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Thank You all for looking at my deck. Please let me know what you think, and what potential changes i should make. (Besides change glissa) And don't be afraid to comment


Why Glissa

     Glissa is a pet card from her standard block, that after she rotated i made an edh deck after her. The first build always had a recursion aspect of the deck, but that build had a Rusted Slasher. As time went on i upgraded and upgraded, adding and taking away all the swords. So after years of tweaking, and improving we are left with this deck.

So what does Glissa add?

Glissa's recurion ability lets me reuse powerful artifact abilities over and over again. This alone makes her perfect fora shell of Stax edh. Now I am not saying she is perfect, because i know that she isn't, but her effect is powerful and i think she can keep her own against the powerful decks of the format.

The Abyss: This Card, i have a love hate relationship with this card. on one hand it fuels glissa so well, on the other... it kills glissa. a big reason to keep this card is that fact that its non-artifact creatures which has come up a few good times. The lack of creatures in the cedh meta is actually what makes this card good, because what creatures they do play are important.
Chains of Mephistopheles: This card has the ability to stop draw base combos. Plain and simple.
Trinisphere: Cedh is based around one and two drops keeping the curve as low as possible. Punishing their low land count and low costing spells, while building around this effect.
Sphere of Resistance: see above
Thorn of Amethyst: see above
Lodestone Golem: see above
Tangle Wire: This card is about denying resources, making casting spells harder.
Smokestack: Often times making your opponent lose a land a turn is enough to slow them down, while using glissa to break lessen the blow.
Chalice of the Void: Very underrated card. Put this one zero or one can locks some decks out of the game.
Contamination: Thats a nice brainstorm you are trying to cast.
Grafdigger's Cage: A grave hate that also stops yisan.
Mana Web: this with urborg makes it so you either skip your turn or cant do things at instant speed.
Phyrexian Revoker: Stops the most popular commander, and wincon of edh currently
Pithing Needle: Look above
Torpor Orb: stops most creature based combos
Cursed Totem: Stops the other creatures based combos.

Triskelion+Mikaeus, the Unhallowed: This combo is a instant win, Mikaeus gives triskelion undying. Once this set up online you can remove triskelions given counters to ping itself twice (base toughness and mikaeus anthem effect) using the remaining counters to ping opponent, and repeat.
Basalt Monolith+Rings of Brighthearth+Walking Ballista:This is an infinite mana combo to play ballista for a huge number. The way this works is Basalt monolith untap ability is copied by the rings trigger. Untap basalt twice tapping it for 6 mana, netting 1 mana for cycle.
Myr Retriever+Scrap Trawler+Krark-Clan Ironworks: You need Klark-clan Ironworks(KCI) on the field with Scrap trawler. You need to be able to cast myr retriever to do this loop. Now what this loop does depends on the other artifacts in your yard. You need a three drop in your yard to go off with this deck. You sac myr, use its trigger to return a three drop, use scrap trawler to return a one drop, play the one drop scar it to return zero drop, play the three drop, sca it to return myr, and repeat.



While this deck is polished it is still using what cards i have, so making changes may take time to come into effect. This deck still has minor tweaks needed, and i plan to make them to get this deck as best as i can.

Upvote Please

My goals with this deck.
1. Be the featured Glissa list on the tier list
2. Get glissa up to tier 2.5
3. Profit???

Suggestions

Updates

so i made some changes last night including the Contamination package that Abysswalker recommended. i also included loam as another good way to break parity with taxing effects, and i added darkblast as the recurring removal that glissa wants. Looking at you Executioner's Capsule.

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Thorbogl says... #1

Hey there, i'm not really familiar with glissa but i think Executioner's Capsule is just bonkers with glissa, as you can always destroy creatures and take it back to your hand.

August 17, 2017 11:33 a.m.

MillionLittleE says... #2

Thorbogl
Executioner's Capsule is a card i purposefully left out. it is a destroy target nonblack creature, which still seems good, but is slow, mana intensive, and limited. This card is great in a casual pod, but I'm trying to focus on competitive pods, where most creatures i want to hit are x/1. So Darkblast is the card i choose to act as a sudo Capsule. kills creatures to trigger glissa, puts artifacts in my graveyard to fuel glissa, and lets me pick another artifact that may help with whats on board, and not be stuck to returning a removal spell.

August 17, 2017 11:48 a.m.

Drakengard_Sol says... #3

i've played this deck, please no more trinisphere 0/10 -birb

August 19, 2017 1:27 a.m.

MillionLittleE says... #4

Drakengard_Sol Confirmed mad that he lost. Lol

August 19, 2017 4:09 p.m.

Drakengard_Sol says... #5

Nah dude i won that game, 3sphere is just annoying pls

August 19, 2017 5:34 p.m.

MartialArt says... #6

Hey there. As a fellow stax player I want to congratulate you for this wonderful stax build. How about using Death Cloud and Nether Void?

If you want to look at mine: Marchesa Stax - bow before me

August 22, 2017 10:16 a.m.

MillionLittleE says... #7

MartialArt
Nether Void is a good card for stax deck, if you can abuse it. I never thought about it as an option with glissa as she can't get around it. It's a mana leak for all spells including mine, and i can't stop that. Saying that, i feel it's obvious how i feel about that card in here.

