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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
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.
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.
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
2 months ago
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.
Hope you find something you can use in all that text. :)
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 .
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.
6 months ago
Glistening Oil occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%