Gisa, Glorious Resurrector

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Vintage Legal

Gisa, Glorious Resurrector

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

If a creature an opponent controls would die (be put into the graveyard from the battlefield), exile it instead.

At the beginning of your upkeep, put all creature cards exiled with this onto the battlefield under your control. They gain decayed. (A creature with decayed can't block. When it attacks, sacrifice it at the end of combat.)

RedBullMan2 on The Abyss Stares Back

5 months ago

nice deck man, but how about Gisa, Glorious Resurrector ?

NV_1980 on High Offerings

7 months ago


This looks fun! You've probably already figured, but Dockside Extortionist would fit very well in here. Ophiomancer also comes to mind. I think Gisa, Glorious Resurrector is also good for a few chuckles in here.

I would also really opt for some more draw capability as the deck seems to be a bit lacking in that department; like Phyrexian Arena, Deathreap Ritual and especially Evolutionary Leap.

Hope this deck works out for you.



Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

9 months ago


Right on both counts I think. Like you said, Gisa isn't especially better than any other Threaten effect, and I basically look at it as being slightly cheaper Grave Betrayal which I don't run both for it's MV and for the fact that the effect isn't that important.

generally most of the time this deck ends up killing opponent's creatures with things like Grave Pact or Fleshbag Marauder kinds of effects, so there's definitely some ability to get the triggers, but that's also putting the choice in your opponent's hand, so you'll usually end up with a token or meh creature you don't particularly need.

All in all, I just think there's better 4 drops to run than Gisa, Glorious Resurrector.

as for Resculpt, I agree, it's generally worse than Reality Shift. however it's still a 1U instant speed exile effect, so it's definitely got a place in some decks. exile based spot removal is an important effect to have, so whatever you choose I'd recommend having at least a few such cards if you can. Ravenform is a similar card, but sorcery speed certainly hurts it compared to other options. Deadly Rollick is also out of many player's budgets I'd imagine.

bushido_man96 on I didn't choose the Slug Life, Slug life chose me!

9 months ago

I like the idea behind this build.

I see an issue with Gisa, Glorious Resurrector, though. When your opponent's creatures die, she creates a replacement effect, and the death trigger from your Commander and cards like Blood Artist won't trigger. She seems like an antagonist to what your Commander wants to do.

its_wampa on Slug Fest - Everyone Gets Some

9 months ago

Just a heads up, Gisa, Glorious Resurrector works against Toxrill and your other death effects by replacing the deaths with exile triggers, so while you may get the creatures that died, none of your death effects will go off. If its a secondary wincon, cool beans, but just wanted to point that out in case you might not have seen that.

Rhadamanthus on When does a non-creature artifact …

10 months ago

For Gisa, yes. "Dies" is short for "going from the battlefield to the graveyard", and Gisa, Glorious Resurrector replaces the event "a creature an opponent controls would go from the battlefield to the graveyard." If Karn, Silver Golem has turned something into a creature and it would die, that's an event Gisa's first ability can replace, so the card will go to exile. It won't be returned by the second ability because that ability specifies "creature cards".

For Scythe in your specific example, it depends. Kiku, Night's Flower's activated ability doesn't interact with Scythe of the Wretched because it makes the creature deal damage to itself, but Scythe wants the equipped creature (here, Kiku) to have dealt the damage. If the creature dies in combat with Kiku then it will work fine. The other card will be returned to the battlefield because Scythe doesn't care whether it's an actual creature card.

freezerboy on When does a non-creature artifact …

10 months ago

Trying to figure out if a non-creature artifact will be exiled with Gisa, Glorious Resurrector if I use Karn, Silver Golem to make it a creature and then kill it with a Kiku, Night's Flower for example. Same kind of thing if Karn makes the artifact a creature and they die to Kiku equipped with Scythe of the Wretched.

Demon519 on M-m-m-m-m-my Muldrotha! That's a bad name.

11 months ago

RAMP: Deranged Assistant, Gilded Goose, Rootcoil Creeper, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Skull Prophet, Solemn Simulacrum, Phyrexian Tower, Binding the Old Gods, Titans' Nest, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Nissa's Renewal, Chromatic Lantern, Dimir Signet, Golgari Signet, Lotus Petal, Simic Signet, Sol Ring, Wayfarer's Bauble, Kiora, the Crashing Wave.

CARD DRAW and SELF MILL: Baleful Strix, Deranged Assistant, Glowspore Shaman, Prime Speaker Zegana, Satyr Wayfinder, Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, Skull Prophet, Solemn Simulacrum, Stitcher's Supplier, Underrealm Lich, The Binding of the Titans, Titans' Nest, Vessel of Nascency, Buried Alive, Rishkar's Expertise, Victimize, Aether Spellbomb, Altar of Dementia, Kiora, the Crashing Wave.

REMOVAL: Acidic Slime, Agent of Treachery, Bane of Progress, Cavalier of Night, Hostage Taker, Kraul Harpooner, Massacre Wurm, Polukranos, Unchained, Ravenous Chupacabra, Shriekmaw, Binding the Old Gods, Pernicious Deed, Seal of Primordium, Beast Within, In Garruk's Wake, Languish, Aether Spellbomb, Vraska, Golgari Queen.

PROTECTION and RECURSION: Eternal Witness, Genesis, Gisa, Glorious Resurrector, Glen Elendra Archmage, Siren Stormtamer, Spore Frog, Animate Dead, Kaya's Ghostform, Pattern of Rebirth, The Binding of the Titans, Rise of the Dark Realms, Victimize, Kiora, the Crashing Wave.

ATTEMPTS TO WIN: Avenger of Zendikar + Fabled Passage ... Eternal Witness + Time Warp ... Avenger of Zendikar + Altar of Dementia ... Massacre Wurm + Thassa, Deep-Dwelling ... Muldrotha, the Gravetide + Kaya's Ghostform + Lotus Petal + Altar of Dementia ... Rise of the Dark Realms + Eternal Witness ... Vraska, Golgari Queen emblem ... Underrealm Lich + Prime Speaker Zegana OR Rishkar's Expertise

CUTE/GOOFY: Gisa, Glorious Resurrector, Awaken the Erstwhile, Visions of Duplicity.

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