Death Cloud is something i could see myself putting in here, but only after pox. So while this card won't make the cut anytime soon, pox might. Currently pox is a soft counter to Ad Nauseam, which i run. So it would take some time to see which has more benefits for me. Maybe i can jam them both in and not get punished, but it will take some testing.

August 23, 2017 9:23 a.m.

T1Glistener says... #8

Hi, I'm pretty new to the Commander format in terms of deck construction: could someone please tell me what "stax" means?

August 23, 2017 7:08 p.m.

MillionLittleE says... #9

T1Glistener Stax seeks to slow down opposing decks through resource denial.

August 26, 2017 3:25 p.m.

T1Glistener says... #10

I've been playing Magic for 4 years and I still can't remember most of the deck names.

August 26, 2017 7:57 p.m.

MRDOOM3 says... #12

+1 from me, good list. Honestly surprised to not see Executioner's Capsule in here, since most to all Glissa decks I've seen include it.

August 29, 2017 3:21 p.m.

MRDOOM3 I actually explained my reasoning for not including capsule. Its one of the comments, to save time I'll just copy paste it here.

Executioner's Capsule is a card i purposefully left out. it is a destroy target nonblack creature, which still seems good, but is slow, mana intensive, and limited. This card is great in a casual pod, but I'm trying to focus on competitive pods, where most creatures i want to hit are x/1. So Darkblast is the card i choose to act as a sudo Capsule. kills creatures to trigger glissa, puts artifacts in my graveyard to fuel glissa, and lets me pick another artifact that may help with whats on board, and not be stuck to returning a removal spell.

Hope that helps explain why I choose to use what I do

August 31, 2017 11:15 a.m.

I apologize if I missed an explanation for this or not, but have you considered running things that can make non-artifacts into artifacts to protect them? Things like Mycosynth Lattice, Liquimetal Coating, and Silverskin Armor can be used to save Glissa from The Abyss and effects like it...I don't know if they would hold their weight in this deck or not, but Liquimetal Coating has saved a few vital creatures for me at critical points in past matches.

September 1, 2017 9:23 a.m.

RavenedFuzz says... #15

I'd try that. Except, without the expensive stuff.

September 7, 2017 5:32 p.m.

ragecat says... #16

stax 4ever

September 8, 2017 2:12 a.m.

Paradox Engine could be really good here, especially with all your Mana rocks. I run it in my Anafenza, the Foremost stax deck. It almost always means a lot of stuff is about to hit the board. Upvote from me!

MOOBS

September 8, 2017 4:25 p.m.

RingoDingo92 says... #18

You gave me some ideas for my Daretti, Scrap Savant deck. That's worth a +1 from me! Awesome deck!

October 11, 2017 1:46 p.m.

RavenedFuzz says... #19

can you explain why Basalt Monolith over Thran Dynamo ?

October 12, 2017 12:47 a.m.

RavenedFuzz yes basalt monolith is a infinite mana combo piece

October 12, 2017 8:54 a.m.

RavenedFuzz says... #21

MillionLittleE I'm pretending to build a Glissa the traitor EDH deck. I don't know much of artifact combos and stuff like that. (real deck)

Atm I have only golgari stuff from Savra, the queen of golgari, but I don't want to run Savra anymore.

I love artifacts and golgari, and this is why I wanna go for Glissa. Maybe more budget than this deck...

Could you explain that combo, please?

October 12, 2017 2:14 p.m.

RavenedFuzz yes i can. You need Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth out on the battlefield and 2 more mana sources. you tap monolith for three mana, then you utap it with the mana it made.the untap go on the stack, at that point you use rings to copy the untap, so now you have two monolith untaps on the stack. first one resolves untapping the monolith, then before the second one resolves you tap monolith for three mana, then finally let the second untap resolve. Then you just repeat, using the second untap mana to play for rings. This combo nets you one colorless mana per cycle.

October 12, 2017 3:20 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #23

Any thoughts on the Winter Orb Clock of Omens combo? Orb shuts down opponent's lands, but you can tap it with clock of omens so that it doesn't effect your turn.

It would also work well with untapping some of your mana rocks and keeping trinisphere from hurting you.

October 12, 2017 8:09 p.m.

Podkomorka says... #24

POP QUIZ: without looking it up, where did the term "Stax" originate?

October 12, 2017 9:06 p.m.

The T4KS (the 4K solution, which was a vintage deck(ST4Ks) or smokeSTAX, depending on the eource. I swear I didn't look this up. ( Well, I did, but before I saw this post.)

October 12, 2017 9:34 p.m.

Podkomorka says... #26

Ok I trust you you got it. Common misconception to say "its from smokestack duh"

October 13, 2017 1:54 a.m.

learn something new everyday

October 13, 2017 9:56 a.m.

Podkomorka says... #28

I like the intentions of this list. You should submit your deck for the Glissa primer! Glissa may become viable as tier 2.5 with new cards, who knows. Your list looks pretty optimized already.

October 16, 2017 11:32 p.m.

Podkomorka this is already the list linked in the edh generals by tiers.

October 17, 2017 9:12 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.96
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, 1/1 Spirit
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-2 Lodestone Golem main
+2 Overgrown Tomb main
+2 Chalice of the Void main
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+10 Forest main
+2 Contamination main
-2 Ichor Wellspring main
-2 Polluted Delta main
+2 Animate Dead main
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-2 Go for the Throat main
+2 Triskelion main
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