Arachnogenesis

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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Commander 2015 (C15) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Arachnogenesis occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Arachnogenesis Discussion

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

3 weeks ago

I've added some cards I'm testing to the maybeboard.

Our sweepers are not doing too much for us as is. We have no need to sweep the board to clear the way since our plan is to deal damage with creatures that can't be blocked, so what we would use sweepers for in this deck is to not be beat up too much - and this we can do much more efficiently with fog effects. The question is what fog effects are good enough to make the cut. Tangle effectively stops two combats from one player, but does nothing else. Constant Mists also does nothing other than fog, but the buyback is very powerful. Obscuring Haze is free but one use. Blinding Fog also gives hexproof to all our stuff, but is more expensive to cast. AEtherize and Arachnogenesis are both fogs that sort of sweep at instant speed. Cyclonic Rift may get a spot in the deck as a better sweeper, since it is instant speed and does work even without overload.

I'm also messing around with some more protection spells. I think we have plenty as is, but casting a wider net with Simic Charm, Heroic Intervention or Blinding Fog may be good (Lazotep Plating may also be an option). Simic Charm also lets us bounce Ukkima cheaply which we want more of, or just pump her power.

multimedia on commanders for a token deck

1 month ago

Hey, I'm currently playing Kalamax, the Stormsire using a secondary token strategy.

You could play a main token strategy with Kalamax and The Locust God. Kalamax can act as a pseudo Parallel Lives affect with instant spells that create token since if he's tapped the first instant you cast each turn is copied. Many cards can repeatably for no mana cost create a token when you cast an instant or sorcery and you want to be casting instants with Kalamax. Instant draw spells are good with Kalamax. The doubling of draw is good with The Locust God who creates an Insect token when you draw a card. In my opinion getting token value on top of the value you already get from instants with Kalamax could make this a viable main strategy.

Some cards for a creature token strategy with Kalamax:

king-saproling on Phelddy's Enchanted Pillow Fort

2 months ago

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Spell_Slam on Angus "The Fog Man" Mackenzie

2 months ago

Love me some Angus.

I am not a big fan of Fog Patch. It doesn't stop creatures with Trample, which is a pretty big deal. I also think you can do way better than Fog and Holy Day in Commander.

I would really suggest Constant Mists. It's great in the late game when you have tons of lands and really takes the heat off you. Arachnogenesis is also a Commander classic you could use.

You are not running any boardwipes? This could be a good place for Supreme Verdict and Rout.

Cancel is a bit bland as well. There are tons of better counterpells. I would play Forbid, but pretty much anything else will work as well.

Elephant Grass is a super powerful card for you. Extra points for comboing with Hannah, Ship's Navigator.

You aren't running too many essential creatures to your game plan, aside from card draw and ramp. Asceticism seems a bit out of place. Why not play Privileged Position? This will protect all your permanents at the expense of not being able to regenerate creatures for 2 mana.

You can do a lot better than Guard Gomazoa. In fact, I think it would be a good idea to add a few more lands to your deck and this seems like an appropriate cut.

O-Ring or Banishing Light could be replaced by Detention Sphere. It's only slightly better because it can deal with boards full of tokens.

Spell_Slam on Fog of War

2 months ago

Awesome idea! I might try to build something similar, but without the infect.

Bubble Matrix is probably the best way to keep your creatures safe while still dealing all their damage.

Constant Mists is a Commander staple and works even better in your deck.

Spike Weaver is perfect for your deck since you are dealing with +1/+1 counters anyways.

Dawnstrider is probably also worth it, but much more fragile.

Arachnogenesis is a classic Fog effect in Commander.

Moment's Peace is still one of the best fogs you can play.

Finally, a home for Leery Fogbeast! I'm not sure if it's good enough, since opponents likely won't block it at all.

In terms of cuts, I think most of your current fogs could be replaced with the ones I've suggested. They are often too expensive or don't give you any additional value or can only be used once.

If most of your creatures have infect already, why play Triumph of the Hordes over another Overrun effect? You could get much stronger effects such as Craterhoof Behemoth.

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

3 months ago

@Tiyos99 - that's a great idea! however, i don't know yet which card to replace.. I'll test and think about it.. but thanks for suggesting it!

@gaglink - oh.. i see.. i think Arachnogenesis is better in the other deck, but i'll test it here to be sure..

@doge1980 - that's a good card to rebuild from a boardwipe! i'll test it for sure.. thanks!

@jets99 - i think somebody already before.. i think it was before adding a suggestion option on commenting on another user's deck.. but thanks for re-suggesting it..

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

3 months ago

@gaglink - lol! thanks for commenting on this deck too! Is Arachnogenesis your favorite card for edh? I feel like it is.. lol. anyway, I think that card is good in my Slimefoot, the Stowaway deck and here in this deck too! It's a good surprising way to deal with opponents who go wide with their creatures such as token decks.. Thanks again for suggesting it here!

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