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 Post subject: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-01 4:49 pm 

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I'll keep this short. I'm looking for some input on how I can improve this deck. The point of the deck is simple: ramp up, cast Gisela, and take advantage of her ability to burn the table to cinders.

Without further ado, here's my list:

Creatures:
Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Hammerfist Giant
Baneslayer Angel
Sunblast Angel
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Jaya Ballard
Anger
Dragon Mage
Sun Titan
Stoneforge Mystic
Glory
Bogardan Hellkite
Malignus
Balefire Dragon
Grand Abolisher
Academy Rector
Solemn Simulacrum
Junktroller
Weathered Wayfarer

Enchantments:
Furnace of Rath
Land Tax
Powerstone Minefield
True Conviction
Repercussion
Pyrohemia
Aether Flash

Artifacts:
Sunforger
Lightning Greaves
Sword of Fire and Ice
Whispersilk Cloak
Swiftfoot Boots
Sword of Feast and Famine
Expedition Map
Scroll Rack
Mind's Eye
Thran Dynamo
Coalition Relic
Mana Vault
Sol Ring
Darksteel Ingot
Gilded Lotus

Instants:
Tithe
Inferno
Return to Dust
Wild Ricochet
Orim's Thunder
Path to Exile
Comet Storm
Enlightened Tutor
Oblation
Chaos Warp
Ghostway
Fault Line

Sorcery:
Razia's Purification
Steelshaper's Gift
Austere Command
Wheel of Fortune
Molten Disaster
Destructive Force
Wildfire
Earthquake
Idyllic Tutor

Lands:
Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Slayers' Stronghold
Ancient Amphitheater
Clifftop Retreat
Sacred Foundry
Mistveil Plains
Tectonic Edge
Spinerock Knoll
Rugged Prairie
Arid Mesa
Terrain Generator
Terramorphic Expanse
Plateau
Command Tower
Cavern of Souls
Evolving Wilds
10 Plains
10 Mountains

Thanks in advance for your help and advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-02 12:05 am 
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At first look, this seems pretty good.

The #1 thing I would change is Furnace of Rath. Every time I have seen this out it backfires horribly. It usually goes, remove Gisela, swing at you for 137? You can replace it with Gratuitous Violence to give you the help without your opponents.

I also like Mogg Infestation. Those 1/1s are not going to be doing a whole lot against you.

I would try to find some reusable permanent removal as well, like Viashino Heretic and Allay.

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 Post subject: Re: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-02 2:31 am 
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Looks a lot like My Gisela deck. It is aimed at making it as difficult as possible to deal damage to you, and to push out as much as possible.

2 additions I would make:
- Manabarbs with Gisela out, 2 damage to them to tap a land, 0 to you. It took me a month before I realized this and added it to my deck.
- Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite will put a HUGE gap between your creatures and theirs instead of the normal 4/4 difference (which is already silly).


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 Post subject: Re: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-02 12:09 pm 

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Thanks for the feedback!

The_Dr_B wrote:
At first look, this seems pretty good.

The #1 thing I would change is Furnace of Rath. Every time I have seen this out it backfires horribly. It usually goes, remove Gisela, swing at you for 137? You can replace it with Gratuitous Violence to give you the help without your opponents.

I also like Mogg Infestation. Those 1/1s are not going to be doing a whole lot against you.

I would try to find some reusable permanent removal as well, like Viashino Heretic and Allay.


I chose the Furnace over Gratuitous Violence because it helps my burn spells as well as my creatures and I haven't had it backfire on me yet. I use almost as a sorcery, playing it and then immediately swinging or burning for a win. I suppose if I add Fire Servant to complement Gratuitous Violence, I could have the same effect without the risk of it blowing up in my face.

Viashino Heretic! An excellent suggestion, it kills an artifact and benefits from both Gisela and Gratuitous Violence.

cab0747 wrote:
Looks a lot like My Gisela deck. It is aimed at making it as difficult as possible to deal damage to you, and to push out as much as possible.

2 additions I would make:
- Manabarbs with Gisela out, 2 damage to them to tap a land, 0 to you. It took me a month before I realized this and added it to my deck.
- Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite will put a HUGE gap between your creatures and theirs instead of the normal 4/4 difference (which is already silly).


How did I forget about Manabarbs? I have something like 7 of these lying around. And Elesh Norn would make Powerstone Minefield and Aether Flash even more effective at keeping the field clear of opposing creatures. Do you have your deck list posted anywhere? I'd like to see it and compare.

Thanks again for your great suggestions, guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-02 4:01 pm 

Joined: 2012-Feb-17 12:31 am
Age: Drake
maybe volcanic fallout, sizzle, flame rift, molten psyche or caltrops. sphere of law for pre gisela or if she is taken out. could even plan ahead and run absolute grace :p


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 Post subject: Re: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-03 3:24 am 

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Age: Dragon
Heartless Hidetsugu or is that too unfair?


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 Post subject: Re: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-03 11:51 am 

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Wayne Viktorius wrote:
Heartless Hidetsugu or is that too unfair?

Heh, heh. That's the sort of card choice that make my group facepalm. And by that I mean their palms will make contact with my face. Violently.

Good pick.


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 Post subject: Re: Fearful Symmetry: Gisela Burning Bright
AgePosted: 2012-Oct-06 7:35 pm 

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Location: Kadath
I love that Gisela changes Hidetsugu's text to read "Tap: Win target game." He's in my Gisela build, of course. :twisted:


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