Steady Progress

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Modern Masters 2015 Edition Common
Scars of Mirrodin Common

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Steady Progress

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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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Steady Progress Discussion

Neotrup on Mizzix w/ zero EXP counters ...

2 weeks ago

How it will work is you'll cast Steady Progress triggering Mizzix of the Izmagnus' ability to trigger. The trigger will be placed on the stack above Steady Progress and resolve first. Then, when Steady Progress resolves you'll be able to choose any number of creatures and/or players with counters on them, and for each object chosen add one counter of a type that object already has on it. In this case I assume you'll ignore the experience counter and add an energy counter (you have an Aether Hub, right?), but I guess you could end up with 2 experience counters if you really wanted.

Rhadamanthus on Mizzix w/ zero EXP counters ...

2 weeks ago

You'll have 2 experience counters.

A spell is officially "cast" after you finish paying all its costs. This means in your example Mizzix of the Izmagnus will trigger when you cast Steady Progress, that trigger will be put onto the stack on top of Steady Progress, and you'll get an experience counter from the trigger before Steady Progress starts resolving and tells you to proliferate.

ShinakoX2 on Mizzix w/ zero EXP counters ...

2 weeks ago

If I have a Mizzix of the Izmagnus with no experience counters from her ability, and then I cast a spell with Proliferate (such as Steady Progress), how many experience counters will I have after the stack resolves?

I'm asking because Proliferate can only duplicate a counter if there is a counter in the first place. So which effect will resolve first: Mizzix's ability off of casting the spell, or the Proliferate effect as the spell resolves?

Kinkybobo on Bant's +1/+1 Counter Giveaway!

2 weeks ago

Master Biomancer over Ivy Lane Denizen and Tezzeret's Gambit over Steady Progress and you should run a plain ol Counterspell instead of one of those other less effective ones.

Findlesticks on Atraxa infect EDH

2 weeks ago

Looks pretty neat! My friend used to run Steady Progress in his infect deck, didn't git his too well but might be worth considering. Contagion Engine and Contagion Clasp are great in my Atraxa EDH.

You might have some problems getting damage in, especially late-game, since your creatures are mostly quite small. Maybe something like Archetype of Imagination or Venser, the Sojourner could solve that?

Michael_1928 on Infectious Reanimation

1 month ago

I like the idea of splashing in an Ichor Rats into every atraxa deck just so you have infect as a secondary win condition, but proliferating the one counter can be kind of slow. Besides atraxa, I did see you had a Contagion Engine, which is great. I play a full on infect deck and some additional proliferate cards I use are: Inexorable Tide for just repeated proliferating, Tezzeret's Gambit and Steady Progress for drawing, and Grim Affliction and Contagion Clasp for removal.

You could also try Grafted Exoskeleton as an additional way to give creatures infect. Tainted Strike also works great as a combat trick when you play it before damage.

Neotrup on Mizzix is not impressed

1 month ago

Pyromancer's Goggles seems a bit weak with how much you favor blue spells over red ones. Have you considered Steady Progress as another proliferation source? Also, Docent of Perfection  Flip is probably better than Talrand, especially if you ever want to swing in with your commander. Radiate can also be a fun spell.

DemonDragonJ on Ideas for an Atraxa Deck

1 month 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?

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