Today's card holds the distinction of being the
only one-mana creature with infect. Even Vector
Asp has to pay B to get infect, so if you're
playing infect and you want speed, you need
green and you need Glistener Elf. The synergy
infect has with pump spells pretty much already
guaranteed that the best aggro-infect builds
were based in green-- Glistener Elf just cements
Recently, I was rather amused to hear someone
describe River Boa as "only a ten-turn clock."
That's exactly what Glistener Elf is, and it's
already been adopted by green infect decks. It's
worth noting the difference, though, which is
that only costing one mana lets you hit your
opponent before they're ready to defend
themselves - ten turns from the first turn is a
shorter time than ten turns from the second
turn. I used to have a deck that used Might of
Old Krosa to try and attack with a ten-power
creature on my second turn, but Glistener Elf
makes that deck look like the proverbial
Today's card of the day is Glistener Elf which
is a one mana 1/1 Green elf with Infect making
it a very early threat in any format.
Green can quickly power up the 1/1 with Giant
Growth style effects to place a large number of
poison counters on an opponent and allow you to
start the game with a big advantage. This
makes Infect decks a faster and a much more
likely opponent to see in the tournament scene.
Overall a one mana card that can lead into a
turn two seven or eight poison counters,
depending on the colors of the deck, is
impressive enough to merit slots in any Infect
deck that can run it.
For Limited this is a common that can be drafted
before rares if the rare is weak enough and in
multiples makes for very impressive early game
potential. Support when building the
Sealed deck or drafting in Booster should
include anything that increases power such as
instants and equipments and of course other
cards with Infect and Proliferate.
Definitely worth drafting in the slots where
larger creatures might be chosen and one mana
1/1 creatures are almost always good in the
format, let alone one with Infect. Playing
Infect on the first turn can create a much
larger advantage than a normal 1/1 as in the
format it often takes several turns to even play
a defending creature.
Welcome to another
card of the day review here at Pojo.com. Today
we are takinga look at Glistener Elf from New
Phyrexia. Glistener Elf is a one green mana drop
for a 1/1 creature with infect.
Elf decks have been around, and they show no sign of
going away. The problem is they continue to gain
more and more powerful creatures and spells that
make them what they are, powerful. This guy is
no exception. For one mana you will be able to
get in some early infect damage to your
opponent, or at least you should. Then, once
thinsg progress late game, you could easily drop
a Joraga Warcaller and/or Ezuri, Renegade Leader
to pump this guy into a real threat. And the
trample granted by Ezuri could easily seal the
game for you.
A very decent card whether it is in an elf deck, or even just
an infect deck.