Magic: the Gathering
Budget Commander - Gisa, Glorious Resurrector
This article introduces a list to punish your opponents and reanimate their creatures with one of Midnight Hunt's new commanders!
Group Slug, which consists of using cards that penalize opponents for spells and plays throughout the game, to exhaust their resources. Gisa, Glorious Resurrector's deck proposal is a sacrifice-based Group Slug, generating great value with triggered abilities and asymmetry with the commander creating hordes of decayed. This deck seeks to end the game through combat with decayed or direct damage. There is an alternate wincondition through the interaction between Fraying Omnipotence and Warlock Class.
Thraben's Undisputed Queen
Gisa Cecani, the undisputed queen of Thraben, is one of the most powerful Ghoulcallers on
Innistrad. She believes the dead must be resurrected directly from their graves, which is why most of her undead creations are ghouls. Gisa's talent and great abilities make her a
prima donna assoluta, that is, ingenious, temperamental, capricious and vain, revealing a boastful vision of herself and her importance, bordering on insanity. Disquieting and beautiful, the Empress of the Empty Tomb, has in her brother Geralf, her greatest rival and companion of madness.
“My dear brother - (...) as you are the only brother I have and the only person remotely intelligent enough to understand my genius, I suppose you will unfortunately have to.(... ) I dream of something worthy to oppose!”
- Gisa and Geralf
Innistrad: Midnight Huntwas represented with the card Gisa, Glorious Resurrector with a formidable ability to recruit threats thrown by opponents. Whenever an opponent's creature is sent to the graveyard it is exiled, on the next upkeep it is put into play under your control, and the creature gains decayed. A source of immense value if it remains a few turns on the battlefield. Commander Gisa, Glorious Resurrector is balanced and fun, unlike her successor Tergrid, God of Fright, Gisa is fair but still strong. Her recent story can be read in the short story The Dance of Undeath.
The Ghouls' Night
sacrifices, the choices favor the
Group Slugarchetype affecting all players, thus reducing the resources of all opponents equally. Creatures like Fleshbag Marauder are a great choice, especially associated with using power-ups like Butcher of Malakir and Overseer of the Damned. The mass sacrifice is Fraying Omnipotence, which can often easily be a finisher. We dedicate a set of removals to enchantments with Feed the Swarm, Mire in Misery, Pharika's Libation. And to deal with artifacts we have Introduction to Annihilation, which showed good results; previously, Xenic Poltergeist was used. There are plenty of targeted removal and aim to be effective against as many threats as possible, including indestructible creatures, using -1/-1 counters.
The Empty Tomb's Empress
Innistrad: Midnight Huntspoiler season, the idea was to create a deck with lots of control elements, as the decayed mechanics reminded me from my first Commander deck: Merieke Ri Berit.