Glissa, the Traitor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

multimedia on Shepherd of Blight

1 week ago

Hey, no Swords with voltron strategy? I wouldn't suggest them if this deck was budget, but it doesn't look like it is.

Other equipment that's good are the Rings. They can continuously put counters on Skullbriar. Kalonia is best because of trample:

Rancor is nice to give Skullbriar trample and more power. As long as it's not exiled it can keep coming back. Glissa, the Traitor has a good ability when you're relying on equipment.

Green Commander staples that are great in any deck playing green:

Golgari Commander staples:

You can take more advantage of Skullbriar to sac with cards that make all players sac a creature:

Good luck with your deck.

Epidilius on 2HG EDH

1 month ago

We play it often, and we start at 60, with the commander damage threshold at 31. Our experience has been that it plays just like regular EDH, except weaker decks get a power boost from having an ally.

The best decks are ones that combo off and win (things like Teferi, Temporal Archmage or The Gitrog Monster) or decks that hurt each opponent (Nekusar, the Mindrazer or Jaya Ballard, Task Mage). While some decks do synergize (my Glissa, the Traitor will clear the board of enemy creatures and my partner's Krenko, Mob Boss will swing wide), it's really a "win-more" synergy, not a "Couldn't have done this without you" synergy. The latest game we played ended when the Kresh the Bloodbraided comboed out of nowhere and did lethal commander damage.

If you want to mix things up, try randomizing who plays what deck. We take all our commanders, lay them out in a grid (ours is currently 8x6) and then roll dice to see what you get (in our case, we roll a d8 and a d6).

PartyJ on Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer

1 month ago

Hey Shadowz6677, thanks for the comment. I have been out of the country for quite some time and was unable to keep track of this site in a decent way.

I have been looking at your deck too and I must say that it looks very interesting. We both strive for the same goal, but using a slightly different approach to get there. So I enjoy looking at your choices in the future to improve my choices. I would really enjoy getting my hands on a The Abyss, but it is so expensive :s

i saw you chose to add Dark Tutelage, which is a great card. It bypasses stax effect that denies us carddraw, something that I prefer to be doing alot ;-)

I have been struggling with Mana Web in the past. Is it really that good to add it? i had mixed results, since it needs the tomb to make it really work. Alone its pretty much a dead card in my meta filled with multicolored decks.

How often did you use Sadistic Sacrament with the kicker? Isn't the cmc (with the kicker) too high to justify a spot in your deck?

Is the artifact hate abundant in your meta to play Glissa, the Traitor?

Best Stax,


dvdn1997 on Golgari Midrange

1 month ago

APPLE01DOJ, i actually found out that Glissa, the Traitor is really hard to come by, so for now i'm gonna stick with Reaper of the Wilds. But i'm gonna get it as soon as i can get my hands on it.

dvdn1997 on Golgari Midrange

1 month ago

APPLE01DOJ, Those are some very good points! I'm deffinitly looking to replace Putrid Leech with Lotleth Troll, that should do some work. Glissa, the Traitor would push the budget a bit but I think you have a very good point, that could very well be worth it.

-4 Putrid Leech, -4 Reaper of the Wilds

+4 Lotleth Troll, +4 Glissa, the Traitor

Should be it right?

APPLE01DOJ on Golgari Midrange

1 month ago

Well as a rule of thumb, the lower the mana curve the better. You don't want uncastable cards stuck in hand.

Reaper of the Wilds is an overall okay card. The 4/5 body is kind of meh for 4 mana (Tasigur, the Golden Fang for example is typically cast for 1 mana). The scry is nice but dependent on board presence. Deathtouch is relevant during board stalls but you could add it to your deck by swapping out Slitherheads for Typhoid Rats if you wanted. What my point is that Reaper doesn't suck but it's not the game winning card you want for 4 mana. You could run Nissa, Voice of Zendikar for less and Creakwood Liege in that slot. Which both have more of an impact.

Lotleth Troll is great because it's quite versatile and removal resistant. It can have some nice synergy with Scavenging Ooze and trample pushes damage through.

Glissa, the Traitor is awesome. She can potentially kill almost everything in the format. A 10/10 Death's Shadow can't beat a first strike deathtouch Glissa.

dvdn1997 on Golgari Midrange

1 month ago

APPLE01DOJ, Thanks for the suggestions! The reason I picked Natural State over Nature's Claim is because I mostly use the card against 3 or 4 cost artifacts and enchantments, so it would be risky to run Nature's Claim. As for the creatures, Reaper of the Wilds was a budget choice for sure, and that makes Thrun, the Last Troll way out of reach. As far as a mixture of Lotleth Troll or Glissa, the Traitor, won't that lower my mana curve too much? I mean I do need some late game to finish things off with. I'd love to hear why you would go for those cards over Reaper of the Wilds

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