Generator Servant

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2015 (M15) Common

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Generator Servant

Creature — Elemental

{T}, Sacrifice Generator Servant: Add {2} to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on a creature spell, it gains haste until end of turn. (That creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)

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Generator Servant Discussion

GrimVeracity on Dragon Overlord

1 week ago

I think you could cut back on 2 of the Sarkhan, Fireblood or Sarkhan, Dragonsoul due to the fact that you may only have one out at a time and maybe try something like Pyretic Ritual or Generator Servant to help with the ramp if needed, also the haste is pretty cool with the servant :D

SynergyBuild on Solitaire

2 weeks ago

Though not a creature, I have seen Generator Servant to be a very powerful card. I'd run it over Urza's Incubator almost any day.

Otherwise, I'd drop Fervor for Ashling's Prerogative, and Need for Speed should be run here as well.

All Your Turns Are Belong To Me is the go to for this deck.

TheNocholas on watch the world burn

3 weeks ago

Generator Servant works well to pop off your commander earlier.

TypicalTimmy on Help me make my R/G ...

1 month ago

Boza, while I personally do see your point about the mana restrictions, your comment of: "it is impossible to have 12 total mana any sooner than turn 5" is not entirely accurate.

I build speed-Gruul decks all the time. Gruul is super easy to pump out massive amounts of mana. BUT - you have to build for it.

We are assuming you have your hand of 7 cards. Works well if you went 2nd, so you have card advantage each of your turns. That draw really helps.


Turn 1: 7 - 8 cards in hand.


Turn 2: You played 2 cards last turn and drew 1 this turn. 6 - 7 cards in hand.

  • T2: Any other land that doesn't enter the battlefield tapped. You'll want to play something like Generator Servant, another 1-drop Dork, if able you can do both but let's not get greedy here. Normally I take a hand with a Servant that can be played T2

Turn 3: You played 2 - 3 more cards and drew 1. 4 - 6 cards in hand.

  • T3: Land. You're Gruul so you need to hit tempo. You now have three lands, and 2 - 3 additional mana at your disposal in creatures. At this point, I usually tap all lands, tap my Dork, sac my GS and play a Savage Ventmaw, swinging for 4 and adding . On T3, with six available mana floating from your Ventmaw, you can pay for either a second Savage Ventmaw, a Mana Reflection, or even work up to a Zendikar Resurgent. You get that 7th mana by either discarding a Simian Spirit Guide.

Another option you have available is to, instead of playing a Ventmaw, you tap out everything you've got for your 6 mana. You float 5 of it and use for an Infernal Plunge and target your Dork. This adds back which pushes you into 7. If you are lucky enough to have a Simian Spirit Guide on top of your Infernal Plunge (Don't count on it) you could theoretically nail a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger.


Turn 4: There's a lot you could have done last turn. Between playing a land, a Ventmaw / Reflection / Resurgence and giving up an Guide / Plunge, it's hard to really tell where you are at currently. This all becomes situational at this point.

  • T4: This is normally where I begin to play big spells. See the Unwritten, Genesis Wave, Hydra Broodmaster, Dragon Broodmother. You could do all of this on T3, if I'm being honest. You do this by swinging with Ventmaw on T3 and dropping any of these 6-drop spells immediately after. But that aside, you play a 4th land. You'll either have 4 mana from lands and 6 from Ventmaw + Dorks, or you could have 8 mana from lands when you consider it'll be doubled via Enchantments + Dorks. Since Mana Reflection doubles Dork mana, too, that could easily tip you at or above 10 mana T4. So you can see just how easy it is to hit 12+ T5.

If you were lucky and hit a T3 Savage Ventmaw who was hasted by Generator Servant (Happens a lot in my decks with the frequency I play them), you could even dump his six into a Mana Reflection. This means on T4, you have 8 mana from lands, 2 mana from a single Dork, and 12 mana from Ventmaw. That's 22 mana, on T4.

To put that into perspective: That's an X=19 Genesis Wave, a Hydra Broodmaster that you also turn Monsterous for 7 () which gets you 7 7/7 tokens, that's an X=20 Rolling Thunder, an X=21 Crater's Claws which deals 23 Damage from the Ferocious trigger...

Gruul, if designed properly, is the single most powerful ramp color combination in the whole game, in my non-professional opinion (lol)

TypicalTimmy on Best Planeswalker for a R/G ...

1 month ago

Chandra, Bold Pyromancer's +1 gets you mana and burns. She ults on her 3rd turn which is pretty strong. Seems like decent synergy to me. You hit them for 2 and play a creature above tempo.

How is your ramp? I mean her one drawback is being a 6-drop. Can you get her out T3 - T4? That's super easy to do, especially in Gruul. Lots of amazing red ramp cards. My two favorites are Generator Servant and Infernal Plunge. Though green has more creature-based ramps.

My ultimate favorite Gruul ramp is Savage Ventmaw. Been in my decks for a few years now. You can ramp him out T3 with Haste via Generator Servant and have a 4/4 Flyer that adds 6 so you can immediately cast three turns above tempo. Very hard for an opponent to recover from that short of having Path to Exile / Dismember, which in my experience are not as frequent as you might think.

But by far, in my opinion, the BEST Planeswalker for ramp in Gruul is Xenagos, the Reveler especially if you're using a decent creature base.

Suns_Champion on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

1 month ago

TheACTR thanks for the report! I think they''ll be good in some builds but maybe not a great fit in mine.

RobsJourney the deck runs great! Tons of fun to play, it fits my playstyle very well. You can check out some of the games I've played in "The Accolades" section. There are some games where I don't get any ramp and just die to faster decks. 6cmc is a lot for a commander and the deck can get easily outpaced by Mizzix or Ezuri who go infinite often in my meta. But the deck doesn't really need the commander to win, as there are alternative paths to victory like Sunforger or Neheb. But either way I have fun and my playgroup seems to like it so it's good for me :)

Rabid_Wombat That's fair! I use Sol Ring, Generator Servant, Worn Powerstone, and Coalition Relic to get them out turn 4. Works great! And wow! I'm glad the deck has reignited a love for EDH for ya! Thanks, that means a lot!

RedUndead40 on Make Narset Great Again

1 month ago

Generator Servant also seems playable here.

Demon519 on (Suggestions needed) Master of Cruelties

2 months ago

Darth_Savage, thanks for the suggestions!

I don't see how I can run Lingering Souls very effectively, unfortunately. Dragon Fodder is worth considering, for sure, especially if I'm going to capitalize on sacrifice payout. Smallpox fits more of a dedicated control or 8-rack, I think. I don't really want to be sacking lands when I'm trying to ramp into MoC. I think in place of Scorched Rusalka, I'll use Captain's Claws for that last point of damage, and add in Gut Shot. Rusalka looks powerful but I fear I won't have a whole lot of creatures at any given time. I like Infernal Plunge and will add it if I add Dragon Fodder. Another ramp idea that came to me was Generator Servant.

For the unblockability, I like Glaring Spotlight and Whispersilk Cloak the most. Thanks for those suggestions.

Lastly, my kill spell of choice within my play group is Go for the Throat but this is easily changed to fit your own group's style. Personally I don't run into Artifact Creatures nearly often enough for it to disappoint me.

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