• Meh. Eldrazi… Again.

    • Zachary Cooper

      Too bee honest Emrakul being on innistrad is fine, because it’s not the same kind of eldrzi as BFZ, while BFZ was godzilla and giant monsters, Emrakul is basically cthulhu, which fits innistrad perfectly.

  • Graymalkin86

    I hope someone picks up that phone… because I (and lots of other people too) f****** called it!

    • Graymalkin86

      That said, I like her. Sure, she’s nowhere near her old strength, but a fixed Mindslaver on cast is still very strong. She seems like she’ll be a strong fatty in my Rakdos deck, especially if I get her out after playing Stranglehold.

  • MrAptronym

    At least they are aiming for actual lovecraftian horror here and not godzilla? Still I expect it to end in massive battles and superheroes sadly.

    As for her card, I am a big fan. She has an interesting ability to play with, she is build-around for the cost reduction if you want and protection from instants is interesting and useful. Art is gorgeous too. 13/10 I’mrakul

  • Chaospyke

    I like the super Delirium thing she has going on.
    Not sure how well It’ll actually work but interesting.

    Possible Tron card in modern?

  • A combination of Jace & Nalaar

    Its banned.

    By me ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Insight66

    full art

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      Oh that is beautiful.

    • Chaospyke

      I wasn’t playing during the original Zendikar, so I didn’t truly understand Emrakul’s power, but now I’m wonder how did the zendikari ever survive her for the limited time she was on the plane?

      Also did she always have the mindwarping powers? I thought that was kozilek’s domain?

      • Schlapatzjenc

        Kozilek’s domain is mostly warping reality, I would say that mind control is more of an addition, by altering perception.

        Emrakul is a whole different story, it’s the Titan of Corruption, it deteriorates minds and gruesomely twists flesh.

      • Nick Art

        The simple answer? Not a lot of Zendikar did survive.

    • Melissa Juice

      Incredible.

  • Nolly

    Combos with Ugin’s Nexus :)

  • Dewill

    Her other art on ROE didn’t depict her being this massive, at least to me. Yeah i know she is monstrous but i never suspected this. Maybe its the angle of the cards…

    • Jonathan Mueller

      It’s both perspective as well as relative scale.

      Here you know just how big she is as there are buildings and people with her on the card.

      The artwork of Emrakul, The Aeons Torn shows her out in the open on a plane with massive land, but you couldn’t really tell how tall she actually was since the terrain around her could have had pretty much any size.

  • Jay Kenley

    Card is so freaking sick, they nailed this one perfect, cuz although not as strong as emrakul 1 obviously , it can be cast from hand, absolutely brilliant !!

    • Jonathan Mueller

      Well, technically speaking; Emrakul, The Aeons Torn could be cast from hand – in fact it provided a nice bonus if you did :P

      Unlike Emrakul 1 however, this can actually be cast *from the graveyard*.

  • SuperPax

    Dies to rem- oh. Well Declaration in Stone still take care of it so yeah. Dies to removal.

  • Happy The Cat

    eldrazi shouldn’t be a setback, the should kill people, just saying.

    • mehngo

      I think you may have the wrong idea about the titans.

      • Happy The Cat

        what? that they should be super expensive, super powerful creatures that end games if you get to cast the titans, not a cheap floozy that has a chance to win if your opponent is so far behind any of the other titans could easly have done the job. this is goddam emrakul, the biggest goddam creature in all of magic(screw worldspine, that french vanilla needs the death clause because it always dies) now they have made her one of the cheapest of all the large titans, which makes no sense. why is emrakul easier to summon if there are more types of spells in your graveyard? they actually summon emrakul using all the mana from the plane in the storyline so why the hell does she not have an ablity that reflects that? as for the cast trigger , why the hell did they give her a shittyer version of mindslaver? at least mindslaver can be exploited by proto P, necrotic ooze, and general recursion, this can’t be exploited and gives your opponent a turn to recover afterwards. look at the story behind her, where is the Insurrection effect? where is the Silence stopping her foes from fighting back? Hell, where is the discard forcing people to Madness?
        when something like an Eldrazi titan is cast, your first thought should not be “great, how will I deal with this?” it should be “oh, god can I even fight back against this?”

