So this is my first ever Commander - EDH build.

I'm gonna be doing a lot of 4+ person games with this baby and i need advice.

I just made this out of what i had plus i spent like $50 on some old stuff.

Tell me about cool combo's cause i don't know anything about EDH I'm a total newb

I found a couple combo's that work Gisela, Blade of Goldnight with Heartless Hidetsugu is a game winner and there are a few ways to give him haste in this deck. Malignus could be a player out every turn and the boss with double strike or double power is a player down as well.


So I got to play this deck a couple of times and wasn't able to do very much. People are scared of Gisela, Blade of Goldnight so I had all eyes on me from the get. To combat the attention i added in more board wipe, a Memory Lapse, and a Ghostly Prison. hopefully that will make me a less attractive target.


BadumPsh says... #1

Great picks! I DO have some suggestions, though.

First of all, your deck looks good, but seems a bit pricey, mana-wise. I'd look into mana doublers - think Doubling CubeMTG Card: Doubling Cube, Caged SunMTG Card: Caged Sun, Mana FlareMTG Card: Mana Flare, Extraplanar LensMTG Card: Extraplanar Lens, and so on.

Secondly, consider a few X spells. If you end up picking up any of the aforementioned mana doublers, a Devil's PlayMTG Card: Devil's Play or BrightflameMTG Card: Brightflame can go a hell of a long way.

Thirdly, enchantments will be your best friend. I suggest a few more damage doublers (Curse of BloodlettingMTG Card: Curse of Bloodletting, Furnace of RathMTG Card: Furnace of Rath, an so on) as well as some global enchantments (maybe Ghostly PrisonMTG Card: Ghostly Prison, RepercussionMTG Card: Repercussion, True ConvictionMTG Card: True Conviction, Vicious ShadowsMTG Card: Vicious Shadows, Marshal's AnthemMTG Card: Marshal's Anthem, Warstorm SurgeMTG Card: Warstorm Surge, and whatnot).

Just a note for actually playing Gisela; remember, each source that would deal damage deals double. So if you control RepercussionMTG Card: Repercussion and cast BrightflameMTG Card: Brightflame, paying five for X, first it deals double damage to each of those creatures (10), and then in turn, deal double THAT damage to that player (20).

Looks good though, +1

May 9, 2012 3:03 p.m.

Epochalyptik says... #2

I saw your post in the forums. If you're new to EDH, check out this article for some ideas on how to approach a build.

May 9, 2012 11:34 p.m.

KBgamer says... #3

Try using Inquisitor's FlailMTG Card: Inquisitor's Flail. Equip it to Gisela and bam, 20 points of damage without boosting her power.

May 16, 2012 4:19 p.m.

KBgamer says... #4

Try using Inquisitor's FlailMTG Card: Inquisitor's Flail. Equip it to Gisela and bam, 20 points of damage without boosting her power.

May 16, 2012 4:19 p.m.

Volpalope says... #5

I like the idea of using Powerstone MinefieldMTG Card: Powerstone Minefield. In the same vein, you could use Lightmine FieldMTG Card: Lightmine Field. Anytime you attack with one creature, it would do no damage at all, if you have Gisela out!

May 22, 2012 2:43 p.m.

Ballmode says... #6

You round the damage up so you would actually still take 1 damage.

May 23, 2012 1:11 p.m.

Volpalope says... #7

It says the damage prevented is halved, and then rounded up. So, anything that would deal one damage, it would prevent .5, rounded up to 1.

May 23, 2012 4:39 p.m.

Ballmode says... #8

well look at that i was reading it wrong that's cool

May 24, 2012 12:34 p.m.

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