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2 days ago
Ill try to keep budget low, I dont know how good you want this deck to be, but we can definitely make it pretty nasty on a budget aside from mana base. I personally think you should focus on B/W/R This gives you good draw, good stax peices, and extra combat turns. Some of these cards have alternate prints that are a bit cheaper. But i think this is a good start
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Hidden commander
Meekstone Since you get untap effects, should really help slow others down. Add in some other stax peices as you get budget if you want to keep tuning it, but alot of good stax cards are a little higher costed
4 days ago
So, I think you may have a problem. It seems as though you prefer a more controlling archetype of play. Atraxa is a phenomenal commander, however, when you build her around +1/+1 counters, you are tending to play quite aggressively. You have a few options. You can continue dumping money into Atraxa and you'll have one fairly powerful deck you can play. Not a terrible thing, probably your best avenue power wise. However, it sounds like you're holding onto this single deck because it was a nice gift, and it was, so keep it intact to play, but I recommend stepping a little aside and constructing a new deck. There is nothing wrong with having multiple decks to play, and you could build something a little more in your wheel house. If your group doesn't have a problem with it, I recommend proxying cards before purchasing them. Especially your more expensive cards. Try the cards out in a few games and see how they play before investing in them. Another issue is that it seems like you are in a moderately competitive meta. That's tough as a budget player. While not impossible to build a competitive deck on a budget, it is quite difficult. I recommend looking up cEDH deck lists on YouTube through channels such as LabManiacs. They have a few budget options if memory serves. There are numerous other channel that do the same thing. One of the best semi-competitive decks is Edric, Spymaster of Trest, but it is super aggressive as well. Tatyova, Benthic Druid is another option that could be a little more controlling...
If you're dead set on Atraxa, which I wouldn't blame you for, she's dead sexy, :p I recommend shifting into a more infect, or superfriends archetype. Superfriends referring to Planeswalkers. I personally am building Atraxa Infect as I acquire the cards as that's my playstyle, but you may enjoy the more controlly aspect of superfriends. If you go that route look at cards that increase your protection. Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Propaganda, Meekstone, Crawlspace, and Ensnaring Bridge are some good ones of the top of my head. Look at additional ramp like Mana Vault, Basalt Monolith, or even Hedron Archive. There is an excellent podcast for EDH called The Command Zone. Highly recommend them for suggestions as well. They've done an episode on Atraxa. Anyway, they recommend as a rule 10 cards that provide ramp, 10 cards that provide card draw, 5 board wipes, and 5 spot removal. With variance depending on who your commander is and the deck you're trying to play, these are just things to look for. If you're consistently top decking, add some draw. More than anything you have to find something you enjoy playing. You'll get to the point you have a $700 deck or even more that you just really don't enjoy playing...and that sucks. So that's my recommendation, either shift archetypes with Atraxa, or Build a new deck that fits your playstyle more. If I'm wrong and you really enjoy the aggressive route, then ya, picking up some cards that provide you and your board with hexproof is a great idea. Also, perhaps get some enchantment removal such as Naturalize in addition to the Krosan Grip you already run. Redundancy is good. If one iteration of a card is good enough for your deck...why not another? My personal favorites are Anguished Unmaking and Utter End as they allow you to deal with practically anything.
Sorry about the novella...good luck! Let me know if you have any more questions.
1 week ago
If the meta is more creature-based, I'd suggest, Norn's Annex, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Ensnaring Bridge (Keeping your hand at 3 cards so Aurelia, the Warleader can attack, but most things can't is pretty good), AEther Flash, Authority of the Consuls, Sphere of Safety, Lightmine Field (great in voltron), Meekstone, Torpor Orb/Tocatli Honor Guard/Hushwing Gryff (great vs Pestermite/Deceiver Exarch paired with Kiki-Jiki, soulbond like Deadeye Navigator, allies, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Breya, Etherium Sculptor, Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Craterhoof Behemoth, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Mairsil, the Pretender, Reaper King, Sharuum the Hegemon or any other ETB effect.)
1 week ago
Thanks for showing up! And thanks for the recommendations, definitely!
Glare of Subdual... thinking about it, I think it's better than Light of Day for this deck. Zombies seem to need 15-20 turns to become a really serious problem; I can win before then, or just outnumber them.
I hadn't known about the Cloudstone Curio combo for Stormfront Riders... Looks like it means keeping them in play. For some reason I never remembered that that was possible!
On the one hand, I like the tactical flexibility that Sidar Kondo and Tymna the Weaver give me: the ability to attack planeswalkers, and to top off my hand more or less at will. I need to add a Meekstone or Crackdown if I keep using them -- but I think I can drop at least one of my card-draw cards in that case.
On the other hand, Ghave, Guru of Spores probably means a faster victory, and I was already wondering about adding Ashnod's Altar to the deck. (An entertaining flavor fail: Ashnod's Altar + Farrelite Priest + Sacred Mesa .) Cathars' Crusade has obvious applicability to other decks I'm looking to build, too, and Ghave frees up another slot in the deck.
I think I prefer Sidar Kondo and Tymna for flavor, but I'll definitely experiment with Ghave and Ashnod's Altar; they'd probably make for a stronger deck...
2 weeks ago
Looking good! If you wanted some more (mostly) one-sided board wipes, you could consider Austere Command, Dusk and Slaughter the Strong. You can even deal with larger creatures on a somewhat permanent basis via Meekstone, Noetic Scales or Marble Titan. Ensnaring Bridge is probably the best at what it does, but it's hella expensive.
You could also get some more card draw from Abzan Beastmaster and/or Ulvenwald Observer, in case Arcades wasn't always enough. Reveillark would also be interesting since it can bring back basically any two creatures in the deck!
And by the way, are you sure Shield Wall is good enough? You might get more use, certainly in the long run, with Spidersilk Armor or even Ensouled Scimitar, which can increase a creature's damage capability by 5 or functionally be a 5/5 flyer itself!
3 weeks ago
Nice take on the new Arcades, the Strategist!
Carpet of Flowers is an odd choice; based on your meta?
3 weeks ago
I like how you made the deck personal and didn't fall into the staples trap.
I would worry that Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite will make at least some of your army fall prey to your own Meekstone or Dusk. I would suggest using Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive instead, which serves as a back-up to Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa.
I would replace a tutor with Sylvan Library; you are less likely to need to search for one specific card if you get selection every turn.
Hope that inspires you; please feel free to comment my decks as well!
3 weeks ago
Arcades, the Strategist is on here now FYI.
Meekstone is also very strong in this kind of deck.
If you want some more ideas I have my own Arcades deck.
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