Gisela, the Broken Blade


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon 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

Delta-117 on G/B Delirium

1 day ago

Why did I not even consider Walking Ballista? For B/G delirium?? All that came to mind for me was Hope of Ghirapur, although I think that this might possibly be better.

I see you have chosen to cut out Mindwrack Demon, I'm still wanting to try that card I think in mine perhaps, as I had a few ideas such as replacing my Noxious Gearhulk with Verdurous Gearhulk and thus works very well with it.

I'm torn on whether or not to use Grasp of Darkness still or not. I have had a few ideas, how I could change the deck, one just like yours was in keeping it pretty much the same but just adding Decimator of the Provinces, while another was splashing white for a copy of Gisela, the Broken Blade, and a Bruna, the Fading Light, however I'm not sure what's the best route.

PelicanMan on Mardu NOPE Tempo

2 days ago

List looks good overall, few little things that should be changed if you can afford to.

Run Dark Confidant over Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, it's the more powerful version of the effect and in modern you want the most powerful version of any given effect unless the weaker version has synergy. Potentially cut altogether?

I understand you're taking a different direction that regular Nahiri builds, but running a 1-of Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is kind of a must, as a way to make Nahiri's ultimate a win, and if you draw it you just pitch it to her +2.

The interaction between Lingering Souls and Liliana of the Veil is so powerful, and each card is so powerful on its own, that you really want to be running closer to 4 copies of each, I feel like the deck will perform much better overall the more copies of these cards that you run.

Fatal Push, Path to Exile and Lightning Bolt are amazing, and Kolaghan's Command has a lot of utility, but overall you have too much removal. In most matchups this won't be an issue, but against combo decks that don't run creatures or even just have a low creature count, you're going to need to sideboard them out. Decks like junk and jund run 10-12 removal spells and have trouble sideboarding against those decks.

All that considered, love the Bloodsoaked Champion and Gisela, the Broken Blade and will be watching this to see how the deck evolves!

Didley on Abzan Delirium - AER

3 days ago

Delta-117, Your question about Noxious Gearhulk got me thinking... Verdurous Gearhulk is a great card, but you're not really blowing out of the gate with tons of low-cost creatures, which is the best use for his counters.

That said, Verdurous Gearhulk does make the Ishkanah, Grafwidow spider tokens absolutely bonkers. It's a little slow, but an Ishkanah, Grafwidow followed by a Verdurous Gearhulk will be very hard to deal with. If you do decide to play 2x Verdurous Gearhulk, I'd go for 3x Ishkanah, Grafwidow as well.

What you said about Evolving Wilds to help trigger Revolt is not a bad idea, but Aether Revolt gave the Delirium decks an even better option: Renegade Map. Turn 1 was usually always Vessel of Nascency or Traverse the Ulvenwald with the goal of fixing your mana. However, artifact is usually the hardest type to hit in the GB Delirium Decks. T1 you play Renegade Map, T2 you crack the map, putting an artifact into the GY, tutor the land and play it untapped the same turn. No tempo loss like you can get with Evolving Wilds.

While Brisela, Voice of Nightmares is very powerful, it's usually very easy to kill Gisela, the Broken Blade before the meld. The decks that are good with Bruna, the Fading Light give her more targets than just Gisela, the Broken Blade. I actually lost a match once because I cast Bruna, the Fading Light and went for the meld rather than choosing Thalia, Heretic Cathar. My opponent was able to cast To the Slaughter and Gisela, the Broken Blade was the only target I could sacrifice. I still had the Bruna, the Fading Light, but on his turn he cast Ishkanah, Grafwidow which bought him enough time to find the answer for Bruna, the Fading Light and win.

Long story short: Gisela, the Broken Blade is too easily handled before the meld. But there is another 2WW spell that is even better for your 4-drop slot: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. He's actually even better after the bannings. A T4 Emrakul, the Promised End is a stronger play than a T4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar no matter how you look at it. And Smuggler's Copter put him under a lot of early game pressure that all the Soldier Tokens in the world couldn't defend against.

What's even better is that Gideon, Ally of Zendikar doesn't die to Fatal Push. People are so in love with Fatal Push right now that they are changing a lot of their lists just to be able to use that very efficient removal spell with Revolt. As much as I love Gisela, the Broken Blade, Aether Revolt just made her that much easier to kill.

Also, with Emrakul, the Promised End gone, people are going to be removing some/all of the Stasis Snares, which is one of the few answers for Gideon, Ally of Zendikar that has been seeing play.

I don't mean to drone on too much. I made a copy of your list and made the changes I'm describing here so it's easier to see. Here's the link if you're interested:

Delta-117 on Abzan Delirium - AER

3 days ago

If I can acquire a second Gisela, the Broken Blade preferably from trading I will add a second as I think your right. Although what worries me is that I'm losing another way to find one of my few white mana sources, so perhaps is another additional land needed to the deck/one that replaces another for another white source needed perhaps? I was thinking even another Evolving Wilds could help as it would help with revolt from Fatal Push once I get a few of those for this too.

Then one last thing I was thinking is, why not I take out Noxious Gearhulk (or at least sideboard it) and swap it for a Verdurous Gearhulk? What do you think about that? The main reason for Noxious Gearhulk was of course other Emrakul, the Promised End's previously. As of the moment I own (in paper), 2 copies of both Noxious Gearhulk and 2 Verdurous Gearhulk's and I'm wanting to in fact to still try using both, moving the noxious to the sideboard and a Verdurous or two, into the main deck.

Anyways thanks for the suggestion Didley.

Didley on Abzan Delirium - AER

3 days ago

With 4x Traverse the Ulvenwald, I'm not sure you need three Ishkanah, Grafwidow. I'd drop one for a second Gisela, the Broken Blade.

Interesting build. Has a lot of power. +1 from me.

Sandiagos on Orzhov Exiling

6 days ago

Thank you Orion93 for the comment.

Vehicles - With the ban on Smuggler's Copter, I'm not overly fussed with the pressure of vehicles, I'd happily use my life total as a resource to soak a vehicle hit and replenish my health with lifelink creatures the following turn. As soon as Always Watching hits the battlefield I'd feel comfortable with stabilising my health pool with Gisela, the Broken Blade and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet aggression, and then block vehicles with first strike damage from Gisela, the Broken Blade. If the pressure is extensive, I'd chuck Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim under the bus to stabilise the board. If Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is on the board the vehicle would then be exiled.

Control - Very much agreed this is a problem. I've tried to sideboard in a way that deals with control... indirectly. Rather than hard countering removal spells, you take them and use low cost menace zombies Relentless Dead to indefinitely return to the field to fuel Kalitas and to attack with directly to chip away at the opponents health (menace is pretty good against control). I had considered going Esper, opening up blue but... I resigned to the fact you can't hard counter everything, therefore the Relentless Dead method will suffice to 'exhaust' removal spells.

More than happy for your feedback on these decisions, thanks again.

pickelchu on TURN 4 BRISELA OH YEAH!!! (Help appreciated)!!!

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions abby315! I'll will probably end up adding most of them that are on the more budget side, so I might hold back on the gids or trackers! The only expensive cards in the deck are rebthe with new I've opened- and yes I've opened 3 Gisela, the Broken Blades one in French for that matter--- but if I open one it will go right into this deck! Thanks again for the feedback!

viperfang4 on UW Spirit Flash Control

1 week ago

Add another Bygone Boshop, Gisela, the Broken Blade went down in price, Bruna with her, Elder Deep-Fiend, Disallow, Sphinx of the Final Word. I might think of some other good options and post again.

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