Gisela, Blade of Goldnight


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

Combos Browse all

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.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Double Damage, Double Strike

1 week ago

I mean they aren't knights or dragons, but Aurelia, the Warleader and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight will amp the combat damage by a lot if they are ever on the board.

I also think 30 lands is pretty light when you are playing Boros and have a lot of high end dragons you want to cast. I would up that to at least 36 or 37 since missing those land drops can really hurt.

There are also more reliable mana rocks you could use like Talisman of Conviction and Boros Signet

Khorvath's Fury is another wheel you could put into the deck that is cheap and like your other wheel effect you already have in the deck it will combo well with Smothering Tithe.

C-4567 on Depala's Dwarves in Tanks

4 weeks ago

I get that, my list only has 16 vehicles (I did some cutting recently to fit in big hitters like Gisela, Blade of Goldnight ) so he's definitely not as nuts as he is in Voltron decks. (where equipment gets played every turn, multiple times a turn)

But Boros is so strapped for card draw that I still think he's worth it. Worst case scenario: he's a 3 power dwarf (w/Depala) who can crew your stuff and draw you a card or two. Which given how few good dwarves there are, still makes him way better than most I think.

Wrathhawk on Atraxa Proliferate

1 month ago

Wow, multimedia, thanks for the insights and detailed response!

I agree that I need to add more lands. My EDH group uses Partial Paris mulligan rules, so we can usually run with a little less land than normal, however I've been doing test draws and seem to be a little short on land, even for that.

I love the Forgotten Ancient + Sage of Hours combo that you suggested and will be adding that in. I can see Forgotten Ancient being used with many other creatures as well. I will also be adding in Exotic Orchard , Opal Palace , and Mirrodin's Core . I didn't realize how inexpensive these were.

The Sylvan Caryatid is in because I already own that card. The same goes for the check-lands that you mentioned at the end of your comment.

I agree with the first 10 cards on your list for suggested cutting, although many of the dual (gain 1 life) lands are there because I already own them. I would prefer to have more pay 1 life (or pay 2 when ETB) dual lands to fuel the initial counter on Font of Agonies , but they are expensive.

I'm going to keep Volrath, the Shapestealer because I like the idea of using -1/-1 counters (along with proliferate) as a way to incapacitate opposing commanders and certain other creatures (without actually killing them and having them brought back). Plus, Volrath's ability to copy ANY creature that has a counter on it gives it great versatility with some of the creatures my group uses ( Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , for example).

I think I'll also keep The Wanderer in place of adding Swords to Plowshares , Beast Within , and the like, mainly because of her additional passive ability, hoping that I can proliferate fast enough to keep her alive. That card along with Lux Cannon and Font of Agonies are my main way of dealing with single threats until Venser or Teferi's ultimate abilities come online.

I'll make the updates a little later this evening and see how the test draws go.

Thanks for your help!

GreatBrandini on Pramikon is *Fair*!

1 month ago

I feel like Gisela, Blade of Goldnight would be an exceptionally brutal win-con with goad

BMHKain on

1 month ago

@MindAblaze: For tokens: Oh.

For everything else, I love the Heartless Hidetsugu + Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Combo also. But to determine as to whether idea should exist over the other, I'll have to ask around about what of the 3 Trinket Epics would be the best choice for Bloom Tender ; POST-PARADOX ENGINE BAN.

Actually, I decided to put in Heartless Hidetsugu , Defense of the Heart & Tooth and Nail after all. But I actually wanted something in exchange in regards to Bloom Tender + Staff of Domination / Sword of the Paruns / Umbral Mantle . How does each 2-Card Combo w/ Bloom Tender as a base work here?

My thought process is truly stressing; I mean, I got a lot of stuff to bring to the modern age. So, how do these 3 2-Card Infinite Mana Combos Work? I'm intriguing myself from this...


1 month ago

@king-saprolingThx for you suggestions!

I already ran Angel's Trumpet , Assault Suit , Sunblast Angel , Crown of Doom , Baird, Steward of Argive and Pariah

, but these were replaced, by imo better options or because they tend to draw aggro, or kill my opponents creatures.

- Master Warcraft i think maybe i should give it another chance, though it's a oneshot.

- Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Repercussion tend to make me too much of a threat.

- Masako the Humorless is somewhat antisynegetic, as the deck is more about getting the opponents to beat each other up, rather than doing this myself.

- Godsend as tempting as this card seems in terms of rattlesnake, i think this might be more seen as an offensive tool. Also i'm not really equipmentheavy.

- Righteous Fury same as Sunblast Angel , board whiping is mostly a bad idea.

- Lapse of Certainty not really a fan of this one, personel preferance.

- Null Chamber AWESOME! It's another Nevermore and can be used to gang up on people! I'll definetly figure out a spot for this and it's a "World Enchantment" :D

- Bloodthirsty Blade is already ordered, still no clue what to cut for it.

MindAblaze on

1 month ago

That’s untrue. Tokens die and then cease to exist.

That being said, I just meant two card combos specifically to go get with T&N or DotH. Both of those cards can basically read “win the game” under the right conditions. Ie fetching something like Heartless Hidetsugu + Gisela, Blade of Goldnight with a haste enabler/ Thousand-Year Elixir on board. Ya’mean?

However, I do appreciate the line of thinking you have there.

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Gisela, Blade of Goldnight occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

RW (Boros): 3.33%

RBW (Mardu): 0.76%