Glissa, the Traitor


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Lore Mythic Rare
Commander's Arsenal Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Mythic Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Glissa, the Traitor

Legendary Creature — Zombie Elf

First strike, deathtouch

Whenever a creature an opponent controls is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Cardhoarder (MTGO) 9%

0.58 TIX $0.45 Foil


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Glissa, the Traitor Discussion

PickleNutz on Life-death and combos

17 hours ago

As it sits right now, you're completely open to removal and your CMC for the deck is nearly at 3 because of a few cards. In modern, you won't likely get those high cost cards out most of the time because your opponent will aggro your mana combo cards with removal or kill spells. So, you need a good back up strategy that can do a lot of damage without that heavy mana cost or combo reliance. Doing a solid Elf tribal here would help you out a lot, and you can keep Quillspike in the deck as a wincon with Rite of Consumption and Devoted Druid. You can just pump up Quillspike then use Rite of Consumption to deal lethal. If it doesn't work out and gets countered, the other Elves in the deck will still synergize and have a chance to win the game. Especially the Joraga Warcaller and Immaculate Magistrate combo. Then add Shaman of the Pack for a quick shot directly at the opponent. Imperious Perfect can help produce Elves and buffs them. Glissa, the Traitor can pretty much block ANYTHING because of her First Strike and Deathtouch combo. She can also be used to fetch artifacts from your graveyard, for instance.. say.. a Ratchet Bomb.

Spirits on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 week ago

Hi Rzepkanut,

Thanks for the suggestions. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan looks very good, will wait and see what his TCG price ends up being. He is good enough with just himself, and has GREAT synergy with Marionette Master as well as the Modular creatures.

You are correct, my Glissa, the Traitor over time has definitely moved from the Modular synergy, into more of a sacrifice and recursive artifact engine, therefore, I've reset my SLUG for the deck, I feel it's a better presentation of the current build.

Gate to the Afterlife the life is good, but the draw and discard, not that great. It does get more artifacts into the graveyard to recur, but not convinced it's a fast or efficient enough way (even though this format is very slow).

Beseech the Queen is good, but with a $50 Budget "Salary Cap", it can't make it in. Dark Petition is borderline, right now I have a mana problem that needs to be addressed, but this may make it in. Maybeboard for now.

I'll probably try and go the way of more Artifact than less, so Inspiring Statuary may dwindle. Also I think getting the proper mana because the lands are so awful in this format is a higher priority. Like a Wanderer's Twig or something.

Smokestack makes me miss Braids, Cabal Minion, this $50 EDH deck was built around her, it's been sad without her. Hopefully I will get it back working proficiently again without Braids, Cabal Minion but she will be missed. Smokestack at $5+ will be very difficult to make room for, it would have to swap out the Birthing Pod and change the strategy of the deck. I wish it was $1 as Smokestack is Super-All-Star.

Thanks for the feedback!

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

3 weeks ago

CHANGELOG 02/05/17

Thought it would be good to show Simic some love to help define the archetype a bit. Thinking maybe ramp? Also added some stuff to make Selesnya tokens more viable. Thinking Embalm could be good here, as embalmed creatures are tokens.


TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

3 weeks ago

I agree with you in principle, but I am worried that "artifacts matter" cards might dilute the pool too much. I think a better approach is to find colored (and colorless) artifacts that are good regardless of whether they fit into the artifact deck, with a few payoff cards that push the archetype (like Tez, and we could also include stuff like Glissa, the Traitor if we want to open up the archetype a bit). This way you aren't locked into the archetype after your first few picks and you can draft a little less linearly. Also, if we include Glissa, then there is a stronger case for Trading Post I think, since it could also work with the Golgari Sac archetype :)

Also, I think we should include better mana alternatives to match the power level we seem to be moving towards. Shocks plus fetches? If we include fetches, then we have a great opportunity for Blood Moon, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled and Aven Mindcensor. Thoughts?

Alkemik on B/G Infect. Meren of Clan Nel Toth

3 weeks ago

For Flavor you cant go wrong with Glissa, the Traitor, but for a Commander that will actually make stuff happen, I HIGHLY suggest Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

PickleNutz on Elf Party

4 weeks ago

I love elf cards, so I love elf decks. I have one for Tiny Leaders, Modern, EDH, and even elves in a infinite combo standard deck. One thing that I have learned about elves though, you need very certain ones with very certain spells to achieve the greatest success in a game. One combo of cards I really enjoy is Pathway Arrows and Glissa, the Traitor. You can use her deathtouch ability with that card murder creatures, then, if they destroy the Artifact.. Glissa can get it right back! So, if you're running a Green/Black Elf deck, that's one thing to consider.

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