Arachnogenesis

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare

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Tokens

Arachnogenesis

Instant

Put X 1/2 green Spider creature tokens with reach onto the battlefield, where X is the number of creatures attacking you. Prevent all combat damage that would be deal this turn by non-Spider creatures.

Arachnogenesis Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Gazdrazil, Arachnawakener Matriarch

Legendary Creature - Spider Shaman

Reach, deathtouch, lifelink, vigilance

Delve, convoke

At the beginning of each upkeep, if Gazdrazil, Arachnawakener Matriarch is in the command zone, create a 1/2 green spider creature token with reach. It deals 1 damage to you.

For each spider creature card tapped or exiled to pay this creature's delve and convoke costs, you lose 1 life and put the top card of your library into your graveyard.

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I have always wanted an Abzan spider legendary for my spider token deck. Arachnogenesis and Spider Spawning are my clutch win cons

Create the vehicle depicted in any of the following cards: Battle Squadron , Mizzix of the Izmagnus , or Sling-Gang Lieutenant . (and if you do Sling-Gang, don't just do a reprint of Goblin Bombardment but make it more interesting. Bonus points if equally hilarious.)

Osbert on meren

3 months ago

You can always run disruption to slow your opponents down so your deck has more time to set up a win condition. Hall of Gemstone and Contamination mess with multicoloured decks and with a good set of mana dorks you won't be nearly as affected. Both of these enchantments also prevent interaction from your opponent on your turn disabling counter spells and other instant speed removal.

If aggro is more prevalent in your meta run some more fogs other than the fog-frog. Spike Weaver and Arachnogenesis are some serious powerhouses that can prevent combat and give you a board to work with.

The biggest leg up most decks have over Meren is the constant use of artifacts, so disrupt them. Bane of Progress is the quick and easy hail Mary for this problem but often can be stopped by Torpor orb so I would suggest including some of the following: Caustic Caterpillar , Thrashing Brontodon , Abrupt Decay , Collector Ouphe (I really like this one), Manglehorn , Return to Nature , Root Maze , Viridian Corrupter .

Meren is my GF's favourite deck so I see the damn thing ALL THE TIME. The deck's biggest weakness is the fact that most of the deck is at sorcery speed so there are some cards to include to make it a whole lot faster. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Vedalken Orrery , and Yeva, Nature's Herald make most of your deck instant speed which is HUGE, essentially granting psuedo haste and protection from sorcery speed board wipes. Speaking of which...

Where are your board wipes? I know Damnation and Toxic Deluge are expensive but there are some fantastic creatures that acts as wipes as well. Demon of Dark Schemes , Massacre Wurm , and Night Incarnate are small board wipes on bodies that you can abuse.

SuperNorst420 on Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

4 months ago

Personally, I would recommend Copy Artifact . This thing is useful at any stage of the game. Copy a Sol Ring or a Blightsteel Colossus , all just 2 mana.

Arachnogenesis would fit in this deck well, you are already running Selfless Squire and I think the pair would go a long way.

Song of the Dryads has helped me with various nuisance commanders.

Hangarback Walker just feels right in this deck. At most stages of the game, I am never unhappy to see it.

Randomsome1 on

5 months ago

I think (Don't quote me) that a 2:1 ratio between Tokens producers and token Enhancers is a good starting point.

Here are some suggestions to up the number of stand alone token production that you should consider:

Secure the Wastes - It's and instant!

Tendershoot Dryad - Tokens EVERY upkeep

Martial Coup - Board wipe with upside, sometimes.

Hooded Hydra - Flexible

Arachnogenesis - A personal pet card, no one see's it coming. Kinda stand alone, requires you to be attacked

Imperious Perfect - Low drop with a very nicely costed ability

Wolfbriar Elemental - Pretty underestimated

Verdant Force - very high costed, but another every upkeep effect

Ant Queen - pretty bad creature, but an abusable, cheap mana sink

Trostani Discordant - Homeward path on a stick that pumps and makes tokens

Jade Mage - Meh, but its an early token producer if you need it. Late game it can be abused too.

You are severely lack card draw and there are a few abusable cards for tokens:

Collective Unconscious

Shamanic Revelation

Slate of Ancestry

Skullmulcher

Regal Force

Be careful with how many of these you put in since they rely on your board.

There are safer ramp options, in my opinion, in green:

Farseek - Can take the place of Selesnya Signet

Nature's Lore - Can replace Talisman of Unity

Kodama's Reach - Can Replace Commander's Sphere I say replace, but you can always up your ramp suite by a couple cards instead.

Ziusdra on Ménagerie

6 months ago

What a great and terribly annoying idea! I hate the logistics of keeping track of tokens if you don't have them printed out or have actual card copies of each of the tokens. But the theme still works, and the idea is legit. That said, where are the spiders, man!? Gotta represent. Consider Penumbra Spider or Renowned Weaver (or both, since they produce different spiders). You can also get some sick spider tokens out from Arachnogenesis to stop attackers in their tracks and maybe get some kills. Also, Wingmate Roc would work here, giving you some power in the air and a token that would be a great target for populate. But this deck is still sick without these. Props to you.

HalbrechtHalbrecht on "Nascent Delirium"

6 months ago

@Vman — That's such a good trick to know! Thanks! I did playtest GSZ + Arbor, but quickly realized that GSZ's effect of being shuffled into the library is actually a bad thing in this deck.

I also wanted to let you know that I playtested Mishra's Bauble and liked it a lot. I'm still just struggling to figure out what variation of this deck to go with.




@vecna101 — There's actually a couple others: Arachnogenesis and Ash Barrens . Both of those cards are integral to the deck and can't be cut, so it wouldn't be quite so easy to change it to Modern-legal.




@Daedalus19876 and ChaosJester — A while back you guys gave some feedback on my previous version of this deck. I'd love it if you check this version out and help me with some of the many decisions I have to make!

alexander.rokicki on MegaMatt13

7 months ago

Hey bro, Alex here. Would you mind looking over tthe golgari tokens deck i made? Looking for a spot for a spot for Arachnogenesis and maybe Golgari Germination . Could you help me out? Also if you have free time, feel free to look at my new deck I made (Sidisi, Resourceful thinking). THanks man!

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