Stroke of Genius


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

Nathanaiel on Instant EDH

2 days ago

High Tide, Baral, Chief of Compliance, Past in Flames, Pyromancer Ascension, Stroke of Genius and any form of counterspell probably all get an insta include in this deck. There are also a plethora more synergistic creatures for Izzet Spells which you may want to look at, such as Delver of Secrets  Flip, Spellheart Chimera, maybe even Treasonous Ogre and many many more.

Nathanaiel on Tasipurr, the Villainous Paw

2 days ago

Seeing as you're aiming to generate large amounts of mana anyway, I would potentially include a Draw spell with an X-cost such as Blue Sun's Zenith or Stroke of Genius. It might even be worth it to consider Mana Drain or its budget counterpart Plasm Capture. I don't know whether this is aimed at 1v1 or multiplayer, but sometimes I feel like a card such as Pongify is worth its slot considering some EDH decks combo off ridiculously early. Damnation is never a bad call either.

marsthesoos on Rashmi's Permission Slip

1 week ago

Nah, lab man actually comes second, and he is on the chopping block for cards to cut. Our main wincon is actually drawing our library. After we manage that we make infinite mana with Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal (if we hadn't already) and we kill people with Stroke of Genius. We use Seasons Past to get stroke back to kill the other players.

PartyJ on cEDH Azami, Lady of Scrolls

1 week ago

Hi Aragorn,

reviewing your decklist and it seems pretty solid as it stands.

A few suggestions that haven't been mentioned yet that could be considered:

Hope this helps you. Especially the Bell and Genius help you dig into your maniac more often.

Good luck!

Zauk on NekuZards

3 weeks ago

I used to have a deck like this. It was very hard not to get hated out of the group. The idea you might want to think about is going for those large chunks to people. IF you fill out the rest of the slots that draw multiple cards you will be in better shape. I do not agree with the idea that you need to have tutors in this deck, there is so much draw you should almost always have what you want.

Anvil of Bogardan for the chip idea. It combos with your general and with Waste Not <---- Also amazing with all wheel effects.

Teferi's Puzzle Box is a great idea. It keeps people off balance and hits for big numbers fast. It also pairs with cards like Fascination and Prosperity for multiples or Stroke of Genius and Blue Sun's Zenith for a solo target.

You seem to be missing some other wheel effects that might work well for you. Wheel of Fortune Dark Deal Time Spiral Time Reversal Temporal Cascade Molten Psyche Incendiary Command

My suggestion would be to drop the Discard portion of the deck and also the counters. They would not be needed with the hands changing so much. Fill the deck with bounce and stuff every single draw effect you can. When the wheels burn they do not take long. If you use a wheel and get more you end up getting some major damage in single turns.

slvstrChung on mono blue infinite ramp

3 weeks ago

If this deck is dependent on card-draw, it might be a good idea to have more of it. The obvious answer is Stroke of Genius, since it's also an X spell.

Daedalus19876 on The Locusts are Coming... (cEDH)

1 month ago

You obviously have more money to toss around than my list does. It looks good, but here's a suggestion: you can also aim for infinite colorless mana, push that mana into any one of many "draw X" cards (such as Stroke of Genius or Pull from Tomorrow), and cast a filter (such as Gemstone Array, for which I would cut Doubling Cube). The Ashnod's Altar/Skullclamp combo works to this end as well.

And if this works for you, Deadeye Navigator works with Palinchron too.

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