Genesis Wave

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Genesis Wave occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.78%

Genesis Wave Discussion

multimedia on Masked Lands (Estrid EDH) [Help]

3 days ago

Hey, interesting less than $100 version of Estrid. I like the secondary snow permanent strategy with Marit Lage's Slumber :)

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Waker of the Wilds as a mana sink with creature lands can expand on the lands strategy.

Upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

TypicalTimmy on Devoted Walkers

3 weeks ago

WOTC uses various tactics to make spells "more difficult" to cast, which helps emulate the power of the spell.

Colorless spells, such as Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, have insanely high generic mana costs, which is the numerical portion of the casting cost.

Some spells that don't cost a whole lot, like Phyrexian Obliterator cost a lot of one specific color, making it nearly impossible to cast outside of mono-colored decks.

Other cards, such as Genesis Wave ask you to pay more into it for bigger benefits.

Some will ask additional costs, such as Abjure.

Still more have timing restrictions, as with Serra Avenger.

Yet more ask for complex mana requirements, as with Aurelia, the Warleader.

To get to the point, Planeswalkers are considered (though far less than often) powerful spells. As such, mana devotion is used to make it intrinsically more difficult to cast them. It's better than having ones that cost seven Mana, at least...


triproberts12 on Midrange in EDH - Curves, ...

4 weeks ago

Sounds like a job for Insurrection.

It also kinda looks like you're trying to build a combo deck, what with the Congregation at Dawn and specific 3 creatures you want out, in which case Genesis Wave, Genesis Hydra, Lurking Predators, Kamahl's Druidic Vow, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, See the Unwritten, Atla Palani, Nest Tender, Aid from the Cowl, Warp World, Divergent Transformations, Indomitable Creativity, Reality Scramble, and Genesis Storm are your options for cheating out multiple creatures off the top of your deck. You'd then want to shore up your tutors (not having blue hurts here, but black is king) to be able to consistently grab Congregation at Dawn.

The other option (or perhaps in addition to) is to go reanimator. Buried Alive+Balthor the Defiled, Champion of Stray Souls, All Hallow's Eve, Immortal Servitude, Pyrrhic Revival, or Rise of the Dark Realms.

Tutors can serve each plan equally, and it keeps the deck from doing the same thing every time, which is good for casual play. Also, if you throw in Footbottom Feast, Gravepurge, Forever Young, and/or Bone Harvest, Buried Alive interacts with Genesis Wave and friends.

HyrdaDOOM666 on Budget counters insanity

1 month ago

Also if you ever wanna open the doors to a non-budget deck (while the world budget is very subjective in magic the gathering some cards wont be terribly high in cost some are) here are some other cards that would be amazing for mono green devotion. Elvish Piper - Nyxbloom Ancient - Worldspine Wurm - Genesis Wave - Primalcrux - Khalni Hydra - Craterhoof Behemoth

Gleeock on Propagation Nation | Populate Group Hug

1 month ago
  • Haha, oops. I didn't actually mean Genesis Wave, I meant The Great Aurora for more destabilization ability... Though it is not really as awesome at that role as thieves' auction & that CMC!

  • I feel Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin is a little better than Anax, Hardened in the Forge d/t one less & no "nontoken" prerequisite. I've had a couple of games in my Marisi deck where he just sortof becomes his own little subcommander, no one wants to spend removal on him, but he maka the tokens & becomes bigga. Maybe better than Darien, King of Kjeldor - depending on your meta. My meta favors more death punishments & is not too creature swingy.

  • Helm of the Host is sweet. I don't know why I can only recommend CMC-intensive cards to you (probably my inner Timmy)

  • Sword of Truth and Justice I was a little bit 'meh' on. I've used it well in Marisi... But that deck is all about evasion and protection... Probably better mass-benefit synergies to be had for your deck.

  • Mimic Vat is pretty good for weathering the boardwipe storms that you're bound to create.

Natalbee on Propagation Nation | Populate Group Hug

1 month ago

Gleeock - Yeah, I can definitely get behind Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin; especially with Reconnaissance and Shalai, Voice of Plenty in the 99 :D

Do you think he's better than Anax, Hardened in the Forge, Arasta of the Endless Web/Dragonlair Spider, Assemble the Legion or Darien, King of Kjeldor??

Thieves' Auction is brutal haha, I didn't realize it only exiled nontokens! Definitely finding a spot for that one and Genesis Wave. I think those effects are enough to warrant spots for more non-permanents.

Is Sword of Truth and Justice just for the protection? Not sure how it benefits my strategy.

Thanks for your help!!

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