combo-ey route with Heritage Druid + Nettle Sentinel , and regardless of whether you choose to do that or not, I would add Ezuri, Renegade Leader, who protects your army and also provides a win condition, and I prefer Joraga Warcaller over Imperious Perfect I would also switch Bramblewood Paragon to Metallic Mimic. Feel free to check out my modern elves deck, Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball, for ideas! It's meant to be more combo heavy, but I'm sure parts of it could apply here, and I'm always happy to see more Elves players stop by!

Tobutron on B/G Spider/Scorpion (Prototype)

1 month ago

@seshiro_of_the_orochi

Thanks very much! I really appreciate the advice. I quite like the changes and will probably go through with them however, there are a few things that I may ask about.

I quite like Dead Weight. Seems to be more practical than Stab Wound. I guess I was enticed by the life loss bit a little too much

Sedge Scorpion may very well be the answer to my early game issues (tbh, I actually forgot about the existence of Sedge Scorpion) but as for Penumbra Spider, who should I swap out? Most likely either Sporecap Spider or Kessig Recluse?

For Vessel of Nascency, I can see how it pair up well with Ishkanah and I'll most likely swap out Duress or something with to put them in. As for Nyx Weaver...not too keen on that one. While I like how it speeds up Ishkanah's delirious and all, I feel I might end up cucking myself in the long run especially if I don't have a lot of Ishkanahs to play with.

I would definitely love to add Arachnogenesis in place of Terrifying Presence! But when I saw it's price tag...best I can do is probably 2. 3 if I somehow stumble upon a sweet, cheap deal.

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