Gisela, the Broken Blade

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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
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.

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Gisela, the Broken Blade Discussion

Cereal_Killer on B/W Humans Angels

3 weeks ago

First of all, what's your budget?

Then, aren't 26 lands a bit too much?

Since you play , I'd suggest two of the best removal this colours have in modern: Path to Exile and Fatal Push , that could fit the deck instead of Anguished Unmaking , Cast Down , Grasp of Darkness , Declaration in Stone , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Royal Assassin (the assassin basically does nothing: it enters at 3, it's easily removable and it's effect isn't so good cause you only destroy tapped creatures)

A good angel that could fit this deck is Restoration Angel : it's a chap mana angel, it has flash and it's ability could be used to save one of your creatures from an opponent's removal or to make another golem with Blade Splicer (which it's also a human). In my opinion it should replace Angel of Condemnation , which it's too slow and can be easily removed

Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a good card, but it should go, if you really want it, in sideboard: in some games you won't need it

Thoughtseize it's a very good card, but in only 1x it doesn't make sense. Put some more of it (or Inquisition of Kozilek , personally I'd put 2/3x of both) or cut it

Are Always Watching and Spear of Heliod worth? You win due to flying big angels, does it have sense to cast a turn 3 card that doesn't affect so much the game?

If you put in at least 3x Path to Exile and 3x Fatal Push you won't need The Eldest Reborn . It's too slow, the opponent chooses what to destroy and most of the times you'll lose before doing the third effect

Some good cards could fit here are: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Champion of the Parish (only if you make it more human tribal)

Is it only my impression that Lone Rider  Flip stands here only because it's a human and not due to it's ability? I mean, how many times would you be able to flip it?

I understand it's something funny to make if it works, but I personally don't like Bruna, the Fading Light . It increases your mana curve, can be easily removed and if opponent has something to deal with graveyard or exile things (like Rest in Peace , Relic of Progenitus , Leyline of the Void or Path to Exile ), you won't even use it's effect.

However I like Gisela, the Broken Blade , it's cheap and it has good abilities. Could it be worth leaving only her in the deck without Bruna, the Fading Light ? Well, this is up to you

Thraben Inspector it's a good card, why don't you make it a 4x?

Plansewalkers: I'm not sure about Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Grim Nemesis , I mean, they have good abilities, but on turn 6 do you really want to cast them? The only way to see if they fit it's playtesting them

Lands: depending on your budget, Marsh Flats , Godless Shrine , Field of Ruin or Ghost Quarter , Isolated Chapel , Shambling Vent could be some ideas

Esbilon on Heaven's Gate

1 month ago

I'd take Journey to Nowhere over Pacifism , there are a lot of creatures who hurt you just by being on the battlefield without attacking or blocking anyone. Luminarch Ascension seems like a card that's good in multiplayer where you have a lot of opponents' end phases for it to trigger in and a propensity for stale mates, so if you're playing that way a lot it's a good card. In normal matchups, though, I don't see it doing much for you. Instead of Ghostly Prison , I'd bring in Archangel of Tithes , she's a bit more expensive for you and not as expensive for your opponent, but she's more versatile and comes with a 3/5 body which can really do wonders.

Darksteel Citadel doesn't seem to do a whole lot of good for you, and the occasional life-gain from Seraph Sanctuary is really also something you need to have a payoff for for it to be worth it. Maybe just get some extra plains, or you could get Eiganjo Castle or Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers . You also seem to have rather more forests than I'd really recommend, but good dual lands are expensive, so I get you :) If you can afford them, I recommend Temple Garden , Horizon Canopy , Windswept Heath , Razorverge Thicket and Wooded Bastion .

Shaman of Forgotten Ways seems way too expensive, I'd get Birds of Paradise or more Noble Hierarch s if you can afford it, otherwise Avacyn's Pilgrim , Beastcaller Savant or Bloom Tender can do good work too. I'm also not sure what Kytheon's Irregulars ' role in your deck is, again let me recommend Archangel of Tithes , or alternatively Angel of Jubilation , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , or Indomitable Archangel or Gisela, the Broken Blade . Baneslayer Angel is a fine card, but unless you're facing demons and dragons regularly, Lyra Dawnbringer is probably better. Her ability to be a lord for other angels is really nice.

Iona, Shield of Emeria and Avacyn, Angel of Hope are super powerful bombs, but I'm not sure you have enough ramp to play them consistently. Of course, you know your local meta better than I do, so you be the judge of that yourself :) I'd recommend thinking about dropping them, though.

