The greatest horrors are those that lurk within our souls...


"The wilderness of Innistrad is forever corrupted. Emrakul may be gone, but her influence can still be seen in every deformity, every raving maniac, and all the horrors loosed upon this world."

The wilds of Innistrad are filled with unknown horrors, once proud Gryff have been twisted into Wretched Gryff s, flying above the writhing landscapes as Elder Deep-Fiend s lash out from the waters... This is a true Mockery of Nature , as every living thing can hold a secret horror within...
Normal creatures of Innistrad can all harbor the twisted madness of Emrakul... from the once peaceful Gnarlwood Dryad to the utterly lost Ulvenwald Captive  Flip ... the madness has attracted the foolishly curious denizens of other planes, including Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, who seems strangely obsessed with filling her Lifecrafter's Bestiary with a fresh catalog of horrors...
Emrakul's Influence is boundless, you may Grapple with the Past , but the future holds only horrors...

This deck is designed to set up a defensive wall of smaller creatures early, then emerge into an array of horrors. gnarlwoood dryad, Consulate Skygate , and Ulvenwald Captive  Flip provide the early game defenses. These are your T1-T2 drops, with Ulvenwald Captive being preferred for the most aggressive approach.

T3-T4 you want Foul Emissary , and Rashmi, Eternities Crafter if you didn't get many Emerge creatures in your opening hand. This deck can draw and cycle very quickly, and is actually capable of decking itself in a normal game, but you'll get to see a lot of your deck!

An example of an ideal play:
T1-Forest, Gnarlwood Dryad.
T2-Island, Ulvenwald Captive  Flip .
T3-Botanical Sanctum (or any untapped land), tap Ulvenwald Captive  Flip for , then sacrifice to cast Wretched Gryff .
From there, keep emerging, using emerge creatures to keep making more emerge creatures, and become more and more aggressive.

WC1: Emerge or hard-cast Elder Deep-Fiend to tap all the threatening blockers during your opponent's turn, then swing for lethal in your turn.
WC2: Emerge or hard-cast Decimator of the Provinces to give +2/+2 and trample to all your creatures, then swing for the fences.

Blossoming Defense is a great mainboard card for the threats presented by Fatal Push and Grasp of Darkness, but when your opponent isn't targeting your creatures:
Imprisoned in the Moon is the only real answer to Planeswalkers (looking at you, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar...) and helpful against big nasties like Herald of Anguish and other bruisers.
Natural State is for cracking Aethersphere Harvesters, Dynavolt Towers, and other artifact threats.
Negate a couple more of these to answer less interactive decks.
Thank you for taking a look at my Standard Emerging Threat Deck. This deck is still being developed, so I'm happy to get any feedback! If you like my deck, please don't hesitate to
to give it a +1

Look upon the horrors of your own soul...


Mockery of Nature has proven to be too big and too slow for what I get out of the deal. If I really need to break an artifact or enchantment, Natural State is in the sideboard, and I can bounce it with Lashweed Lurker, which I can emerge for one less.

Instead, I've included Negate in the main board. It pairs really well with the Lashweed Lurker's bounce ability, and hits some of the biggest threats I've faced. (Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Dynavolt Tower, and Saheeli Rai.)

Additionally, I've dropped my Grapple with the Past to 2, and increased my Decimator of the Provinces to 2, to help stop Transgress the Mind from taking my beloved piggy.


Ted_White_12 says... #1

I think this is a really cool and fun deck for standard. By decreasing the quantity of cards on TCG player based on what cards I currently own, I was able to get the price of this deck down to a very low $29.84. Very Nice

March 12, 2017 2:17 p.m.

djnewellmit says... #2

I like the Rashmi-centric description and the effort you put in. I like the connection of her with her bestiary. I don't know why Wizards didn't see fit to make Planar Bridge a cast effect, instead of just putting a card on the battlefield; it's a shame the bridge doesn't trigger any of Rashmi, her bestiary, or the Eldrazi. Upvoted!

March 14, 2017 2:33 p.m.

Panzerforge says... #3

Thank you Ted_White_12, I hope you enjoy playing it!
I know it's no Mardu Vehicles or Copy Cat, but it's capable of catching players off guard based simply off of how far outside the Meta it is.

March 15, 2017 12:39 a.m.

Panzerforge says... #4

I enjoy giving a little more background and life to my decks, djnewellmit.
Something more than just a pile of scary spells with no cohesion is what I always work towards, and it's always nice to hear that someone took the time to read through my description!

March 15, 2017 12:41 a.m.

Mal_Mutation says... #5

Love the deck. Ever since I saw emerge I wanted to make a deck with it but never got around to it. Decks looks great!

March 15, 2017 11:24 a.m.

Panzerforge says... #6

Thank you Mal_Mutation!

This deck has gone through a LOT of changes (it was originally Bant with Spirits for control that Emerged into Horrors for beat-down.) and I'm really happy with how consistent it has become.

I can usually Emerge a gryff by T3 or T4, with a pig or octopus hitting by T6 to put me over the top.

Thanks again for the +1!

March 15, 2017 1:18 p.m.

Radishboy123 says... #7

Seems like you would EMERGE victorious if you used this deck at FNM!

March 15, 2017 10:24 p.m.

Ted_White_12 says... #8

PanzerforgeYeah you're right! I really enjoy playing it and I went 3-1 at FNM with it

March 19, 2017 12:07 p.m.

Panzerforge says... #9

Awesome and congrats Ted_White_12!

How did the sideboard work for you? Any suggestions?

March 19, 2017 11:07 p.m.

TheBooman says... #10

Just found the deck today, and got to say, as a lover of EMN and Eldrazi, I give this my seal of approval! (+1) Too bad Emmy is banned, but I say this deck is pretty good! Glad to see eldrazi decks coming back. Probably gonna work with this deck to see how it plays as this seems like a very exciting deck to play with.

If you're interested in a deck based on the Corruption in ISD, here's my new deck.

March 21, 2017 3:27 p.m.

Panzerforge says... #11

Thank you TheBooman!

SOI/EMN is by far my favorite block, between this deck and Visit Lovely Hanweir! I really enjoy the mechanics of the Eldritch Horrors.

April 5, 2017 12:45 a.m.

Given the ammount of horrors, maybe Thing in the Ice  Flip

April 29, 2017 1:40 p.m.

TheBooman says... #13

It could work.. maybe due for some testing

April 29, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Panzerforge says... #14

Cthu1uS4uru5R3x, it could make a good substitute for the Skygates, but the lack of reach/flying would really hurt.

Plus I don't have a lot of instants and sorceries to support flipping to the Awoken Horror  Flip.

April 29, 2017 7:42 p.m.

Panzerforge says... #15

I cracked a Nissa, Steward of Elements, and I'm looking at using those instead of lifecrafter's beastiary.

Even if I cast her at , it's still a strong scry and more versatility.

April 30, 2017 7:28 a.m.

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+1 Nissa, Steward of Elements maybe
-1 Thing in the Ice  Flip maybe