Glistening Oil

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Glistening Oil

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature Enchanted creature has Infect. At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on enchanted creature. When Glistening Oil is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Glistening Oil to its owner's hand.

Glistening Oil Discussion

Poseidon31 on +Mister Odric's Home For Peculiar Children+

2 weeks ago

Darksteel Myr is to slow.. Oketra does the same for 1 Mana more, but much much better.

You need Cheap Removal like Fatal Push , Path to Exile or Dismember , so you can kill much faster.

As one Drops I recommend Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize for handdisruption or Nip Gwyllion , Serra Ascendant or Typhoid Rats for an early drop.

Honor of the Pure doesn't hit all of your creatures, Glistening Oil slows you down and Infet Odric doesn't share Infect. So therefore Raise the Alarm won't do much.

Swiftfoot Boots also slows you down. You want to play creatures to share their static abilitys. So stick with creatures, creature removal, hand disruption.

Aerial Responder is like a white Nighthawk. Crested Sunmare for indestructible and many horse tokens, since you have a havy lifelink base.

multimedia on K'rrik's Pact of Cruelty

1 month ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Cards to consider adding that are within the budget here:

Fast mana is great with Krrik because you want quick to play him from the Command Zone. More the better; other ramp to consider adding that's within the budget:

Gravecrawler with Carrion Feeder and Aetherflux Reservoir is a combo to win the game with Reservoir. Feeder because it's a Zombie with Phyrexian mana lets you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard for 2 life. These two without Reservior have other utility such as adding many counters to Krrik since each time you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. Extort ( Pontiff of Blight , Crypt Ghast ) is also good with this Zombie interaction.

Winter Orb because of Phyrexian mana affects you less than opponents. This is vile land disruption. Font of Agonies with Phyrexian mana which can power it both ways getting a lot of counters and letting you destroy a creature for , 2 life. This card can keep your opponents from having a lot creatures on the battlefield.

You're playing a lot of high mana cost creatures which makes fast reanimation ( Entomb , Reanimate ) powerful especially with Vilis and Razaketh. Might even want to consider expanding even more with reanimation. If choosing to attack with Krrik infect is vile. Glistening Oil can be nasty since when a +1/+1 counter is put on him it takes away the -1/-1 counter that Oil puts on him.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Elixir of Vitality
  • Gate to the Afterlife
  • Golem's Heart
  • Luxa River Shrine
  • Profane Memento
  • Staff of the Death Magus
  • Pristine Talisman
  • Bloodhunter Bat
  • Reaper of Sheoldred
  • Demonlord of Ashmouth
  • Curse of Fool's Wisdom
  • Subversion
  • Noxious Gearhulk
  • Diamond Mare
  • Caged Sun
  • Alhammarret's Archive

These suggested cuts are many cards that can gain you life. I don't think you need this many, it's kind of overkill. Pontiff of Blight , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Exquisite Blood and if you choose to add Aetherflux Reservoir are life gaining cards that can also be win conditions. Demon's Horn , Prism Ring , Deathgreeter , Whip of Erebos is a lot of additional cards for life gain. Fast mana is important, and it's missing here. I think it can improve your deck more than other cards that can gain you life. Good luck with your deck.

Caerwyn on Nekusar EDH

1 month ago

Couple changes:

  1. Cut Day's Undoing . Because it ends the turn, Nekusar's triggers will never go on the stack, so you're just wheeling without actually doing damage.

  2. Cut Font of Mythos , Howling Mine , Dictate of Kruphix , Master of the Feast , Horn of Greed and Kami of the Crescent Moon . These cards are actively bad for your deck--you get one (or 2 for font) card for every three (or 6) cards you give to your opponents.

  3. Add Glistening Oil and Phyresis - infect on Nekusar plus wheels can end a game pretty quickly.

  4. Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are solid cards with Nekusar - because you are letting people draw extra cards, they're very likely to find the answers they need to your strategy , making it extra important to have ways to protect Nekusar.

  5. Counterspell and Swan Song are solid cards for any Blue deck.

  6. Helm of the Ghastlord is a solid card on Nekusar causing your opponent to discard whenever they draw. Play a wheel, and they're locked out of casting any non-instant-speed spell.

