Gisela, the Broken Blade

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat 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

VoidMagic on B/W Meld Control

4 days ago

I like meld as well, I'm trying out Final Parting to fetch Bruna, the Fading Light and send Gisela, the Broken Blade to the graveyard

Goretast on 8.5 tailed beast

5 days 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.

suarkdivad on G/W Survey Corps

6 days 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!

xyr0s on Green + White = Lifelink and Angels

2 weeks 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.

MrSirMoth on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 month ago

Gisela, the Broken Blade is missing a From the Vault: Transform printing.

seiseises on Casual White Angels

1 month ago

Ahhh great to see a big army of angels, so +1 just for that!

That said, I think you should lower your average CMC a bit, since twelve 7+ drops can be problematic even in casual games (and almost half of your deck costs 5 or more to play anyway). As much as I love all those huge-ass angels, maybe you could replace some of them with cheap but powerful 4-5 drops like Battlegrace Angel (lifelink), Angel of Jubilation (lord + anti-black) or Seraph of the Sword, or if you have some more money available, then you have many more to choose from like Archangel of Tithes (combat control), Shalai, Voice of Plenty (hexproof for everyone), Restoration Angel (for re-triggering enter the battlefield effects, including Seraph Sanctuary), or the golden trio of lifelink angels: Baneslayer Angel, Archangel of Thune and Gisela, the Broken Blade.

As more concrete suggestions, I think Seraph of the Sword is better than both Serra Avenger (since you can't play her until turn 4 anyway) and Guardian of the Gateless. Also I would swap Angelic Arbiter for Archangel of Tithes or Battlegrace Angel, and take out Reya Dawnbringer and Angel of the Dire Hour for some of the others I mentioned.

Regarding other spells, you might like Journey to Nowhere instead of Pacifism, or maybe Oblivion Ring/Banishing Light so it's not only for creatures.

Also, your angels won't die that often, so I would cut a couple of Defy Death for something with more utility like Survival Cache, that gives you lifegain + card drawing.

And lastly, if you take out most of your 6+ angels, you won't need Quicksilver Amulet so you could use faster ramp like Pearl Medallion or Oketra's Monument.

And that's all I can think of right now. I'll leave you the links to my angel decks in case you want to check them :) Mono-white Angels, Angels are coming, Angels and the townsfolk

misterg0ld on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 month ago

There's still no Gisela, the Broken Blade in FTV: Transform

Rwhr2d2 on Angels Delight

1 month ago

They are both Modern and Standard legal. However, they fail to hit targets depending on which one you draw. In some matchups, turn 1 Divest has you see your opponents hand and that's it. In others, Duress is the same. Cards like Inquisition of Kozilek can hit a much wider range of cards, and Thoughtseize hits anything at the cost of life. This means that you don't need to worry about keeping hands with a variation of the discard spells, since there will be more relevant match ups for your discard.
Also, perhaps look at some more cheap threats. Gisela, the Broken Blade is a pretty good beater, Restoration Angel lets you save a creature from removal similarly to Shalai but also can just be flashed in to beat down after you untap. Resolute Archangel is very slow for the format, being a 7 mana 4/4. On Serra's Wings is also not very good, being four mana for an aura which only serves to make your creatures, which already should be winning, better.
-2 Shalai -1 Resolute Archangel -2 On Serra's Wings
+2 Gisela, the Broken Blade +2 Restoration Angel +1 Land would help the deck a bit.

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