Viridian Emissary


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Common
Planechase 2012 Edition Common
Mirrodin Besieged Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Common

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Viridian Emissary

Creature — Elf Scout

When Viridian Emissary dies, you may search your library for a basic land card and put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Viridian Emissary Discussion

Reverie42 on Meren Sacrifice

21 hours ago

Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated.

Yavimaya Elder is a great idea. It's clearly better than Viridian Emissary. I think Hermit Druid is also better than Mulch. Sadly, Life from the Loam is too pricey for me.

I've been waffling a lot on Grim Haruspex and forgot to maybeboard it, so this was a good reminder. In general, I've found that card draw isn't too big of a problem, but I think there's a good chance that it's just better than Altar's Reap. Harvester of Souls would probably have to compete with something like Sidisi, Undead Visier or Demon of Dark Schemes for a spot, though.

2gherkins on Good starter Commanders

4 weeks ago

I've got to give a shoutout to my girl Meren of Clan Nel Toth. While most Meren decks (including my own) are far from budget, Meren can easily be built in a budget shell. In fact, you are likely to have many of the necessary cards lying around. Key cards include Fleshbag Marauder, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Viridian Emissary, Spore Frog, Caustic Caterpillar, Grim Haruspex, Satyr Wayfinder, Victimize, and Jarad's Orders. Of course, the deck can abuse many less budget cards (Eternal Witness, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Hell's Caretaker, Fauna Shaman and Entomb) but it is not even close to necessary for a starter shell. Also, keep in mind, not all cards are as expensive as you might think. In my deck, I find that Seasons Past and Demon of Dark Schemes are extremely powerful.

2gherkins on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

The Clan Nel Toth (Meren EDH)

Commander / EDH* 2gherkins


I've been thinking of replacing Eater of Hope with Harvester of Souls and Young Wolf/Wall of Blossoms with Viridian Emissary. I also want to make room for Golgari Signet/Cryptolith Rite and Nyx Weaver.

TheDuggernaught on Temur Dragons (Help please!)

1 month ago

Well, I think the list I gave was pretty well tuned. So I would advise trying to get to something similar to that. But my next question would be -- how set are you on keeping black? You could go Jund Dragons, but I feel that becomes a different deck. Sticking to 3 colors is usually your best bet. If you are fine with cutting black, then I would cut all the planeswalkers, Bladewing the Risen (very good if you are playing jund and if your opponents do not care that it is not modern legal), Hellkite Charger (there are more impactful dragons), Dragonmaster Outcast (it does not help you early, and by the time it would help you late, you would usually just rather play a big dragon), Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Scourge of Valkas (cool ability, but underwhelming in practice), Solemn Simulacrum, Thundermaw Hellkite (the deck gets into top deck mode quick... why play a 5 drop that you just top decked, when you have 9 mana open and can cast a 9 drop?), Viridian Emissary (pretty slow ramp in comparison to what we can do), Attune with Aether (again, pretty slow), Farseek (good, but slow), and Lightning Bolt (similar to Thundermaw Hellkite... why play this when you have mana for Bogardan Hellkite?)

In their the land enchants and untappers (I have 10 of each in my list, and then one spicy Scryb Ranger that can act as an untaper by untapping your untappers, or as a cool combat trick to untap your big dragons.) I would also add Temur Ascendency (Giving your big dragons haste is pretty good. Drawing a card off of playing your big dragons so you can draw and play more big dragons is even better.), Anger of the Gods (It is a sort of insurance policy. Against aggressive decks when you do not have an explosive hand -- you can let them play their creatures and board wipe them to destroy their card advantage. Your one card will kill 2 or 3 of theirs meaning they now have less aggro in their hand and you can then stabalize off of that.), and then my big dragons of choice are again Bogardan Hellkite, Dragonlord Atarka, Balefire Dragon, Utvara Hellkite, and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind.

If you want to go Jund, or to keep the black, then my suggestions would change.

SimicEDHbro on Hammer Smashed Face • Saskia Dragon Surge

1 month ago

It's looking good. Now that I looked at the deck again two obvious changes caught my eye. Ainok Survivalist for Acidic Slime, and Swiftfoot Boots for Lightning Greaves. And if you are planning on running a pure Primal Surge based deck, then you are going to need a lot more mana ramping and card drawing. With a way to search out the surge. Birds of Paradise, Burnished Hart, Farhaven Elf, Solemn Simulacrum, Viridian Emissary, Sword of the Animist and Wood Elves are all on cheaper side of things. Although I also run some pricier options in my deck as well. I recently went and updated it. You should check it out. To search out the Surge Hoarding Dragon with a Ring of Three Wishes and Planar Portal is how I do it in mine without running black. You have the option of having tutor creatures. Liliana Vess, Rune-Scarred Demon. I hope this deck turns out well for you in the end.

Whiskerbro on Sonic on vegetables (Mono-Green Rush deck)

2 months ago

I like the deck, but I'm not really understanding the ramp elements, as you can cast everything in the deck pretty easily. Naturalize mainboard is also incredibly strange, as you will not always be able to find a target. You are also lacking any combat tricks, which is one of the main reasons to play monogreen aggro. I'd suggest the following changes:

-3x Naturalize-2x Viridian Emissary-2x Search for Tomorrow-3x Hunter's Insight-4x Llanowar Elves

+3x Aspect of Hydra+3x Vines of Vastwood/ Blossoming Defense+4x Dryad Militant+4x Kalonian Tusker/ Avatar of the Resolute

Final Note: The budget advice is pretty terrible. Leatherback Baloth is not even worth a dollar, and a key card within the deck as a powerful curve topper. If you wanted to cut out a three drop then Predator Ooze is far more expensive, slower and worse. And if you were going to replace that three drop with a two drop, Kalonian Tusker is much better than the Companion.

StevenDF16 on Meren of Clan Nel Toth

2 months ago

I very much recommend Ashnod's Altar and Smothering Abomination, great sac outlet and great draw. But cool deck, I used to run meren. He's a lot of fun. You could also do Viridian Emissary for more ramp.

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