Genesis

Genesis

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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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Judgment (JUD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Genesis Discussion

TheRealSpecialK on Upkeep Triggers Question. Help pls

1 week ago

The second scenario is correct - Genesis was not in your graveyard at the beginning of your upkeep, so its trigger would not go on the stack.

Smellyolivebreath on Upkeep Triggers Question. Help pls

1 week ago

I was playing a golgari graveyard/dredge deck and Nyx Weaver’s upkeep trigger milled two cards into the graveyard. One of those was Genesis. Do I get a genesis trigger too or do all triggers stack in the beginning and then start resolving making it too late to add more triggers? Thx

Profet93 on Xenagos, God of Revels and obscene power

3 weeks ago

If you view it's primary function as a cantrip, then yes, it should get cut. Survival is a great card, you have enough dorks to pitch to it.

I've always liked Eldrazi that shuffle in as it works as a form of grave hate with survival. In addition, Genesis can work too. Not that they are serious suggestions, but just noteworthy.

Heroic Intervention - Protection

Rancor - Makes even your dorks threatening.

Berserk - Wincon, works as removal for opponents creatures, nice synergy with selvala (same as rancor too).

psionictemplar on Force of negation/rage

4 months ago

I'm intrigued by this idea but I don't have a current idea on how to help you. I will suggest that if you do try to be more graveyard focused in the rug colors, try Genesis.

multimedia on

4 months ago

Hey, looks good, nice version of Izoni.

The cards needed in the description are all excellent upgrades and the cards you cut are good choices. One thing to keep in mind when you add more dredge creatures are ways to get them back into your graveyard from your hand. Fauna Shaman is repeatable discard a creature while also getting to tutor for any other creature. Tortured Existence is discard a creature to then recur any other creature. It's excellent with Eternal Witness who you have here to keep having access to her. Genesis wants to be in your graveyard to be another repeatable source of creature recursion.

Altar of Dementia is one of the best repeatable sources of self-mill and a sac outlet to get creatures you want to cast into your graveyard. Izoni + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar is infinite Insects which if you add Zulaport Cutthroat is a win condition by sacing all Insects. Witness can recur these artifacts after you self-mill them. Jarad's Orders tutors for two creatures and puts one of them into your graveyard.

Dread Return and Victimize are two budget reanimation spells that are enablers for some crazy combos especially Return since you can self-mill and then cast it with flashback from your graveyard. Both are good with Insects since you have to sac creature(s) to reanimate. Riftsweeper is helpful support creature when you're relying on your graveyard since your graveyard or specific cards in it will be targets for exile. Rift can shuffle a card in exile back into your library.

A few lands to consider adding: Woodland Cemetery, Tainted Wood, Ash Barrens, Jund Panorama and more expensive Twilight Mire.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Meren's Creature Army. Only Creatures and Lands!

4 months ago

Hey, I think you're being too risky here with Hermit Druid and the manabase because you don't have an infinite win condition combo to assemble after Hermit with Dread Return. You've added a Hermit safe guard by playing 2x of Swamp and Forest, but even with this you risk losing the game by trying to draw from an empty library before you can win. Currently other than the manabase the rest of your deck is built to use Hermit as a support creature for repeatable self-mill not an enabler to activate to win.

When you play Hermit with a manabase of lands as 1 ofs then want to build around the idea of winning right after you activate Hermit. Don't want to count on having a lot of turns, or even one turn afterwards. If you don't have an infinite combo to assemble from your graveyard after Hermit then you should add more basic lands to give you more turns after you activate Hermit to use the creatures in your graveyard with Meren and Genesis. In this case use Hermit as support for self-mill and add more basic lands so that you don't deck yourself. If you add more basic lands then Sakura-Tribe Elder who's excellent with Meren could be added to thin your deck of basic lands.

Currently, the closest line you have that's a combo after Hermit is reanimating Izoni, Thousand-Eyed with Return and sacing the Insects. This however not an infinite combo, not a sure way to win the game, as well as needing Meren on the battlefield and Victimize in hand to reanimate a sac outlet and an aristocrat who can be the win condition.


One Hermit line that doesn't require Meren on the battlefield and gets all the cards you need to win from your graveyard is to reanimate Eternal Witness with Return and recur Victimize. Have three mana to cast Victimize and sac Witness for Mike + Trike. Reanimate Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion which wins you the game no matter how much life your opponents have. Any line using flashback Return requires you have at least three creatures on the battlefield. Hermit is one of these creatures, need two more. Bloodghast can help since can reanimate it after Hermit by just playing the basic land you get with Hermit.

Good luck with your deck.

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