Sydri, Galvanic Genius


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare

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Sydri, Galvanic Genius

Legendary Creature — Human Artificer

: Target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost until end of turn.

: Target artifact creature gains deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.

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Sydri, Galvanic Genius Discussion

Aquamaniac on Sydri - Need Advice

3 weeks ago

I've got a few thoughts. And by a few I mean many. But first, Tolarian Academy is banned.

Comboing in Esper

Mycosynth Lattice gives Sydri the ability to destroy target land for 1 mana of any color. Also combos with Darksteel Forge to make your whole board indestructible.
Salvaging Station + Disciple of the Vault + Seat of the Synod + Sydri, Galvanic Genius = infinite damage. Tap Seat to make Seat a 0/0 creature via Sydri's ability who dies, triggering Disciple's ability and untapping Station. Tap Station to return Seat into play and deal infinite damage.
Thopter Assembly + Time Sieve = infinite turns.
Thopter Foundry + Ashnod's Altar + Sword of the Meek = infinite colorless mana.

Card advantage

You're in blue and black with almost no card draw or tutoring. Demonic Tutor, Mastermind's Acquisition, Diabolic Tutor, Phyrexian Arena, Consecrated Sphinx, Blue Sun's Zenith, Rhystic Study, Sensei's Divining Top, Trinket Mage. All are great in EDH.


Again, you're in the two colors best for removal in a format that relies on either having removal or being faster than removal, and you run no removal in a slow deck. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Oblivion Ring, Vindicate, Utter End, Vraska's Contempt, Merciless Eviction, Supreme Verdict.

Mana fixing

It's easy enough to say "just run duals and fetches," but they really do make all the difference in the world for Esper decks. Shocklands and buddy lands cycles are great places to start. You want to minimize "enters tapped" unless the secondary effect is relevant. Chromatic Lantern is the best 3 CMC mana rock in the game and you should run it.


Wurmcoil Engine, Steel Hellkite, Batterskull are all amazing cards. Nevermore and Gideon's Intervention are solid defenses. Venser, the Sojourner is cool. Ajani Goldmane and Telepathy are just bad.

kyleo on Breya, Ghost in the Shell OVER 65 INFINITE COMBOS

1 month ago

I personally don't run Sydri, Galvanic Genius. though it is a great card, I never found myself using her.

C0MbatibleW0mbat on SHAME*Arcum*SHAME

1 month ago

First of all, love the deck. I bought the Breya, Etherium Shaper pre-con and instantly fell in love with the artifact playstyle in commander. Recently I dropped red in order to streamline the mana base and have Sydri, Galvanic Genius at the helm. Been looking to make this deck for a while and this one seems to be within budget and pretty consistent!

DrukenReaps on Trying to find a commander.

1 month ago

I don't know if you can get it for less than $100 but the breed lethality deck headed by Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is really nice even straight out of the box. She can perform well in 1v1 and multiplayer and does well as a 75%. The 75% theory btw is what it sounds like you want to build, it tries to find a nice middle ground between casual and competitive. You won't be able to do superfriends for <$100 but a +1/+1 counters is pretty easy to do for cheap and a lot of decent stuff comes with the deck for that.

If you can't find that precon for a price that you like wizards keeps all the deck lists on their website and precons really are the best way to get a deck for under $100. You could wait for this years precons but I don't know how long until they hit.

If you really want to build from scratch you could look into some of these:

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Zur the Enchanter, and Sydri, Galvanic Genius are amazing. Though something like Brago, King Eternal would be easier on the mana base while still being something that you will get hated out of a game for playing because he is soooooo good.

Raven427 on Sydri, Galvanic Genius + Energy ...

2 months ago

Ok, so, at the beginning of my upkeep, Energy Chamber allows me to put a charge counter on a noncreature artifact, or a +1/+1 counter on an artifact creature. Let's say I don't have an artifact creature on the field, but I have Sydri, Galvanic Genius, who has the ability to turn a noncreature artifact into an artifact creature on the field for the remainder of the turn.

Can Energy Chamber target a noncreature artifact, and then in response, put Sydri, Galvanic Genius first effect on the stack, to turn the targeted noncreature artifact, into an artifact creature, to then give it a +1/+1 counter instead of a charge counter?

TailoredBacon on Silas & Akiri - artifact rage

2 months ago

I don't know how much you enjoy bringing your opponents pain, but Caltrops and Sydri, Galvanic Genius is one of the most painful combos in commander.

Glonar on

2 months ago

A fun card you may want to run in the deck is Sydri, Galvanic Genius. Using her in combination with Aetherflux Reservoir alows you to basically win the game.

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