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CardName: Jor Kadeen's Emissary Cost: 4 Type: Artifact Creature - Soldier Pow/Tgh: 3/3 Rules Text: {3}{R}{W} or {3}{B}{B}: Jor Kadeen's Emissary deals 3 damage to target creature. You gain 3 life. {2}{R}{W} or {2}{G}{G}: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Cards With No Home Rare

Jor Kadeen's Emissary
{4}
 
 R 
Artifact Creature – Soldier
{3}{r}{w} or {3}{b}{b}: Jor Kadeen's Emissary deals 3 damage to target creature. You gain 3 life.
{2}{r}{w} or {2}{g}{g}: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
3/3
Updated on 02 Oct 2015 by Alex

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2013-01-22 11:52:41: Alex created the card Jor Kadeen's Emissary

Inspired by this comment on MaRo's blog, this was designed to be a Legend who could work equally well as Commander of a 2-colour, 3-colour, or 4-colour EDH deck. It's funny how the red-white effects on Lightning Helix and Martial Glory (earlier Cromat) match monocoloured effects in Essence Drain and Giant Growth.

The "A or B" cost template is unusual, but was seen before on the Crystal Shard cycle. Interestingly those could now be errataed to use monocoloured hybrid technology like {3/u}, but the costs I want here can't so easily be hybridised. I don't want you to be able to drain life for {r}{b} or {w}{b}: it's either {r}{w} or {b}, okay?

2013-01-22 11:53:05: Alex edited Jor Kadeen's Emissary

Oh hey, this is very cute. It is too bad hybrid doesn't work, because that would make things a bit more succinct, but as you point out, there is a precedent for costs like this.
Isn't Agrus Kos dead, though? :-(

The Golgari got to him. (Not really, but for this particular implementation.) Make it a Lich Soldier and you're good to go.

Ha! Yeah, I guess I should have come up with a different name.

2013-02-15 12:37:16: Alex edited Jor Kadeen's Emissary:

make him a Spirit

on 27 Jan 2015 by Jay:

Given that I have to pay RW to cast him, why would I want to spend BB or GG to use his abilities?

Good question. Perhaps this should be an artifact, or an equipment. Or a blue creature.

2015-10-02 00:18:38: Alex edited Jor Kadeen's Emissary:

was legendary, {2}{r}{w}, with name "Agrus Kos, Transguild Paragon"

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