Gisela, Blade of Goldnight


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

Cyberseb on desperated and in need

1 day ago

Ok so eldrazi was a bust and way too expensive for me.

So I will one last time (at least for a few weeks xD) ask for help.

I'm looking for an aggro and beating face type of deck, a deck where I could play my foil Gisela, Blade of Goldnight that was gifted to me by my wife. She doesn't have to be the commander but i'd really love to have her in my deck because that card means a lot to me.

3 problems I'm facing right now

Problem 1:I'm scared of not playing because of boardwhips, I usually keep 1 or 2 counter spells to protect me agaisnt them but without them I don't know what to expect, is there any alternative to counterspells or maybe a way to rebuild quickly without being too far behind.

Problem 2: I'm also scared of not playing in my deck,I always liked the color and getting so much ramp out of it and I'm scared to not get my mana when I need it without that color.

Problem 3: Running a high CMC commander scares the hell out of me, specially if said commander is super relevent to my strategy.And if I don't run to protect him/her/it or to ramp his/her big ass out I'm scared of seeying him/her/it getting removed all the time and having to waste my time and mana casting it over and over again and not having the mana to do anything else.

Other than I don't have any specific color I want in the deck I'll just dive in with your suggestions.

thank you in advance for you help and tips

elgosu1337 on Angel

3 days ago

Emeria Shepherd is great for bringing back angels that died. Reya Dawnbringer is also good if you can skip the casting cost with Kaalia's ability. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Angelic Skirmisher help a lot with combat.

elgosu1337 on Goodbye Polly Prissy Pants

4 days ago

Hi shub, I was glad to find your deck since I couldn't find others that were focusing on Deceiver of Form. Since I've been finetuning my own Deceiver of Form deck, I do have some thoughts and suggestions.

Pathbreaker Ibex is indeed one of the most powerful things you can do with the Deceiver, since Biovisionary requires blue.

Mirror Gallery opens up a lot of avenues for abuse. For instance, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is even better than Angrath's Marauders since she reduces damage taken and also flies over blockers.

A token strategy would create more bodies to be transformed by Deceiver of Form. Awakening Zone and From Beyond ramp you while also providing bodies. Utvara Hellkite squares the number of creatures you have by spawning dragons.

Conduit of Ruin searches for the Deceiver, and also reduces the cost of your creatures.

Lord of the Void is good on its own and ridiculous if you have an army of them.

Savage Ventmaw gives so much mana if you attack with a few of them.

Avatar of Woe goes well with the Deceiver and doesn't wipe your army unlike Elesh Norn without Mirror Gallery.

Gilt-Leaf Archdruid can steal all the lands from a player if you have at least 7 creatures, although you aren't playing other druids to benefit from it without the Deceiver.

Scroll Rack is really good for setting up creatures on the top of your library.

Anyway, it's great to see a Deceiver of Form deck. Do check out my deck too and let me know what you think!

Gallery of Deceivers

Commander / EDH elgosu1337


DrkNinja on The Olympic Discus Throw *WIP*

1 week ago

So I'm a believer that the best way to build this deck is through playing big dudes with no butt for dirt cheap! So cards like Ball Lightning, Cosmic Larva, Blistering Firecat, Phyrexian Dreadnought, and Nova Chaser (fyi you can respond to Nova Chaser and Dreadnought's ability on the stack and sack them into Brion). Malignus is also great and I think a STAPLE in this deck. Other than that...

Oh and this may be obvious, but in this deck always swing your creatures before you sac them into Brion! You never know what your opponent will do but at least you will force them to react, and then be able to react accordingly.

Acute19 on Terror in the Sun

1 week ago

I'm a big fan of Mirri's Guile. You might look at cards like Ghostly Prison and Righteous Aura to mitigate the aggro while you're ramping out. For card draw, I would swap Shamanic Revelation for Harmonize.

As a fun aside, I run Defense of the Heart for the bonkers upside if they let it resolve. The board is gonna have a bad day when I go fetch Xenagos, God of Revels and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. It's especially nutty because your mana is still wide open after putting those two out. At the very least you can swing with Gisela for 20 and with Gishath you'll threaten 28 commander damage for lethal. I also run Vedalken Orrery so that once in a blue moon I can flash out Defense of the Heart just before my turn begins. Brutal.

greyninja on Brain and brawn

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the mention! I do like this! Non-black is something I've wanted to build for a while. Definitely use the same commanders; but my plan was mana rocks/dorks and Paradox Engine combos lol

I can see the goodstuff is real here. A lot of fun bangers on the top end so opponents will need to be ready to respond to lots of threats.

With an avg cmc of 5+ are you finding you're able to ramp hard enough to hit all those things in the 6-12cmc range? If you're casting one incremental spell each turn a control player might keep up. Approximately 20% of the deck is ramp, but you have a ton of fatties in here haha ;D

I'd be tempted to run Enlightened Tutor to find Mirari's Wake and the like. You'll find plenty of creature tutors in and . For eldrazi specifically -> Fierce Empath; but there's a lot of others

You are using the colors to their strengths! Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger! If you're looking for another dope 8-drop it's Maelstrom Wanderer.

I also like Aurelia, the Warleader, Xenagos, God of Revels, and Consecrated Sphinx for this deck.

In the end if I made a suggestion it would be to trim some of the fat for tutors. Darksteel Colossus, Ulvenwald Hydra, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, etc. Ppl will hate you out if you play Jin lol

Have fun!

chadsansing on Avacyn, Archangel of Splosions and Fire Hugs!

2 weeks ago

Very cool concept!

I worry about the fragility of depending on your commander for your combos, although a Boros commander is certainly great for this deck. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, might be the best one for this deck, but I bet Razia, Boros Archangel, would work well, too. I might suggest that Avacyn go in the 99 as a trigger for Repercussion.

Neheb, the Eternal also seems broken for this deck.

Have you ever tested with other creatures and spells that might trigger Repercussion more frequently? With more tutors to fetch for it, like Academy Rector, Idyllic Tutor, and Plea for Guidance?

In terms of spells that might reasonably consistently trigger Repercussion, have you tested with additional, efficient "...damage to each creature" spells like Balefire Dragon, Anger of the Gods, Bloodfire Dwarf, Bloodfire Kavu, Breath of Darigaaz, Caldera Hellion, Cave-In, Chandra, Flamecaller, Devastating Dreams, Faultline, Firespout, Firestorm, Incendiary Command, Pyroclasm, Kozilek's Return, Krark-Clan Shaman, Magma Vein, Martyr of Ashes (+ Proclamation of Rebirth), Meteor Blast, Pyrohemia, Rupture, Ryusei, the Falling Star, Scourge of Kher Ridges, Scouring Sands, Slagstorm, Slice and Dice (cycled), Starstorm, Subterranean Tremors, Sulfurous Blast, Sweltering Suns, Thunder Dragon, Tremor, Electrickery, Volcanic Fallout, Volcanic Spray, Whipflare, or Yamabushi's Storm?

It seems like tutor, ramp, win with direct creature damage is the path to victory with or without Avacyn, so the more cards dedicated to those three things, the better.

Happy brewing!

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