Gisela, the Broken Blade


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Mythic Rare

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Gisela, the Broken Blade

Legendary Creature — Angel Horror

Flying, first strike, lifelink

At the beginning of your end step, if you both own and control Gisela, the Broken Blade and a creature named Bruna, the Fading Light, exile them, then meld them into Brisela, Voice of Nightmares.

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Gisela, the Broken Blade Discussion

cadenzoid on Plains, Trains, and Automobiles

16 hours ago

Yes! In testing we are playing with the 4-drops. Fleetwheel Cruiser, Untethered Express, and Gisela, the Broken Blade are all in consideration.

So far we are not ending up with enough different creatures in play to get the kind of payoff we wanted with Odric, Lunarch Marshal

I expect some combination will eventually justify the admittedly gimmicky name. :)

lstpcobra on Winless mono white sad panda

1 day ago

What you're trying to do here is build around Odric, Lunarch Marshal, don't do that, the guy's bad. You can either take this deck 2 different ways; A midrange big-white deck featuring Gisela, the Broken Blade, Thalia's Lancers, etc... Or a low to the ground human aggro deck.

I recommend the latter, given that you're on a budget I'll try and keep the cards I'm suggesting cheap: Run playsets of the following; Expedition Envoy, Town Gossipmonger  Flip, Thraben Inspector, Toolcraft Exemplar (Not a human but has a lot of synergy with the deck), Thalia's Lieutenant, Stasis Snare, Aethersphere Harvester (I know it's expensive but the lifegain really keeps you in longer games and aggro matchups). Other non playsets; 2/3 Always Watching , 2/3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar, 1 Fleetwheel Cruiser and maybe 2 Bygone Bishop. Lands should be 21-23 Plains depending on how the curve works out, taplands when running a low to the ground deck can be damaging to the manabase.

Mono-white isn't strong currently, don't expect this deck to be god-like or tier 1 deck beatable but in my opinion it will work out a lot better than your current deck.

p.s. I'm a control player, take my suggestion with a grain of salt, just thought I'd comment on something since I never normally do.

FlyingNun999 on Ruff

5 days ago

Hmm, this deck could thrive off focusing more on revolt triggers possibly, with eldritch evolution being the main fuel for that? Things like Airdrop Aeronauts, Renegade Rallier, Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Thalia's Lancers, Linvala, the Preserver, Lambholt Pacifist  Flip, Primal Druid, Unruly Mob, Briarbridge Patrol, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Heron's Grace Champion, Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Thraben Inspector, Expedition Envoy, Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter, Long Road Home, Stitcher's Graft, Unbridled Growth. Funny enough, as I recommended cards I noticed a theme develop there where this could be a hilarious revolt GW human angel deck. There'd would be a strong thematic synergy and good aggro/tempo. Top it all off with a Sigarda, Heron's Grace. hmm.Sorry for such an obnoxious amount of things to look at.

Freezingfist on Orzhov Control

1 week ago

In my opinion Necromancer_master, you wouldn't get a lot of value from Restoration Gearsmith.

You don't have a lot of targets in the graveyard to bring back. Eternal Scourge you use for Scrapheap Scrounger, and the witch doesn't stay in the yard. The only real target is Skysovereign, Consul Flagship... and it doesn't seem like much value to have it go to your hand instead of something like Refurbish which would put it on the battlefield. Even then, unless you have some ways of discarding the Skyship early, and Refurbishing it in one turn early, it doesn't seem much better... and that kind of tactic would take a whole different kind of deck.

If you're specifically looking to fill out a 4CMC slot, my high dollar suggestion is Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. No explanation needed. He's just that good. Same with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. Either will make the deck frustrating for the person on the other side of the table.

Some less... financially crippling ideas? Gisela, the Broken Blade. Great value for the mana cost.

