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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|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Glistener Elf Discussion
The_Big_Elf on Elves
6 days ago
While the infect is a cool alternate win-con, it feels as though it is unnecessary most of the time, and would be lethal without poison counters. I would suggest replacing Glistener Elf and Triumph of the Hordes with more elf synergy cards, such as Elvish Clancaller, Heritage Druid, and Nettle Sentinel. I also feel that Harmonize could be replaced for one of those cards. Also, if your budget allows I'd replace Lead the Stampede with Collected Company. Chord of Calling would also be a nice edition, although I'm not sure what it would replace.
4 weeks ago
So, I've got a couple of suggestions, just off the top of my head that I think could greatly help you out, in both short term and long term:
-1 Nissa Revane +1 Karn Liberated My reasoning here is relatively simple. You're deck isn't focused on life gain and you don't run Nissa's Chosen. Her ultimate is wonderful, if, you can get there. But I think you can remove her because her ultimate is more of a dream than a reality.
-1 Lotus Cobra +1 Fauna Shaman I personally think that the cobra isnt really needed since you produce so much mana as it is. I think Fauna Shaman personally just helps you get there, a lot faster, and additionally its a Survival of the Fittest on a stick. Never hurts to have a second answer in case your first one gets blown up.
-14 Forest +14 Snow-Covered Forest I see that you're going for the Extraplanar Lens answer here which I can greatly appreciate, but since they are much easier to fins now, I would trade out all of your regular Forests for the Snow-covered Forests, or vice versa.
-1 Nissa, Vital Force +1 Asceticism Outside of the fact that we are dropping a same CMC permanent, I think Asceticism is going to do a LOT more for you in the grand scheme of things. Sure, Nissa, Vital Force makes a hasty, 5/5 elemental land for you, but its not something that I would rely on. The same can be said for her second ability. It's a more expensive Eternal Witness card altogether and I don't think it does enough in the deck to keep its spot. Asceticism protects your creatures in a couple of ways which is extremely advantageous in your case.
Garruk's Uprising is just alright. It does some beneficial things, but not consistently. In some cases, I think you're going to find that the card is just dead in your hand more times than you would like. Another use commented that you need to be running more lands, and I think that that is true to a certain extent. Boseiju, Who Shelters All can let you cast an uncounterable Chord of Calling and more importantly, Tooth and Nail. Not to mention there are just other things in your deck that this also greatly synergies with.
-1 Garruk, Unleashed +1 Wirewood Lodge This Garruk isn't really doing anything for you. I think that he performs rather slow, and there are just better things that you can replace him with. We are still on the topic of lands so I think Wirewood Lodge is a pretty obvious choice. That card has an astronomical amount of value.
-1 Collective Unconscious +1 Maze of Ith Pretty easy reasoning. Maze of Ith helps you not take hits from potent creatures and I think that this card is far more critical than Collective Unconscious. You also have multiple ways to draw. It won't hurt to lose just one of them.
-1 Kogla, the Titan Ape +1 Vigor As much as I think Kogla can do some work, I think Vigor will serve you better. He's a literal pain to get rid of and things only get worse from that point forward. Kogla, the Titan Ape has targeted removal and in some cases I think that you may not be able to target some of your opponents more critical creatures.
-1 Deranged Hermit
+1 Gaea's Herald
While Deranged Hermit is good for some token generation, I don't think he does that much else for you. It may synergy with Earthcraft but that's about it. I would remove him and replace him with Gaea's Herald just because that's more pressure you're putting on your opponents' to deal with you.
-1 Earthcraft +1 Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre While Earthcraft is a very good card, I don't think the price tag justifies having it in your deck, particularly for what it does. I think adding in the original Ulamog can do just as much, if not more than Earthcraft can for you.
4 weeks ago
this deck needs more infect >:) turn Glistener Elf is always nice :)
1 month ago
Ashiok, Drifting Dream Show
Legendary Planeswalker - Ashiok
+3: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, each player exiles the top three cards of their library."
-3: You may cast target card in exile without paying its mana cost. Put an infect counter on it.
0: If there are a hundred or more cards in exile, you win the game.
Ashiok has arrived on New Phyrexia and is assisting Jin-Gitaxias and Sheoldred to rend the minds of our hero planeswalkers. But she's not the only planeswalker here with interest in the Phyrexians...
Tezzeret, Planar Guide Show
Legendary Planeswalker - Tezzeret
+1: Create a 2/2 black Phyrexian creature token named Phyrexian Rager with "When this creature enters the battlefield, you lose one life and draw a card.
-4: Search your library for a card and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
-8: Draw cards equal to the number of Phyrexians plus the number of artifacts you control.
Tezzeret claims to have the secret to allowing the Phyrexians to traverse the Multiverse. He just requires the corpse of Venser... currently in the hands of Urabrask.
