Atraxa, Praetors' Voice

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Atraxa, Praetors' Voice

Legendary Creature — Angel Horror

Flying, vigilance, deathtouch, lifelink

At the beginning of your end step, proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Discussion

Coward_Token on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

18 hours ago

Don't forget to include the mechanics article in the OP, esp. since it's going to be continually updated.

Someone else beat me to pointing out neo-Lavinia's synergy with some group hug cards in EDH: http://tappedout.net/mtg-forum/commander-deck-help/looking-for-more-cards-like-knowledge-pool-ravnica-allegiance-spoilers/

The Simic continue to not disappoint with their Ascendancy; alt win cons that actually do something are always neat, and this one is damn cheap to boot. Animar, Soul of Elements,Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca & Atraxa, Praetors' Voice can all trigger growth at a fast rate. (Note that the card has a "one or more" rider, so e.g. Ezuri, Claw of Progress won't be quite as explosive as he could be.)

Dragon-Marti on Skyraiding on burning wings

6 days ago

Amyas Thanks firend! I checked your list, and I love how vastly different it is than my own. Sometimes I wish I could build decks in such a flavour manner instead of just powerplaying. To be honest, I am kind of scared of running Primal Vigor as I am usually racing with another Prossh, a Ghave, Guru of Spores or an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice just to name a few of the competitors. I do miss some of the cards on your list, but I'd give your deck a try after I get bored of the linear-tutoring playstile of my own :3

eliakimras on Back At(the)trax(a)

2 weeks ago

Since your curve peaks at 4 mana, I recommend that you focus on 2-mana accelerants: Nature's Lore, Farseek, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Fellwar Stone instead of Abzan Banner, Ratchet Bomb (also destroy your board), Verdant Automaton (too slow), Arcbound Slith and Arcbound Worker (too slow). // Rishkar, Peema Renegade can put the first counter on creatures so you can proliferate them and tap them for mana when needed. Abzan Charm has great versatility. Odric, Lunarch Marshal has great synergy with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. Chasm Skulker and Cathars' Crusade require quick answer or else they win you the game. Orzhov Advokist serves double duty: she deters opponents from attacking you if they accept the offer, and also put counters on your creatures for free. Lim-Dul's Vault is a great tutor. Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, Abzan Charm, Swan Song, Beast Within, Swords to Plowshares and a overloaded Cyclonic Rift are great for dealing with your opponents' threats. // In the card advantage department, Bred for the Hunt, Path of Discovery (also create counters), Shapers of Nature (also create counters), Zameck Guildmage and Etched Oracle are repeatable draw while Rishkar's Expertise, Prime Speaker Zegana, Painful Truths and the aforementioned Abzan Charm are 1-shot card draw. // I suggest you to replace Grasping Dunes, Ifnir Deadlands, Survivors' Encampment, Simic Guildgate, Tranquil Expanse and Deeproot Champion (almost all your deck are creatures) by Yavimaya Coast, Caves of Koilos, Exotic Orchard, Bountiful Promenade, Sea of Clouds, Morphic Pool, upping your land count to 37.

_Delta_ on The Many-Deck Dilema

2 weeks ago

I believe that I have too many decks as well, I’m a student at university and I have a part time job, yet that hasn’t stopped me from building a total of 12 commander decks all at various levels of competitiveness. They include the following that I rank from likely strongest to weakest: Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Sliver Overlord, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Kruphix, God of Horizons, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Edgar Markov, Brago, King Eternal, The Ur-Dragon, Lord Windgrace, and Tuvasa the Sunlit.

On top of that there’s been a number that I have had interest in possibly building including Animar, Gonti, and Muldrotha, but I feel they are all too similar to decks that I already have.

eliakimras on Estrid, the Masked

2 weeks ago

Solemnity is a really strong card that shutdowns Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed-Triskelion/Walking Ballista combo, Marchesa, the Black Rose reanimator and general infect decks. Since you're not running any of these strategies, swap in Solemnity. It comboes with Phyrexian Unlife (you can't die since you can't have poison counters), Lost Auramancers (that can be immediately killed with High Market to bring Decree of Silence so no one but you can play Magic), Glen Elendra Archmage (counter every single noncreature spell your opponents cast, since she can't have -1/-1 counters), Dark Depths (the land enters without counters, then immediately turns into Marit Lage - but she can still be easily Swords to Plowshares'd), Glacial Chasm (if it can't get counters, you can keep it forever to never be attacked), Mystic Remora (free draws for the rest of the game) and Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle (it enters as a creature). It also comboes with Elephant Grass (more pillowfort), Force Bubble, Delaying Shield and Kitchen Finks, but they're not that good on their own. However, you need to protect your combo pieces: Solemnity+Decree of Silence win combo cost a whopping 11 mana, and can be disrupted easily. So you need protection of targeted removal. Privileged Position, Sterling Grove and Greater Auramancy can do the trick, and the Grove doubles as a tutor. // Enchanted Evening comboes with Aura Thief+High Market, Cleansing Meditation, Calming Verse, Opalescence+Mirari's Wake (all opponents' lands will be 0/0s and will be put into the graveyard while yours will be 1/1s) and Serra's Sanctum. // Omniscience + an Enchantress + Approach of the Second Sun is a free win if uncountered. // If I can suggest some improvements on your manabase: Exotic Orchard, Rogue's Passage, Prairie Stream and Yavimaya Coast are cheap replacements for Thornwood Falls, Woodland Stream and 2 Islands. Weirding Wood is better than Gift of Paradise, because it can draw you a card via Clue. Card advantage is crucial in EDH, and you should run at least 6 sources of realiable draw. That's why I recommend you to run Mesa Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, Kruphix's Insight, Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, Sylvan Library (comboes with Abundance), Argothian Enchantress. // Eladamri's Call tutors your creatures. Ground Seal and Rest in Peace shutdown graveyard stategies. Open the Vaults is a really good budget replacement of Replenish and plays around Ground Seal (better replace Hanna, Ship's Navigator - she's too slow). Courser of Kruphix, Land Tax, Mirari's Wake, Burgeoning and Exploration are great ramp Leyline of Anticipation allows you to play on your opponents' turn. Copy Enchantment gives more utility. Search for Azcanta  Flip fills the graveyard for Open the Vaults and easily flips into a good utility land. Seal of Primordium, Seal of Cleansing, Banishing Light, Stasis Snare, Cast Out, Prison Term, Act of Authority, Detention Sphere, Imprisoned in the Moon, Song of the Dryads, Grasp of Fate and Aura Shards take care of troublesome permanents. Energy Flux, Aura of Silence and Stony Silence deals with artifact decks. Austere Command, Wrath of God, Supreme Verdict and Cyclonic Rift are great boardwipes. Teferi's Protection is the best protection spell ever released. Karmic Justice and Martyr's Bond tell people to don't mess with you. Collective Restraint is another Propaganda effect (comboes with Prismatic Omen).

