How Can I Put Staff of Completion Into My Atraxa Deck?

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Posted on Jan. 18, 2023, 8:49 p.m. by DemonDragonJ

The new staff of completion is too awesome to not put into my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, but I need to decide which card to remove to make room for it.

I think that Contagion Clasp is the best choice, since the staff is essentially a better version of it, although I could also consider Grim Affliction, but that card is useful as a removal spell, so I may wish to keep it in the deck.

What does everyone else say about this? How can I put staff of completion into my Atraxa deck?

bushido_man96 says... #2

Grim Affliction doesn't seem all that great as a removal spell. Sure, it fits with the proliferation theme behind Atraxa, but Swords to Plowshares is much better, and you don't have to wait a bunch of turns to proliferate something big to death. You would usually want your removal now, instead of 3 turns from now. It would be a fine card to drop.

January 19, 2023 12:23 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #3

bushido_man96, it seems to me that you are voting in favor of removing Grim Affliction, which is what I was considering, as well, but I would like to receive several more opinions before I make a decision on this matter.

January 21, 2023 9:15 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #4

Also, I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this, but Grim Affliction proliferates only once, whereas both Contagion Clasp and staff of completion can proliferate repeatedly, so that is another argument in favor of replacing the affliction with the staff.

January 21, 2023 9:38 a.m.

bushido_man96 says... #5

Atraxa takes care of the multiple proliferation problem. But, Atraxa can account for the fact that Grim Affliction is just a piece of shit removal spell.

January 22, 2023 6:49 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #6

bushido_man96, are you saying that I should or that I should not replace Grim Affliction with staff of completion?

January 22, 2023 8:23 p.m.

bushido_man96 says... #7

Classifying it as "shit removal" would indicate that I would NOT play the card.

January 23, 2023 10:37 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #8

bushido_man96, now, I understand, and thank you, very much, for clarifying that.

January 24, 2023 8:44 p.m.

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