Emissary of Grudges
Creature — Efreet
As Emissary of Grudges enters the battlefield, secretly choose an opponent.
Reveal the player you chose: Choose new targets for target spell or ability if it's controlled by the chosen player and if it targets you or a permanent you control. Activate this ability only once.
Emissary of Grudges Discussion
4 months ago
I think you need an Eternal Scourge for this deck.
AH HA! I finally see figured out what this deck is really needing. More punch.
Specifically, this deck should be maximizing the 'creature enters the battlefield' effects.
You are creature one or more token copies of a creature.
Those creatures should not just sit there looking at you like an idiot. Make those token work.
I know that the token come into play tapped and attacking, but by using the ETB triggers those tokens will be doing double duty.
Another thing I noticed while looking at what other people are doing with this deck is the use of +1/+1 counters to power things.
Not sure if that is a direction this deck need to go, so I'm not going to use that too much.
With that new idea in mind, lets look at some swaps.
OUT: Budoka Gardener, Charnelhoard Wurm, Emissary of Grudges, Indulgent Tormentor, Rubblehulk, Scute Mob, Scuttling Doom Engine, Seedborn Muse, Zendikar Incarnate
Not sure about: Loyal Apprentice, Loyal Guardian, Loyal Subordinate, Rampaging Baloths
IN, with no particualr order:
(I'm going to list more cards than we take out so that you have some options to consider.)
Wood Elves, note that the Forest does not have to be a basic Forest. We can fecth a dual or shock land.
Eternal Witness, to get back any other card.
Greenwarden of Murasa, another option for card recursion.
Solemn Simulacrum, land fetch and card draw ine one.
Broodmate Dragon, because dragons.
Garna, the Bloodflame, for more graveyard recursion.
Fleshbag Marauder and/or, Merciless Executioner to help control the board. We can use the sac
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, fattie with life draining ability.
Mindslicer, so that we can make people's lives suck.
Pilgrim's Eye, land search and flying chump blocker. the poor man's Solemn Simulacrum
Hoarding Dragon, because it never hurts to get useful artifacts.
Netherborn Phalanx, this one has always been good to me in group games. Really punishes the token player.
Puppeteer Clique, so that we can eat and exile opponenet's creatures.
Dire Fleet Daredevil, why not cast other people's spells?
Balustrade Spy, screw your deck.
Avalanche Riders, screw your land.
Sadistic Hypnotist, screw your hand.
Entomber Exarch, give us some nice options. It is a bit weak, but useful and cheap.
Bogardan Hellkite, becuase damage is almost always good. But I'm not sure about the mana cost on this one.
Molten Primordial, let's use our sacrifice outlets on other peoples stuff.
Viscera Seer, so that we can filter the top deck when we sacrifice creatures.
Hornet Queen, tokens making tokens, now with deathtouch.
Feldon of the Third Path, create tokens of creatures that don't get exiled.
Kresh the Bloodbraided or Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper as alternate commanders and good creatures.
Not creatues but need to be in the deck:
Warstorm Surge, let's turn each token into direct damage in addition to it's ETB.
Path of Discovery, why not explore the deck?
Evolutionary Leap, I'm not sure about this one, I like the ability to fetch more creatues from the deck, but we may need more dicard outlets to really make this work for use.
Goblin Bombardment, cheap to cast, multiple uses, may help finish off the last opponent.
So, let me know what you think.
Great. Thanks. Now after helping you with this deck, I'm going to have to finish my jund deck. I'll see if I can get my list up in a couple of days.
5 months ago
Here is a current list I've made.
Commander / EDH
6 months ago
Coward_Token I like Emissary of Grudges and Treasure Nabber a lot! Hopefully the nabber's price lowers a bit though... I think that Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is interesting but may paint more of a target on me (unless we end up having to archenemy a player). I was really excited about her initially but I'm not sure how it'd work in the deck. I like Commandeer and will probably put it in my own deck but I'd like to keep a budget cap on the deck; I've started to let that slide a bit too much and despite the deck being very reasonably-priced, I think that if I put some work into it I could legitimately cut the cost of the deck in half (which I think may be nice to budget players since that'd let them buy two decks for the price of one)
Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow would work very well but I don't think that she fits the theme of the deck enough. Ancient Stone Idol is perfect for protecting me against the players that want to take my life down a peg, so I'll see if I can make room for it! I also like Sower of Discord but I feel like it turns the randomness into group slug a bit too much. I may come back to that comment and realize how wrong I was though, since it could cause some pretty great interactions.
Thanks for the suggestions! I always look at new cards in sets but they start to meld together after a bit. That was a great list! I'll see if I can make room for at least two of those suggestions, and the rest I'll most likely leave out for budget reasons.
6 months ago
Commandeer synergizes with Miss Smasher and is pretty on-theme
Kinda captain obvious here but as I see it, CMD18 has given you the following options:
Treasure Nabber (plain good, also pretty funny but might draw too much hate)
Emissary of Grudges occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%