Burning-Tree Emissary

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Duel Decks: Mind vs Might Uncommon
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Common
Gatecrash Uncommon

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Burning-Tree Emissary

Creature — Human Shaman

When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, add to your mana pool.

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Burning-Tree Emissary Discussion

Snivy__ on Final evolution of 8-whack

6 days ago

Take a look at my 8-whack deck. (I don't know how to do links and stuff so just search my name). It runs Burning-Tree Emissary and it's super helpful most times with getting out Reckless Bushwhacker. It also runs Monastery Swiftspear because that card is just plain good with a deck like mine and alot of burn spells.

TheVectornaut on First red green

6 days ago

In my R/G ramp deck, I run a package with Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr, Magus of the Candelabra, Burning-Tree Emissary, Utopia Sprawl, Garruk Wildspeaker, Xenagos, the Reveler, Gruul Turf, and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. While not super budget-friendly, I really think Nykthos is an invaluable addition to any ramp deck. I use the mana for Planar Portal into a single copy of Primal Surge, letting Cyclops of Eternal Fury, Siege Behemoth, and Pathbreaker Ibex finish the job, but the world is pretty much your oyster when you can produce dozens of mana every turn. I'd also recommend Fierce Empath as a means for finding your favorite fatties. I use him for 1 copy of Primeval Titan to find Nykthos or Kessig Wolf Run, 1 copy of Regal Force to restock my hand, and 1 copy of Greenwarden of Murasa if my portals get destroyed.

Rzepkanut on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

Zimmers_0 I was brewing a weird creature based 5 color storm deck on my phone that I should share here sometime...its built around creatures that immediately create mana. Like Beastcaller Savant, Burning-Tree Emissary, Blood Pet, Peregrine Drake, Animar, the mana reduction familiars, etc... powered by things like Recycle and Primordial Sage. Never built it though, just an unfinished deck idea... its just a list of 70-80 nonland cards currently.

Oloro_Magic on White and Red Burn Goblin

1 week ago

So first off add a mana base, it is the single most important piece of any deck; second move the deck to modern; goblins are better suited in the modern meta. If you are playing Goblins then a lot of the creatures you have are not necessary; generally you want the following goblins:

The rest is really up to you. Warren Instigator is great if you have goblins to cheat out. Goblin Chieftain should be your lord of choice. You may want to include Burning-Tree Emissary to chain a bunch of goblins in one turn and then buff them with Reckless Bushwhacker. Other options are to use snow lands and add Skred; Voracious Dragon is generally just a win-con, same goes for Predator Dragon, and from there you either round out the deck with other support goblins or even burn cards that can serve as removal and extra damage. Generally this deck is either or but I like the idea of for some of the better burn spells like Lightning Helix and Boros Charm.

Oloro_Magic on Where are the Johnny Players...need ...

1 month ago

Maybe play this in a zoo style deck, An-Havva Constable can sync well with Burning-Tree Emissary. Folk of An-Havva just seems like an efficient trade off creature in the one drop slot, but there could be ways to make it work. Beastmaster Ascension if you can turn it on would work well for example, the other route being voltron and you build up the Folk of An-Havva.

You could also do green-white tokens style deck, stuff like Beast Within then becomes relevant. Saprolings come to mind, you can abuse a card like Life and Limb to create this type of effect. And follow this with support like Utopia Mycon and use Saproling Symbiosis as a finisher effectively doubling your already absurd amount of saprolings. Also note that if you have Life and Limb and then play Sporemound you get infinite saprolings but that this interaction can't be stopped unless you can disrupt the combo. This would make your An-Havva Constable extremely big and gain you a crap ton of life. To stop the combo consider Naturalize or Krosan Grip to get rid of the Life and Limb.

Oboe on Humans and Clues

1 month ago

Hello Admiral, nice deck. I agree with Duck. Your deck needs more 1-mana creatures to be able to put a lot of pressure on your opponent early. 4 Champion of the Parish is a must. 2 Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip seems like a good inclusion too.

At 2-mana, Mayor of Avabruck  Flip is a natural choice to improve your deck. Burning-Tree Emissary is a fast and aggressive card that fits your deck well. It can be played on turn 2 or 3, followed by another human.

Another excellent card is Renegade Rallier. It lets you attack with your whole board, without fear of losing too many creatures.

Here are some humans that you may add to your sideboard : Aegis of the Gods against discard and burn, Champion of Lambholt to get through tokens and Abzan decks in general, Fiend Hunter to remove annoying threats, Mentor of the Meek for long and grindy matchups.

4 Windswept Heath and 1 Temple Garden are an excellent investment if you want to improve your mana base, at a fair cost, and you plan to enlarge your card collection.

Henchley on Red Green Instant Boost

1 month ago

I'd look at Colossal Might instead of Confront the Unknown and maybe take out Tireless Tracker and Mirrorwing Dragon as well. Instead you could look at Burning-Tree Emissary and maybe a few Bedlam Reveler or Ghor-Clan Rampager. The land balance could be a lot more towards the red side especially if you take out a couple more of those green cards out.

You could also look at a few cards that give bonus damage to all of your creatures.

oconnelljd1 on Gruul Agro-Burn

1 month ago

I love decks like this, and I made one as my first deck as well. I still use it, and it consistently wins in 1v1 casual matches.

My style went a different direction, one that could be summed up as "Haste, or it's a waste!" So my advice is:

Kird Ape is great, but Monastery Swiftspear is better. Turn 3 you should be casting your non-creature spells, and this will give M.S value over K.A.

Rancor is great as well, but it provokes removal like nothing else while it's on the stack. People will trade 1 removal spell for a creature and a persistent enchantment any day.

You should be attacking with your whole team almost every turn, meaning that Zhur-Taa Druid should not be tapped for mana. Meaning that he serves no purpose except as an attacker, which there are better. Rip-Clan Crasher or Jund Hackblade for instance.

Radha, Heir to Keld offers great support with the mana you get while attacking, but the only thing you'll be able to cast without extra mana is Lightning Bolt. I would consider more mono red spells, maybe Brute Force.

You also have some great cards in your deck, Burning-Tree Emissary is a free 2/2. Works fantastic with Reckless Bushwhacker. Ghor-Clan Rampager is fantastic in both early and late game. Never get rid of Lightning Bolt. Vexing Devil is a highly regarded card, but I am not sure how it will survive in the current meta.

A problem that any deck similar to your own is the sheer amount of removal in the modern format. Path to Exile, Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push are your worst enemies, and you will face them time and time again.

I hope you find this helpful, and I say none it all in a positive manner (I hope it comes off that way too).

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