|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Khans of Tarkir (KTK)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
Combos Browse all
Sandsteppe Citadel enters the battlefield tapped.
: Gain, , , or .
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
Sandsteppe Citadel Discussion
1 week ago
You run both. You want both Paradox Engine + Intruder Alarm as well as Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver + Cryptolith Rite. This lets you get your combo out as consistently as possible, plus all of these individually massively help your game plan even if you aren't comboing out with them.
I also play 5c Slivers with Overlord as the Commander.
Here are some cards I'd suggest with that experience in mind:
Descendants' Path is a great draw engine. Mirari's Wake buffs your slivers and doubles your mana. Phyrexian Reclamation lets you pull Slivers from your yard. Shared Animosity is one of the best one sided buffs you can give your Slivers. Steely Resolve for an additional way to give them all hexproof. Spirit of Resistance combos with Sliver Hivelord making it so you cannot lose the game. Konda's Banner gives +2/+2 to all slivers when attached to a 5c sliver. Vanquisher's Banner is a draw engine and buffs your slivers. Distant Melody draws a ton, Domri Rade serves many roles and is very cheap to play, Cyclonic Rift belongs in any EDH list with blue in it. Shaman of Forgotten Ways is a good ramper, helps to hit 5 colors and has a win-con attached to it. I also run a Birds of Paradise for color fixing.
This deck doesn't look to be a budget deck, except in your lands. That's okay, that's exactly how my deck is as well. Here are some good cards to make fixing 5 colors easier:
The cheaper 5c lands: Ancient Ziggurat, Cascading Cataracts, City of Brass, Command Tower, Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + (only) 1 of each basic, Exotic Orchard, Grand Coliseum, Mirrodin's Core, Path of Ancestry, Rupture Spire, Sliver Hive, Transguild Promenade, Gateway Plaza, Unclaimed Territory, Unknown Shores.
Running a combination of all of these means you only need 1 of each basic, and you'll have no problem hitting 5 colors asap. There are better ways to build the mana pool for 5c Slivers, but it costs thousands of dollars worth of lands.
Anyways, love what you've got going on so far. Hope your table hates playing against this deck as much as my table hates playing against mine, haha.
3 weeks ago
Maybe you should consider more mana fixing, because it is a 4-color deck after all: Command Tower, Exotic Orchard, Caves of Koilos, Llanowar Wastes, Darkwater Catacombs, Sunken Hollow, Tainted Wood, Opulent Palace, Sandsteppe Citadel, Arcane Sanctum, Seaside Citadel, Murmuring Bosk, Path of Ancestry, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Vivid Marsh.
1 month ago
I really like your deck, but if you are willing to invest some money into it you should really get the heavy hitters for infect: Blightsteel Colossus and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. If you want to take it a step further, maybe invest in more Abzan staples like Maelstrom Pulse and Vindicate or focus more on your land base by obtaining more multicolor land, just by adding Sandsteppe Citadel you already have a more diverse manabase
1 month ago
Creatures: Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
1 month ago
multimedia on atraxa
1 month ago
Hey, good start, nice Doubling Season :)
To begin to make upgrades I suggest first focusing on the manabase. When playing a four color Commander you want to consider more dual lands because mana fixing from lands is very important to have the right colors when you want them. Lots of Basic lands in this case is not the direction to go with the manabase. You still want some Basic lands for cards like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach and Battle lands, but dual lands should be priority. There's several budget duals in Atraxa's colors.
Budget lands to consider adding:
These are Rainbow dual lands. Called Rainbow because they can make one mana of any color. Command Tower is one of the best lands in Commander for any Commanders who are more than one color and Tower is budget. Exotic Orchard is not as good as Tower, but when playing four colors it's pretty unlikely that you'll be in a game where this land doesn't make a color of mana you want. Opal Palace is a good land with Atraxa because it can make any one color of mana while also giving Atraxa a +1/+1 counter which is great with her proliferate.
If you're going to play lands that ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped then the Tri lands are your best budget option because they give you one of three choices of colors which is good for mana fixing.
The Pain lands are good budget dual lands because they always ETB untapped and can make either colorless mana or colored mana. You don't have worry about the one life loss to make colored mana in Commander especially since Atraxa has lifelink.
These dual lands are one or two different land types that's good for land ramp spells Farseek and Nature's Lore. Two of the best land ramp spells in Commander because they can tutor for and put a dual land directly into play. Ramp that lets you put a dual land into play is very good when playing four colors. The Battle lands (Vista, Hollow and Stream) are two different land types, for instance Canopy Vista is a Forest and a Plains. This means Farseek can tutor for it because it's a Plains and Lore can tutor for it because it's a Forest.
