Glistener Elf


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia Common
Promo Set Common

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Glistener Elf

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.)

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Glistener Elf Discussion

sylvannos on Help with Black-Green AKH token ...

1 week ago

Devoted Druid and Kitchen Finks seem like other good starting points. I'd also consider playing some of the infinite combos with Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Viscera Seer.

A lot of the creatures with Wither can also be useful. Boggart Ram-Gang comes to mind.

The same goes for Infect. Glistener Elf, Phyrexian Vatmother, Ichorclaw Myr, Inkmoth Nexus, Phyrexian Crusader, Flensermite, and Phyrexian Hydra are probably the ones on-curve. I'd be wary of Infect, though, because it means you're trying to win via both poison counters and regular damage. You could also fall into the trap of being just a really bad Infect deck. Glistening Oil might offset this to some degree, but it's not very good on its own compared to just jamming in more creatures.

Other things include Crumbling Ashes, Dusk Urchins, Everlasting Torment, Blowfly Infestation, Fume Spitter, Scarscale Ritual, Serrated Arrows, and Woodlurker Mimic.

DarkLaw on Which Chandra is the best?

2 weeks ago

I've never actually seen a Pyromaster ult before. I've only ever seen the 0 spammed and the occasional ping on a Glistener Elf or something. Pyromaster isn't for aggro decks, really.

If you are playing burn and for some reason feel like playing "expensive" creatures and planeswalkers (probably not advisable), flip Chandra and torchy Chandra are the only ones you should even consider.

So basically, which one you play depends on your deck. But you'll only play one listed above in the discussion. The other, what was it, 3 Chandras? They're all terrible in comparison.

chosenone124 on Does Dead Weight kill the ...

3 weeks ago

Funkydiscogod, shroud is not functionally undistinguishable from protection.

Suppose I have a Glistener Elf wearing an Ashmouth Blade  Flip. If I cast Apostle's Blessing naming protection from artifacts, Blade would fall off.

In the same scenario, if I were to equip Lightning Greaves, the Blade would not fall off.

Also, blocking and damage are different.

Cicjose on Deathtouch infect

1 month ago

if you want infect you should be running these

Tainted Strike

Hand of the Praetors

Glistener Elf

LeaPlath on Infectious Counters

1 month ago

So one of the issues is your win con is split between damage, and infect. You want to focus on one or the other. For example, dropping Mycosynth Fiend for something like Blight Mamba or Glistener Elf.


1 month ago

How about Glistener Elf?

PickleNutz on Wait, he's a how many/how many?!

1 month ago

The card doubles tokens and counters, and your first sentence explaining the deck said, "Play Rite of Replication or Progenitor Mimic on a Corpsejack Menace to make exponentially stupid counter growth. I've also had fun making tokens of Engulfing Slagwurm and my dudes that assign damage as though they weren't blocked. Szadek, Lord of Secrets gets crazy with this +1/+1 counter build".

Which made me under the impression doubling those counters would be beneficial. The card also works with your commander since when he is cast from the command zone it is in fact counters that are put on him, so if you had a Death's Shadow and a Glistener Elf in your graveyard for The Mimeoplasm, and had Doubling Season on the board, that's a 26/26 with infect you could make.

Parallel Lives will essentially do the same on a budget, at least for the tokens. Vigor is fun too.

Mcspacky on Mardu - Master of Cruelties

1 month ago

As far as sideboard goes it really depends on your meta. At least that's what I try and gear my SB for. Crackling Doom can either be MB or SB frankly depends on preference. If it were me, i'd swap the Unlicensed Disintegration for them because they remove bigger (Eldrazi-Shaped) threats than Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push can. The "sacrifice" keyword can also deal with indestructible creatures as long as they are the biggest. I'd also take a look at Path to Exile instead of Gods Willing simply because Path is one of if not the best removal in Modern. Also happens to be in Mardu colors.

As far as SB goes, look into cards that can beat decks that will punish you. Grafdigger's Cage,Rest in Peace, and Leyline of the Void are gonna hose any graveyard based decks like dredge, and makes Jund unhappy and Storm very weak. Pyroclasm or Kozilek's Return can wipe boards that go wide, Crumble to Dust is great for land-reliant decks like Tron, Stony Silence wrecks affinity's day. More aggro decks are gonna want to have you bring in removal to get rid of their early game Glistener Elf and Monastery Swiftspear or creatures that can get out of hand. I've always found a Pithing Needle or two very useful in my SB as well.

Hope some of this helps haha im really just naming stuff that I've found effective. Literally take a look at other winning decks online and find the in common SB cards and they are usually great choices.

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