Stroke of Genius


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Rare
Commander 2014 Rare
Vintage Masters Rare
Urza's Saga Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Stroke of Genius


Target player draws X cards.

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Stroke of Genius Discussion

oo7x7oo on Sharuum Artifact Combos: Infinite Possibilities

11 hours ago

First of all, thank you kingdingeling136 for the upvote. To answer your question yes I have thought about Planar Bridge but it's not a good card in my deck for many reasons:1. This is a very fast deck that I expect to win turn 5 or earlier if uncontested. Being able to provide 6 + 8 mana for a permanent is not realistic.2. If I have infinite mana I win with either Planar Bridge or Ring of Three Wishes by grabbing Staff of Domination, but if staff is not in my library, ring can still get Stroke of Genius. 3. I am much willing to commit Ring of Three Wishes early game because it costs less and I can find counter spells to protect my combos oppose to Planar Bridge can only find Defense Grid for partial protection.

In my deck Ring of Three Wishes is superior in almost all situations.

PartyJ on Kruphix, God of Horizons

1 day ago


After looking at your list I came up with these budget suggestions:

If you would like to see other EDH decks, you can always check the ones I play which are present on my profile page. I like to play with this deck the most of the time. An upvote is always appreciated :)

Have fun on T/O and if you ever need EDH advise, you can always summon me. Glad to help out.



ohmless on i like to draw many things

2 days ago

wouldn't know how well this runs as I generally don't play blue. My brother does though and he likes to always run Teferi, Temporal Archmage for the untap four permanents ability. Blue also offers some ways of untapping your land(nykthos loves these) in Rewind(which you already included), Peregrine Drake, and Great Whale. With mana rocks, you can play a commander bomb in Paradox Engine. it allows storming off your entire hand potentially so I would include somewhere some "wheel" cards where you draw lots of cards like Windfall, Brainstorm, Stroke of Genius, Flux, and Prosperity. Can always get your commander through for damage with Prowler's Helm. Your commander would get incredibly big if you included some stuff to make you have no maximum hand size like Venser's Journal, Reliquary Tower, Spellbook, and Thought Vessel. good start on the deck. +1'ed!

foxboy93 on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

1 week ago

@StopShot: I mean if you know someone has hexproof things, you likely target them first if you have targeted removal. I play alot of artifact and enchantment removal, so I have no issues with that. My meta, not enough people run titans, cause it take up a spot in their deck. Besides, most of the more 'mill' combos are infinite mana and a Stroke of Genius, which means you are dying either way unless you can't draw more than one card (Spirit of the Labyrinth)

The reason I personally don't enjoy Basting Station is cause its a one time use. In my deck (linked above somewhere), I run Yahenni, Undying Partisan. It is a creature that can become indestructible if a board wipe happens. Things you can use more than once a turn is more valuable IMO. Even if you only use Altar on yourself, it means you are able to fuel yourself.


Agreed, Kiki and Felidar work good with ETB effects, even if you don't have the combo, its just a strong card in general, and both are able to be recurred with Alesha :)

MidgetMan3000 on Non-Combat Mizzix

2 weeks ago

There are only two ways to actually win, but the deck draws enough cards that I never feel starved for win cons. Aetherflux Reservoir is the first win con and milling the opponents out with infinite mana and Stroke of Genius/Blue Sun's Zenith is the second.

VraskaTheCursed on Budget-Friendly Breya Combo Deck

2 weeks ago


Rhystic Study is an all-around good card. I wouldn't play Stroke of Genius unless you want to have a sink for infinite mana, but since you do it may be worth it. i personally think Spire of Industry is a good add

cardplayer12345 on Budget-Friendly Breya Combo Deck

2 weeks ago

@beninator Thanks for the reply! I originally included Era of Innovation in my deck because I was under the impression that it would help get me more Energy for Aether Hub then I realized I actually need something that creates Energy in order for this to be more effective. Since my deck doesn't really focus on that, I am cutting both cards.

Do you think it was wise of me to replace Aether Hub with Spire of Industry when I already run Mana Confluence? I'm not too sure if I made the right choice or not.

Also, which spell would be a good replacement for Era of Innovation? I was thinking either Rhystic Study or Sphinx's Revelation or Stroke of Genius. Are those decent options? I'm kinda stuck deciding between Rhystic Study or Sphinx's Revelation because I know how amazing Rhystic Study can be, but the lifegain in Sphinx's Revelation is too good to pass up.

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