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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.)
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Glistener Elf Discussion
2 days ago
I love this, I didn't realize how much support red would give infect in the pauper world. I'm having a hard time because playing infect without Glistener Elf just seems blasphemous. So I am curious what a jund take on this would be
3 days ago
Most infect decks contain Inkmoth Nexus, Glistener Elf and Blighted Agent, then a bunch of pump spells and protection. The proliferate route is interesting, but also slower. That is the issue, your deck will be slower than much of the modern field, also most of your creatures trade with Lingering Souls, not an ideal scenario. Your card selection is also a little off, Tezzeret's Gambit is a better card than Steady Progress, 2 life is a small price to pay for an extra card, for example. Another issue is consistency, you aren't running any dual lands, so hitting the right colours is a challenge. Additionally you aren't running 4x of most cards, so your chance of drawing them is significantly lower, the odds of Ichor Rats in your opening hand is around 22%.
I think to build a proliferate deck effectively you need a way of symmetrically taking advantage of the effect while punishing your opponent, the obvious option would be to putt +1/+1 counters on your infect creatures or run a planeswalker. You could also use flicker effects to gain multiple triggers from the Ichor Rats or Thrummingbird, cards like Ghostly Flicker and Essence Flux would be what you are looking for.
I hope this is of help, good luck brewing your deck.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
For being cut-throat competitive my vote is that if you are able to win consistently with it then I view it to be a perfectly legit strategy just like any other deck out there.... but winning doesn't exactly equate to being fun.
Whethere its a super fast kill from Mutagenic Growth on an infect creature like Glistener Elf or glass cannon Goryo's Vengeance into Griselbrand or some other insta-win combo..... or an agonizing and painfully long control brew like a Turbofog putting Dawn Charm onto Isochron Scepter and durdling into win condition "X"... my point is sure all decks have there weaknesses and can be hatted out but even win/lose/draw everyone can still feel dirty/unsatisfied afterwards.
But if you run the deck and you LIKE/ENJOY the deck and you have fun playing it then go for it... but the voice of the playgroup Does matter.... i went through a phase where i was all about instant win/oppressive control brews and sure i won a lot but it put a bad taste in my playgroups mouth and the nexst thing i knew i found it kinda tough to even get my friends to play at all.... so we agreed that decks like that sit on the side lines most of the time and try to stick to fair decks that allow for interaction and are more balanced (lots of tribal decks) and its been good for the group as a whole.
1 month ago
id suggest dropping 2 Fume Spitter and add 2 Glistener Elf instead. Fume Spitter is good for getting rid of pesky 1/1 creatures and making things kill able so id keep at least 2 for combos as well. Id also drop both of the Carnifex Demon but if you want to run 1 it wouldn't ruin the deck just hard to get out and affects your creatures as well as enemies. Id keep the Kulrath Knight since its ability is pretty good maybe drop 1 though. Also you should ask yourself how budget you want to keep the deck.
1 month ago
You should definitely play some infect cards like Glistener Elf, Phyrexian Hydra and Plague Stinger. Also, when the Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, Necroskitter combo pulls up, you're hard to stop. Try to get more of them.
1 month ago
Inkmoth Nexus if you aren't on a budget.
One of Infect's main advantages is that its creatures are already really hard to block. Inkmoth Nexus has flying, Blighted Agent is already unblockable, Phyrexian Crusader has relevant protections, and Plague Stinger has flying. Basically your creatures except Glistener Elf are probably not getting blocked, so I'm not sure if Umezawa actually does that much for you.
1 month ago
I had a great idea when looking at Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugative INFECT! I want to run all the 1 power or less infect creatures in Blue and Green....maybe black?, in a deck and see if it works well.
Any ideas of how it should go? I pulled some ideas off of other G, U, B infect decks, but they are not quite what I want since I might skip all the white and black phyrexian spells completely.