Viridian Emissary

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) 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

MethodGorilla on Meren of Clan Nel Toth

43 minutes ago

I like what's going on. I think some of the instants/sorceries can be replaced or cut in lieu of a creature that does the same thing would be good. Unless you're burning an e witness or something to bring them back those cards are worthless in your graveyard, but as creatures they're easier for you to bring back and abuse multiple times. I'll add cards here that I would consider cutting just to bring numbers down.

The rest is kind of flexible I feel with how much you want to do. How many 'ramp' creatures do you want vs how many 'sac outlet' creatures do you want vs how many 'killin shit' creatures do you want, etc. There's a lot of the same-ish effects from a lot of the creatures on the list, those can be narrowed down simply based on how you want things to run. There's a few creatures in there that provide hella value but don't necessarily fit with the theme in my opinion but I don't want to list cards as cuts since I'm not sure what you're thinking. And not to contradict myself right away but I did cut the proliferate stuff because while I get what you're trying to do with the extra counters on your general, I just don't think it's very effective or as reliable as your ability to simply sac outlet your little pissant creatures to get the counters.

  • I think that if you plan on running more bodies or permanents I would cut all of your ramp spells like cultivate and kodama's and shit and just have creatures fill that role. If you can get essentially the same effect, creatures will ALWAYS be a better option than an instant/sorcery in this deck.

tbjbenjamin on Golgari Holocaust

6 days ago

Hi ZendikariWol,

Plaguecrafter replaces one of the Edict brothers either Fleshbag Marauder or Merciless Executioner, and we don't need more than 2 of those in this deck.

As for Ravenous Chupacabra, it is too slow and Spore Frog is generally un-needed as my deck is setup to establish fast locks even before creature combat becomes relevant. Why stop combat damage if you remove their creatures or even prevent their creatures from ever being casted?

Solemn Simulacrum and Viridian Emissary count as bad ramp. They are all too slow. Run full set of 1 cmc dorks instead for the most efficient mana ramp. There's a reason why I also did not even consider Sakura-Tribe Elder.

Your other suggestions are also over-costed effects: Thoughtpicker Witch would be good if it did not have a 1 colorless activation cost. Sadistic Hypnotist belongs as a combo piece in Nath of the Gilt-Leaf. For discard you generally want them to be cheap and recurring, like Bottomless Pit, Burglar Rat, Liliana of the Veil or Oppression. Mindslicer is an exception because the effect is extremely powerful.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is too slow. Run Dark Confidant instead. Even Phyrexian Arena barely makes it to the list.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari is over-costed and slow. The life component is generally irrelevant and for the sacrificial component, it is way faster and more efficient to tutor or chain into the Edict brothers through Birthing Pod, Fauna Shaman or Survival of the Fittest and then recurring through Meren.

To make Meren competitive, any card that costs more than 3 CMC has to either cripple your opponent decks by cripping their important pieces or be part of your win conditions. Stax pieces are very important to stop combo decks from steamrolling over you.

HItzel on First Deck

1 week ago

ZendikariWol

Hey thanks Tom!

The deck right now is based on cards I got from a draft, got as gifts from friends, and from a quick online order I made of super cheap cards to get here in time for the next time we have a game night. The Harpooners are just the most power 2-costs I happen to have so far and the original plan was to just use Fierce Empaths to guarantee Tangle Golems every game because I don't want to spend 12 bucks on each set of meta cards without playing the deck first ─ after that I plan on buying more cards.

That all being said, it is my understanding that the pub stomp version of mono green generally revolves around Steel Leaf Champion, Nullhide Ferox, Pelt Collector, and a few others. While I have a foil nullhide from the draft, I don't want to avoid non-creature spells while learning the game. I'm most itching to get some steel leaves once I've tested the deck out since I can just run 4 of those instead of Empaths. Pelt Collector sounds awesome but I really have a good gut feeling about Viridian Emissary and if he works out I'm probably better off with bigger creatures so we'll see... probably will end up getting Pelt Collector anyway because girlfriend and christmas lol.

The gameplan is to just have a simple ramp of green creatures while I basically use a big ol' sideboard of white spells depending on which friend I am fighting. I also am interested in squeezing out some white stuff in favor of things like Ambush Viper, Ranger's Guile, and Assure / Assemble to buy my creatures some extra turns against common counter-strategies. Hopefully the Side and Maybe boards give you an idea of what I'm thinking and where I'll end up if I try to include less 1 and 2-ofs like you recommended. Do you think at that point I'll have a decent number of creatures to put in front while I experiment with different instants, enchantments, and sorceries? Are there any budget cards you have in mind?

