Emmara Tandris

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Emmara Tandris

Legendary Creature — Elf Shaman

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to creature tokens you control.

Emmara Tandris Discussion

Toputitbluntly on G/W Tokens

2 weeks ago

Hey, first of all, awesome deck! I’ve always loved tokens and Selesnya, so this is right up my alley.

If you’re looking for some options to optimize it and make it more competitive, I do have some suggestions. Congregate is cool and can certainly turn some games around, but in a lot of matchups it will be a 4 mana sorcery that gains you a bunch of life, but doesn’t stop your opponents infinite combo from killing you next turn. Emmara Tandris strikes me as something similar: an expensive play that has a good chance of being irrelevant when you cast it.

Both Start / Finish and Birds of Paradise seem to want to be doing different things, with the split card playing a longer, grindier game, and the birds looking to ramp you quickly into big plays.

Now, lest it sound like I’m just trashing all over the deck, here’s a bunch of my favorite Green and White tokens cards, in no particular order, you might have fun with. Huatli, Radiant Champion , Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, Wayfaring Temple , Triplicate Spirits , Secure the Wastes , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar .

Hope this helps!!

Kederekt on Why Does WotC No Longer ...

2 months ago

Also, Emmara Tandris is modeled after a famous cosplayer whose name I can’t remember.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

2 months ago

So here are my thoughts on possibilities on what's going on:

a) We have another Emmara Tandris/Voice of Resurgence situation. As Phaetion pointed out, Nikya's abilities seem very Ruric Thar-esq.

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.

snown on Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

3 months 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:

< $1

Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
3/3 Tokens and another way to populate

Felidar Sovereign
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.

Rampaging Baloths
Consistent way to get som big tokens on the battlefield for free. (Works well with Traverse the Outlands)

Emmara Tandris
Some token protection

Trostani's Summoner
Get a variety of tokens out quick

Advent of the Wurm
Just a decent token to populate later

Druid's Deliverance
Fog with populate. Optional, but not too bad

Cultivate
More mana!

White Sun's Zenith
Utilize that mana and go wide

Second Harvest
Speaking of going wide, mega populate

Increasing Devotion
Just get some dudes on the board

Phyrexian Rebirth
Board wipe with a token upside

Intangible Virtue
Go wide with a little extra damage, and still have some blockers left

Angelic Accord
Like your Resplendent Angel, but harder to remove, and only requires you to gain 4 life.

Tamiyo's Journal A slow tutor, but might draw you some cards if you can't get to the tutor

$1 - $5

Devout Invocation
Potentially double your board, with 4/4 fliers!

Storm Herd
Another mass token maker, but with 1/1 fliers (evasion is nice)

Aetherflux Reservoir
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.

Beastmaster Ascension
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.

Sandwurm Convergence
Consistent way to get some decent tokens. Also protection from flying

Primal Command
Life gain, removal, mill protection, and tutor? This card just has value.

> $5

Panharmonicon
Again, designed for Trostani to double up on life gain, but helps with any ETB effects you have, of which there are a couple

Anointed Procession
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

Ezuri's Predation
Often a one-sided boardwipe, makes a ton ot tokens, and will sometime just win the game

Traverse the Outlands
Mana! This is only really good if you have a larger creature out, but like I said above, works really well with Rampaging Baloths

Test of Endurance
Basically another Felidar Sovereign, harder to remove, but requires 50 life instead of 40

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.

Bonus

Parallel Lives
Not exactly budget, but valuable in a token deck

Enlightened Tutor
Artifact and Enchantment Tutor. Again, not really budget, but likely worth it in your deck

chromiumthemutable on GW Tokens and Counters

3 months 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.

andriygoblin on Trostani's Token Army

4 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.

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Emmara Tandris occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%