        • Nolly

          …what? Are you saying this card isn’t that?
          I’m sorry but they don’t print god cards anymore, IE cards that will win the game by casting them. This is an incredibly powerful creature that WILL win games by itself and is VERY hard to deal with.
          Sorry you can’t live out your power fantasies but in the real world this is an incredibly powerful creature and worthy of being called an Eldrazi Titan.
          Seriously, like, what’s your issue? This card is incredibly powerful and game changing as is.

  • Bjorn McPriestrapist

    Sweet full artwork at least.

  • Devon Ronald MacInnis

    So she can cost 6 mana, wow, that’s fairly cheap, though most decks would likely cast her at 7-8

    • Jonathan Mueller

      I don’t remember “most decks” having 6-7 different card types in their graveyard.

      Have you played Shadows over Innistrad limited for instance?
      In that case you might remember how hard it is to get dilirium, i.e. four different card types into your graveyard.

      She’ll probably often cost 9-10 mana in most decks.

      • De’Elgathor

        Difficult in limited =/= difficult in constructed.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Perfect for Meren EDH. I hope price doesn’t get to cray-cray.

    • Asghaad

      no its not … Meren want ETB effects, this has only ON CAST effect
      If any Commander could use it its Animar, as he can freecast this much easier and has ton of return to hand effects in the deck to make it repeatable

      thing is any of the other titans will be much MUCH more dangerous thanks to anihilator

      • Dr. Burn Crow

        That’s when I have 13 or more experience counters on Meren. Until then, it’s back to my hand and then I can cast it.
        Also I don’t plan to spend over 15 bucks on any single card. Not this lifetime. So original titans are not an option for me.

      • mskdkekskeneidj

        OG titans in dredge seems bad

        • Asghaad

          who sayd anything about original titans, the new ones from BFZ do not reshuffle the graveyard

  • Blümchen

    So now i can´t playing my standard deck anymore, cause emrakul say´s that you choose you lose the game on you´re demonic pact, great

  • Zombie

    So it’s like Mindslaver and Eater of Days had a mutated baby that they couldn’t afford to send to Real Card Preschool.

    Not nearly as good as the old Emrakul, but to surpass the strongest creature in the game would be a pretty stupid idea for Wizards.

    Protection from Instants is nice, but the real protection comes from the Mindslaver ability.

    Being able to warp your opponent’s next turn, even if you give them an extra one after it, means that you can just waste everything in their hand, all of their abilities, etc.

    This Emrakul, if played in Standard, effectively locks your opponent out of the game unless they draw something like Declaration in Stone.

    Protection from instants is also why I believe this version of Emrakul will be played in Tron in Modern over the old Emrakul.

    With the banning of Eye of Ugin, Tron really needs something it can play for cheaper than 15 mana but is still just a “win the game” threat.

    And considering this Emrakul probably won’t ever actually cost 13 mana, it’s significantly faster than the previous Emrakul.

    The Mindslaver effect also is great for Tron, since shredding away your opponent’s resources basically hands you the game on a silver platter.

    I’m not entirely sold on its Modern potential but there’s some there. If it sees play in anything in Modern it will probably be RG Tron.

    • Jordan

      Dont forget that Tron also has an easy way to put instants, artifacts, lands, and a sorcery into the GY.

      • Zombie

        “And considering this Emrakul probably won’t ever actually cost 13 mana”

        That’s where I was going with that statement/ what I was trying to insinuate or imply.

  • Melissa Juice

    Absolutely gorgeous art. Beautiful, terrifying card.

    • Dave

      Looks soooo good.

  • kmk888

    Excellent design. She only needs protection from instants because sorcery speed removal will be wasted on the controlled turn. However because her invulnerability is so heavily dependent on the cast trigger this is a better big mana card than a card to cheat into play with reanimation or Through the Breach effects.

    It looks like a playable card for Standard and Modern to me. It will give Mindwrack Demon decks the reward they need in Standard and a spicy new Tron target in modern.

    The extra turn will henceforth be known as the Pity Turn, where you watch the opponent struggle and fail to beat a 13/13 with no resources left.

    • Command

      But wouldent you jest kill it with a crature like a beath touch you can target damage or an intreped hero

  • Nolly

    I really want to find a janky modern build to combo her with Ugin’s Nexus instead of anything remotely logical.
    Because I love denying an enemy turn and then saccing an artifact to take two turns to swing for 26 damage.

    • Jonathan Mueller

      Haha, same here.

