Gideon, Ally of Zendikar


Format Legality
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Planeswalker — Gideon

+1: Until end of turn, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar becomes a 5/5 Human Soldier Ally creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

0: Put a 2/2 white Knight Ally creature token onto the battlefield.

-4: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +1/+1."

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Gideon, Ally of Zendikar Discussion

StGrotesque on DJ G and the Hypemen

1 day ago

Even with the all planeswalkers are legendary rule Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is a strong piece in the deck, producing 2/2 tokens and eventually pumping himself and all other creatures I attack with, also with his ultimate I can potentially stack the emblems if I go late game. If I went three of him I would add another Gideon of the Trials to try and lock the game with his emblem. The emblem is one of the most important parts of the deck so I need lots of DJ G. I also considered splashing blue for Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and that could be a good choice for replacement.

BlazingAbsol on The Esper Conjecture

1 day ago

What do you think about Kitchen Finks as another target for clockspinning and a hedge against aggro and midrange? You could cut the geists (which don't really seem to help with the main game plan all that much) and maybe Blessed Alliance (which is only good against aggro.

Snapcaster seems strong in such a spell-heavy deck (although he is pretty expensive in real money).

Esper Charm can be a pretty crazy card, although you're playing a lot of cards at sorcery speed so it might not be at its best here.

Actually, clockspinning sounds iffy in general, since you only have 7 targets and it's useless on its own (and Dovin isn't even that great of a target). It does sound fun to trigger chapter III of conjecture before you're opponent is prepared.

I'm curious why you picked Dovin as the planeswalker of your choice. I'm not saying it's bad, just that he's normally not a great card. My first instinct of replacement is Teferi, but it's a bit awkward that he costs the same as Conjecture. Other possibilities: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Gideon of the Trials, Liliana of the Veil, Jace, the Mind Sculptor.

Finally, I think the sideboard needs a little graveyard hate. Rest in Peace is always good, although it wouldn't play well with Snapcaster or Finks. Relic of Progenitus also works.

Overall, I think the deck is a really cool idea. The Mirari Conjecture is one of my favorite sagas and I'm happy to finally see it in action!

Catalog9000 on Card creation challenge

2 days ago

Started as one thing and became something entirely different. God I love "interactive cards". Ones that ask you to do things and such. So much fun <3

Kackle, Gamemaster

Legendary Planeswalker - Kackle

+1 Flip three coins. For each heads, you gain 2 life. For each tails, this permanent deals 2 damage to any target.

-2 Pick a number between 1 and 6 and roll a six-sided die. If you win, draw that many cards. Otherwise, scry 2.

-7 Exile all permanents target player controls. Shuffle them into a face down pile and separate them into two face down piles. Their controller chooses one. Return all of those permanents to the battlefield face up and leave the other in exile.


So I've got a big challenge for y'all since we're doing this whole big design challenge.

Pick any tribe you want. Make a common, uncommon, rare, and mythic card for them. Each card must somehow represent or reinforce the tribe you've chosen. They don't all have to be creatures cards, and in fact none have to be.

Think like how Gideon, Ally of Zendikar fits Ally tribal decks even though he's a Planeswalker, or how Allied Reinforcements also assists Ally decks.

I'm sure that because of the bulk of this challenge it's possible for someone to be "ninja'd". That's okay if it happens. We can always catch up with later challenges like we always do :) I just wanna see what you guys can come up with on something this huge.

Otherwise, if you feel this challenge is a bit too large for a single person, why not pick one (Like the uncommon) and ask the next user to do one of the other three. All entirely up to you.

Snap157 on Esper Control

6 days ago

With your mana base, add in at least one Godless Shrine to fetch up.

With boardwipes, you should be using plainswalkers as your win con. Elspeth, Sun's Champion is amazing, but if you're looking for a cheaper one, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar could work as well. If the addition of a shock land gets you to dangerous life totals, try Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. I've seen one or two Heart of Kiran being run alongside plainswalkers as well

I would get rid of one Search for Azcanta  Flip because more than one is a dead draw

hope this helps! +1

Leatherankh on Artifact Midrange

1 week ago

Minor thing, I would tweak the mana base just a bit, drop a couple of Swamps for Islands to make sure you have the double blue in the late game for your Djinn but still have black early for your removal.

And THANK YOU FOR NOT RUNNING KARN. I am so damn sick of that card, it's becoming the new Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, but worse since it's showing up in all formats. +1 just for that.

Daedalus19876 on

1 week ago

My 6 cuts would be Glimmer of Genius, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Rout, Baird, Steward of Argive, Disallow, and Thaumatic Compass  Flip.

I also might consider Rule of Law/Arcane Laboratory/Eidolon of Rhetoric, since you can cast most of your deck at instant speed and thus bypass the restrictions, and shut down many competitive combo decks at the same time. On a similar note, As Foretold would work wonders here.

More broadly, I'm not sure're actually doing with this deck? No offense intended, but without a description, I can't see what the plan is here. Is the goal just to control/stax everyone until you can play a big legendary beater like Kozilek?

JoshFox on Naya

2 weeks ago

Added Selesnya Charm. Better cascade than Path to Exile, goes offense and defense. Also, considering subbing in 1 of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Elspeth, Knight-Errant to increase staying power.

Alamastas on Merfolk

3 weeks ago

I suggest Gideon, Ally of Zendikar.

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