• Melissa Juice

    Emerge is disgusting. Love it.

    • Reyos Blackwood

      Modified offering from kami, though actually offering gave flash

      • Melissa Juice

        Indeed. I loved Offering too.

        • Reyos Blackwood

          I’m in the camp that wants to revisit the plane, see how it’s going since the sisters of flesh and spirit took over for their fathers.

          • Melissa Juice

            Oh, me too. Kamigawa is one of my favorite planes.

          • Hedronal

            If so, I hope for more exceptions to the Legend rule, just because. Maybe even a planeswalker meant for the same somehow, which I must now think of how to balance.

  • Reyos Blackwood

    The way it’s written even if you sac one to cast another, you’d have to pay [U] wouldn’t you? since CMC doesn’t count color?

    • Urdothor

      I think(?) so. We’d have to see further rulings over it.

      • Kaiser

        Yep you still have to pay the Color mana cost

      • eltratzo

        emerge was spoiled in the “mechanics” article, which included ruling that, yes, as (almost) always, coloured costs can’t be reduced by this type of cost reduction

  • Urdothor

    I’m hoping there’s a reasonably playable emerge card in black or green for me to try out. Sacrificing creatures for better creatures is just what Meren wants in her deck.

  • kukuc96

    Can you emerge at instant speed or is it only sorcery?

    • Urdothor

      It’s an alternate cast cost. I assume if you gave it flash it would work then.

      • kukuc96

        Oh yeah you still cast it. Unfortunate probably not good enough then.

        • Urdothor

          It depends on the extra abilities of the cards being sacrificed, and “emerging.” In my EDH deck there are plenty of creatures that want to die to a black or green version of this to net me an experience counter and another effect or two.

        • Jazzyboy1

          There are plenty of disposable creatures that you can sacrifice to this or another Emerge card. Some have effects on death, so sacrificing them gives you a net gain.

          So this is actually a great mechanic that could see a lot of play if we get some more good Emerge cards. (keep in mind that this Gryff is only a common. Rare cards with Emerge might actually be really good)

  • Nolly

    Emerge is their way of adding colored costs to eldrazi spells without Devoid being in the set. Clever.

  • David Bray

    Oooh. Almost feels like it could have been an affinity player in pauper if…well, the options were not exclusively better. Still, watching this one.

    • Brian Schmidt

      Delve into Angler and then play this for a U and draw a card? Not bad for pauper?

      • Chaospyke

        What draft are you playing that has delve and this card in it?

        • Brian Schmidt

          Well I would say Magical Christamsland. But I was referring to a constructed Pauper deck not draft.

  • Happy The Cat

    dammit eldrazi! there are only TWO Hippogriffs on magic and you went and killed one.

    • kmk888

      Nameless Inversion got you covered bro

    • MrAptronym

      I mean… it’s not *technically* dead.

      • Happy The Cat

        it’s head is four parts with a little xenomorph mouth coming out if it, dunno about you but last time my head was split into four I died. It sucked. I was dead for like, ten days. thankfully I’m to important and my plot armor deflected it.

        • MrAptronym

          But that xenomorph looking thing isn’t some invader, it is the gryff. Its biology just changed a lot. It’s like turbo puberty.

          • Happy The Cat

            tentacle nightmare monsters do not count as normal “biology”, that is the third time I’ve ever said that but only the first about eldrazi
            the eldrazi are kin to a parasite or a virus, they are not natural and destroy it’s host to grow and advance. they should not be considered as a form of growth for the host.

          • MrAptronym

            The question is whether emrakul implants something and grow outward, or if her presence disrupts and mutates the existing biology. I lean towards the later, in which case this is still a living gryff. I think that is all gryff there, just rearranged.

          • Happy The Cat

            well, emrakul is described as an “aura” which could actually be billions upon billions of microscopic parasites spreading out and infecting all living matter around it which would mean that anyone who came to this plane*cough*jace*cough* could die and/or become an eldrazi just from mere exposure. look at the symptoms, delirium and insanity can be caused by the parasite simply messing with hormones and enzymes like an advanced parasite does, then comes the more noticeable changes like… well, becoming an eldrazi, your body is completely warped by the parasite. Look up elephantiasis(actually, don’t that stuff is super gross) real world people have had their bodies drastically modified by a parasite to the point where they don’t look human. Imagine what a parasite fueled by magic that grew from the space between worlds would be capable of.

          • kmk888

            Just because there is an “Aura of Emrakul” doesn’t make Emrakul an Aura. The eldrazi take on solid corporeal form when they intrude on a plane. They destroy everything and suck the mana out of the plane, they don’t infect things. Emrakul was affecting the biology, structures, and shapes of Innistrad before she was ever actually present. And besides which, neither of the other two eldrazi titans could change biology. They are not parasitic organisms.

    • Ximet
      • Happy The Cat

        there are three NOW, when I posted this. and this doesnt count. as it’s head is four pieces.

  • kmk888

    Oh yeah, this mechanic is my jam. It also may or may not end up being busted, as cost reduced creatures often can be. I’m really hoping they didn’t play it to close to the chest with this one and give us some straight up busted emerge creatures. I’m hoping for ones that only cost colorless (so you can reduce the entire cost) and/or Nekrataal effects.

    Oh and would I play 2 cmc walls in limited just so I can upgrade them late game with emerge creatures? Why yes. Yes I would.

  • MrAptronym

    Comparing Emerge to Offering, there is no type restriction, but it cuts from a different cost, can’t reduce color and doesn’t give flash. I understand why the flash was taken out, since casting these in response to any kill spell would get old fast. (But will totally be happening in EDH regardless if some beefy emerge cards are printed.) I assume no reduction to color ties into the alternative cost. Lets them print colorless cards that still incentivize a color, and the separate costs must be nice for development. I think this is an excellent ability.

    As for this card, no card disadvantage from the emerge is nifty. I look forward to using this at the prerelease.

  • Simhon Barel

    I’d realy like to see that card in pouper, it offer so much options to SULTAI delver or SULTAI grim harvest

  • Phoenix UNBENCHED

    Emrakul really knows how to bring out the best in someone.

  • Robert FakeLastName

    combos with that green enchantment.

  • Vizzerdrix

    Would eye of ugin reduce emerge? bc if so this mechanic might have been a nightmare in modern if eye was never banned

    • Chaospyke

      It would but, that’s still a what if