Sultai Emissary

Sultai Emissary

Creature — Zombie Warrior

When Sultai Emissary dies, manifest the top card of your library. (Put that card onto the battlefield face down as a 2/2 creature. Turn it face up at any time for its mana cost if it's a creature card.)

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Fate Reforged (FRF) Common
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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Sultai Emissary Discussion

Pemmins on Riders on the Storm

1 month ago

Hi Harry,

Long time Muddstah viewer here. I watched you play the deck on the channel multiple times and I gotta say it's hands down the most interesting and fun-looking deck I've seen in quite a while. I don't know if you came up with the idea yourself or not, but if so, kudos on that. It's kinda hard to make me actually interested in a new build, but the deck really caught my attention when I first saw it in action and I've been theorycrafting around the concept ever since.

I just wanted to ask if there's any reason why you're not running Priest of Gix. Running it alongside Priest of Urabrask means that Ashnod's Altar turns your Imperial Recruiter into an XXRRBB wincon. The line should be pretty intuitive for you, but I'm gonna leave the steps here in case you want to check out the math.

Start with XXRRBB.

  • 1st cycle: cast Rec (RBB), grab PoU, sac Rec (CCRBB), cast PoU (RRRBB), sac PoU (CCRRRBB), cast Garna (RB), sac Garna (CCRB).

  • 2nd cycle: cast PoU (RRRB), sac PoU (CCRRRB), cast Rec (RRB), grab PoG, sac Rec (CCRRB), cast PoG (RRBBB), sac PoG (CCRRBBB), cast Garna (RB), sac Garna (CCRB).

  • 3rd cycle: cast PoU (RRRB), sac PoU (CCRRRB), cast PoG (RRRBBB), sac PoG (CCRRRBBB), cast Garna (RBX), sac Garna (CCRBX).

You can now loop the 3rd cycle netting either B or R with each iteration, making infinite mana of both colors. You can then recast the Recruiter to tutor up for an actual wincon (e.g. Gary).

The same result can be achieved replacing Ashnod's Altar with Heartless Summoning. In that case you can start with just RRBB in your pool, but you do need to have a separate (free) sac outlet in order to loop Garna (if it is Phyrexian Altar you can start the loop with just RRB).

Blood Vassal and Basal Sliver also net mana with Heartelss Summoning, albeit at a lower rate.

Also, maybe it's a little on the cute side, but if you do indeed find yourself aggressively tutoring for Heartless Summoning, then you might want to consider running Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker. All your 1/1s and 2/1s will pop in and out the battlefield on each player's turn, netting you a lot of value and/or mana through their ETBs without you having to continuously spend and looping Garna (thus saving her as a trick against grave-hate and/or to save Shirei). (Of course the same applies for any other 1/x or 2/x that can sac itself, or actually any other 1/x or 2/x if you have a sac outlet.)

Finally, if do you decide to go this route, then you might want to also consider running Sultai Emissary. Manifested permanents are going to be returned to the battlefield by Shirei's ability even if they're not actually creature cards. With such a low number of instants and sorceries in your deck, you should be able to generate a lot of value.

Djricci97 on Pauper Zombies Combo

2 months ago

GnuofDeath, Village Rites does seem interesting. Using it on the manifest token from Sultai Emissary and Army token from Lazotep Reaver seems legit. Rites with a Festering Mummy doesn't seem bad either and having an extra way to sac a Gray Merchant of Asphodel is always nice. Even Rites on an unearthed Viscera Dragger is at worst a 3 mana draw two so I'm excited to try it out. Thanks for the comment!

multimedia on Commander 2019...

1 year ago

Dig deeper into the Sultai Morph precon decklist and you can find lot of reason to buy it. The manabase alone may be one of the better manabases for a three color Commander precon. Eleven nonbasic lands ETB untapped which is by precon standards an improvement from past precon manabases.

Why are the Signet lands ( Darkwater Catacombs ) being printed as rare lands? These lands don't actually make mana without having another land/one mana first, this is not an ability that's rare. These should be uncommon since they're much worse than Filter lands ( Sunken Ruins ) which are also rare lands.

Land value in the precon (in order):

I'm happy to see Ash Barrens reprinted because it's land that should be in every Commander precon. There's 17 two drops which is an improvement for precon deck building. Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer , Scroll of Fate and Kadena's Silencer look like good cards for morph. Silencer will however not hold at $10 of value it will decrease a lot. I don't know enough about the 13 other new cards to evaluate their value in the precon.

Valuable reprints in the Sultai deck (in order):

Some notable exclusions for a morph theme:

phsycord on Teysa Karlov's Citadel

1 year ago

Hi Masterful, thank you for taking a look at this deck. In the text below the deck you can see that I already got the great idea of Cruel Celebrant from your deck :) I just haven't put it into the list as of now, as they are just include cards I currently have. Also note the planned addition of Necropotence instead of Sultai Emissary .

Maybe I'll switch Falkenrath Noble with Athreos, God of Passage , giving me a similar effect with a funny politics interaction if we have an arch enemy on the table.

As for Liliana, Dreadhorde General I'm not so sure she will be able to stay on the board long enough to be relevant in my meta.

Bolas's Citadel I find really interesting. A bit similar to Ad Nauseam . Maybe I'll find a replacement for Requiem Angel with lower CMC and I'll put this one in and try it out.

MutaliskLord4 on Death? I'm not Familiar with that Concept [PAU]

1 year ago

Rustytrusty I will update the primer. My previous list was way too midrange, so I cut down on it in order to improve my aristocrats/burn packages. Begrudgingly, I had to add back some Sultai Emissary s, which I then took out for lazotep reaver as soon as it was spoiled.

DragonChampions on Golgari Scion Drain

2 years ago

Ok, to start off, this deck is phenomenal! It has great synergy and potential. There are a few cards however, that I personally think don't have a place here. For starters, Black Market is a good card, but by the time you get it onto the field, you already have enough mana for literally every single card in your deck, assuming that you have 2 green mana which Black Market can't help with anyway. A good replacement would be Palace Siege. It costs the exact same amount, plus it is still another enchantment. You can choose to add onto Zulaports' ability, or grab an extra Blisterpod every turn. Both would be better than excess mana. The only other card I would replace would have to be Oath of Nissa. It sort of seems out of place to me, and I don't really have any "replacement" suggestions per say, but I can recommend something else. Sultai Emissary is a great card for a deck like this, basically doing the same thing as a Blisperpod. If you do add that you might want to consider readjusting your mana spread to more black. Again, this deck is great, but I think a few minor changes will really tie it together.

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