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.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (3)||Conderon , cyanbloodwater , cannon13f|
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|From the Vault: Transform (V17)||Mythic Rare|
|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gisela, the Broken Blade occurrence in decks from the last year
Gisela, the Broken Blade Discussion
6 days ago
Brutal_B Cascading Cataracts is basically a second Darksteel Citadel in case the Armageddon happens while Avacyn, Angel of Hope isn't on board. Defy Death does nothing if there is no angel in my graveyard and if I have an other angel in my deck instead I would rather draw that.Since There's no way to tutor for creatures in mono-white, I would rarely draw Bruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade together and on their own they don't really do that much. Light of the Legion doesn't really contribute to the deck either. She is more suited to a deck that goes wide which this clearly isn't. Seraph of the Suns has way to high cmc for basically being a 4/4 who does nothing most of the time. I just don't have a slot available for a good blocker, when I have various ways of giving any creature indestructible. I had Reya Dawnbringer in there for a while, but once I hit 8 Mana, the only thing the deck wants to do is getting Avacyn out safely. At that point I don't have time to cast Reya anymore. Brought Back might actually be good, but I don't quite see which card to cut for it.
6 days ago
Not sure why you're running Cascading Cataracts...maybe swap it for Idyllic Grange or Isolated Watchtower. Thought about Defy Death? Bruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade would be cool additions and they'd fit in the apocalypse theme when joined into their Eldrazi form. Light of the Legion? Seraph of the Suns would be good if you attach Pariah or Pariah's Shield to it if your commander isn't out. Brought Back? Reya Dawnbringer?
3 months ago
If you are going to be playing an angel tribal deck, I have some suggestions.
Avacyn, Angel of Hope Is the superior Avacyn to the version you have in your deck. I don’t know if it is outside of your budget, but I run it in my Mardu Angels modern deck, and it works wonders.
Of course Platinum Angel is good.
Let me know if these work for you for an angels build
3 months ago
Hey, love the deck. It takes guts to play a few copies of Gisela, the Broken Blade without it's other half. I know you are quite fond of Fairy Godmother, but a few Mardu Woe-Reaper can help deal with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath without dipping into the sideboard. Healer's Hawk is pretty good as well, especially if you have an Always Watching or Benalish Marshal out.
4 months ago
Some suggestions: Acidic Slime as removal (& deathtouch)
Beastcaller Savant as ramp (& haste)
Deathbringer Regent as a boardwipe (& flying)
Nekrataal as removal (& first strike)
Harvester of Souls as carddraw (& deathtouch)
5 months ago
I have always loved the art on Open the Armory. Just the over-sized crossbow that looks like it fires bear traps to hunt Eldrazi and turned angles such as Gisela, the Broken Blade just does it for me If you can find a high quality picture it really looks good.
5 months ago
I would also definitely get some haste enablers such as Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves to acutally get some value off Kalia before she is removed. She is a massive means of drawing aggro from other players as she doesn't play fair.
6 months ago
Welcome to the game!
To build off of what Cypher said, consistency is key in building a powerful deck. Having a ton of cool different cards is fun, but if you want to win you want to maximize your chances of drawing the cards you need at any given time. The easiest way to do that is to determine what the "best" cards for you to play on any given turn are and maximize the number of copies you run of them.
To start with your 1 drops: You definitely want to play a creature on turn 1 to start the beatdown and the lifegain. Beloved Princess is a great choice, and Healer's Hawk could work too. Lone Pegasus is fine but not great if you want to lean into the lifegain strategy. Chaplain's Blessing and Outflank should probably come out.
Daxos and Birth of Meletis are great in your 2 drops slot, everything else I think could be reconsidered. Ajani's Pridemate is a MUST for this deck - it's arguably the strongest lifegain-matters card in the game. I'd pick up a playset right away! Declaration in Stone is decent removal you could run in this slot, or Seal Away if you're on a budget. 2-3 copies of Dawn of Hope could do wonders for you as well. You could consider Bishop of Wings if you wanted to go the angels route.
Banishing Light is pretty good at 3 mana, as is Linden. Other cards I'd consider in that slot are Angel of Vitality as Cypher mentioned, Heliod, Sun-Crowned, and Resplendent Angel.
Angelic Accord is great at 4 cmc, I'd definitely up the number of copies you're running to 2 or 3. Ajani, Strength of the Pride is also an incredible fit for this deck. Cast Out or Conclave Tribunal could be a nice replacement for Banishing Light if your 3 drop slot gets too full. Gisela, the Broken Blade could be a fun include.
Lyra Dawnbreaker feels like a no-brainer include in this deck.
Maybe Sephara, Sky's Blade as a top-end, seeing how many fliers you are and could be running. Or if you wind up running Gisela, then you could run Bruna, the Fading Light as your top end. You'd probably want to up your land count by 1 or 2 if you plan on that though.
Those are all just suggestions - feel free to play the deck however you find it most fun! If you want more detailed suggestions about what I'd cut or what numbers I'd add, feel free to let me know!
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!