Platinum Emperion

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.)

Gidgetimer on does paying life trigger Darien, …

1 month ago

Damage and loss of life are not the same thing despite damage to a player usually causing life loss. Paying life and losing life to something like Bump in the Night do not make tokens from Darien, King of Kjeldor despite your life going down. Damage from a source with infect or damage dealt while Platinum Emperion is out does make tokens from Darien, King of Kjeldor despite your life total not changing.

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy

2 months ago

Hey Gsanna, thanks for stopping by. Apologies for such a delayed response here, life's been crazy lately and I haven't really had the time for magic.

I'm actually considering retiring this version of the deck and switching to a version without any of the infinites loops or game winning combos. That being said Cityscape Leveler is a great card (it'll be in my new version of the deck), but I personally wouldn't pull Platinum Emperion for it. The emperion is just simply too good. It has bought me the time I've needed to assemble a combo in several games. Plus it's just a personal pet card of mine. As for Mondrak, Glory Dominus this should absolutely be in the deck. I've been considering pulling mirage mirror for awhile now, so I'd probably make that swap. Bitter Reunion seems mediocre at best. I think there are better options.


Gsanna on Full Metal Alchemy

4 months ago


New sets have brought fresh new good cards, just wanted to know what did you think about running Cityscape Leveler instead of Platinum Emperion, and if you would run something like Mondrak, Glory Dominus and if yes, what would you swap it for? Something also worth considering for a maybe board would be Bitter Reunion pretty powerful in this deck and adds an haste enabler.

Looking forward to hear your thoughts on this!

Forkbeard on Runadi, Behemoth Caller: Beef Chief

4 months ago

Totally get it Epicurus, it's a good critique and you're not wrong - the early game can be a bit of a wash. That said, the ramp options/mana doublers in here usually zip me to 7 or 8 mana quickly which gets me started on that beefy action. A few top deck filters, draw spells + cheat into play options in here too which can help refine the early game.

I play in a honed but not quite cEDH meta and this deck fares quite well in that environment. I've won the last 2 4 person FFA games I've played this deck - the last match was funny, down to 1 other player and I had a soft lock with Archetype of Endurance + Platinum Emperion + Void Winnower & was milling 20 cards a turn with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. BUT. I know what you mean. Are you thinking it could use more fast mana? I completely agree that this deck needs more efficient early game removal/interaction and I think I will look to take out a few win-more options in favor of cheap removal (e.g. Nature's Claim) + a fog effect or 2, that's a good idea.

Do you have any cheap-ish to cast removal favourites that you like to run in mono G/colourless?

DreadKhan on Rakdos

6 months ago

It's not really a great card, but Shivan Gorge can deal some damage to each opponent, which can let you shave mana off of spells for a turn. There is also stuff like Spear Spewer that pings each player, that's a much better way to achieve that goal I suppose. There are also Kessig Flamebreather and Firebrand Archer that can turn any non-creature spell into damage, not sure you have enough stuff to justify them, but felt they were worth a mention. There is also good old Pyrohemia/Pestilence, which can ping each opponent (and it clears out x/1s if tokens are an issue in your area). Not sure if you will be able to get in for damage consistently, but Rite of the Raging Storm tokens usually suck to block, so you might get 5 damage per turn in some metas.

I feel like it's worth throwing in something like Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer if you want a sac outlet that can clear out lots of bodies and derive value from it, Feeder even works with Pitiless Plunderer (or another 'mana from dead creature' card, Pawn of Ulamog and Bog Initiate will work on a budget) and Gravecrawler to go infinite.

Final point, maybe a few Annihilator creatures that have high MV as their drawback, they tend to be colourless anyways, so can give a full discount and be free sometimes. Artisan of Kozilek and Pathrazer of Ulamog are good examples that aren't too pricey, but Titans are obviously more expensive/powerful, it's worth noting you'll always get cast triggers, even if you're casting them for nothing/very little. Some of these can also let you run cards that care about high MV, like Protection Racket and Timesifter, both are very strong in some metas. Heck, I think I'd just run Protection Racket either way now that I think about it, I'm not sure there is a drawback to that card in this deck, it's big drawback is that it's bad in combo decks because people won't give you combo pieces, but in a deck that isn't attached to any one card you can run it safely. There is also Meteor Golem, Platinum Emperion and even Platinum Angel to offer some value if stuff like Darksteel Colossus or Blightsteel Colossus are over the budget, and there are big old utility beaters like Tsabo Tavoc that are worth a look, you can shave 5 mana off still.

Rakdos is a pretty nifty Commander, hope you're having fun with him!

griffstick on Answers to Massacre Wurm for …

8 months ago

Platinum Emperion would work but it will not save your board

Vicious Shadows will punish the opponent of your choice for each creature that dies. Pair this with Blasphemous Act to do it your self all in the same turn.

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy

10 months ago

king-saproling I've listed Platinum Emperion and Platinum Angel in the "flex slots" category of the primer to be swapped out for Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter respectively. Swapping these out gives the deck more tutor options and plays more consistently as a result. I do think Moonsilver Key would be another good addition for obvious reasons, but if you had to pick something else to cut, what would it be? I'm currently considering cutting Mirage Mirror for it, but would be curious to hear your thoughts?

The whole reason for the flex slots category is so the deck can be played at higher power levels where infinite combos are more common and acceptable. Otherwise I usually just run the current list (at my LGS and with friends) so games have more variance and are more "fair" for the group.

Kimset That's actually a great idea. Thank you for the suggestion. I also have access to some pretty high quality proxies so that's always an option as well. My problem is I like to own at least one copy of every card I play, so we'll see. You make an excellent point about it being a legit WOTC product. I do like that.

king-saproling on Full Metal Alchemy

10 months ago

Hey sure thing unstable_anomaly. I would cut Platinum Emperion for Moonsilver Key personally

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