Glistening Oil

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Glistening Oil

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature Enchanted creature has Infect. At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on enchanted creature. When Glistening Oil is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Glistening Oil to its owner's hand.

Glistening Oil Discussion

firestorms90 on Yawgmoth Token Storm

3 weeks ago

Slivortal, another "free" spell worth considering is Priest of Gix . Though not as good as the 0cmc creatures because it requires you have mana open to cast it, it does have the added benefit of converting into . It's just a shame it's a human; looping it with Mikaeus would be sick.

I actually hadn't been thinking about using Carnifex Demon strictly to cancel Mikaeus, the Unhallowed 's counters; I'd been thinking to make a one-sided wipe. As I was typing that comment out, I remembered Mikaeus didn't grant undying to himself, thus was vulnerable to Carnifex counters. I want to use Hex Parasite in the deck anyway, both for flavor and mechanical reasons (nuke opponents' creatures while keeping mine around and making a massive Parasite to boot), so it seemed a logical way to keep Mikaeus up and running.

Thank you for spelling out the infinite combo to me. I was very short on sleep when I read your deck's description, so I couldn't really grasp what I was reading at that point in time. When first brainstorming for this deck, my first instinct was to go all in on the -1/-1 counter theme, including perhaps wither and infect, and I failed to notice how sweet Yawgmoth truly is. What's fun is that I was already considering some of the other elements of the combo for the deck ( Myr Sire , Rotlung Reanimator ). I also really like the idea of Archfiend of Ifnir , as it plays nicely with Yawgmoth's second ability, and spreads infection to my opponents.

My build will likely end up much less streamlined than yours, due to the fact that I want a heavy focus on flavor. For instance, while I'm sure there's nothing saying faeries can't seek compleation, I'll probably skip Bitterblossom because, while mechanically it's a strong fit, it just doesn't scream Phyrexia to me (the fact I don't own a copy is further deterrence, lol). I'll also be more inclined to use infect, which is rather surprising, given how much I usually dislike playing against infect decks... but a Phyrexian theme deck without at least Glistening Oil or Phyresis strikes me as lacking. Whether or not I try for a poison counter win remains to be seen, though.

Currently I'm looking at a list of 250+ cards; I spent last weekend moving and hadn't had time at all this week to tinker with my build. Once I get a chance to cull unnecessary jank and get to something a little more reasonable I'll link it and see what you think.

Perfect_Phyrexia on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Have you considered swapping out something like Rite of Belzenlok for Mastermind's Acquisition or a more expensive $ tutor? Mastermind's Acquisition can fetch the Rite from your collection and lets you use a sideboard for stax hoser cards and things like Deathgrip . I'd also recommend Glistening Oil and Grafted Exoskeleton for more infect if you feel like you want to run more. They are re-useable and if you are going for infect I feel like you should just go for it. Its going to tilt people regardless. The Blight Dragon has haste and would be a solid addition as well.

Asyriel on Conspiring with the Lich

2 months ago

The way it should work ideally in a legacy deck, is turn one: Darksteel Relic , Swamp + Dark Ritual + Phylactery Lich . Although this may work as a sideboard option, throw in a play set of Glistening Oil , and you have a turn 2 5/5 infect. Looks fun as is +1

xSindrix on Skullbanging

2 months ago

I like. Few suggestions for ya. Dying Wish and Rite of Consumption let you throw Skullbriar at people.

Forge of Heroes , Guildmages' Forum and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood would give you more lands that add counters to Skullbriar. Karn's Bastion adds more counters assuming he already has at least one.

With Phyresis already in the deck, you might also consider Glistening Oil . Skullbriar's ability won't keep the -1/-1 counters and unlike Phyresis, Glistening Oil can be reused. Rancor would also give you reusable trample.

Forced Adaptation , Ring of Xathrid and Armory of Iroas other potential low-cost +1/+1 counter generators.

Hope you find something you can use in all that text. :)

FloW72 on Slimefoot

2 months ago

Lukas suggestions: Phyresis , Glistening Oil

Gadianten on

5 months ago

Oh yeah, Sun Titan + Gift of Immortality or Fiend Hunter would = infinite counters for your commander. Also Debtors' Knell would work great with Academy Rector or if your feeling very uncharitable you could add Glistening Oil .

MrLizard on Judith, the Scourge Diva Commander

5 months ago

You really want to pump up Judith's ping ability? How about some poison? Grafted Exoskeleton , Glistening Oil , and Phyresis will make judith a scary lady. you can cast Tainted Strike in response to a board wipe to more than likely kill a player.

On the subject of getting more out of your creatures, try some of the undying or persisting creatures. Geralf's Messenger , Pyreheart Wolf , Flayer of the Hatebound , and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed will come back stronger. the other side of that, Murderous Redcap , Furystoke Giant , Puppeteer Clique , Thunderblust , and Rattleblaze Scarecrow all come back weaker, but come back for free, which is nice.

Other than that, I agree with a lot of what multimedia suggests.

Maizena on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer [[PRIMER]]

6 months ago

Thanks for the comment xander11! Infect is awesome! I already run Phyresis , but Glistening Oil is nice too! I don't have more infect cards because I don't want to be too dependent on my commander.

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