Genju of the Falls
Enchantment — Aura
(2): Enchanted Island becomes a 3/2 blue Spirit creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.
When enchanted Island is put into a graveyard, you may return Genju of the Falls from your graveyard to your hand.
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|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Genju of the Falls Discussion
5 months ago
Thank you so much for your input psionictemplar!
What is the purpose of the Scroll Rack? Is it to trade lands you get from land tax into other cards? - Exactly. Pull out lands, trade lands and unneeded cards to dig further into the deck. Thins out the deck too, and both cards in the combo are Enlightened Tutor targets. 4 Land tax is a must I think; you want a T1 tax, and tutor for rack if you need, then rack away the extra taxes. 3 Scroll Rack is what most tax/rack decks play; I don't want 2 in my opening hand, but I'd rather not have to tutor for it every game.
Does only having 8 basic lands do enough for land tax? - It's admittedly an odd land base, but T1 tax and T2 rack while being able to counter at least 1 of your opponents spells is actually a fairly reliable opening. Moxes help, and Chrome Mox is part of the reason for 4 Detention Sphere (D-sphere a great card for this deck: exile it w/ chrome mox for UW, E-tutor target for emergency spot removal of all permanents with same name that I can't counter, and is blue for FOW and Force of Negation). I have 23 mana sources (16 lands + 7 mox), and remember with land tax you're literally pulling lands out the deck every turn, every game. As a result you don't want your deck stuffed with lands, but the trick here is having enough W for tax/e-tutor turn 1. Of the 23 mana sources, a maximum of 14 are UW (including chrome mox exiling a d-sphere), so it's a delicate balance that works ok now and I'm still tooling with it. Also, great recommendation with Hall of Heliod's Generosity! Bringing back Solitary Confinement is super valuable, but I have to see if it's worth the risk of only having colorless mana. I included 2 Solitary's so if 1 gets blown up hopefully I can tutor for the other.
I'm also wondering about the inclusion of Genju of the Falls and the detention sphere's - LOL so am I. D-sphere as I explained earlier I think is crucial for this deck, but Genju is just a fun addition I've kicked around (acts as a pseudo Delver of Secrets Flip, blue fodder for FOW is very important, the deck is full of islands, and it goes back to my hand! This is big because if Island gets destroyed, that provides synergy with Land Tax and helps refill my hand for counters and better scroll racks). I think sometimes the deck might stall waiting for Jace/ Luminarch Ascension, and if Luminarch gets blown up while I have solitary out, the opponent only attacks Jace if he's out too. Genju gives me a pocket Delver I can swing with if I'm stuck with Solitary and nothing else. It's likely not the best but it's a funny play I'm messing with, and other recommendations would be helpful. Standstill is a good rec, and I actually had Counterbalance in here originally and may put it back.
Basically I'm pretending that Abrupt Decay doesn't exist... that card gives me nightmares. Otherwise I think this deck can at least be somewhat competitive with a bit more refinement, and thanks for helping!
1 year ago
try to add more enchant land like those:
Abundant Growth / Consecrate Land / Elvish Guidance / Genju of the Cedars / Genju of the Falls / Genju of the Fields / Imprisoned in the Moon / Market Festival / New Horizons / Nylea's Presence / One with Nature / Sheltered Aerie / Squirrel Nest / Urban Burgeoning / Utopia Sprawl / Weirding Wood
This way, you will be able to untap them with the +2 effect of Estrid.
Also, you should add more card to draw
Then, you should add some recursion spells like
Also, you should add some cards to protect you like
Then, you could add some cards to take permanents from opponents like
1 year ago
This list is awesome, especially the categorization makes it a real good help!
Some suggestions that I haven't come across in your list:
- Curious Obsession
- Aether Tunnel
- Aspect of Mongoose
- Triclopean Sight
- Sigil of Sleep
- Phantom Wings
- Ghostly Wings
- Shimmering Wings
- Gryff's Boon
- Genju of the Falls
- Spirit Loop
- Pemmin's Aura
Hope it helps.
1 year ago
2 years ago
A question for those who'd know.
For Genju of the Falls and Genju of the Fields; when they transform, is that considered a spirit creature entering the battlefield, so it could be used to pump up Mausoleum Wanderer for attacking and countering spells?
blgy on No Blockers
2 years ago
3 years ago
Other thoughts -
Mwonvuli Acid-Moss land destruction and mana ramp for you.
Beast Within can destroy anything, be it land or otherwise.
Spreading Seas if your opponent isn't playing blue or it can stop dual land and it draws a card.
Spreading Algae if your opponent is playing black, probably more of a sideboard card.
Convincing Mirage set opponent's land to one not in the decks colour, probably more sideboard.
Cyclonic Rift can deal with one problem or sweep away a whole board.
4 years ago
My bad, forgot to check your maybe list before making that first list, so some of mine are duplicates.
If you are interested in non-creature spells that you can cast more than twice (typically the maximum with Flashback or Rebound), you could use Startled Awake Flip, Pulse of the Fields, Pulse of the Grid, Agoraphobia, Ephara's Enlightenment, Flickering Ward, Fool's Demise, Genju of the Falls, Genju of the Fields, Genju of the Spires, Mark of Eviction, Molten Birth, Punishing Fire, Reality Strobe, Spirit Loop, and View from Above.