Genesis

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO 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
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Judgment (JUD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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.

Genesis Discussion

Rytlock on Baby's First Deck

2 weeks ago

Here's some things you might consider changing around.

This deck wants to win by copying lots of things. There are a few ways for you to win. One of the easier ways to do this might be to exploit Biovisionary . You just have to get four of him on your board by the end of your turn to win. Cards that you included already, like Rite of Replication make this very easy to pull off, provided you have both ready to go.

Birthing Pod , and Fauna Shaman , although more expensive, can help you search for important creatures like Biovisionary or even Worldgorger Dragon . You already have a few ways to make tokens or copies of Biovisionary

Ixidron , and Kederekt Leviathan can help to slow down your opponents and clear their creatures if you find yourself in trouble.

Genesis is another good creature that can pull things from your graveyard if you screw up or someone kills your Biovisionary .

Lastly, Crystal Shard , and Conjurer's Closet can be used to flicker your own creatures to have them constantly re-enter the battlefield and trigger effects.

Things to reconsider:

Comet Storm Bad.

Insidious Will You have a lot of counterspells. Consider cutting some of the higher mana cost ones like this.

Reiterate , Increasing Vengeance , Reverberate These might all be better if they copied creatures instead of just instants/sorceries. (Don't let go of all of these, just cut them back to one or two.)

Lightning Strike Bad. Lightning Bolt is better, but you really have no use for cards like this in the deck.

Titus78 on Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

3 weeks ago

Kamerot can Genesis bounce itself back to your hand, can it target itself while in the graveyard? if so would this be a good in my deck? not only does it bring creatures back for 3 but it also bounce itself back to your hand to be sacrficed to Fauna Shaman every turn.

Titus78 on Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

3 weeks ago

Kamerot do you think if I added more graveyard recursion cards like Genesis or Greenwarden of Murasa for general use or for Fauna Shaman that it would slow my deck down? Should I be more worried about big creatures and overrunning

MutinyMate on Birthing pod

4 weeks ago

Genesis might be a good addition here.

xaarvaxus on Vaevictis Jund'em out (no combo)

1 month ago

I have found Genesis to be a bit on the slow side [though its been a pet card of mine since it came out]

How crucial is Squee, Goblin Nabob to the deck? I've tried him in other decks for his auto recursion and only found he was marginally useful if I was out of cards... which segways into how much are Mindslicer and Sire Of Insanity part of your gameplan? I'm not a player that particularly likes living hellbent but others don't mind so I'm asking... I'd probably pick one to keep if it is as you have enough ways to tutor for/recur your remaining target. I'd probably cut the Sire as the discard doesn't trigger until end step.

I hear you on the Tempt with Discovery . It can depend on whether the table knows how to play against it or not. If they don't, its amazing, if everyone declines its an overcosted search for one land, or if everyone searches up strips/wastelands, if pretty much reads 'spend 3 to pull your best utility lands out of your deck and dump them in your 'yard'.

WhichKing on G/W Survey Corps

1 month ago

Haha yeah I thought so XD Sigarda v2.0 is inferior to Shalai except for the fact that you can convert your GY to 1/1 tokens. This is more useful in 60-card magic but in EDH its very lackluster. You lose precious cards that you may have been able to recur via Green's excellent recursion (Eternal Witness, Genesis, Regrowth etc) and all you get is 1/1s that are easily "eaten" by your opponents.

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Genesis occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.05%

Golgari: 0.03%