      I was waiting for a card with an extra turn drawback to use with Ugin’s Nexus.
      I totally didn’t expect to see it on Emrakul, of all creatures.

  • Jonathan Mueller

    While she is met with lots of disappointment by many, I actually really like her design.
    Protection from instants in combination with “mind control” makes her almost fool-proof against spot removal.
    Unfortunately, discovering any board wipes on your opponent’s hand will be pretty frustrating, as you’ll be able to see it coming but probably won’t be able to do anything against it.

    I can look past that. However, the one gripe I have with her is that your opponent gets to draw a card during his extra turn, which might just end up being a windmill slam.
    Then your opponent can destroy her before she could any damage (aside from the mind-control, admittedly, which should be at least moderately powerful against most decks).

    I know, it would have made the wording a bit clunky to deny the opponent the card, but I think a Mythic Rare card that’s also described as unfathomable enigma lore-wise could have easily gotten an odd functionality treatment.

    I think it would even work flavor-wise, to imply that the opponent slowly recovers from having been possessed, just coming to his/her senses of what happened, but yet unable to form any new ideas.

  • Mike Thomas

    Combos nicely with stranglehold.

  • Jonathan Mueller

    Unless they topdeck it during their extra turn, that is.

    • Chaospyke

      If their topdecks are that good, then you’re gonna lose cuz the gods of Magic have said “F this one guy in particular”

      Also Coax from the Blind Eternities.

  • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

    Bloodborne the Gathering

    • Julna Buras

      My thoughts exactly

    • Bostorket

      Ooooh, let’s see some ‘trick’ equipment!

      • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

        You mean like Neglected Heirloom?

        • Bostorket

          No because that’s a triggered ability. A trick weapon would be activated.

  • ksisjsnajksjd

    welp guess I’m putting karador edh back together
    easy delirium and multiple recasts? auto-include if you aren’t playing scumbag giant combo

  • Stinker289

    The Triskaidekaphobia guy is probably shitting himself right now.

  • chad

    turn 2 Emrakul in edh, but he’s not very good. Yeah he’s big and allows me to control your hand for one turn, but if you have multiple removals in hand, its just a whiff. he wont impact the field enough to warrant a high price, so expect him to be $10 in about 2-3 months after the protour. If you disagree look at Ulamog, he has multiple defenses, and exiles 2 permanents, thats huge! he’s $12 right now.

    • Devon Ronald MacInnis

      No emrakul going to settle around 15$ if not because the control turn ability is much more useful then exile would be.

      • DJ Pad

        I would say in 90% of circumstances exile two permanents is going to be more useful than getting a chance to potentially waste their removal or attack unfavorably (while giving them an extra draw step). There will probably be a number of circumstances in the late game where all that emrakul’s mindslaver turn is doing is drawing them an extra card and maybe attacking their best creature into emrakul.

        • Devon Ronald MacInnis

          You must have a boring play group of that’s all you can do with an opponent’s turn. Use them to kill another player. Purposefully set off their win con poorly. Using an unwinding clock and a flash source and a self bounce is an auto win con. mind control is one of the most versital things you can do. Make them Attack another player.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Sigarda, protect us.

    • Daniel Scott

      yup, I think the mechanics are probably giving us a hint to the story there.

  • DirtyHoboLord

    Not really necessary but you can use this with Ugin’s nexus if you’d prefer your opponents never have fun.

    • Derek Gooding (TuberTugger)

      I’m brewing already.

    • MrAptronym

      Definitely an auto include in an EDH deck commanded by her.

      • DirtyHoboLord

        That’s what I’m thinking. She could be a sweet commander if only for the diplomacy aspect.

  • TimTorn

    This version, along with all the new Eldrazi titan cards, can easily be reanimated. Sure you may not get the Mindslaver ability, but a 13/13 flying, trample, pro-instant beatstick aint bad either

  • Stevieb

    turn 1 shallow grave/goryo’s vengeance into emrakul 13/13 flying trample with haste legacy reanimator deck……….. broken…..

    • Winter Trabex

      Oh that’s true isn’t it. He doesn’t care if he’s in the graveyard this time around.

    • DJ Pad

      You realize you can do that combo with the original Emrakul too, right? And in fact it’s MUCH more effective to do that because of annihilator 6.

      • Stevieb

        Riiiight… When he hits the grave yard, I can target it with an instant before shuffling my library right? That’s way better if that’s the case!

