Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice is a commander that I want to brew in a different way: a Voltron commander that uses proliferate in conjunction with +1/+1 counters, -1/-1 counters, charge counters and poison counters.
Armory of Iroas is a way to start piling on +1/+1 counters onto Atraxa. Banshee’s Blade is another way to get Atraxa more powerful, since you can only get one +1/+1 counter per turn.
Blade of the Bloodchief is another way to start putting counters onto Atraxa. Grafted Exoskeleteon is a way to give Atraxa infect, so even if Atraxa can’t kill the opponent in one hit, you can get them poisoned and start to proliferate them to death.
Opaline Bracers is not only powerful because we’re in a four color deck, but also because it offers a way to grow Atraxa by more than one power per turn. Sigil of Distinction offers the same opportunity as Opaline Bracers, a way to grow Atraxa with ways besides +1/+1 counters.
Umezawa’s Jitte is another way to use proliferate in creative ways. It can be used to punch in extra damage or shoot down utility creatures. Ring of Xathrid is a way for Atraxa to dodge boardwipes or targeted removal, and it also starts the +1/+1 counter engine.
Ring of Kalonia not only starts the +1/+1 engine, it also allows Atraxa to punch in damage through flying blockers. Ring of Evos Isle is a way to dodge targeted removal, which is useful if you can’t find Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots for your commander.
Deepglow Skate is just amazing in this deck. It can double almost anything, besides poison counters. Bred for the Hunt is a way to generate some card advantage while punching in damage.
Hardened Scales is also really good in this deck, because it usually doubles the counters, because most +1/+1 counters come in instances of one.
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