Glissa, the Traitor
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

BishopAtavist on Abzan Graveyard Recursion Help

1 week ago

I think I need some more experienced minds to point me in the right direction with my Nethroi deck: Things That Are Not.

I thought I was in a decent spot with it, but then I got my ass handed to me 4 games in a row playing with some more experienced friends. My deck was just too slow to get things off the ground.

I determined that I needed to add in some Dredge and Self-Milling to sped up filling the graveyard. My biggest worry with those mechanics and strategies (which is why I avoided them until now) is that I can only recur creatures with Nethroi, not artifacts, enchantments, sorceries, etc.

My current strategy is to use Fauna Shaman and Golgari Grave-Troll to empty my library into the graveyard each turn. This has seemed to be pretty effective in playtesting, but the potentially issue is that I'm never actually drawing any new, non-creature cards.

I can use Eternal Witness to grab a card from the Yard or Bala Ged Recovery  Flip and I've thought about fitting in Glissa, the Traitor to pull some of the artifacts back out. but what else might you suggest? Would Magus of the Will be a decent option for this? Maybe Creeping Renaissance for Enchantments at least?

What would you cut to add these?

BishopAtavist on "Don't send a spell to do a creature's job" Meren

2 weeks ago

As long as we're talking about Faceless Butcher if you have Dual Nature on the board when you cast him, and you stack the triggers right, you can pretty much exile all your opponents creatures and/or blink all of your creatures that have ETB effects. Putting that into a Glissa, the Traitor deck I'm working on :)

DemonDragonJ on Secret Lair: June 2022 Superdrop

3 months ago

The newest Secret Lair has been announced, and I originally was not planning to even bother mention it, but it does have some excellent cards, so I am making a thread in which to discuss it, after all.

One of the cards being reprinted is Mystic Remora; yes, that is correct: WotC is finally reprinting Mystic Remora, but it is in a Secret Lair, so its price shall not decrease much, if it does, at all. Why must WotC torment the players in such a manner? Why can they not reprint much-needed cards in proper sets, so that they shall be more affordable?

On a more positive note, that new artwork for Akroma, Angel of Wrath is amazing, and, since she is my favorite creature in the entire game, I may possibly attempt to find that card as a single, at some point. The artwork used for Glissa Sunseeker would have been better for Glissa, the Traitor, in my mind. I know that other people have already pointed out this, but Queen Marchesa looks very masculine in that new artwork, and I wonder if that was deliberate or accidental? I am certainly not making any value judgments, but I did wish to ponder that occurrence.

What does everyone else here say about this new Secret Lair? Do you like it?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Nature's Raw Beauty | Savra, Queen of the Golgari

5 months ago

You're welcome.

Cuts seem somewhat hard, as your list is pretty well put together. I found three cards that you could cut to make some room:

Riftsweeper doesn't seem too important. Ist this a meta call?

Masked Admirers is a fine card, but most of the time not worth it. Grave decks usually already have lots of value, so you'll propably not need this.

Glissa, the Traitor is powerful, but you only have 10 artifacts. If any of those get milled, Glissa is great, but Eternal Witness could do the job as well.

With three slots open, I'd add Revel in Riches, Spawning Pit and Pest Infestation. Valentin and Executioner actually seem worse than most of what you're doing here.

Niko9 on Drissgol, Ruthless Pillager

6 months ago

Looks like a very powerful pirate commander, and I love that I finally get to type that sentence : ) I think the effect would be nuts, but in general pirates aren't too powerful (except Malcolm) and that kind of balances it.

The only thing is that I'm usually kind of wary of deathtouch and first strike combo. It's not that it's OP, I mean Glissa, the Traitor is floating around, but it might make a weird meta in casual if there were a ton of creatures with this effect combo.

Deathblossom on A cheap deathtouch

8 months 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

11 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

1 year 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

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