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Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
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Creature — Incarnation

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Genesis is in your graveyard, you may pay . If you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Genesis Discussion

smashadams83 on Asps! Very Dangerous! (Hapatra)

9 hours ago

Geier reach sanitarium looks great, ill have to add that to my list. do you think that Crop Rotation would be a good way to find it, or another utility land?
Another all star land for me has been Yavimaya Hollow. I would recommend getting one as its great for protecting hapatra. its a little pricey, but totally worth it. Ive justified the price tag but just rotating it throughout all my green decks. I cut Whispersilk Cloak for the Sword of Feast and Famine, not sure this was the right cut but i still have Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots in the list. Do you think these 3 are necessary for protection?

I added Bitterblossom to my list as I think that your logic in needing more token producers is correct. Having flying blockers is relevant as well. I also added Westvale Abbey  Flip and removed Rogue's Passage. passage seemed nice as a way to make hapatra unblockable but the activation cost is just too high for this deck and I never used it much.

I also wanted to recommend Forbidden Orchard. It helps to color fix, is an untapped land, and is great for putting more targets into play for -1/-1 counters. I find alot of times i run out hapatra on turn 2 and there are no other targets besides her to put a counter on, so this should help with that.

Also if you want another cycling land we can put in Polluted Mire.

How has Slate of Ancestry been working? I put it in my list but it seems kinda slow, although I haven't been able to really use it yet.

Sounds like life from the loam has been great. Honestly, I've never used this type of dredge strategy and I'm worried about discarding a win con ( like craterhoof or the archfiend) when dredging. What are your thoughts on this? is the risk worth the reward here? Maybe more recursion is correct if life from the loam is included?

I agree that the creature count is low. I've played a few games where I have nothing to discard to fauna shaman or survival. And Undead Gladiator looks like a great inclusion.

I cant think of many other creatures to recur to our hand, maybe Genesis? discarding it will turn on the ability we want anyway. How about something like Evolutionary Leap? With all the tokens we should be able to activate it multiple times in a turn if necessary to get some creatures into the hand.
Golgari Guildmage could work but its an expensive activation cost.

Sanitarium Skeleton could work as a creature to discard and return to hand.

Stinkweed Imp is a nice utility creature but dredging 5 seems too high for this deck.

Could Grave-Shell Scarab work here?

Its too bad that we don't have more creatures with relevant keywords for something like Mwonvuli Beast Tracker. its a nice creature tutor along with Fierce Empath. Actually, fierce empath might be nice for finding hulk or craterhoof. I guess if we are looking to up the creature count these could be nice utility guys but you're probably right in using wood elves and steve as utility creatures to ramp and possibly discard later on in the game if necessary.

I still want to find a spot for Golgari Charm as I've like Heroic Intervention so far. Great utility, and a blowout if someone boardwipes and we keep all our things.

Zemikis on Jarad, Throwing Beatsticks

2 days ago

You have some excellent cards and synergy here. With so many ways to fill you graveyard, you may want to consider Genesis as an additional recursion option?

darthvera on Jarad, Golgari Vore Lord EDH

4 days ago

For reanimation I really like using Genesis. I like some of the cards you have in here. May add them to my own Jarad deck!

smashadams83 on Hapatra - Cycling version

5 days ago

Yea my deck needs more recursion for sure. I only have eternal witness and a flipped journey to eternity at this point.

I like Seasons Past as it shuffles itself back into the library.

Ill-Gotten Gains is interesting as well as it can enable archfiend and return 3 cards to hand but can also benefit opponents as well.

Malevolent Awakening, repeatable and can use tokens as sac fodder.

Genesis- can discard it and then use its ability from the graveyard.

Nostalgic Dreams - discard and return but like dreams, feels bad if countered.

Phyrexian Reclamation is probably just the best for creature recursion though.

You think of any other cards which can be useful?

mmlgamer on Epically Annoying

1 week ago

I feel like some or all of the following is worth consideration: Genesis, Eternal Dragon, Nimble Obstructionist , Ghost-Lit Warder, Decree of Silence, Sakashima's Student, Vizier of Many Faces, and if you can manage it, Survival of the Fittest. Survival of the Fittest is especially important because you can use Ulamog to recycle your Enchantments and also get your non-spell Mana Leak (Ghost-Lit Warder) and non-spell Stifle (Nimble Obstructionist).

WalkingIllusion on Okay, the Whole Death Thing? Minor Setback.

2 weeks ago

Well you have an idea but this needs a bit of work, creature heavy decks with little to no sorcories, instants, enchantments, and artifacts fall flat on their face for the lack of support. I'm going to list some for you.

Instants / Sorceries

Buried Alive, Jarad's Orders, Living Death, Abrupt Decay, Entomb, Krosan Grip, Putrefy, Nature's Claim, Kodama's Reach, Demonic Tutor, Cultivate, Victimize, Dread Return, Living Death, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Splendid Reclamation


Birthing Pod, Skullclamp, Lightning Greaves, Ashnod's Altar, Swiftfoot Boots, Bonehoard, Mind Stone, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Whip of Erebos, Mesmeric Orb, Crucible of Worlds


Sakura-Tribe Elder, Shriekmaw, Caustic Caterpillar, Merciless Executioner, Spore Frog, Reclamation Sage, Eternal Witness, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Deathrite Shaman, Yavimaya Elder, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Ramunap Excavator , Viridian Zealot, Kessig Cagebreakers, Genesis, Nighthowler, Crypt Ghast, Nyx Weaver, Solemn Simulacrum, Fleshbag Marauder, Triskelion, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, World Shaper, Thrashing Brontodon, Lord of Extinction, Solemn Simulacrum, Smothering Abomination, Noxious Gearhulk


Phyrexian Arena, Animate Dead, Sylvan Library, Deathreap Ritual, Burgeoning, Deadbridge Chant


liliana, death's majesty


Grim Backwoods, High Market, Field of Ruin, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Bojuka Bog, Arcane Lighthouse

Firebones675 on Sek'kuar, Shaman Tribal Synergy

3 weeks ago

Sounds good! If you're lookign for ways to tutor to graveyard in addition to the burried alive in your maybe board, Jarad's Orders and Entomb are good. Also Genesis is fun.

For ETB enablers, Panharmonicon (if you have a critical mass of etb abilities)

For death triggers, i'm a fan of Harvester of Souls for card advantage and Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos to keep the board clear. Perilous Forays is both a sac outlet and a way to ramp.

Araignee on Eladamri Commander

1 month ago

For cards such as Wirewood Symbiote, I am not sure this works to bounce back mana producers etc., as they are elves and Eladamnri effectively disables you from targeting them? Same with regenerating/bouncing back with Genesis? Because shroud is not hexproof?

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