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 Post subject: Gisela Ablaze
AgePosted: 2013-Aug-01 10:36 am 

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My favorite card has to be Chandra Ablaze: it turns trash cards into Lightning Bolts +1 and then bring those trashed cards back for free. The only way I can think of to make that better would be doubling the damage from both of those abilities, so Gisela, Blade of Goldnight (I call her "Ms. Bunchen" for obvious reasons) gets to be the commander since Miss Nalar can't. The deck has, essentially, two win strategies: the main strategy is burn cards pitched with Miss Nalar for 8 direct damage to a target (thanks to Ms. Bundchen) then recasting those pitched cards for double damage for free (always a fun event in my games), the other strategy is a basic white weenie rush with Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies and a lot of good Boros cards (Batallion FTW!!1!)

Commander: Mrs. Tom Brady
Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Honorary Commander
Chandra Ablaze

Fuel for the Fire
Annihilating Fire
Burst Lightning
Chandra's Outrage
Cone of Flame
Dead // Gone
Fiery Temper
Flame Javelin
Flames of the Firebrand
Forked Bolt
Incinerate
Lightning Bolt
Magma Jet
Magma Spray
Mizzium Mortars
Mugging
Puncture Blast
Riddle of Lightning
Skullcrack
Sudden Shock
Thunderous Wrath
Volt Charge
Intimidation Bolt
Lightning Helix
Warleader's Helix

Fire Tenders
Guttersnipe
Blaze Commando
Pyromancer's Gauntlet

The Angelic Legion and their little human soldier buddies
Angelic Overseer
Dearly Departed
Elder Cathar
Frontline Medic
Herald of War
Hero of Bladehold
Mirran Crusader
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Legion Loyalist
Aurelia, the Warleader
Boros Battleshaper
Firemane Avenger
Foundry Champion
Skyknight Legionnaire
Stun Sniper
Tajic, Blade of the Legion
Wojek Halberdiers
Boros Recruit

Military Support
Angelic Destiny
Assemble the Legion
Cavalry Pegasus
Glory of Warfare
Coat of Arms
Door of Destinies

General Support (The firebenders can have it, too, I guess)
Bonds of Faith
Darksteel Plate
Moonsilver Spear
Sensei's Divining Top

Put A Cherry (or Two) On Top
Blazing Archon
Iona, Shield of Emeria

Exploitables, er, Natural Resources
Gilded Lotus
Boros Garrison
Boros Guildgate
Command Tower
Forgotten Cave
Keldon Megaliths
New Benalia
Sacred Foundry
Secluded Steppe
Seraph Sanctuary
Vivid Meadow
15x Plains
15x Mountain

My favorite bit is Gisela + Chandra + Aurelia = 20 commander damage in 1 turn.

Honorable Mentions
Reya Dawnbringer to take one of the "cherry on top" slots
Gauntlet of Power for military support/exploitable
Knight-Captain of Eos for tokens and defensive mechanic
Konda, Lord of Eiganjo, Takeno, Samurai General, and Devoted Retainer for good interplay between themselves and others via the Coat and the Door.

Constructive feedback appreciated.

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Last edited by cecilbdemented on 2013-Sep-08 9:03 am, edited 8 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: The Fire Rises, or Gisela Ablaze
AgePosted: 2013-Aug-01 4:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Fire Rises, or Gisela Ablaze
AgePosted: 2013-Aug-02 6:08 am 

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I would (pretty sure I have one), but with Assemble the Legion and Blaze Commando I get enough tokens, and they get big enough with the Coat and the Door. I just like ol' fashioned direct damage.

BTW, is it just me or does the url tags on this forum not work?

EDIT: In terms of M14, I'm thinking of adding Pyromancer's Gauntlet because more burn is always better. My only question is how that would work with Gisela: if I cast a burn card that does x damage normally, would it do 2x+2 or 2(x+2) damage? Staff of the Sun Magus and Staff of the Flame Magus might be nice, but not really functional. (I really don't like the annual core sets. I only look at the spoilers to see what has shifted out because I own all the reprints I need.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Fire Rises, or Gisela Ablaze
AgePosted: 2013-Aug-11 4:19 am 

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Finally bought a single Pyromancer's Gauntlet from the local nerd store and got a pack of 14 that had a Flames of the Firebrand. Swapped them in for Markov Blademaster (she didn't really fit with either of the strategies) and Burning Oil (the "attacking/blocking creature" restriction doesn't really work with Chandra Ablaze's ultimate) respectively.

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 Post subject: Re: Gisela Ablaze
AgePosted: 2013-Sep-02 2:20 pm 

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Theros Previews! Here's what I'm looking at for this deck:

Higher Priority:
Temple of Triumph RW Scry land. Duh.
Elspeth, Sun's Champion for her soldier token +1, biggun killing mid, and nice ultimate for tokens/weenies.
Purphoros, God of the Forge for even more damage generation.
Lightning Strike The new Shock.
Gift of Immortality to keep the commander or another big gun on the field.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to help get the mana to pull out the big guns.
Magma Jet the new art looks better to me.

Lower Priority:
Heliod, God of the Sun for some soldier support.
Chained to the Rocks as a good Oblivion Ring alt.
Akroan Crusader and Phalanx Leader as good cheap soldiers, but there's not much for the Heroic ability to work with.
Ordeal of Purphoros pumps a weenie then explodes on someone, but I'm hesitant to give up a slot for it.
Titan of Eternal Fire turns the humans into firebenders, but it's a bit too expensive.

I'll probably update this daily...ish, since this thread is my main record of this deck.

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 Post subject: Re: Gisela Ablaze
AgePosted: 2013-Sep-08 9:01 am 

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Bought the Heroes vs. Monsters Duel Decks yesterday for both the Theros preview cards and that the Heroes deck is RW. Swapped a few cards out: a New Benalia for a Plains as the Scry mechanic tends to be very helpful in a Singleton format, a Cavalry Pegasus for the Silverblade Paladin (the Mirran Crusader was moderately better than Silverblade Paladin), and a Volt Charge for Electrickery as it gives more damage in one card and Overload wouldn't work with Chandra Ablaze's ultimate.

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