Emrakul, the Promised End


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) 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

Xica on Vampire's stay midrange

2 weeks ago

On the other hand Victim of the night isnt gonna screw you over, in case someone casts Emrakul, the Promised End - or uses Mindslaver (without having Academy Ruins - that may become an important consideration, since the new emrakul is perfectly fitting into jund like shells as a late game finisher.

mtgApprentice21 on Izzetdrazi (eldrazi tribal)

2 weeks ago

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is banned in commander, but Emrakul, the Promised End sure isn't! XD

Wolfrage76 on Sen Triplets - BUDGET EDITION

3 weeks ago

MrLamo2k1 Haha "Why spend the money on a card when you can just copy one as needed?" YES! I've become a huge fan of hijacking cards from other players (which lead me to build my Olivia and Zedruu decks). I'm gearing up to make my Olivia Voldaren deck more control and less creatures just so I can snag people's stuff more. My Olivia and Zedruu decks are what lead me to find this deck. My regular group has stupid expensive decks with insane cards I just can't afford and my collection had to be started over (I've only been playing a year after taking like a 20 year break). "Nice $30 card you have there in play. It would be a shame if someone were to... hijack it... Smack you with it, use it's activated ability, sac it to City of Shadows at the end of that turn, and use that new mana next turn to cast Emrakul, the Promised End so on your next turn I can force you to sac all your own creatures to your alter after using them to swing at my other opponent."

Yesterday in a 5 player game 2 people were running Neth and had forced discard mechanics in play from a number of sources to do damage and create elves. So I snagged one of their commanders so I'd get the benefit, then took over the other guy's elf that gave elves +1/+1 ( or maybe it was /+0) and let me tap it to get one manna for each elf I controlled. Since I was playing a Red/Black Olivia deck, it was fun having 28 Elves running around and being able to tap for 28 green mana :D

Not_Yet_Flawless on Need Suggestions, Bloodborne Themed Deck

3 weeks ago

I've had this idea ever since Eldritch Moon came out, but never had the chance to work on it until before.

I'm looking for cards to throw include in a Bloodborne themed deck. The idea is to start off with humans and beasts, then stall until I can drop a finisher. Thus far I've got some of the "obvious" cards: Daring Sleuth  Flip , Beast Within, Pale Moon , Decimator of the Provinces, and Emrakul, the Promised End, but I'm at a loss for what else to include. The Zendikar Eldrazi don't fit the Gothic theme, and the Innistrad Eldrazi either suck or require the deck to be built around them. As for the human/beasts... there's just a lot to sort through.

Any help is appreciated!

Ziembski on Jhoira, Mage of Mages

1 month ago

This, well, quite uncommon way to play Jhoira. Have you thought about putting in fatties and massive wipes? Like:

Apocalypse or Decree of Annihilation as wipes to go right before those: Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger or Emrakul, the Promised End, or simply Blightsteel Colossus.

redkhan on Competitive Sunforger package

1 month ago

LeBeerCat the thing is that sunforger already requires so many potential slots that it itself is a subtheme that I don't think I can devote too many slots to a third subtheme.

dlamars thanks for the suggestions. I really think Corpse Dance may be too conditional of a reanimation spell.

Qolorful oh that would be some really spicy tech especially since there is someone running Blightsteel Colossus and another running Emrakul, the Promised End in a wishboard in my meta.

Delta-117 on Legend of THE Deck

1 month ago

Hey there, I see you have definitely tried out a lot of differing playstyles that's for sure. Let me apologize in advance for the length of what I have had to say, but all of which I feel helps to give some background to the deck choices I now play.

Anyways here's a bit of background about my experience with magic. I first had started playing at around Theros, although I knew nothing of modern, or even standard at this time and just played this casual deck featuring Prophet of Kruphix, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Heroes' Bane, Plasm Capture, Explosive Vegetation, Roil Elemental, Archetype of Imagination, Horizon Chimera, Chasm Skulker, and some other stuff. I always had difficulty keeping it at 60 cards and at it's highest I think I was playing like 80 or so cards. I eventually opened a Windswept Heath expedition by the time of BFZ and proceeded to sell it when I learned of it's value a few weeks later. With the credit and some cash I bought things like a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth because I started to become very interested in the eldrazi tribe, then stuff like Omnath, locust of mana, Spawnsire of Ulamog, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, and all of the other praetors minus Urabrask.

Next I then got into playing commander, and my then first actual constructed deck was one led by Vorel of the Hull Clade and which was largely at first built from my existing casual simic deck. Then into playing standard at around late BFZ / a few months away from OGW releasing with essentially an upgraded into deck around eldrazi. Then by around SOI I began playing my first 'competitive' standard deck in contrast to the eldrazi with vampires which were somewhat hyped early on. I also began playing modern around this time too, and at first with this eldrazi deck. I now look back at how horrible that deck was lol, it played basic lands, Jungle Hollows, 1 Eldrazi Temple, and a couple Shrine of the Forsaken Gods alongside things like Bane of Bala Ged, Blisterpod, and even my 1x Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. My first match ever of modern I obviously got wrecked and it was by storm, here I was playing Blisterpod and the like while my opponent was casting Gitaxian Probe after Gitaxian Probe, Serum Visions, Pyretic Ritual etc and my awful, clunky deck never got to do anything.

