The card we’ve picked as April’s Card of the Month is Burning-Tree Emissary.
We’re sure by now that people are getting tired of our obsession with this weird card from Gatecrash (this is be the third time we’ve talked about it), but rest assured – this is the last time we’ll talk about Burning-Tree Emissary for a while. Hopefully.
So why do we think that Burning-Tree Emissary should be Card of the Month? Well, it’s a powerful (albeit not incredibly flashy) creature, and it represents everything a Gruul card should be. It was also recently reprinted at Common Level in Modern Masters 2017.
What does Gruul as a guild want to do? Smash things! And what’s the best way to smash things in Magic? That’s right, loads of creatures! Not only does Burning-Tree Emissary have fairly good stats – being a 2/2 for two – it’s also increadibly easy to cast, as it uses hybrid mana symbols. Additionally, when it comes into play, it gives you one Green and one Red mana, making it essentially free! What self-respecting Gruul member doesn’t want free creatures? If you have multiples in your hand, you can also chain them all together and still have two mana left.
Overall, Burning-Tree Emissary is a great card with potential for incredibly explosive turns. (And Gruul does love explosions.)
But what do you think? Have you seen or done anything cool with Burning-Tree Emissary? Make sure to leave a comment with your opinion below, and be sure to check back next month for May’s pick.