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Gisa - brain eaters.

Commander / EDH*

Tikkid


Description

A mostly low budget Gisa deck i'm working on just wanted thoughts and idea's on it. Recurssion and brain eaters that's the gist. Need a lot of helping eyes giving me hints on her.

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TrevaTheCleva says... #1

Metallic Mimic pairs well with Adaptive Automaton

Ascendant Evincar seems too expensive but not terriblesame with Dread Slaver

Helldozer is slow, but if he comes online he seems legit. you'll probably need to test him out in your meta.

Lightning Greaves>Swiftfoot Bootsif you can afford em.Graf Harvest>Cover of Darkness

Scourge of Nel Toth is just too expensive for my taste, but hey he is a flyin' Zombie..I could see it getting cut in favor of a more efficient card.

Diabolic Tutormy least favorite tutor, should be replaced by a more efficient one, like Vampiric TutorDemonic TutorBeseech the QueenRune-Scarred Demonor any other one. There are probably 8 more I can't think of right now. BtQ being one of the budget option.

Forced Marchseems like there are better board wipe options, especially since this pretty much guaranties killing all Z's. Toxic DelugeDamnationLife's FinalePlague Wind

Jet Medallion> Mind Stoneor another rando rock

remove Smother for kill with life gain like Consuming Vapors.

good valueVictimizeGempalm PolluterWithered Wretch

Auto ins;Cabal CoffersCemetery ReaperLord of the UndeadCryptbreakerFleshbag Marauderthere are same dude with different names tooCorpse HarvesterZombie Master

You have a lot of life loss but I am not seeing life gain, consider cards like Whip of ErebosExquisite Bloodor any other cards that have lifelink tacked on them.

that should give you some options to trade for. I would also check out the other Gisa lists on EDHREC for ideas, she is a very popular commander. Have Fun :)

February 17, 2017 11:16 p.m.

obitus says... #2

The first thing I would ask is are you going to combo?

The second thing I would ask you is if this is a good stuff deck or a deck centered around Gisa ability?

My builds are a bit more commander focused than most builds, but some of the suggestions TrevaTheCleva mentioned are in my deck. You have a lot of high cmc cost creatures, 11% of your deck has 5-6 cmc creature cost.

Scourge of Nel Toth is good if your not running to many high cmc creatures, he is your only flying zombie. I include him for that fact alone, but TrevaTheCleva point is still valid.

Fodder, anthem, and token producing is the key to making a swarm of zombies with Gisa ability. Out of the three, fodder has to be the highest amount. If you don't have any zombie you want to sacrifice with Gisa then your just sitting there dead in the water.

That being said, you will need help with your token producing via alternate effects, like endless rank of the dead instead of Grave Betrayal . The two go hand and hand with more emphasis on fodder. The anthem part is the trickest, you do not want just a vanilla anthem effect. You need to have your anthem do more than just their designed effect, Adaptive Automaton is a bad anthem where as Cemetery Reaper is a good one.

A lot of that was from the description of my deck, but I hope it helps. This certainly is not the only way to build Gisa.

February 19, 2017 8:28 a.m.

Tikkid says... #3

Thank you both for the advice, i'm trying to focus on Gisa but I also seem to branch off into "Oooo shiny" mode. Already looking at quite a few ways to shrink the cost and yea definetly lowering the cost

February 19, 2017 2:02 p.m.

Tikkid says... #4

Thank you both for the advice, i'm trying to focus on Gisa but I also seem to branch off into "Oooo shiny" mode. Already looking at quite a few ways to shrink the cost and yea definetly lowering the cost

February 19, 2017 2:02 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.79
Tokens 0/0 Germ, 2/2 Zombie
Views 120