Glistener Elf

Glistener Elf

Creature — Phyrexian Elf Warrior

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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Glistener Elf Discussion

memdem on Infect

6 days ago

One thing I would recommend is cutting 1 Dread Presence and 1 Deathgazer for a playset of Phyrexian Crusader as that Is a very powerfull card.

Another thing you could do is splashing green for explosive T2 wins If you have the right hands. Combo: Glistener Elf T1 then Invigorate (for free) then Scale Up Then since your Glistener Elf has infect you one shot them.

Have fun with infect, It is a up and down archetype.

StoryArcher on Lighting-fast Mono-Green Infect

1 month ago

The whole point of Infect is to be stupidly, ridiculously fast. This deck is an attempt to lean hard into that fact.

The first step is creating a legitimate Turn 2 win opportunity, specifically the one created by Scale Up.

Turn 1: Forest + Glistener Elf

Turn 2: Scale Up + any combination of buffs equal to +4 Power.

I'm currently trying to decide on the right mix of Rancor and Scale Up - Rancor helps get that damage past early chump blockers, but Scale Up is key to the turn 2 win. Removing Canopy Cover (see below) puts more pressure on the Rancors to help me with evasion.

Exalted triggers continue to add value even in a mono-colored deck (especially with the introduction of Ignoble Hierarch). Including so many mana dorks and going with a mono-colored deck allows me the luxury of going lighter on colored mana-producing lands and I tuck in a Karn's Bastion to help get the occasional stall over the hump.

Any thoughts, suggestions or questions are welcome - particularly with regards to side-boarding in the current environment.


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mynameismawky on Gold Medal in Hammer Throw, 2022 Olympics

1 month ago

This is sweet! Reminds me of the naya hammertime list from a little while back without the Glistener Elf and Inkmoth Nexus. The only thing that I really think you should consider is a one-of Shadowspear. The trample is just so relevant especially given you're going all in on the double strike/one big swing plan. Giver of Runes is a good inclusion here, you may like a copy or two of Faith's Shield? Maybe not - only reason for suggesting is that it would protect a hammer or sigarda's aid in addition to the creeps. Looks like a barrel of fun!

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

RNR_Gaming on Budget Mono Green Agro for FNM

7 months ago

Are you opposed to infect? Also, is everyone else playing on a budget? If they aren't I'd highly suggest switching to an infect strategy. Its fast, cheap green and is a very similar strategy with a much faster clock. Also, the cards/deck could span multiple formats. Things like Glistener Elf , Blight Mamba and Ichorclaw Myr are power houses in pauper...well use to be until fairies and tron got a bunch of new toys...But if you're not into that Thrun, the Last Troll has gotten stupid cheap and is a menace to anything that leans on spot removal and perhaps add in a few Dismember the phyrexian mana only hurts a little ;)

slowsti on Gyome, Master Chef [Budget]

8 months ago

There's a lot of good things going on with this deck already but there's some space for growth. you have a lot of life gain going on with out a whole lot to do with it to push you towards a win condition. First thing I'd do however is try to eek every last ounce out of Gyome I could. I want to preface this by saying I'm referencing a build I'm currently working on called Living your life that utilizes a similar idea to what you're working with here.

first thing I'd do is look at creature recursion. its inevitable that you're going to lose creatures via Sac or blocking. embrace it and take advantage of what Black and Golgari is really good at which is bringing things back from your grave yard. cards like Regrowth , Nature's Spiral , Forever Young , and Gravepurge are all 2 to 3 drop cards that will bring creatures or permanents back from your grave yard for around $.25 each. another great card for this would be In Search of Greatness which lets you put a permanent onto the board during your upkeep with a CMC equal to 1 plus the highest CMC of another permanent you have.

the second thing I'd be looking at is doing something with all this life gain. cards like Sanguine Bond Defiant Bloodlord cause opponents to lose life for the amount that you gained.

now here is where things can get kinda spendy. Exquisite Blood is a pricey card that is the lynch pin in many 2 card infinite life gain life drain combos. it is objectively expensive and would likely be your most expensive card in this deck but would highly recommend it down the road because with it and one of the two cards above sacrificing a single food token (which can be done at instant speed) will trigger this infinite combo giving you the game win. Like I said its pricey so maybe not a purchase for now but I'd look at it for down the road

other things that would be beneficial would be cards with life link like Moldering Karok and something that can spread counters around. I am particularly a fan of Willowdusk, Essence Seer for her ability to put counters on creatures in the amount of life gain. its easy to make creatures 20/20 really fast with her and cards like Ageless Entity which adds counters to itself for the amount of life you gained. those cards both came with the precon that Gyome was packaged with but if you are getting cards from your friend these can be had for under a dollar each.

Finally, just because I like having as many win cons in a deck as I can get, Glistener Elf is a fun card to have as it deals damage in the form of poison counters. pairing it with proliferate spells or doubling spells (which can be pricey so maybe a down the line purchase) can bring a game to an end very quickly. imagine gaining 10 life, having willowdusk and glistener elf on the board with your swift foot boots equipped, putting 10 counters on glistener elf and running her through with Rogue's Passage , another card that is in the witherbloom witchcraft pre con but will only run you .40 if you don't have it, for an instant win.

Lastly get some cards in there that mess with your opponents boardstate. Black is really good at creature destruction either directly or in the form of -x/-x counters and golgari is decent at targeted permanent destruction. It takes up space in your deck but I always recommend having 3-5 creature destruction cards in my black decks and 3-5 recursion cards otherwise magic just feels like playing solitaire until you can draw a win con.

Sorry that was a lot wordier than I thought it was gonna be so if you need clarifications let me know.

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