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Emerge
Keyword Ability
Type Static
Introduced Eldritch Moon
Last Used Eldritch Moon
Reminder Text Emerge [cost] (You may cast this spell by sacrificing a creature and paying the emerge cost reduced by that creature's converted mana cost)
Statistics
10 cards
{C} 100%
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oracle:"Emerge"

Emerge is a keyword ability introduced in Eldritch Moon that provides an alternative cost for a spell when sacrificing a creature.[1] Emerge was designed by Sam Stoddard's development team, and inspired by the old ninjutsu mechanic.[2][3]

In Eldritch Moon, each Emerge cost was 1 mana lower than the converted mana cost, but included at least one colored mana. Emerge was associated with Green, Black, and Blue. It was only present on expensive colorless Eldrazi creatures, all but one of which contained a "When you cast this..." ability.

While various creatures in Eldritch Moon are designed to be enablers for Emerge, Foul Emissary is the only card to specifically reward Emerge mechanically.

Rules[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (September 24, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Emerge
A keyword ability that lets a player cast a spell for less by sacrificing a creature. See rule 702.119, “Emerge.”

From the Comprehensive Rules (September 24, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 702.119. Emerge
    • 702.119a Emerge represents two static abilities that function while the spell with emerge is on the stack. “Emerge [cost]” means “You may cast this spell by paying [cost] and sacrificing a creature rather than paying its mana cost” and “If you chose to pay this spell’s emerge cost, its total cost is reduced by an amount of generic mana equal to the sacrificed creature’s mana value.” Casting a spell using its emerge ability follows the rules for paying alternative costs in rules 601.2b and 601.2f–h.
    • 702.119b You choose which creature to sacrifice as you choose to pay a spell’s emerge cost (see rule 601.2b), and you sacrifice that creature as you pay the total cost (see rule 601.2h).

Examples[]

Example

Decimator of the Provinces {10}
Creature — Eldrazi Boar
7/7
Emerge {6}{G}{G}{G} (You may cast this spell by sacrificing a creature and paying the emerge cost reduced by that creature's converted mana cost.)
When you cast this spell, creatures you control get +2/+2 and gain trample until end of turn.
Trample, haste

See also[]

References[]

  1. Matt Tabak (June 27, 2016). "Eldritch Moon Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (July 4, 2016). "Over the Moon, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Sam Stoddard (July 15, 2016). "A Little Change Will Do You Good". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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