        • DJ Pad

          The reshuffle is a triggered ability not a replacement effect (like it is with Blightsteel Colossus). In response to the reshuffle you cast shallow grave or goryo’s vengeance to put it into play. You will still reshuffle the graveyard into the library, but Emrakul will no longer be around to be included, rather it will have haste and smash face for 1 turn.

          • Stevieb

            Yeah man… So true.. Didn’t even think about that! Lol!

        • Hedronal

          Yes, in response to its graveyard ability triggering.

  • Arcus Diabolus

    Welp, the latest uncharted realms just put the nail in the coffin for my angels. Bruna and Gisela are now fused into “Emrakul’s angel” and Avacyn is dead. Sigarda is still currently MIA, and it seems like every angel is pledged to Emrakul.

    My angel deck is officially non-canon, full of dead angels from sets where they still meant a damn. Thanks WOTC, you ruined the game I grew to love back when I picked it up back in Avacyn Restored. You’ve practically made it a crusade to kill off every angel you could find, didn’t you?

    • Melissa Juice

      Relax, and stop pretending that WotC owes you anything at all.
      Grow up

      • Arcus Diabolus

        It not likwI expect the to give me some special treatment. I just want them to stop or at least let up on killing the flavor l grew to love to the point that it reflects in gameplay.

        I mean, look at Zendikar, last block we got just three angels despite the plane once being populated with them everywhere you looked. The only angel that was ever mentioned was the one that got killed by Tazri. Even now, the only angels mentioned on Innistrad tend to end up dead by the end of the chaper.

    • TavisCarrillo

      Are you really complaining because your deck isn’t……. Story cannon? How about playing a card because they are actually good? or fun to use? casuals

      • Melissa Juice

        The problem here isn’t being a “casual,” it’s simply a bad attitude. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with preferring card flavor to power and playing “casual” exclusively.

        • TavisCarrillo

          cool.

    • Insight66

      For a guy who likes angels you’re sure lacking in faith and hope.

      • Arcus Diabolus

        Can you blame me though? WOTC has a long track reacord of killing off angels in droves. Look at Akroma, or Serra’s realm, or the boros angel massacure, or the seige on bant, the recent near extiction on Zendikar and now this on Innistrad. Frankly, I can’t even think of a plane where angels are still around to any true degree anymore.

  • Command

    I first admit i am not a standard player so i have no opinion on it in that format but as a commander and modern player i have to say i dont think you will get to ever attack with it because it will die to creature abilities everytime i mean ya you get my turn but i would have to say i dont think it is worth it but thats my opinion for the two formats i play so i would love to talk about it with more people to get a better understanding from another point of view

    • Glurd

      Have you ever heard of punctuation? Try it sometime. People might actually be interested in what you have to say.

    • DeezersLemonade

      Punctuate, bro.

      But in all seriousness, why is the Emrakul player worried about your creature abilities? How many creatures in magic have relevant abilities to remove Emrakul before your turn? Do they have summoning sickness? Visara, Avatar of Woe, Dark Imposter… Yeah, these are dangerous to Emrakul, so my suggestion is to not cast into them…

      That being said, if I can get away with mindslaving you for 6-8 mana but losing Em to the graveyard, fine. I’ll probably do it anyways. Mangling your board state is always effective.

      • command

        sorry about the punctuation i made the comment on mobile but i understand

        i like researching cards for my commander decks and there is a large amount of cards that work for killing extremely large creatures, and if you add in the factor of combining cards together you end up with a lot of combos to kill it.

        i dont know how useful the extra turn will be since the opponent gets another turn right after, but as with all cards it comes down to what you can set up to work with her.

        the main point of the comment was to put out my opinion and learn from others to improve my own play. so i would like to ask what you would combo with her to make a better combo.

    • Melissa Juice

      Please don’t make other people work to read what you write.

    • Nebulium

      Just use your opponents turn to get rid of what they have that can destroy emrakul. Sure they could draw something to kill her in the turn they get, but in that extra turn probably the only thing that could possibly kill her is that one card they draw.

      • command

        actually there are a lot of cards that can kill it on your opponents turn by ether making it fight or jest killing it out right. As an example if you used arena, contested cliff, or Ulvenwald Tracker you can make it fight a 1/1 death touch and you cold also use things like intrepid hero to blow it up; all do able on the turn its played.

