Gideon, Battle-Forged


Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Mythic Rare

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Gideon, Battle-Forged

Planeswalker — Gideon

+2: Up to one target creature an opponent controls attacks Gideon, Battle-Forged during its controller's next turn if able.

+1: Until your next turn, target creature gains indestructible. Untap that creature.

0: Until end of turn, Gideon, Battle-Forged becomes a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

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Gideon, Battle-Forged Discussion

lamoynet on Oh the Humanity

3 months ago

Overall Record

Games 5-5

Matches 2-2

Match Report

Match 1 - Win - Mono Green Stompy

My opponent was Logan from Gang Yu's lab. I came out slow in the first game with Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, and Thalia, Heretic Cathar. But the hate bears did great work not allowing him to play too many auras to buff. Finished the game off with a Brave the Elements. Second game went awesome, I had Champion of the Parish into 2 one drops and he for so huge it was unstoppable. Turn three was Thalia and another Boros Elite, for a 5/5 Champion. Won in 5 and 4 turns.

Match 2 - Loss - Grixis Death

Same player as in week 1, Daniel an Engineering student at UCD. Game 1 was a bad 6 card hand with 2 path and lots of land. Game 2 I fizzled removal with Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip indestructible ability and won becuase I had wide with more creatures than his single Death Shadows. Game 3 was too long for me. Honor of the Pure helped all my guys live against Liliana, the Last Hope but I ran out of action. 9 turns is never a winner.

Match 3 - Loss - B/G Tarmagoyf

Same opponent as week 2,Sam a Poli Sci student at UCD. Lost 2 games. Liliana of the Veil again spoiled the day. I need to get some Mirran Crusader for the Black and Green protection. He taught me that if I activate the Mutavault then play Thalia's Lieutenant the land also gets a counter. Also he played the Liliana that forces me to discard and when I am top decking it makes it so hard to play.

Match 4 - Win - Merfolk

Game 1 was a loss. He played two enchants that turned my lands to islands and I couldn't cast any spells. I didn't know what to do I had a hand full of cards with no Mana. Game 2 I was super fast with two Champion of the Parish and won with a Brave the Elements through a ton of Elementals from Master of Waves. Game 3 we both were fast and trading huge blows no blocking. I flipped a Kytheon and used his +2 on the second main phase to force a Merfolk to attack Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip. That let me survive his next islandwalk attack. Then the next turn I played 3 one drops to boost my Champion and Lt. high enough to get him on the crack back.


  • MG Stompy
  • Merfolk
  • Grixis Death
  • BG Tarmogoyf
  • UW Control
  • Esper Control
  • Burn

A few others

There are many decks playing Fatal Push right now, and the Liliana's which kill me small creatures easily. I haven't seen many lightning bolts being played even in the Grixis deck. Also there haven't been any Infect decks. I'm going to play Flying Men next week.

SynergyBuild on White Humans (Intro Deck)

3 months ago

All I know, is I run Windbrisk Heights in my White Weenies, and though it gives card advantage, having your opening hand with two is almost a 100% chance at losing if I keep, unless I have a Plains as well. Mutavault is not better than Eiganjo as well, as Eiganjo has color, and protects Kytheon, who is a very powerful win condition. against a burn deck, I had Honor of the Pure, three 1/1 tokens, and Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip on the field, as well as a Eiganjo Castle, he lightning bolted Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, and in response I prevented two damage, he forgot Eiganjo could do that, and I dealt 9 damage to him, as well as then had a Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip on the field. I won that game. Mutavault can't do that, and though it is very situational, I don't think to make my land a creature is helpful when lightning bolts are in my opponent's hand. Normally I like to keep my lands.

Steaditup on Wake the Earth

4 months ago

For clarity: both sides of Nissa are your commander. If, for example, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip was commanding a deck, Gideon, Battle-Forged would still deal commander damage.

Izu_Korasu on Oops! All Gideons!

7 months ago

your missing Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip and by extention .. Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip

also the legend rule on planeswalker types makes this deck less powerful then it should be.

DaringApprentice on Captain Sisay & Tennille

1 year ago

Thank you for the suggestions, ShotgunCrocodile! I'm also running Thousand-Year Elixir, Scryb Ranger, Nature's Chosen, and Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip (Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip transformed). Do you think it would still be useful to run another untapper in the form of Seeker of Skybreak?

DaringApprentice on Captain Sisay & Tennille

1 year ago

It's meant for when Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip transforms into Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip, but he is the only planeswalker I have in this deck. Do you think it's worth having The Chain Veil, keeping in mind that I can tutor for it and for Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip using Captain Sisay? Or do you have other suggestions?

jackofclubs87 on Legion

1 year ago

hey @AwesomeDude2471,I loved Permeating Mass and as soon as I saw it, I started working a modern deck myself using it. I'm going modern, but I'll keep my suggestion standard legal.

I'll start by saying I don't think 8 is not enough creatures. Gnarlwood Dryad is your man. Drop that on turn one and people aren't going to want their best guy at you.

Next I would want to force their hand if possible. You already mentioned Skin Invasion  Flip which I like. I also added Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. It gives you another 1 drop and when he transforms into Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip, use his +2 to force their creatures to attack and then block with Gnarlwood Dryad or Permeating Mass or use his +1 to protect one of them. He's only Standard until the end of September and is a little pricey compared to the rest of the deck, but I feel he fits in well.

First Strike is also your friend. Give Gnarlwood Dryad first strike and their creature is dead before it deals damage to you. Give Permeating Mass first strike and their creature transforms in a copy and will only damage you for for 1. Not a lot of cards that give first strike in standard right now, but if you're splashing red, Kindled Fury gives you a 1 CMC, instant speed first strike and buff that might be a difference maker.

Quick hits because I have to go.

Bygone Bishop for card draw.

Vessel of Nascency for pulling out the parts you need.


Bobjimmy on (RW) The Resistance for Innestrad

1 year ago

I'm gonna give you a couple sugestions Vercingox. So drop 1-2 Stoneforge Masterwork and add in some Titan's Strength. Although Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip is a good card, I feel Gideon, Ally of Zendikar would fit the play style of your deck better despite him being more expensive. You could side board in 2 Gideon's Reproach. For Mighty Leap you could probably take out 1 Always Watching , and another Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. If you really want them

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