Platinum Emperion


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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare

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Platinum Emperion

Artifact Creature — Golem

Your life total can't change. (You can't gain or lose life. You can't pay any amount of life except 0.)

Platinum Emperion Discussion

Gidgetimer on Command the dreadhoard reanimating Platinum ...

2 days ago

Also of note is that with Platinum Emperion out you still take damage, the damage just doesn't cause your life total to change. You can still be given poison counters as a result of being dealt damage from a source with infect and a lifelink creature dealing damage to you will still cause its controller to gain life (unless you are the controller since your life total can't change).

Gidgetimer on Command the dreadhoard reanimating Platinum ...

2 days ago

Please link all cards in your question by using double brackets.

Command the Dreadhorde

Platinum Emperion

Madcap Experiment

You are correct. The fact that Command the Dreadhorde deals damage before putting the creatures on the battlefield means Platinum Emperion will not be on the battlefield to prevent your life total from changing when the damage is dealt.

RoaringBunny on The most violent Ogre to ever have existed

2 weeks ago

Ouch, that's a rough trade. I was surprised when I saw the price tag on elixir. I remembered it being a two dollar card but that must have been years ago.

I found that after the deck's first win my playgroup was super on guard against it. The fear that a damage doubler could come out any turn made me a target when I typically should not have been. I guess the best way to play is to assemble the combo pieces in hand and try to win in one go but 12 mana and a haste enabler out is a lot to ask for... Sorry, I'm not really answering your question. The important thing is if you can build the deck such that you have fun piloting it whether it works or not. My goal is certainly not to dissuade you from building the deck, it is to prevent you from hitting the same walls I did.

An idea I toyed around with for a while was to include the HH kill pieces but not build the deck around it. I was never able to work it out for myself.

Some additional ideas I've had for your deck are Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast to protect the combo, Platinum Emperion to prevent HH from hitting you, and Neheb, the Eternal for crazy mana after a HH life halving.

ScionsStillLive on Draw a Card, Win the Game

2 weeks ago

Maybe add 2 more Platinum Emperion . I know you're not entirely relying on him, but 4 could help in case your opponent uses destroy spells.

Saljen on Super Prision

1 month ago

The only planeswalker you should be running 4 of is Karn, the Great Creator . I'd drop the rest to 2 and drop Teyo and Dovin all together, as neither is very good. That frees up 10 cards slots in your deck. It seems you're wanting to go the Taxes route in your main board, so that's room for 10 more tax cards. Tax cards are really only good when stacked, so running 10 of them isn't very effective, but running 20 is very effective. That being said, Aether Vial is a key component to getting your taxers out on time, so by not running it you're slowing down your effects a lot.

Since you're just 2 colors, you could also just run 4x Blood Moon after adjusting your mana base a bit. That would be really great in here.

Also, I see you aren't running any artifacts. By running 2-3x Platinum Emperion and 4x Madcap Experiment , you can cast Madcap and put Emperion into play for free without losing any life from Madcap due to Emporion's ability. This combo would definitely put you more in the direction of prison rather than taxation.

burferking on Giving Good People Bad Permanents

2 months ago

Oh, now I understand why you have some expansive cards like Three Visits ! You play online! Of all the players that I asked if I could search in my sideboard with Mastermind's Acquisition , all said «yes», but I never actually tutored outside a deck's library. I asked to see what kind of players they were and it was also to do some politics (to make them wonder what I'd tutor and «get in their head») lol. I asked a judge for the «layers» and was told those rules are in the section 613 of the comprehensive rules. I went only for the part intriguing us. From what I understood, you do have to check the order of the cards when their continuous effects contradict each other. They call that the «timestamp order», but if 2 layers enter at the same time, «dependancy» is checked. Usually the last effect «wins».

You could add some wheel effects in your game to make it harder for your opponents to find responses once you have set a winning combo. Many are in the chaos list I posted, like Teferi's Puzzle Box .

Since a couple of your cards change life, I would have suggested to add Platinum Emperion , but you wrote that you are avoiding pillowforting in this deck. It could be something to tutor with Living Wish , Death Wish (and regain the life lost with Tainted Sigil or Children of Korlis ) or Mastermind's Acquisition in your sideboard if you're in deep shit? haha

Yesterday on Wanderer and paying life

2 months ago


You can lose life a number of ways, including being dealt damage, paying life, and cards that straight-up say you lose life (like Blood Tithe ). The Wanderer only stops you from being dealt some damage, but the cards you listed above don't deal damage.

If you controlled a Platinum Emperion then you wouldn't lose life from an opponent activating abilities that cause you to lose life, and you'd be unable to pay life.

Drakorya on Neosaurus Evolution

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I'll be testing the list out on MTGO once the new set is released, and changing the numbers around to see which targets are the most effective against each deck.

Empyrial Archangel could be good. I can see some games where the shroud makes it better than Platinum Emperion . But if you're facing a deck that can deal > 8 damage in a turn (like Death's Shadow, or Bogles) then Platinum Emperion is probably the better choice. But I'll need to see what those match-ups are like first.

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Platinum Emperion occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

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All decks: 0.01%