Stroke of Genius

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Stroke of Genius

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Target player draws X cards.

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Stroke of Genius Discussion

redace10 on Ojutai Control

2 weeks ago

Seven cuts? We got this.

Dovin Baan, Silence, Deep Analysis, Blue Sun's Zenith, Worn Powerstone, Future Sight, Twincast.

Those would be my recommendations. Other considerations could be Stroke of Genius, Evacuation, or Curse of the Swine. Of those 10 cut 7, and then play test from there to see how the deck plays.

I might be swinging you away from spell-slinging a little, but Ojutai gives repeated card advantage. You can be more selective with draw spells.

Rabid_Wombat on Step Into My Firemind

3 weeks ago

Good on you for trying a new strategy...Aggro eventually gets boring imho and with Control the challenges of pulling off infinite combos are always a blast!

You are correct - the deck requires more card draw:

Ponder, Anticipate, Brainstorm and Stroke of Genius are all budget cards and will greatly improve this list...Curiosity is also a must have as it is an infinite combo wombo when attached to Niv-Mizzet. Maybe ditch a few artifacts and creatures to fit in the above sorceries and instants.

Willbreaker is another cheap card that enables you to steal opposing creatures turn after turn. Domineering Will is great for this strategy too...use your opponents strengths against them ;)

TuckerMTG on Lightning Is Prohibited (Izzet)

3 weeks ago

Gigantoplasm, Control Magic, Aethersnatch, and Stroke of Genius are not legal in modern. I would replace them with more copies of Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker and Elixir of Immortality.

Morimus on Competitive Teferi Stax

3 weeks ago

@CreeperSithlord713 What do you mean?
The turn 1 win in the description uses those cards to get infinite mana and planeswalker activations with Teferi + Chain Veil, at which point you just draw your whole deck with Teferi and kill everyone with Stroke of Genius, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, or whichever wincon you decide to run in your deck.

SteelSentry on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

4 weeks ago

2 theft all-stars that might have a place in this deck is Vedalken Shackles and Empress Galina, although the Shackles are temporary and dependent on being on the field. Desertion is also not bad.

I'm not sure about Overflowing Insight. Even in EDH where the mana isn't a problem, sorcery speed is pretty bad. I would consider Stroke of Genius or Pull from Tomorrow. While the mana to card ratio is lower, they're more flexible, and more importantly instant speed.

Draglord_Sim on [Format-Primer] Commander Adventures (Quests!)

4 weeks ago

(Sorry if I'm being spammy, but I really like this addition to commander)

How about a cycle of "Tempting Quests" or something (heavily inspired by the monarch, which I love), which are worded something like this:

TITLE: Tempting Virtue

QUEST-TYPE: Tempting Retribution

ARTWORK: Increasing Devotion

ARTIST:

QUEST-DIFFICULTY: Common

QUEST-COLOR: White

QUEST-DESCRIPTION: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a (something) counter on this quest, then, if there are three or more (something) counters on this quest, complete it.

If you lose control of this quest, remove all (something) counters from it.

QUEST-REWARD: Exile up to three target creatures.

QUEST-LOSS: If an opponent deals combat damage to you with one or more creatures, that player gains control of this quest.

TITLE: Tempting Knowledge

QUEST-TYPE: Tempting Quest

ARTWORK: Stroke of Genius

ARTIST: Stephen Danielle

QUEST-DIFFICULTY: Common

QUEST-COLOR: Blue

QUEST-DESCRIPTION: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a (something) counter on this quest, then, if there are three or more (something) counters on this quest, complete it.

If you lose control of this quest, remove all (something) counters from it.

QUEST-REWARD: Draw three cards.

QUEST-LOSS: If an opponent deals combat damage to you with one or more creatures, that player gains control of this quest.

TITLE: Tempting End

QUEST-TYPE: Tempting Quest

ARTWORK: Diabolic Tutor

ARTIST: Greg Staples

QUEST-DIFFICULTY: Common

QUEST-COLOR: Black

QUEST-DESCRIPTION: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a (something) counter on this quest, then, if there are three or more (something) counters on this quest, complete it.

If you lose control of this quest, remove all (something) counters from it.

QUEST-REWARD: Return up to three target creatures from your graveyard to the battlefield. Those creatures are black zombies in addition to their other types and colours.

QUEST-LOSS: If an opponent deals combat damage to you with one or more creatures, that player gains control of this quest.

TITLE: Tempting Power

QUEST-TYPE: Tempting Quest

ARTWORK: Harnessed Lightning

ARTIST: Chris Ralles

QUEST-DIFFICULTY: Common

QUEST-COLOR: Red

QUEST-DESCRIPTION: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a (something) counter on this quest, then, if there are three or more (something) counters on this quest, complete it.

If you lose control of this quest, remove all (something) counters from it.

QUEST-REWARD: Deal three damage to up to three target creatures and/or players.

QUEST-LOSS: If an opponent deals combat damage to you with one or more creatures, that player gains control of this quest.

TITLE: Tempting Growth

QUEST-TYPE: Tempting Quest

ARTWORK: Explore

ARTIST: John Avon

QUEST-DIFFICULTY: Common

QUEST-COLOR: Green

QUEST-DESCRIPTION: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a (something) counter on this quest, then, if there are three or more (something) counters on this quest, complete it.

If you lose control of this quest, remove all (something) counters from it.

QUEST-REWARD: Search your library for up to three lands and put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

QUEST-LOSS: If an opponent deals combat damage to you with one or more creatures, that player gains control of this quest.

epajula on Prepare Your Salami for the Azami

4 weeks ago

Looks great! I've appreciated Pull from Tomorrow. Stroke of Genius is totally legit, but I've never regretted having to discard.

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