Glissa, the Traitor

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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

eddywaters1 on Kaiser Permanente (Vaevictis Primal Surge EDH) v.2

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I run Dark Confidant in most of my black EDH decks cuz the card draw is always good to have, especially at 2 CMC. I haven't had a major problem with the life loss, though obviously there is a risk of revealing It That Betrays which is a bummer. I will often pay the 8 life to get 2 extra cards from Sylvan Library, so I kinda see Dark Confidant in the same vein. I still definitely think it's good to have, and have never regretted seeing it.

Elvish Spirit Guide has also been getting the job done in testing so far. Fast mana, even if it's a one time thing, is valuable here as the deck definitely benefits from setting up faster. Getting out a turn one Sylvan Library, Lotus Cobra, Dark Confidant, or even just a signet can set me very far ahead.

I agree that Oracle of Mul Daya would be great in the deck, and I will definitely try to fit that in. Courser of Kruphix I'm personally not as high on. She doesn't speed things up much (doesn't really ramp), the life gain isn't super relevant usually, and her top deck manipulation is pretty limited. I'm trying to leave out things that just let me look at the top of my deck. I left out Vizier of the Menagerie for this reason, and I think he's better than Prophet.

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is a very good creature, and I think I would run it in a non Primal Surge variant of Vaevictis. In this one, where the goal is more to win quickly than to control the field, I'm not sure if it would be the best option most of the time. If I were to put it in, I would probably take out Sire Of Insanity since they sort of take up the same slot, but I'm giving the nod to Sire at the moment mostly because I think he's hilarious, especially when it can turn the game into a chaos warp top decking grindfest with Vaevictis on the field (not the best reason I know, but I'm standing by it for now).

I love the idea of Glissa, the Traitor in the deck, and I will definitely test her out. She seems like a great way to bring back the artifacts I end up sacrificing to Vaevictis, and I can see myself trying out some more relevant artifacts to take more advantage of this.

MCJennings on Kaiser Permanente (Vaevictis Primal Surge EDH) v.2

1 month ago

I'm pretty surprised you're using Dark Confidant, he seems risky with some of your high cmc spells and doesn't have a very relevant body for EDH. Elvish Spirit Guide is only really relevant as a one time ramp. I understand that it's as fast as it could possibly be, but I would think the advantage gained by Courser of Kruphix and Oracle of Mul Daya are far superior- Especially when they help you manipulate the top of your deck to hit more relevant spells & still make land drops.

With 35 creatures, I'm surprised you're not running Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.

I could see some good value from Glissa, the Traitor and a cheap artifact whenever Vaevictis triggers.

Spirits on Budget Thraximundar - EDH $50

1 month ago

Night's Whisper $1.58 is too much, Sign in Blood is $0.18 (and can target opponents), Read the Bones is $0.16 but I don't like the CMC3. Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood definitely the best. Brainstorm $0.70 is even better imo. Ponder is $2.30 so not a great option. Brainstorm/Sign in Blood best for budget. Altar's Reap don't like it either. Costly Plunder also not quite right.

Telling Time also not bad in budget $0.23 lets you scry one to bottom and replaces itself.

Dimir Signet $1.80 is so much. Talisman of Dominance $1.29 is better because it's CMC2. Also, Talisman of Indulgence $0.72. Fellwar Stone $1.25 but less predictable. I think the Signets are great, but $1.80 is tough.

Baleful Strix is $2.95 but pretty amazing, if you free up enough cash for him.

Archfiend of Depravity $1.01 can dominate this format, you've seen it from my Glissa, the Traitor deck.

Displacement Wave slows you down too much I feel, it can give you a Thraximundar alone. You control it with , but it's not going to work in 1 hour format, outside of the 1 hour feel it's pretty weak anyway.

Soul's Fire also feels wrong, a turn you cast Thraximundar you won't have mana for it, only a handful of creatures going to deal enough to be of consequence.

Shrieking Affliction is going to guarantee that 3x players are attacking you, and it's too slow to win you the game.

Nighthowler is a better Wight of Precinct Six (you can run both), he is CMC3, but he also counts your graveyard, and he also has Bestow if you have the extra mana (modular)

Consuming Aberration is a higher CMC, but he can also build the graveyards, remember that time SolomonsEfreet had him out. But high CMC. $1.90 too.

Can up you mana ramp with stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring $0.15,

You have Fleshbag Marauder & Merciless Executioner but missing their good buddy Slum Reaper $0.19.

Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig are great for color fixing and ramping. Wayfarer's Bauble goes onto the battlefield for CMC1 more.

