Emrakul, the Promised End


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Mythic Rare

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Emrakul, the Promised End

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi

Emrakul,the Promised End costs 1 less to cast for each card type among cards in your graveyard.

When you cast Emrakul, you gain control of target opponent during that player's next turn. After that turn, that player takes an extra turn.

Flying, trample, protection from instants.

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Emrakul, the Promised End Discussion

Didley on Mono Black Discard

6 hours ago

My buddy and I have been contemplating a deck like this. I think you should drop Lost Legacy because it doesn't hit any exceptional win conditions like it did when Emrakul, the Promised End was legal. Pick the Brain can then be bumped up to a three-of.

Also, if discard is your goal, I think Mind Rot is a solid two or three-of in this deck. Other than that, you may want to consider some card draw engines to be sure you have access to multiple discard spells at all times.

Zaueski on Improvise One's Anguish

22 hours ago

People freak out over Lost Legacy because at the high tournament level giving your opponents cards is very dangerous because they'll have many back ups with which to win. At the FNM level and lower giving people cards is inconsequential because you just took away their wincon. Very rarely will the average player have the skill necessary to pilot their way to victory after losing the most important piece.

Take R/G Marvel before Emmy got banned, most players can't win with that deck if you named Emrakul, the Promised End. Last season if I successfully played a Lost Legacy against R/G Marvel I din't lose a single match. It also cripples many midrange decks that rely on value cards like Gideon, Ally of Zendikar too much. It requires knowledge of the metagame, but its very rewarding to the competitive amateur which is where most of us are at.

Umbreomancer on Esper Over a Kaladeshi Moon (It's Revolting)

2 days ago

Vampire_Lord it's because he wasn't meant to be in here. My original list had two high-cost creatures as potential finishers: Sphinx of the Final Word and Emrakul, the Promised End, both of whom this deck could get out consistently. With Emrakul now banned, I needed another finisher. Like the description says, I'm all for suggestions, but in the interim I've put Ulamog back in, which is who I was using before Eldritch Moon came out.

KennEH on Baral Control

5 days ago

With Emrakul, the Promised End out of standard what do you think is worth naming Lost Legacy with and potentially giving your openent cards? I'd much rather run Ruinous Path in the side for Planeswalker removal as thier isn't a way to deal with them once they hit the board in this deck. Also how reliably does Thing in the Ice  Flip flip? Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet would be much better against aggro.

If blue based control becomes a thing I'd also suggest a Sphinx of the Final Word in the sideboard as well.

I'm going to run a version with my suggestions and maybe a few Ob Nixilis Reignited and report back.

Wel5 on Let me do something with Energy!

6 days ago

@Zhorus_The_Bauqret thx alot for your suggestions! Deadlock Trap is defiently a card i could consider to put in the sideboard and maybe i will add Disallow to the mainboard. I need to test this. I still need to order this deck for me ;-) Lifecrafter's Bestiary looks just too good i need to test this card. Emrakul, the Promised End was defiently a card to add but its banned now.

@Orion93 thx for your comment! Heroic Intervention is there something better for 2 mana and instant speed to consider?

@maikurr awesome suggestion didnt think about this card, it needs a try. Still a flyer who gives me a second creature at turn 6.. but the lifelink is gone.

Zhorus_The_Bauqret on Let me do something with Energy!

1 week ago

It seems like a great deck, but certain things can be taken out. Deadlock Trap is an example, since it doesn't do much for you to actually win, maybe run Disallow. Another one is Lifecrafter's Bestiary, this seems like a good card, but in this deck it's also not contributing to your win con. The Inventors' Fair just seems kinda random, and is a bad way to grab Aetherworks Marvel. After all of this, this deck should run just fine without Emrakul, the Promised End, or would it? I suppose it all depends on the pro tour.

Didley on Abzan Delirium - AER

1 week ago

Delta-117, Your question about Noxious Gearhulk got me thinking... Verdurous Gearhulk is a great card, but you're not really blowing out of the gate with tons of low-cost creatures, which is the best use for his counters.

That said, Verdurous Gearhulk does make the Ishkanah, Grafwidow spider tokens absolutely bonkers. It's a little slow, but an Ishkanah, Grafwidow followed by a Verdurous Gearhulk will be very hard to deal with. If you do decide to play 2x Verdurous Gearhulk, I'd go for 3x Ishkanah, Grafwidow as well.

What you said about Evolving Wilds to help trigger Revolt is not a bad idea, but Aether Revolt gave the Delirium decks an even better option: Renegade Map. Turn 1 was usually always Vessel of Nascency or Traverse the Ulvenwald with the goal of fixing your mana. However, artifact is usually the hardest type to hit in the GB Delirium Decks. T1 you play Renegade Map, T2 you crack the map, putting an artifact into the GY, tutor the land and play it untapped the same turn. No tempo loss like you can get with Evolving Wilds.

While Brisela, Voice of Nightmares is very powerful, it's usually very easy to kill Gisela, the Broken Blade before the meld. The decks that are good with Bruna, the Fading Light give her more targets than just Gisela, the Broken Blade. I actually lost a match once because I cast Bruna, the Fading Light and went for the meld rather than choosing Thalia, Heretic Cathar. My opponent was able to cast To the Slaughter and Gisela, the Broken Blade was the only target I could sacrifice. I still had the Bruna, the Fading Light, but on his turn he cast Ishkanah, Grafwidow which bought him enough time to find the answer for Bruna, the Fading Light and win.

Long story short: Gisela, the Broken Blade is too easily handled before the meld. But there is another 2WW spell that is even better for your 4-drop slot: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. He's actually even better after the bannings. A T4 Emrakul, the Promised End is a stronger play than a T4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar no matter how you look at it. And Smuggler's Copter put him under a lot of early game pressure that all the Soldier Tokens in the world couldn't defend against.

What's even better is that Gideon, Ally of Zendikar doesn't die to Fatal Push. People are so in love with Fatal Push right now that they are changing a lot of their lists just to be able to use that very efficient removal spell with Revolt. As much as I love Gisela, the Broken Blade, Aether Revolt just made her that much easier to kill.

Also, with Emrakul, the Promised End gone, people are going to be removing some/all of the Stasis Snares, which is one of the few answers for Gideon, Ally of Zendikar that has been seeing play.

I don't mean to drone on too much. I made a copy of your list and made the changes I'm describing here so it's easier to see. Here's the link if you're interested: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/abzan-delirium-aer-copy-1/

Delta-117 on Abzan Delirium - AER

1 week ago

If I can acquire a second Gisela, the Broken Blade preferably from trading I will add a second as I think your right. Although what worries me is that I'm losing another way to find one of my few white mana sources, so perhaps is another additional land needed to the deck/one that replaces another for another white source needed perhaps? I was thinking even another Evolving Wilds could help as it would help with revolt from Fatal Push once I get a few of those for this too.

Then one last thing I was thinking is, why not I take out Noxious Gearhulk (or at least sideboard it) and swap it for a Verdurous Gearhulk? What do you think about that? The main reason for Noxious Gearhulk was of course other Emrakul, the Promised End's previously. As of the moment I own (in paper), 2 copies of both Noxious Gearhulk and 2 Verdurous Gearhulk's and I'm wanting to in fact to still try using both, moving the noxious to the sideboard and a Verdurous or two, into the main deck.

Anyways thanks for the suggestion Didley.

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