|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
Combos Browse all
: Add to your mana pool.
: Put a charge counter on Mirrodin's Core.
, Remove a charge counter from Mirrodin's Core: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
|Have (6)||thekingpinBR , bakunet , itheoryz , bakeraj4 , Pumpkinking913 , Friedrice24|
|Want (14)||mumblethief , r3h0ld3r , gamerhat , Lazysaurus , LastCall , Gryffix , zn.tportlock , Jspeed , GS10 , Sergal , DarthMeatloaf , Lythia , clongst , Xelgion|
Mirrodin's Core Discussion
2 days ago
Your mana base feels a bit greedy. I know you rarely need colored mana, but when you do, you need a lot of it-you have 7 cards that require at least two colored sources of mana, and you'll need more if you want to play more in one turn. Some of your colorless-producing lands are questionable anyway.
Darksteel Citadel has some uses. You can discard it to Thirst for Knowledge, have it reduce the cost of Stoic Rebuttal, or use it as a sink for charge counters. But overall, these don't actually add much. In particular, you need to have exactly 2 other artifacts, 2 blue mana sources, and a plan for all of your other mana to have it actually synergize with Stoic Rebuttal. (Otherwise you're having one mana unused, which would have paid the third mana anyway.) Overall, it just doesn't help you that much, and it will delay a Winding Constrictor or Stoic Rebuttal more than it does anything good.
Academy Ruins is the most justifiable, and you should probably keep it.
I would recommend using a more traditional mana base, maybe 8 fetches, 4 shocks, 4 basics, 4 fastlands, and 2 Academy Ruins.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
So, after looking at your landbase I have some suggestions. Since you're running Atraxa you have the unique opportunity to take advantage of Proliferate. Some lands that may be of use to you are the TimeSpiral Storage Lands, aka: Calciform Pools, Dreadship Reef, and Saltcrusted Steppe. Then to support your proliferation madness you could use Mage-Ring Network, Gemstone Mine (because you could just keep proliferating the counters on it, making it punishment free), and Mirrodin's Core. To make room, i'd try and cut your manabase down to around 33 lands. I would probably cut some of the Check Lands, but I would definitely cut Krosan Verge for one of the previously mentioned mentioned cards I suggested.
Also, for the love of everything sane and holy why on earth are you running Mu Yanling?! Wizards even admitted that the cards from that set were made to be intentionally unplayable. The proof is from: Creating Global Series:JIANG YANGGU & MU YANLING:
Now, to properly set expectations: these are essentially special Planeswalker Decks for a Chinese audience. Despite the fact that they are packaged together, I would suggest thinking of them as Planeswalker Decks, not Duel Decks.
Planeswalker decks were purposefully watered down, a product that had little to offer more experienced players. Sorry for the rant, but all i'm trying to say is that you have much better options than Mu Yanling. Try Aminatou, the Fateshifter...just anything but that.
On an additional note, you could also run As Foretold because Atraxa can get that count up very high very quickly. 2 counters every turn (your upkeep + endstep) means you could pop out a free planeswalker on your turn, tap out, and still be able to play responses during other players turns (it says "Once EACH turn", not "Once on your turn") so that would be something to take advantage of.
I think i'll cut myself off here...I have a few more thoughts regarding your deck but i'll playtest it a bit more before I comment again. Good stuff so far though!
1 month ago
Hey there! Excellent start!
If you're going to run Infect, have you considered Triumph of the Hordes ? Blighted Agent is slow and will get aggressive reactions from other players - Triumph in this deck may very well be a "Win the game" card in many cases. Best part is, you do it on the same turn it's cast.
I like your choice of creatures - have you considered any of the older Simic cards? Cytoplast Manipulator and Cytoplast Root-Kin would definitely fit well here. Graft is wonderful and has synergies with Atraxa in wonderful terrible ways. ;)
Hope this helps!!
1 month ago
sorinmarkauv, yeah, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is a common superfriends deck, able to build up tons of walkers, and protect them with a vigilance, lifelinking, deathtouching, flying blocker! With good synergy with tons of different lands, such as storage lands, vivid lands, Aether Hub, Gemstone Mine, Tendo Ice Bridge, Mirrodin's Core, etc. you can easily fix for tons of creatures.
2 months ago
Lux Cannon is a bit too expensive for this budget deck, and I speak of it price wise, which is why I didn't put it in the first place. I will sideboard Transmogrifying Wand however as its a budget way of destroying creatures at any t
2 months ago
Removal with charge counters:
- Lux Cannon - mainly to remove enchantments/artifacts
- Transmogrifying Wand - remove creatures with nasty abilities
- Infused Arrows - remove small/regenerate/indestructable creatures
Charge counter generation:
2 months ago
Have you considered Vorel of the Hull Clade combined with my other suggestions? Ramos, Dragon Engine ; Doubling Cube; Master Transmuter, Composite Golem, Phyrexian Reclamation, and the Talismans (Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress, Talisman of Unity, Talisman of Impulse, Talisman of Indulgence. With Vorel you could also include Gyre Sage. Using Vorel to double the counters on Ramos and Gyre Sage. You could also storage lands like Calciform Pools, Dreadship Reef, Molten Slagheap, Fungal Reaches, Saltcrusted Steppe, Mage-Ring Network, and/or Mirrodin's Core along with a card that transforms lands into a creature, doesn't matter if it's permanent or just temporary, to have Vorel double the number of counters on them while they are creatures. I do this in my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice and it works magic for me. If you're worried about any of these engine cards being limited just add tutors.
Side Note: I totally use Wasteland, Strip Mine, Crucible of Worlds, Ramunap Excavator , Exploration, and Burgeoning in my Glissa, the Traitor EDH deck and those cards are savage together. highly recommend trying them out together in a deck.