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Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
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Strictly worse then Storm Crow .
Posted By: J_Lennon (12/26/2010 9:14:43 PM)
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Boring.

There's no design to this card. It is just big and stompy without having any real reason for being so. Without a color restriction, every deck that can muster 15 colorless or cheat a creature into play automatically plays Emmy instead of any number of other, more interesting and flavorful creatures. And for what? A wanna-be Darksteel Colossus that doesn't even have the flavor of being an artifact. It just is, and it is just boring.

Why does Emrakul tear the aons? Does it produce some time-warping wave out of its slightly disturbing crevice? No. That would be a blue thing.

Why does Emrakul have annihilator? Obviously it crushes you ruthlessly, but that's a red thing.

Why does Emrakul have a mish-mosh of random abilities which make no sense together with no common reference points? That's a poor design thing.
Posted By: Ideatog (2/3/2011 12:06:15 AM)
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player1:BEHOLD MY EMRAKUL
player2 and player 3:dang!
player 2: my turn
1:no mine
3:whahahahah!!!!
1: muhaha your at 5 player 2 player 3 isint a threat a plains a moutin and 1 card. oh yah your turn
2: ya know what screw this i sacrifice all 79 of my creatures for thunder thrash vishino !
3:whahahhahaha!!!
1:!!!!
3:my turn
2: no haste
1: !
2: MUHAHAHA
3:Whahahhahaha!
2:i atack you player 1 like you said player 3 isint a threat.
1:nohohhohhoho!!!! *blocks with everything*
3:ha now i can go MUHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHAHHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAA i play fight to the death!!!
1 and 2:!!!!!!! WHAAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA:
3:yah
Posted By: 18scsc (10/8/2010 3:40:46 PM)
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"The grounds cracked. The sky roared. Emrakul awoken, and Magic was no more."
-Terrified Players Everywhere
Posted By: AngelxLegna (4/16/2010 6:39:40 AM)
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h.u.g.e
Posted By: LeoKula (4/15/2010 10:03:04 AM)
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Please cast this mofo so I can use a control spell on him!
Posted By: Macsen (5/15/2011 12:34:03 PM)
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so, lets just say that someone plays Emrakul, & on their next turn plays phyrexian metamorph? nayone else find that so beyond ridiculous that it shouldnt even be allowed?
Posted By: necava01 (6/8/2011 9:27:10 AM)
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good except Big Game Hunter kills it easily
Posted By: Uarebiganfat (12/15/2010 3:12:19 PM)
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I was wondering if I could use this with Followed Footsteps?
Posted By: bobbydodo3 (1/25/2011 9:27:51 AM)
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Pro coloured spells... spells! that means deathtouch creatures can still kill it. but the again, either you have a pinger with deathtouch and you should have won, or this thing will attack and you lose at least 6 (7)perms.

this card hates the wizard that returns spells from the stack^^
Posted By: theis999 (4/15/2010 10:23:01 AM)
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CAN PEOPLE PLEASE REMEMBER THAT HE'S GOT PROTECTION FROM COLORED SPELLS?
It makes me want to vomit whenever I see someone talking about targeting Emrakul with something that can't target him because it's colored.
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (4/15/2014 4:40:42 PM)
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-_-
Posted By: Beisman01 (4/14/2014 7:57:35 PM)
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Emrakul should never have been printed, and not for why you think.

The problem with Emrakul is that it is so impossibly good, difficult to remove, and essentially ends the game after her first attack EVEN IF the opponent doesn't actually lose, that it supplants every other fatty creature a deck would ever want to cheat into play. Or hardcast, for what that's worth.
(Side note: The Flavor Guide says Emrakul has a female personality/character to her. Look it up, apparently the Eldrazi have gender identity)

Just think, even Worldspine Wurm isn't as good with Sneak Attack or Through the Breach even though it hits for just as much and then makes THREE 5/5s with trample when it dies (which Sneak Attack and Through the Breach can make use of). Griselbrand sees some play in decks with Show and Tell along with Sneak Attack, but that's more because he can draw SEVEN car... (see all)
Posted By: Pick15 (4/8/2014 11:52:05 AM)
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I don't really think it's THAT game changing for competitive play. With 15 mana, you can slam someone with an Urza's Rage or other huge burn spell to get near victory, and as for cheating him in, there's always going to be some ridiculous monster you can do that with, such as Progenitus or Blightsteel Colossus. All Emrakul is to me is just another way of doing things that have existed for a long time.
Posted By: JoeNitrate (4/6/2014 10:51:36 AM)
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Pitspawn+Viridian Longbow= really big middle finger.
Or does an ability count as a spell?
Posted By: SteelLotus (4/1/2014 9:47:39 PM)
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Hmmm... To troll, or not to troll. Can't say I like it, can't say I hate it. Kind of interesting that someone had the impression that the prospect of an additional turn would make people less likely to cheat him/her(?) into play. Haven't faced it and wouldn't want to. You should probably already have won by the time you get to 15 mana, so apart from using some manner of shortcut, Emrakul feels utterly pointless. "Ha! Look how much I'm winning now!" If you're some kind of tentacle aficionado, or maybe a Pastafarian, and this card gets you off, go for it, I guess. There is way more interesting stuff you can do with that much mana, and if you just wanted to win at that point, a big fireball does the trick without frightening any Japanese school girls. "Well, couldn't my X burn spell be countered?", you might ask. Yes. Don't be so ana l-retentive. It's a multi-player game. You're supposed to interact with other 'walkers. Cards that effectively win right then by themselves are dull. 3/5 My ... (see all)
Posted By: Pongdok (3/23/2014 6:24:05 PM)
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When I first got into Magic I thought the Eldrazi were a pretty interesting concept. Anything based off of Lovecraft's stories must be damn cool. Not much of a win condition, but something that's a nice game finisher once you scrape up 10-15 mana.

But then people started to actually blow 40-50 bucks on these and stick them in decks that cheated them out - Quicksilver Amulet being a fan favorite. A turn 4 Emrakul is not a fun thing to deal with, even without the extra turn. Odds are you'll only have 4 lands and maybe 2-3 creatures, if that, to annihilate. He and the rest of the Eldrazi are just stupidly powerful with no drawbacks besides their high mana cost.

That being said there are still plenty of methods to get rid of him - naturally any sort of artifacts (Executioner's Capsule being my favorite) or world spells (Merciless Eviction, Worldfire, Apocalypse, Damnation/... (see all)
Posted By: OnyxSturm (3/20/2014 2:38:28 PM)
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As if we couldn't figure it out for ourselves, one of the syllables in his name is widely pronounced "cool."
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (3/8/2014 11:22:28 PM)
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@MattLynn

Doesnt Ashen Rider still target? I could be wrong, since I'm just recently coming back to the game after a hiatus. Since Emrakul has protection from colored spells, you wouldn't be able to target him with the Rider's ability, I don't think.
Posted By: zeniongames (3/2/2014 11:55:27 AM)
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Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Posted By: car2n (2/12/2014 7:59:36 PM)
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