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Atraxa SuperSmog!

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This is a superfriends based Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck that aims to slow your opponents down, respond to threats during setup, abuse planeswlaker abilities to stop your opponents and win you the game. The primary win condition is having Professor Onyx on the battlefield and casting Chain of Smog, targeting yourself and copying it enough times for the Magecraft static ability to kill the table, all of which can be tutored to your hand/directly to the battlefield.

Deck Mechanics

COMBOS

Chain of Smog + Professor Onyx is the game winner. Target yourself, copy it infinitely, and kill the table. Begin by casting Veil of Summer to protect the combo from counter spells.

If Plan A doesn't work out, we can go off with Teferi, Temporal Archmage + The Chain Veil to tick our planeswalkers multiple times per turn, and infinite ticks with Carth the Lion + Teferi, Temporal Archmage + The Chain Veil is in play to make Teferi's -1 become a 0. This requires permanents that tap for more than 1 mana, which is where Ancient Tomb, Gilded Lotus, Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, Nissa, Who Shakes the World all come in. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, and Tezzeret the Seeker also help us untap to squeeze value out of our planeswalkers and play more spells.

In my experience, getting to ultimate Tamiyo, Field Researcher or getting to cast Karn Liberated without being removed for 1 turn simply wins you the game, everyone scoops because they know what's coming. But you must be prepared to grind out a win if they don't. This will be easy when you're casting tons of free planeswalkers or you get to start a new game with Teferi, Hero of Dominaria out on turn 0.

TUTORS

We are often tutoring these combo pieces to set ourselves up. The tutor staples help us get there unconditionally (Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor) while the more specific ones help us get certain pieces (Eladamri's Call helps us find Arena Rector to cheat in Professor Onyx while Mystical Tutor gets us Chain of Smog or Veil of Summer).

There are some helpful tutoring effects built in elsewhere. Tezzeret the Seeker is a powerhouse in this deck. Not only can you untap essential artifacts but you can also tutor/cheat in any artifact 4 mana or less immediately. Depending on where you are, this gives you a ton of flexibility to either get a mana rock, Rings of Brighthearth, Sensei's Divining Top, Sword of Truth and Justice, The Chain Veil, whatever you need most at the moment. Enlightened Tutor can snag a mana rock or your Doubling Season.

Urza's Saga is also surprisingly powerful in this deck in that you can tutor/cheat essential mana rocks or card:Sensi's Divining Top in the 3rd chapter.

You can also replay Urza's Saga with Crucible of Worlds, which gives you a ton a value and allows you to play a land every turn once a fetch is in your graveyard. Speaking of Crucible of Worlds, having a fetch in your graveyard will unlock Sensei's Divining Top and allow you to shuffle your deck every turn if you brainstorm the top 3 cards and don't like any of them.

PLANESWALKER SHENANIGANS

Doubling Season and Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider need no introduction. Have them out, cast any of 90% of your planeswalkers, insta-ultimate and dare the table not to scoop. If we have either in play, we are trying hard to cast either Tamiyo, either Elspeth, any Teferi, Venser, the Sojourner, Kiora, the Crashing Wave, etc. Carth the Lion adds a ton of value at a minimum, and turbos your planeswalker ultimates/unlocks Teferi, Temporal Archmage at best. Use Oath of Teferi or Venser, the Sojourner to blink and reset a planeswalker, or have them come back in after you drop Doubling Season or Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider.

PROTECTION

You need to protect your spells and board state. You also need to prevent any game winning combos that go off before you get there yourself. This deck can be powerful but realistically there are faster decks out there. You need to know your meta and play group to adequately prepare for combos that go off before you so you can be ready to counter them, or protect your own combo.

Some of the best and easiest to cast counter spells help - Force of Will, Force of Negation, Fierce Guardianship. Free is good. Though not counter spells, Veil of Summer and Teferi's Protection fit in this category.

REMOVAL

Running the best not in red - Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy, Anguished Unmaking, Swords to Plowshares. Damn doubles as a sweeper and is fine removal on its own. All are necessary to stop your opponents from outpacing you or stopping you with pesky permanents. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria can tuck to work around indestructible. And you can always elk someone's general or a problem creature with Oko, Thief of Crowns.

SWEEPERS

Critical for this deck to survive. Cyclonic Rift, Supreme Verdict, Toxic Deluge provide sweeper flexibility with Damn being overloaded as a Wrath of God. Elspeth, Sun's Champion can also sweep the board of all creatures with more than 3 toughness. If you're in a pinch, you can use Arena Rector to cheat in Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and just wipe the board clean of anything with a color that isn't gargantuan.

MANA

This deck is intentionally light on lands because there is plenty of ramp and fast mana to get there as soon as possible. Crucible of Worlds allows you to play your fetches over and over again, lets you play your Urza's Saga more than once, lets you play discarded lands from a full hand or from Teferi, Master of Time, and lastly gets back lands-turned-creature from Nissa, Who Shakes the World when they die. Smothering Tithe is obviously bonkers and will get you many treasures to drop a beefy planeswalker on turn 4 or 5. Mana should not be a problem.

DRAW

Draw is essential, and all these cards help with that.

Staples: Mystic Remora Sylvan Library Rhystic Study

Planeswalkers that draw: Narset, Parter of Veils Nissa, Vital Force (Note: Ultimate is immediate with Carth the Lion in play) Professor Onyx Tamiyo, Field Researcher Tamiyo, the Moon Sage Teferi, Hero of Dominaria Teferi, Master of Time (Note: Draws a card on every players turn) Teferi, Temporal Archmage Teferi, Time Raveler

Misc. Draw: Oath of Nissa Sensei's Divining Top

I have added and removed dozens and dozens of cards in this deck and narrowed it very finely down to this list, but nothing is ever final. Any suggestions are welcome and I would love to hear if there are better ways to accomplish my goal faster or more consistently.

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