Bruna, the Fading Light

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Bruna, the Fading Light

Legendary Creature — Angel Horror

When you cast Bruna, the Fading Light, you may return target Angel or Human creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

(Melds with Gisela, the Broken Blade.)

Bruna, the Fading Light Discussion

Deadpoo111 on Need help with Bruna/Gisela Meld ...

17 hours ago

Recently I got the foil versions of Bruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade . I've been trying to think of fun decks to build around them (With Bruna as the commander) but I can't think of anything. Do you have any interesting ideas.

Quick note: I'm looking for something a little budget friendly and have already tried reanimator and angel tribal

Joe_Ken_ on Choose two Legendary Creatures and ...

3 weeks ago

Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light except they have “Partner with” like the Battlebond legendaries had.

Apollo_Paladin on Serras Descendants

2 months ago

Reya Dawnbringer can definitely go. Suuuper high mana cost & if you're relying on her to fetch creatures the game is probably over anyway.

Bruna, the Fading Light is also extremely high mana cost for a relatively weak ability (compared to cost anyway); and that'd let you drop both Gisela, the Broken Blade . Melding creatures are generally not optimal without a way to search your library for the other half. It's a lot of deck space and mana cost & you can easily win with your other angels well before then.

I'm also not a huge fan of Exquisite Archangel . Her effect is rather good, but I see this card playing better in a Two-Headed Giant game where your starting life is higher than 20. 20 damage is really not a whole lot, and if you're at a point in the game where you're using her exile ability to survive, it's not likely you'll be able to pull ahead even with an extra 20 life.

So, 1 Reya, 1 Bruna, 2 Gisela, and 1 Exquisite Archangel ~~ That's 5 cards freed up right there (as well as dropping some of your higher mana cost cards)

Patdypat on Serra's Playground

3 months ago

Hey Zerraphoon! Nice you want to play an Angel Tribal deck. The main problems with Angels is that they are really hard to cast and that they need indeed serious protection from being removed or worse stolen.

I think if you want to build a Selesnya Angel Deck you want either something that protects or ramps in the Command Zone. So for the first one i would recommend going for Shalai, Voice of Plenty or second category i would recommend Karametra, God of Harvests . Both are decent choices but in your place i would decide on Shalai, cause her protection is really good and on top of that she can be a mana sink with her ability and can buff up your whole squad.

To the other question:

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a decent choice if you want to go the route of casting your Angels and using their already high Power and Toughness to make the even bigger. Most of the time you just need to have 2-3 counter on a 5/5 flying with lifelink and people get seriously scared of you and will try to either politic with you or remove what you have. The benefit of Nissa is that she comes down turn 3 and can hold herself against early aggression with her plant token she can make. Another added benefit is that her ult is not a game winning ult, which means you do get to ult her more than other planeswalkers and it is a decent payoff if you can protect her with your Angels. (Still don't count her into the Draw-category)

Ajani, the Greathearted is also something you want to have in your deck and yes i would cut Heliod any day for it. He gives you not only vigilance for all your beaters but also can regenerate health at a decent pace and ofc does the same thing Nissa does with his minus. He even buffs up your Nissa or Serra and gets them more activations.

Serra the Benevolent is obviously a perfect fit for Angel Tribal decks, flavor and synergy wise. She comes down early enough compared to how she can protect herself. A 4/4 flying vigilance most of the time is enough to protect her at this stage of the game even if she is on 1 loyalty. She should be used to make Angels but her ult is a game changing and can save you a lot of times. Normally you want to make at least one Angel do protect her, considering an empty board on your side and then +2 her till she ults. Her +2 seems kinda meh in the beginning but is decent value and makes quite the difference in a lot of games.

Chancellor of the Annex is an ok card and can be included if you like it. I would not play it cause of the high cmc to cast it later on if it sits in your opening hand. At this cmc you want Angel that remove something or bring something back out of your graveyard: Bruna, the Fading Light , Angel of Serenity , Angel of the Dire Hour , Emeria Shepherd would be examples that are better includes at this cmc spot. The problem is you dont want to much 7 and 8 cmc Angels cause it is not really easy to get to them and a 4 cmc Angel has most of the time more impact on the game bc it protects you and can also beat ppl up or interrupt their strategy like Linvala, Keeper of Silence so try to keep the average CMC down to have more fun with your deck.

Excise seems not that great and should not be included. There are better removal spells or flicker effects in white.

Some more tips:

If you want to got the route of putting counters on your Angels, go for the cards that put one counter on everything and cards that proliferate:

Mikaeus, the Lunarch --> is another Nissa, Ajani Effect on a creature

Cathars' Crusade --> could be something to include in Selesnya

Orzhov Advokist --> can protect you and give you counters

Karn's Bastion --> is always a good include in counter decks like these

Well thats all for now. Make sure to include a lot of Ramp and your typical Instant protection spells, if you want to play a deck like this.

Mullac on Angel Overload

3 months ago

FullmetalWes not OP, but when an angel dies, Bishop of Wings makes a spirit which turns into an angel, creating an 'infinite' effect if you will. Not the best utilisation but it fits the theme.

Also, I would put in 1 Bruna, the Fading Light just to match Gisela, despite Bruna not being that good of a body.

shinyrays on Kaalia Zenith Flicker.

4 months ago

Valzasaurus Bruna, the Fading Light is already on her way. and like 5 other angels for the tool kit.

Valzasaurus on Kaalia Zenith Flicker.

4 months ago

Hmm... Weird, it's still showing up in the creature list as well as commander. Usually you wouldn't list the commander under the creature listing since it's considered in the deck already. I would probably replace it with Bruna, the Fading Light so you can meld Brisela and send Kaalia to the grave and recur her

ManfredManhunter on Sephara test

4 months ago

This is a perfect deck to try to meld.
I'm forcing Bruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade into my mono-white deck even if they dont do anything towards my strategy so you should back me up on this.
INDESTRUCTIBLE Brisela, Voice of Nightmares !!

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Bruna, the Fading Light occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.36%