Burning-Tree Emissary


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon

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Burning-Tree Emissary

Creature — Human Shaman

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

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Burning-Tree Emissary Discussion

CheapDecks101 on Gruul Clans

2 days ago

After some play testing I have determined that Primordial Hydra is too slow for the deck, as seeing that it is in Lightning Bolt range until you play it for 5 mana on most likely turn five and at that point it may not be worth your mana. Also Genesis Hydra was very helpful when playing with it but it provided little to no combat power as seeing that the average CMC of this deck is 2 which means for 4 mana you get a 2/2 plus another 2/2 like Burning-Tree Emissary which means you should probably have just played a Rubblebelt Raiders because for 4 mana you get much more value.

Panas on Dragonstorm EDH

2 days ago

oh, that's a tough one... depends a little on how you want to win, but a dedicated combo deck would be looking for haste enablers, every 1-drop mana dork like Llanowar Elves, Birds of Paradise and Fyndhorn Elves, every mana rock that taps for at least as much mana as its cost i.e. Sol Ring plus the ones you have already excluded and Basalt Monoliths, Burning-Tree Emissary and it's variants (i think there's one in aether revolt, Priest of Urabrask...), also Wild Cantor, Abundant Growth et co, and every red ritual you can get (almost...): Battle Hymn, Desperate Ritual, Mana Geyser, Pyretic Ritual... + ALL THE BIG DRAW SPELLS IN GREEN AND ALL THE WHEELS IN RED!

That's one way, but it's very inconsistent.

The other thing you can do is to have it as a subtheme and create shenanigans with cards like Panharmonicon, Mana Echoes, Grinning Ignus and just flicker/replay dudes or stuff to up your storm count and mana. Then play Dragonstorm. This needs some decent tutoring and good set-up, but is WAAAAAY better than what I was talking above :p

always include Mana Geyser it's an awesome card in multiplayer :p 12 mana on turn 5 is sort of like the norm output of that one :p

Simon_Williamson on Pattern Recognition #13 - Board ...

4 days ago

GoldenDiggle Would you like me to make a list of every ritual (defined as a spell that [directly] nets you mana like Dark Ritual [not "free" spells like Burning-Tree Emissary ]) in the game? I'll do that.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on SMOrc: The Gathering Rakdos Aggro

1 week ago


Jund Hackblade is a nice card, but the only problem with it is that it is a terrible topdeck if my board is empty. I also can't guarantee putting a Rakdos Cackler on the board every T1, so then it would cripple my T2 play. All in all, I don't think the potential +1 toughness is reason enough to play it over the Jester.

Hackblade is much nicer in a Gruul Zoo deck where you can play it off of the mana from a Burning-Tree Emissary and immediately swing in for hurt.

rorofat on THE Modern Format Primer

1 week ago

The goblins area looks good, however you should probably mention Burning-Tree Emissary - it makes the deck much much better, also another black splash card that gets played a lot is Earwig Squad.

Firebones675 on Boros Tokens

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Purphoros, God of the Forge?

Also Goblin Bushwhacker & Reckless Bushwhacker can do a number on the opponents life total if you have some other creatures in play. There are some aggressive decks that go Burning-Tree Emissary into bushwhacker but at the very least i'd consider those 2 goblins.

Guardians on Aether Revolt Spoilers!

2 weeks ago

I think that Wizards is phasing out Vampire Nighthawk. First whitehawk, now groundhawk. I think that its definitely wrong to call Hidden Herbalists another Burning-Tree Emissary. Part of the reasn its so good is that it produces 2 colors of mana, and allows you to surge in to Reckless Bushwhacker

Firebones675 on Devotion to Red

2 weeks ago

It's admittedly pretty pricey but some decks have extreme difficulty beating a Blood Moon Since you are nealry mono red I think you could run it in either the main or side board depending on your opponents deck.

Another idea is Reckless Bushwhacker. There was a deck that almost one a huge modern tournament that tried to go Burning-Tree Emissary into Reckless Bushwhacker, dealing 5 damage on turn two.

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