Stroke of Genius

Stroke of Genius

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

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Stroke of Genius Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on Wait wait wrong egg WRONG EGG | **Primer**

1 month ago

Demonarque It means the world to me that you're following along with my Atla journey (she really is great, isn't she)!

I certainly don't remember all the changes I've made to the deck since I first made it 8 months ago--but better late than never to start writing things down, eh?

Glad ya like the Angel, I wasn't sure if that was a Stroke of Genius or a Muddling of the Mixture ;)

Omniscience_is_life on How powerful is this deck? …

2 months ago

Good question! I see Voltron, Pillow Fort, Superfriends, and a touch of other counters (mainly +1/+1) to proliferate.

I don't play an Atraxa deck myself, and I'm sure some of the resident experts could give you a better hand than this--but here are some of the better draw effects of the format:

Stroke of Genius

Phyrexian Arena (I don't love that one, but I would catch SO much flak if I didn't include it here)

Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait

Mystic Remora

Sylvan Library

Bolas's Citadel

DevoMelvminster on Kefnet’s Day Off

2 months ago

jacksonplayz666 I mean, the whole theme of the deck is Kefnet taking a day off from infinite turns.... so, there’s that. It’s in the title and description.

As for a lack of combos; It runs basically the entire cEDH suite of making huge mana, replacing some of the infinite producing pieces, with spell doubling as a way to make gameplay more interesting. But when you get down to it, these are the same wincons. And there are numerous ways to get there.

Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , Maddening Cacophony or Windfall can also both do disgusting things if they’re quadrupled. That quite a few combos.

Anyways, it’s a different take than infinite turns, and is definitely viable. Thanks for checking it out.

ninetoe on Yarok, the Triggered

3 months ago

And if you DO end up deciding that Kinnan and all his infinite mana shenanigans are a good route to go down, I suggest throwing in Timetwister , Beast Within , Reality Shift , and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth (and maybe Memory's Journey to cover yourself.)

Time twister + Thrasios, Triton Hero (or any card draw engine Compulsion , Stroke of Genius for example) can be used to infinitely cast the same spell over and over and over. Ashnod's Altar or any other sac outlet if you want that spell to be a creature.

Happy hunting! :)

CasualFocusedEDH92 on Kefnet’s Day Off

3 months ago

Hi, just wanted to say I really like the idea of building decks around the God-Eternals. Are you planning to do God-Eternal Oketra too?

Specifically about this deck: have you thought about adding Laboratory Maniac or Thassa's Oracle ? You can target yourself with Blue Sun's Zenith and Stroke of Genius and pull off that combo win.

Omniscience_is_life on Riku! Reku! Rikoo!

3 months ago

Oh goodness me this would be so much easier if you weren't good at deckbuilding

I guess copying Obscuring Haze doesn't do much, so that one can be cut probably.

This isn't going to lower the amount of cards you have in the deck, but Swarm Intelligence is pretty much infinitely inferior to Thousand-Year Storm .

In Search of Greatness isn't amazing, it's not bad by any stretch but it'd definitely not amazing. I'd kill it.

Again, this won't lower the amount of cards (TWLAC from here on), just improve the quality of them: your ramp's average CMC is too high. I know it's easy to think "Oh, these ones put more lands into play and are ergo better for my strategy of casting massive stuff", but in the long run cards like Farseek , Nature's Lore , Three Visits , Rampant Growth , Into the North , and the signets like Gruul Signet , Izzet Signet , and Simic Signet will do better by you.

TWLAC but your card draw can be better considering you have Simic at your disposal. Stroke of Genius , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Pull from Tomorrow , The Great Henge ... the list goes on.

Sorry I couldn't help cut very many cards, and I love the deck ;)

Omniscience_is_life on Wizard Tribal EDH

3 months ago

Love this deck! Beautiful blinging. Actually, apropos of blinging: foil Ancient Tomb is never going to be cheaper, it's only like $10 (US) more than a regular one atm.

Actual card-wise, I might consider cutting Nyx Lotus for an Arcane Signet --the Lotus can be explosive late game but Arcane brings things out early and continues to produce value throughout the game.

Stroke of Genius is very handy for drawing a million cards when you've been holding up mana for other plans that fall through, or for countermagic without relevant targets. Would consider.

Archivist is a very funny card... but I would suggest cutting it for Enclave Cryptologist .

Beguiler of Wills is, um, pretty good but also kinda bad imo. Would you consider adding Meletis Charlatan in it's stead?

Again, love the deck. Keep it up and good luck continuing to foil it ;3

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