1 month ago
Mutate is a really interesting mechanic that I expect to find a place in modern, even if it never reaches tier 1. Modern already has some wild 1 drops, and attaching, say Parcelbeast to a Steppe Lynx can start looking cool- its just a question of the right combination being found to power the deck.
I'd focus on low cost mutate cards, 1 drops to mutate them on that either protect a powerful mutate effect or multiply it, and mana dorks as backup mutate targets.
Auspicious Starrix will likely win you the game if your opponent cannot remove it. Gemrazer to back that up will offer a lot of blowout potential. Most of the lower tier mutate creatures could work with the right synergy picks in the rest of the list.
In terms of 1 drops to examine, Glistener Elf and Slippery Bogle for efficient voltron, as well as less conventional voltron like Spikeshot Elder or Vector Asp, Young Wolf returns all its creatures seperated to the battlefield with +1+1 counters, Blistercoil Weird and legendary spell recursion point to a jeskai spellslinger, Signal Pest+ a white go wide list, Arcbound Worker/Servant of the Scale/Simic Initiate/Hardened Scales and +1+1 counters could get pretty out of hand.
Hedron Crab land drop mill is a cute option, Permeating Mass will make people call for the judge, but isn't actually any good. Some +1+1 counter synergies will likely let you abuse some mechanics like Devoted Druid's untap, if you can find the combination.
Keyword piles like Banehound Healer's Hawk, abilities like Figure of Destiny or 'conditional' P/T boosts like Scute Mob could make for a decent beatstick if you can spend two cards on it - Gnarlwood Dryad, Toolcraft Exemplar Wild Nacatl, Loam Lion could all find places in some lists,as they are already efficient and pushing them out of kill range for lightning bolt/anger of the gods may be relevant.
Mortician Beetle with the bat strapped to it is a great casual clock.
None of these are crazy effecient, but building a list of sixty cards that all sorta work together is the heart of brews like this.
All told though, its a bit of a mess where the best bet is to pick two colours with 2/3 mana mutates, and throw them on creatures which protect them while hunting for stirix. Trying to stretch into more colours will pressure a budget manabase very hard. Keeping to mostly green with basic searching to fix for a second colour will ease that process a lot- especially with dorks like Avacyn's Pilgrim or Elves of Deep Shadow.
1 month ago
Sweet, love seeing lesser played commanders. Have you considered Glistener Elf?
2 months ago
Both of the suggested Hubs are subthemes of Stax, but with different connotations. Soft Lock Stax decks limit opponent resources - forcing them to play at a pace slower than the player applying the lock. However, this lock can be feasibly broken by decks that have interaction - e.g. Assassin's Trophy or Krosan Grip. An example of a Soft Lock combo would be Sword of Truth and Justice + Glistener Elf + Tangle Wire.
A Hard Lock Stax deck shuts opponents out of a game by removing any and all access to resources while the player applying the lock has a means of mitigating the lock. Typically, the player applying the lock has no reliable means of outright ending the game - forcing opponents to sit around and wait. An example of an infamous Hard Lock would be Leovold, Emissary of Trest + Teferi's Puzzle Box.
Additionally, Both Hard Lock and Soft Lock are commonly used terms within the lexicon of magic players, see: source under Lockdown. And yes, I have a deck (The Song of Phyresis - it's awesome, you should check it out) that can regularly create Soft Locks on the board, so the Soft Lock Hub would be especially relevant to me. Does anyone else think these hubs would be relevant or useful in describing their own decks? Please post!
3 months ago
I like this idea, but I feel it could be a little wilder, in BUDGET 3 COLOUR (yay!)
If you are playing taplands, Terramorphic Expanse/Evolving Wilds gives budget access to all colours, while tri-lands give access to 3 colours. Naya Panorama combined with Jungle Shrine and basics is about as reliable as your current base.
If you are having trouble with tempo, colourless 1 and 2 drops are good alongside panorama and land searching- if you already run draw spells to look for your combo, making up card disadvantage from Renegade Map isn't backbreaking.
Green gives access to budget fixing and ramp, letting you power out the mace/boss while swapping out the feather/clarion package.
Goblin tokens to go with prospector might help, with Kuldotha Rebirth taking advantage of artifact mana fixing- letting you go wide as a back up plan, letting you fight through the kind of removal these combo decks often have trouble with.
Breath of Fury is a spectacular alternative combo. It also lets you lean into a feather/heroic gameplan with cards like Akroan Crusader/Foundry Street Denizen. Alternatively, a more midrangey list with Brimaz, King of Oreskos or the rabblemasters. Haazda Marshal/Precinct Captain offers a low cost target.
Thorn Lieutenant should be fairly cheap rn.
Proliferate cards are budget and have strong interactions with the deck, doubling mace counters or +1+1s, so a backup plan featuring them and some random 'put a +1+1 counter' creatures will stack up pretty well.
Good luck and happy brewing.