As for Commander, I'm kinda intimidated by it and plan on just using other peoples' commander decks until I have a better grip on the game. It's already overwhelming enough to just pick 4x a few cards that I have to look up with no prior knowledge... 100 separate 1x cards or whatever is definitely a no-no for me unless someone wants to hand me a deck lol. Commander seems like it's good for long-time Magic players playing casually as opposed to beginners to Magic but maybe that's just me? The few times I played it at school I had no clue what was going on because I never saw the same card twice and had no idea what I was supposed to prepare for. Normal play is way easier to grasp. Anyway... My friend is letting me use his Ral, Izzet Viceroy for now but I don't have shit to make a spellslinger despite trying to make it work. Since I've started with Green I figured I can grab a Garruk Wildspeaker for Commander once I eventually get enough green stuff and experience to make the leap.

Anyway thanks for the help and I hope my response wasn't too long-winded. Cheers!

superbatema on Meren Combo

1 week ago

Update: Wanted to make the deck a bit faster, cutting out some "cute" cards, and add some toolbox stuff 1. Primal Growth OUT > Elvish Mystic IN 2. Mulch OUT > Satyr Wayfinder IN 3. Viridian Emissary OUT > Llanowar Elves 4. Crop Rotation OUT > Arbor Elf 5. Solemn Simulacrum OUT > Priest of Titania 6. Crypt of Agadeem OUT > Homeward Path WHY: 1, 3 and 4 are some of the 1cmc mana dorks I want to test at the moment. I'll decide on only adding these because I don't want to change the deck drastically and these are the best ones in my opinion (Given that I don't have a Birds of Paradise currently available. Primal Growth and Viridian Emissary are slower ramps and they needed to be cut off someday. Crop Rotation is currently out because I don't have a lot of utility lands to search for, and it felt like a weird draw 80% of my games. 2 was an obvious change, really, since Satyr is way better given it's a creature. The only reason I didn't change it before is because I couldn't find that card in my collection since I put it on a forgotten corner after so many whiffs with it. 5 was a bold move, after I counted that almost 1/4 of my creatures are elves, I wanted to test Priest to see how well she performs, although I'm a bit unsure on that yet 6 happened because the crypt never seemed to make a huge difference on table. Most of the time, it was just a swamp that entered tapped, wasting a turn. I know Homeward Path produces colorless, but I believe its effect is worth the for this cost. Besides, there's Urborg, so once that's on the battlefield, at the worst case, we can tap it for black. Best case, we avoid dying to spells and effects such as Insurrection. And since creature stealing is pretty common on the format, I believe that this new addition will work out quite well in our favor.

neolions on Sackity Sack Stack

2 months ago

Alright, it seems the deck is a bit top heavy. Here are my suggestions. I have structured this rework of the deck to sac and get the mana out quick till you can have Meren stay on the board long enough or just hard cast the big things. You don't have to take my suggestions but I highly insist that this will make her work again.

Take out Nirkana Revenant for Satyr Wayfinder

Take out Hermit Druid for Ravenous Chupacabra

Take out Demon of Catastrophes for Viridian Zealot

Take out Razaketh, the Foulblooded for Viridian Emissary

Take out Plague Wind for Wall of Blossoms

Take out Doomgape for Bontu the Glorified

Take out Ruinous Path for Vindictive Lich

Take out Altar of Dementia for Dawntreader Elk

Take out Necropotence for Wood Elves

Take out Deadbridge Chant for Merciless Executioner

Take out The Gitrog Monster for Slum Reaper

Take out Yahenni, Undying Partisan for Diabolic Intent

Take out Voldaren Pariah  Flip for Damnation

Take out Lord of Extinction for Whiptongue Hydra

Take out Stitch Together for Swamp

Take out Vivid Grove for Forest

Take out Temple of the False God for Swamp

Take out Vivid Marsh for Swamp

Take out Vivid Grove for Forest

Take out Slippery Karst for Forest

Take out Polluted Mire for Forest

Take out Desecrated Tomb for Forest

Take out Golgari Guildgate for Forest

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