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|From the Vault: Transform (V17)||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
4 weeks ago
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1 Avacyn, Angel of Hope 1 Archangel Avacyn Flip 1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria 1 Baneslayer Angel 1 Exalted Angel 1 Bruna, the Fading Light 1 Gisela, the Broken Blade 4 Hanweir Militia Captain Flip 1 Cathedral Sanctifier
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Brylon on Shalai EDH
4 weeks ago
Making some updates to address some of the concerns I have with the early version of this deck:
(no need to have an extreme mana base with this early of a deck version. Expect mana base to continue to change)
(no ETB )
(no ETB, cost reduction on turn 5 not powerful enough)
(expensive value negated by real ramp)
(too expensive for a 2 color deck)
1 month ago
Also, having used it in the previous version of the Deck (no knights), Blackblade Reforged works really well in this deck and is a gift that keeps giving as it increases in power with lands played, given I can equip it for free if I have Sigarda's Aid down and cast it for 2 mana, or the creatures I really want to equip it to ( Gisela, the Broken Blade, Lyra Dawnbringer or early on Danitha Capashen, Paragon ) are all legendary so only cost 3 mana to equip with it.
2 months ago
2 months ago
The deck seems pretty solid. I'll throw out some cards in no particular order that you might want to consider. Odric, Lunarch Marshal can do some disgusting swings especially with your creature base. If you want to build a bit more hate bears you could bring in Sanctum Prelate and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, hell you could even try Angelic Arbiter. A nice card, if it's in your budget, would be Academy Rector to pull True Conviction or your other enchantments. The Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light meld would work well with this deck with your creature base being human/angel heavy and they are just great for their costs. I also like throwing Kozilek, Butcher of Truth into decks like this for late game draw or early pressure if you can ramp hard enough. I'd also throw in Kor Haven, Ancient Tomb, and Homeward Path into the land base. You should also include Sword of Fire and Ice or Sword of War and Peace if you are running an equipment build for that easy color protection.
I also think you should stick with Extraplanar Lens with this deck. It sucks if it gets removed early, but it lets mono-colored decks shine if left unchecked.
2 months ago
Gisela, the Broken Blade seems good with Bruna already in the deck. You won't assemble Brisela that often, but once in awhile could be fun!
2 months ago
Knight of the White Orchid is a bit tricky - it's an ok card, mostly, but not when you are on the play and hit your lands. But if you use Ghost Quarter it gets pretty good, since ghost quarter leaves you down a land, compared to your opponent. Also, 2/2 first strike can be randomly relevant. I've tried playing it turn 2 on the draw a few times, and that is pretty convincing against fair decks - suddenly you are ahead on mana, without having really spent a card on it. Also worth noting: Your land comes into play untapped. What is it you don't like about it being an ETB-effect?
Since you have Time of Need in your deck, more legendary angels instead of serra angel could be a way to go. Archangel Avacyn Flip, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Bruna, the Fading Light + Gisela, the Broken Blade, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, and Sigarda, Host of Herons, are all decent legendary angels, and bringing them as one-offs is ok, as long as you have tutors for them.
I would exchange Prepare for Path to Exile. It's a bit of a dull card in comparison, since it's played by everyone and their mother, but that is because of efficiency. One mana to get rid of a creature is ridiculous, even if your opponent gets a basic land. Of course the land is relevant in the earliest turns of the game. But from turn 3 and on, I don't think anyone plays creatures they would like to exchange for basic lands. So... try with a 2/2 split.
Aerial Responder... hmmm... what is important? Lifegain? flying? that it's a creature? that it's a 3-drop? There are all kinds of good 3-drops in modern, depending on budget. Eternal Witness, Kitchen Finks, Renegade Rallier, Mirran Crusader, Blade Splicer... it really depends on what you want. Or you could go down a mana on ccm, for something like Scavenging Ooze or Qasali Pridemage. Or you could go a mana up, and add a couple of token-producing planeswalkers (since they do pretty much the same as Oketra's Monument they benefit from the same cards as the rest of the token-plan) - it could be Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Elspeth, Knight-Errant.
I suggested Seraph Sanctuary because it's on-theme for your deck, not because it's particularly good in any way.
3 months ago
Gisela, the Broken Blade is missing a From the Vault: Transform printing.