Creature — Human Wizard
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)
|Want (3)||GARlockSpiral , byrnymac , Frostmourne657|
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Flux Channeler Discussion
2 days ago
Cool deck, have you considered Flux Channeler for extra proliferation?
1 week ago
I have a copy of Temple Bell in nearly all of my EDH decks, because it is such a great card, but, for my Atraxa deck, I am considering replacing that card with on that uses counters, and, thus, will be amazing in that deck, but I am having difficulty in deciding which card to use, so I shall ask the other users here for their advice.
The first, and most obvious, card that I am considering is Otherworld Atlas, because it is very similar to temple bell, but its only problem is that I worry about enabling my opponents to draw a large number of cards, although I suppose that that could be remedied by not putting too many counters on it. I may not control a Reliquary Tower at the same time as the atlas, plus, three or four counters should be more than sufficient for each activation of the atlas, and one more bonus is that my opponents will be reluctant to attack the player who is providing them with such great card advantage.
The next card that I am considering is Culling Dais, as it requires very little investment for a potentially major profit, but it has several drawbacks: first, this deck does not have a great number of cards that generate tokens, so getting the first counter on the artifact may be difficult; second, it must be sacrificed to activate its ability, so it provides its cards all at once, rather than in small increments, and, again, I may not have a Reliquary Tower when I activate it, which would obviously be a problem.
The final card that I am considering is Mindless Automaton, which has the advantage of being a creature and also an ability that is easily repeatable, but the only reason for which I have not already added it to my deck is that replacing temple bell shall mean that there shall be one less non-creature spell to trigger the ability of Flux Channeler, but I wonder how often that shall actually be relevant.
What does everyone else say about this? Which card should replace Temple Bell in my Atraxa EDH deck?
2 weeks ago
The thing I've noticed with this type of deck is exactly what you mentioned: Set-up. It takes a while to get everything up-and-running for the ultimate smash. I actually agree with you about Time Wipe vs Shatter the Sky and I even hesitated a few times using StS simply because I didn't want to wipe all my Flux Channeler.
4 weeks ago
Just to clarify one thing. Something doesn't become cast until you've completed the casting process. In short, that process is put the spell on the stack, select modes, divisions, and/or targets, determine the cost, activate mana abilities if needed, pay for the spell, and finish casting the spell. An ability like Flux Channeler's will trigger at that last step.
The vast majority of the time, the details of this process can be overlooked, but there are cases where it makes a world of difference.
4 weeks ago
It's not about the keyword cast. The only time the keyword cast would come into play, is if someone countered the spell your casting. For some cards the triggered ability requires the spell to resolve, however in the case of Flux Channeler you just have to pay the mana and declare the noncreature spell as cast for the trigger to happen.
What Tylord2894 was explaining is that the Planeswalker can't be affected by proliferate yet because it has not entered the battlefield if it is the card triggering Channeler by being cast. If the Planeswalker resolved and enters the battlefield though it will proliferate for all future noncreature spells cast with Channeler for as long as both remain on the battlefield together.
4 weeks ago
For future reference, you can surround a card's name with double brackets, "[", in order to link that card's image. You can do this sitewide.
To your question though, your Planeswalker won't enter the battlefield with an additional loyalty counter.
When you cast a Planeswalker spell, Flux Channeler will trigger. Then, that trigger will resolve followed by the Planeswalker that you cast. Since the Planeswalker hadn't resolved yet, it wasn't on the battlefield, so you couldn't Proliferate it. If you already had a Planeswalker on the battlefield, you could Proliferate that Planeswalker though.
Hope this helps!!
1 month ago
Neat deck, like the idea. I think Treachery is an underrated card for the theme.
Also, you have a ton of boardwipe, so maybe go with counters rather than targeted removal? Mana Leak is a good one for multicolor, and Spell Pierce is also handy, but then there's always Force of Negation, Force of Will and Mana Drain, if you have the money for them.
Next, with all the planeswalkers in here, some proliferate might be helpful. Fuel for the Cause, to continue the counter trend, but also Grim Affliction, Volt Charge and Flux Channeler are good options.
And as a personal preference, I'd say to also look at Mindslaver. Not an incredibly popular card, but one I enjoy.
Finally, I will suggest increasing the lands by a couple, but only really because everyone else always tells me to do that. I've been running 35 lands in all of my EDH decks and find that to be a good ratio, but a lot of the competitive decks I see posted on here run around 36 or 37. I only say it because you have a high mana curve, even given all the rocks. A couple fetch lands like Polluted Delta and Bloodstained Mire would probably do the trick, especially if you could get ahold of Blood Crypt, Watery Grave and Steam Vents.
Woah, sorry this comment is so long, haha...