Genesis Wave


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin 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.

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Genesis Wave Discussion

CheeseE on Green Ramp

16 hours ago

Cool. Dramatic. Rampy... (cringe)Suggestions (mostly from looking at decks like this): 1. Spellskite because you have NO creature protection. 2. Definitely something to make your Arbor Elfs do good stuff. I'm not sure doing small Genesis Waves is efficient. Utopia Sprawl and Overgrowth are both great here. 3. Primal Command. 4. Plainswalkers: Garruk Wildspeaker and Nissa, Worldwaker. 5. Courser of Kruphix 6. Maybe Rishkar's Expertise? I don't feel as strongly about this one, and you might need to change up your creatures (more 5 CMC ones) to get this to work. 7. Primeval Titan if you decide to get fancy with lands.

sonnet666 on Feedback on my Glissa Combo ...

17 hours ago

Ezuri, Renegade Leader and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa are the two best infinite mana sinks in green since they turn themselves and other creatures you control into infinite/infinite tramplers for the same turn win. Plus they're both tutorable in Green.

Genesis Wave is also good, but mostly because it gets those guys and Concordant Crossroads out on the battlefield. Craterhoof Behemoth is also a classic, but it needs enough creatures to work.

You can also just pass Umbral Mantle back and forth between all of your creatures until they're infinite/infinite's and then swing.

Here are some decklists of other mono-Green commanders that use similar strategies you can look at to get ideas:

Selvala Brostorm

Commander / EDH asm

SCORE: 114 | 177 COMMENTS | 31104 VIEWS | IN 63 FOLDERS

Seton Breakneck Combo

Commander / EDH LabManiac_cobblepott


"Bring out the Gimp"

Commander / EDH* Lilbrudder


Rishkar, Peema Renegade list

Commander / EDH sonnet666


If you do decide to stick with Glissa, my advice would be to focus more on using her to blow up troublesome artifacts early game. Then combo off and win when you're able.

BTW: you can make decks big by tagging them with this syntax:



Scorprix on IPlayASadSongOnTheWorld'sSmallestViolin

3 days ago

Play all of them, trust me. When I played Selvala I kid you not that I won more games off of the back of Praetor's Counsel than any other card in my deck.

Primal Command is pretty bad in EDH. It's a fine card overall, but is just generally used for decks on a budget because they can't afford a $50 Survival of the Fittest. I would also cut down on lands and up the ramp count, whether that's with creatures or extra land effects like Exploration and Burgeoning, and that should also allow you to add in Garruk Wildspeaker and Fauna Shaman, in addition to the EDH staple Vedalken Orrery. The card is good, but it is easily best in Blue and Green decks, and your deck happens to be one of those two colors. Genesis Wave is also pretty spicy, but your deck doesn't include filthy amounts of ramp yet so that inclusion is up to you. Staff of Domination also seems pretty weak, as your deck might make mana, but it doesn't make THAT much mana. Staff+Yissan is a 10 mana combo, and overall just isn't worth it imo. Thragtusk is more of a std/mdn/lgc card than an EDH one, and seems pretty underwhelming overall.

Cool deck, just needs some fine tuning.

demonicgrizzly on Green Death

1 week ago

Also Genesis Wave is a blast

clayperce on Hour of Devastation Spoilers

1 week ago

So obviously Bolas is about to open a YUGE can of whup-ass on Amonkeht. But what do y'all think comes after?

Is this all just about making a giant army of Zombies to create some interplanar chaos? If so, do you think he's headed back to the Talon Gates on Dominaria, or somewhere else? (Some early Bolas lore is here, if you're all, "What's a Talon Gate?")

Also, any ideas on what Bolas plans to do with all the lazotep? Wizards made a point about everyone getting "lazotep" spindowns and pyramid-shaped D4s as the AKH Pre-release, so I've kind of been keeping an eye on it. It's made the flavor texts and art of Stone Quarry, Shimmerscale Drake, and Sacred Excavation, but so far there's only been one passing reference in Magic Story:

Awkward figures wrapped in white linen bent and dug in the harsh sands. Mummies, they called them. The anointed. Hundreds, thousands of the mummies dug into a deep pit, pulling out a blue ore. Cartloads of the ore snaked their way in a large procession toward the city.

Finally, I'm wondering if there may actually be some hope for Amonkhet after all the devastation. The art on Ramunap Excavator (back on Post #120) just seems TOTALLY out of place with everything else that's going on. And while Nissa, Genesis Mage's name (same post) may just be a reference to her Genesis Wave-like ultimate, I'm wondering if maybe she ends up sticking around afterwards to rebuild Amonkhet.

Or maybe it's just because she likes the band ...


AstroAA on [EDH][PRIMER] Karametra's Garden of Eden

1 week ago

skoobysnackz I am purposely avoiding tutors that put creatures directly onto the battlefield to get the trigger off of our general. That is why I'm not playing Chord of Calling and Green Sun's Zenith. As for the Avenger of Zendikar and Rampaging Baloths, I personally am not a fan of either of them; and in my meta, Avenger is one of those if it resolves, it's immediately answered with a Path to Exile or a Swords to Plowshares. As for my issue of having trouble in the midgame, I've pinpointed it to lack of enchantments that have an immediate presence or do something immediately. I'm testing Regal Force and Greater Good right now, and they are both promising. As for the Mirari's Wake, I'm not doing much swinging with the deck myself, and I'm primarily waiting for a Craterhoof Behemoth or Genesis Wave in order to win, so I don't think the +1/+1 effect will do much. Thank you very much though!

mtgplayer100 on The Big Ramp

1 week ago

Why aren't Ranger's Guile just Blossoming Defense instead.

Garruk Wildspeaker works really well with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Genesis Wave is a real nice payoff.

TheSpiritombEnthusiast on Omnath the Landlord

1 week ago

Believe me, I'm aware about the hydras dying by Genesis Wave. Thanks for the suggestions!

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