Gideon, Ally of Zendikar


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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."

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar Discussion

rand_al_thor on Elspeth, Sun's Oathbreaker

6 days ago

Either works really. I've found Knight-Errant to be a little faster with a table of aggressive decks, but Sun's Champion has more raw power.

Realistically, any White planeswalker that can create a token the turn they enter is a viable candidate for an Oathbreaker of this deck:

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Elspeth Tirel

Serra the Benevolent

Ajani, Strength of the Pride .

You want an Oathbreaker that will give you shuffle fodder for Oblation immediately.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Azorius Control

2 weeks ago

Okay, I think I'll start by asking: what is this deck meant for? Is this a deck you're building in paper/online or is it just a decklist you're working on? And if you're building it, what are your budget restrictions?

After that, I highly recommend fetchlands. With 8 plains you'll draw too many white sources of mana. And without fetchlands, Brainstorm becomes pretty bad.

Only 2 copies of Delver is pretty crappy. Either play the card (4 copies with some support, such as Daze ) or don't play it at all. If you want this to be a control deck, then I'd advocate for not playing Delver.

If building on a budget, then Force of Negation is fine. If not, then Force of Will is way better.

The sideboard in legacy is tricky. You can't go wrong with 2 Disenchant and 1 Pithing Needle . You should have some form of graveyard hate. Surgical Extraction is probably the best. Teferi, Time Raveler , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , and more Narset are options for the mirror and other grindy decks. I've always liked having 2 counterspells in the sideboard, Flusterstorm being the default choice. Supreme Verdict can be great against creature decks, even if a little hard to cast.

JP-Romero on Gideon's Knights

2 months ago

Always Watching and History of Benalia do not play well together.

You are running mono-white, so why not use the typical staple Honor of the Pure ? Yes, you won't get vigilance, but it's cheaper than Always Watching and your generated knights will also get the boost.

Also, Gideon Jura and Gideon of the Trials don't really work as well as Gideon, Ally of Zendikar with History of Benalia . I would keep the Gideon of the Trials for the Gideon emblem though.

I think this deck has also no real reason for running only 2 Path to Exile . Run a playset!

So, suggestions: -2 Lightning Greaves -2 Inquisitor's Flail -2 Always Watching -1 Gideon Jura -1 Godsend

+2 Path to Exile +4 Honor of the Pure +2 History of Benalia

bjungleboy115 on Tokenizer

2 months ago

Hello there. So I looked over the deck and I am finding a lack of consistency in your deck pertaining to your theme because from what it seems like, you have a lot of cards that do not fit in a token deck. Like the life-gain does not have a fitting role in your deck. You should possibly take Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar which would get some good tokens and such out and also would be able to make these tokens bigger. Do not worry so much about removal as well but if you cannot find any other cards to fit into the deck well, removal is good but that needs to be a last resort before anything else happens. Not enough lands as well, so start with 24 and probably keep it like that since this deck isn't running anything green to ramp up and I am not saying add green for that reason but green can pull off having less than 24 lands. Just thought I'd share my thoughts with you.

TheBloopKing on Atraxa Mediocre Friends

2 months ago

Me again lol. I was looking at the selection of walkers. I noticed 2 things. With 11 creatures. You need 1 or 2 more walkers that put out blockers. Guys like Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , Garruk Wildspeaker , Sorin, Grim Nemesis fit the bill. You're also lacking walkers that put +1/+1 counters on creatures to have more to proliferate and make blockers bigger. Ajani Steadfast , Ajani, Mentor of Heroes , and Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter I personally like

I also noticed, there isn't a Winding Constrictor or Hardened Scales ? I'm guessing due to lack of creatures?

Gloglok on Mono-white Angels of Devotion

2 months ago

Hey guys another update!

So the last changes didn't work well, have tried both Gideon Jura , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Serra the Benevolent , and none of them really appealed to me.

Furthermore, the 4th Wrath of God is still too much considering that I have quite a bit of creatures with the Archangel of Tithes .

What I would like to try in the upcoming month is:

  • Gideon Blackblade . I'm not expecting much from this fella, but his devotion for 3cmc, his ability to make some of my early creatures indestructible or have vigilance (very useful for the Archangels), act as an oblivion ring if unchecked, provide some beating too, and finally being another Gideon planeswalker he does synergies with Gideon of the Trials' emblem... Well it seems decent enough to give it a try!
  • Replacing Gisela + Bruna with Elesh Norn , as I feel like what Brisela does Iona does it pretty much the same, and tutoring and playing Bruna doesn't always make me win whereas Elesh Norn has this potential to. It will also save me one card, which could be used to test something else like a 3rd Oblivion Ring , a Quarantine Field , the new Gideon ... And yes I know it's not an angel and it pains me very dearly! ^^

Sarios254 on Soul Humans - BUDGET

3 months ago

for you´re manabase I would put more Flooded Strand ´s and Windswept Heath ´s, the reason is that fetches lower you´re overall libary cards so you´re chances for getting better cards are much higher if you fetch ech turn, obviously Arid Mesa ´s are better, but I think you excluded them for beeing to pricey.

A nice curve topper would be one or two copies of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Elspeth, Sun's Champion

OOBS on Knightfall

3 months ago

Have you played with Tamiyo, Field Researcher at all? Helps grind really well, and as a deck that is able to turn the corner or shift roles very quickly it feels better than other grind options like Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and even Jace, the Mind Sculptor in my experience. Also, while I see you have this in your maybeboard for your sideboard I would really recommend finding space for an Eldritch Evolution with all of those 1 ofs, feels great to effectively have more sideboard cards.

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