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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Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare
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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
MTGO 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 occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Genesis Discussion

Azeworai on The Lands Restored

3 weeks ago

Thank you for the input!

I've wanted to find room for Elvish Reclaimer, yet I never could ablate a card. I enjoy Grapple with the Past, but I see reason for its exclusion.

I'll consider Squee, Goblin Nabob. It goes well with Survival of the Fittest, Faithless Looting, and Geier Reach Sanitarium, yet, save for those, it may be lacking for the rest of the deck.

Genesis is one I've loved in profuse, as with Vivien Reid, so I don't really wish to cut it.

As for Ajani Unyielding, farewell to it. The list already has World Shaper and I don't trow that it needs another effect like it.

Much obliged, and new changes loom.

SufferFromEDHD on The Lands Restored

3 weeks ago

Peacekeeper + Sun Titan my favorite white synergy :)

Grapple with the Past can go. Elvish Reclaimer seems worthy of a spot.

Squee, Goblin Nabob since this is not a reanimation list you need gas for Survival of the Fittest. Vivien Reid doesn't do enough for the strategy. Doesnt fit under Sun Titan.

Glory is awesome alongside Survival and brings versatile protection. Genesis used to be but with Eternal Witness and Sun Titan it now is lackluster.

Ajani Unyielding does nothing for this list. World Shaper and/or Splendid Reclamation

zephyr6066 on Uro, Titan of Self Mill

1 month ago

hecubus333, Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath's ETB abilities are just so abusable that I had to build a deck around him.

As for wincons, the primary one is milling yourself and then using Jace, Wielder of Mysteries or Thassa's Oracle. I chose these rather than Laboratory Maniac because they are more resilient. You'll notice we don't run that much interaction, so we want to be able to win and not have that win threatened. Of the two, I prefer Thassa's Oracle more since the win condition is an ability so it doesn't matter if it gets destroyed. The trouble with lab man or jace is that if it gets removed and you go to draw that last (nonexistant) card, you lose instead, so Thassa's Oracle provides that resiliency. And then I chose Jace for the same reason because planeswalkers are typically harder to get rid of. Also both oracle and Jace are what I like to call "self-contained wincons" meaning that they come down and you win assuming you meet the conditions without having to do anything else.

There is one other alternative hard wincon in the deck if the self mill strategy isn't viable, and three soft wincons if it gets to that point. Generally, the soft wincons are designed as ways to lock down the game and stall out until you can get one of the hard wincons to actually win the game.

The alternative hard wincon is a Lifegain + Aetherflux Reservoir strategy. Uro gains us a ton of life, so why not capitalize on this with other lifegain spells? Horizon Chimera, Skola Grovedancer, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, The Great Henge, Shadowspear, etc, function as a lifegain package to pad our life total because people will definitely be attacking us. This buys us time to find responses or to outright win. It also helps you pay for Glacial Chasm's cumulative upkeep cost to prevent those attacks outright. Finally, in long and grindy games, we can simply use our massively inflated life total to blow out opponents with the deathstar that is Aetherflux Reservoir, which itself also functions as a lifegain engine. Plus, all of this lifegain is doubled by Alhammarret's Archive, which is just nutty. Piloting the deck, I've managed to gain 110+ life in one turn so it's definitely a viable strategy.

Onto the soft wincons:

The first soft wincon is to take infinite turns with Nexus of Fate. So the way this works is that with the self-mill we're doing, our deck gets pretty thin. Basically, at some point, if we've milled out successfully, Nexus of Fate will be the only card left in our library which means we draw it every turn since it shuffles itself back into the library if it would hit the graveyard as a replacement effect. This has the bonus of preventing us from milling out since then we always have a card to potentially draw whenever we need to at that point. However, not that this isn't a wincon by itself, which is why it's called a soft wincon, but it does mean you have all the time in the world to find a way to get one of the hard wincons out. Basically the play is to cast Nexus of Fate, pass turn to yourself, and then use the upkeep Genesis trigger from Genesis being in your graveyard to get back Thassa's Oracle for the win. Alternatively, you can just take infinite turns and force everyone else to concede if you absolutely can't win.

The next soft wincon is a little complicated, but basically it's a loop involving Peregrine Drake, Deadeye Navigator, and either Words of Wind + Uro or Panharmonicon + Venser, Shaper Savant to force your opponents to bounce all their permanents, including lands. At that point, most of them will choose to concede the game because they have no permanents or land. If not, you can keep looping, but to draw cards instead to get one of the other wincons to win the game outright. Here's how the loops work:

1) Words of Wind + Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath To start, you make infinite colored mana with the Peregrine Drake/Deadeye Navigator combo, and then cast Uro, or flicker it with deadeye if Uro is already on the field. With Uro's abilities on the stack, you pay 1 mana into Words of Wind to replace your next draw with forcing every player to bounce a permanent. Obviously, you choose to bounce Uro to your hand. With infinite mana, you keep looping this gaining life each time while forcing your opponents to bounce all of their permanents, including lands. At that point, if they dont concede, you can draw cards by not using Words of Wind and having uro sac himself to the command zone. From there, you dig for either Aetherflux Reservoir or Thassa's Oracle or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries to actually win the game.

