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|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
1 week ago
Glissa, the Traitor was my first Budget Commander League deck.
I primarily built it, without infinite combos, to participate in this league.
I really enjoy the First Strike + Deathtouch, it's an amazing combination.
It was originally a Modular build, around Birthing Pod , then it slowly transitioned into a primarily deck, now I'm trying to move toward more drawing to be able to ramp lands out to have more consistency with Mind Slaver .
Because of the restriction on budget Mtggoldfish.com at $49.58, so it evolves and changes as the prices of cards shift.
Currently, it's core strengths:
Control, sometimes I control the creatures (effectively) of all 3 opponents at the same time. When I get an Executioner's Capsule lock it can be pretty fun.
Recursion, it's good, gets the Artifacts recurring and utilized properly can prosper
No infinite combo, most of my other Budget Commander League decks have build in infinite combos (eg. Brago, King Eternal , Alesha, Who Smiles at Death ) or one shot kills with damage / commander damage ( Heartless Hidetsugu , Animar, Soul of Elements ).
I found ramping into the 10 mana required to recur the Mind Slaver was too slow (1 hour time limit on Budget league games), so instead of just increasing ramp (through artifacts), I've increased the draw. ( Ohran Viper for example)
Damage output, was good at keeping creatures off the board, but didn't have enough offense to do 3 players x 40 damage in the 1 hour, plus I was mitigating other players ability to damage each other. This is what led to the addition of Bonehoard , Nighthowler cards. I lost Blood Artist due to it's price escalating, which sucked, it's key, but I've added Poison-Tip Archer , which is no Blood Artist but he also has Deathtouch and Reach, plus instead of 1 opponent, he hits all opponents.
Glissa, the Traitor is still one of my favorite commanders, she has her strengths, has her weaknesses, she doesn't overload on abilities like Infect (which she could), so I very much enjoy playing her. Golgari () doesn't have enough combos to play cEDH, but in a Budget league, she is an excellent deck.
I have been trying to more move towards Deathtouch as well wherever I can as well, since it kind of plays towards that.
I've been playing this deck for over 4+ years, and never dismantled, only changed as the ebs and flows of the prices increased. If she was $100, she could be much more lethal.
3 weeks ago
Well here is every golgari commander:
For your first deck it is better to stay away from having too many colors. It just makes the deck more expensive and harder to put together, imo. That said if you want other colors then go for it.
Since you want the deathtouch/trample thing I would go for one that already has deathtouch or trample. So here are a few you might really like.
Glissa, the Traitor - generally an awesome stax deck with her being able to kill most anything. Lots of equipment give trample and if they get blown up she can put them beck into your hand.
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons - doesn't have either ability her self but makes tons of deathtouch tokens. It is a fairly easy step from there to give them trample and pump them with any number of green spells. She is also a pretty staxy commander.
Gorm the Great // Virtus the Veiled - I haven't played this pair but I've seen them in a few games. Virtus is devastating... And no one wants to get hit with him so he almost needs to be given trample or other evasion even with Gorm being present.
Sisters of Stone Death - She is a bit different. Technically she doesn't have deathtouch. What she does is better! Add trample and she does her thing while smacking in for a lot of commander damage.
Finale note is power level of these commanders. None of them are considered competitive and Hapatra and Glissa are likely the only ones I listed that could sit comfortably at a high powered table consistently. And your strategy doesn't always work very well in commander. The attack step is usually just not strong enough... Still you should play what you want.
3 weeks ago
Vhati il-Dal could work for the trample portion. Glissa, the Traitor if you run alot of artifacts. Also I'd like to direct you here for a list of commanders as well as a resource for deck building in general.
1 month ago
this is the best list of muldrotha not using a combo to win. Hope you finish it some day. I think Plaguecrafter , Manglehorn , Caustic Caterpillar , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Thief of Blood , Glissa, the Traitor and are some fitting additions (plus additional 8-15 lands) also for slight combo Abundance + silvian library let you draw 3 cards (because you technically would not draw even one instead use the replacement effect of abundance)
uh i really like this list maybe i will finish the copy before you ;)
1 month ago
Mirrodin was actually created by Karn - it is an artificial plane. However, he always carried a bit of phyrexian oil with him that corrupted many on Mirrodin - Glissa Sunseeker was one of the custodians of the plane, but she became Glissa, the Traitor . Memnarch was the original custodian, but the oil drove him mad.
The oil worked best on Mirrodin, because it was artificial - flesh and Phyresis do not mix well. It is entirely possible that other planes may have been infected, but the unique characteristics of Mirrodin place it the most likely for the oil to live long and prosper.^^_^^
2 months ago
I don't have a LOT of graveyard recursion, the main ones being Trading Post , Buried Ruin and Glissa, the Traitor . The real reason I'm using Sphere of the Suns is to fix my mana early on with no conditional clause. Later in the game it's just going to be sacrifice fodder or destroyed by an Oblivion Stone or something so it's okay if it's out of charges :P
I could be wrong, though. I haven't played this deck enough to know how it'll work out, so I'll keep those in consideration! Appreciate the help!
And you've got me thinking about my graveyard now... maybe I'll add an Elixir of Immortality ?
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