Burning-Tree Emissary

Burning-Tree Emissary

Creature — Human Shaman

When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, gain .

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Set Rarity
Arena Cards (ARENA) Uncommon
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Burning-Tree Emissary occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%

Burning-Tree Emissary Discussion

Ragham on Rakdos 8-Whack

6 days ago

You miss Devastating Summons. I've been playing this deck also in major tournaments, and this combo Summons + Whacker is the main kill of the deck. I would not play less than 3 Summons.

I have also really prefered to play with Mogg Fanatic over Fanatical Firebrand for having more reach, and to put more pressure.

As you splash black, you have a all-indicated companion to play : Lurrus of the Dream-Den.

Your land choice are not the best clearly. I would recommend to play Auntie's Hovel, Blood Crypt and Blackcleave Cliffs alongside basic mountains. For budget issue, replace cliffs by your Unclaimed Territory why not, but do not play Dragonskull Summit because you have many non-mountain lands.

I am unsure about Munitions Expert and Light Up the Stage. The expert is situational and needs conditions, while the sorcery spell is not triggered before combat so it slows down our main plan. Since we play black, I wonder me if a Thoughtseize effect would not be better for not being disrupted in our game plan which allows at our opponent to play. The question would be Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek ?

Finally, I am happy to see no Burning-Tree Emissary as they are bad with Goblin Bushwhacker. In my opinion, they are great when we play Manamorphose to fix mana issue as well as digging for the combo.

In sideboard, I think that you want some Fatal Push to defend yourself against Kor Firewalker etc, Thoughtseize effect against combo, some graveyard answers like Nihil Spellbomb which can be recast with Lurrus, some anti-Chalice of the Void like Smash to Smithereens.

I will start with a list like that : (18 lands) 4 Auntie's hovel, 4 Blood crypt, 4 Blackcleave cliffs, 2 Bloodstained mire, 4 Mountains. // (28 creatures) 4 Goblin guide, 4 Foundry street denizen, 4 Mogg fanatic, 4 SPike jester, 4 Legion loyalist, 8 Bushwhackers. // (14 spells) 4 Lightning bolt, 4 Goblin grenade, 3 Devastating summons, 3 Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize (meta call). // Sideboard: Lurrus of the dream-den, 4 Fatal push, 2 Thoughtseize, 4 Nihil spellbomb, 4 Smash to smithereens.

I hope I would help you fellow goblin ! What do you think about all that ? :)

GoblinElectromancer on 8-wack

1 week ago

Burning-Tree Emissary is good because you can play it on turn two and then Reckless Bushwhacker.

GoblinElectromancer on Gobble Gobble: Budget Goblins!

3 weeks ago

I would put in a playset of Burning-Tree Emissary. Good deck

antacidbrn on I am tired of losing ...

1 month ago

Trius, I am running a version of zoo with 4x Burning-Tree Emissary and 4x Hidden Herbalists. I will get the most up to date version of the deck on Tapped Out soon, but those are my main tools.

GoblinElectromancer on

1 month ago

If you'r play Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and you want devotion to green Burning-Tree Emissary is pretty good. Maybe play Rancor to give trample. Strangleroot Geist has undying. I feel like Voyaging Satyr is too slow so maybe less of him. Avatar of the Resolute is good. If you'r playing Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for devotion put a play set of it in other wise I would play Treetop Village in its place.

Icbrgr on The Gold Standard

2 months ago

First things first; I love your deck! I like the theme and I really like that its an actual zoo deck instead of a midrange deck.

after reading some comments I dont think Hide / Seek will help against Blood Moon.... once Moon is resolved you will only have access to and if your able to sac Wild Cantor/Burning-Tree Emissary or put in Steward of Valeron... so Hide is out... and Seek kinda just reduces the odds of them drawing into a moon I guess?

maybe Engineered Explosives would work for a preventative...Cindervines or Destructive Revelry for options?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Is there a card like ...

2 months ago

Is there a reason you don't play Faeburrow Elder btw? It's no Burning-Tree Emissary, but it basically has everything you want: It's cheap, it ramps and it can hit very hard (thanks to vigilance even both in the same turn).

Naksu on Is there a card like ...

2 months ago


I have a 5 color zoo deck (The Gold Standard), that runs into one problem every now and then. The problem is Ancient Ziggurat and the few non-creatures I run.

I do run Wild Cantor for such reasons and ramp, but more options is better. A Burning-Tree Emissary like card that could either give Golgari or Selesnya colors would be an absolute life saver. So far I don't know with what kind of keywords those kinds of cards could be worded, so I'm calling on you guys! Thanks in advance.

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