[GTC-ICD] Burning-Tree Emissary

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Burning-Tree Emissary ()()
Creature - Human Shaman (U)
When ~ enters the battlefield, add to your mana pool.
Those who regard the Gruul as savage simpletons underestimate the subtle power of their shamans.
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Burning-Tree Emissary

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This one looks good!
Basically a free bear on turn 2!

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The best part is you can chain multiples together.
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Front: PigKnight, One Line Poster (3W) Legendary Creature - Boar Knight Vigilance When this creature dies, return him to play and transform him. (2/3) >(5/3)< Back: (Black)ZombiePiggles, Eater of Tomato Sauce Legendary Creature - Boar Knight Zombie Trample, Intimidate B: Regenerate this creature. When this creature is the target of a white spell, transform this creature. (5/3)

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Hmm, free spells are always a cause for potential concern Wizards, especially when you put in Jund colors that already make great use of free card advantage...(in Modern).
Hmm, free spells are always a cause for potential concern Wizards, especially when you put in Jund colors that already make great use of free card advantage...(in Modern).


The thing is that it does not give card advantage. It gives on-board presence, but I doubt it'll be played in Jund in modern.
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Front: PigKnight, One Line Poster (3W) Legendary Creature - Boar Knight Vigilance When this creature dies, return him to play and transform him. (2/3) >(5/3)< Back: (Black)ZombiePiggles, Eater of Tomato Sauce Legendary Creature - Boar Knight Zombie Trample, Intimidate B: Regenerate this creature. When this creature is the target of a white spell, transform this creature. (5/3)

IMAGE(http://www.nodiatis.com/pub/15.jpg)

Yay for free bears. Lovely art, too.
Hmm, free spells are always a cause for potential concern Wizards, especially when you put in Jund colors that already make great use of free card advantage...(in Modern).



No way this can make Jund players swap out Goyf and Bob, but it's still a good card for Standard, and definitely limited.
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I like how they used the burning-tree group for this. Well played, WotC.
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56819178 wrote:
147112461 wrote:
Hi everyone,I have two questions. 1. If my opponent already controlled a planewalker , then he cast avacyn,angle of hope ,and resolved on battlefield.Now his planewalker in indestructible right?
[c]Avacyn, Angel of Hope[/c] -> Avacyn, Angel of Hope
No need to be so obtuse, maybe he's just trying to complement her. That's not too radical of a concept, I mean she is pretty acute, right?.
This right here should be a bannable offense :p
No, not an outright banning, that's too easy. He should be punished ... ... by degrees.
Someone, somewhere will chain 3 of these on turn 2 at the prerelease, prompting quite the table-flip.

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It's like Wild Cantor and Manamorphose had a child. XD

This is certainly Constructed playable.  

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Someone, somewhere will chain 3 of these on turn 2 at the prerelease, prompting quite the table-flip.


Considering it's sealed assuming one in every pack and a 2 land starting hand: it can be possibly 6 turn 2 when on the play and with a one drop available when going on the draw. It can be much, much more annoying in draft where you can get passed up to 24 of them (assuming 8 man pod, 3 in every pack, no one else takes any).
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When you make an ICD, please type out the card info as well as posting a picture, for those of us at computers that can't view images.


Can someone please type out this card?
Someone, somewhere will chain 3 of these on turn 2 at the prerelease, prompting quite the table-flip.


Considering it's sealed assuming one in every pack and a 2 land starting hand: it can be possibly 6 turn 2 when on the play and with a one drop available when going on the draw. It can be much, much more annoying in draft where you can get passed up to 24 of them (assuming 8 man pod, 3 in every pack, no one else takes any).



Considering how strong Gruul is looking, I highly doubt something like this will get passed.  It's an efficient 2 drop that can lead to stringing a ton of creatures out, or later on.  If you can get 3-4 in a deck, you could probably get two of em out on turn two.
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Can someone please type out this card?




Burning-Tree Emissary ()()
{Look at me just strolling along out in public with mah gruul cosplay gear on, gonna go stand in the manga section of Barnes and Noble and read through entire volumes} 
Creature - Human Shaman {U}
When Burning-Tree Shaman enters the battlefield, add to your mana pool (Get it?).
Those who regard the Gruul as savage simpletons underestimate the subtle power of their shamans. And have never been primal bellowed in the face for 12 before.
2/2 
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56756068 wrote:
58147568 wrote:
121816979 wrote:
56819178 wrote:
147112461 wrote:
Hi everyone,I have two questions. 1. If my opponent already controlled a planewalker , then he cast avacyn,angle of hope ,and resolved on battlefield.Now his planewalker in indestructible right?
[c]Avacyn, Angel of Hope[/c] -> Avacyn, Angel of Hope
No need to be so obtuse, maybe he's just trying to complement her. That's not too radical of a concept, I mean she is pretty acute, right?.
This right here should be a bannable offense :p
No, not an outright banning, that's too easy. He should be punished ... ... by degrees.
When you make an ICD, please type out the card info as well as posting a picture, for those of us at computers that can't view images.


Can someone please type out this card?

Yeah I'm doing it now. Apologies for the delay, I decided to update the ICD Index first.

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Someone, somewhere will chain 3 of these on turn 2 at the prerelease, prompting quite the table-flip.



