Glistener Elf

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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New Phyrexia 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

PickleNutz on Welcome Back

16 hours ago

If you haven't played in twenty years, but want to have an effective budget modern deck, you should probably check out the U/G (Blue/ Green) Infect strategy. Glistener Elf, Blighted Agent, and buffs. It works very well. B/G (Black/ Green) Infect is also a good option since you can use cards like Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek to determine what your opponent might do early in the game.

This deck looks surprisingly strong for what it is, but it lacks the utility that you'll find in modern tiered decks. You might substitute Momir Vig, Simic Visionary for a card like Abundant Growth. It'll cut the cost of the deck and give you an extra draw card spell that can fix mana since you aren't running fetch lands. It's also very budget friendly.

emrakulinsmugglers on Nissa, why are you so sELFish?

2 days ago

destined2destroy

sorry for the vague previous answer, I was in a hurry and was not available to make a more detailed comment. To be honest, I haven't really done much to handle infect. I could run a few copies of ghost quarter to stop Inkmoth Nexus, I could run Melira, Sylvok Outcast to ruin their other creatures, such as Glistener Elf.

which do you think will be sufficient?

Golem_Token on feed varolz

6 days ago

I have a finely tuned Varolz deck that you can check out if you want, but I'll make some more budgeted suggestions.

Nature's Claim is much better than Natural State especially if you're going to kill with infect/general damage.

Check out Vector Asp, Glistener Elf, Plague Stinger, and Viridian Corrupter for cheap, but effective scavenge targets. Be warned that infect strategies wont make you any friends, but it's an effective way to use Varolz. There's also Tainted Strike and Phyresis (works great with Thrun, the Last Troll!) if you scavenge onto non-infect creatures.

Creatures that are good for scavenging (other thank Phyrexian Dreadnought and Death's Shadow):

A good way to get those creatures into your graveyard is to use Buried Alive.

Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are good with Varolz. Remember to scavenge BEFORE you equip if you're using Lightning Greaves because of shroud.

I recommend as many tutors as you can afford. Diabolic Tutor is pretty affordable.

hyperhazard on Toxin

6 days ago

Plague Myr and Glistener Elf are viable for early game, Plague Myr gives ramp and a 1/1 infect body. Necropede also works since when it dies it puts a -1/-1 counter on a creature. Due to cmc cost I suggest having only two Blightwidow and Hand of the Praetors. You seem to want to have a lot of game enders and lords, in infect decks you don't need massive creatures, but just do 10 infect damage to the opponent. Also you could put in Larger Than Life which will be a semi-conditional game ender.

Golem_Token on Scars and Stripes (Ruthless Infect EDH)

6 days ago

I have a finely tuned Varolz deck that you can check out if you want, but I'll make some more budgeted suggestions.

Nature's Claim is much better than Natural State especially if you're going to kill with infect/general damage.

Check out Vector Asp, Glistener Elf, Plague Stinger, and Viridian Corrupter for cheap, but effective scavenge targets. Be warned that infect strategies wont make you any friends, but it's an effective way to use Varolz. There's also Tainted Strike and Phyresis (works great with Thrun, the Last Troll!) if you scavenge onto non-infect creatures.

Creatures that are good for scavenging (other thank Phyrexian Dreadnought and Death's Shadow):

A good way to get those creatures into your graveyard is to use Buried Alive.

Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are really good with Varolz (remember to scavenge BEFORE you equip if you use the greaves because of Shroud)

I recommend as many tutors as you can afford. Diabolic Tutor is pretty affordable.

PookandPie on Mean Green Elves Machine

2 weeks ago

Karametra's Acolyte should be in here, since you are so permanent-heavy in this deck. It'd give you another practical copy of Priest of Titania/Elvish Archdruid/Wirewood Channeler.

In similar vein, Regal Force is a Collective Unconscious you can tutor in green, so I'd highly recommend it. My wife absolutely adores Vigor in her Elf Commander deck, as it basically allows her to rule combat as well as protects against Blasphemous Act and other damage-based sweeps.

No Green Sun's Zenith seems like a bad call. You can add Dryad Arbor so you have t1 ramp without a Llanowar Elves, but it also grabs literally any other creature in the deck for their mana cost + 1, which is superb. Fierce Empath should be in here as well, as it'd let you grab Regal Force or Craterhoof for turns you need gas or want to swing for the win.

Also, is there a reason you're running Collective Unconscious over a repeatable draw engine like Slate of Ancestry?

Also, since you're using Ezuri as your Commander and (hopefully will) have Karametra's Acolyte join your force of multi-mana producers, you need to run Umbral Mantle. Generating infinite mana with the Mantle is good for your deck since your Commander is an infinite mana sink- simply untap all of your creatures and swing for 10k/10k on each creature, etc..

Cards I believe you could drop pretty easily:

Glistener Elf. You're not an infect deck, and having 1 creature that deals a completely different type of damage from all of your other creatures is a horrible idea. If he's big enough to kill someone on his own, you most likely landed Craterhoof or Coat of Arms, which means he is dwarfed by the rest of your army anyway (so he's either worthless of win more, is what I'm saying). Triumph of the Hordes is a little different as it turns all of your creatures into an infect-dealing army, but again, no synergy with Glistener Elf. You can do better than this card, really.

Elvish Soultiller is pretty awful. I would just run Eldrazi Monument which, for the same mana cost, prevents your creatures from dying to begin with, rather than shuffling them into your library and hoping for them later since you don't have reliable sac outlets.

Mul Daya Channelers is pretty mediocre. A Fyndhorn Elder that may not even produce mana when you need it (+3/+3 is hardly anything in Commander)- you can do a lot better with Fierce Empath or Green Sun's Zenith in that slot, I believe (Zenith would allow you to go get Priest of Titania for the same cost as Mul Daya Channelers, while you could pay 1 extra mana and get Archdruid to give +1/+1 to four or more creatures, eclipsing Channeler's +3 buff).

I'd pick either one or the other in Aetherflux or Helix Pinnacle. They don't play well with one another (so if you draw the other while playing, one of the two cards is completely dead). This would allow you to run another tutor, Umbral Mantle, Regal Force, etc., in the slot so you could more reliably win via Ezuri or find the combo piece to begin with in the case of Regal Force.

PickleNutz on Warriors Lesson or Sixth Sense ...

3 weeks ago

I agree with everyone in the comments, Blue/ Green infect really revolves around very specific cards that buff, provide hexproof, Blighted Agent, Glistener Elf and really not much else can be put in or you risk getting stomped on. However, I firmly believe that the fun part of magic is the experimentation with cards. I say give them both a shot playing table top with friends. Start by adding just one to the deck, and if you like its effects add more one at a time. Good luck!

PickleNutz on No Friends? No Problem ($20 Infect\Wither)

3 weeks ago

Interesting take on poison/wither, I personally prefer Green/ Blue infect though, and it's shockingly budget friendly. Turn two or three victories with Glistener Elf or Blighted Agent with huge buffs is super effective. None of my friends let me play the deck, and that's even guys with T-1 netdecks haha. Overall, I like this. I might try out a few of the cards.

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