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Atraxa Enchantress (Peeling Onions)

Commander / EDH Casual Counters Enchantment GWUB



Since there aren’t enough Atraxa decks already I decided to build another one. I didn’t want to go the typical Super Friends route (boo Super Friends), so I decided to make enchantments the focus of the deck. This deck is fun for casual, but is by no means supposed to be highly competitive.

What is the plan?

The core of the deck was built around an Energy Field / Wheel of Sun and Moon OR Rest in Peace damage lock-out. So, there are various ways to get to this state ( Plea for Guidance , Idyllic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , etc.). There are also are a lot of protective enchantments that makes removing them painful and generally a group effort from the rest of the table (hence the name: Peeling Onions). Among these methods is Estrid, the Masked , her masks are amazing at saving the things you care about. Also included are Cloud Cover , Sterling Grove , Enchanted Evening , Greater Auramancy , and Karmic Justice .

Staying Alive:

There are several ways to protect your board state. Parallax Wave with proliferate is quite broken on its own. I added in Teferi's Protection because it is amazing at saving hopeless situations. Settle the Wreckage is another great way to rattlesnake someone and change the game’s dynamics. I have also added in some exile cards to permanently rid the board of problematic creatures ( Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Oblivion Ring , etc.). Moat had to go in since I had one and it works well since many of my creatures are flying.


I had to play with Atraxa’s proliferate mechanic since it is an amazing perquisite. Along those lines I have added in Contagion Clasp , Hardened Scales , Walking Ballista , Thrummingbird , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Pir, Imaginative Rascal , Anafenza, the Foremost (plus this is graveyard hate par excellence), Inexorable Tide , and, of course, Deepglow Skate . I pump things up and then swing in for the win.

Card Draw:

Card draw is imperative. So, given that I’m running an Enchantress build, I had to include some Enchantresses: Mesa Enchantress , Enchantress's Presence , Eidolon of Blossoms , and Tuvasa the Sunlit . Sensei's Divining Top / Sylvan Library are absolutely top shelf at deck manipulation. Mana Bloom with an enchantress out is pretty sweet: play it for zero or one and draw an extra card a turn.


The land base is a little ridiculous, but I used to play Legacy/Vintage so I had most of them already. There are also a few mana dorks to shore up the early game difficulties that four-color decks present. Also, Land Tax is an essential all-star. It makes things so much smoother and allows for Back to Basics shenanigans.

So that’s it. Let me know your thoughts and ideas. I have been playing this build for a while with minor tweaks here and there, but am getting ready for a major overhaul when I get my case of War of the Sparks. Cheers.


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85% Competitive

Date added 1 year
Last updated 11 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

14 - 0 Mythic Rares

51 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

3 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.79
Tokens 3/3 Beast, */* Spirit, None Aura, Experience
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