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|Commander 2015||Mythic Rare|
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Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
Legendary Creature — Angel
Flying, first strike
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Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Discussion
8 hours ago
MagicalHacker I've heard similar things. Ironically, I would never start a new player out with 3 or more colors, especially if they're brewing their own decks. The land base is more frustrating, and often the strategies are more complicated, which stinks if you're still trying to learn the rules. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight was my first commander, and she was linear enough that I could actually start to understand the intricacies of EDH at my own pace. And there are plenty of mono-colored commanders that offer the same learning experience without suffering any loss of effectiveness. Patron of the Moon, Toshiro Umezawa, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Rakka Mar, and so forth. And anybody who argues that mono color generals are less powerful has clearly never tried to take on Talrand, Sky Summoner 1 v 1.
I'm with you all the way. "Fun" for me is defined as a game where both decks did their best, to the extent that it could've gone either way. Heavy Stax and board locks defeat that goal for me. I'd rather lose 100 games straight if everybody at the table is participating and having a good time and is taking the game of MTG lightly as it was intended to be taken.
1 day ago
Hey etheraldreamer, Inexorable Tide is excellent, see where your going there. The reason I don't run it is simply its CMC 5, I'm hoping to already be setup with Mizzix of the Izmagnus around there. Longer term you'll get more value playing a Inexorable Tide.
Austin_Smith_of_Cards, excellent suggestions. Lava Spike + Desperate Ritual + Izzet Guildmage is an excellent kill combo. Adding it to my description above. The only part I don't like is that the Lava Spike, standalone it's not that great. Desperate Ritual although a little under powered, is still borderline playable card. Usually I prefer combos where each card is okay on it's own, but not always, see Pili-Pala.
Stroke of Genius has been on the cusp, for a long time. I keep questioning whether to get it in there or not. Visions of Beyond seems like the best remove for it, but I'm so low on Isochron Scepter targets as is. I've had 2 scenarios in 7 games now where i've had to wait 2 turns to pull an instant with CMC 2 or less for the Isochron Scepter so I know that I need more targets not less. Curious Homunculus Flip / Voracious Reader Flip is more likely.
I have Scour from Existence in my maybeboard, Purphoros, God of the Forge is a key reason why Scour from Existence is key. Chaos Warp for me just doesn't do it. In play testing I'm still trying to figure out if 1) Play for my infinite combo, or 2) Have control to stop other combos is the correct play. Thus far I haven't lost (yet, but been at 1 life). Can't remember all the commander's I've faced (No Prossh, Skyraider of Kher yet so that would be a real challenge). Some commanders: Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Breya, Etherium Shaper (seems to be the flavor of the month right now), Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Kaalia of the Vast, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Karn, Silver Golem, The Gitrog Monster, can't remember any others. So verdict is till out on that. It's VERY good.
Fact or Fiction is funny, I just took it out of the deck Friday to test some other cards in it's place. I very much missed it in this weekend's games. Fact or Fiction returning to the deck soon as I figure out the removals. I'm considering removing the Isochron Scepter, that would change up a few cards that are simply there just to be targets, but then again when I think of an Isochron Scepter + Counterspell or Isochron Scepter + Mystical Tutor or Isochron Scepter + Cyclonic Rift... hmm, how do I not want that recursion, or a Visions of Beyond! = Draw 3 cards.
All Excellent suggestions, any or all should be in the deck. I'm still trying to figure out my fringe cards. Training Grounds maybe.
1 day ago
I had some issues lowering my cmc with Brion as well. I run him. You want to have those hard hitters, but they are usually high in cmc. Your creature choice seems a little random. In my opinion since you're going to be sacrificing a lot of your stuff, your creatures should all have relevant text. I play Brion with a toolbox strategy. You seem to be more attack attack attack. I don't think Brion is your typical Boros commander. With the list you have, it just looks like an Aurelia, the Warleader or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight deck with a splash of cards specifically meant for Brion. If you're gonna go with Brion you have to go all in with his fling ability.
As for versatile creatures:
Combustible Gearhulk- It's a creature, it can draw you cards, it can deal a butt ton of damage.
Solemn Simulacrum- Its ramp, it's draw, it's a creature.
Flameshadow Conjuring - It can copy ANY of your creatures. That's versatility.
If you want some inspiration here's my decklist. (Still updating the Primer.)
4 days ago
First up, you need acceleration more than lands. Cut down to 36 lands. Add Sol Ring, Boros Signet, Boros Cluestone, Land Tax, Mana Vault, Basalt Monolith, Chromatic Lantern, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Hedron Archive, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus until you have about 41 cards that produce mana. I suggest Sol, Signet, Monolith, Chromatic, Hedron personally.
Next up, strip back everything. I go for the 10 removal, 5 draw, 35 creature, the rest value school of basic deck design. Try to pick the angels you really want and cut the chaff ones.
Also you could have a more thematic commander. Anya, Merciless Angel is a good stuff Angel for the red zone. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is another good red zone commander but attracts more hate. Basandra, Battle Seraph is a more political commander, forcing attacks etc and turning off combat tricks and removal. Aurelia, the Warleader is just a generically good commander who helps attacks. Razia, Boros Archangel is pretty bad but is thematic.
5 days ago
Alright some cuts.
Primeval Protector 10/10 vanillas that can get chumped by Soldier tokens feels bad man.
Vastwood Animist Not a fan of turning lands into creatures. Plus it's only ever going to be like a 4/4 because by the time 4+ allies hit the battlefield, you're either going to have the game in hand or someone is going to blow up the board.
Undergrowth Champion Not a lot of synergy here.
Avenger of Zendikar Craterhoof Behemoth Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Gahiji, Honored One Malignus I put all these here in the same pile cause they fit into what I call "Good Stuff" that detracts from what I think the overall strategy of the deck should be. For me Allies is a deck that accrues value every turn by dropping one creature after another in a synergistic chain. These guys are at the top of the chain but either for me feel "Win More" which I'm not a fan of, or feel like they do something different than what the deck really wants to do. Just my two cents.
Mirror Entity This guy is a closer.
1 week ago
1 week ago
I'd say put Gisela, Blade of Goldnight in here! looks good!
1 week ago
SaltySpecula: and MoGoose831: Thanks for both of your inputs! I don't really purchase cards so budget is definitely not an issue. I mostly play it through Xmage.As for the fetch lands, I mostly play it for the speed and ability to fetch the duals. However, I am considering changing some of them to different non-basics. One I need to add is Gaea's Cradle, and potentially one or both Strip Mine and Wasteland because Pendrell gets on my nerves. I also never really like playing basics unless I need to when I'm playing on Xmage or proxy decks with my group of friends.
As for my choice in commander, I like using Marath for his utility in this deck, rather than playing combo like he usually is. I like the unpredictability of the deck, as I rarely play the same game with it (no creature tutors!).
SaltySpecula: I love your suggestions! I think Strionic Resonator and Panharmonicon are really good! Especially the latter. As for Amonkhet, I am very excited to add a couple of those cards to this deck, especially today's Samut, Voice of Dissent. Others I'm excited about is the one you mentioned, Champion of Rhonas and Combat Celebrant.
Regarding lifegain stuff, I like the flavor of it, but I don't have enough cards for Patron and Archangel's Light to be relevant. Though I am looking for some good graveard recursion, I think Sword of Light and Shadow would do the trick. Especially for Gyre Sage or Mikaeus, the Lunarch. Those get targeted so fast.