Trying again with my Glissa deck with the printing of Trading Post.
Mostly the deck tries to grind out card advantage by trading creatures and artifacts while recurring the artifacts with Glissa.
Birds and Solemn to ramp, with the added card draw from Solemn
Mortarpod is big in this deck, turning all deathtouch creatures into potential kill spells. Also combines well with Perilous Myr and Glissa.
Rancor is also very good here. Again deathtouch and trample is a really powerful combo. It means Glissa is virtually unblockable except by things without first strike or relevant protection.
This deck seems intense lol. I would hate to play against it at FNM.
August 7, 2012 10:10 p.m.
Some thoughts: Maybe some Buried Ruin to get more artifacts back...and cards that go really good with Trading Post like Ichor Wellspring to draw cards (nice artifact to sacrifice), Precursor Golem (again nice artifact or creature to sacrifice), Pristine Talisman (1 mana + 1 life), Mycosynth Wellspring to get your lands out (nice artifact to sacrifice as well :p). Nice deck :)
August 8, 2012 11:28 a.m.
I really like this deck, seems mean. I've had a few glissa builds myself and I've found them really soft to a few cards in the format. Ie...Mirran Crusader , some really aggressive human builds w/ swords, and even that Delver of Secrets Flip ...he seems to be running rampant.
I've found Birthing Pod even as a one of, can really make glissa stronger. As monkey mind suggested Precursor Golem is fun, and I've been toying with Killing Wave lately. It really helps with tokens and the occasional Insectile Aberration Flip Flip
August 8, 2012 12:44 p.m.
I appreciate the suggestions and comments.
@MonkeyMind The Wellsprings don't really fit in the deck I think, or at least not this build of it. I feel that more board wipe effects would need to be added to counteract the adding of non-interactive cards. I could cut the Ghost Quarter for either Buried Ruin or card:Phyrexia's Core. I need to do some testing before adding more colorless lands because the manabase feels a little shakey right now. Precursor Golem could be a great add, hadn't even considered him before.
@jminute14 The deck is soft to Sword of Feast and Famine I know, and any sword on a Crusader is tough as well. Crusader does get countered by Perilous Myr of all things, same with the Aberration too. Ratchet Bomb is my go to answer for tokens, as well as the Aberration again. I had considered Birthing Pod , but dismissed it due to lack of 3's I either wanted to get or sacrifice. That was before I added the Vampire Nighthawk though, so it is worth considering again.
August 8, 2012 5:06 p.m.
Hah, that's funny and it must have been somewhere else that I wrote it because I was definitely thinking it...but Perilous Myr is a must have answer to the crusader. And you're right the abberation falls to it too. Nice synergy with glissa. I noticed the Ratchet Bomb s there, and they're great anti-token and flip card tech...very nice build.