Atraxa, Praetors' Voice

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Angel Horror

Flying, vigilance, deathtouch, lifelink

At the beginning of your end step, proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Your Favorite Plays

1 week ago

Just won a game with my Lathliss, Dragon Queen deck on Turn 6 against Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Runo Stromkirk  Flip and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice.

I had opened with a Spinerock Knoll exiling Dragon Tempest and a Mox Tantalite. Next turn I played a Vesuva, exiling an Utvara Hellkite. On my 3rd turn I topdecked an Ancient Tomb and was fortunate enough to have opened with a Purphoros, God of the Forge so I immediately dropped him into play.

Then we all got wheeled via Wheel of Fortune. Great. Actually, yes quite splendid because I didn't have much else going on.

It sort of became a slugfest of counterspells and the Rakdos player slinging out damage to try and neutralize some of the Planeswalkers Atraxa was dropping. I was just casting Hammer of Purphoros and had literally nothing else going on.

Rakdos' T6, he drops a freaking Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. WOOOOOW...

Gets to my T6 and Atraxa slams down Teferi, Master of Time's -3 to exile my poor Lathliss, Dragon Queen that I had played T5. T_T but but but whyyyy she didn't do anything T_T T_T T_T

I tell her that while she can suspend my poor Lathy, this leaves Kozzy online and a big 6/6 Rakdos, Lord of Riots. I tell her that if she could be so kind as to suspend Rakdos, I can handle Kozzy since that's clearly the biggest threat. I explain to her that while Purphoros, God of the Forge can't deal damage to Kozzy, I can churn out enough 5/5 tokens and pump them with Lathliss, Dragon Queen to kill the Rakdos player - thus removing Kozzy via player removal. All I need is for Rakdos, Lord of Riots offline so my Dragons can get through.

And to my surprise, she bought that lie and agrees. Rakdos fizzles out.

  • hehehehe

So, I drop a Scourge of Valkas that I was fortunate enough to wheel into thanks to that Wheel of Fortune from earlier.

Purphoros, God of the Forge sees a Scourge of Valkas and a 5/5 token via Lathliss, Dragon Queen land. Oopsies. 4 damage to everyone's face. But wait, it gets so much worse.

Scourge of Valkas sees itself ETB for 3 Dragons, thus 3 damage. But he ALSO sees a 5/5 token ETB for 3 Dragons, thus 3 MOAR damage.

I direct all 6 of this to the Rakdos, Lord of Riots player who was firmly sitting at around 34 life. Hmm... not quite enough to live up to my end of the deal. EXCEPT...

A player was dealt 7 or more damage this turn. Que my Vesuva that ETB copying Spinerock Knoll. I tap that mfer and drop Utvara Hellkite.

Purphoros sees Utty and a 5/5 token ETB. 4 more global damage to face.

This time, Scourge of Valkas sees an Utty for 5 and a token for 5. 10 damage as I please. All directly toward Rakdos, Lord of Riots who has now sustained 4 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 5 = 24 damage of their 34 life total. Ouchies.

Move to combat, since I have Hammer of Purphoros online. Tap everybody sideways.

Lathliss, Scourge, Utvara and 2x 5/5s each create a 6/6 for FIVE 6/6s.

Purphoros dishes out 10 global damage and Scourge sees FIVE ETB triggers of 10 damage each.

And we haven't even moved to combat damage, much less blockers ;)

Oopsie doodles, looks like my Lathliss, Dragon Queen deck won on Turn 6. Lololol gg frens


And this is precisely why this deck is my number 1 favorite deck of all time. Does literally every stupid thing I love about Magic: The Gathering in a horrifically efficient manner.

Omniscience_is_life on Path to Exile or Swords …

1 week ago

jamochawoke gonna have to 110% disagree with you here. My Hallar, the Firefletcher deck will laugh at your silly activated ability blocker and light your face on fire regardless, an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice will chuckle as her Superfriends army grows exponentially, and a Moraug, Fury of Akoum will simply smile as his army attacks agains and again, unaffected by your meaningless shackles.

xram666 on Atraxa (not superfriends)

1 month ago

Yes!!!! Another Atraxa, Praetors' Voice no superfriends decks. +1 from me.