These are Rainbow mana rocks. Lantern is a good artifact to play when playing four colors because it really helps with mana fixing since any land you control can make any color of mana. It's also ramp since it can tap to make one mana of any color. Fellwar is a two drop and like Exotic Orchard it cares about what colors of lands your opponents have, but this is fine since you're playing four colors, it will be pretty rare that you can't make a color of mana you need with this rock.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
5 months ago
For those unaware of the Pokémon TCG, the term "delta" refers to delta species that debuted in 2005. Some of the card-concepts typically associated in one color were color shifted to a different color to shake-up well established color themes and provide unique gameplay experiences.
Delta Commander or Planar Chaos EDH in MTG terms is to establish a game experience that accomplishes the same style of play noted above. Many players over the years have expressed how they wish a certain commander had color x instead of color y or that a different general was missing a color keeping it from reaching it's full potential or other players have expressed interest in a commander's unique abilities yet disliked the color combination it was associated with. Delta commander rectifies these desires and greater customization freedoms while still maintaining the importance of color identity found in a standard commander game.
Delta Commander mirrors the rules of standard EDH with a few simple rule changes. Decks are still 100 card singleton, 40 life each, 21 command damage is lethal, etc. etc. To color shift a deck you use the general that interests you and then you pick only 1 of the 10 lands listed below.
The land selected will represent the "Domain" your general resides in. The domain is not restricted by your general's color identity and will represent the color shift of your deck. When starting a game the Domain and your General will both start in the command zone indicating to your opponents what colors you are restricted to and vice versa for knowing what colors your opponents are running.
Color identity will work a little different in games:
-The color identity of your General will restrict you on what lands you can play.
-The color identity of your Domain will restrict you on what nonland cards you can play.
As you may have surmised players will be able to play their Domain from the command zone in order to help cast spells outside of their General's color identity. This makes the domain special since your other lands will only produce the colors of your general's color identity, which adds more depth to deck building as players will have to compromise for the right balance of on-colored and off-colored spells used in their deck.
EXAMPLE: Say Baral, Chief of Compliance is your General and Frontier Bivouac is his Domain. The lands in your deck can not contain any mana symbol other than and the spells in your deck can not contain any symbol other than . Hence in order to cast the Red and Green spells in this deck you'll be limited to just the Frontier Bivouac in order to cast them.* (*Typically there would be other ways to cast those spells, but the Domain will be the primary source due to it's consistency of being readily available in your command zone.)
Now that you're familiar with how a deck is color-shifted there are only three more rules to keep in mind to accommodate these changes.
.) The Domain will share many of the same properties as your commander such as being a able to play it from the Command Zone and being able to place it back in the Command Zone if the land is to change zones. There are only two exceptions: 1.) you can not play your Domain if you played another land that turn, and 2.) your Domain will not have a command tax to pay since lands aren't ever cast. (The land enters tapped which makes up for the lack of taxation.)
.) Another key difference is if any source (be it a land or mana-rock-etc.) is to produce one or more mana of any color instead that source will only produce any color of mana in your commander's color identity. This applies to cards such as Mana Confluence, Mana Bloom, Gilded Lotus, etc. This rule is in place to put greater emphasis on your Domain being the chief hallmark to casting off-color spells with. Do note however since your domain restricts the color identity of your spells you are allowed to use signets and other mana-producers that fit into your domain's color identity even if they're outside of your general's color identity.
EXAMPLE: If my General is and my Domain is I could still run cards like Fire Diamond, Moss Diamond, Talisman of Impulse, Gruul Signet for color fixing, but cards like Mana Confluence and Darksteel Ingot would only generate blue mana. This is so the Domain retains some level of importance being used in the deck.
.) The last additional rule to this format is unlike all your other lands your Domain will have "Protection from lands." This means your Domain can never be the target of effects from the likes of Strip Mine, Wasteland, or Ghost Quarter due to their abusability with other cards such as Crucible of Worlds or Life from the Loam. Do note this does not stop the effects of cards like Sinkhole, Blood Moon, or Spreading Seas being used. (Hence the importance of running color-fixing mana rocks.)
You have now read up on the rules of Delta Commander or Planar Chaos EDH. Please keep in mind that when building in this format that your general determines the color identity of your lands and your domain determines the color identity of your spells. While it's possible to have a general and a domain that share no colors your deck will likely run a lot better if your domain shares at least one or two colors with your general.
Bonus: If you were to build a deck for this format what general and domain would you build your deck around? What off-color synergies would you include in your deck?