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Fading 5 (This enchantment enters the battlefield with five fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.)
Remove a fade counter from Parallax Tide: Exile target land.
When Parallax Tide leaves the battlefield, each player returns to the battlefield all cards he or she owns exiled with Parallax Tide.
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Parallax Tide Discussion
20 hours ago
I played a very similar Atraxa build for like 2 years until my friends stopped calling me. I like everything you've got going, Bear Umbra in particular is a nice touch that never occurred to me.
My only thought would be that Dovin Baan is flavorful and fits the theme but doesn't really accomplish a whole lot. I had him in a bunch of my original decklists and he never really won me the game. I think you'll see better results replacing him with Parallax Wave or Parallax Tide--Wave is technically better, but the Tide has the potential to set people back so far that several of my buddies have immediately scooped to it in 1v1...and it sounds like demoralization is a serious priority of yours.
I see you already have Tangle Wire so I don't need to tell you how broken Atraxa gets with Fading effects. Much respect, keep up the good work!
3 weeks ago
- It actually does! It has it's complexity, but here is how it works:
- 1) First, we need Brago, King Eternal + Strionic Resonator + Parallax Tide with at least two counters.
- 2) Deal combat damage to a player with Brago, King Eternal to trigger his ability.
- 3) As his ability triggers, it goes to the stack and we choose any two targets we want, doesn't matter.
- 4) Tap 2 untapped lands you control, generating 2 mana.
- 5) We remove 2 counters from Parallax Tide targeting the 2 lands you just tapped. If there are more counters, you can exile more lands you control (this way you can generate infinite mana).
- NOTE: We will let it resolve!
- 6) If there is still more counters in Parallax Tide, we can use it targeting the enemy's lands (so we can exile it permanently)
- NOTE: We WON'T let it resolve.
- 7) Now, in response to the ability that removes the enemy's lands, we activate the Strionic Resonator ability with the 2 mana we generated before, copying Brago's original ability, targeting both Strionic Resonator and Parallax Tide. -NOTE: how is the stack right now: --top- -> copied Brago's ability, targeting strionic and the tide -> tide's capacities that targets the enemy's lands -> original Brago's ability, targeting any 2 non land permanents you control --bottom-
- 8) As it resolves, Parallax Tide leaves, and return with 5 fading counters, it's triggered ability goes to the top of the stack and Strionic Resonator is untapped again. -NOTE: how is the stack right now:
- -top- -> Tide's ability that returns the lands you control (and, in that moment, you exiled only your lands, so only your lands will return) -> Tide's ability that targets enemy's lands -> original Brago's ability, targeting any 2 non land permanents you control --bottom-
- 9) We let resolve the Tide's ability that returns our 2 (or more) lands, untapped.
- 10) The remaining abilities of the Tide resolves and exiles permanently the enemy's lands. Indeed, it's a new Parallax Tide in game now, and when this Tide leaves the game again, it will only return the lands this new Tide removed, as it doesn't remember the lands exiled in it's past life.
- 11) Back to step 4, but with 5 counters in the Tide.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Parallax Tide and Parallax Wave are solid in this deck because atraxa can proliferate the counters to make things stay exiled indefinitely. If you add Doubling Season you can actually add counters to them each turn to continue exiling more things indefinitely. Hokori, Dust Drinker works with your resource denial strategy, as does Dovin Baan when you ult him, which is super easy in a deck with proliferate and doubling season
2 months ago
I believe I understand the Parallax Wave/Tide interactions, but i may be wrong and could use a little guidance to clean up -
I would respond to the original Brago trigger on the stack by removing the fade counters from the Parallax Tide, respond to that by copying Brago's trigger with the resonator, and let that copy resolve targeting the Parallax Tide, Sol Ring, Strionic Resonator. The game would recognize the Parallax Tide that got blinked back in as a new object, and the fade counter trigger would resolve and remove whatever lands i targeted. I assume Parallax Wave would work the same way with creatures.
Am i on the right track or completely wrong?
5 months ago
Changelog #4, formatted correctly!
6 months ago
Some great ideas there! :-)
If we go with Atraxa, we could readily with Planeswalkers and make it proliferate.dec ;-)
6 months ago
I've not played with this list for a couple of months now. I'd say that the closest thing to it in the current meta is reanimator, and replenish is basically a slower version of reanimator. However, as you might now, the deck plays differently than reanimator because we can cast our combo fairly easily. I think the matchup against counter heavy decks is pretty good actually, as long as you are also running Force of Will and must-counter spells, like Fact or Fiction and Parallax Tide. I've always had a bad time playing against infect and faster combo decks (pre-sideboard), notably storm, reanimator, and omnitell.
Stifle is here to counter Parallax Tide's triggered ability that returns exiled lands to play and for early-game land-destruction (fetchlands). It's a must if you play tide and worst case scenario, it's a card to pitch to force.
I feel there are many ways to build this deck but combo-control is not one of them. If I ever play it again, I'd like to try it in a Chalice of the Void + Trinisphere sort of list, and also test a transformational sideboard with something like Helm of Obedience and rest in peace / leyline combo, instead of the reactive sideboard I usually run with it.
I've never been a fan of boseiju. I'd try Defense Grid against counter-heavy.