Later I just borrowed decks from others at my town's still fairly new lgs and I started with mono green stompy and then infect which I absolutely loved. I started to build the deck myself during Eldritch Moon largely from trades from the same guy who let me play the deck to start with, who had extra cards for the deck. I however sadly stopped building it at around kaladesh/aether revolt after the banning of Gitaxian Probe and the printing of fatal push. More recently noble hierarchs have had increased a fair bit in prices and that was another reason. Being a student I didn't want to sink too much money into modern at first either. Later on, much closer to the present I finally began to build a tron deck for modern to take the place of my unfinished infect. I had already been thinking of building such a deck much earlier at around the same time as I originally was thinking about infect, but I decided against it and chose the infect.

I now went with the more cheaper mono version of the deck and through almost 100% by trading I managed to put together the deck to play about a month before Amonkhet released.

In summary here, I took a liking early on in magic to casting large spells as seen by my playing of eldrazi, ramping, and then as well as generating lots of mana overall. That is why I now see that tron and any of it's variants are among my favorite type of deck to play. From also playing with the praetors and a couple other cards long ago, I had also taken a liking to the Mirrodin block and the infect mechanic even though I never got the chance to play at that time. At some point, I plan to finish the deck even though it isn't what it use to be, but that's alright as I like the playstyle it offers and a bit more of a challenge might keep things interesting. Mainly got to buy the Noble Hierarchs, then some more of the lands like Pendelhaven, Breeding Pools, and 3 more of the 8 average green fetches it wants to have, but then it was done.

Although I didn't mention it before, but from Kaladesh up until now I have been playing a delirium deck, and more recently an energy variant due to rotation nearing and I also loved the graveyard interaction and strategies. Emrakul, the Promised End, Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Liliana, the Last Hope, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Grim Flayer, alongside Traverse the Ulvenwald was a blast to play. While not being maybe top tier, I have been keeping in mind porting something like this deck over to modern despite unfortunately selling off my lilianas and flayers and making a sultai () delirium deck in modern. Tarmogoyf, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, Mishra's Bauble, Thoughtseize among others could be added. Abzan midrange has also been in my mind to try. I would like to find a home for one of my all time favorite cards since I started back in Theros, and that is Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in modern maybe.

Furthermore, just like eldrazi, slivers are among my most favorite and beloved creature types in magic, and that is why I now play them in commander, pauper, and someday hopefully standard too! I have been considering now that tron is finished, of buiding something else in modern that is tribal and with the recent iconic masters spoilers revealing a reprint to aether vial, that now is the time to try something like this whether it be slivers, or even merfolk in modern.

Here is a final breakdown of what I like to play and might possibly build .

Current decks:- Mono U Tron (Might later try out eldrazi tron if I acquire chalices and temples)- Infect (Not complete)

Ideas for my future decks (Probably will only choose 1-2)

  • Affinity

  • Slivers or Merfolk tribal

  • Abzan Midrange

  • U/W Control

  • Sultai Delirium

On a final note, what I suggest you look into anyways is trying something with planeswalkers perhaps? With the upcoming changes to planeswalkers from Ixalan, this might open up some interesting new ideas. My immediate thoughts on this are playing an orzhov () deck around Gideon of the Trials and other gideons, then even Liliana of the Veil and Liliana, the Last Hope, plus stuff like possibly Slaughter Pact , Collective Brutality, then also tokens from Bitterblossom, and Lingering Souls.

Or what about consider something like Abzan just like I have always been interested in. Here's a sample list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-abzan#paper

I will admit the price of something like it had always scared me away from it in the past, even now still kind of after some reprints in mm17, but I definitely have been interested in it.

But anyways what you could try doing if you haven't already been doing so, is proxying cards and even decks to get a feel for them outside of fnm events and what not. I suggest you give something like my above suggestion a try or something from my own interests listed. I hope this was of help to you as well as maybe even remotely interesting or more, I do apologize yet again for the extensiveness of my post!

  • Longest tappedout message of mine ever...

goblinguiderevealpls on Breaking Necropotence

1 month ago

Library of Leng.

No moar exile, draw as many cards as you want

Also potent in lifegain, the other day i was playing ravos/tymna cleric edh and i achieved infinite life and needed a wincon, so i paid 65 life and exiled all but 10 cards from my deck, chose the 7 I needed and left the rest to the blind eternities

Its one hell of a card in edh for card draw/value, and with cards like library of leng, Reliquary Tower or heavy lifegain you can basically ignore its downside and draw as much as you want..

My personal favorite combo, either Donate your 'potence to an opponent or target an opponent with 'potence in play, then use Mindslaver or Emrakul, the Promised End to steal their turn and pay all of their life except for 1

You used to be able to draw their entire deck/pay all of their life to kill them, but now you can just leave them with 1 life and 1 card in library

Still a great card to abuse on your side as much as opponents side :p

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