2) Panharmonicon + Venser, Shaper Savant For this loop, a Panharmonicon is not required, but makes it easier to do because of the double ETB triggers. First, we begin like previous making infinite mana with Peregrine Drake/Deadeye Navigator. This lets us cast Venser, Shaper Savant. And we target an opponent's permanent to bounce to their hand. If you don't have Panharmonicon, you pair venser with Deadeye Navigator, and use deadeye's flicker ability to keep flickering venser ad nauseum until all your opponents permanents (including lands) are bounced to their hand. At that point, if they don't concede, you can use venser to bounce uro to your hand or use infinite mana to cast him and flicker him to draw cards until you find Aetherflux Reservoir or Thassa's Oracle or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries to actually win the game. Panharmonicon just makes the loop more efficient because you can target two of your opponents' things at once.

The one thing to note with these loops is that you should be careful not to overdraw though, because Guardian Project and The Great Henge are all mandatory draw effects that trigger when a creature enters the field.

Finally, the last soft wincon is Finale of Devastation. I call it soft because the deck really isn't designed to go aggro and attack with its creatures. But basically, if you have a lot of creatures and find an opportunity, you can use a really big finale to finish off the last few players at the table maybe after you used Aetherflux Reservoir to take out a few other players. The finale is honestly just there as a creature tutor with access to both your deck and graveyard.

Overall, the deck is really resilient because you really don't care too much about what your opponents are doing, you just want to mill yourself and gain life to either win off of Thassa's Oracle/Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, or by deathstaring everyone via Aetherflux Reservoir.

Hope this helps, and feel free to let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions! ^_^

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

1 month ago

Hello korlicday!

I think your Mesmeric Orb idea is interesting. I've recently put in Hermit Druid after much deliberation, and now I know why it has been recommended so much. Sometimes, it just helps to have twenty cards in the graveyard. I should have an open slot in the deck available for some more of that.

I actually had Necrotic Ooze in the list for some time, and this was when I also had Razaketh, the Foulblooded. I think I ended up taking them both out of my list because I never actually got them in paper, but it's definitely solid. I agree on your sentiment with Triskelion and Phyrexian Devourer. Any deck could use those cards. Also, I'm not sure I want to dedicate another two slots to cards that are only useful 5-percent of the time. In fact, because of that exact reason, I think I'll move Desecrated Tomb to my Maybeboard. It can have its uses, but 90-percent of time, it's a dead card.

Genesis doesn't seem like a bad card. I think I had it in my first iteration of this deck. It's just since then, Hogaak has slowly become reserved as my combo deck for my collection. I've ended up taking out cards that were a bit slower than others, and those included Genesis. But if you want to put it in to your list, please be my guest. Again, it's a good card, just a little slow.

Oh yeah. The Gitrog Monster is a must-include for my discard subtheme shenanigans. Also combos off with Dakmor Salvage and a discard outlet.

Thank you for taking the time to comment and share your ideas! Believe it or not, it helps me build my Hogaak deck. As for me, it's always been my pleasure to share my ideas, and to spread the Hogaak energy.

korlicday on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

1 month ago

Hi SueMe,

I like this deck and building a version myself.

A couple of suggestions:

  • Mesmeric Orb Fills up your graveyards pretty fast; It has some more risk to it. For self milling. But it also combos very good with Syr Konrad, the Grim. To be evil, you could combine it Mana Web; the latter also has an impact on the tempo of others.

  • Necrotic Ooze Might help you out with some of the activated abilities you want to have on the table, but have been milled to the graveyard. Like the discard outlets or ability of Korozda Guildmage. You could be disgusting by including a combo like Triskelion and Phyrexian Devourer; In my opinion, this might be boring.

Did you think of including Genesis to return valuable creatures? Like the Eternal Witness or Riftsweeper. If so, why not?

And is the The Gitrog Monster worth it to include?

I love the deck and your thought process. Thank you for sharing! It helps me build my Hogaak deck.

bushido_man96 on Woo Girls Unite!

2 months ago

Genesis would be good, too, and maybe Squee, Goblin Nabob? Gamble for him (or some other tutor) and you can repeatedly top deck and dump your hand, knowing you'll get two cards a turn.

