Stroke of Genius

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Stroke of Genius


Target player draws X cards.

Profet93 on Urza, The High Lord

6 months ago

I'm not too familiar with the blue cEDH aspect of Thassa Oracle. I understand you use ambassador to mill yourself and/or opponents with infinite mana, then use oracle to win the game.

Why not swap out Ambassador with Blue Sun's Zenith or Stroke of Genius? They can also be used as oracle wincon while drawing you cards if needed. Meaning, they are not dead cards and are less susceptible to removal as well. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding something.

dramaege on Saheeli's 3D printer side hustle [Primer]

1 year ago

ArantirTheDestroyer excellent point! My main reasoning is sadly you can't activate planeswalker abilities on other people's turns, so if you activate the spell on a separate turn you lose the advantage of saheeli and will only be able to cast it normally for an x cost of 2-5 while basically holding up your mana, and usually it's a lot more worth it to draw 10+ cards and see if you can't pull together a win or a dominant board state.

However I constantly think about Stroke of Genius if nothing because it actually becomes a win condition or player kill when you go infinite or if a player gets too greedy with their drawing

ArantirTheDestroyer on Saheeli's 3D printer side hustle [Primer]

1 year ago

Query: Why Mind Spring when there are instant-speed options like Pull from Tomorrow, Stroke of Genius, or Blue Sun's Zenith? I run Blue Sun's in my own Izzet artifact deck, Assembling the Legacy (Which, to be perfectly fair, I'm currently in the process of redesigning, so...)

Either way, I love the deck, always like to see other artifact players floating around the Interwebs! One card I would suggest is Saheeli's Directive, which should've come in the Saheeli precon (It's literally the reason I bought that precon!).

Arrzarrina on Roon Shenanigans

1 year ago

Planned Land Changes

Planned Flicker Changes

MilesHiles on Send Nids.

1 year ago

Hey Lol_counterspell! I appreciate the suggestions(?) As you'll notice, the deck is Nids tribal and not a specific X deck. To that effect, no, I didn't put in Rosheen Meanderer. However, when I considered something to that effect, it was Thran Dynamo since for the same cost and 1 less mana given, it's not as easy of a target for removal, I can use it the same turn I play it, and I can use it for anything. Genesis Wave doesn't provide any Ravenous triggers when I hit Nids so that was also out. I kept Starstorm over Comet Storm. Finally, I will probably be adding a Stroke of Genius but don't have a foil one yet. I also went back and forth over it since the nature of Nids is card draw on Ravenous but having the extra draw source also doesn't seem bad.

unstable_anomaly on All My X’s Live in the Hive Nexus

1 year ago

If you didn't wanna run any of the infinites Seedborn Muse would still be incredibly powerful with any of the instant speed draw spells (Blue Sun's Zenith / Commander's Insight / Diviner's Portent / Drown in Dreams / Even the Score / Pull from Tomorrow / Stroke of Genius). Could easily draw the whole deck for a Thassa's Oracle / Laboratory Maniac / Jace, Wielder of Mysteries win.

Also pairs really well with all the X cost counterspells Condescend / Syncopate / Power Sink / Logic Knot / Clash of Wills.

Just some more food for thought.

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