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Exotic Orchard Discussion
5 days ago
Also, an addition which was just suggested and implemented across my 4-color decks, Unstoppable Warrior Tribal Input Welcome! and United and Unyielding Deck- get rid of pretty much every land you can't fetch in favor of basics. So for you, that's Exotic Orchard, Krosan Verge, Opal Palace, Scrubland (unless you really wanna pay $80 for it)- you actually have a good mana base, and I saw in the description you're working on it still.
1 week ago
After playing this deck some up against some more competitive decks I decided to adjust it and add more answers, counter spells and card draw.
1x Exotic Orchard
1x Orzhov Signet
1x Mindless Automaton
1x Golgari Signet
1x Disdainful Stroke
1x Twilight Drover
1x Juniper Order Ranger
1x Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
1x Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker
1x Enduring Scalelord
1x Custodi Soulbinders
1x Angel of Invention
1x Anguished Unmaking
1x Overwhelming Denial
1x Theft of Dreams
1x Eel Umbra
1x Rhystic Study
1x Essence Scatter
1x Dream Fracture
1x Swords to Plowshares
1x Vigean Graftmage
1x Fate Foretold
1x Aqueous Form
1 week ago
How do you feel about Forbidden Orchard for fixing? it kinda fits into the political theme of the deck. Not sure if I want to give my opponents chump blockers though.
Only reason Sol Ring isn't in here is because it's banned in my playgroup.
In terms of the stax pieces, I'm trying to keep this deck quite casual and political. I like the direction you took yours in though.
Toxic Deluge is a great boardwipe and it's in a few of my decks. In this deck I think I have enough boardwipes that get around indestructible with Merciless Eviction and Hallowed Burial. If I find the deck needs another boardwipe I'll be adding Toxic Deluge though.
2 weeks ago
Hey MegaMatt13! I'm glad you caught that key phrasing on Ophiomancer because it really does make it a solid card for pillow fort strategies and it performs quite well in my deck. As mentor6 mentioned, it's also good fuel for cards like Contamination or Smokestack. Those cards certainly make your deck cutthroat but also will shift your focus to more of a Pillowfort-Stax hybrid which is how I play my version of the deck. It's a solid strategy but it doesn't make friends. If you went that route (or even if you didn't) another card worth considering (budget pending) is Bitterblossom. Since you're running Bloodchief Ascension, you could toss in Mindcrank to combo off.
Since you're running cards to dissuade your opponents from attacking you, Darien, King of Kjeldor could be quite good in your deck. I would also recommend a Deflecting Palm as a saving grace from one huge source of damage.
Another powerful card to consider (again budget pending) is Toxic Deluge. Great way to get around indestructible things.
Kambal, Consul of Allocation is quite good too since he'll net you a lot of life if left unchecked for too long. Definitely a solid card for the Queen.
To fine tune your mana fixing a bit, I would consider the following:
Caves of Koilos
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Darksteel Ingot (I like this mana rock better simply for the indestructible)
2 weeks ago
Infect Atraxa absolutely requires Ichor Rats since it can give everyone poison counters instantly and then you can begin proliferation. Blighted Agent is another amazing infect card as it has unblockable. Already said above, if budget isn't a problem, Doubling Season belongs in every Atraxa deck regardless of the build.
As for the land base, it is heavily based on how you build the deck. the four red-less Tricolor taplands included in the precon are amazing, as is the any color lands or Command Tower -esque cards, also including Fellwar Stone and Exotic Orchard.
Also good, go for some of the Fast lands from Scars of Mirrodin and Kaladesh. (Example: Darkslick Shores) Shock lands are always great if you run fetch lands. (Example: Watery Grave) I personally love the Check (Example: Drowned Catacomb) and Bounce Lands (Example: Dimir Aqueduct)
Artifacts can be helpful as well. Contagion Engine and its little brother Contagion Clasp are great proliferators each turn. Mana rocks are always helpful, and Sol Ring belongs in every single deck in the entirety of Magic: the Gathering. Lightning Greaves is an extremely powerful equipment. Akroma's Memorial is great to make it almost impossible to not get at least some damage through. Blightsteel Colossus makes it so people will always block him and let your smaller infects in, followed by proliferation.
2 weeks ago
I think that there are a few 'no duh' items that you can just assume you are including, they are generic color fixing lands, powerful ramp, or ramp/colorfix artifacts. And a couple cards that are just very good/powerful when you are playing 4 colors. Note that this DOES assume you are playing four colors. (More on this in another post)
- Command Tower
- Commander's Sphere
- Sol Ring
- Ash Barrens
- Astral Cornucopia
- Chromatic Lantern
- Conqueror's Flail
- Darksteel Ingot
- Evolving Wilds
- Exotic Orchard
- Grand Coliseum
- Myriad Landscape
- Opal Palace
- Temple of the False God
- Terramorphic Expanse
- Fellwar Stone
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Prismatic Geoscope
Also the following I'd say you have a 'very high chance' of wanting to run, regardless of the deck. Just because they are 'that good' and given the limited pool of cards, you'll take what you can get:
2 weeks ago
Hmmm. Let's get to work! You said you planned to make your friends hate life, so I'm throwing all complaints about "friendly magic" out the window here.
You're missing several important Stax pieces. Static Orb and Storage Matrix are vicious mana denial cards. More notably, they (and Winter Orb) can be turned off using cards like Quicksmith Spy (and the rest of the to-be-revealed cycle). Contamination is a complete lockdown in the right metas. Cataclysm is often a strict upgrade over Armageddon, though you should be playing both. You might consider the infamous smokestacks, but you'd have to playtest them.
Divine Reckoning is a great board wipe in decks like this, because it spares your commander and wipes away token and aggro decks. Toxic Deluge is one of the best board wipes of all time, especially since it's low in cost and modular. In terms of removal, Swords to Plowshares is one of the best options, bar none.
Your landbase isn't complete obviously, but I rarely play below 36-37 lands. Especially in a deck like this, where you plan to lock down mana, you need your land drops consistently. Since you're already playing Sylvan Library, I'd add Land Tax and Abundance to the list (the latter for the combo with Library).
You are in the best tutor colors, and they can find your stax pieces. I would recommend Fabricate, Demonic Tutor, and Enlightened Tutor at the least. You currently have very few targets for Green Sun's Zenith, so it might be cut for a different tutor.
In terms of lands, Aether Hub is very good with Atraxa (along with Tendo Ice Bridge, the Depletion lands, the Vivid lands, Gemstone Mine, etc). In general, my multi-color land bases always include City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard, Reflecting Pool, and Exotic Orchard.
You want cards that can make your Stax effects asymmetrical. Unfortunately Prophet of Kruphix is banned, but Seedborn Muse can do a decent impression. Same with the new Paradox Engine (seriously, that card is freaking busted).
You might want some more counterspells. In mana denial decks, Mana Leak can be a hard counter more often than you'd think. Krosan Grip is also an amazing kill spell, and Mystical Tutor finds whatever you need when you need it.
I hope that helps! Happy deckbuilding! :)
3 weeks ago
Half the power of the Triplets comes from playing your opponent's cards but you won't always have the right colors. I see 3 artifacts and celestial dawn that let you produce any colors but you could use more.