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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.)
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Glistener Elf Discussion
1 week ago
Hey! This looks pretty good! I've looked at making my own Infect deck in the past, and I have found a few cards found that you might want to check out. (They are all Legacy legal) Maybe you have seen them, I don't know. Just thought I'd share. :)
Groundswell or Might of Old Krosa maybe could replace Titanic Growth? Just a slightly lower CMC for a little earlier of a heavy punch. (Hopefully before they get their blockers down) or maybe a Larger Than Life? Same CMC, but has Trample in case they got a cheap blocker down!
And then there is Mutagenic Growth, I know giving up life might sound counter-intuitive, but the possibility to hit for 11 infect Turn 2 (w/ a 1 CMC creature like Glistener Elf) and Might of Old Krosa, Groundswell (or any combination of 1 CMC buffs), and Mutagenic Growth is (obviously) pretty huge.
2 weeks ago
Nice, that means we can play either one or two colors because lands are expensive. Blue/green isn't the best color combination but it's doable, with one of the best options being infect (pump a Glistener Elf or Blighted Agent with stuff like Vines of Vastwood and Become Immense). If you want to do merfolk though, you could do an ~$85 dollar version of it.
1 month ago
Definitely take the Sheoldred, Whispering One and Garruk, Apex Predator out. Get ahold of 4 Glistener Elfs and Mutagenic Growth. There is an Infect Myr as well, but I dont remember what it is. More Titanic Growth as well.
1 month ago
If you'd rather avoid the infect route I'd also suggest Invisible Stalker. Who doesn't love Hexproof+Unblockable in one card! I couldn't tell you how many times (when a boardwipe doesn't happen) that the stalker goes off to deal some serious damage.
1 month ago
Timberwatch Elf is a great card, but it's usually only going to give +2/+2, and 3cmc is a lot for infect to get out. It won't (usually) put a Glistener Elf out of bolt range, and almost never out of Flame Slash territory. I love Seal of Strength because it stays on the field and frees up mana later. With infect, you really want to win super duper fast, and +2/+2 for 3cmc just doesn't seem up to snuff, IMO.
Predator's Strike is nice because of the trample. In pauper, there's a ton of little dudes you have to bowl over. However, if Giant Growth is not in the main, what situation would cause you to side it in? It seems like a slot that could be used for hosers like Nature's Claim.
Also: 21 lands is probably a lot. I have a build that runs 14 forests and 4 Land Grant, because we REALLY need pump spells, and even if your creatures get removed, lands are a dead draw after 2-4 are on the field.
One final card you def want is Gitaxian Probe. Free cantrip and it tells you if it's safe to go for the kill!
1 month ago
Thanks for the up vote and recommendations! I'm new to the Pauper format. I feel Burn is this deck's worst matchup possibly due to it's ability to kill the creatures in response to my pump spells. Depends on the draw, I suppose. I like Timberwatch Elf because it pumps a creature for no extra mana and that can be very important with all the elves (plus Glistener Elf) in the sideboard. Why would you rather lose Giant Growth over Predator's Strike? Also, do you know if there are any fog effects that are for noncombat?
1 month ago
My go-to budget Tron list I recommend to help grind FNMs is:
This gives several utility lands, while also having a good balance of colored mana. The important thing to remember: you absolutely cannot have lands come into play tapped and you will lose games to decks like Burn and Death's Shadow if you have to pay life. The obvious choice is Grove of the Burnwillows for this very reason. However, that obviously will eat your entire budget.
Pinecrest Ridge is probably the best replacement. Not only does it have the option to just tap for colorless and come into play untapped, you can get the or you need to search for Tron pieces or cast Pyroclasm.
This is pretty standard for a Tron list, the exception being Talisman of Impulse. While you don't want to be paying the life against faster decks, having the ability to tap for colored mana and still get Tron on turn 3 is more helpful when you're on a budget. It means you can play multiple World Breakers, add Inferno Titans, or use whatever budget options you have lying around when some of the more expensive fat cards (like Karn Liberated or Kozilek, Butcher of Truth) aren't available. That way, you're not relying a whole lot on cards like Myr Battlesphere or Steel Hellkite.
You need boardwipes. Pyroclasm is especially important because you will lose to a turn one Slippery Bogle is you do not kill it immediately. They will untap on their turn two and toss an umbra on it. By the time you can use another piece of removal, you'll be so low on life that they can simply play another one or get you with Dryad Arbor. The same is true against turn one Glistener Elf. They will use something like Apostle's Blessing to deal with whatever you have once they untap.
You can skip on red and go straight mono-green, but then you just have to accept that you lose to Infect, Bogles, and Burn. If these aren't in your meta, replace Talisman of Impulse with Mind Stone or Relic of Progenitus and the lands with basic Forests and a 2nd. Ghost Quarter.
The All Is Dust is probably the only non-budget card I'd recommend you have because of how much 3+ color decks get BTFO'd on turn three when you slam it. If it's still out of your budget, replace it with a Platinum Angel.
That's 50 cards total. Your last 10 cards should be:
- OR win conditions
- OR removal
Basically, choose a combination of the following that fits into your budget (I put them in order of importance):
- Karn Liberated
- Wurmcoil Engine
- Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
- World Breaker
- Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
- Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
- Sundering Titan
- Relic of Progenitus
- Steel Hellkite
- Spatial Contortion
- Warping Wail
- Myr Battlesphere
Based on what you've posted, I'd recommend something like:
2x Wurmcoil Engine
2x Sundering Titan (you can power this out on turn 3 via Talisman of Impulse and laugh at some Jund player's $2,000 mana base as they concede)
4x Relic of Progenitus
1x Spatial Contortion
All that's left is your sideboard. Based on the above, I'd go with:
2 months ago
Pabs4444 This isn't my deck so I can't make any decisions but I can tell you why those cards are subpar. Larger Than Life is Sorcery speed and costs 2 mana, which makes it practically useless. Blighted Agent and Glistener Elf are far better than Ichorclaw Myr. Besides, Infect usually doesn't run too many creatures so it is unnecessary in colors with better options. Assault Strobe effects can be used in Infect, however it makes the deck more inconsistent and reliant on those cards. After the banning of Gitaxian Probe and the printing of Fatal Push last year, Infect has evolved from more of a rush berserk deck to more responsive. That is why cards like Vines of Vastwood and Blossoming Defense are good.
clayperce This seems great. I have been playing Infect for about four years and unlike most decks here on TappedOut I have nothing demoralizing to say. I highly reccomend Shapers' Sanctuary, but it is in your maybeboard already. If you want, I have a primer for my deck, however I recently added Black and switched to Sultai.
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Anyway, I love the deck. For the glory of Phyrexia!