Gisela, the Broken Blade

Melds with:

Bruna, the Fading Light

Melds to:

Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Gisela, the Broken Blade

Legendary Creature — Angel Horror

Flying, first strike, lifelink

At the beginning of your end step, if you both own and control Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld and a creature named Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld, exile them, then meld them into Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld.

Guerric on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven: A Giada Guide

1 month ago

I've ordered some cards and pulled a few from my binder which I may add to the deck, but while they are enroute I thought I'd telegraph my thoughts on them so that some of you can weigh in with your thoughts.

1) Draw Lands- War Room and Bonders' Enclave While I don't like using four mana (including the land itself) to draw a card, I'll be happy to in a pinch or when the mana is free. These are not primary draw, but they will add options and I think get use, and since they don't come into play tapped that's good.

2) Seraph Sanctuary Missed this one in my first build, but it's obviously great here.

3) Emergence Zone This is a hidden gem most people forget about. A huge piece of aggro is the element of surprise, and this allows us to make bigger plays and functionally double mana by playing on our opponent's end step before our turn. It's great.

4) Sanctuary Warden This is another painfully obvious choice that I missed on the first round (I should have read the card more closely). It's an angel draw engine in Giada that leverages our Giada counters rather than the helpful shield counters it comes with. Nice.

5) Tome of Legends This is a favorite draw piece for me in two of my other decks, so I was thankful that someone reminded me of it. It also fits our low curve nicely.

6) Vanquisher's Banner This card does not fit our draw curve as nicely, but is broken and probably the second best draw engine for this deck.

7) Eye of Vecna I saw this in a few other lists and it seems great. Why not pay a small amount of the life we are gratuitously gaining for a card each turn? For 2 mana, and we get a card immediately when we play it! The only downside is that Angel of Jubilation shuts it down, but that is a narrow case.

8) Mask of Memory I saw this on other lists as well and it seems like a good choice. We get to look at two cards, end up one, and discard what we need least. There could also be lines of play where we discard a good card like Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld and return her with Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld, so there's that too.

9) Together Forever Premium protection from both board wipes and targeted removal. And for an efficient cost. What's not to like?

Vessiliana on Which non-partner commanders would you …

2 months ago

I would be totally plebeian and go for Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld and Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld. I would build them tomorrow, just for the fun of it.

Niko9 on T H E Y came from above +

3 months ago

Nice! Glad the deck is working well. Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld is such an awesome commander and I really like this list a lot. Whenever people say mono white is weak I'm just like, pfft, you won't say that after you run into the right mono white deck, and this is definitely one of those : )

LunchBox1211 on Meldrazi

3 months ago

4 things:

1: Mono-White EDH deck based around Eldrazi and lead by Brisela? You have my interest!

2: Court of Grace, as a suggestion. I may be overrating the Monarch mechanic a bit, but Court of Grace is turning into an auto-include for not just my white decks, but my decks that have white in them.

3: I briefly considered building a deck around Brisela, and my friend said that Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld would be better in the command zone, because she can reanimate Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld, in case you loose Gisela. Granted, my plan would have been more focused on killing people with Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld, but just something I thought I can pass on.

4: Meldrazi. Meld Eldrazi. Meldrazi. Well played, well played!

FatFreddiesCat on Color of transformed cards.

5 months ago

I have Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld out after melding Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld and Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld. Is Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld a white card or colorless? Would she be sacrificed with All Is Dust?


6 months ago

I've been working on my own version of this set, and I gotta say you made some great choices.

Some suggestions:

Otherwise, I love it, and I'll be using some of this in mine!

FatFreddiesCat on Death of a Commander who …

6 months ago

I use Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld as my Commander. She becomes melded with Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld to form Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld. What happens if Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld is killed or exiled? Does she come back to the Command zone as Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld and Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld goes to the graveyard/exile?

TypicalTimmy on New Format: Rule 0

9 months ago

Thanks to the work of tiffanyann for this idea.

We often talk about "Rule 0"; What your deck does, what it's power level is, who your Commander is, if there are any infinite combos, etc.

But sometimes, Rule 0 is to ask the table if using an Unset Commander is okay. If using a Legendary Enchantment or Artifact or Planeswalker in the Command Zone is okay. If running Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld Partnered with Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld is okay. Other examples are Stitcher Geralf and Ghoulcaller Gisa as Partners, or Hans Eriksson and Saffi Eriksdotter. Maybe you want to run Sword of Dungeons & Dragons in your D&D themed set. Maybe you want to run Surgeon General Commander. But there's more; Sometimes you want to play with a banned card. Maybe you have this killer Griselbrand build and want to see if it can withstand three opponents.

Rule 0 is important. It doesn't often "require" its own hub, but there are times when it could be useful. And, if the community accepts it as a unique hub, it could also open up more creativity because it pushes up against the boundaries of the RC.

After all, as long as your table is okay with it, then it's fine. If your table is fine with you running Iona, Shield of Emeria or Primevals' Glorious Rebirth, Garruk, Apex Predator or Grimlock, Dinobot Leader  Flip then there is absolutely no reason why you can't or shouldn't be able to. All of these are not legal for use as Commanders within the Command Zone, but if your table is okay with it, then suddenly they are. Similarly, Iona and Grimlock can't be in the deck, even in the +99. If your table is okay with it, then it's fine.

Similarly, sometimes players build decks that run non-legendary creatures as Commanders. One very popular build is Shaman of the Great Hunt, and to a lesser extent Brutal Hordechief. In fact, one of the most popular decks on this site itself would be classified as Rule 0: Dune: He Who Can Destroy a Thing, Controls a Thing, by FenIsABasicSwamp.

So with that said, I propose Rule 0 as a hub. Since we need to be able to describe it in one or two short sentences;

  • "There are many rules to EDH. Rule 0 decks ask the table beforehand if it is okay to run silver-bordered cards, banned cards or cards that would otherwise be 'illegal' in the Command Zone."
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