Some suggestions:

Maybe you want to take a look at my attempt for Atraxa without superfriends: Atraxa +1/+1 Proliferate

AareZ on Fun Commander/Archetype recommendation

2 months ago

I actually put together an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice phyrexian themed -1-1 proliferate deck (only digital for brainstorming) and now going to think about Reaper King more.

Then i will decide what to buy in paper. Scarecrow tribal and changelings look pretty uninteresting tho. Most changelings have no real flavour. And scarecrows are mostly bad.

Reaper King voltron with many scythes would be cool too but doesnt use his ability at all.

Reaper King is such a cool card with a really awesome Artwork and flavour. I wish i had a fun viable way to build it right now.

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is a bit overused (and no 5c unfortunately)but a -1-1 theme with loads of proliferate feels like a really cool way to play.

Any opinions?

plakjekaas on Should Poison Counters Be Removable?

2 months ago

Infect is terrifying because it's so much easier to count to 10 instead of 20/40. It has been powerful and overly present in Modern, In constructed 1v1 where there's only one player whose interaction you need to stop. I think it stopped being very relevant around the time Fatal Push was printed?

Anyway, in commander you still need to survive the interaction of three other players, and have to count to 10 two more times after you've killed an opponent and established yourself as someone dangerous who needs to be dealt with. Outside of Skittles (Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon) who insinuates his game plan before the game even started and is therefor not that dangerous and easy to anticipate, and maybe Atraxa, Praetors' Voice who can do cute things like proliferate the counters for inevitabe kills, there's barely any valid infect commander strategies, outside of oneshotting people with one-time effects like Triumph of the Hordes or Tainted Strike.

The only infect card I play is Inkmoth Nexus in my equipment deck, because that's a scary land with an easy-equipped Colossus Hammer. Any card that would remove infect counters, would come too late for any opponent that I infected. That's probably why people don't see the need for a Vampire Hexmage for players.

Antidotes do exist in real life, but this is not just any infection we're dealing with. This is Phyresis, a magical infection to remove organical impurities and leave nothing but the perfect life form. It's a lot more potent than penicillin ;-)

DemonDragonJ on Is Magistrate's Scepter Worth the …

3 months ago

I very much would like to put Magistrate's Scepter in my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, but the reasons for which I have not yet done so are both the amount of mana that must be invested in it (3 to cast, 4 to place a single charge counter on it) and the fact that, after I cast it, my opponents will do everything that they can to prevent me from using to its fullest potential. If the cost to place a charge counter on it was not so high, I would experiment, and see how much use I could derive from it, but, as it currently is, I am not certain if I should use it.

What does everyone else say about this? Is Magistrate's Scepter worth the risk of using in an EDH deck?

RNR_Gaming on Power Level Data

3 months ago

Edhrec is not a good metric for power levels. The site more so focuses on popularity of commanders and cards that go with them. While Atraxa, Praetors' Voice maybe among the top 5 most popular commanders of all time according to the site she'll always hover around mid-high power - it provides no immediate value other than a good body with some fancy keywords, doesn't do much of anything unless you're already ahead and other commanders in that same color combination are much more powerful.

DemonDragonJ on Should I Put the New …

4 months ago

The new Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset is very awesome, and I am contemplating putting him into my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, but, if I do that, I have not decided what card to remove to make room for him. If I do remove a card I definitely shall exchange an existing planeswalker for him, but I need to decide which planeswalker I shall remove.

My first choice is Dovin Baan, because he is rather lackluster and has the same mana cost as the new Teferi, but I like his emblem very much, and, with sufficient sources of proliferation, I can use his second ability indefinitely, even gaining loyalty each time.

My second choice is Narset Transcendent, because, while her emblem is very powerful (and is the entire reason for her being in the deck), it has a very high loyalty cost, and her other two abilities are not particularly useful; actually, that is not true, as her first ability is great, but this deck does not have a sufficient number of instant and sorcery spells to justify using her second ability very often. Plus, the moment that I cast her shall make me an enemy to the entire game, since very few players will want to allow me to get that emblem.

What does everyone else here say about this? Should I put the new Teferi into my Atraxa deck, and, if I should, which planeswalker should I remove in exchange for him?

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