Gideon Blackblade


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark: Mythic Edition (WARMED) Mythic Rare
War of the Spark (WAR) Mythic Rare

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Gideon Blackblade

Legendary Planeswalker — Gideon

As long as it's your turn, Gideon Blackblade is a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker.

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Gideon Blackblade during your turn.

+1: Up to one other target creature you control gains your choice of vigilance, lifelink, or indestructible until end of turn.

-6: Exile target nonland permanent.

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Gideon Blackblade Discussion

Smallfry20uk on Mardu Hero

4 days ago

Ok, so after playing with this for a bit I have made the following modifications. Removed 2x Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice , 3x Disfigure 1x Mountain . Added 4x Knight of the Ebon Legion , 2x Shock and swapped 2x Plains for 2x Isolated Chapel in the mana base to compensate for the earlier black requirement. This was always meant to be an aggro deck to prey on the likes of Wilderness Reclamation so more one drops to start beating earlier seems natural. Disfigure might be a better choice than Shock for its combat trick potential but the added reach and ability to pick off low loyalty plainswalkers have swayed me towards the latter for now.

I have also removed Gideon Blackblade and Mortify from the side board, these were meant to help in the control match-up but I found you don't need them with the speed this deck can kill. I replaced them with a fourth Tocatli Honor Guard and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded to help against Sulti Dreadhorde matches which I see as the worst match-up and potentially be good in the mono-red match-up.

guiver15 on Ajani's Army

2 weeks ago

Taking out Tomik at least from the maindeck is a good idea indeed. I will try Gideon Blackblade as well. Thanks a lot!

MattyPatty on Ajani's Army

2 weeks ago

Here's what I've been playing for Mono-White: Mono White Aggro Feel free to use anything I have here.

I probably wouldn't keep Tomik in the mainboard as he is just a 2\3 flyer with a ability that isn't really relevant in the current meta. I would take out at least one Tomik and add another Legion's Landing  Flip. Or you can take both out and add a Legion's Landing  Flip and another History of Benalia . I would also have Gideon Blackblade instead of Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants as it helps with being more aggressive, and can exile anything on the board.

Hope this helps!

Tywer on Brimaz, King of the Planes

2 weeks ago

multimedia I agree that Gideon Blackblade is better than the one I have at the moment so I went ahead and swamped them. As Akroma's Memorial , I honestly have it in there because I already have a copy but I'll just have to find a new home for it. I also took out Mass Calcify , Deploy to the Front (to help with the cmc), and Spear of Heliod . I want to keep Helm of the Host if I can to satisfy my Johnny tendencies xD. So I added a little equipment with Stoneforge Mystic , Sigarda's Aid , Kor Outfitter , and Hammer of Nazahn . I'm also thinking of adding Puresteel Paladin but I'm not sure if I have enough artifacts to justify it. Maybe swap Spear back in for Honor of the Pure

multimedia on Brimaz, King of the Planes

2 weeks ago

Hey, Brimaz and several other cards here make tokens; consider adding some more interaction with tokens? My card suggestions can help to decrease the avg. CMC of your deck which is currently high at 3.5.

Cards to consider adding:

Mentor who's a Soldier and Skullclamp is repeatable draw with tokens. Entity who is a Solider can pump your entire army of tokens giving them a lot of power and toughness. Brimaz needs to be attacking to give you the most value consider adding more cards that can give him repeatable protection or evasion helping him to attack?

Ajani can make Brimaz a real threat when attacking, make him bigger each turn or give him flying and double strike is powerful. Gideon during your turn is a 4/4 Solider who's hard to kill while also being able to use a loyalty ability to give Brimaz indestructible protecting him in combat. Mother can protect Brimaz from targeted removal or make him unblockable by giving him protection of the color of the creature who's going to block him.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Gideon, the Oathsworn
  • Helm of the Host
  • Akroma's Memorial
  • Deploy to the Front
  • Mass Calcify
  • Spear of Heliod or Honor of the Pure

Many of these suggested cuts are redundancy that's a high mana cost. Memorial for instance is giving you the same effect as Eldrazi Monument and Monument in my opinion is a better card because of tokens. Deploy is worse than Finale of Glory since Glory is flexible. Calcity is worse than Ravnica at War , a seven mana creature board wipe is not what you want. Helm is a powerful card, but only if you have ways to cheat it onto the battlefield and reduce it's equip cost. Without being able to do this it costs too much mana for what it does. Good luck with your deck.

Femme_Fatale on Artwork Variations, Promo System, and ...

3 weeks ago


Using the following code works now, and should be the default use to tag the WAR Japanese alt arts. The original post detailing using it without the (WAR) tag is incorrect as that won't work for whenever these cards get reprinted.

- [[Gideon Blackblade (WAR) *JA*]]

Femme_Fatale on Artwork Variations, Promo System, and ...

3 weeks ago

escobert sorry for not mentioning this sooner, but this is done with the language tag, since they are japanese cards.

- [[Gideon Blackblade *JA*]]

In doing this I noticed a bug, so keep in mind that the following will NOT work.

- [[ Gideon Blackblade (WAR) *JA*]]

It appears that adding the set tag breaks this. I shall alert yeago.

luca0483: also sorry for the late reply. I thought about this and the main reason for the difference is that if you are designating a specific product, that was a conscious decision with a specific outcome you desired. This is different from not using any tag at all, which defaults to the most recent printing as it's most likely the standard legal version with updated rules text. Having something specific that you wanted be constantly changing can get frustrating.

And then there's the primary scenario in which this system was put into place for: The basic lands. The present system goes by the card that appears first in the collector's number, as all numbers after that are alternate artworks. In this for the promo system, the collector's number/card number is being used to denote order of release date, thus it follows the same guidelines.

Perhaps it would be best to look at this in comparison to tagging a printing with our set code: That never changes at all, so why should the promo set be any different? If one tags the promo set, that should be a consistent and reliable result.

Fun fact of the day: Did you know that there are 170 unique promo basic lands? Isn't that great?

SirChris39 on Death and taxes

1 month ago

Clericx do you like having Gideon Blackblade in the deck

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