Glimmer of Genius


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Glimmer of Genius


Scry 2, then draw two cards. You get {E}{E}.

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Glimmer of Genius Discussion

multimedia on Temporal Bolas

4 days ago

Hey, I think Opt, Glimmer of Genius and Treasure Map  Flip can all do a lot here because they have or can scry. These cards can help to find Gateway and Bolas. You can play less Gateways because of these cards, 4x Gateway is a lot when you only have 8 cards that can take advantage of it and only Supreme Will to dig for them.

Consider adding 4x Opt cutting 4x Navigator's Compass? Adding 4x Glimmer cutting 1x Gateway, 1x Combustible Gearhulk, 1x The Eldest Reborn and 1x Negate? Adding 2x Map cutting 1x Blink and 1x Disintegration?

Good luck with your deck.

Daedalus19876 on

1 week ago

My 6 cuts would be Glimmer of Genius, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Rout, Baird, Steward of Argive, Disallow, and Thaumatic Compass  Flip.

I also might consider Rule of Law/Arcane Laboratory/Eidolon of Rhetoric, since you can cast most of your deck at instant speed and thus bypass the restrictions, and shut down many competitive combo decks at the same time. On a similar note, As Foretold would work wonders here.

More broadly, I'm not sure're actually doing with this deck? No offense intended, but without a description, I can't see what the plan is here. Is the goal just to control/stax everyone until you can play a big legendary beater like Kozilek?

Faynn on America standard SF

1 week ago

multimedia This is good stuff, thank you. Would you run Glimmer of Genius at all? I like the idea of instant speed scry and card draw but is seems it may not fit. I know I have a few ways to draw/ control my draws from The Locust God, Blink of an Eye, Search for Azcanta  Flip and the planeswalkers, but is that enough? I'm scared of running dry mid in the game. Would dropping one Oath of Teferi be a good idea to add either another planeswalker or removal?

HowardsPetSquid on The Birds and the Squees

2 weeks ago


The The Flame of Keld might be good to help us turn a a stalled hand into two extra cards, but because the Goblin Chainwhirler already deals an infinite amount of damage, I'm not sure that the extra damage is worth it.

And as for Vanquisher's Banner, although it would help draw cards on Squee, the Immortal casts, it doesn't have the cost reduction that's necessary to cast Squee for free. However, I am considering whether or not it would be more beneficial to turn this combo deck into a W/R goblins deck with an infinite damage trick, and the Banner might be able to both buff our goblin creatures, and still facilitate an infinite combo if we have a Goblin Warchief on the battlefield.

Regarding Wily Goblin, he is used in a couple versions of this deck that use Squee cost reduction (i.e. Goblin Warchief and Hazoret's Monument) along with the Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle recursion in order to produce infinite mana for a Walking Ballista.

But simply having a Hazoret's Monument let's us reduce the complication of the combo by one step as well as letting us only have only one card as win combo (Goblin Chainwhirler) instead of a two card one.


You're probably right in that Censor is not the best card, and Dive Down is probably the better option of between the two, but I get nervous at the thought of a Dive Down but none of our combo pieces. With Censor, at least you can cycle it if you don't have combo pieces.

With Dive Down, you get stuck with it if you don't have any creatures. Maybe some combination of Dive Down and Opt would be optimal..?

Also, although Glimmer of Genius is super slow, it's an extremely power tool when we have four mana and desperately need to find that combo piece. It would probably be a good idea to go down on some, so we don't get too many early on.

Kingleil on INFINITY WAR

2 weeks ago

Adamram1985 I did think on this more though; and if someone wants to add some Glimmer of Genius some place; that should be suitable card draw.

x12721 on And thy Mark said... "LET THERE BE ANGELS"

2 weeks ago

You need some way to draw cards. I was playtesting your deck, and you consistently went into topdeck mode every game. Unfortunately, there's not much in white that draws you cards (outside of Board the Weatherlight, and there's not too many targets for it), so I would suggest either green for Lifecrafter's Bestiary (and a way to use Shalai, Voice of Plenty's ability) or blue for the abundance of draw spells they offer (Hieroglyphic Illumination, Glimmer of Genius).

Mcabe on The Birds and the Squees

2 weeks ago

Censor doesn't impress me as drawing single cards won't find the combo well enough and it doesn't protect in the late game, Dive Down could help in that slot, Glimmer of Genius might be too slow seeing as this deck doesn't seem to have a super strong late game. the deck was super cool

Calispotato on LOOP IT

2 weeks ago

maybe cut both Glimmer of Genius for 2 Riverwise Augur since it brainstorms twice with naban and can be flickered by release to the wind.

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