Contentious Plan


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Common

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Contentious Plan


Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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Contentious Plan Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Superfriends Staples??

1 week ago

Some of the new proliferate stuff from War of the spark would be good like Flux Channeler , Evolution Sage , Contentious Plan and Karn's Bastion .

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician could be a good card since Muldrotha will get you stuff back from your graveyard.

Lastly Inexorable Tide , Thrummingbird and , Tezzeret's Gambit are also good additions.

2MeatyOwlLegs on EDH - Mizzix, Izzet Storm

1 week ago

Some of my favourite cards in my Mizzix deck are Contentious Plan and Steady Progress . I prefer Stroke of Genius over Blue Sun's Zenith since the colored mana required to cast it really is a hinderance sometimes. Time Stretch is also a pretty easy way to win with Mizzix. But might not be the way how you want to win. And I prefer playing normal basics over all those slow fetches. The deck thinning in a 100 card deck is negligible and you get to play one of my favourite lands Terrain Generator to ramp with lands, which the deck desperatly wants.

Kai-Erik on Tamiyo Superfriends

1 week ago

Enral She would still have to survive for one turn without taking more than one damage, and I’d have to wait until I know I’ll have eight mana open on my next turn with Chord of Calling .

KayneMarco I tested Contentious Plan and I really like the card. It seems like I usually only cast the signature spell once per game in order to ult, but doing it cheaper does feel good. Playing Tamiyo, ticking her up, and protecting her for a turn when I know I’ll have six mana next turn means almost guaranteed ult in casting Contentious Plan twice and is way easier than before. Great addition.

Kai-Erik on Tamiyo Superfriends

1 week ago

Enral Since I have to have Tamiyo in play to cast the signature spell, I can’t set up the ult without having my oathbreaker out for at least one turn. So it ends up being faster using Contentious Plan or Tezzeret's Gambit . KayneMarco I started testing Contentious Plan and I like it! The only thing is, I usually only cast the signature spell once in order to ult Tamiyo, so the draw two ends up being more relevant than the draw one when the signature spell is only cast that one time.

KayneMarco on Tamiyo Superfriends

1 week ago

Why not use Contentious Plan as your signature? You can get a few more castings before it gets too expensive.

tha_real_cheez on Jace, Draw, Win

1 week ago

Early game defines this deck for me. Because it snowballs so well and can steamroll if people don't catch what you're doing early.

I was toying with the idea of adding Callous Dismissal for the removal plus proliferate. Sideboard seems to be the way to go here. Subbing this in for Contentious Plan against tokens or creature heavy decks seems like a good plan but may not be ideal. Sinister Sabotage is also a card I've thought about adding, the raw counter plus Surveil can synergize so well with this deck build. Only more playtesting will be able to tell me that.

I played a game this morning where I ended up with 3x Jace, Wielder of Mysteries (thanks Spark Double ) at 8+ Loyalty. -8 all three for 21 draw, cast Wall of Lost Thoughts for 25, and a final Contentious Plan for the win.

I feel that playing against this deck must be very frustrating. It certainly is entertaining because at a certain point you stop playing your opponent almost completely. You establish control and you're playing you're Library more than your opponent.

_Delta_ on All Will Be One

1 month ago

I definitely would swap Steady Progress which isn't used all that much in Atraxa decks with Flux Channeler . But in any case Contentious Plan is a better version of that now anyways.

Then I don't think you need Countersquall , how about swap that for a Swords to Plowshares , Putrefy , Path to Exile , etc. I think you have a couple too many counterspells, in my Atraxa deck I don't play really any counterspells except for well Counterspell . I rely on Supreme Verdict , Damnation , Merciless Eviction , Swords to Plowshares , Assassin's Trophy , etc to remove threats rather than bother with trying to counter them. While, your not a control deck obviously, 1-2 boardwipes could nonetheless be useful. Then I figure there must be a reason that you don't have Cyclonic Rift in here right? Otherwise, Recoil is an easy swap.

I also feel that you can cut some of your other instant/sorceries that read … proliferate. Cards like Merciless Eviction , Supreme Verdict , might just serve you better. I think a little more ramp could be used here also, such as Simic Signet , Commander's Sphere , Fellwar Stone , Kodama's Reach / Cultivate and such (1-2 mana of these would help), So I think cutting a card like Contagion Clasp and or Temple Bell would be a good choice.

So, in summary I would cut some of these cards: Wanderer's Strike , Countersquall , Grim Affliction , Steady Progress , Juniper Order Ranger , Recoil , Temple Bell ( Otherworld Atlas could be more interesting, I use it in Nekusar, the Mindrazer :).

And add some of these, Scavenging Ooze , Flux Channeler , Winding Constrictor , Simic Signet , Orzhov Signet , Golgari Signet , Commander's Sphere (1-2 more mana rocks would help, Crystalline Crawler could also work maybe) Merciless Eviction , Cyclonic Rift , Putrefy , Swords to Plowshares , and Mortify .

Even though my list has been converted to superfriends now, you could have a look at it for some still possible ideas. I hope some of this helps.

DemonDragonJ on Mortify or Utter End?

1 month ago

crash328, Vindicate is awesome, but it being a sorcery excludes it from consideration, because instant speed is simply too valuable to sacrifice. Despark is also nice, but the targeting restriction is too severe for me to consider it.

Since the deck that I am discussing is my Atraxa deck, perhaps what I may do is replace mortify with utter end and the replace Tezzeret's Gambit with Contentious Plan to keep balance the increase in mana cost.

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