Genju of the Realm


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Genju of the Realm

Legendary Enchantment — Aura

Enchant land

(2): Enchanted land becomes a legendary 8/12 Spirit creature with trample until end of turn. It's still a land.

When enchanted land is put into a graveyard, you may return Genju of the Realm from your graveyard to your hand.

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Genju of the Realm Discussion

Adamram1985 on Best 100$ Budget "Tier-1 Styled" 5 Color Mana Base

5 months ago

I wish Genju of the Realm could actually be a commander

J_Tal on Kami War

8 months ago

I agree with you completely, I even purchased all of the spirit dragons. However, I ended up cutting almost 50 cards to get where this is right now. I ended up focusing on the: "Whenever you cast a spirit or arcane spell..." ability. Unfortunately, Final Judgment isn't even an arcane spell.

I even wanted to include all of the Genju and the Hondens, but they didn't provide enough benefit to keep. (Though I did keep Genju of the Realm :D )

SufferFromEDHD on cEDH 5C Enchantress Constellation

9 months ago

This is a really cool build. I too have a 5 color deck that I wish could run Genju of the Realm as the commander. Only suggestion for this deck would be Femeref Enchantress but it might be slow.

iAzire on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 year ago

Finally people are coming to my side.

I've had this debate time and time again. The short version, we don't need to RC to make decisions on Casual play. Casual play is just that, Casual. When playing Casual we can make our own rules, and play with whatever cards we want, including but not limited too, "Un" cards. I am personally a big fan of Richard Garfield, Ph.D..

The RC needs to focus solely on Competitive play because that is the only area that needs a Ban List. The RC allowing Silver Bordered cards in Competitive play just shows their incompetence.

We have never needed, and won't ever need a Ban List or RC for Casual play. If I'm playing Casual, I will play whatever I want as long as the people I'm playing with agree. Like my Genju of the Realm (as the Commander) deck, if everybody is cool with it, I play it and we all enjoy a game.

People playing Casual make their own rules, and the people interested would have built and played Un decks regardless of what the RC said. Allowing such a thing in sanctioned tournament play is incompetence.

iAzire on Does Winthengar Unbound work as ...

1 year ago

Your question has already been answered, but many playgroup will allow you to play cards that aren't legal as Commander.

I ran a Genju of the Realm deck for awhile. It was pretty fun.

iAzire on Wizards R&D to take over ...

1 year ago


IF the RC takes over control of Commander?????? The RC DOES have control of Commander.....

This is the argument I have been giving, but I'll say it again as something has been missed.

Commander is a Social format, there are Casual players in every format. The issue with the Commander ban list is that the Casual players are dictating the bans.

A ban list should be made with Competitive players in mind. This is because the Competitive players are REQUIRED to follow the ban list in a tournament setting, and like you just laid out so elegantly, the Casual players can and will self govern.

It really is that simple. A ban list is necessary for tournament play because it allows a bunch of people to follow the same deck building guidelines. Casual players can ban or unban whatever cards they wish in their own playgroups. They can use a Basic Land for a Commander if they so desired.

I made a deck with Genju of the Realm as the Commander. It isn't a legal Commander, but in a Casual game, as long as my opponents agree, I can play the deck.

Casual should not dictate Competitive play.

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