Genesis

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Vintage Masters Rare
Judgment Rare
Promo Set 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.

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Genesis Discussion

WizardBeats on Meren

3 weeks ago

7/29 update

cut Dread Return for Damnationcut Genesis for Filth

Mclovin8617 on Open Hostility Modified

4 weeks ago

Unfocused or slow pieces: Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Managorger Hydra, Taurean Mauler (both this and the hydra seem good in EDH, but in practice they just die to removal), Tireless Tracker (there's better card draw for token decks), Thelonite Monk (???), Genesis (Ravos, Soultender is better at that. You have no way to actively put Genesis in the grave or dump other creatures into the grave to get back. Too passive to wait for natural attrition.), Samut, Voice of Dissent. Cut Nissa, Voice of Zendikar.

Cards to upgrade (try similar function, but better): Crackling Doom should just be a better 4-5 mana board wipe. Hour of Devastation is too situational. Can't wipe the board of all your tokens but leave opponents with 10/10's. Using Hour to kill indestructible gods? Try Merciless Eviction instead. Bonfire of the Damned, because miracles never happen. Lavalanche as well, since these 2 cards hit 1 target player. Get X damage to everyone. Earthquake isn't bad. But Molten Disaster is what I'd use in a control heavy meta.

Cards to add: Basically search up the best Voltron commanders and jam them in a big gang behind Saskia. Like the League of Supervillians or something. Zurgo Helmsmasher, Basandra, Battle Seraph, Aurelia, the Warleader, Queen Marchesa, and Kresh the Bloodbraided are some to consider. With Kresh, and any deck with an abundance of tokens, you need cards like Skullclamp which you have. But maybe experiment with this cheap card: Evolutionary Leap, which can keep the big beaters coming when you don't need another 2 lands from the clamp. Or if lands is what you need, Perilous Forays grabs the new Zendikar lands (Canopy Vista) conveniently. Following the sacrifice theme, Fallen Ideal can send Saskia to the skies for some 20+ damage, which bounces around the table with Saskia's triggered ability. The Rancor effect is welcome too. Emmara Tandris has a big butt, but I think too slow. But also cheap to pick up. Up to you. Intangible Virtue might help.

Cards you REALLY need though: Overwhelming Stampede, Pathbreaker Ibex, Craterhoof Behemoth, even Overrun. These cards are WHY you play tokens. Also, since you're running Sunforger (props to you), add Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares. Also I always include Wild Ricochet when I use Sunforger. Make sure you know how to properly counter spells with this "red counterspell" though. Otherwise a great copier. Oh, and add the other two signets you're missing.

So I told you to add more than to take out. Use your own discretion on how many Overruns you need in your deck, how much single target removal (whenever you take out someone else's threat, you're helping the rest of the table for free) you want, and how many beat-down creatures you need to lead the army (basically, you want the big creatures to be scary enough that opponents block those and let the flood of tokens through). Don't touch the land count. A good rule of thumb is (40 lands) - (# of artifact, spell-based, or creature ramp) / 3 = (lands you need).

dbpunk on EDH Sapling

1 month ago

Also Beast Within, Doom Blade or other removal, Cultivate, Rampant Growth, Genesis, Hypergenesis, and Primal Surge could help you. A lot.

dbpunk on Sidisi's Zombie Arsenal

1 month ago

Easy recursion might be Genesis as said previously. Especially since you might mill them into your graveyard.

Also, I'd say Progenitor Mimic might be useful to clone your lords at your upkeep. Or clone Lord of Extinction as a wincon.

Also, maybe give yourself some good will of giving yourself haste zombies with Concordant Crossroads.

Also Unholy Grotto so you can remill the same Zombie over and over and guarantee Zombie tokens with Sidisi.

GoodLuckGuy on "Ishkanah's a Bad Commander" (Non-tribal)

1 month ago

I have thoughts...

I see you're already running Greenwarden of Murasa and Eternal Witness, good; this gives you the perfect opportunity to run Defense of the Heart. This bad boy is straight up bonkers with Greenwarden and E-Witness.

Deathreap Ritual is strong draw condition in this sort of deck, keep in mind it says "each end step," so it counts opponents' turns too.

Dictate of Erebos is pretty oppressive in G/B, maybe don't run it if you have a sensitive playgroup.

You might have thought Bitterblossom was only for Modern, well you might have been WRONG! It sees play in Legacy too... And it's good here.

Bloodgift Demon is another Phyrexian Arena on a body, so now you can have one that's as pretty on the outside as it is on the inside.

Genesis is a no-brainer here, it's worth running more Forests just to proc this beauty.

Creeping Renaissance is a pretty slept on mass reanimation card, expect to hear a lot of "What!?"s and "I can't believe I've never seen that one!"s.

Keeping yourself alive is a breeze with Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper in play; it's some of the best life-gain in its colors.

Lotleth Troll is a great way to generate dredge without having to actually paying mana. And speaking of dredge...

Stinkweed Imp has Dredge 5. Let me repeat that: STINKWEED IMP HAS DREDGE 5! Golgari Grave-Troll even has Dredge 6! And hey, why not Golgari Thug?

And I know what you're thinking...
Holy molyHoly Moly!!

We did just get Liliana, Death's Majesty though, and if I'm being honest, she's a much better fit than Liliana, the Last Hope. She feeds your graveyard as her +1 instead of a -2 while making a token, and her reanimate ability brings it straight to the field instead of your hand.

And, in a little over a week, you can pick up a Ramunap Excavator because now we have another card that does that.

JV38 on Kruphix, Prophet of Emrakul

2 months ago

Helix Pinnacle is a great alternate win con for kruphix.

I also like Genesis to get some creatures back if your opponent manages to mill or destroy some.

sonnet666 on Samut Ad Nauseum

2 months ago

You guys did good work here, but I really can't understate how much more effective Yisan would make this deck.

Glimpse of Nature is non-tutorable. What other ways do you have to draw cards? I only see 3 cards, and 2 only work well after you have an army.

You could probably cut Xenagos and Genesis for space.

hyperlocke on I'm Gonna Wreck It

2 months ago

@zorsmobile: Thanks for your suggestion! I run Genesis in my Omnath, Locus of Mana toolbox creature deck, where it is great.

In this deck, I shifted away from graveyard recursion, except the all-star Eternal Witness, and instead run multiple cards that do similar things. If I would run Genesis, it would replace Eternal Witness. It would be better for returning creatures (after a much bigger initial investment), but more often than not I return a non-creature card. It stays out for now, but I will keep it in mind. I actually never thought about running it in here before.

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