Hope some of those suggestion help!

apex457 on D's - Commander Nekusar

1 month ago

No infect cards like Phyresis , Glistening Oil , or Grafted Exoskeleton ? They make nekusar and 2 wheels a deathblow to the entire table

LVL_666 on Gattison

1 month ago

I propose maybe a third draft?

The Split Hymn of the Machine Orthodoxy

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

One infect, two infect, three infect, four

We are soon to be compleat and entirely pure

Come along and confess your love for Phyrexia too

Better say it quick, or Atraxa will get you

Makin’ up a mess of fun (x2) Lots of fun for everyone

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

Five infect, six infect, seven infect, eight

Phyrexia's love grows with proliferate

Driving Karn insane extracting his Glistening Oil

Gitaxis , Vorinclex , Sheoldred and Elesh Norn .

We even got Karn's Bastion (x2) We proliferate everyone!

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

Nine infect, ten infect, proliferate more

Everyone's compleat, the Colossus made sure

Hey there all Phyrexians, come along and see

Just how many heretics we can make compleat

Gattison on LVL_666

1 month ago

Okay, here's what I have so far. I tried to keep as many of your ideas and imagery from your first draft as I could, I hope I didn't leave anything out. But if I did, that's why I'm just calling this a draft and not "compleat."

I kinda went with the idea that this is the Phyrexian happyhappyjoyjoy song they always sing to themselves in their heads, no matter what they're doing. Kind of like a quiet, depressing, smotheringly monotonous version of the LEGO movie.

Also (and this is my neurotic side talking, now), as I was trying to sing along at home, I noticed a discrepancy in the lyrics, so I found the full version of them. It has a "secret" third verse, which I used to try and flesh things out more smoothly.

The Banana Splits theme song (full lyrics)

(also known as “The Tra-la-la song”)

The Banana Splits TV show

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

One banana, two banana Three banana, four Four bananas make a bunch And so do many more Over hill and highway The banana buggies go Comin’ on to bring you The Banana Splits Show

Makin’ up a mess of fun (x2) Lots of fun for everyone

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

Four banana, three banana Two banana, one All bananas playing in the bright warm sun Flippin’ like a pancake, poppin’ like a cork Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper an’ Snork

Makin’ up a mess of fun (x2) Lots of fun for everyone

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

Two banana, four banana One banana, three Swingin’ like a bunch of monkeys Hangin’ from a tree Hey there everybody Won’t you come along and see How much like banana splits Everyone can be

Makin’ up a mess of fun (x2) Lots of fun for everyone

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

The New Phyrexian National Anthem (aka "The Phyrexia Lala Song")

Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La

One infect, two infect, three infect, four
We are all compleat and entirely pure
Come along and say you love Phyrexia too
Hurry say it quick, Atraxa's lookin' at you

Like a Contagion Engine
Like a Contagion Engine
We spread our love to everyone!
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La

Five infect, six infect, seven infect, eight
Phyrexians show love with proliferate
Driving Karn insane and making Glistening Oil
Jin-Gee , Vory , Sheol and E. Norn

We even got Karn's Bastion
We even got Karn's Bastion
We spread our love to everyone!
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La

Nine infect, ten infect, proliferate again
Everyone's important here, not just the Blighted Agent
Hey there all Phyrexians, come along and see
Just how many heretics we can make compleat

I hope you like so far, and be sure to let me know if you have any more ideas, or would prefer any changes.

Skulloelegy on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

2 months ago

FadingReality

I was thinking about Glistening Oil and Phyresis for this deck -- Thought it'd put too much of a target on whatever creature I equipped it to, but you have a point. If I have no way of putting counters on my infect creatures it's a moot point anyway. It's one to think about.

I like Flensermite for the lifelink, honestly. With Volrath it'd be an easy way of fueling Unspeakable Symbol at the same time.

FadingReality on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

2 months ago

Grafted Exoskeleton and/or Glistening Oil ? You could cut a weak infect creature like Flensermite . In essence you aren't loosing an infect slot, but you are gaining the ability give anything infect and oil is also recurrable. They also enable you to swing for much more infect damage than you otherwise might be able to. Also if you combine oil with endling, vorapede, strangleroot geist, or something else with undying then they will keep returning too the battlefield over and over again.

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Glistening Oil occurrence in decks from the last year

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