Deadeye Navigator has lots of positive applications in your build, but he's $2.15. I won't list everyone, you can read the LTB/ETB guys, but Peregrine Drake is infinite ETB & infinite mana.

Murder always a nice multi-purpose removal in this format.

Far // Away $0.24 can also be handy.

You're mana source distribution is quite good 24% / 24% / 37% .

Vona's Hunger was pretty good when SolomonsEfreet played it.

Diabolic Tutor for Torment of Hailfire or the other half of Rite of Replication / Gray Merchant of Asphodel win-con.

Dark Petition is $2.32 but can assist with casting the Gray Merchant of Asphodel, I also don't mind Razaketh's Rite because I just cycle it for if it's drawn early on.

Desecration Demon might be fun, he's only CMC4.

I think your fairly balanced too, maybe a little too heavy on Sorcery, sub 1 for an instant or another creature or artifact.

One of the nice things with Thraximundar is you should get left alone early on because your not an immediate threat vs. someone like your Xenagos.

I wouldn't go counterspell (maybeboard has so many), won't work in this format effectively.

Havengul Lich has some recursion built in, but wouldn't say he's really that synergistic with Thraximundar but he can target others graveyards.

He's not a Xenagos, God of Revels but a good serviceable Commander in $50 budget. Crosis, the Purger no way lol, Sedris, the Traitor King would also work but he the same CMC anyway,

Spirits on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 month ago

Hi bushido_man96,

Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig are very good in this format, I do use them frequently in $50 budget decks (example 2C Mardu Alesha, Boros' Crust.

Whip of Erebos is very important in this format, often because combos are less prevalent, and often you will be killed through having your life reduced to 0. Lifelink is powerful in $50 budget commander league. Also, it's an artifact so can avoid removal, plus it allows me to recur creatures like Fleshbag Marauder/Slum Reaper/Merciless Executioner/etc that I can't recur, to trigger my Glissa, the Traitor ability to return my artifacts. Sangromancer to can gain quite a bit of life in an Barter in Blood/Mutilate/Etc type situation.

I did opt-in things like Golgari Cluestone/Horizon Spellbomb/Etc because of draw or LTB triggers as well (on stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring for example. I thought I needed more tutors Razaketh's Rite/Diabolic Tutor but you might be right where I need more ramp now. I'll try and get some reps in, I have 4 $50 commanders now, so i usually randomly choose, but I can select, last season, and this season Glissa, the Traitor runs a 33% win ratio (in 4-player pods), so it is fairly consistent.

Graveborn Muse recently added has been doing tons of work for me, giving Bone Picker a chance now, really like the deathtouch.

Kennsworth on Sultai Partner Artifacts

1 month ago

This is an interesting take on artifact EDH. I notice you have the unique ability to play Glissa, the Traitor because you are playing green. I think glissa is rather strong but is often overlooked due to the lack of green in most artifact lists. Her interaction with executioners capsule, wraths, and many other things I believe justifies her inclusion. The rest of the list looks pretty sweet except I would play Dark Petition over razeketh's rite, simply because I think it's rare that I would want to cycle my tutors and the three mana off of spell mastery is more likely to be relevant when trying to cast what was tutored for. Dark Petition for toxic deluge, cast deluge of spell mastery mana is a real line that I play often.

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All Pillow Fort Cards

1 month ago

griffstick, I'm not sure. The main idea of the list are "Cards that protect you from combat damage", but I've been focusing more on protecting from big swarms of creatures.

That said, I think I might refine the list such that cards that only prevent damage from one creature being good too, like Darksteel Myr, Maze of Ith, Glissa, the Traitor, etc. In your opinion, are cards like that good enough to be worth recommending to fill the role of pillow fort?

Warpath251 on The Sunseeker's Machine

1 month ago

@bushido_man96: In short: normally when dealing damage against multiple blockers you have to assign damage until you reach lethal on a creature, then move on to the other blocking creatures. With deathtouch however, you can simply assign 1 damage per creature (=lethal). So, with a Glissa, the Traitor and Nemesis Mask, you can clear 3 creatures per combat. A pumped up Glissa with Cranial Plating however... then she can kill a lot more each combat.

About the tournament, I would call it semi-cEDH. There were some restrictions in place (such as penalties on infinite combo loops and on non-land tutors etc.). Really helped the game imo... no Grixis storm solo plays of 15 mins per turn. ;)

bushido_man96 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

This is my Glissa, the Traitor deck. I've been tinkering with it for the last few weeks, changing things up and making adjustments here and there, as the original build was not my own. The cards in the maybeboard are on their way, and I'll be subbing some things in and out.


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