Infernal Genesis


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Prophecy (PCY) Rare

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Infernal Genesis


At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard. He or she then puts X 1/1 black Minion creature tokens into play, where X is that card's converted mana cost.

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Infernal Genesis Discussion

cuelix on Sidar Kondo: give them toys ...

8 months ago

Hey gang, first thread here so please feel free to provide any constructive criticism! Haven't been active in a forum for quite some time..

Anyways, I'm contemplating sort of an odd strategy to utilize Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa as a general. I'm considering Vial Smasher the Fierce or Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist as his partner. Right now it seems like black brings more to the table for this particular strategy and I love b/w removal options but it's possible there are things I've overlooked in blue, and Ludevic insentivizes the kind of thing I'm going for and gives me access to Edric, Spymaster of Trest for total craziness!

The main strategy of this deck would be to give my opponents little 1/1 and 2/2 tokens to hit each other with providing evasion with Kondo, maybe turn up the heat with goad and goad-like effects while trying to deter combat damage directed to myself with cards like Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Crawlspace, Dictate of Erebos, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Mystic Barrier. You get the picture!

Mob Rule, Insurrection, Army of the Damned and Massacre Wurm are possible win conditions and Overseer of the Damned, Blood Artist, Soul Warden, Vicious Shadows, and Revel in Riches benefit from a carnage of etb and death triggers. I can also benefit from the Commander 2017 curses so that's something to consider as well!

What I feel I need the most help with is cards that put tokens into the battlefield under an opponent(s) control. They're definitely a corner case and it's not entirely easy to do a search for them either seeing how the wording varies quite a bit for cards that do this!

Some I've found are:

I'd also love to hear some interesting synergies if someone comes up with any! This will definitely be a casual deck so no suggestion is too outside of the box, please feel free!

Thank you!

P.S. ooooooh! I just discovered Mogg Infestation!!

Uskebasi on List of Color Pie Breaks/Bends

8 months ago

Some cards I found:

Harmless Offering is a colorshifted Donate, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs could be white, Molten Influence is a "counterspell" in red, Measure of Wickedness should be probably red, Dragonmaster Outcast is a creature that rewards your ramp and I feel he could be green, Stromgald Spy looks at target player's hand and could be blue, Treacherous Urge, Enslave and Ritual of the Machine are threaten/control magic effects in black, The Great Aurora and Ezuri's Predation are wraths in green, Bellowing Tanglewurm has a black keyword, Curse of the Swine is mass removal with exile in blue, Primal Order is direct damage in green, Mana Vortex and Land Equilibrium are land destruction in blue, Web of Inertia is a strange pillowfort card and graveyard hoser in blue, Concordant Crossroads gives haste in green (???), Oath of Lieges ramps in white, Spoils of War gives +1/+1 counters in black, Touch of Darkness is colorshifting in black, Infernal Genesis gives everybody tokens in black, Countryside Crusher should probably be Golgari, Mana Flare is a mana doubler in red (????), Dreams of the Dead is creature recursion in blue, Reality Twist is ???, Imprisoned in the Moon is straight up removal in blue, Icy Prison is a political Oblivion Ring in blue, Not Forgotten is a green effect, Stunted Growth discards cards from opponent's hand in green...

girlyvader on The Roil: Chaos in 5C

10 months ago

MagicalHacker This is my public brew, however I do have a more updated private brew I may upload and share with you. To point out some things that I found to be ineffective in this variant and were replaced: Infernal Genesis, Cruel Entertainment (I actually swapped Eye of the Storm in for this one; I loaded up a bunch of blue's most broken draw spells, and control tends to leave the Eye alone for a while if they can abuse it for free cards), Child of Alara became my commander because the mana base combined with Child sends "Damnit, that has to be Boonweaver" through the heads of most serious players online during the opening stage of play, which allows me to get a few free chaos plays through while they try to figure out what line of play I could possibly be pursuing. I won't go into detail here for the other swaps, but suffice to say the next variant included far more draw and blue wheels (Chaos, as I play it, wants players to have options; I won't intentionally prevent the game from ending, but I'm definitely trying to make it long and... eventful, plus the blue draw I included was largely intended to allow me to further optimize my deck, swapping tutors for less effective cards).

cklise on Tokens for everyone!!!!

11 months ago

Here is a fairly exhaustive accounting of cards that create small tokens for your opponents that haven't already been mentioned: Benevolent Offering, Dovescape, Mercy Killing, Alliance of Arms, Dark Salvation, Greener Pastures, Infernal Genesis, Tombstone Stairwell, Akroan Horse, Forbidden Orchard. Some are easier than others to control.

RazortoothMtg on Ambitious 'til the End

1 year ago

Need more things to sacrifice in my opinion. Add Bitterblossom, or for a more budget option, Spawning Pit, Breeding Pit, Ophiomancer, Infernal Genesis, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, or Nuisance Engine. Archdemon of Unx could be OK.

Also, Gonti's Machinations is pretty bad, and Final Reward should just be a Hero's Downfall or some other better removal spell.

scatteredsun on The Queen's Mystique

1 year ago

I have a better land-base than this. I just didn't want to list them all out. General goodstuff Mardu lands + Serra's Sanctum and some others.

I think I want to add Tombstone Stairwell and/or Infernal Genesis


1 year ago

Hey man, I was brewing a group hug for mardu for weeks so I feel your pain. The deck I ended up uses things like Hunted Horror, Hunted Dragon, Infernal Genesis, Varchild's War-Riders etc handing out creatures and cards via Temple Bell, Otherworld Atlas etc then using Vicious Shadows and/or Repercussion as the win con. I also went with Oros, the Avenger at commander since he could board wipe.

Looking through decks here I found the one linked below, it has a ton of good suggestions and really helped mine shape out. I totally forgot about the Oath of Ghouls and Oath of Lieges cards till I saw it:

Mardu group hug

Daedalus19876 on The Hungriest Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

1 year ago


geekmp3: bows well thank you sir/ma'am! Black is the best color, amirite? Just so versatile, and so many interesting effects.

EternalBrewmaster: Nether Traitor and Bloodghast are good suggestions, and I will consider them :) I love Plague of Vermin in EDH, though I get even better use out of it in my Karlov deck.

Errast: I'll consider those, thanks! Particularly Skirsdag High Priest, I hadn't thought of that before.

LittleBlueHero: I've been back and forth on Infernal Genesis. I feel it fulfills a similar slot to Tombstone Stairwell: a symmetric token-maker that might kill me. I am a little unconvinced though because it costs 6 mana, and could backfire on me heavily. It could be fun with Night of Souls' Betrayal though...I'll take a look at your list!

illumfolly: How in the world did I forget Kothophed, Soul Hoarder??

Exiled_soul: Thanks! :)

neolights2363: Don't worry about it! :) I appreciate your comments - formatting isn't a big deal lol. Plus, all the things you listed really should be in here...if I can find slots :/

TheRedGoat: If I were to include a planeswalker, it would probably be Ob Nixilis Reignited or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. Why do you think I need a planeswalker here, though?

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