Quote from Drain Life »Throughout magic, there have been many mechanics which are either worthless or too powerful and no real middle ground. Storm, Phyrexian Mana, and Eminence among them.
My best freidn bought the Dragon's deck, my wife Wizards and Cats, and I took Edgar Markov's vampires. The Ur Dragon was quickly replaced with Scion of the Ur Dragon as the original commander was weaksauce. Edgar Markov is banned in duels and is quite strong as both a beat down deck and a combo deck because of the free tokens. Inalla has multiple combos built around her triggered ability. The cats deck s a pile of trash, and The Ur Drgaon is much better in the 99 of a Scion of the Ur Dragon deck rather than leading it.
Either the ability is super strong or total garbage. It does nothing good for the game. let the past die. Kill it if you have to.
Quote from NZB2323 »Maybe they could print eminence and eminence hate. Something like Torpor Orb but it shuts down eminence abilities.
Quote from Sheldon » The secret of this format is in not breaking it.
Quote from papa_funk »Not running a card because you wouldn't have fun with it is the most important reason not to run a card.
Quote from Igzex »The eminence abilities we have now are nothing to really complain about and kinda surprised to see them get so much hate now. I mean, I get it feels psychologically annoying that an opponent has an advantage that you can only remove by taking control of it from the battlefield or bouncing it (Or resorting to Mind-slaving and exiling their commander) but like, it's for the most narrow and casual of things.
Ur-Dragon and Arahbo are for meme tribes that will never, ever be taken seriously. (Cries into my Ur-Dragon playmat)
Inalla and Edgar are the most pushed but still far from the most annoying thing even in casual.
M'Odo doesn't count he's your typical stupid fan designed card that one person actually happens to physically own.
Honestly though I'd rather see something new rather than Eminence, but I don't hate it or outright consider it a blight to the format. We've seen how pushed something made for commander can be and none of the current eminence bearers are close to it.