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Genesis Wave decks are easily the best mono green decks in modern, although the majority of good ones tend to be Simic colors for Kiora. Elves? Good but way too linear. Stompy? Same problem. This deck is built around ramp/devotion to get us into our wincons early. The ideal way to start a game is by playing T1Arbor Elf into T2Utopia Sprawl and Garruk Wildspeaker. After that is where the deck becomes difficult to pilot. You usually have multiple choices in front of you and only the correct choice will get you the win in a competitive game. You could cast that Genesis Wave for 10 but what if you pull a Craterhoof (X=7 in this situation) and no Ewit? You have to be careful because generally when you cast a wave for less than Craterhoofs mana cost you're gonna have a hard time getting him back out there unless you flip an Ewit but you don't want that because you want your Ewit to bring the Wave back to your hand. Genesis Wave goes bigger than anything but to get it there you have to get through the first couple of turns because you generally win with one big swing on turn 4-5. That's where our other big bombs come in to play. Having trouble with a stacked board? Forget the wave for a minute and Primal Command yourself a Polukranos, World Eater along with whatever other ability suits the situation. Nothing is more fun than pissing Tron players off by constantly putting their Tron pieces back on top of their deck. The only real trouble we run into are decks that win on turn 3 and decks with heavy creature removal. That's where the sideboard comes in to play. Melira, Sylvok Outcast slows down Infect enough for us to get a wave off. Creeping Corrosion forces Affinity to scoop and Nature's Claim gives you that little extra time you need to get your combo off. Chalice of the Void and Choke are pretty much the game winners for our toughest matchups in blue based control decks. Get both of those out or even just one and your opponent will probably scoop.



GregGreg says... #8

Nice deck +1, i love hydras, if you want you can check out my hydra deck Hydra's Menace

March 10, 2017 2:14 a.m.

GregGreg says... #9

My perfect hand is, T1: forest + mana dork, T2: land + lightning greaves T3:Corpsejack Menace + land T4: land + attacking 24/24 Kalonian Hydra. I <3 hydras.

Sometimes i'm not so fast, but you know that 1 turn for us is very important, our hydras double/triple in power in one turn, sometimes i need life, Feed the Clan, good card, when you are still charging the cannon, or Essence Harvest great finisher, Also useful when you are against a fast deck. I run Vines of Vastwood over Blossoming Defense with vines you can stop your opponent from boosting with auras etc. their creatures.

March 10, 2017 11:35 a.m.

GreenisGod says... #10

Yeah I like Vines too, I just don't use the kicker cost often enough for it to be worth the switch. It's literally in there for when someone holds onto a kill spell and tries to kill a Hydra as it hits the field. You should try my ramp package out, it's super consistent. I'm able to get upwards of 15-20 mana on turn 4 about 75% of the time, except against good control decks.

March 10, 2017 11:43 a.m.

GregGreg says... #11

I will try your ramp in a new deck, i'm building a deck around Omnath, Locus of Mana.

March 10, 2017 12:46 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #12

Oh nice, that's a sweet card, I bet you can do some cool shit with that.

March 10, 2017 1:21 p.m.

I think Commune with the Gods would be a better fit than Oath of Nissa. Drop in 2 Voyaging Satyr in place of 2 of your Garruk's. That's what I'd do and I'm not sure how I feel about 4 Genesis Hydra. It would suck to genesis into a Primordial Hydra and no other permanents.

March 13, 2017 2:24 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #14

Yeah generally what I do when I Genesis (I have 4 because every card in my deck is a permanent) is choose a kalonian if it's there, otherwise I go with lightning greaves/garruk (worst case scenario I take a utopia sprawl or avatar)Oath and Commune serve basically the same purpose but since I only run 20 lands, it also helps to find a land some games. I was using harmonize for the longest time but oath has been super for giving me 1st turn devotion and a steadier hand, because when that's my 1 drop, chances are I need something, and that might just be a land (20% of the time it is a land I need), I don't need more than 2 forests a game but without Nissa I sometimes get stuck on 1 for too long. Also, Garruk is an all star with Nykthos, I couldn't bring myself to take even one of him out, I wouldn't have the 15 mana turn 3 games without that combo. It kinda plays out like a Gen wave deck right now, turn 1-3 I prepare the field and then turn 4 I unleash hell. Thanks for the upvote and suggestions, I appreciate the love!

March 13, 2017 3:17 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #15

Well, primal command isn't a permanent, but that leaves 39 that are.

March 13, 2017 3:20 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #16

If voyaging satyr cost GG instead of 1G I would be all over her, she does work in my Commander deck.

March 13, 2017 3:23 p.m.

lithium142 says... #17

I turned Charging Badger into a hydra once... =P

March 15, 2017 5:14 p.m.

octopimp says... #18

You might as well add in a couple of Doubling Seasons lol.

March 15, 2017 5:32 p.m.

mahanhen says... #19

This deck is screaming for Genesis Wave and Nissa, Worldwaker in combination with utopia sprawl, arbor elf and nykthos. I'd cut the greaves to make room. Cool deck though, I like the Hydra Tribal idea.

March 18, 2017 6:21 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #20

Yeah I would run those but then to make it consistent I would have to add EWitt, which i probably will eventually but the greaves work really well in combination with Kalonian Hydra. 3rd turn swing for 8 and then unless you board wipe or make me sac him he's safe for 16 next turn. Eventually gen wave will join the crew but I want it to be unique enough from typical gen wave decks.

March 18, 2017 9:51 p.m.

You should go down to 2 Nykthos and add in 2 Expedition Maps (I'd say Sylvan Scrying but I know you want to Genesis Hydra into it). Also Khalni Hydra would be a good idea to add devotion. Maybe even toss in 2 Tezzeret's Gambit in place of Harmonize to draw and proliferate your hydras.

March 27, 2017 1:37 p.m.

You could also play 1 or 2 copies of Hurricane as a finisher since you'll have all that mana.

March 27, 2017 1:44 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #23

Generally, I dump all that mana into Kessig Wolf Run or Genesis Wave. I went less of a hydra route now as I've added Gen Wave components. Ideally for the deck to work as a combo finish, I Gen wave for like 8-12 the first time, I reveal a nykthos and play it either as a new one or destroy the old one, reveal an Eternal Witness and on average 5-10 more green mana symbols in the other permanents revealed through Gen Wave. Then cast wave again because of Witness's ability, but this time for 20+ plus mana. Hopefully revealing the finisher Craterhoof Behemoth or at the very least a Kessig Wolf Run to dump the basically unlimited mana I have left into 1 creature and swing for the win. Khalni Hydra is fantastic but because of its CMC it won't be playable on my first wave, only Craterhoof Behemoth is powerful enough to warrant missing him on a wave, considering I can bring him back and finish the game with him. Primeval Titan also helps to find Nykthos, which is easily the most important card other than Genesis Wave.... I do appreciate your input though :). Probably going to switch the geist with Kitchen Finks as my next move. Most gen wave decks run Wistful Selkie but I absolutely abhor that card for some reason.

March 27, 2017 2:19 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #24

RitchieRich757 check out the changes I made. Dude I destroyed people at a tournament last night. Went 2-0,2-0,2-1 against Affinity, Tron, and Jeskai control. In one game I cast a wave where X=26 and played my whole deck except for 1 card, swung for 74 trample.

March 30, 2017 1:53 p.m.

Omg that's fantastic

March 30, 2017 1:59 p.m.

GreenisGod says... #26

Haha right? I freaking love green!

March 30, 2017 2:42 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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Avg. CMC 2.67
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Top rank #13 on 2017-03-20
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