Atarka, World Render
Legendary Creature — Dragon
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, it gains double strike until end of turn.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , Eldritch_Morningstar , winterwind10|
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Rare|
|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Atarka, World Render occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
Atarka, World Render Discussion
7 hours ago
Glad to see you enjoyed the changes, and yes, Etali puts in work!! Couple more comments, not sure if previously mentioned but...
Worldspire Wurm - I know you like this card as your finisher, maybe I can't convince you otherwise but I'll sure as hell try. Unless you cheat it out with 2 few cheating cards that arent mana intensive, then you rarely cast this. Do you really get up to 11 mana that easily in most games? I find this very eh? The worms it leaves behind are nice (assuming no exile/bounce effects), but I think you would be better suited with a lower costed creature that still is in your game plan such as Savage Ventmaw? I'm not telling you to run aggravated, but ventmaw is very helpful in establishing tempo, something that Xenagos decks don't have much of. By getting the attack trigger, you could (as I have done multiple times) use a rishkar's expertise or a return of the wildspeaker to get some card draw. If not savage ventmaw and you're looking for another beater, why not Kozilek, Butcher of Truth? I mentioned him before because unless you are primarily cheating in creatures, he costs less, gives you card draw and is more of an immediate threat with annihlator.
Mana Geyser - Without commet storm, is there a point to this? Doesn't seem good without reiterate, which you shouldn't add either. Plus it's only red mana and very dependent on opponents. Would replace with something else. Again, I hype up deflecting swat, but another good card is Heroic Intervention. Pretty cheap and works well against almost all types of removal. Doesn't have to be any of these, could be stuff in your maybeboard
Summoning Trap - Idk how prevalent blue is in your meta, but I never liked this card. Too much whiff potential even though you look at 7. Would rather have another beater or more card draw
Star of Extinction - Eh? Are planeswalkers prevalent in the meta or problematic lands an issue? I feel questing beast and strip mine could solve both those issues. Rather add a card that benefits your game plan as you already have enough wipes IMO.
2 weeks ago
As a player with not one, not two, not three but four Dragon decks... pls no.
Love the deck, by the way. I'm going to take a better look at it now an see if there are any upgrades I can offer :)
3 weeks ago
I think Atarka, World Render is a wasted slot as there are only three other Dragons in the deck. Sure, the synergy between her and Firey Emancipation is great and all...but to really take advantage of your creatures having Doublestrike and the damage tripling effect i'd suggest Berserkers' Onslaught as it can synergize with all the creatures - not just dragons. Also, it's not on a body so the effect isn't as easy to remove.
1 month ago
Really Cool and Unique Build! This reminds me of My Golos Dragon Stompy deck, which, like this list, deviates from the normal combo-heavy golos builds. One issue I think you might have with this build is exiling multiple gates with golos and being unable to cast them. Another issue is the lack of haste enablers and combat-focused in the Eldrazi archetype compared to dragons. Dragons have cards like Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Sylvia Brightspear, and Atarka, World Render, all of which help your dragons get in for a ton of damage very quickly, before your opponents can cast removal spells and/or sweepers. Despite these issues though, I really love the list and look forward to seeing how you upgrade it. Some good additions include: Worldly Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Lurking Predators and the Fist of Suns / Jodah, Archmage Eternal + Morophon, the Boundless combo.
2 months ago
Thanks! Domri, Chaos Bringer has been on my eye for cuts so you certainly cemented that, my only worry is cutting a 3 cmc for a 7 haha.
I certainly follow you on Fires of Yavimaya again I have the fear these big beasts come out and I don’t have the haste to help. But having 8 cards 3 of which effect full board. IF I did this swap I’d add Drakuseth, Maw of Flames and Atarka, World Render. Would sky rocket my cmc tho.
2 months ago
Attempting to fit a dragon sub theme into my ghired deck. Looking to fit one or two more winged beauties. Drakuseth, Maw of Flames Atarka, World Render or Dragonlord Atarka. Trample damage is a massive player in this deck with the added of combat in the air while populated rhinos on the ground. Any ideas on cuts or swaps?
2 months ago
Yeah man. Worldspine Wurm is there for a couple reasons. I can pitch him to Survival of the Fittest and he just shuffles in. Or like you said I cheat him in. He basically kills a man. The 5/5 wurms you get when he dies are no joke, and they don't add to devotion.
I'm not running Yavimaya Hollow only because i don't have one.
Blightsteel is a fantastic creature to run as one of your top end guys. Personally I love infect, I think its a great way to close out a game quickly. I know some people dislike it, but I'd rather play like 3 or 4 quick games than 1 that's really long and drawn out.
So tutoring. I almost always tend to grab Atarka, World Render if I can get away with being greedy and trying to put someone on the back foot. It's the most bang for your buck. If there's a storm or spellslinger deck at the table grab Ruric Thar, the Unbowed. Grabbing Destiny Spinner isn't bad against opponents who might try to counter your Big Men. Really depends on the situation. In a casual deck like this I don't tutor for the same wincon every game, it's just what I think is right for the situation.
Also, I still have 5 cards that draw me stuff. It's not like I'm just raw dogging it. But I've been playing Xenagos for 4 years. I've played a ton of stuff, and this is where I've landed. Having low cmc utility spells to help with mana efficiency at the end of the turn is something I prioritize. Its very reasonable to have 2 mana left after playing a 6 or 7 drop. Sylvan Library and The Great Henge fit well here. Rishkar's Expertise allows me to play one of what...47% ish of my deck for free.
Hopefully that helps explain my reasoning for running what I do. I know that's why people even read primers and comments.
2 months ago
It has been impossible to play test plenty of these given the current events. That being said, I do have thoughts. Nyxbloom Ancient is a great card, but not in this deck. It is going to encourage overcommitting to a board with excess mana and few X spells. That will only serve to work against Xenagos by helping reach devotion, opening it up to creature removal. Atarka, World Render was in here at one time, but was removed because the double strike on dragons only ever applied to itself. Useful yes, but there are other effects that I feel are more impactful. That being said, I am strongly considering finding a spot for Terror of Mount Velus. Reap the Past is exactly random like you said, and I want to know what is going to happen when I play a card. And when I do get X things back, devotion is fulfilled which is not the goal at all.
Life's Legacy is a good effect, but at sorcery speed is not ideal. I would much rather Momentous Fall or Greater Good in response to removal. Decimate suffers the same sorcery speed hindrance, and I am familiar with card types and interactions. The need to have to target each type, and at times having to target my own things (regardless of their being indestructible) just to cast it, is far too limiting. Voracious Hydra is interesting, but being an X spell makes it difficult to cheat into play or tutor effectively like many other creatures. The fight upside is also limited since I would rather just trample over something Xenagos made bigger. Bolt Bend is definitely on my radar, but so far if anyone is looking to blow up or counter my creature I usually have another one coming behind it. More testing will have to be done. Return of the Wildspeaker is another one I'm strongly considering over Rishkar's Expertise. Rarely am I using the free casting of CMC 5 or less on it to a degree I feel outweighs the sorcery limitation. Siege Behemoth is something I looked at in the past, but it leads into the same trap as Nyxbloom Ancient of wanting to overcommit to the board to maximize the effect. Wasting a turn recasting Xenagos because it got removed with Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares is damage lost. I can just go tall and get rid of whatever is in my way.
Apologies for the absolute wall of text. I did give some of these as good a test as I could, which took extra time because my local game shop is closed at the moment. One card coming up that needs to go in before anyone else suggests it is Quartzwood Crasher! Just have to figure out where.