Gleam of Authority


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Madcookie on if I have two Gleam ...

1 month ago

Support or bolster doesn't matter here what matters is the text of Gleam of Authority which states "gets +1/+1 for each +1/+1 counter on other creatures you control" and NOT "whenever you put a +1/+1 counter on another creature you control put +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature". So in short no you won't get infinite counters and you'll simply end up with 2 Expedition Envoy with 4 power and 3 toughness.

Gidgetimer on if I have two Gleam ...

1 month ago

Small correction to Fancy Tuesday's answer. Support 2 puts a single counter on up to 2 creatures. So you could put a counter on each of the creatures and the Gleam of Authority on each would give them an additional +1/+1.

shinobigarth on if I have two Gleam ...

1 month ago

always link cards Expedition Envoy, Gleam of Authority, Shoulder to Shoulder

all that happens is StS puts 2 counters on up to 2 of your creatures and Gleam gives another +2/+2 to enchanted creature as a result. nothing infinite about it.

FancyTuesday on if I have two Gleam ...

1 month ago

In the future please link to cards you're asking about using the card linking syntax. For instructions on how to do that see the comment tutorial.

Expedition Envoy
Gleam of Authority
Shoulder to Shoulder

Gleam of Authority has no triggered ability that adds +1/+1 counters to the creature, it simply gives it +1/+1 for each counter on other creatures you control. Casting Shoulder to Shoulder adds 2 counters to each of 2 targets, for a total of 4 +1/+1 counters. But Gleam of Authority says other creatures you control, so it gives +2/+2 on top of the two +1/+1 counters on each Expedition Envoy, making them 6/5s.

Fireswept on

3 months ago

First edit:


Zoetic Cavern - replaced with better land option

Trepanation Blade - doesn't really belong b/c it's not a mil deck

Syphon Flesh - replaced with better wipe option/ not a token deck

Stranglehold - good card, really just inspires a lot of hate in my playgroup (searching for lands

Stoneforge Masterwork - moving away from Counters/ doesn't help kaalia

Scale Blessing - moving away from counters

Righteous Cause - good card, but not a lifegain deck(will probably find its way to my Oloro deck

Prismatic Lens - deck is overflowing with mana ramp and this one doesn't help as much as the others

Master Warcraft - fun card, can't seem to use it efficiently, might add it back in

Lightkeeper of Emeria - Good early blocker, swapped for a fatty, might add it back in

Gleam of Authority - Moving away from counters

Contagion Clasp - moving away from counters

Cathars' Crusade - moving away from counters

Bomb Squad - moving away from counters/swap for fatty


Reya Dawnbringer - recursion

Hall of the Bandit Lord - Haste option

Karmic Guide - recursion

Swiftfoot Boots - haste option/protect Kaalia

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight - more effective aggro

Tainted Field - land upgrade

Merciless Eviction - wipe upgrade

Steel Hellkite - fatty/wipe

Harvester of Souls - card draw

Hallowed Burial - wipe upgrade

Bogardan Hellkite - a lot of options with this fatty(spot removal, aggro, clear small tokens)

Kokusho, the Evening Star - aggro upgrade

Austere Command - wipe upgrade

Rune-Scarred Demon - tutor option

Pieguy396 on SuperFun G/W Humans

3 months ago

Hey there! Awesome deck you have here! I'd strongly suggest adding in some removal - you don't have a lot of ways to interact with your opponents' game plans. Maybe cut the Elite Inquisitors, and a couple Gleam of Authority for some Path to Exiles and Dromoka's Commands?

Rez09 on G/W Humans

3 months ago

Some immediate suggestions that come to mind:

Champion of the Parish is a particularly nasty 1 drop in a human-centric deck and plays extremely well with the Thalia's Lieutenant, swinging as a 3/3 on turn 2.

Champion of Lambholt is a fantastic 3 drop that can shut down opposing blockers if you buff her up, which isn't hard in a deck like this.

Gleam of Authority might be a better enchantment than Hope Against Hope if you are able to reliably place +1 counters, as it costs 1 less mana and allows the enchanted creature to place counters.

Doemerf on Vampire Modern for Logano

5 months ago

I would recommend Sanctum Seeker instead of Campaign of Vengeance as Sanctum Seeker is a 4 drop that does the same exact thing plus it puts another creature on the board for one less mana. Gleam of Authority could be good if you had Blade of the Bloodchief, essentially allowing you to buff up 2 creatures at the same time.

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