Biogenic Upgrade

Biogenic Upgrade

Sorcery

Distribute three +1/+1 counters among one, two, or three target creatures, then double the number of +1/+1 counters on each of those creatures.

Browse Alters

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Uncommon

Combos Browse all

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Biogenic Upgrade occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Biogenic Upgrade Discussion

TheCDC on Daghatar the Adamant (30$ budget EDH)

18 hours ago

Gladehart Cavalry and Sandsteppe Mastodon don't seem to be doing a lot for you. In low budget games grind is the name of the game and you're severely lacking in draw power. Even something simple like Lead the Stampede can push you ahead in the game. Camaraderie is likely 10x better than either Biogenic Upgrade or Incremental Growth.

Other options include Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, Vivien's Grizzly. Mana outlets like this help you pull ahead when everyone else has either dumped their hands.

Evolutionary Escalation can also easily replace any or your more synergy based +1/+1 counter generators and your commander has a super secret mode of stealing the counters from the opponent's creature.

Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are also suspiciously missing.

iNinjy on GOOD beans

5 days ago

If you want big counters, Biogenic Upgrade (good for Animar and up to 2 hydras if you want) is pretty good though admittedly high cmc, or there’s Give / Take which is a smaller counter boost, but can be massive card draw if you’re struggling with that. Hadana's Climb  Flip is also really good at temporarily doubling a creature’s power/toughness with bonus flying.

I have an Ezuri deck (Ezuri, Claw of Progress) which runs on counters so if you want to take a look, it’s a budget simic counters/trample/unblockable creatures stuff.

LoneHelios on Polukranos's Prison Break

1 week ago

Thank you for the suggestion, I love them both. I'm not sure how I forgot about Greater Good I took Crawling Sensation out for it, and for Biogenic Upgrade what do you think I should take out for it?

iNinjy on Polukranos's Prison Break

2 weeks ago

Biogenic Upgrade is a card I’d recommend for hydras/counter-based creatures.

You don’t seem to run too much card draw — Greater Good is nice as it also helps fill the graveyard too.

Optimator on Bastards on Parade

1 month ago

Some potential cards. Most of these might be side-grades or out of budget but are worth noting in the Maybeboard. I have a few of these:

Ramp:

Creatures are obviously optimal, what with elf anthems and counters and stuff. I would try to squeeze in the first three if you can. The tempo of getting your commander down on turn 2 is amazing.

Fyndhorn Elves , Priest of Titania , Boreal Druid , Farhaven Elf , Leyline of Abundance , Castle Garenbrig , Llanowar Tribe , Overgrowth , Reap and Sow , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Nature's Lore , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , Grow from the Ashes , Emerald Medallion , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Harrow , Circuitous Route

Utility:

Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , Mirror Shield , Zendikar Resurgent , Primal Rage , Heroic Intervention , Return to Nature , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Beastmaster Ascension , Loxodon Warhammer , Colossal Majesty , Rancor , Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Blossoming Defense , Withstand Death , Titanic Brawl , Ancient Animus , Momentous Fall , Nature's Claim , Once and Future , Regrowth , Wildest Dreams , Road of Return , Creeping Corrosion , Season of Growth , Blanchwood Armor , Sandwurm Convergence , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Vivien Reid , Vivien of the Arkbow , Ghost Quarter ,

Aspect of Mongoose is nice but prevents untapping shenanigans with your commander.

Counters:

Some obvious out-of-budget stuff here and some lower-powered stuff too but I'll suggest them for posterity.

Llanowar Reborn , Karn's Bastion , Forge of Heroes , The Great Henge , Incubation Druid , Loyal Guardian , Tuskguard Captain , Pollenbright Druid , Solidarity of Heroes , Biogenic Upgrade , Durable Handicraft , Planewide Celebration , Courage in Crisis , Verdant Confluence , Bow of Nylea , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Hydra's Growth , Path of Discovery , Retreat to Kazandu , Forced Adaptation , Evolutionary Escalation , New Horizons , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Savage Summoning , Hunger of the Howlpack , Soul's Might , The Crowd Goes Wild , Armory of Iroas , Weapon Rack , Predatory Hunger , Primeval Bounty

I have a Drove of Elves I'm not using

iNinjy on Towers Unleashed

4 months ago

In terms of +1/+1 counter theme, Novijen, Heart of Progress , Biogenic Upgrade , and Lifeblood Hydra are all good cards.

Anthroplasm is a weird one that you can make as big or small as you want depending on available mana.

Bred for the Hunt is good card draw if everything has counters anyways.

Gilder Bairn is like Vorel but untaps to double counters.

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary is a resuable simic-creature tutor

Krazydude123 on Infinite Combos in EDH - Experiment Kraj Budget

4 months ago

If you were going on counters you could put Simic Ascendancy , Vorel of the Hull Clade , Inexorable Tide and also Biogenic Upgrade . Can I also steal some ideas to put into my own deck, on tapped out?

SirQuixano on bears

6 months ago

I would personally look into changelings, which are all creature types at the same time, so they count as bears. Universal Automaton is a good cheap one, alongside Game-Trail Changeling , which can be good lategame due to trample, Webweaver Changeling can block fliers, Changeling champion is quite large for its cost, and Chameleon Colossus can get big fast. The latter two are a bit pricey, but they work. Biogenic Upgrade is also nice for the lategame to make certain bears absolutely ridiculous. If you want to keep a bear alive, like your commander, I'd suggest cards like Regeneration , Carapace , Gaea's Embrace , Refresh , Serpent Skin , and Seedling Charm . Looks like a neat deck overall.

Load more