Posted on Oct. 29, 2018, 10:58 p.m. by Naughton
Hey guys,I've been excited ever since I saw Emmara spoiled and have wanted to make a commander deck with her at the helm. As I started building her out I thought about ways to abuse her tapping and untapping without needing combat. This line of thought brought up Tangle Wire as a way to tap her while annoying my opponents. This led to more staxs effects. Which brings me to the current creation. Emmara stax. The main win con's are having untapped creatures through untap effects on opponents turns and incremental damage with Throne of the God-Pharaoh. I haven't had a chance to play test this deck too much, I plan on proxying it next week and start messing around with it to see if it is worth purchasing the cards in it's current state.
The question now comes, is this idea better than just token good stuff? If there is merit to this idea is there something that I'm missing in my deck? Lastly, is the overall construction looking alright? I haven't really worked much with green other than Arahbo, Roar of the World which is just vastly different.
Current Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/clown-car-4/ The cards all have the foil text because I think it looks nicer to hover over. I do not actually own all of these cards in foil nor in regular edition.
House Rules: No game ending planeswalker ultimates with doubling season (Elspeth might get taken out for this reason).
Power Level: I'm looking to make this as powerful as I can without needing to spend over around $60 on any one card. I think a solid 80ish% is what I'm looking for.
Meta: This deck will be facing Infinite Turns Narset, Control Oloro, Reanimator Karador, Ephara Flicker. There are others but I don't see them as often as these 4.
Since you already run Earthcraft, you could add Order of Whiteclay and Blasting Station. Order is decent by itself with sacrifice based stax effects and together you cna form and infinite combo with your commander.
Tap Emmara for white from Earthcraft making a token, tap the token for white and then sac Emmara to Blasting Station. Tap Order of Whiteclay for mana and then use the three mana to untap it and bring back Emmara. Rinse and repeat.