Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
Legendary Creature — Eldrazi Angel
Flying, First Strike, Vigilance, Lifelink
Your opponent can't cast spells with converted mana cost 3 or less.
Brisela, Voice of Nightmares Discussion
9 hours ago
Thanks for the feedback taiga277677!
I like the idea of replacing Spontaneous Mutation since i dont have much hitting the graveyard anymore. It was extremely effective in making my opponents creatures useless while i was running a playset of Selfless Spirit.
The reason why i dropped Selfless Spirit was i went up against a RW deck that ran a playset of Glory-Bound Initiate and it was brutal to go up against. The only way i won the round was by dropping Spontaneous Mutation after Spontaneous Mutation on each of his Glory-Bound Initiate and sacking Selfless Spirit for practically no reason until i was able to get Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. So after that game i threw in 4 Glory bounds myself for the early life and to force my opponent to drop removal on it instead of a Spell Queller that could be locking down a very important spell. Now i have been thinking of dropping Aven Mindcensor to add a couple of the spirits.
I dont see the value in nissa over Gid's. Late game top deck he takes a combat phase away from my opponent (as they now have to kill him instead of me) and with protection he helps control the board by rendering one of my opponents creatures useless.
2 days ago
If you're wanting to focus on the Gift, then I think you could eliminate some other combos here. Madcap Experiment, for example, hurts more than it helps, and Fiery Temper (you want to discard creatures). Cut 2-3 Gifts and add 4 Gate to the Afterlife, to tutor for the Gift and cheat Gift into play as early as T4.
Then, put in way more payoff creature cards, with relevant abilities but low P/T that will be improved by the Gift. Things like Thraben Inspector, Noosegraf Mob, etc. Or cheat stuff into play on the cheap: Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Exquisite Archangel. Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. Stuff like that.
Hope that helps! Mention me if I can be helpful.
3 weeks ago
Linvala, Keeper of Silence can be moved to mainboard it is just a great commander card. Also, Sire Of Insanity seems counterproductive with Kaalia seeing how you want a populated hand, because of that I can't stress cards like Bloodgift Demon and Phyrexian Arena enough for this deck. Take out Razia she isn't that good. Finally, you need more ways of getting Kaalia through as without her the deck doesn't work, Whispersilk Cloak is th best option but if you want something cheaper than Prowler's Helm is a decent budget option.
P.S. You could try and go for meld here by including Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light to make Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. Or you could also include Malfegor as a creature board wipe.
3 weeks ago
Any final recommendations before I place my order for the card set?
As much as I've tried to attempt the set with Heartless Summoning, I've run 62 playtests (I've counted), and I've drawn into the card only 8 of the 62 total playtests. Granted, that's largely very unlucky, especially since I was running 3 copies, but the deck seems to function fairly well on its own without it. I'm still going to place an order for at least 4 copies of the card, but I feel it's clunky, since I can typically set a Game-Winning field by Turn 6-8, and still have a fortune of mana left over to activate discards, destroys, and exiles all the way up to the typical final turn.
Furthermore, the -1/-1 or -2/-2 Power reduction of the card actually negatively impacts my standard setup. Most of the time, I end up having an Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Vampire Nighthawk, and typically Brisela, Voice of Nightmares or Griselbrand, with atleast 1 variation of Avacyn by Turn 6-8.
Mind you, this is entirely without Heartless Summoning. Liliana provides adequate Swamp searching, turn to turn, and even if she is targeted and destroyed, the initial Swamp search helps bolster my Mana Count early on. Griselbrand provides excellent card cycling, and Rune-Scarred Demon is fantastic for searching out the other half of Brisela, depending on who I already have out. If Odric, Lunarch Marshal is nuked early, I can always summon another copy, or revive, and suddenly my field is now loaded with anywhere from 3-6 cards, all with any combination of: DeathTouch, Lifelink, FirstStrike, Flying, Vigilance, or even Indestructible.
That's absolutely insane! The only thing I can see that could stop such a setup is a handful of Exiles, or a field nuke.
The deck seems to have insanely reliable clearing, with an adequate number of copies of Despise, Inquisition of Kozilek, Anguished Unmaking, Doomblade, and Blessed Alliance. Should anything manage to get through, I always can rely on Unburial Rites double-casting for revives, or even Bruna, the Fading Light for a free Avacyn or Odric resurrection.
Again, this is all typically relying on winning by turn 6-8, but since I haven't played Modern in a tournament or competitive setting, I'm not necessarily familiar with the average Turn to Win. Like I posted in the description, I largely play casually between friends, and since we run with 40 Life totals, and not the typical 20, Turn 6-8 seems like a decent average, and the deck performs optimally within that time frame.
Any final tips or recommendations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for the continuous input as well @Casmiel. Your recommendations really helped me form this beautiful monstrosity!
1 month ago
Thanks for that.
Marvel decks did not worry me or Argy at all.
With the 2-0 match, in the second game he got all four of his Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger on the field.
I hit one with Declaration in Stone, one with Cast Out, continually blocked one with a melded Brisela, Voice of Nightmares which had Stitcher's Graft attached and, when he finally dispatched that, he couldn't afford to attack with his last one because he was only on four life and I was on 15. I had Sylvan Advocate out, which was pumped up to 4/5.
After it was all over he said, "That's a tough deck to beat."
All credit to Argy. She builds all my stuff.
I must admit that I won't miss the Marvel matchup, due to how dull it was.
1 month ago
I can understand that - Privileged Position and Asceticism are cards I have considered in the past as defense against spot removal. Brisela, Voice of Nightmares also works quite well if I can actually get her out - not saying these would work for you, but just some things to keep in mind.
1 month ago
+1 from my side ;)
1 month ago
That would allow this deck to wreck face even more.
The beauty of this thing is how tall it gets, from Turn 3 onwards.
The Vigilance is tricky for my Opponent, as well.
Then, if they get rid of the equipped Creature, the equipment stays on the field and I can just attach it to something else.
An 8/8 Gisela, the Broken Blade, with Flying, Vigilance, and Lifelink, is a headache.
The worst one by far is a 13/14 Brisela, Voice of Nightmares with Flying, Vigilance, First Strike, Lifelink, and your Opponent can't cast spells with 3 CMC or less.
That's been gg on all but one occasion, for me.