        • Nebulium

          That’s true, but all that stuff will kill the original emrakul as well. You don’t cast into an obvious trap like that. And even if you were to you get to mostly mindslaver them. If the board state is in the right position mindslaver can pretty much hand you the game.

    • MrAptronym

      Well unless the cast trigger is worth the cost to you, you may want to avoid playing her if your opponent has a creature that could destroy her at instant speed. In EDH you can hopefully deal with their creature, in modern I don’t think creatures that could threaten her are that universal.

      If they have their creature tapped or whatever then you can use your mind control to eliminate that promlem. (at the very least you can send something attacking into a 13/13. Remember that just because something can sometimes be destroyed doesn’t mean it isn’t useful.

      • command

        i understand where your coming from and i guess it is probably my skills at commander being used for modern that make me think this way. i get your point and i didn’t mean to sound like she has no use jest that i dont understand why everyone thinks you will have the creature jest cause it is protected from instances. i would love to see a deck that maximizes it.

        • MrAptronym

          Well it’s protected from instants and you get control over your opponent the next time they would be able to use anything sorcery speed. She can be countered, hit by activated abilities or hit by a card with Flash. Alternatively your opponent could topdeck an answer on their extra turn. There just are not many widely used card that can suddenly take her out, and creatures are least of your problems because you can see them coming.

          People act like you’ll have the creature because you need to make some kind of assumptions when evaluating a card. Literally every card in magic can be worked around. You can look at what the card offers, its cost and how difficult it is for someone to work around. I feel like this is a pretty hard card to work around, and you are almost guaranteed value.

    • Dustin Weeks

      I would run this Emrakul in a Red EDH control type deck. Play Stranglehold first then cast Emrakul and then they don’t get the extra turn and you have just mindslaved them and obtained a 13/13 flying beatstick.

  • Bige Boiy

    not of this world makes her cost cheaper
    neat

  • Derek Niles

    so lame. I’m behind on the story so maybe other people knew this was coming but this is me seeing eldrazi on innastrad and I am not a fan

    • Derek Niles

      the card seems “meh” too compared to his original (probably for the best)

      • Melissa Juice

        Does it? This Emrakul is *much* better designed. I mean, by miles.

        • Derek Niles

          I think the difference is, the old Emrakul dropped and you won, this Emrakul you don’t drop “unless” you can win.

          • Melissa Juice

            Sure. And that’s a good thing.

  • I under stand the story, i just wish for once just not reprint some cards… some cards should only be “one” like the highlander.

    • De’Elgathor

      This isn’t a reprint

  • Hedronal

    I know we as the audience see things that the characters don’t from a pseudo-omniscient perspective, but I was hoping for at least a mystery of what the big bad would be that didn’t work so much like a yes or no question.

  • Vizzerdrix

    Ugh, well at least it’s a fair card, still wished it wasn’t emrakul though

    • Melissa Juice

      Praise Our Pretty Pink Princess.

      May She consume us all.

  • Bige Boiy

    I don’t see what people are complaining about tbh. she could see sideboard play in modern tron and will most certainly be a house in edh, where you can easily get the full 6 discount (probably not 7th from tribal) and recur her over and over again. waste the black/white player’s removal and back her up with a counterspell or two and notorious emk can win games.

    • Vizzerdrix

      Forgot about Tron but that being said thank God eye is banned potentially 3 mana 13/13 mindslaver is scary, only thing miSsing for Tron is enchantment and they can easily find something to add, courser seal of fire might be others but key there is all is dust is tribal

    • kasigah

      Plenty of tribal eldrazi cards, so you could probably pull that off

    • Happy The Cat

      because she is tiny,yes this card is insanely good but emrakul is supposed to make people lose outright, not be a setback. look at the lore, within weeks of just being on the plane she has single handedly enslaved a huge portion of the plane with the whole We’mrakul thing. Emrakul isnt supposed to be something you can fight back against. if she wants you dead, you die, the only reason the justice league of the multiverse is because she has not decided to kill them off yet. Jace is the strongest mind mage in existence yet was falling under emrakul’s aura after just minutes of being exposed to it.

      • De’Elgathor

        Pointing out that the reasons Jace was struggling against her was because a) he had already been “infected” by his little dive into that crazy lady’s head, and b) precisely because he’s the most powerful. We’ve had a few cards stating that he can’t turn it off sometimes, so faced against an entire plane of minds screaming the same thing, he’s bound to bend or crack under the pressure.

