Gisela, the Broken Blade


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

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Eldritch Moon (EMN) 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.

Gisela, the Broken Blade Discussion

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 hour ago

I was logged off, no wonder why I never received any notifications.

After reading some comments I must add:

Life gaining is definitely important in this deck, I cant tell you how much life I've spent tutoring especially with Dark Confidant , that thing always hits me with big A/D/D. I might actually have to add back in some life gain. I agree about replacing either/both Gisela, the Broken Blade and Baneslayer Angel . Their lifelink is what's keeping them in place plus their synergy with Kaalia of the Vast . Until there are better replacements, they'll be sticking around.

After playing around with Hatred . I could never seem to use it comfortably, in other words, afraid to use it due to low life. Unlike you Spirits This seems to be a consistent issue with me for whatever reason it may be. Majority of my wins so far, my life's been in the single digits. Too close to comfort.

If i'm going to keep Hatred in, I might take out Gamble and put back Whip of Erebos . Just so I can try to benefit off of Hatred

If i'm going to keep Gamble in, then I might replace Hatred with Dark Ritual I'm uncertain what I want to do. I still need ALOT more gameplay with this deck.

As of right now, Mox Diamond is inplace of Fellwar Stone , Gamble is taking the place of Terminate and Hatred is in place of Hellkite Tyrant , which i'm sure is throwing off the creature ratio but other than that, the deck is identical.

One thing I will add, During a game on T2, I played my land for turn, I Also threw out Mox Diamond having to discard a land. Missed my T3 Land drop, Which wouldn't have happened if I played a Fellwar Stone instead on T2. First time its happened, other than that, Mox Diamond has been doing well; it's just a speedier card. Thought i'd mention that because sometimes, discarding a land might cripple you a turn or two.

heckproof on G/W angels

2 days ago

I don't see the point of running Gisela, the Broken Blade if you're not running Bruna, the Fading Light . I'd replace it with a value creature to keep you alive until you can drop your haymakers, something along the lines of Kitchen Finks or Knight of Autumn .

LordKunai on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

Haha Spirits, I was TOTALLY kidding. it makes perfect sense. Just feel bad for the sisters hahaha. honestly couldnt you just get rid of Gisela, the Broken Blade too and put in one of your sideboard options? i mean 4/3 flying, first strike, lifelink for 4cmc IS decent but. i feel like there could be something more versatile in its place right?

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

Hi LordKunai,

Thanks for the comment! Bruna, the Fading Light puts the suck in suck.

Brisela, Voice of Nightmares is awesome...

But Bruna, the Fading Light is SO BAD it ruins it.

Several games I found Bruna, the Fading Light was functionally useless for me in almost all circumstances.

I found I don't need Brisela, Voice of Nightmares to win, but I've found I hate a Bruna, the Fading Light lol.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

2 weeks ago

Hi weezel,

Unfortunately haven't been able to play much this past couple weeks outside of my budget commander league (under $50).

Turn 5 seems about right, here's some of the goldfishing stats:

05/02/17 | Avg. Turn 5.7

10/03/17 | Avg. Turn 5.0

01/25/19 | Avg. Turn 5.7 | Combo 40% | Synergy 20% | Damage 40%

02/01/19 | Avg. Turn 5.0 | Combo 50% | Synergy 20% | Damage 30%

Turn 1 is definitely not as frequent as I would like, but the cards to make Turn 1 more consistent make T2-5 less consistent in most cases. Dark Ritual is one that's pretty good all purpose and a T1 enabler if you want to improve your average.

I'm going to put Gamble back in, probably taking out Terminate but going to do a full evaluation.

Hatred + Baneslayer Angel or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight or Gisela, the Broken Blade or Lyra Dawnbringer or Serra Ascendant all work good.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight doubles the benefit, and Kaalia of the Vast only needs 19 life to be lethal with Commander damage.

Any lifelink can swing for the fences, except Serra Ascendant he's not that effective because he loses the +5 but still doesn't matter because he lifelinks.

I picked up a Hatred last weekend, going to try it and will let you know. I really dislike it's CMC5, feels too slow.

Felidar Guardian is just another Restoration Angel and putting in Altar of the Brood just for one particular interaction (no other benefits), isn't a good process. I would just tutor the Restoration Angel + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker . Altar of the Brood could replace the Goblin Bombardment if you wanted to test this interaction, works the same way basically.

Hellkite Tyrant is amazing, steals mana rocks, kills Breya, Etherium Shaper , etc.

Combat Celebrant I feel has ok synergy with Kaalia of the Vast , but I usually don't have that many A/D/D to drop in anyway. Wouldn't tutor him over the primary either. Why I like him is the CMC3. Worldgorger Dragon is another possibility for win-con, but takes some balls and a Piranha Marsh (Or Altar of the Brood !)

I'll let you know when I have some evaluation on Combat Celebrant or Hatred .

PlatinumOne on more

3 weeks ago

LordBlackblade: and what is this "great subtype update"? the fact that Frilled Mystic is a simic card is irrelevant. if the simic cards can "break the rule" so to speak, then so can anything else. is it really so difficult to bring back vampires that are also of another species? like Vampiric Dragon ? what about Gisela, the Broken Blade who is both an angel and a horror?

Gofralighto on Licia, First Sword of the Mardu {Primer}

4 weeks ago

Thanks WestNileWerewolf, I appreciate it! I used to run Sun Titan and Phyrexian Reclamation in an older version of this deck that was more mid-range and creature-based, but kind of left them out when I went and revamped the strategy to this version. I haven't thought about adding more recursion in a while, but Sun Titan could certainly be useful in grabbing some of my better enchantments back too. It's something I should consider.