And last, a shameless plug. I've been playing with an angel deck of my own at my local FNM and been doing OK, it's been mono-white, white-green-red and is now just white-green. You can check the latest iteration here if you're looking for a somewhat different take on this whole business: Noble Angels

Spirits on Mardu - Kaalia of the Vast

1 month ago

Further to the comments onKaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

Bruna, the Fading Light make sure you understand that she doesn't work if you play her with Kaalia of the Vast. She only works if you cast her from your hand. And is only really cool (other than she has unburial) when Gisela, the Broken Blade is in the graveyard, Brisela, Voice of Nightmares is pretty cool, win-con wouldn't go that far, but pretty cool. Just HIGH CMC and need the other half to be useful. Doesn't work with Quicksilver Amulet or any type of Reanimate either.

You have Necromancy could play the Worldgorger Dragon too. Just need a Piranha Marsh or something, but the A/D/D have lots of ETB to abuse already.

Since Mardu doesn't have land pull ramp, don't play Temple of the False God, it's terrible, play Ancient Tomb if you want fast colorless mana.

Sensei's Divining Top is good for pulling a A/D/D from the top of your deck into your hand. Nothing worse than an unblockable Kaalia of the Vast and No A/D/D to play for free. It also draw enables the tutors, like pull a Razaketh, the Foulblooded with Vampiric Tutor (if you drew it that turn) and then grab it with the derpy dreidel for the win.

You play more control than I do for sure, You might want to choose 1 or maybe 2, but 3 CMC6, and 2 CMC4 is too much I think. Maybe another tutor and just pull one or the other, keep the best, tutor for it. Cycling is even still a bit too much, if it was it would be amazing.

Can't say much, deck looks pretty impressive and lethal. When you get more ramp, you see more Turn-2/3 Combos.

Cheers +1.

trokenking on Avacyn EDH

1 month ago

I'd say, add a Gilded Lotus rather than Star Compass. Also why not add Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light?

Esbilon on Mono-White Angel Human

2 months ago

First off, 19 lands seems very low for a mana curve that goes this high, as is the number of 1 drops in your deck, as opposed to the number of 3 drops and 4 drops which seem pretty high.

Secondly, it appears as if what your deck really wants to do is to cast a lot of creatures and beat down with them. That's a decent strategy, but it requires two things 1) the mana to cast those creatures and 2) that you have relevant creatures on hand. For the former, you might want to consider Mind Stone, Gold Myr or even Palladium Myr (probably not, though). If you can afford it, there's nothing better in a mono coloured deck than a copy or more of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. For the second, Thraben Inspector, Wall of Omens, and Thalia's Lancers do good work.

Since you already have Gisela, the Broken Blade, I would recommend also getting Bruna, the Fading Light, she's pretty cheap and it's great fun to see your opponent's face when they meld if they don't have an answer ready :)

Other upgrades really depend on your budget and what you want to do with the deck. At the risk of plugging myself, you might want to check out my deck Angels of Paradise or its mono-white predecessor Angels of Ivory.

ghostfire86 on Kaalia, Beyond Heaven and Hell

2 months ago

My local game stores big matchup this past Monday was my Kaalia vs Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder Storm.

Game 1: Gisela, the Broken Blade with Lightning Greaves on the assault. Blew up his lands with Ravages of War early game to prevent his progression.

Game 2: He came heavy with control using Noxious Revival to return Force of Will for additional counter. I ensured each bait card would devastate his field to remove the counter spells and tie up his mana to slow me down. Drop Kaalia, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, and Archfiend of Despair for the win.

Game 3: Turn 1 he dropped Sylvan Library and preceded to make gains with card advantage. I got greedy and blew the field with Armageddon and Enlightened Tutor for Crucible of Worlds. This failed to slow him down and he got the win.

Game 4: The final game was a challenge. Dropping Sol Ring and Dark Tutelage for advantage didn’t work as he was working hard now for control. My only option left was to take out Yidris with Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile. I managed to tutor Moat and get it into play just in time to stop Yidris hitting the field for the last time. He cast Cyclonic Rift overload, swung, and whiffed the cascade. I managed to secure Moat once again and proceeded to advance my field. Sol Ring and Mana Crypt were my key players here helping me rebounded from the CycRift and take the game the next turn with lethal damage.

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

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.19%

Boros: 0.14%

Selesnya: 0.05%

Orzhov: 0.03%

Mardu: 0.1%