|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Elf Archer
Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this dealt to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Whenever another creature dies, each opponent loses 1 life.
Poison-Tip Archer Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
Creatures like Farhaven Elf and Sakura-Tribe Elder are great, and I don't mean for them to come out. Others like them that would run well include Burnished Hart , Yavimaya Elder , and Yavimaya Granger . Anything that can sac itself with Meren on the board is a bonus. With the Granger, you just decline to pay the echo cost if it suits you.
I run an Aristocrats package in my Meren build, but you don't have to if you don't want to. But the sheer fact that creatures are going to die a lot over the course of the game does make cards like Zulaport Cutthroat , Blood Artist , and Poison-Tip Archer great for wearing opponents down.
I like Whisper, Blood Liturgist , and think she is pretty strong. I do believe you can sacrifice her to herself to satisfy the trigger, too. I think you are running enough tutors to get to your win conditions on a fairly consistent basis, but I find that playing a deck that is too consistent can tend to get you removed from the table fairly quickly. When I first build my Meren deck, I crammed it full of tutors. As I've gone forward, I've taken more of the tutors out, which takes away some of the consistency, but let's me put more fun things in to play, and provides a fresher game play experience for me. But that's just my experience. Your mileage may vary.
1 month ago
Glissa, the Traitor was my first Budget Commander League deck.
I primarily built it, without infinite combos, to participate in this league.
I really enjoy the First Strike + Deathtouch, it's an amazing combination.
It was originally a Modular build, around Birthing Pod , then it slowly transitioned into a primarily deck, now I'm trying to move toward more drawing to be able to ramp lands out to have more consistency with Mind Slaver .
Because of the restriction on budget Mtggoldfish.com at $49.58, so it evolves and changes as the prices of cards shift.
Currently, it's core strengths:
Control, sometimes I control the creatures (effectively) of all 3 opponents at the same time. When I get an Executioner's Capsule lock it can be pretty fun.
Recursion, it's good, gets the Artifacts recurring and utilized properly can prosper
No infinite combo, most of my other Budget Commander League decks have build in infinite combos (eg. Brago, King Eternal , Alesha, Who Smiles at Death ) or one shot kills with damage / commander damage ( Heartless Hidetsugu , Animar, Soul of Elements ).
I found ramping into the 10 mana required to recur the Mind Slaver was too slow (1 hour time limit on Budget league games), so instead of just increasing ramp (through artifacts), I've increased the draw. ( Ohran Viper for example)
Damage output, was good at keeping creatures off the board, but didn't have enough offense to do 3 players x 40 damage in the 1 hour, plus I was mitigating other players ability to damage each other. This is what led to the addition of Bonehoard , Nighthowler cards. I lost Blood Artist due to it's price escalating, which sucked, it's key, but I've added Poison-Tip Archer , which is no Blood Artist but he also has Deathtouch and Reach, plus instead of 1 opponent, he hits all opponents.
Glissa, the Traitor is still one of my favorite commanders, she has her strengths, has her weaknesses, she doesn't overload on abilities like Infect (which she could), so I very much enjoy playing her. Golgari () doesn't have enough combos to play cEDH, but in a Budget league, she is an excellent deck.
I have been trying to more move towards Deathtouch as well wherever I can as well, since it kind of plays towards that.
I've been playing this deck for over 4+ years, and never dismantled, only changed as the ebs and flows of the prices increased. If she was $100, she could be much more lethal.
1 month ago
I was thinking of making the following changes Add Sidisi, Undead Vizier
These last two would make the combo more consistent and increase the damage it could deal. Redundancy is always good.
1 month ago
Thanks drunktank! I revised it a bit and it's been working great now with 3 Poison-Tip Archer and 3 Slimefoot, the Stowaway . I took out the Doom Whisperer too. Not even sure I shouldn't take out one or both of the Demon of Catastrophes for more removal spells and/or another Incubation Druid .
2 months ago
2 months ago
Have you tried Poison-Tip Archer for an additional life loss engine?
Poison-Tip Archer occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%