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3.18.2013

Burning-Tree Emissary

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Happy Monday MTG peeps,

This past weekend, we attended the Friday Night Magic event at Legends Warehouse (Vaughan) on Friday (duh), and then a standard tournament at Jack's on Queen in Elmvale (just north of Barrie) - and do you know what we saw ?  A truckload of builds using Burning-Tree Emissary.  Depending upon where you get your Magic: the Gathering cards, expect to pay anywhere from $2.50 to almost $3.50 for this Gatecrash Uncommon.

In our collection, we have about 8 or 9 cards we had collected over the course of the prerelease events and other sealed product purchases from our local gaming store, OMG! Games.  We knew that this card would be popular but could not anticipate just how popular it has become at least here at all the card shops here Central Ontario.  We were eventually going to get around to getting together a list featuring this Gruul (red/green) Shaman but the time for waiting is now done - not that we want to play the 'popular' decks - we just want to put our own personal take on the best 60-card pile for this little gem.  We still need to track down a few extra cards from MTG Mint Card to finish our creation but what we can say for the moment, we like the direction that Tomoharu Saito (Japanese professional player) has taken.

Here's two slightly varied lists Saito has brought together so far . . .

4x Radkos Cackler, 4x Stromkirk Noble, 4x Ash Zealot, 4x Burning-Tree Emissary, 4x Flinthoof Boar, 4x Boros Reckoner, 4x Rancor, 2x Pillar of Flame, 4x Searing Spear, 3x Ghor-Clan Rampager, 3x Hellrider
10x Mountain, 4x Rootbound Crag, 4x Stomping Ground, 2x Temple Garden

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4x Radkos Cackler, 4x Stromkirk Noble, 4x Ash Zealot, 4x Lightning Mauler, 4x Burning-Tree Emissary, 4x Flinthoof Boar, 4x Boros Reckoner, 4x Ghor-Clan Rampager, 4x Rancor, 2x Domri Rade, 2x Volcanic Strength
10x Mountain, 4x Rootbound Crag, 4x Stomping Ground, 2x Temple Garden

 


Burning-Tree provides a decent 2/2 body which can also float two mana for your next maniacal MTG move.  Whether you want to float some critters out of your deck with Signal the Clans, or zap your opponent (or one of their creatures) with a Searing Spear, the choices are varied and many.

 






 
Happy deck-building to all~
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