Gisela, Blade of Goldnight


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Mythic Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying, first strike

If a source would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, that source deals double that damage to that player or permanent instead.

If a source would deal damage to you or a permanent you control, prevent half that damage, rounded up.

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Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Discussion

BMHKain on Help with a cEDH Boros ...

4 days ago

Recently, two people suggested I use the following 4 cards, which means 4 cards to cut from there.

Sulfuric Vortex

War's Toll


Personal Sanctuary

I dunno how good they are in Boros cEDH, but I still need 4 cuts to put them in. I'm running Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, & I'm using a Stax theme, with what might be a true Hatebear sub theme. So check it out & decide for yourself; as nobody seems to be fixing the Competitive Meter Bug. And yes, I do know it's still useless. -_-'

Good luck. :)

BTW: Here's the deck as a response to the naysayers:

Gisela Purifies the Non-Believers of cEDH Boros

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


BLEATH on Looking for help trying to ...

6 days ago

Seems like a good win-con. I think Gisela, Blade of Goldnight fits more thematically, though as it literally taxes their combat damage.

Dioverse on Aurelia's Arsenal

1 week ago

Hey kellylogs!

I played her a long time, but in my playinggroup, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight often gets Bribery'ed, so i build more themespecific and less around big hitter like Gisela, Blade of Goldnight or Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

but thanks for the recommendation!

kellylogs on Aurelia's Arsenal

1 week ago

If I may be so bold, one boros player to another, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is always a fun time in voltron, I find. Also it completes the trio of my favorite legendary boros angels along with Aurelia and Tiana, but that's just gravy.

SynergyBuild on Aurelia Lockdown Voltron

2 weeks ago

Cool, I'd suggest you learn also if Infect is allowed (or accepted) at your new LGS, Grafted Exoskeleton was one of the best win-cons in the deck prior to Helm of the Host, and I'd say it still might deserve a spot in a voltron-aggro varient, one with more ramp/card draw instead of stax.

Thanks for responding, and good luck to you. I am personally happy you didn't go Gisela, Blade of Goldnight as the RW commander of choice. Aurelia, the Warleader has always been my favorite.

ThoAlmighty on Wait, I can Attack?

2 weeks ago

@TheBloopKing: I feel like you kind of missed the point of Firesong and Sunspeaker. They're not your traditional Boros commanders like Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Iroas, God of Victory. They're a combo deck, mean to gain a bajillion life with a Star of Extinction then kill people with Aetherflux Reservoir. Speaking of Star of Extinction, that's a card you should run.

SynergyBuild on Aurelia Lockdown Voltron

2 weeks ago

I mean, I don't see how this is stax, I see some very good cards, like Gamble, Imperial Recruiter, and Enlightened Tutor, but in terms of prison/stax, you only run about 6 cards: Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Ghostly Prison, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Aura of Silence, Blind Obedience, and Cataclysm.

I'd suggest you drop the cards like Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite for much more powerful stax cards. Also I'd think running some more tutors for Helm of the Host (the instant win) would be useful.

Recruiter of the Guard might also be good, as it is a second Imperial Recruiter.

Other cards I'd suggest you run:

Steelshaper's Gift - fetches Helm of the Host

Open the Armory - fetches Helm of the Host

Godo, Bandit Warlord - cheats out Helm of the Host and also acts as a wincon with Helm of the Host if Aurelia, the Warleader got Nevermored.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben - hurts storm builds and greedy manabases more than your deck.

Glowrider - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Vryn Wingmare - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Ruination - You run enough basics that a 3-4 colored deck will crumble.

Armageddon - Aurelia, the Warleader makes this thing basically a win, as you can probably beat face enough to kill one person before they rebuild, whilst rebuilding on your own. At that point with a couple more stax cards you might be able to drop your opponents all together. Use Ravages of War as well if you can afford one.

Crucible of Worlds - With a lot of land-destruction, or fetchlands, this card gives you constant land drops, allowing you to rebuild like nothing ever happened a few turns after an Armageddon or Cataclysm. Acts as a half Sun Titan in some cases. Strip Mine/Wasteland make it really good too.

World Queller - this card is godly. It can be used as land destruction every turn, and with a Sun Titan or Crucible of Worlds, you might not notice it's effect, but can name planeswalkers while you have none to get rid of a pesky Ugin/Karn/Nicol Bolas. It can of course remove pesky artifacts or enchantments, and still beat face a bit.

Thorn of Amethyst - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Sphere of Resistance - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Cursed Totem - shuts off mana dorks that get around the constant Armageddon effects.

Damping Sphere - hurts Gaea's Cradle, and any deck that tries to storm off will fail.

Trinisphere - This deck has a pretty high CMC, so this card might barely affect it. It will totally hurt the elf player, the storm player, and any other low-cmc player.

Aven Mindcensor - This doesn't affect you, but hurts your opponents fetch lands, tutors, or any other searches.

Luminarch Ascension - Acts as a powerful alternate win condition if you lock out you opponents.

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs - Big Ghostly Prison, makes token decks squirm.

Magus of the Moon - If you run enough basic lands, this card won't affect you very much, because of the artifact mana you have. Other decks may crumble to it.

Blood Moon - see Magus of the Moon

Rule of Law - Shuts off storm, and this deck can abuse it by using cards like Stoneforge Mystic, equipments, Stonehewer Giant, and Weathered Wayfarer instead of casting spells.

Ethersworn Canonist - see Rule of Law

Eidolon of Rhetoric - see Rule of Law


Otherwise I'd only suggest you run some more rocks (Mox Diamond/Chrome Mox/Mana Crypt and all of the legal fetchlands like Windswept Heath, Marsh Flats, Flooded Strand, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, Scalding Tarn)


Cards to drop for this stuff:

Argentum Armor, Extraplanar Lens, Loxodon Warhammer, Mask of Memory, Sword of War and Peace, Tenza, Godo's Maul, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Puresteel Paladin, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Balefire Liege, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Archangel of Tithes, Angelic Arbiter, 2-3 lands.

Otherwise, it terms of lands, drop Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, Temple of the False God, Boros Garrison, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Opal Palace, Rogue's Passage, Clifftop Retreat, and some basic mountains, add the remaining 6 fetchlands, and that should be about it!

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