Gisa's Bidding

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Uncommon

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Gisa's Bidding

Sorcery

Put two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield.

Madness (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Gisa's Bidding Discussion

nreinke on ZAMBIES FAM

1 week ago

So this is obviously a zombie tribal deck but many aspects confuse me. What purpose does the 2 of Embalmer's Tools have in the deck? You don't have Throne of the God-Pharaoh in the deck so tapping isn't super useful and you only have 5 total creatures that can be cast from the graveyard so the discount is hardly worth it.I also don't understand the Painted Bluffs in the mana base. You only have 2 colors and aren't even filling out the play sets of your dual lands so what is the point of them?Anointed Procession is a do nothing the turn it comes out 4 mana enchantment. Hardly worth including at all let alone a 3. If you do want to go deep on this you want a 4 of Diregraf Colossus and a few Dark Salvation, other options include From Under the Floorboards and/or Gisa's Bidding and maybe some more embalm.Cryptbreaker is arguably the best zombie in standard and you do not have any in your list as well.Grasp of Darkness, Fatal Push and Anguished Unmaking are fantastic removal spells and should at least appear in your sideboard.

If you want to see my similar build of this deck it is Amonkhet Zombie Tribal

ruy343 on Hedron Homework

1 month ago

This is probably really late, but I'm trying Hedron Alignment out as well. With all the discard you've got going on, are you sure that you don't want to run a few more spells or creatures with the "madness" mechanic, rather than your spirits? Asylum Visitor might work well for this deck, since you have a lot of discard outlets without opportunities to draw. From Under the Floorboards, Gisa's Bidding, Murderous Compulsion and Just the Wind could also give you some breathing room. Nagging Thoughts could help you find and discard your Hedron Alignments faster. Heck, you could even play with Welcome to the Fold, since you have so many ways to discard already built in.

Just some food for thought.

JararoNatsu on Cheap Zombie Horde for Friday Night Magic

1 month ago

Keep in mind that Curse of Shallow Graves is not Modern-legal.

It seems like you want this deck to be rather aggressive. I would at the least suggest Vile Rebirth and Moan of the Unhallowed (Gisa's Bidding works similarly) to get your army started early. Having Army of the Damned as a 4-of is not a good idea, as you may flood your opening hand with them. Having it at a 2 or 3-of and having lower-CMC cards that generate tokens would be helpful.

There's a bit of a contradiction going on in your creature base. You want to have Zombies in the graveyard to cast Skaab Goliath and boost Diregraf Colossus, and yet your creatures hold several incentives for the opponent to NOT kill or block them, or they can't be blocked at all (I am looking specifically at Vedalken Ghoul and Rancid Rats here, and I can never talk smack about Diregraf Captain because I love it too much). If you want to set up Goliath/Colossus, you may want to find different creatures or get some cards that send your own cards to the graveyard (the latter can be rather expensive, though).

Also, I feel like Skinrender would be a really good card to have in this deck, as would both Butcher Ghoul and Carrion Feeder (can also get creatures into your graveyard).

Hope this helps!

1501vandgarr on Esper Zombies

1 month ago

if you're looking for more of a token strategy, consider things like From Under the Floorboards, Dark Salvation and Gisa's Bidding.

cromulorf on Zombo Combo

1 month ago

@carter127

I'm sure there's a build that could make good use of Prized Amalgam, I would probably substitute Stir the Sands and Gisa's Bidding. Worth testing!

nreinke on B/W Zombies

1 month ago

You definitely want to include Diregraf Colossus in any zombie tribal with 20+ zombies.

You also have few cards that come back from the graveyard easily, so cryptbreaker is fairly weak due to a lack of good discard option. He of course still is card advantage if you aren't attacking with your zombies but this deck looks like it wants to be aggressive. If you want to more fully utilize him, I would consider including Haunted Dead and Prized Amalgam.

Other cards to consider since you appear to be desiring the mass pump rout with Lord of the Accursed and In Oketra's Name include Gisa's Bidding, From Under the Floorboards, and Dark Salvation.

Feel Free to check out my similar brew Amonkhet Zombie Tribal

Wino on Aren't You Dead Yet?

4 months ago

Thanks for the comment TheRedGoat!!

In a previous version of this deck I had played From Under the Floorboards but I had found it not so cool... yes you gain life and put minimum 3 zombies but they entered tapped and the madness cost is to high because you have to pay 2 black mana for the activation and then x mana... with this deck I found it too slow.. so I decided to put 2 Gisa's Bidding that provides me 2 active zombies.

Honestly I like a lot Gisa and Geralf and I still consider to put it in this deck... the same,me for Shamble Back.

Graf Harvest is good but I think that I don't need it.Geralf's Masterpiece is awesome but slow because I need to pay 4 to reanimate it and then discard 3 cards.. in game I have, if i'm lucky, 6/7 lands so I can't activate madness ability of the card that I discard for example.. but still a 7/7 flyer... I don't know I have to think about it!

Compelling Deterrence: I don't like much this card..Also I have to think about Ruinous Path instead of To the Slaughter.

TheRedGoat on Aren't You Dead Yet?

4 months ago

So have you never considered Compelling Deterrence for this deck before? Or Ruinous Path? I only mention these as alternative methods to dealing with the Walker problem that doesn't require white. If that works better for you by all means keep at it.

Also, in this type of build would you consider From Under the Floorboards a better version of Gisa's Bidding or just a more expensive one?

Other stuff I see missing from here, but have thought about for my own possible zombie build, which incites my interest include:

Geralf's Masterpiece

Gisa and Geralf

Graf Harvest

Shamble Back?

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