I feel that Gisela, the Broken Blade is probably the card I'd consider switching out the most, because Brisela, Voice of Nightmares never happens and it doesn't provide much other utility other than being a 4/3 life linker.

As for looking for ways to get Licia out early, Martyr of Sands is a great way to get her out early, because you only need 2 white cards in hand to gain 6 life. She also scales the more white cards you have in hand. If you're having a lot of problems with keeping Licia on the board and need more tools to get her out more consistently, maybe try including Words of Worship . You trade off drawing cards if you use it, but it's a consistent, repeatable burst of life. You could also try Glory-Bound Initiate . I used to run Tithe Drinker in that older deck of mine as well, I think it's worth a slot if you're running other extort stuff.

Entity97 on A Cuberino

1 month ago

Cube Stats!
This past weekend saw my cube’s first seven player draft (eight had homework to finish). Now, some of them are filthy casuals but here are the deck lists drafted with (W-L) stats! No basic lands included, however.

Me – Mardu Angels (3-0)
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Assemble the Legion
Baneslayer Angel
Boros Signet
Bruna, the Fading Light
Cavern of Souls
Conqueror's Galleon  Flip
Crystalline Crawler
Emeria Angel
Faithless Looting
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Godless Shrine
Golgari Thug
Grim Monolith
Loyal Retainers
Lyra Dawnbringer
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Resplendent Angel
Restoration Gearsmith
Smuggler Captain (finds Reanimate )
Sphere of the Suns
Tidehollow Sculler
Windswept Heath

Pritch – Golgari Midrange (2-1)
Chainer's Edict
Doom Blade
Doomed Dissenter
Go for the Throat
Golgari Grave-Troll
Golgari Signet
Grave Titan
Herald of Torment
Heir of the Wilds
Hissing Quagmire
Innocent Blood
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, the Last Hope
Night Incarnate
Ravenous Chupacabra
Rite of Belzenlok
Scavenging Ooze
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Thrun, the Last Troll
Tragic Slip
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Paul – Grixis Control (1-1)
Academy Ruins
Baleful Strix
Bituminous Blast
Brain Maggot
Creeping Tar Pit
Cruel Ultimatum
Cyclonic Rift
Eldrazi Monument
Force of Will
Havengul Lich
Inferno Titan
Kitesail Freebooter
Lich Lord of Unx
Mesmeric Fiend
Murderous Redcap
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Rakdos's Return
Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Thassa, God of the Sea
Thing in the Ice  Flip
Twilight Prophet
Unscythe, Killer of Kings
Whirler Rogue

Abby – Bant Midrange (0-1)
Austere Command
Bow of Nylea
Celestial Colonnade
Courser of Kruphix
Crush of Tentacles
Dauntless Bodyguard
Elixir of Immortality
Felidar Sovereign
Glacial Fortress
Imposing Sovereign
Kiora, the Crashing Wave
Loxodon Hierarch
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Noble Hierarch
Plaxcaster Frogling
Qasali Pridemage
Reclamation Sage
Sagu Mauler
Sakashima's Student
Selfless Spirit
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Simic Signet
Solemn Simulacrum
Sphinx's Revelation
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Sun Titan
Supreme Verdict
Suture Priest
Sword of War and Peace
Temple Garden
Traveler's Amulet

Matt – Four Color Good Stuff (1-1)
Ancestral Vision
Arch of Orazca
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Birds of Paradise
Bomat Courier
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Clifftop Retreat
Crop Rotation
Desolate Lighthouse
Domri Rade
Dualcaster Mage
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Experiment One
Ghost Quarter
Hallowed Fountain
Isolated Chapel
Lotus Cobra
Maze of Ith
Murderous Cut
Odric, Master Tactician
Path to Exile
Phyrexian Metamorph
Price of Fame
Sacred Foundry
Silverblade Paladin
Sunpetal Grove
Sword of Light and Shadow
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Tetzimoc, Primal Death
Through the Breach
Tropical Island
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Ultimate Price
Voice of Resurgence
Warden of the First Tree
Zacama, Primal Calamity

Ben – Temur Cascade– (0-1)
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Arboretum Elemental
Blasphemous Act
Bloodbraid Elf
Braid of Fire
Chief Engineer
Chrome Mox
City of Brass
Combustible Gearhulk
Deep Analysis
Dream Eater
Etched Champion
Eternal Witness
Fauna Shaman
Ghalta, Primal Hunger
Genesis Wave
Gruul Signet
Heart of Ramos
Hedron Archive
Hellkite Charger
Hinterland Harbor
Inkwell Leviathan
Izzet Signet
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
Lumbering Falls
Maelstrom Wanderer
Master Transmuter
Metalwork Colossus
Mishra's Factory
Mox Opal
Myr Enforcer
Mystic Snake
Pact of Negation
Sai, Master Thopterist
Sarkhan Unbroken
Search for Azcanta  Flip
Shardless Agent
Sword of Fire and Ice
Temporal Mastery
Urabrask the Hidden
Verdurous Gearhulk
Volatile Chimera (I forget what was on it, never came up)
Wurmcoil Engine

Courrtney – Green Black Delirium (0-1)
Avenger of Zendikar
Blood Artist
Dark Petition
Empty the Pits
Emrakul, the Promised End
Expedition Map
Explosive Vegetation
Garruk Relentless  Flip
Ghoulcaller Gisa
Great Sable Stag
Greenwarden of Murasa
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Isareth the Awakener
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Living Death
Master of the Wild Hunt
Mox Amber
Mox Diamond
Oracle of Mul Daya
Phyrexian Delver
Primeval Titan
Putrid Leech
Rampaging Baloths
See the Unwritten
Sylvan Ranger
Thran Dynamo
Volrath's Stronghold
Merciless Eternal
Whip of Erebos
Worn Powerstone

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Gisela, the Broken Blade occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.36%