Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying, first strike

If a source would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, that source deals double that damage to that player or permanent instead.

If a source would deal damage to you or a permanent you control, prevent half that damage, rounded up.

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Azoth2099 I've never tried Moxfield! I pre-emptively imported the deck in there ( just in case but no idea how to go about co-brewing it :)

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ImNora on Cards Like Grand Cenobite?

9 months ago


I'm building a The Prismatic Bridge  Flip deck to cheat out creatures. I'm trying to pack the deck with creatures that boost the power/toughness of my other creatures. I've found things like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Pathbreaker Ibex, Blossoming Bogbeast, Kamahl, Heart of Krosa, Zopandrel, Hunger Dominus, Thunderfoot Baloth, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Fiendish Duo, Angrath's Marauders and Necropolis Regent. I also have Blade Historian and Blast-Furnace Hellkite for double strike since it effectively boosts power.

What cards can you think of that I missed?

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ghostfire86 on Kaalia's Bounce House

9 months ago

I use to run a land destruction version of Kaalia years ago. Since then she’s move to faster kills by bleeding the opposition. Ravages of War is another mass land d card but will cost you $.

I’m surprised you’re not running Dragon Mage as a wonder wheel draw effect. Keen Duelist helps kill your opponents due to your higher cmc while offering increased draw.

Dragon Tempest is a staple for Kaalia and abused by incorporating Utvara Hellkite and Ancient Gold Dragon, amplified with running Terror of the Peaks. I don’t run a ton of dragons so I chose to keep out Utvara as it’s more situational in my deck.

You might find use in Mudslide and Circle of Flame. I run Mudslide and Moat.

Talismans > Signets, try hitting about 10-11 mana rocks. In Archenemy games where you’re the threat, Kaalia is just the decoy for removal while you more easily hard cast your threats. Quicksilver Amulet and Sneak Attack are good avenues around losing Kaalia as well, but have you considered Sundial of the Infinite which gets rid of sneak attacks drawback and opens combat combos and infinite turns to your arsenal? Maybe too much of you want to keep casual.

The Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood aren’t honestly needed in here. Archfiend of Depravity, Wound Reflection, Sower of Discord, Scourge of the Skyclaves, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight,and Heartless Hidetsugu are functionally better choices to utilize and synergize/combo.

Caerwyn on Why Does Damage Increasing Work …

10 months ago

You are forgetting - the attacking player might not be the only one applying damage modifiers. Cards like Benevolent Unicorn or… Gisela, Blade of Goldnight… exist. They might not be as common as damage increases, but they’re still very much a part of the game.

Rather than have different people apply potentially competing effects, they chose to let one single player handle all of that. Additionally, the rule in question (616.1) applies to all replacement effects - the affected person or object’s controller gets to determine how they or their thing is modified. They did not want to have a carve out of “except in the case of receiving damage” since carve outs like that create more rules problems than they solve.

That said, I expect this is probably one of the most misplayed common rule interactions in the game.

DemonDragonJ on Why Does Damage Increasing Work …

10 months ago

Since I am building an EDH deck with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight as the general, I read the rulings for her, and the rulings stated that, if multiple effects modify how much damage is dealt, such as Gisela combined with Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, the player receiving the damage chooses how to apply those effects, which does not make any sense, since, in most other situations in which multiple replacement effects apply, the controller of the effects chooses how to apply them (such as a player controlling both Progenitus and Rest in Peace). I also am not pleased to know that, since the player receiving the damage will always apply the effects in a way that minimizes how much damage they receive, whereas the controller of the modifying effects will want to apply the effects in a way that maximizes the damage; for example, the player dealing the damage would want to apply Torbran's ability first and Gisela's ability second, but the player receiving the damage would want to apply Gisela's ability first and Torbran's ability second.

What does everyone else say about this? Why does the player being dealt damage, rather than the player dealing the damage, choose how to apply modifying effects?

DemonDragonJ on Should I Put Damage-Dealing Planeswalkers …

10 months ago

I am currently constructing an EDH deck with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight as its general, and I am wondering if I should put any planeswalkers with damage-dealing abilities into that deck, such as any of Chandra's numerous incarnations.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I put damage-dealing planeswalkers into my Gisela EDH deck?

griffstick on Which Mass Destruction Spell(s) Should …

10 months ago

Inferno sure. It's like holding up a Cyclonic Rift when you have control of Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

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