Genesis Wave


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Genesis Wave


Reveal the top X cards of your library. You may put any number of permanent cards with converted mana cost X or less from among them onto the battlefield. Then put all cards revealed this way that weren't put onto the battlefield into your graveyard.

Genesis Wave Discussion

TypicalTimmy on New Hub: RCA

3 days ago

So the tutorless hub idea got me thinking of other potential hubs that are currently not formed. I think I found one.

  • RCA

What is RCA? Well, like many hubs and deck archetypes, "RCA" is derived from the cards that inspired it; Or more specifically, the card's SUBTYPES that inspired it.

RCA stands for: Rats / Clerics / Advisors

I think we can all see where this is going. Each of these decks brings a unique twist to the deck building method; You pack your deck with as many of the same-named card as possible for maximum shock to the boardstate, whether it is a literal army of scaling rats, a cult of zealots willing to die for their lords, or an army of senators bickering over how best to play the game.

There are variances in these decks as well. While most Rats decks are mono-black, some run green for Genesis Wave to cheat a bunch out all at once. Most decks are going to be running Thrumming Stone , and are able to use the Cascade mechanic to cheat out even more for free. I'm sure other clever users will find more ways to cheat them out, too.

Clerics tend to favor either mono-black or Orzhov for recursion aspects and are a strong cEDH deck.

As for Advisors, I currently have an Oathbreaker deck that has been kicking tons of butts lately as a serious mono-blue mill engine in 1v1, and in Pods it can actually be used to mill MYSELF out so that I win by losing! Easier to mill out my 58 cards then it is to mill three other opponents out, haha.

It's literally just a matter of time before Wizards gives us cards of similar mechanical design in other colors, and we actually already have four; Rat Colony , who for a short time was sparking up as a Standard deck though it was unable to find a footing anywhere competitively.

So what does Tappedout think? Does RCA deserve a chance or should we wait to see if other cards are printed? :)

Gidgetimer on Turn 1 Lotus Field?

4 days ago

It entering is not simultaneous with the trigger. It has to be on the battlefield when the trigger resolves because it doesn't even trigger until it has entered. Then the ability has to go on the stack and resolve.

I'd be interested in knowing what rules allow reordering of events. I know of ordering multiple triggers as you would like if you have more than one to go on the stack at once, I know of choosing the order that replacement effects apply, I know of nothing that allows reordering of events. They either happen simultaneously as with Genesis Wave or in a specified order as with Hypergenesis .

Funkydiscogod on Green Ramp

6 days ago

I think you should go all in on the combo: replace Bloodbraid Elf with Stone-Seeder Hierophant , and find room for Eternal Witness .

So, if you Genesis Wave with a Heirophant on the board, you'll put down a buttload of triggers to untap the original shrine to Nyx (don't legend rule yourself), and if one of those revealed cards was Witness, the next wave will be insane.

McToters on Arixmethes Sea Monsters

1 week ago

To answer your question, Genesis Wave , Helix Pinnacle and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa comes to mind. I also agree with sashaza’s suggestion.

timefabric on Arctic Field Research [Snowthbreaker]

1 week ago

Oros good call my dude, didn't even catch that! Let's go with Genesis Wave for the synonymous effect. Thanks for stopping by!

Oros on Arctic Field Research [Snowthbreaker]

1 week ago

Tapped Out says otherwise, but Primal Surge is actually banned in Oathbreaker. A good alternative would be Genesis Wave though.

austintayshus on Beyond the Horizons

2 weeks ago

The new finales in your colors, Finale of Revelation and Finale of Devastation could also be fun in this deck.

Growth Spiral could also help you ramp a bit.

Genesis Wave could also be fun?

VampiricTooter on The crushing multiplayer aspect

2 weeks ago

My very first commander deck was the same one you are playing and remember having the same frustrating issues with getting board wiped and it taking a long time to rebuild. Sage of hours is the best card in the deck and Counterspells are ok. My suggestion is to add Seasons Past and Genesis Wave maybe a Green Sun's Zenith and Cyclonic Rift . I also like sacrificing things to Altar of Dementia or coming out with haste from Concordant Crossroads . These cards are all staples of the format and will be useful even if you scrap ezuri.

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Genesis Wave occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.78%