Gleam of Authority

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Gleam of Authority

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each +1/+1 counter on other creatures you control.

Enchanted creature has vigilance and ", : Bolster 1." (To bolster 1, choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Gleam of Authority Discussion

_raeofsunlight on Heroes of Old

12 hours ago

kamarupa on Cocaine

2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the upvotes CheapnFast and SirSh4ggy! Also thanks for your thoughts, CheapnFast. I originally considered Gleam of Authority and I think even bought a full set just in case, so I'll have to dig them up. Honestly, because I do own this deck in paper and play it fairly often, Ordeal of Heliod is usually relegated to the sideboard in favor of additional removal spells. I only mainboard it when it seems I really need to gain some extra life. But I think I'd like to try Gleam again, not so much for the pump, as for the Vigilance and Bolster. I took a look at the deck you linked. Good stuff there. Cheers!

CheapnFast on Cocaine

2 weeks ago

My brother Swilliam used to play a deck similar to this in standard that had a price tag in the sub $50 range during the Khans/Theros block standard. He ran a few more spells like Artful Maneuver and Phalanx Leader (I think you can see the synergy there), and he also ran Abzan Falconer which made it a fantastic deck. But I'm not suggesting you do something like that. But, what I would recommend from his deck is that I would not be playing Ordeal of Heliod. I get that 10 life is a big deal, but when you're running cards like Tezzeret's Gambit that spread the love with a lot of counters, I would highly recommend Gleam of Authority. Personally, I think it is better than the Ordeal, but ultimately it is up to you, the deckbuilder. Nice deck though, +1 from me

TheRedGoat on Ishai/Reyhan Partnered EDH

4 weeks ago

Everyone above seems to have some solid advice, but for myself I'm wondering why the split focus between +1/+1 counter synergies/hydras and "flying/bird tribal". Wouldn't it be better to exclude cards that are only good for one of those ideas, even if it is just to make room for the cards that support the strategy you're focusing on?

To give an example, if you only use a handful of actual flying creatures, and no ways to give your non-flyers flying, then a suggestion of Bower Passage is no good. Conversely, Gleam of Authority is not much help in a deck that plays a bunch of birds and hates on non-flyers, unless it was using +1/+1 counter specific ways of boosting those birds.

Yurie on Abzan like Crazy

1 month ago

Wow dude great deck, it has the possibility to overtake many decks in modern, BUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTT you should try to put some cards in your sideboard like Anafenza, the Foremost Kin-Tree Invocation Retribution of the Ancients Dromoka's CommandSunscorch Regent Gleam of Authority Inspiring Call

Quicksilver on Anafenza, The Foremost

1 month ago

Oona's Blackguard is good for discard. Windswept Heath is the better version of Krosan Verge, replace the keystone and keyrune with the Orzhov Signet, Selesnya Signet and a Golgari Signet. Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit is better for bolster than Gleam of Authority. Cathars' Crusade gives all your creatures +1/+1 counters as they enter the battlefield, Hardened Scales adds an additional counter each time you distribute a +1/+1 counter.

Shane on Gleam of Authoritaaaa

4 months ago

I'm guessing he thought the +1/+1 Gleam of Authority gives for other +1/+1 counters was also a counter. So having 2 gleams would just infinitely make your guy stronger.

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