Ghoulcaller Gisa

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

, , Sacrifice another creature: Put X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield, where X is the sacrificed creature's power.

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Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ghoulcaller Gisa occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.18%

Ghoulcaller Gisa Discussion

Hybrow on Heart of Black Coal - Ayara ETB trigger EDH

1 day ago

Hello Tyrillius

Thanks for the suggestions.. I dont know about Wall of Blood, unless Ghoulcaller Gisa is out, it's kinda a dead card and only counts as 1 ETB for 3 mana.

I do like Ghoulcaller Gisa though, even without the wall, she is an extra sac outlet. The only reason I hesitate is because of the casting cost. I am trying to keep this deck lower to the ground. I will need to test play more to see if she would be worth it.

On the note of doubling triggered abilities, I was thinking of adding in Panharmonicon that way my creatures that enter with friends would double their friends, and that would also double the damage that Ayara, First of Locthwain does from each of those creatures. Again, that casting cost of is the only thing holding me back.

Tyrillius on Heart of Black Coal - Ayara ETB trigger EDH

1 day ago

Ayara, First of Locthwain you get the opponent loses one life you gain one life, you then pump Wall of Blood with however much life you want. Then you sack it with Ghoulcaller Gisa. This can be a pretty good win con depending on what else is on the board. Strionic Resonator can double the effect. So you drop say 20 life on the wall, sack the wall with gisa, double the effect with strionic resonator and drop in 40 2/2 zombies. If that's not a win then your probably going to 1v1 someone with them needing a board wipe next play or get overrun by 40 2/2 zombies.

ShutUpMokuba on Help with Scarab God deck

3 weeks ago

It really depends on your meta and your budget. However for now i'll try to list some cards that i really like in that type of deck.. In the creature compartment i would suggest Diregraf Colossus, Undead Warchief, maybe Death Baron, Cryptbreaker, the obvious Gravecrawler, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Lich Lord of Unx. For card draw i would add Graveborn Muse or Midnight Reaper. Soulless One can be a good card if you are on a budget. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is a great card too as he gets really big and destroys your opponents' creatures fast.Zombie Master is good on its own in a tribal deck but becomes great with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. More expensive cards are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Ghoulcaller Gisa; if i had to pick i would choose the first. Also Grave Titan can get you a lot of tokens.

Enchantments: Grave Pact for removal, Phyrexian Arena/Kindred Discovery/Rhystic Study and the great and cheap Monastery Siege for card draw, Black Market for ramp, Rooftop Storm enables a lot of Gravecrawler combos, Paradox Haze doubles your commander's effect while Training Grounds makes his second effect cheaper.

Artifacts: Phyrexian Altar for the gravecrawler combo, i love in this deck Bontu's Monument, Door of Destinies/Vanquisher's Banner/Coat of Arms because you are going for a tribal deck (and why not Herald's Horn. Illusionist's Bracers doubles the scarab's firs ability.

PW: Liliana, Untouched By Death does everything you want in a Scarab god deck.

Lands: Reliquary Tower, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Bojuka Bog to exile an opponent's graveyard. Unholy Grotto is fine here. More lands to to fix your mana base like Sunken Hollow would be nice.

If you are going for a mill version i would suggest other cards like Dreamborn Muse, Mindcrank and so on..

The problem with your deck in my opinion is that even if you play cards with some synergy because of the zombie tribal element and some way to double your commander's drain ability there are a lot of cards that do not enough for you here. Remember that playing a deck that is a constant menace to your opponents gets you a big target on your head. To be more specific with my suggestions i need to know your budget, your meta and the path you want to take with this deck. Also there are too little cards in the removal compartment, in the draw compartment and in the mana base fixing compartment.

TangoWithTojo on Onslaught of the Scarab God

2 months ago

So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf

Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.

Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.

Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.

Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.

Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.

Esperkyde on Zombo-Combo

2 months ago

How did I never realize Ghoulcaller Gisa and Intruder Alarm were a thing?!

Super cool; I like how much thought you put into this.

May I ask: Have you ever regretted the decision of playing Gisa and Geralf over something like The Scarab God ?

What makes the siblings better or more fun in your opinion?

Strangelove on Hogaak EDH

4 months ago

Hogaak! +1!

Dude! I think you're selling yourself short with this one! You could put wayyy more tokens into this and break it... get those Blood Artist triggers.

Feed the Pack , Korozda Guildmage ... sac Hogaak! Pricey, but... Ghoulcaller Gisa ???

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Infernal Genesis , Awaken the Erstwhile , Plague of Vermin , Worm Harvest , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Spider Spawning , Tombstone Stairwell ... Tendershoot Dryad ... I can go on :)

Saproling Symbiosis , Zombie Infestation ... maybe?

Stinkweed Imp ... more dredge!

Cryptolith Rite , Phyrexian Altar , and Ashnod's Altar are all amazing.

Hogaak was so good they had to ban him in Modern lol.

Gorbah on The Scarab God's Zombie Tribal

4 months ago

Ghoulcaller Gisa a must include in this themed deck !!

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