Atraxa, the beautiful nightmare

This deck is a prototype for an atraxa deck that is versatile and flexible.

(I am currently working on revising the mana base for this deck)



Atraxa should protected fast and easy. For this I use Aspect of Mongoose and Alpha Authority .

Aspect comes back to my hand if there is a board wipe or a sacrifice effect.

Alpha is there for redundancy.

These are why I choose to play Winds of Rath .


arena rector

Arena Rector is a wonderfully fun card. This lets you poop out a Planeswalker quick. Arena Rector can work well coupled with Nevinyrral's Disk to wipe the whole board then add a planeswalker, or Deathsprout to remove an opponents creature then search for both land and a planeswalker, or really any other destroy effect or board wipe.

searching for enchantments

The enchantments in this deck are very important. Protection for Atraxa, proliferating more with Inexorable Tide , playing anything with Omniscience , stopping your opponents graveyard shenanigans with Ground Seal , abusing the superfriends with oath of tefiri, or stopping another atraxa player with Eidolon of Obstruction .

There are a few key cards to look at here.

Next I have to talk about Vampire Hexmage and Suncleanser . These two remove counters. Sounds weird at first but is very useful against a planeswalker or a creature with a lot of +1 counters. Then you add in Lost Auramancers to immediately remove all time counters forcing a sacrifice and searching for an enchantment. This combo is perfect in the opening hand. I'm pretty much running Serum Powder just to increase the odds of starting with these.


Some removal in this deck is a trade off ( Putrefy / Unravel the Aether / Broken Bond / Spread the Sickness ) however others are more impactful (board wipes) or repeatable (planeswalkers)

Board Wipe

  • Duneblast allows me to keep Atraxa in play while blowing up my wolves with Garruk, Cursed Huntsman and all of my opponents creatures.

  • Casualties of War is targeted but trades off one card for up to six, the opportunity to remove one of each type of permanent is too good to pass this one up.

  • Winds of Rath is great for preserving my commander considering the hexproof enchantments and various ways to search for them.

  • The Elderspell is a potentially game altering card. This will let you destroy opponents planeswalkers (or maybe even your own) to ultimate something powerful such as the game winning vraskas(this is a win condition i will get to in the next section) or Jace, Architect of Thought to play some big, potentially game winning cards.

  • Nevinyrral's Disk is a board wipe that hits everything. well, everything except planeswalkers and land of course. This goes well in almost any deck, but is especially nice for preserving the walkers that you have pumped up all game.


  • Vraska the Unseen is removal on all levels. First she has that +1 ability that lets her be a martyr for the creature (or creatures) that dare take a swing at her. Next she has the -3 ability to destroy a nonland permanent, this coupled with proliferation allows for constant destruction. Finally her Ultimate creates removal tokens, that is they remove players from the game. Vraska the Unseen is a very nice win condition/removal peice all in one. This takes me to the next removal/wincon.

  • Vraska, Scheming Gorgon is another win condition and removal peice. Her +2 ability makes the stompy creatures or wolves from Garruk, Cursed Huntsman more threatening. Her -3 is great to keep creatures off of the battlefield. Once again, Her Ultimate is player removal, but this time she allows you to use any creature you want, Thrummingbird if you can get through with flying or Voracious Hydra / Vigor If you need to get through with trample.

  • Garruk, Cursed Huntsman makes little wolf buddies!! He also has creature removal with card draw built in. His Ultimate ability is mostly for show in this deck Since the vraska cards and stompy creatures are more threatening, but if he gets doubled a few times or proliferated enough then why not? getting his emblem at least once should help close out games. his real claim to fame however is definitely his ability to provide blockers and repeat creature removal with card advantage.

  • Ob Nixilis Reignited is a good card. He gives you cards when you don't need to remove creatures. he removes creatures pretty well. his Ultimate lowers life totals fairly fast. He is fairly versatile and puts a clock on the game fairly quick.

  • Dovin Baan gets a special mention here for being an incredible stax piece. without the means to play creatures there is no need for removal!!

This is currently a work in progress.

This deck is not meant to be competitive.

Edit: Removed Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor for Karn, the Great Creator To improve on my stax plays and annoy my friends.


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86% Casual


Date added 11 months
Last updated 4 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

14 - 0 Mythic Rares

33 - 0 Rares

27 - 0 Uncommons

10 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.54
Tokens 1/1 B Token Creature Assassin, 2/2 BG Token Creature Wolf, C Emblem Dovin, C Emblem Nixilis, C Emblem Garruk
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+1 Karn, the Great Creator main
-1 Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor main