Sunday, 8 April 2018

Genesis Stone

Wow, so this may puzzle some, but I actually started writing about another deck today. Yep, it’s true. I then jotted down one or two rough ideas, did some thinking, and created some other decks; among which was the base that became this one. So why might you be puzzled? Well because the deck I decided to go with is probably the least likely to take down a tournament. But y’know what, it’s cool as heck so why not, right?? Let’s take a look at Genesis Stone.

At a glance, Genesis Stone can look pretty similar to an older deck I wrote about called Dreamstone. Both decks use Field of Dreams and Millstone to decide what cards the opponent has access to play with. While that remains true in Genesis Stone, the combo here is actually meant to be used on your own library as well. It’s true! Go ahead and take a look. See how the combo can work?

Let’s pretend you answered ‘no’. Alrighty, so the idea here is to get Draco to be the top card in your library. Infernal Genesis does its thing and your minions can then go and kick your opponent’s ass. Millstone can just help get you there and Field of Dreams can tell you when/when not to use the stone. I know I know, that’s some crazy genius deck building. What, you just think it’s crazy? Noted. Noted.

Anyway… hey, we know Genesis is awesome, so let’s take a look at another obscure but strong card. Obviously I mean Brainstorm, a great card that because it works well with Millstone, Volrath’s Stronghold and Infernal Genesis. Yep, Brainstorm’s a pretty good card. Aren’t you glad I taught you something new today? The real star here however is Volrath’s Stronghold because it lets you Genesis your Draco into an army. Sweet.

Lastly, let’s look at the other U Instant in the deck – Stifle, which is very important because it helps to slow down the opponent AND works to protect your mana ramping lands. Lake of the Dead is a seriously underused card. Now the why is obvious, a Wastelanded Lake is a 2-1 card advantage/tempo play that can destroy you. Here’s the thing though - a Lake that stays in play means your Swamp can now give you 5 black mana. That’s pretty amazing when combined with expensive but strong B cards!

And there you have it ladies and gentleman – Genesis Stone! I thought I’d end this article on an actual serious note however, as I think this deck provides some neat insight into deck construction. Many of these cards can be seen in other decks, but based on the strategy/game plan that you want employed, the cards’ roles/uses can be entirely distinct. I think that’s something to keep in mind when putting together your own deck – think about each use a card might have. Happy Brewing!

Genesis Stone


4 Undergound Sea
1 Island
4 Swamp
2 Volrath’s Stronghold
2 Lake of the Dead
2 Ancient Tomb
4 Wasteland
5 Fetch lands

Total: 24


4 Draco

Total: 4


4 Field of Dreams
4 Millstone
4 Infernal Genesis
4 Brainstorm
4 Counterspell
4 Stifle
4 Force of Will
4 Dark Ritual

Total: 32


4 Tormod’s Crypt
4 Daze
2 Terror
2 Innocent Blood
2 The Abyss
1 Portent

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