eliakimras on Atraxa help

2 weeks ago

Your mana curve peaks at 4 mana and you have Mirari's Wake, so it might be interesting to invest in 2-mana land ramp options, so you can cast your 4-drops on turn 3 to get your plan going. I suggest Nature's Lore and Farseek. Gyre Sage grow up and ramp quickly, while Rishkar, Peema Renegade can put the first counter on creatures so you can proliferate them and tap them for mana when needed. I would take out Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper (you need to hit someone to profit on her - she is better on a lifegain/token deck), Primal Amulet  Flip (you don't have many essential sorceries to be copied) and Custodi Soulbinders (a really slow card) for them. // Orzhov Advokist serves double duty: she deters opponents from attacking you if they accept the offer, and also put counters on your creatures for free. Inexorable Tide is free proliferate while you cast your spells. Lim-Dul's Vault is a better tutor than Diabolic Tutor (maybe you should run both). // I would also upgrade the removal package to make it more versatile: Utter End instead of Sylvan Reclamation, Anguished Unmaking instead of Viridian Corrupter (if you want to win with infect, you have to fully commit to it), Abzan Charm (great versatility) instead of Mortify. Swan Song (better because cost less) or Arcane Denial instead of Mystic Confluence (5 mana is a lot to hold in a proactive deck). If you need even more removal, Beast Within and Swords to Plowshares are cheap ones to pick. // In terms of finishers, you could swap out Tuskguard Captain for Herald of Secret Streams. Odric, Lunarch Marshal has great synergy with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. Champion of Lambholt, Managorger Hydra, Chasm Skulker and Cathars' Crusade require quick answer, or else they win you the game. // In the card advantage department, Bred for the Hunt, Path of Discovery (also create counters), Shapers of Nature (also create counters), Zameck Guildmage and Etched Oracle are repeatable draw while Rishkar's Expertise, Prime Speaker Zegana, Painful Truths and the aforementioned Abzan Charm are 1-shot card draw. I recommend replace Manifold Insights and Mirrorweave with Rishkar's Expertise and Prime Speaker Zegana. It is important to have about 10 ramp sources, 10 draw sources, 5 target removal and at least 3 boardwipes, and you should look for cards that can do more than 1 thing (like Abzan Charm) because they are the most versatile (therefore valuable) cards in your deck. // Guildmages' Forum is a strict upgrade over Opal Palace, because it can put counters on other creatures. I would also reduce the number of tapped lands in the deck, so you can reliably play something on turn 2. Blossoming Sands, Thornwood Falls, Tranquil Cove, Azorius Chancery, Dreadship Reef (doesn't provide colors right away) should be the first ones to be swapped. Some nice cards that enter the battlefield untapped are Caves of Koilos, Llanowar Wastes, Yavimaya Coast, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Reflecting Pool, Bountiful Promenade, Sea of Clouds, Morphic Pool, Gavony Township, Watery Grave, Hallowed Fountain, Godless Shrine, Breeding Pool (the last 4 are all getting reprinted).

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

3 weeks ago

Yes I have been recommended Hatred before by a friend, and I definitely see how powerful it can be especially when used in combination with Vizkopa Guildmage. It can be an insta win. Hence the reason for it sitting in the maybe list. I initially thought it quite expensive (5 mana) for a 1 shot card that I wouldn't be able to reuse (because I make no use of recursion in this deck. Once it's gone, it's gone); Baring in mind I'm pushing the Phyrexian banner of efficiency, hence the deck's low CMC currently sitting at 2.60.

Currently the deck isn't as efficient as other decks with green at getting land ramp. It's because of my very greedy manabase, but this is to allow Atraxa, Praetors' Voice a head start to be played before the fourth turn. She can consistently be cast on turn 3, and possibly turn 2, but you'd have to be quite lucky for a turn 2 Atraxa, but it is possible.

With our games being group oriented I didn't feel like it could hold a place in the deck as it could quite possibly sit in my hand waiting for the right time to be used. In the deck's current state what would you swap out to fit it in? I will heavily consider getting it in there for a test run.

mistarilledawn on Dr Deathtouch

1 month ago

Hired Poisoner, Tidehollow Strix, and Pharika's Chosen all feel too vanilla for me. Yes, they fit the theme, but they don't have much of an upside besides that.

Circuitous Route also feels a bit off, maybe considering cutting it, or replacing it with something else?

Also, you've probably already considered it, but Atraxa, Praetors' Voice would also be an interesting and on-theme idea for a commander.

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