Glissa, the Traitor

Glissa, the Traitor

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Zombie Elf

First strike, deathtouch

Whenever a creature an opponent controls is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

Glissa, the Traitor Discussion

Deathblossom on A cheap deathtouch

1 week ago

Viridian Longbow, Glissa, the Traitor, and Triangle of War are all fantastic (and relatively cheap) upgrades for a deathtouch-focused Golgari list.

Overrun effects (Overrun, Overwhelming Stampede) are also really good win conditions due to the interaction between Trample and Deathtouch.

I know it's expensive, but see if you can trade for a Thornbite Staff.

Hornet Queen and Tetzimoc, Primal Death are under a dollar each, and both of them seem worth testing.

Mortlocke on yeago

3 months ago

Hey boss,

I'm attempting to update the subtype for Glissa, the Traitor, but when I click submit I receive the error message "Please fill out this field" for wizards ID. Not sure what to enter there, please advise.

wallisface on Golgari deatbonnet heirloom mirror

4 months ago

Also, in the list I wrote, Glissa, the Traitor can also bring back Nihil Spellbomb and Chromatic Star, which gives you some pretty decent card draw

Ascarmillion on Golgari deatbonnet heirloom mirror

4 months ago

wallisface I really love your deck list im probably gonna build it, but im not really sure about Glissa, the Traitor its a 3 mana 3/3 that can come back with Unearth is blocker that will make my opponents afraid of attacking because of the deathtouch, but i think i would like a card that brings something back other than Heirloom Mirror  Flip, there might be situations were i could need another creature or maybe even an Unearth on hand or an Infernal Grasp.

what do u think?

wallisface on Golgari deatbonnet heirloom mirror

4 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • your build-around creatures of Deathbonnet Sprout  Flip and Heirloom Mirror  Flip are both incredibly slow cards to get running, so I think you want to be aiming this deck to be something more midrange-orientated than aggro (as a lot of decks will outspeed this interaction). Luckily you're in the right colour-pair for a very interactive and midrange style deck (more on suggestions around this below).

  • Both Jadelight Ranger and Merfolk Branchwalker seem like really bad options here, as they don't particularly help enable anything you're doing. Some better options could be as so: Eternal Scourge feels strong here in that your build-around creatures can exile it, but then it can still be cast, and the process can be repeated, helping you in long grindy matchups. Creatures like Demon's Disciple, Fleshbag Marauder, Abyssal Gatekeeper and Plaguecrafter all seem useful too, for both providing needed interaction to slow down the opponent, while also filling your graveyard with their juicy corpses ready for consumption.

  • I would really, strongly, suggest against you trying to run Orcus, Prince of Undeath in this deck. Him being red is going to push you into three colours, and trying to build a 3-colour deck on a budget while still having it function isn't easy. Secondly, it just demands an insane quantity of mana. For 5 mana he'll get you back a single 1cmc creature... that's pretty lame - without dedicated ramp he's just not going to perform well. I think you have a better chance of making something viable by keeping your plan simple, and that means ditching this guy.

  • I think Call of the Death-Dweller is a decent card to include in the deck, but don't bother with Gruesome Menagerie. It's a LOT of mana and is probably going to cause more deck building restrictions than actually help you out.

Just brainstorming here, but something like the below feels viable to me. Your meta and/or tastes may vary (the list I've built here is with Modern-legality in mind, just because that's the format I know best. Also tried to stay with budget cards) It centralizes around the Sprout and Mirror, but also abuses creature sacrifice with Glissa to accelerate your gameplan, and get Mirrors back if needed:

wereotter on What are the best defensive …

5 months ago

Dread is No Mercy on a body.

Stormtide Leviathan and Blazing Archon simply say "you may not"

Archangel of Tithes and Windborn Muse both have similar effects that make easier to attack someone else, while Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker and Phyrexian Obliterator drive that point home even further.

But if you want the carrot rather than the stick, there's Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant to offer up cards for attacking your opponents instead. And related to Karazikar's goading ability Grenzo, Havoc Raiser can help you keep your opponent open if you're going wide, and Marisi, Breaker of the Coil is that same ability but even stronger as you only need to connect with one creatre.

Platinum Angel and Platinum Emperion make attacking you pointless unless you can also deal with them.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm make an excellent blocker, and both Angus Mackenzie and Lady Evangela offer fog and fog-light effects on your commmander.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails works similarly to Mother of Runes if you have the mana to pour into it, and Giver of Runes will protect something else in a way similar to mom.

Pairing together first strike with deathtouch is always a good method too, Glissa, the Traitor has this on her own, but it doesn't take much work for Kathril, Aspect Warper to do the same.

plakjekaas on What are the best defensive …

5 months ago

Glissa, the Traitor is also very good at blocking

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

6 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

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