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Fuel for the Cause
Counter target spell, then 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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Fuel for the Cause Discussion
1 month ago
FancyTuesday: I like most of those changes. I'm not a great deck builder yet and those points actually help a lot with the learning process. I'll probably make most of the changes but maybe not all? The Vorel of the Hull Clade change and the Fuel for the Cause change worry me a bit. Well, maybe not the Fuel for the Cause... and adding Archetype of Imagination and/or Wonder to my sideboard might do really well.
1 month ago
Were I building the deck I would probably do the following:
Vorel of the Hull Clade -> Coiling Oracle: Vorel is a 3 drop with no ETB and a slow activated ability with a that ties up 2 mana. He has exactly 3 targets on your side he could hit, and for -1/-1s on opponents creatures he's a pretty poor assassin. Oracle hits the board and immediately replaces itself, either by putting you ahead a turn or putting a card in your hand, which gives it added value as a reanimation tool.
Odric, Lunarch Marshal -> Angel of Finality: Odric is highly board dependent. For him to be effective you need your commander and multiple creatures out, and you're not particularly creature heavy. Yeah he spreads the goodness of Atraxa around, but he doesn't spread infect which is what you really need. Angel of Finality comes with evasion and attacks your opponents resources whether or not your commander or anything else is on the board. If it turns out you need more evasion to connect with infect you're probably better served with Archetype of Imagination or Wonder.
Fuel for the Cause -> Corrupted Conscience: See above for my opinion regarding counterspells in EDH, least of all counterspells that cost 4 when you aren't playing a control or combo deck. Effects that steal creatures are incredibly valuable in EDH as they remove an opponent's threat and give you one with a single card, giving them infect is icing on the cake.
Evolution Charm -> Cyclonic Rift: I wager in most cases Charm brings a creature back to your hand or gives a creature of yours flying, both of which are pretty unimpressive effects. Rift can reset everyone else's board, gets around indestructible and hexproof, and in a pinch can bounce a blocker for 2 to get your creatures through.
Any Signet -> Chromatic Lantern: There are a grand total of 8 symbols in your deck including the commander, and the only double is a 7 drop. In terms of mana fixing you're way better off with the Lantern.
Steady Progress -> Tezzeret's Gambit: The instant speed of Progress doesn't give you any huge advantage since you're not playing control and doing the same amount of proliferating between your turns either way. Drawing a single card only replaces itself, it doesn't really give you more than what you put in in terms of card efficiency. If it said "Kicker Pay 2 life: Draw another card" you'd pay it every single time in EDH, which is what Gambit gives you. You don't even need a blue source to play Gambit.
Glistener Elf/Swiftfoot Boots -> Wrath of God/Damnation: Wraths are invaluable card advantage in EDH. Glistener is practically useless outside of your opening hand, and I find the haste shoes are often disappointments.
But I'm not building the deck, so you do your thing! It's all judgement calls and only you know your meta, so it's really all up to you. Good luck!
2 months ago
2 months ago
Here some cards to pimp your deck.
More ramp = more speed:
Control and removal
- Song of the Dryads
- Arcane Denial
- Cyclonic Rift
- Nature's Claim
- Swan Song
- Plasm Capture
- Simic Charm
- Beast Within
- Reality Shift
- Back to Nature
- Bane of Progress
- Krosan Grip
- Fuel for the Cause
2 months ago
If your interested, I have quite a bit of discussion in my description around some combos and Alternative card evaluations.
Since you've invested the $5 in Rite of Replication you can put in Dualcaster Mage <$1 to get infinite Dualcaster Mage. They won't have haste, which sucks, but puts everyone on a 1 turn timer to deal with the Dualcaster Mage horde thats coming next turn! Very $100 budget conscious.
I abuse Nivix Guildmage in my deck, Turnabout $4, Reality Spasm <$1, Frantic Search $2 as a couple examples. Turnabout is just made to go Infinite, You can cut a few $'s by removing the Propaganda $7 and replacing with this guy. Turnabout and Reality Spasm can also go Infinite with Reiterate.
Cyclonic Rift is just too expensive if you're trying to get under $100. It's sad, AMAZING card.
Command Tower $3 isn't necessary with all the draw in and only being 65% 35% .
Just some ideas. Can save $30 there pretty easily and not loose too much value.
Hope something here helps anyway. +1.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Every commander deck should have Sol Ring. Strionic Resonator can copy Atraxas profligerate abilty, allowing you to do it twice per turn. Other suggestions I have are: Hardened Scales, Azor's Elocutors, Give / Take, Festering Mummy, Fuel for the Cause, Spread the Sickness, Blighted Agent, Core Prowler, Corrupted Conscience, Necropede, Pistus Strike, Plague Stinger, Tainted Strike, Viral Drake, Viridian Corrupter, Astral Cornucopia, Deepglow Skate, Banshee's Blade, Chimeric Mass, Darksteel Reactor, Grindclock, Lux Cannon, Umezawa's Jitte.
3 months ago
I would be a little worried about your number of lands. Have you been getting mana screwed? Usually EDH works well in the 36-40 area. If you have a few more mana rocks the 36 area usually works pretty well. Maybe take out a few of the not so good mana rocks or other artifacts and try for some more lands?
Your mana curve seems a little high as well. Maybe try cutting a few 6-7 CMC cards for some 2-4s to try and get some more early game presence.
Also, with Ramos and some of the counter cards you have maybe try looking into some proliferate cards. Maybe even add a few more counter cards then use stuff like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Fuel for the Cause, Inexorable Tide, Tezzeret's Gambit, etc.
Looks sweet though, +1 from me.