Ghoulcaller Gisa


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Commander 2014 Mythic Rare

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Ghoulcaller Gisa

Creature — Human Wizard

, , Sacrifice another creature: Put X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield, where X is the sacrificed creature's power.

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Ghoulcaller Gisa Discussion

bushido_man96 on Hybrid Moments

3 days ago

Nice theme. I think you should definitely run Ghoulcaller Gisa, especially since you are running both Lashwrithe and Nightmare Lash. Equip one of those to a lowly little token, sac it to Gisa, and go really wide. Repeat each turn.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Death comes to all

5 days ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

DasTree: Because Savra herself, and the various Grave Pact effects I have in the deck, plus the sac outlets themselves allow most of my creatures to trade at better than 1-for-1 with my opponent's, I'm actually usually okay letting everyone draw. Obviously I don't activate it if I've got, say, Erebos, God of the Dead out, but Mikokoro works in a pinch.

Archive seems great, I'll see if I can fit that in, but Jarad is... underwhelming. Don't get me wrong, he's a great general in his own right, but I don't have the other big creatures to fling with him, so adding him would require really revamping the entire creature packages I'm running. Gitrog, similarly, is a good general, but forces me to sac lands, which doesn't get me much advantage.

Grind: Skeletal Vampire is a bit overcosted for what he does. The reusable sacrifice is decent, but I'd rather be playing Ghoulcaller Gisa for that kind of effect. Ulamog is in here because there's a pair of mill decks running around in my meta, otherwise I agree, he's not the best for the deck. The reshuffle is nice on occasion, though. Terastodon's another good card, but like you said... it gives people tokens to sac.

bushido_man96 on gisa and geralf zombie

1 week ago

Have you thought of Ghoulcaller Gisa? With some of the recursion you have, you could really flood the board with zombies.

hoardofnotions on gisa and geralf zombie

1 week ago

looks like a solid deck! I have a couple ideas that i hope will improve your deck!

Nephalia Academy, Radiant Fountain and Waterveil Cavern could be upgraded, maybe Terramorphic Expanse, Nephalia Drownyard, Drownyard Temple, Bojuka Bog

Chronic Flooding, Corpse Churn, Strategic Planning, Forbidden Alchemy, Mesmeric Orb could be a clever way of adding cards to the graveyard

Sol Ring is a stable in commander, more mana rocks? Dimir Signet, Worn Powerstone, Gilded Lotus

Raise Dead dosen't seem strong enough. maybe Beacon of Unrest?

Exhume, Gnawing Zombie, Grave Peril, Gravepurge, Moan of the Unhallowed could be possible cuts

Secrets of the Dead is awesome! maybe swap for or add River Kelpie as well!

Fleshbag Marauder is super good!

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is great!

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon seems out of place

Rise from the Tides seems out of place as well

Call to the Grave is very good

Death Baron, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Gravespawn Sovereign, Lich Lord of Unx, Lord of the Undead, Noxious Ghoul are some zombies that i think could improve your deck!

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet isn't a zombie but makes them and provides a good effect for commander!

Maybe add a some sources of life gain as well, Whip of Erebos is a good one

Havengul Lich is amazing with Rooftop Storm!

GregariousG on Living Tokens

1 week ago

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obitus on Ghoulcaller Gisa EDH

1 week ago

Building a Ghoulcaller Gisa deck is very hard due the fact its a five drop, takes set up, and pretty easily.

That being said, I would tag all your cards into categories and see how the foundation looks. I use the tags #mana, #draw, #fodder, #land, #utility, #token, and #anthem.

Use something similar or the same, make it so that you can easily tune your deck better.

The next to you have to worry about is the cards, you have to careful and watch which way the deck leans towards. Most of the time I see good stuff builds with Ghoulcaller Gisa.

I noticed you had a lot of situational cards in your deck, like Avatar of Woe. It can be used as utility, fodder, and a beater at the same time. But what cost will you pay when you see her?

Personally, I would use Dark Salvation over Empty the Pits.

I would use control, which you have like gravepact. Try adding Contamination to increase the pressure.

This is the way I built my Ghoulcaller Gisa, good luck. I look forward to seeing what you will come up with.

hfvalenz on G&G's B&B

2 weeks ago

Hey man, I'm playing G&G at my LGS lately and they've been running very good, they're the only truly zombie tribal commander in my opinion. There are some cards you should definitely get in your deck:

  • Sunken Hollow and Drowned Catacomb instead of Dimir Guildgate and Submerged Boneyard. These lands will enter the battlefield untapped most of the time.

  • Piranha Marsh should be cut, even a basic Swamp it's better. 1 life means nothing in Commander, an untapped land beats that EVERY time.

  • Unknown Shores fixes your colors, true, but you'll be tapping 2 lands for 1 mana.Sunken Ruins does the job needed best than everything else, but it's expensive. Darkwater Catacombs is a very good alternative, and it's easier to find and much cheaper, since it just got reprinted in C16.

  • Skyline Cascade has an interesting effect, didn't know that one it may worth trying it. I still play Halimar Depths to take a little look on what will be going to the graveyard before casting G&G.

  • I'm pretty sure you're aware of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, but that shouldn't stop me from mentioning it. Does marvels with Zombie Master.

  • Related on the previous Urborg point, it's close friend Cabal Coffers worths every dollar you spend getting it. And while we're talking about lots-of-mana-producing lands, I shall include in this point Crypt of Agadeem and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, since you're more inclined to black than blue. Fatestitcher will untap them and there you go, more mana than can be spent.

  • Wonder, because flying zombies are truly wonderful. Corpse Connoisseur can go and get it right where it belongs.

  • Fleshbag Marauder, just keep casting him and sacrificing himself, get rid of pesky indestructibles or hexproof or whatnot. Works well with your Dictate of Erebos.

  • Convolute and Cancel should go. 3 mana can pay for lots of better counterspells, just to name a few: Dissipate, Dissolve, Hinder, Spell Crumple, Forbid (my favorite). If the double blue is an issue, then you got options as well: Negate, Arcane Denial, Swan Song...

  • Zombie Infestation requires lots of fuel to spawn zombies. Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study will give you lots of cards. Secrets of the Dead will give you an extra one when using G&G's ability.

  • You need reanimation spells. Living Death is a classic one that can act as mass removal as well, but there's also Patriarch's Bidding and Zombie Apocalypse, the most flavorful of the three.

  • Lastly, since I was talking about flavor, G&G on their independent cards aren't that bad, especially Ghoulcaller Gisa. And if you got them both working together, you can spawn a big zombie with Stitcher Geralf and sac it to Gisa for lots of tokens.

Hope any of these helps, though most of them aren't that new of ideas.

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