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
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

ghostfire86 on Kaalia, Beyond Heaven and Hell

2 days 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.

Ocelot44 on Aurelia - Equipment Voltron (EDH/Commander)

4 weeks ago

If you're going to run Gisela, the Broken Blade without Bruna, the Fading Light, then I feel like you may as well run Baneslayer Angel instead. For 1 more mana, you get 1 extra power, 2 extra toughness, and protection from demons and dragons

Right now you're running a heavy amount of artifacts that have no tap abilities, so you could make excellent use of Inspiring Statuary! It's a very niche card but it fits well here because you run lots of non-artifact spells!

Godo, Bandit Warlord is a voltron staple because he grabs you an equipment when he hits the field, and he gives you an extra combat step for all your vigilance creature and samurai! Goes really well with Helm of the Host as well

I also noticed you're not running Inventors' Fair? Seems like a no-brainer inclusion to me

mvharvill on Test of Faith

4 weeks ago

Its true I have put a lot of thought into this deck, but your comments are no less appreciated! If fact, discussing with you why he wasn't included made me reconsider a few other cards that I may not have approached the same way.

Resplendent Angel is great for popping out angel tokens, but is heavily reliant on either Lyra Dawnbringer or its own unacceptably expensive ability in order to be of any use at all. It's a great card for three mana, but cutting mana costs is not what we're after here.

I think I'll have to replace Resplendent Angel and Demon of Death's Gate with Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light so I can slam down a Brisela, Voice of Nightmares to cause trouble and fill my life back up while I use Razaketh, the Foulblooded to fill up my hand with enchantments, artifacts, and even more creatures for my commander to spit out! What do you think?

CaptSillva on Angels

1 month ago

Here are a few cards you could consider Bruna, the Fading Light, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Baneslayer Angel, Heliod, God of the Sun, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Journey to Nowhere, Aura of Silence, Lightning Greaves, Mirror of the Forebears, Radiant Destiny, and Kindred Boon.

I feel like I should point out though, that a lot of angels tend to have natural vigilance. So having too many vigilance enablers is a thing that can happen. I feel like if you want these types of effects in your deck they have to do a little something extra. Serra's Blessing seems a bit too weak as a result and the Angelic Field Marshal is a bit too unreliable.

CaptSillva on War Master Aurelia's Angels/Soldiers

1 month ago

Here is a few cards I think you could consider Figure of Destiny, Adriana, Captain of the Guard, Reconnaissance, Bruna, the Fading Light, and Gisela, the Broken Blade.

A few more heavy hitting options. Bruna in a deck with a high angel and human count is kind of scary. Also if you're going to run her, adding her other half Gisela seems like a good idea because who doesn't love strong mid game plays.

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

2 months ago

@landofMordor: Removed Lose the Game effects, Sundial of the Infinite, & Platinum Angel all for the sake of such cards.

Other things removed:,Browbeat, Risk Factor, not the Brisela, Voice of Nightmares Combo as it locks down nearly all staples of cEDH for being "CMC3 Danger Zone". Same for Concerted Effort + Pristine Angel as my stuff that wrecks fields has immunity towards such cards' Color Identity. Same applies for Odric, Lunarch Marshal even though Sky Terror & Swiftblade Vindicator are removed. Possibly adding them back... Still trying on Damage Doubling as Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is, basically this.

Working on Sunforger Package, though I do have a purpose for Isochron Scepter yet. Fork, for Instant/Sorcery Doubling.

This is what I got so far; also added Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Flameshadow Conjuring, & Splinter Twin.

Question: Are the following cards good?

Ring of Three Wishes (Stuff like Ancestral Statue & Felidar Guardian can pull off a Genie Exploit.)

Planar Bridge (Hefty cost to search for Permanents, but can put them in play right away. Plus, I already have infinite mana combos to boot.)

Mangara's Tome (Not sure if drawing a card at the start of a turn is a replacement effect, but if not, this can give you all 5 cards easy. I don't think this gets sacced after that, so flickering this again would mean potentially, I can play my deck.)

Citanul Flute (Why I have a lot of fat in the first place. I can net both parts of the Brisela, Voice of Nightmares meld, & play them both on the same turn. (Gisela, the Broken Blade is CMC4, & Bruna, the Fading Light is CMC7...) Then hell will be given.)

Your thoughts on these? I'll continue cutting from here. Just got to 100% Competitive though; even though it seems like a hopeless lie...

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