      • Scathain

        Indeed, the card itself is quite interesting and powerful (perhaps even better than the original), but it is much less epic than the original printing of emrakul, and is something that can be fought back against, rather than essentially being a win condition. Heck, she even dies to bone splinters.

    • There are 8 types, so without tribal it’s a 7 mana discount.

  • kukuc96

    This is the least badass legendary eldrazi ever. Just look at aeons torn then look at this. Even Kozilek the Great distortion heck even Endbringer and Desolation Twin are more epic than this and those are not even legendary.

    • Blahblahblahbla

      I don’t think you’re looking at the same card as everyone else.

  • Syed Humza Noor

    Hey guys, I’ve decided to make a few changes regarding the abilities of Emrakul via a custom MTG card maker website. I know it’s too late for WOTC to make any changes, but I feel like this version of Emra would’ve been more approved to say the least. Feedback is appreciated, and all credit goes WOTC for original art and design of Emrakul, the Promised End. (Btw, the cost 15 generic to cast Emrakul for this custom card)

    • free the eternal

      I think all it needs to be broken is haste.

    • Melissa Juice

      I much prefer the official version.

  • free the eternal

    Now there is a great use for Ugin’s Nexus.

  • Lady Space Patrol

    This art rocks my knee socks.

  • Arcus Diabolus

    I suppose I can protect myself from this in modern as long as I run removal that can’t kill my own creatures and are not instants. Unfortunately, that means no more O-Rings if I can help it. Don’t need them getting dropped on my own big creatures, especially if that creature is my Avacyn.

    • Arcus Diabolus

      the only really messed up thing is you can’t rid yourself of this forever. Can’t exile it, only put it in the grave and hope it stays there.

      • De’Elgathor

        Well, if it becomes a problem in modern, sorcery speed exile effects will probably start showing up (or ways around targeting). Besides, Leyline of Sanctity and other “you have hexproof” effects exist, and are run against established decks already, which deals with the main issue (they blow all your viable removal on your own field).

        • Arcus Diabolus

          The issue isn’t exiling it. Its keeping it exiled. Or rather, keeping any eldrazi you happen to exile out of the picture, since “Coax from the Blind Eternities” is just a big middle finger to that kind of removal. If modern eldrazi players take nothing else from these last few sets, it’ll be at least that card to recover the old Emrakul, Ulamog and Kozilek.

          “You have hexproof” effects are fantastic however. My W/U enchantment control will have no issue with this because of stuff like that.

          • MrAptronym

            Just because someone can expend resources to get something back doesn’t mean its a good idea. Filling your deck with Coax in order to deal with the possibility that your opponent might find away around her protection and eliminate her makes your deck worse. Its not something I think people are likely to do.

            *If* you do see coax I’d anticipate seeing it played to keep a copy of your wincon or possibly some other relevant circumstantially useful eldrazi in your sideboard for safety.

          • Arcus Diabolus

            I disagree. Putting a playset of coaxs in your side board means you have easy means of reducing the value of your opponent’s potential exile removals.

          • MrAptronym

            But you could use those slots in your deck to put in another wincon or something that advances your deck’s goal. Putting in a card specifically to counteract a specific situation like that is a losing proposition, you’re already expending more resources in game and in deck-building than the move you are countering. Just put in a counterspell, or another eldrazi titan or something else that makes sense for your deck; then its not a dead draw. What kinds of cards would you take out of your maindeck for a game 2 where Coax actually improves your deck like that?

            Again, I am not 100% down on coax just yet. an eldrazi wish could have some uses for the same reason other wishes are used. I think using it just to get back an exiled wincon is a mistake that will cost you more games by sitting in your hand than it will win you. At the very least keep an Emrakul in the sideboard so that if you draw the coax without an exiled eldrazi you can retrieve a useful card.

  • Brian

    Hmm I have a edh question. Say that because of what you have in your graveyard, this Emrakul only costs 7. You then cast Maelstrom Wanderer, you can’t cascade into this Emrakul, right?

    • TheGlassMan

      correct. The converted mana cost stays the same (13) so you cant hit it unfortunately. Or fortunately for me, as i dont want to give my buddy’s Maelstrom deck another crazy fatass :P

      • Brian

        Ahh, fair enough haha

  • Looks fun but should be indestructible as well

  • Storm Crow

    Dies to milling… Also fueled by milling… I’LL TAKE THAT GAMBLE!

