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|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Creature — Elf Warrior
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Glistener Elf Discussion
3 days ago
Until end of turn, target creature you control becomes a Wurm with base power and toughness 6/4.
1 month ago
You could do that ModernWalrus, but you'd probably want to add more infect creatures, evasion spells, etc., so it'd be a very different deck. Also, Glistener Elf runs around 80 cents, which means you probably can't do it on a $5 budget.
1 month ago
Death by poison is my spellbook, how many different formats can I play infect in? All of them. It was what drew me into magic originally.
1 month ago
I don't see the "Devastating Speed" portion of the deck. You have no 1 drops. An INFECT deck has NO 1 drops. That's not "Devastating Speed", that's derogatory and slow. You need, Need, NEED Glistener Elf . Or at the very least, Blight Mamba .
Instead of using black kill spells, use spells like Distortion Strike or Aqueous Form to get past blockers. You can also use cards like Simic Charm or Apostle's Blessing to get past blockers or defend against trouble creatures. Vines of Vastwood , Apostle's Blessing , Simic Charm , and Veil of Secrecy can do multiple things as well as protecting your creatures. Pendelhaven is an important part of any Infect deck.
Black is just too slow for even a mildly competitive Infect deck, because EVERYTHING is at least 3 mana, which for an Infect deck is WAAY to expensive mana wise.
@itachi45 Help me out here.
2 months ago
2 months ago
I can see what you are trying to do here, and looking through your description and comments I can see that you are trying to play a safer style of Infect.
Even with this in mind, Infect's main strength is still being on the the fastest decks in the game. I think that you are taking away from that innate strength. I think that you need to splash Green. I understand that this is something that you might want to do, but I think that it will make this deck able to compete with other decks to a higher degree. Getting access to common Infect cards like Glistener Elf and Mutagenic Growth is imperative to Infect as a deck. A t1 Glistener Elf is a really problem, whereas a t3 Phyrexian Crusader is kind of meh. It has infect, but by now you can deal with it pretty easily.
3 months ago
Glistener Elf exist:
Aggro beats control essentially by beating face with efficient creatures/synergies to kill of a control player before they can stabilize. Robots/affinity and infect are very good at killing fast in this way.
combo typically beats aggro by using the interaction between two or more cards as a win condition... and doing it FAST before they can get run over by creatures...so there are lots and lots of 0-2CMC spells to combo out quickly.
Chalice of the Void exists:
A control deck focuses on restricting and denying the opponent's resources or actions. eldrazi is successful because of Chalice of the Void preying on hyper low costed spells allowing for it to cast its huge threats....almost in the same way miracles abuse Sensei's Divining Top in conjunction with Counterbalance
Abrupt Decay exists...
there are difinitly more than just 3 archetypes but generally these basic rules still apply. but the endgame is that the answers are available...no not every deck has an answer to every issue... everything will have its color restrictions like rakdos/grixis being weak to enchantments and such but its that nature of the color pie/game.
i fail to see how the ban list prevents this from working/destroying the Modern format.
3 months ago
A lot of the things you mentioned is just meta calls and personal choices. The two main Spell Pierce is to counteract Burn and control decks. There isn't really a situation where they aren't helpful just in case, and I take them out against decks with fewer spells. I used to play Distortion Strike however I feel like it's not super necessary. 8/14 Infect creatures come with built in evasion, and creature heavy decks where blocking is a problem aren't a bug problem right now. Looking on mtgtop8.com, in the Modern meta for the past 2 weeks we have mostly Burn, Storm, Control, Izzet Phoenix, and Dredge. Other than Dredge, Spell Pierce is far favored over Distortion Strike . Basically the Strike 's are better when the meta has more Humans, Elves, Goblins, Spirits, or Toolbox decks floating around, but currently Pierce is better now.
I used to play Dryad Arbor too but it always sucked to draw. Having a land that effectively enters tapped is unacceptable, and currently, there are no Lilliana players in my home meta. However I'll be bringing my copy to the GP I'm going to in a few weeks. This one is more of a personal choice than anything, but Arbor is usually really good, but I don't feel like it's 100% necessary.
I'll assume "it Kirkland Murder" was a typo for Ichorclaw Myr . To be honest, I thought these guys were kinda trash for a while. However, I experimented with Sultai Infect for around a year or so, and I liked having 4x Plague Stinger . Against decks with more removal, more creatures is better. Plus, he's good swinging into blockers because you don't have to waste pumps to save him in most cases and he's a beast with a Rancor . I would never play more than 2 though.
I don't really like Mishra's Bauble . I haven't tested it but to me it just seems like a waste of space. It doesn't even replace itself as you don't draw until the next turn. After Git Probe was banned, I tested a few different cantrips, including Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , Slip Through Space , and Street Wraith . None of them really suited my needs. Gitaxian Probe was banned not because it draws cards but because it gives "perfect information" about your opponents hand for free. Probe could make or break games because you could see if it was safe to attack or not. Mishra's Bauble doesn't do that or anything even close. I'd rather add more creatures and protection to cushion against removal heavy decks than play cantrips that don't do that good of a job.
Pithing Needle is straight up meta call, but it's actually pretty good. It will stay in my side because I think the Prime Speaker Vannifar decks may take off. It's a decent way to slow down Kiki-Chord decks, as well as Tron and other planeswalkers.
Have you seriously not seen Shapers' Sanctuary in action before? Its powerful. Control players groan when I play it. Often if I have it in my opening hand I play it turn 1 as insurance for a Glistener Elf turn 2 so I can draw into a Blossoming Defense or the like if I need it. I really encourage you to try this out if Control ever gets you down. They're only a dollar, trust me, it's worth it.
Thanks for your comment, I look forward to further discussion!
Glistener Elf occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%