Haha, that would be amazing.

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Huh, I just realized: This card is an uncommon, suggesting that we're not continuing the 1 mana hybrid uncommon creature cycle (Slitherhead, Dryad Militant, etc.). 
Going outside the block, I see sick combos consisting of this and Infernal Plunge, which yields . Think of the spells you can cast with that kind of mana on turn 2. And for more fun, add mana dorks. In fact, with a mana dork, this, and Plunge, you can cast Thragtusk or Thundermaw Hellkite turn 2 in standard.

Going outside the block, I see sick combos consisting of this and Infernal Plunge, which yields . Think of the spells you can cast with that kind of mana on turn 2. And for more fun, add mana dorks.



Thragtusk turn 2! WoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoopWoop
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I think this might have constructed playability. Depends on what othe tempo plays we can get on curve. 
I like free stuff.
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Going outside the block, I see sick combos consisting of this and Infernal Plunge, which yields . Think of the spells you can cast with that kind of mana on turn 2. And for more fun, add mana dorks. In fact, with a mana dork, this, and Plunge, you can cast Thragtusk or Thundermaw Hellkite turn 2 in standard.


I was hoping for some more rituals in standard. Not sure if this gets there for me, but cool combo nontheless.
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It's not free. It costs you a card. And it's mana is free if you have something to do with it. 
It gets better in Modern. Cast Seething Song with the three red mana and you get 6 to 7 mana total. With Manamorphose, you get free cantrip in addition to all that. An early Worldfire is just another Seething Song away. There's also Bloodbraid Elf and Violent Outburst to provide some cascading goodness.

It gets better in Modern. Cast Seething Song with the three red mana and you get 6 to 7 mana total. With Manamorphose, you get free cantrip in addition to all that. An early Worldfire is not far away at that point. There's also Bloodbraid Elf and Violent Outburst to provide some cascading goodness.


Manamorphose is great because it is a literally free spell. I mean, this could have some kind of place in storm decks that need to increase storm count but they don't really need the body and it's not doing anything else really. 

I see it's constructed viability in aggro decks in which you can play 2 two drops for the turn or this plus removal. Currently there are a lot of creatures with two power that cost 1 so it does battle for viability. 
Going outside the block, I see sick combos consisting of this and Infernal Plunge, which yields . Think of the spells you can cast with that kind of mana on turn 2. And for more fun, add mana dorks. In fact, with a mana dork, this, and Plunge, you can cast Thragtusk or Thundermaw Hellkite turn 2 in standard.



In fact, with just a mana dork and plunge, you can cast those cards turn 2 as well!
Huh, I just realized: This card is an uncommon, suggesting that we're not continuing the 1 mana hybrid uncommon creature cycle (Slitherhead, Dryad Militant, etc.). 

Maybe it's a 2 mana hybrid cycle in GTC?

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Huh, I just realized: This card is an uncommon, suggesting that we're not continuing the 1 mana hybrid uncommon creature cycle (Slitherhead, Dryad Militant, etc.). 

Maybe it's a 2 mana hybrid cycle in GTC?


Makes sense, giving each color 4 1-drops seems a little unnecessary.
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I think it is pretty cool that it gives you :R::G: but is a hybrid card, so it can help you fix.
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Huh, I just realized: This card is an uncommon, suggesting that we're not continuing the 1 mana hybrid uncommon creature cycle (Slitherhead, Dryad Militant, etc.). 

Maybe it's a 2 mana hybrid cycle in GTC?


Makes sense, giving each color 4 1-drops seems a little unnecessary.



True, but for limited purposes, Gatecrash is drafted without RtR right?  I'd think they might want to have some hybrid 1 drops.  Maybe we'll get some vanilla hybird 1-drops?  Useful in limited, but not so much outside of that.
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I see it's constructed viability in aggro decks in which you can play 2 two drops for the turn or this plus removal. Currently there are a lot of creatures with two power that cost 1 so it does battle for viability. 



It does seem nice.  Consider dropping Rakdos Cackler turn 1, followed by the emissary turn 2 followed by a Lightning Mauler.  Swing for 6 turn two, and it's very unlikely if you went on the play that they'll have anything out by then.  Follow the next turn with hopefully a similar play, and you have gold.  God forbid if you get multiples in your opening hand and a lightning mauler. 

I'm thinking this has a very, very strong place in my red deck where I run low land counts (I've pushed it down to 18 right now, and it runs pretty well).  Maindeckable there, as it allow huge boosts.  And in that case, I may have to replace my Reckless Waifs as I would most certain chain this into multiple creatures in one go.  Sad day.  Very said day. 


interesting card, might be good-ish?
interesting card, might be good-ish?



Actually, I think it's better than good.  There's gotta be something that can be done with the EtB effect that chains into ludicrous speed. 
Naya Battalion spam?

I wish it was rare and had flash
It looks really good. I like how it's a barbaric looking shaman head high walking down the street with shadowy figures all around. Plus hybrid cards always look better.
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It looks really good. I like how it's a barbaric looking shaman head hi
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Someone, somewhere will chain 3 of these on turn 2 at the prerelease, prompting quite the table-flip.


And then they'll play a batallion guy.

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Also: Restoration Angel needed another target with ETB effects. 

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