  • Typhuzuzu13

    Briarbridge patrol + coax, turn five emrakul/kozilek/ulamog? (Mix in traverses, early game investigate + stall)

    • Typhuzuzu13

      Turn 1: confront the unknown/blisterod
      Turn 2: erdwal illuminator/
      Turn 3: press for answers/ weirding wood.
      Turn 4: briarbridge
      Turn 5: crack the clues.

  • Silveros

    This card triggers Triskaidekaphobia :^)

    • DapperRaptor

      how?

      • Oon

        The power and toughness?

  • Arcus Diabolus

    Just occurred to me that new Sigarda counters this somewhat.

    • Steven Wallace

      It specifically does, she is the only angel that was not/is not corrupted by Emrakul’s madness, so it kind of makes sense that she still protects Innistrad and therefore the player

  • Kahai

    Opponent casts this, you cast Unsubstantiate. They still get your turn, but they no longer have Emmy. Hope to draw into Transgress the Mind on your next “real” turn, and not your fake turn. XD

    • Arcus Diabolus

      This only works as Emmy is being cast. Once shes a creature, it won’t work.

      Furthermore, you basically just handed your opponent another mindslaver, since the point of this Emmy is to be hard cast from the hand at a reduced cost, so Emmy will be back next turn at least.

      Honestly, you are better off just using New Sigarda then countering Emmy in Bant humans.

      • Kahai

        My thoughts are almost never geared toward competitive, i play commander almost exclusively.

        So yeah, don’t really play standard or modern, and the Transgress the Mind would work if you draw it on your next real turn, not on your fake turn they play for you.

        In Commander i could easily cast Unsubstantiate, Quicken, and Transgress the Mind on their turn.

        • Deadly Berry

          In terms of Commander, you best have a Time Stop ready if you know your opponent is using Legendary Eldrazis.

        • Driven

          Agreed with other people who are saying it would be a good move to couple Emrakul with Ugin’s Nexus. If the person is using the 1 less mana function to cast, and cast at say….9 mana, then it’s still a tremendous card.

          If they do the full 13, It might be a good idea to have Kosilek, The Great Distortion out to block anything from picking off Emrakul.

  • Arcus Diabolus

    Lets see… Sinister Concoction can kill Emmy at instant speed for black, blue can counter, White/Green has Sigarda’s player hexproof that at least stems off the mind slaver part, but what about red?

    Doesn’t red have a way of protecting itself from Emmy? (Granted, red decks should have probably killed their opponents before Emmy ever hit the field, but Emmy is far more of a danger to red decks than any other color, particularly burn decks)

  • Storm Crow

    Dies to Shivan Meteor! Maybe next time wizards!

    • Axel Tousignant

      hope for you you top deck it after he took control of your turn

  • guest

    there has to be a way to break this. no emrakul should go unbroken!

    • Tolle

      You are an equal opportunity Emrakul breaker?

      • vinesh

        lunarch mantle and sigarda’s aid
        cast emrakul with 1W spare
        sac your opponents lands and if they have spare mana anything you can’t kill off their board since the enchanted creature has 1, sacrifice a PERMANENT: enchanted creature gets flying till end of turn

  • Dave

    Play her together with Dragonlord Dromoka and she’s completely safe – no Stasis Snare etc – while you waste the opponents removal in their controlled turn.

  • kasigah

    But you’d still get a Mindslaver-esque effect

  • Chris Demetralis

    That’s why you cast those spells during your opponents turn when you mindslaver it and target their own stuff

  • Nolly

    “Dies to removal/counters” has never been a valid argument against a card.

  • MrAptronym

    Everything dies to something. With this, you at least get a good effect even if they do counter the card. That is a win over most cards.

  • free the eternal

    Dont forget you can cast there sorcery removals when you mindslave them (kill there deathtouchers or assassins). Then as long as they dont top deck a sorcery removal on for the next 2 turns you should be able to beat your opponent down.

  • Chris Demetralis

    essentially you’re trying to remove all their sorcery or enchantment effects that would kill her, then badly beaten up your opponent only has their one extra turn to draw something. Not many counterspell cards are in standard right now nor many control decks that play them (ie b/w control, naya control or red white control), and the number of board wipes are low as well

  • ashenmoor

    The fact he mentioned counterspell, a card that will still allow the mindslaver effect to trigger made me giggle

  • MrAptronym

    Well, not quite. Its a good argument against something like ‘Thromok the Insatiable’. If a card loses you card advantage when removed and is easy to remove, that is an argument.

