Infernal Genesis


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

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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

girlyvader on The Roil: Chaos in 5C

2 weeks 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!!!!

1 month 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

4 months 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

5 months 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


7 months 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 Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

8 months 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?

LittleBlueHero on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

8 months ago

Hey there,

Won't lie I am mostly commenting so I can be notified if anyone else comments. I built Yahenni right after he was spoiled too. We run a lot of the same cards and a lot of different ones. Since I rarely get commenters but am always looking for suggestions and Ideas I tend to syphon off of other peoples deck's comments.

The one card I had a blast playtesting yesterday was Infernal Genesis. Its a card I forgot about until I found it in my bulk rare box while building. Its kind of group huggy but it helps to get you sac fodder and makes sure your opponents have crap out to kill (a lot like forbidden orchard). I always like running cards that make me less juicy of a target, I also run Crawlspace for the same reason.

If any of you want to take a look it would be much appreciated!

Yahenni Beats

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