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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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1 week ago
I am planning to build an EDH deck with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the general, and I know that she is an immensely popular EDH general, but I still wish to make a deck with her, because angels are one of my favorite creature types in this game and Phyrexia is one of my favorite factions in this game.
The idea that I have for my deck will, naturally, be to use Atraxas ability to place additional counters on my permanents: specifically, +1/+1 counters on my creatures and loyalty counters on my planeswalkers.
First, for other proliferation cards beyond Atraxa, I am planning to use Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine , Fuel for the Cause , Inexorable Tide, Spread the Sickness , Steady Progress , Thrummingbird , and Viral Drake; I will not use Volt Charge, because my deck will not support the color red, Core Prowler , because it simply is too weak, and neither Plaguemaw Beast nor Throne of Geth , because my deck will not be generating large quantities to tokens to sacrifice to the abilities of those permanents. I am currently uncertain about Grim Affliction and Tezzeret's Gambit, so I shall await feedback from other users here regarding those cards.
Second, I will need a method for placing +1/+1 counters on my creatures initially, before I can multiply them, so I am planning to use the following cards to achieve that goal: Archangel of Thune, Ghave, Guru of Spores , Daghatar the Adamant , Kalonian Hydra, Forgotten Ancient, and Echoes of the Kin Tree . If anyone has any suggestions for further cards, I will greatly appreciate them.
Third, for planeswalkers, I will be seeking to use planesawalkers with powerful ultimate abilities, preferably those that grant emblems, and some of the planeswalkers whom I am considering are Tamiyo, Field Researcher , Ajani Steadfast, Ajani Unyielding, Narset Transcendent , Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Elspeth Tirel, and at least one version of Sorin. It is not a high priority, but I would like to ensure that all colors are represented equally, or nearly equally, among planeswalkers in my deck.
Fourth, I have a number of wild cards, cards that do not contribute to the overall theme of the deck but are still very nice to use. Thus far, every EDH deck of mine has both a Gilded Lotus and a Thran Dynamo, but, with a deck that uses the proliferate mechanic, perhaps I could use Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice in their places, since I will be able to increase the number of counters on them. I believe that every green EDH should contain a Seedborn Muse, so mine shall, as well, especially because she will work well with contagion clasp and contagion engine. I have a Mirari's Wake and Privileged Position in each of my green/white EDH decks and a True Conviction in every white deck, so this one shall, as well. Would Lux Cannon work in this deck? I am considering it, but wish for feedback before I actually purchase it. Also, a deck such as this should definitely have Doubling Season, but that card is currently very expensive, so I shall need to wait either for it to be reprinted or for me to have a great amount of surplus money to spend.
What does everyone else say about this? What ideas can you offer me for an EDH deck centered around Atraxa?
1 week ago
For my rainbow super friends deck I have found it easier to have creatures than to deny my opponents any creatures. I have only 19 Planeswalkers, chosen carefully to offer at least one, hopefully two of the following: Card draw, Creature Tokens, Removal, Emblems, Ramp. For example, Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury fits because of tokens, ramp, removal, and card draw. Garruk, Apex Predator brings removal, tokens, and an emblem. Elspeth, Sun's Champion offers tokens, mass removal, and an emblem. Control-ish emblems like those on Dovin Baan, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, or Narset Transcendent can be truly brutal with more than one in play.
My main creature package is Allies, with General Tazri for a Commander. The Allies offer me mana dorks, card draw, beat sticks, artifact removal, and a couple of non-planeswalker win cons.
2 weeks ago
Yes, as long as you're putting the counters on either yourself or an artifact or creature you control.
A card does what it says, no more and no less. When you go to put counters on things with a proliferate effect (Steady Progress, etc.), Winding Constrictor will make you put an additional counter on the things it applies to.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
sumneuron I tried making a deck solely based around proliferate / levelup once, which is slightly similar to yours. Fuel for the Cause, Steady Progress, and Tezzeret's Gambit can all be used to draw cards / counter / proliferate which could work here.
1 month ago
i also love this planswalker...i have made a few different builds around her just for getting that emblem... i find Bant turbofog to be the most effective but its not exactly the most satisfying...Doubling Season...Thrummingbird...Steady Progress and Clockspinning may help ya cheat extra counters on her.... A fun creature to consider is Shorecrasher Mimic ... he is a BEAST that can take a game on his own if you run lots of spells like Shielding Plax/Coiling Oracle/Winged Coatl/Slippery Bogle/Favor of the Overbeing and basically anything from eventide :p .... Good luck i hope you are able to succeed where i came up short!
1 month ago
1 month ago
Talrand, Sky Summoner, Young Pyromancer, Metallurgic Summonings, and Insectile Aberration Flip should help you along quite well, Guttersnipe too. Tezzeret's Gambit and Steady Progress work well to gain experience, Inexorable Tide will give a similar effect.