Glen Elendra Archmage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Eventide (EVE) Rare

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Glen Elendra Archmage

Creature — Faerie Wizard


, Sacrifice Glen Elendra Archmage: Counter target noncreature spell.

Persist (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

Glen Elendra Archmage Discussion

Davinoth on Mulching with Muldrotha

2 weeks ago

     Good suggestions Pikobyte! Siren Stormtamer was in the first draft of the deck, and will likely make it back in once I pick up Glen Elendra Archmage .

Mesmeric Orb is a good suggestion, though the rate at which I'm already dumping cards in my graveyard does make it seem a little redundant. Perhaps in lieu of Codex Shredder ?

     The only one I don't really think I'd consider would be Jace. I don't really think it's that much better than Laboratory Maniac , and it doesn't really provide enough versatility to consider cutting another Planeswalker for it. On top of being more difficult to cast as well, I simply think this card doesn't fit this deck (though I do use it in my Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind EDH deck).

PurePwnage on Persistence is Futile

2 weeks ago

Originally I played Remand in the mainboard for both bouncing cards back and card advantage. However, depending on the match up's it often times was a dead drop largely because of the tightness with mana. I am still considering dropping a Blasting Station , Melira, Sylvok Outcast , and Glen Elendra Archmage in order to make three spots available for counter magic. Thanks for the feedback.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

2 weeks ago

But only infinite colorless mana Solonqo, and you need both Ring AND crypt. I got less complicated ways to generate infinite mana in colors of my choice while also being a direct wincon. What do you do with infinite colorless mana? You still can play only 1 permanent of each type on your turn and it doesn’t win you the game.

As for the re-use of etb triggers, I don’t have a lot of them. Most important being sidisi and plaguecrafter and both don’t work with tyrant since you have to sac a creature in addition.

Tyrant would only be an element of board control and there are cheaper ways to do that. I love him in my animar build but I can’t see it fit here. If you like it just play it, almost every card plays well with Muldrotha and you can build your deck as you want to. I’ve played this deck hundreds of times and tuned it to the best possible list for my playstyle and my meta.

As far as elixir goes: yes it saves your graveyard from being exiled. But it leaves you with no cards in your grave and because of LED often with no cards in your hand too. It’s very hard to recover from that. For grave protection I use my proven Siren Stormtamer to counter things like bojuka bog, and he can even save me from removals or stealing effects. In addition Glen Elendra Archmage can counter other grave removing things beside bojuka bog. Those 2 were always enough to protect my grave so far and have other uses too instead of „only“ protecting your grave. But same thing here, if you like it just go for it.

Would be interesting to know which cards you did cut for your additions.

trevorthestar on Animar's Wildlife Sanctuary

2 weeks ago

If you want to protect Animar then Blind Seer would be good but you could also add in Glen Elendra Archmage , or if you want a budget card Frilled Mystic to counter some spells. Or is you want to get slow down an engine you gan use Venser, Shaper Savant . Each of this is a good option to protect Animar.

Solonqo on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

3 weeks ago

I feel like Spiketail Hatchling might have more potential in this deck than you may think. At the worst it is a flying chump blocker that can be replayed with your commander at best it catches someone off guard and counters a crucial spell. Basically a worse Glen Elendra Archmage will probably still be good in this deck. There is also Voidmage Prodigy .

JonnyG21 on Harvest Animar

3 weeks ago

Also, just wanted to ask about a few cards you're not running that aren't in maybeboard:

Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots : provides protection, and even if the dude dies to a wipe, the boots stay on the field. Also, haste Animar is kinda nice to swing for infinite unblockable against any deck with white or black creatures.

Somberwald Sage : Just really strong on paper. Lots of dudes in the deck, and they often require colored mana. Seems good.

Glen Elendra Archmage : negate on a stick, AND you can use it twice. Seems weaker than siren stormcaller due to necessary counters on Animar, but worth considering imo.

Fierce Empath : 1 mana tutor to hand for Tishana/consecrated sphinx. Need I say more? Maybe.

Fabricate : ok this one seems to be the most obvious to me. Tutor ancestral statue to hand. Seems like a must go in. Also finds ball, metamorph, and spellskite notably.

Gamble : another obvious one imo. One mana tutor. Idk how often you're dumping your hand, but I like those odds.

Rattleclaw Mystic : Mana good, plus converts colors.

Wall of Blossoms : more useful elvish visionary: has health.

Weaker contestants:

Skullclamp : draw cards. lots of dudes with 1 toughness. One of the stronger cards in the "weaker" section.

Den Protector : recursion on a stick. Seems good. Puts in hand instead of on top like noxious revival. Comperable to eternal witness, doesn't cost double green (ouch).

Shrieking Drake / Dream Stalker / Man-o'-War : good for combos, good for value. Most lists run them. Why not here? I think i might be missing something, although I can also agree that maybe they're not as powerful as the other 100 cards currently in.

Verdurous Gearhulk : it's at WORST a 5/8/8 trample, can be a 2/4/4 that buffs Animar 4, not to mention possible Rishkar or Generous Patron synergy. One of the weaker cards in this list imo.

Ainok Survivalist : morph is fun with Animar, 1G for a naturalize, plus free counter on Animar. I think it's worse than nature's claim or reclamation sage though.

Cloudstone Curio : I know it's not needed to combo, but seems like you could generate a lot of value, or a possible combo.

Purphoros, God of the Forge : one R for an indestructible body for ancestral combo, instead of using ball.

Hardened Scales : Double counters on animar, really good turn one.

Deadeye Navigator : forget the infinite combos associated with him, he's a great value card. Problem is paying the double blue, and then the blue to bounce. Also provides built in protection for himself and another card.

Thanks for looking through this whole message.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Theft Deck

3 weeks ago

Ramp: Boros Signet , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Ingenuity (when it comes out...), and Fellwar Stone .

Non Combat Win: Metallic Mimic with any sac outlet and Vindictive Lich , Kokusho, the Evening Star , and/or Gray Merchant of Asphodel . These ETB's and death triggers done on each player's turn ends games fast. Lifegain seems counterproductive... it's not when used right.

Also Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Glen Elendra Archmage + Altar of Dementia / Goblin Bombardment is infinite mill/damage

papids on Animar

4 weeks ago

I had exploration in for a while but found I never had the extra lands to really make any use of it (frequently keep 2 land hands, which makes exploration just a weak mana dork in many cases). I also like my interaction to cost 1 mana usually (been thinking about cutting Glen Elendra Archmage for that reason) but I could see stratus dancer being a good fit as well (need less blue and combos with Cloudstone Curio . I like GEA just because it leads to a pretty simple and clean with Birthing Pod (sac, get Zealous Conscripts , untap pod, sac again to get Kiki-Jiki.

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Glen Elendra Archmage occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.19%

BUG (Sultai): 0.66%