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Prevent all damage that would be dealt to creature tokens you control.
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Emmara Tandris Discussion
1 week ago
Also, Emmara Tandris is modeled after a famous cosplayer whose name I can’t remember.
2 weeks ago
So here are my thoughts on possibilities on what's going on:
b) Someone mixed up the flavor text on the Guildgate and Stomping Ground.
c) Because the Gruul don't really have a hierarchy, they are exempt from the pattern that has emerged.
d) Just about all of the rare legends from the guilds controlled by Bolas are leaders of the dissenting faction, and lets be honest, Ruric Thar isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. Nikya might just have been chosen as she is more capable of leading (from a story standpoint). That being said, this possibility is a bit perplexing as the Gruul don't care about smarts, just brute strength. Furthermore, most quotes from Nikya have her rejoicing in the idea of the City of Ravnica being razed to the ground (which is what Domri Rade is after).
c) We still have 170+ cards left to be spoiled and WOTC is just trolling us over the weekend and will drop a Ruric Thar early next week.
1 month ago
This is a great start. Here are some suggestions from a Trostani deck that I use, organized by pricing tiers to help keep this deck budget:
3/3 Tokens and another way to populate
Alternate Win Condition. Probably works better with Trostani as commander due to the increased life gain, but there's quite a bit of life gain in this deck regardless, so it may work.
Some token protection
Get a variety of tokens out quick
Advent of the Wurm
Just a decent token to populate later
Fog with populate. Optional, but not too bad
White Sun's Zenith
Utilize that mana and go wide
Speaking of going wide, mega populate
Just get some dudes on the board
Board wipe with a token upside
Go wide with a little extra damage, and still have some blockers left
Tamiyo's Journal A slow tutor, but might draw you some cards if you can't get to the tutor
$1 - $5
Potentially double your board, with 4/4 fliers!
Another mass token maker, but with 1/1 fliers (evasion is nice)
Alternate win condition. Probably better with Trostani as commander as you need to be able to absorb a loss of 50 life, but even in commander, most other people won't be able to say the same.
Win condition. With a wide board, +5/+5 is huge. Also creatures enter the battlefield with the +5/+5, so with Trostani out that's some good extra life gain.
Consistent way to get some decent tokens. Also protection from flying
Life gain, removal, mill protection, and tutor? This card just has value.
Again, designed for Trostani to double up on life gain, but helps with any ETB effects you have, of which there are a couple
Should be in any white token deck
Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Create creatures, get rid of big threats, maybe get your team in the air
Often a one-sided boardwipe, makes a ton ot tokens, and will sometime just win the game
Chord of Calling
Green tutor with convoke. You have a bunch of tokens, why not?
Green Sun's Zenith
Potentially reusable creature tutor. have to have the mana available, but it will find answers for you.
Not exactly budget, but valuable in a token deck
Artifact and Enchantment Tutor. Again, not really budget, but likely worth it in your deck
1 month ago
Trostani Discordant does go well with your commander, but i think Trostani, Selesnya's Voice would be a better match. Helm of the Host duplicates creatures you like into tokens and then Trostani, Selesnya's Voice duplicates them for Advent of the Wurm, Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree, Darien, King of Kjeldor, Trostani's Summoner, Emmara, Soul of the Accord and March of the Multitudes help get tokens out. Glare of Subdual lets you pretty much prevent all damage dealt to you because you have a bunch of little tokens to tap. Emmara Tandris is good with tokens.
2 months ago
Emmara Tandris is not as good of a commander due to her large CMC as opposed to Emmara, Soul of the Accord or Trostani Discordant or Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. Have a look at my take on this mechanic - Discord the Accord.
3 months ago
Given our convo regarding the focus of this deck being 'All the Tokens', this may be a long write-up. I'll try to break it up. This comment will look at creatures.
The great: Armada Wurm, Hornet Queen, Jazal Goldmane, Mycoloth, Seedborn Muse, Shanna, Sisay's Legacy, Tendershoot Dryad, Wilt-Leaf Liege, Wolfbriar Elemental. Each of these support your strategy directly and have early & late game presence.
The Bad: Archon of Valor's Reach doesn't fit with the strat and feels like a 'win-more' or 'lockout' card, Emmara Tandris insulating tokens (the one thing you can make endless amounts of anyway) from damage doesn't seem like it's worth 7 mana/a whole turn to do, Kazandu Tuskcaller is a 1/1 you need to sink 6 mana into before you can get a single 3/3 per turn, Yeva, Nature's Herald only has relevance early game and she doesn't really fit with tokens.
The Ugly: Copperhorn Scout is a very fragile '1-turn' kind of creature and there are better/more efficient ways to accomplish this like Brave the Sands for example, Elvish Mystic & Fyndhorn Elves & Llanowar Elves having ramp on creatures like these is simply not the way you want to ramp.
The only ones left I believe ate your 2 Soul Wardens. They could/will/do gain a bunch of life, so if that is important then keep them.
4 months ago
You know, after The Unspeakable disaster that was Emmara Tandris, I hope they make a new, much better version of her that ensures she doesn't punch an elephant to death...oh wait! She was leaked as a championship promo! Too bad I can't post the image, considering it was leaked. I'll just send you guys to the MTGS post to save myself from being axed from the site.