  • Nolly

    Standard is the most played constructed format, and what they design new sets for first and foremost. Its an important format, no matter how much you hate it.

  • De’Elgathor

    It still will give an extra turn, because Emrakul’s cast trigger can only target an opponent. Attempting to change the target to anything that isn’t a player or to the caster of Emrakul would cause nothing to change, like when you attempt to Spellskite a creature spell.

  • Chris Demetralis

    I play edh, I’m just starting a fact that this card is going to be scary and as my general when I combine her with ugin’s nexus… whoops

  • Nolly

    I don’t believe casual qualifies as an actual format, but yes, more players play it than other formats, but that doesn’t make it an actual constructed format they can run statistics on.

  • Nolly

    Mindslaver vs Emrakul –
    Mindslaver is an artifact, its ability is harder to be countered, but just as easy to counter itself as Emrakul.
    Emrakul is an evasive 13/13 trampler with innate protection from half of the removal around, and her ability lets you prevent sorcery-speed removal from being used against her for a turn. She can also potentially cost as little to cast as Mindslaver itself does.
    They’re different in their uses but Emrakul isn’t gonna be played for its Mindslaver effect, its gonna be played to be a massive, relatively easy to cast finisher who is difficult to remove if you play her correctly.
    They’re both equally vulnerable to counterspells, but it should be noted that even if Emrakul is countered, her mindslaver effect will still go through unless someone has Stifle or such, and can potentially be cheaper than the 6 + 5 mana of Mindslaver.

  • MrAptronym

    Well at that point you should just start linking ‘Time Stop’ on every card profile and declare magic useless.

  • TavisCarrillo

    “dies to removal” will never ever ever ever ever be a valid argument. When will you people learn this. If you are reanimating in modern, There is exactly one card that can be used to remove it other than countermagic.

  • DJ Pad

    There is tons of playable graveyard hate in modern.

  • TavisCarrillo

    I mean once it is already on the field

  • TavisCarrillo

    other than karn there is one heavily played card in modern that can get this. Maelstrom pulse

  • TavisCarrillo

    LOL. There is a reason they don’t print cards like that anymore

  • TavisCarrillo

    you obviously have 0 concept of competitive play

  • MrAptronym

    Its a game, its supposed to be interactive. I think this card is pretty hard to kill anyway. It has the potential to usually be the cheapest eldrazi titan to cast, it still ends the game in 2 swings and it lets you mess with your opponent’s board state even if they counter it. Its a fine card in my eye.

  • MrAptronym

    Well, I think it is a splendid mythic and redeems Emrakul a bit in my eyes. I think the original Emrakul is one of the least interesting or fun cards in the game.

  • TavisCarrillo

    balance comes before flavor. get over it

  • MrAptronym

    The original Emrakul is a lot more interesting *in your opinion*. I found it tedious to play with or around. It is overkill incarnate as a card. Also annihilator wasn’t really broken, it was hard to develop because it had a high minimum cost but it wasn’t broken. Annihilator went away because it was *despised*. Most people found it very unfun to play with.

    I’d suggest playing with this Emrakul before you make any judgements that are too harsh. You can feel free to state that it’s not well protected, I will simply state that it is. The truth is it depends on the play environment, just like Kozilek’s protection does. People were also complaining about how terrible and useless Kozilek was when he was spoiled. I can make any of them sound bad. After all, how useful is Ulamog if your opponent has a Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares in their hand? Those are common spells in many formats. I’d much rather have the Emrakul then. (Stasis Snare grabs him too.)

    All the titans have a cast trigger and another ability, it’s just that new Emrakul’s ability is a cost reduction mechanic instead of a triggered or activated abilities like the other two get. You may find that boring, I think it is bound to create some interesting moments trying to get her out as quickly as possible. Ulamog needs his mill 20 because he doesn’t have trample or evasion and is a 10/10. Emrakul will probably kill in 2 swings as well, she just does it by having trample and flying and being bigger. Basically once you cast any of the new eldrazi they are balanced so your opponent probably gets one or two turns to try and get around their imperfect defense before they lose the game.