Emrakul, the Aeons Torn


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Mythic Rare

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Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi

This spell can't be countered.

When you cast this spell, take an extra turn after this one.

Flying, protection from colored spells, annihilator 6

When Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles their graveyard into their library.

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Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Discussion

TwinStags on Skullbriar, Fixed

10 hours ago


Alright, so I'm gonna give my two cents since we're discussing this on my page.

Pump spells are garbage unless they are synergetic with your commander, you have a way to re-aquire them after use, or you're infect based. They rot in your grave too often, and multiplayer is the last place you want that.

Skullbriar is counter based. Why pump him? He's a 1/1 with haste. I'd rather pump something that already had hexproof or had a special ability. I also play a Feather, the Redeemed deck. Using pump or instants in that deck make sense because they're reusable.

"although that is not to say the reanimation stuff is bad. It’s another clever way to work with how Skully keepa his counters, which is fantastic. Plus it prevents you from having to pay commander tax"

^I'm confused by that statement. He keeps his counters no matter what... unless you elect to send him to your hand or library. I don't usually use reanimation on Skullbriar, but on creatures that I don't want to hard cast like Necropolis Regent .

Damn, 14/16? That's way too long of a game imo. I can't imagine playing a game where I had that much mana lol

Yes, reanimation spells can get countered, but it's the difference of board presence and cmc loss. If any of your pump spells get countered, you're out 7/8cmc. If someone lets you play your pump spell, then destroys your pumped creature, now you're down a card in hand, a creature on the field, and 7/8 mana. Holy fuck that's a lot. If a reanimation spell lands, now you have a creature on the board, who's effects live on. If someone kills the creature or counters the spell, I'm only out 1 mana and a card in hand.

You say one shot, but I build with multiplayer as my focus. I just don't think pumping a creature is scary against more than one person. Even against one, most people will just wipe him out after he's pumped.

Say we compare Ghalta, Primal Hunger to Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . Yeah, they both have huge attack powers that could wipe out another player, but there's a clear distinction between the two's overall power.

I like all of the Umbra cards... but only for the Totem Armor they provide. The pumps they give are useless. Reach isn't needed. Snake Umbra 's draw power is good but 3cmc vs Keen Sense and Sixth Sense 's 1cmc. I don't need to untap land with Bear Umbra because I'm not ramping to anything.

Hot Soup is a fun jank card. I just don't like that it makes a 10/10 a 10/1.

There's a few cards that I'm planning on moving out of the deck soon. I don't like making counters from other spells. It just feels way too slow.

TypicalTimmy on Oathbreakers for the missing shards ...

1 week ago

PlaysWithFire: "Nahiri currently has a form of graveyard matters in the delirium"

Are you talking about Nahiri, the Harbinger who tutors out Emrakul, the Aeons Torn ? Dilirum cares about the number of card types in your graveyard, correct? Specifically four different types? If that's the case, I haven't seen this deck yet.

Do you have a deck you can link so I can check this thing out? :)

Sarkhan420X on which one of these commanders ...

2 weeks ago

yuriko is probably the strongest here. definitely use as many ninjas and changelings as possible, with some spells that let you put cards from your hand on top of your library plus a few bombs. get that Emrakul, the Aeons Torn to the top of your deck and then draw it with yuriko and watch everyone cry as they lose 15 life.

beeSquared on Painter Infect Shoal

2 weeks ago

Love the deck! Been looking into legacy recently and your deck is by far #1 on my list so far. Question for you though. I see the graveyard hate already in the sideboard, but what is your opinion on Stifle for people who side in Emrakul, the Aeons Torn or are playing them in the mainboard? Is it too niche of a card in the first place? Would love to hear your thought on this.

Funkydiscogod on Amass My @$$

3 weeks ago

Apathy-Dance Ok, so traditional Polymorph decks work like this: the deck contains exactly one or two creatures. These should be large unanswerably powerful fatty. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is the traditional choice, but there are plenty of options, like Iona, Shield of Emeria , Progenitus , and Kozilek, the Great Distortion . These must be the only creatures in the deck, or else you risk polymorphing into something else.

Then, the deck will have a 4-8 copies of Polymorph , and/or other redundant effects like Proteus Staff , Indomitable Creativity or Reweave .

Then, there will have a number of noncreature spells that make creatures. This can take the form of permanents that become creatures like Faerie Conclave or Guardian Idol . Or, it will be instants and sorceries that create creature tokens, like Dragon Fodder or Lingering Souls .

Now...the idea is as follows: you create a creature, then destroy your own creature with Polymorph, and find a copy of the big fatty in your deck, and put it on to the battlefield. Yeah, you lose the creature to Polymorph, but it would always be better to have the big fatty than the tiny critter.

But, the biggest problem that Polymorph decks face, is that the opponent can kill the creature Polymorph is targeting, and this will prevent any of the effects of Polymorph from happening. So, Polymorph decks have to pack hexproofing , counterspells , discard , bounce and other things to fight against removal and lock . And they usually need cards that assist finding the combo.

It is at this point that Amass becomes very appealing to me, because there is an Amass card that can fill each of those functions, and this means you don't need to specifically have any token generation, just noncreature amass spells. And then, with so many instants and sorceries, Invade the City could make a solid backup win condition.

lagotripha on Amass My @$$

3 weeks ago

Polymorph is a four mana copy of Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in a deck with no other creatures but creature tokens.

If I wanted competitive amass, I'd look at Bitterblossom / Dreadhorde Invasion / Endless Ranks of the Dead in a control shell, with Gleaming Overseer and Lazotep Plating offering hexproof. Polymorph would be an interesting option for a finisher, but there are other synergies that are powerful enough to tinker with for zombie tokens.

sylvannos on What if we had a ...

3 weeks ago

When you can play 5+ copies of each card, there's about a million different ways to win on turn one. For example:

Simian Spirit Guide -> Simian Spirit Guide -> Surging Flame -> flip over 40 other Surging Flame s.

Simian Spirit Guide -> Rite of Flame -> Rite of Flame -> Manamorphose -> rinse and repeat for near-infinite mana, cards, and storm count.

Dark Ritual -> Dark Ritual -> Entomb -> Animate Dead -> Griselbrand -> repeat Dark Ritual -> Entomb -> Animate Dead until you get whatever amount of whatever creature(s) you want.

Grim Monolith s and/or Mana Vault s to power out an early Emrakul, the Aeons Torn .

Even if you make the format Standard-only, you'd still have people doing bullshit like making a deck with nothing but Viashino Pyromancer s, Ghitu Lavarunner s, Wizard's Lightning s, and Mountain s for guaranteed turn 3 or 4 kills. There's a reason there's a limit of 4 copies. Without it, you end up with either a format that's decided by the coin flip or a banlist longer than the dictionary.

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