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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.)
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3 months ago
Cop400 sorry I don't know how I missed responding. I don't dislike the idea, but in my experience when I drop Triumph of the Hordes I better be ready to win or win within a turn or two because whoever doesn't die will be aiming at me. This is the only infect card I have in my deck and I have it in there as a wincon. My main concern with Inkmoth Nexus is that if i ever activate it and ping someone with a counter my time will be limited and my main source of proliferate is Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. Currently the overall goal is +1/+1 counters.
3 months ago
I would like to put Mindless Automaton into my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, because it could provide amazing card advantage in that deck, but I am not certain which card to remove in favor of it. My first choice was Abzan Falconer, since this deck already contains both Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Akroma's Memorial, but the redundancy there is good, and replacing the falconer with the automaton would increase the deck's average converted mana cost, so the next choice is Azor's Elocutors, since replacing that card would decrease the deck's average converted mana cost, and the elocutors would make me a target, since there is no way that my opponents shall allow it to survive. I did also consider replacing Otherworld Atlas with the automaton, but I would like to have both cards in the deck, for redundancy.
What does everyone else say about this? How can I put Mindless Automaton in my Atraxa deck?
4 months ago
I have a copy of the original Liliana Vess in my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, which replaced Ring of Three Wishes, and who is in the deck primarily for her second ability, which is obviously useful, but it merely places the card atop its controller’s library, not into the player’s hand, and her other two abilities are highly situational, dependent upon the types of decks that my opponents are playing.
Therefore, I am considering replacing Liliana with Tezzeret, Artifice Master, whom I believe would be a better fit for the deck. His first ability produces creature tokens, which the deck shall certainly appreciate, since +1/+1 counters are one of its central themes; his second ability is always nice, and my deck contains more than sufficient artifacts for it to consistently draw two cards; and his third ability is the main reason for which I am considering him: being able to continually place permanents directly onto the battlefield shall quickly sway the game in my favor, and, unlike some emblems, multiple copies of that emblem are cumulative, not redundant.
5 months ago
Sterling0528, thanks for commenting on the page and sharing your thoughts. My logic for running Phyrexian Scriptures is between flavor and having a proliferation target in addition to a semi-one sided boardwipe. But to answer your question there is only one choice for what card I select to replace it: Toxic Deluge. Getting around Indestructible, and not having to wait on the saga to get to II to get your wrath effect already make the previously mentioned a superior choice. Also, the life loss can be somewhat mitigated by Atraxa, Praetors' Voice under the right circumstances. You also reminded me that there was a reprint that has flavor text from Papa Yawgmoth, so I decided to swap in that instance of Toxic Deluge in for Phyrexian Scriptures as it maintains my flavor requirements.
There are however some honorable mentions I thought of in case Deluge isn't to your taste:
Culling Ritual in a more competitive meta can do wonders. I've seen this spell ramp a player in excess of 6 or 7 mana on a good turn. Depending on the shifts in my own meta I'm considering running this spell as well.
Black Sun's Zenith is a card I find genuinely interesting, one that I experimented with in an earlier iteration of the deck that I think deserves a revisit.
What I would replace Priests of Norn with? No idea. Honestly it's just a placeholder for a better infect creature who will hopefully be printed in the near future. I'm really holding my breath for a for a mono-white color shifted Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon like creature. Given that infect is parasitic, the slot needs to be reserved for an infect creature. On that same note both Grateful Apparition and Spike Weaver are slated to be replaced when better options are printed. My wishlist would be a monowhite creature with infect and proliferate, and another new infect creature that doubles as a stax piece that breaks parity through the proliferation of counters (like Tangle Wire on a body). One can dream though.
What other changes would you make with the deck? Thanks for commenting.
6 months ago
I have a copy of Ring of Three Wishes in my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, as that deck is my only deck that can truly utilize that artifact to its fullest potential, but, since I have been reconsidering my inclusion of the ring in some of my other EDH decks, I also am wondering if it is the best card to put into that deck, as well.
One user suggested that I replace the ring with the original Liliana Vess, since one of her abilities is nearly the same as that of the ring, but I would would like to ask the other users of this forum for advice, before I make any decisions, and I shall compare the two cards to assist with that process.
+can be used at an time that an instant can be cast, and, with the proper combo, can be used multiple times in a turn cycle
+requires the removal of only a single counter
-costs 5 mana to use, in addition to initial casting cost
-artifact destruction is very prevalent
+requires no additional mana after initial cost
+has several other abilities in addition to tutoring ability
-tutoring ability requires removal of two counters, rather than one, meaning that it is not guaranteed that the ability can be used every turn
-card is put atop library, rather into hand (but my Atraxa deck obviously has plenty of methods for drawing cards)
-abilities can be used only at any time that a sorcery can be cast
-/+artifact destruction is more prevalent than is planeswalker destruction, but planeswalkers are vulnerable to damage
6 months ago
I think one thing that can make a commander interesting can also be when your strategy keeps people guessing or isn't easily identified. Or when the commander can build in a less common subtheme. My Marisi, Breaker of the Coil deck is actually just enchantress with a more aggressive enchantress shell... Very fun when the assumption is that I will be relying on Marisi or goad as my masterplan & in reality I am just playing the Naya god pantheon & building a wall... It is one of 2 decks I have that also make vigilance a pertinent ability :)
Breena, the Demagogue has been incredibly aggressive with little standard weenies (lifelink, vigilant, low CMC) & a planeswalker subtheme. I love it when players are scratching their heads with my heavy proliferate theme, then I start dropping planeswalkers & they are like; oh, it is sortof an aggro Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, but not really!?!
golgarigirl solid, parring down to Tuvasa the Sunlit. Was it just experience that made you par down from WUBRG? Genuinely curious. Alot of my large playgroup started with WUBRG decks & then parred down eventually too for alot of different reasons.
6 months ago
In both my Chulane, Teller of Tales deck and my Ghired, Conclave Exile deck, I have replaced Ring of Three Wishes with Shared Summons, since both of those decks focus very strong on creatures, making the latter card an ideal replacement.
6 months ago
Me and my friends are planning on a archenemy/planeschase game and i drew the short end (or maybe long end) of the stick and am now the archenemy... the problem is i have now idea what commander i should go with/what to build them as. the 4 decks im up against are
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow ninja tribal
Averna, the Chaos Bloom Landfall/Cascade
Chainer, Nightmare Adept Reanimation and
Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Superfriends
any ideas are welcome to help me win (or at least put up a good fight) (note my budget is a hard $325)
that being said even though i have no idea what to do i was thinking of maybe going the fast stompy route like Omnath, Locus of Mana sure i may not be able to afford things like craterhoof or blightsteel but there are plenty of cheap big creatures i could play with. OR
I could go hard control. OR
The Locust God Infinite Draw/Swarm