Pray_for_Snow on Uro Commander

2 months ago

I'm going to sort my recommendations by type for now since the deck is still below 100 cards; once we get to a full deck list, I'll come back and suggest some upgrades if you still want some help.

Artifacts

The Great Henge is very easy to cast once you have Uro on the board, and continues to draw you cards/gain life for you as play more creatures.

Sol Ring is a classic card in every commander deck, unless your playgroup bans it.

Simic Signet is a cheap mana rock that helps you use any colorless lands you have to make some colored mana.

Arcane Signet gives you cheap mana in either of your colors.

Thought Vessel for the increased maximum hand size; you'll probably end up with more than seven cards in hand if you can use Uro more than once in a single turn.

Altar of Dementia for milling out yourself or your opponent. You can use the stack to sacrifice Uro if you cast him from the command zone.

Panharmonicon will double your Uro triggers when it enters the battlefield, plus a few of your other creatures or artifacts like Springbloom Druid.

Crystal Shard will let you re-use your enter-the-battlefield triggers on your creatures

Blackblade Reforged will help you deal lethal damage once you get your ramping done.

Lightning Greaves protects Uro or other creatures you want to keep around while also hasting them.

Creatures

Sakura-Tribe Elder will ramp you and end up in your graveyard at the same time.

Arbor Elf will untap a land you need instead of adding {G}, which is better if you're playing with nonbasic Forest cards.

Wood Elves gets you a Forest from your library, and can even get a non-basic one. You can use it to chump-block someone later on as well to add another card to your graveyard.

Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic are the same card but still useful to help ramp.

Birds of Paradise is a classic commander card and can help you block flying creatures when you don't need it anymore.

Hedron Crab mills as you ramp, and you can choose to mill yourself if you're trying to win that way.

Satyr Wayfinder mills you while also grabbing a land card to put into your hand.

Eternal Witness brings back a card you want from your graveyard.

Golgari Grave-Troll will help mill you while also being a rather tough blocker/beater thanks to its regenerate ability.

World Shaper will mill you and also get back lands you milled when it dies.

Laboratory Maniac will secure you a win if you're milling yourself enough.

Misthollow Griffin can be cast from exile, allowing you to use it to cast Uro with escape repeatedly, and it will even block flying creatures for you.

Genesis helps you recycle creatures as long as it stays in the graveyard.

Tatyova, Benthic Druid makes your ramp spells (and Uro) better.

Rampaging Baloths gives you tokens for land drops, helpful for trying to close a game with combat damage.

Roil Elemental steals creatures as you play lands.

Reclamation Sage hits dangerous artifacts/enchantments you don't want around.

Enchantments

Bear Umbra protects a key creature while also untapping all your lands.

Song of the Dryads and Imprisoned in the Moon are both excellent at removing a dangerous threat.

Zendikar Resurgent is excellent for this deck for the extra mana and the card draw.

Elemental Bond will draw you cards for your big creatures.

Crop Sigil will mill you when you want to mill, and get back something important.

Retreat to Coralhelm helps you scry cards or tap/untap creatures for playing lands. If you have a way to mill exactly one card, you can mill your top card after scrying it if you want it in your graveyard.

Wilderness Reclamation untaps your lands for later use, especially useful if you want to leave mana untapped during your opponents' turns.

Instants and Sorceries

Cyclonic Rift is your best board wipe.

Beast Within is your best single-target removal.

Counterspell, Swan Song, and Negate are good counterspells to leave open.

Voidslime is great and is a very useful and board tool for stopping combos.

Life from the Loam gets back lands from your graveyard, and mills you with Dredge.

Windfall hopefully refills your hand and can disrupt your opponents.

Cultivate and Kodama's Reach ramp you. So does Circuitous Route.

Finale of Devastation is a win condition, tutor, and reanimation spell all in one.

Lands

Alchemist's Refuge gives you flash on all your spells.

Reliquary Tower fixes any issues you might have with drawing too many cards at once.

Field of the Dead gives you tokens to block with, and is extremely easy to activate in this deck.

Arch of Orazca draws you cards with extra mana.

Blighted Woodland ramps you up.

Command Tower is a staple for a reason. The reason is that it is good. Play it.

Breeding Pool helps fix your mana and is a Forest card for your ramp spells.

Simic Growth Chamber fixes your mana and bounces back a land for any Landfall triggers you might want to reuse.

Flooded Grove fixes your mana.

Waterlogged Grove fixes mana, draws you a card, and ends up in the graveyard when you don't need it anymore.

Simic Guildgate is a gate that can be fetched out with Circuitous Route.

I left out some big money cards, since those can be upgrades for later. I didn't check if these additions would put you over 100 cards, but you can throw in anything else afterwards and just try out whatever seems fun.

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