Glistening Oil


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

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia Rare

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Glistening Oil

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creatureEnchanted 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.

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0.02 TIX $0.04 Foil


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Glistening Oil Discussion

NewHorizons on Kaervek the Merciless, BITCH!

2 days ago

If you were to only include one infect card i'd choose Glistening Oil or that equipment. Tainted strike by itself if it cant close the game out that turn its just a dead card with no other infect.

NewHorizons on Kaervek the Merciless, BITCH!

3 days ago

Glistening Oil and Tainted Strike seem food if you're willing to play infect. Goes great woth skittles and big dumb monsters like Malignus.

n0bunga on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

4 days ago

Oh I knew full well what you meant with unpredictability used as a way to describe how the deck plays out - that's why I made note of decks using multiple strategies and how they fall victim to being less focused than decks with singular strategies.

As for making the most of a Nekusar deck, he was one of my first generals outside of Precon decks. And I tend to maintain the belief that a general and their deck ought to utilize their ability/strengths, otherwise you'd be just using the colours and have Nekusar as a mere shell.

That being said I've seen people incorporate 5c shells with Nekusar in the 99 as a hidden general. They're neat in their access to all colours. With Nekusar specifically, focus on his strengths. He's built primarily for Wheeling opponents. While wheeling doesn't equate to combat damage, Nekusar Infect is perhaps the most consistent and competitive way to win. gives you access to Molten Psyche, Reforge the Soul, Winds of Change, Fork and Wheel of Fortune; gives you Windfall, Timetwister Wheel and Deal, Twincast Jace, Memory Adept. gives you Megrim, Liliana's Caress, Waste Not, Chains of Mephistopheles, painful quandry and access to Tainted Strike, Glistening Oil and Phyresis. Hybrid colours in this Shard give you access to Whispering Madness, Notion Thief, Phyrexian Tyranny, etc.

Aggressively abusing what your general does, in my eyes, yields the best results of that general. Nekusar is designed to punish your opponents for drawing. A quick, and relatively cheap combo with Nekusar on board is Fork + Winds of Change + Tainted Strike; for you can kill an entire board with lethal infect.

hosshughes on Beds Are Burning - Vial & Thrasios $40 Budget

6 days ago

Oops, I'm behind on comments here.

@The_2ndpanda: I didn't even think about this interaction but you are correct. Great win con! I added Phyresis and Glistening Oil.

@aphexed667: Thanks for the upvote and comment! I just finished an upgrade section that should help with some bigger budget options.

@Jsu: Thanks for the upvote and comment! Really great song!

Delta-117 on Hapatra Poisoned The Well

3 weeks ago

Also I got some more ideas here for you, Liliana's Influence, Tree of Perdition (I'm sure it's easy to figure out why. I know you are against infect for this deck, but you could use this alongside something like Glistening Oil). Besides that however, you could try things like Battle at the Bridge, Profane Command etc on it.

Rhonas's monument, Channeler Initiate, Dusk Urchins, Wickerbough Elder, Worldly Tutor,Flourishing Defenses, Sudden Spoiling, and maybe Noxious Hatchling.

I hope some of these are of some use, too me like 30 minutes to either think of/find these in gatherer lol. I know I gave a bunch of suggestions here worth consideration, and so feel free to ask if your having trouble finding something to swap out for some of these potentially later on.

Iron_Cube on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

3 weeks ago

You could add anything with infect, but if you don't want to, at least Inkmoth Nexus would be great. Maybe Glistening Oil and Necropede could fit.

You should develop your mana base with dual lands including Hissing Quagmire and cycling lands, Barren Moor, Tranquil Thicket, Ash Barrens to add Archfiend of Ifnir.

JaysomeDecks on Nekusar

3 weeks ago

Infect. Glistening Oil, Phyresis, Tainted Strike, maybe even Grafted Exoskeleton. Because Nekusar's ability states that he does the damage, all you need to do is have your opponents draw 10 cards to win. That's a turn plus a good wheel. (Strongly suggest adding Windfall effects, like suggested above)

Glistening Oil is probably the best, as its -1/-1 won't kill him before he's killed everybody else, and if someone else kills him, Glistening Oil returns to your hand, ready for reuse.

goblinguiderevealpls on Politics Schmolitics

3 weeks ago

For a wheel deck you don't run a lot of wheels,

Is this a French list? I can't help but notice the large amount of permission and spot removal, but a lack of board wipes (which are very important for multiplayer spell decks

I would run more wheels and more global wipes, And cut spells that are only good on your commander like Glistening Oil and Helm of the Ghastlord

What I learned from my years of playing nekusar is that a wheel deck works best when it functions without nekusar and he is simply a bonus, as you are mostly spells,you want the deck to function by itself, And if you took nekusar out of the picture (also common cuz of how common creature removal Is, and after a few casts he gets pricy) then cards like Curiosity, Helm of the Ghastlord, and Glistening Oil become obsolete when you can simply cast a game changer like Evacuation,Cyclonic Rift, Blasphemous Act, Damnation or Toxic Deluge, resolve an Underworld Dreams Dream Halls or Liliana's Caress and chain of wheels for lethal

I would recommend more hard wheels for efficiency, such as Reforge the Soul, Dark Deal, Winds of Change, Windfall as well as ways to copy Memory Jar and Teferi's Puzzle Box as well as any mana rocks such as Copy Artifact, Goblin Welder, Phyrexian Metamorph and Sculpting Steel.

I'd also run more 0 cost artifacts for wheel value such as Mox Opal Mox Diamond Chrome Mox Lotus Bloom Lotus Petal and if you're not on a budget,Lion's Eye Diamond

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