Glissa, the Traitor


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

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Lore (V16) Mythic Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) 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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Glissa, the Traitor Discussion

Atuva on Jodah, Archmage Eternal

6 days ago

Have you considered Vorel of the Hull Clade combined with my other suggestions? Ramos, Dragon Engine ; Doubling Cube; Master Transmuter, Composite Golem, Phyrexian Reclamation, and the Talismans (Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress, Talisman of Unity, Talisman of Impulse, Talisman of Indulgence. With Vorel you could also include Gyre Sage. Using Vorel to double the counters on Ramos and Gyre Sage. You could also storage lands like Calciform Pools, Dreadship Reef, Molten Slagheap, Fungal Reaches, Saltcrusted Steppe, Mage-Ring Network, and/or Mirrodin's Core along with a card that transforms lands into a creature, doesn't matter if it's permanent or just temporary, to have Vorel double the number of counters on them while they are creatures. I do this in my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice and it works magic for me. If you're worried about any of these engine cards being limited just add tutors.

Side Note: I totally use Wasteland, Strip Mine, Crucible of Worlds, Ramunap Excavator , Exploration, and Burgeoning in my Glissa, the Traitor EDH deck and those cards are savage together. highly recommend trying them out together in a deck.

garruk3 on GB Lead Elves

1 week ago

I know the ability on her is useless in this deck, but Glissa, the Traitor is a pretty good card. Even if you don't run artifacts, a 3/3 with first strike and deathtouch for 3 mana can kill basically anything you desire it too. Maybe throw Elvish Promenade if you really want to. But it looks like a really nice deck and a fun with to play with! +1 to you.

RedmundR2 on GOLGARI -Delirious, Gorgans Kiss of Death

2 weeks ago

I feel like some of the bigger drops like Visara the Dreadful are more lended towards EDH than the fast format that is modern. And that really hurts to say since Visara is one of my favorite cards of all time, huge gorgon fan here. I would consider more artifacts and Glissa, the Traitor possibly. Deathtouchers can do work with cards like Viridian Longbow or even Sharpened Pitchfork. Although if this list is purely casual and not really meant to win, its probably fine as is. could use some 1 mana removal like Fatal Push though.

DogDownUnder on Glissa, the Hater

1 month ago

Nihil Spellbomb is better in the deck than Bojuka Bog because you can recur it with Glissa, the Traitor whenever a creature dies. So you can exile multiple graveyards and it also draws you a card. Also I am running Sword of Feast and Famine and its very strong especially when it untaps your Cabal Coffers.

enpc on Gravemind

1 month ago

If you're going to go artifact heavy, Glissa, the Traitor could work quite nicely in the deck to suppliment Muldrotha. You also have Wayfarer's Bauble as fart as artifcat ramp goes. No, it's not a creature but it does the same thing as Diligent Farmhand without the need for green mana.

Scion_of_Darkness on Deathtouch Abuse

1 month ago

You're not utilizing Glissa, the Traitor's full potential. Consider replacing Murder with Executioner's Capsule and also add Sylvok Replica. Whenever a creature dies you can return an artifact, and this gives you a suite of removal for many different types of permanents. Mindslaver if budget allows.

Also, replace Lure with Nemesis Mask for the same effect, which is reusuable after the creature dies, but that only applies to the amount of combat damage you are able to apply at any given time. If you're looking for board wipe efficiency, consider Engulfing Slagwurm and Dead-Iron Sledge. Remember, they don't say combat damage... just "blocking or blocked".

Lord_Olga on Deathtouch Abuse

1 month ago

GolgariGreenthumb Vampire Nighthawk was one of the top contenders of this deck, believe me. Ultimately, I ended up filling the 3 mana cost creatures with Glissa, the Traitor and Pharika, God of Affliction because I wanted this deck to have the capacity to survive in the long haul and I thought these creatures would be ultimately more useful.

Avacidal_maniac on Does anyone else get targeted ...

1 month ago

So I used to run a Glissa, the Traitor jank deck where it would just recur stuff to try and eventually ramp into big creatures like Darksteel Colossus or a praetor. that deck got targeted until I eventually had to retire it. Reason was because one of the big creatures was Blightsteel Colossus, which i can understand why people hate that one but it was only one out of 99 and I only ever cast it once, new deck I made is Avacyn, Angel of Hope angel tribal. That one is being hated out so much the only permanents I ever seem to have are lands until they get bounced by capsize or similar effects- for reference my playgroup use the following decks Inalla, Archmage Ritualist combos, the only way this deck wins is through going infinite, most of them revolve around making infinite hasters with Inalla's ability, and i do have Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Blind Obedience to try and slow it down but based on my current predicament they don't last 2 seconds before they get blown away. another uses either Kaalia of the Vast beat down or Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury elf tribal. this guy wins the most and people tend to listen to him whenever he tells them to do anything even though I try the same thing and I get killed within the next turn cycle. the third uses Brago, King Eternal stax. somehow he never seems to get targeted either and if i do manage to play a mana rock to try and get my angels out and if it sticks, he always seems to have a way to shut it down be it a Null Rod or Lavinia of the Tenth

I have made several changes to the deck to try and stop these from happening but it doesn't seem to fix anything. I have tried toning my deck down despite the fact I have never won a game with this deck before. Didn't work. I'm not sure what to do, I need some help

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