Still too high?... Budget option are Haunted Dead or even Gavony Unhallowed and my personal favorite, Gonti, Lord of Luxury. Gonti is so quirky... it's nice to pull that piece out of their deck and use it against them. Does he work all the time? Nope. Even to the point where I'd say, unless you like 'playing' more than winning, I'd suggest one of the other options. But when he does work, the gambler inside me smiles.

BlackWitch on Kaalia, Goddess of Monsters

1 week ago


Oh, yes... Bruna, the Fading Light has cast effect. Yeah. It is pointless to add her to Kaalia of the Vast decks.

You might be right. I will add Gisela, the Broken Blade and Archangel of Thune. But I don't know what shall I remove instead... Aurelia, the Warleader and Angelic Skirmisher ? Angelic Skirmisher gives me good sustain, but his ability will trigger next combat. He might not survive opponent's turn. And I must hard cast Aurelia, the Warleader, for her to be effective... Other way she probably won't survive until my next turn. And she is only 3/4. Yet I really like those cards and I think they are useful despite no ETB trigger. What do You think ?

I used to play Harvester of Souls, but still, he is very high CMC and if I can't cheat him in with Kaalia of the Vast I don't think he is reliable draw card. Indulgent Tormentor is great. He is relatively cheap and in Duel Commander might be a real threat. Either way - I draw a card for free or opponent loses 3 life out of 20.

Cycling draws are too risky for me. Yet Maralen of the Mornsong and Stranglehold is extremely tempting option.

Spirits on Kaalia, Goddess of Monsters

1 week ago

I like Gisela, the Broken Blade she is as good as Baneslayer Angel. Bruna, the Fading Light is just too awful for me to include, Brisela, Voice of Nightmares is pretty awesome and what I want, but not worth the uselessness of drawing a Bruna, the Fading Light. If only Bruna, the Fading Light was an ETB trigger! She would be superstar!

Maybe Archfiend of Depravity, not sure what the aggro looks like? If it's creatures he could be good. If it's tokens a Sever the Bloodline might work. Blind Obedience or Imposing Sovereign might slow them down?

Harvester of Souls gives you no pain drawing, and free cast with Kaalia of the Vast. I feel Farsight Mask CMC 5, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis CMC 6 will be too slow to help vs. an aggro deck, by the time they resolve and activate the game might be over. Indulgent Tormentor is great, does he net you many draws?

There's always the cycling draws, Dragon Mage, Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul. I use Maralen of the Mornsong and Stranglehold to eliminate my opponents draw lol.

Archangel of Thune can block, lifelink to mitigate the aggro damage, and then get bigger and out of control as well. There's just isn't useful drawing in these colors that doesn't cause pain, and maybe even give those advantages, but not Mardu.

BlackWitch on Kaalia, Goddess of Monsters

1 week ago

I wanted to say thank You Spirits

I play-tested Rune-Scarred Demon and Demonic Tutor and that works great. I really underestimated those cards. I just need to get them.

And yeah, lifelink is a good idea. What do You think: shall I put Gisela, the Broken Blade alongside with Bruna, the Fading Light ? Or is this opportunity to have Brisela, Voice of Nightmares not worth having them both in this deck ?

Also I decided I will not add anything with life loss to my deck. No pain lands, no Phyrexian Arena, Bloodgift Demon or Anguished Unmaking, etc. I know they are useful, but they just don't work in Duel Commander. Usually I play against hard aggro decks. 20 life is really to little to pay life for anything.

But I need some draw. That is why I decided to add Farsight Mask, and keep Sorin, Grim Nemesis. Although I am not sure about Sorin. He is pretty expensive, yet he gives me draw and deals damage. Considering my high CMC cards, he might be useful. What do You think ? Or maybe You can think of other useful artefacts that give draw?

DevilNight72 on WB Control

1 week ago

seems good but i think you should put a few Gisela, the Broken Blade into the deck instead of Linvala, the Preserver and maybe Anguished Unmaking or Murder insteaad of Skywhaler's Shot.

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