New Judge Promos: Vindicate and Genesis


Sorin adding his flavor to an already spicy card

Every Legacy and Commander player will be clamouring for this update Vindicate. The old one is still nice and so is the original Judge promo, but let’s face it: most new players don’t know about the Weatherlight Saga nor do they care about some random dude stabbing the ground with his sword.

The quote is really really good too, making Sorin appear god-like (as planeswalkers are pretty much supposed to be). In Legacy it’s often used in Orzhov, Esper or Junk decks that ca support it. Destroying lands is really relevant in the format, but lower budget decks usually go with Oblvion Ring instead. It’s a toss-up as the O-Ring also takes care of baddies like Emrakul, especially if your opponent Show and Tells it into play (another card that got the Judge foil makeover).

genesis judge

Every Commander player’s favorite Incarnation

Genesis┬ádid not receive the artwork makeover as the original art is pretty appropriate despite being old. He too, was played in older Legacy decklists prior to Survival of the Fittest being banned (again another card that was Judge Promo’ed). Feel free to jam this into any green-based EDH/Commander deck and revive your favorite creature from the graveyard. The effect may seem a tad slow, but remember that Commander games tend to last longer than regular games barring infinite combos.

You can also just cast this guy and have him just die instead of trying to figure out other cute ways of discarding him to get him in your graveyard ( Fauna Shaman). I don’t know if anyone’s done a custom alter of this card featuring the Genesis 16-bit videogame console, but that would be pretty sweet!