Storage Lands in an Atraxa Deck

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Posted on May 14, 2019, 10:10 p.m. by DemonDragonJ

I have an EDH deck with Atraxa as its general, and that deck has all four triple lands that are supported in her colors ( Arcane Sanctum , Sandsteppe Citadel , Seaside Citadel , and Opulent Palace ), which are great lands, but they enter the battlefield tapped, so I am seeking replacements for them.

I cannot believe that I did not consider the “storage lands,” the lands that use storage counters, when I was building the deck, as they would be absolutely perfect for a deck that focuses on the proliferate mechanic, but I wish to seek advice from the other users on this forum before I put those lands in my deck.

The storage lands that I am considering for my deck are Calciform Pools , Dreadship Reef , Saltcrusted Steppe , and Mage-Ring Network . What does everyone else say about this? Are those lands good for an Atraxa EDH deck?

Chandra585 says... #2

Yes! I totally recommend all of those except for Mage-Ring Network . Because you are a 4-color deck, you can't afford very many lands that only give you colorless mana. If you aren't already playing them, you might try one of the Vivid lands.

May 14, 2019 10:51 p.m.

griffstick says... #3

Depletion lands are also really good. Peat Bog and such

May 14, 2019 11:19 p.m.

Woiteck says... #4

I’d say yes as well. I use them in my Atraxa deck and it's the first time I’m happy with them. Actually I think it’s the only deck to use them because they’re too slow anywhere else.

Edit: except the colorless one, skip that one.

May 15, 2019 2:56 a.m. Edited.

shadow63 says... #5

I personally prefer the vivid lands over them Vivid Grove

May 15, 2019 9:07 a.m.

goodair says... #6

You might not want to run all 4, but find out which color pairings are more important to you and run those.

May 15, 2019 3:14 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #7

shadow63, the vivid lands are nice, but the storage lands can produce large amounts of mana at once, and with the deck that I have, it shall require minimal investment of mana to produce significant results.

May 15, 2019 8:13 p.m.

DerektheRed says... #8

I run Vivid lands and storage lands in my Atraxa (except not Mage-Ring Network, as others have said). The storage lands are probably better as DemonDragonJ says, but Vivid are better for fixing.

May 16, 2019 8:07 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #9

DerektheRed, my Atraxa deck has six dual lands, one for each two-color combination that Atraxa supports, as well as Command Tower , Reflecting Pool , and Chromatic Lantern , so I am confident that I have a strong manabase in that deck.

May 17, 2019 12:12 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #10

Also, since two users here have recommended against using Mage-Ring Network , I shall instead put Gavony Township in place of the fourth tri-land, because that card is only too perfect for that deck (and that card actually was in the deck, before I removed it in favor of Karn's Bastion , which is even better, still).

May 17, 2019 12:17 a.m.

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