Glistening Oil

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.

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
Unformat Legal

Glistening Oil occurrence in decks from the last year

Tiny Leaders:

All decks: None%

RBW (Mardu): None%


All decks: None%


All decks: None%

Black: None%


All decks: None%

Rakdos: None%

GWU (Bant): None%

GWUB: None%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Rakdos: None%

UR (Izzet): None%

Golgari: None%

UB (Dimir): None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

BRG (Jund): None%

UBR (Grixis): None%

WUB (Esper): None%

RBW (Mardu): None%

BUG (Sultai): None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

UBRG: None%

BRGW: None%

GWUB: None%

Glistening Oil Discussion

Gulinth on Nekusar' s Group Hug of Death

1 day ago

Have you considered giving Neko infect? In my deck I use cards like Grafted Exoskeleton Corrupted Conscience Phyresis Glistening Oil Or add some removal like Sigil of Sleep Also Nightscape Familiar would be very good getting your bigger cards out quicker

Strangelove on Devour For Power

3 months ago

+1 mate!

I think Instead of Magus of the Bazaar and Thirst for Knowledge I like Hermit Druid and Windfall/Whispering Madness/Jace's Archivist.

Also have you considered the classic Simic Sky Swallower? What about Fauna Shaman, Doom Whisperer... or maybe Fathom Mage?

Glistening Oil is a pet favorite.

eternal_adult on Very Hateful Kaervek

3 months ago

I keep going back and forth with Glistening Oil. Phyresis is a must though. Consider it added. I like Phyresis best when I cast it on an opponent's creature as a surprise for the rest of the table.

Grind on Very Hateful Kaervek

3 months ago

cool deck!!
i used to run kaervek as the commander in my RB deck but i have switched commanders, ill probably switch again.
kaervek really shines when he has infect. and your opponents only get to cast 10 more mana worth of spells.
Glistening Oil and Phyresis are good ways to give him infect.

Ismacabre on Syr Konrad, a Grim Business

3 months ago

Thanks for your feedback, Savag3B3ast !

I really like the infect trick and it is one of the first killing mechanics that sprouted on my mind when I started the deck. From that, I only kept Phyresis, mainly for two reasons :

  • Phyresis seems the only "viable" infect spell in the lot to me. The Grafted Exoskeleton seems too dangerous for Konrad (I think artifact removal or ability to kill him by bypassing the shroud/hexproofs artifacts I intend to equip him). The Tainted Strike is nice and cheap but it isn't permanent. There is also Glistening Oil but it's just a time bomb because I have no counter removal in this deck.

  • At the beginning, I tried to build a deck using all (or most) of the mechanics that triggers Syr Konrad. But that idea, as sexually attractive as it was to me, was clearly unrealistic. So I tried to focus more on one or two of them (here I chose Mill and Reanimation, which are highly synergic), while letting a few spots empty for other Konrad relevant strategies. Things like infect or lifelink to cite the most basic examples.

I've been thinking a lot about Neko-Te these days, but I'm still reticent about it's addition in the list. I don't even know why. But I think it would be a killer in your Konrad-Infect deck. I'll be pleased to take a look at it if you would upload it on the site one of these days.

Mortlocke on Apex of Infect (Budget-ish)

3 months ago

beets, Glistening Oil is an interesting card that I want to find a good use for - but the problem of -1/-1 counters just limits it's use to creatures with Undying like Sightless Ghoul - granting you endless undying triggers. I think Glistening Oil would be better used in a Yawgmoth, Thran Physician deck - not yours. In my opinion. What sub-themes are you including in the deck? Infect can't win games alone.

beets on Apex of Infect (Budget-ish)

3 months ago

Mortlocke thanks for the suggestions! i think i will slip Glistening Oil in here somewhere, as i like the fact that it will return to my hand and still let snapdax swing for a kill in two turns if that is who it is attached to. again appreciate all your help! :)

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