Genesis Wave


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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

PlatinumOne on Say Hello to My WHOLE DECK (100% Competitive)

3 hours ago

also important to note that Genesis Wave does not "cast" the cards it puts into play.

Mj3913 on Abyssal Might: Leviathan/Kraken tribal EDH

12 hours ago

I see you can make infinite green mana, so why not capitalize on that?. You could do this alternatively by adding Simic Growth Chamber (Voyaging Satyr target). Genesis Wave your deck to the field, add Laboratory Maniac as an alternate win con maybe as you can potentially do the the same with the Hydroid?. Tap everything on board with Icy Blast and/or Gridlock . Nimbus Swimmer for a giant flying sea monster. Walking Ballista to take out everyone/thing.

And if you're not into infinite things then perhaps you'd like Shaman of Forgotten Ways . A bit of creature ramp and a secondary ability that gets overlooked/forgotten alot that can net you a win, esp. against heavy lifegain decks. Well, hope this helps for your first cycle advice ;).

Inkmoth_ on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 day ago

DrkNinja: "you have no win con other than making a player scoop"

This is completely incorrect. Please look at the kill loops section, it explains how it KILLS a whole table using Shaman of Forgotten Ways and Thousand-Year Elixir to kill a table as well, as a contingency to mill the whole table if that becomes a non-option.

I am sorry if you mistook my comment as inflammatory, I was not trying to aggravate you in any way, I just think you might've overlooked the actual KILL win-condition.

DavePeachtree: Genesis Wave is super awesome, and while it seems like a perfect fit, once I have enough mana to get anything worth while out of it, I usually have enough mana to actually win. As for Umbral Mantle , my only issue which is pretty dumb I'll admit, is the fact that I need an outlet. Once I have infinite mana, I will always need infinite bounces to pop off or draw at the very least.

Soren841: Thanks for coming in to my defense, good sir! and I think my Yeva deck is as competitive as SHE can get, but I don't believe she's cEDH by any means, which is what I will never admit to.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR: "it's as competitive as Yeva gets" <3 Stuff like this makes my day.

PlatinumOne: The kill loops thoroughly explains how, but the gist of it is either Shaman of Forgotten Ways killing the table when everything has been wiped out OR Geier Reach Sanitarium loops to mill the whole table.

DavePeachtree on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 day ago

I know you CMC is really low, but 31 lands seems so low to me. I also think Genesis Wave would be a good addition to the deck. I also think Umbral Mantle might work well in the deck.

I really love that the CMC is so low and would interested in seeing how fast this deck works out. I loved reading your primer and found that it had some great information... i dont really agree with dr ninja as least i think marwyn should stay in the deck.

Thanks for the brew

CaptainBanana42 on Kumena

6 days ago


I think Kamahl's Druidic Vow is not really good. Why do you not play Genesis Wave over it?

Also the power 9 are not legal in Commander.

cdkime on Converting My Deck

1 week ago

Craterhoof Behemoth is one that comes to mind when I think "strong large Green creature." Scavenging Ooze is great as well, providing graveyard hate and potential to grow quite large. I'll admit, Green is not my forte, so I am sure others have better suggestions for creatures.

Rather than just considering creatures, it might be a good idea to purchase some staples of Green. Here are some good options:

Skoodly on Turn 2: 939 Damage!! [[With Primer]]

1 week ago

RyuSama1990 Full offense, but Mono green devotion Genesis Wave decks have been played competitively since like 2013. Even without a successful combo, having Garruk and Gigantosaurus on turn 3 is more than adequate board presence for modern

NomadicSixGod on Turn 2: 939 Damage!! [[With Primer]]

1 week ago

Skoodly i will definitely keep Ramunap Excavator in mind, I think it really depends on the meta of whatever shop we are playing at (or the modern meta in general), but it certainly could be helpful depending on how often we see land destruction.

RyuSama1990 This is not a live or die by the combo type of deck, it isn't actually meant to go off on turn 2, that just shows the potential it has to go off. In terms of your understanding of the combo and us having to be on the draw, we do not have to be, we just need our T1 to be Forest and Arbor Elf , which is our go to T1 in most all games. Then T2 if we get lucky and draw our last piece(yes unlikely) then we can go off. Now as said we are not meant to go off on T2 but the more devotion we get on board the more mana we can produce to play our bigger threats, or go off with Genesis Wave . In terms of top decking once we play Genesis Wave you are partially correct. We can hit our Wistful Selkie 's which allow us to draw, but also by this time we should have enough board pressure early game that what we draw is not especially important, we will have more creatures on the board than our opponent and we can just go the weenie beatdown route. I encourage you to run this deck through its paces a few times and I think it might change your mind.

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Genesis Wave occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.56%

Golgari: 0.05%

Simic: 0.12%

Gruul: 0.21%

Selesnya: 0.13%

Jund: 0.12%

Abzan: 0.04%

Naya: 0.1%

Sultai: 0.03%

Bant: 0.04%

Temur: 0.04%

Witch: 0.03%

Rainbow/All: 0.03%