Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Legality

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 2018 (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.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Discussion

cdkime on Multiple Black Vise

1 week ago

Please remember to link your cards, like so:

[[Black Vise]]

At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, both copies of Black Vise will trigger. Assuming both abilities resolve, both will take effect.

However, I would be very reluctant to say the opponent receives double damage. While, in effect, this will often be the case, there are a number of hypothetical conditions where the damage would be different than double.

After an ability resolves, there is a round of priority. So, hypothetically, the first Black Vise ability could resolve (let's say it deals 3 damage), and, while the second is on the stack, the player might cast Opt . This would go on the stack after the still-unresolved Black Vise and thus resolve first, drawing the chosen player a card. In such a situation, the first Black Vise to resolve dealt the 3 damage mentioned before, and the second would deal 4 damage, resulting in more than double damage.

Likewise, the opponent might discard a card, changing the amount the second Black Vise would deal.

I know that's a bit nitpicky, and you are extremely unlikely to see such a situation occur, but I wanted to be clear, particularly since "double damage" has its own meaning in Magic as a term of art (see Gisela, Blade of Goldnight ).

Joumba on Cultural Victory

2 weeks ago

Nice deck sir PyreStarter! Love that description, a bit of lore, and some insights. +1

In case damage comes through, perhaps Darien, King of Kjeldor and Dissipation Field might come in handy. I also enjoy Cloud Cover to protect important permanents ( like Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight ) from spot removal.

valdspar on Angelic Fury

2 weeks ago

xaarvaxus I actually swapped Boros Signet for Vanquisher's Banner . I personally don't like using the signets. I figured the buff and card draw would be better than the single mana gain.

The_Fallen_Duke I like the recommendation, I'll look into adding Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

AjanisLastDan on Ten Thousand Teeth

2 weeks ago

HMM, i did recently acquire that card... I like it, I think I could maybe swap Deafening Clarion for Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . I bought her for my Boros Angels deck, but Ill do the swap, and if it works out ill get another copy.

The_Fallen_Duke on Angelic Fury

2 weeks ago

I think that you'd benefit if also Gisela, Blade of Goldnight would join your angelic ranks, as Boros counts a lot on direct damage.

ulfibu on BR ElectroEnd

3 weeks ago

i do like this deck a lot. but i would swap Atarka, World Render for Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and due to this a white splash instead of the green one.

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.83%

RW (Boros): 0.79%

RGW (Naya): 0.22%

RBW (Mardu): 0.35%