Gideon, Champion of Justice


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Gideon, Champion of Justice

Planeswalker — Gideon

+1: Put a loyalty counter on Gideon, Champion of Justice for each creature target opponent controls.

0: Until end of turn, Gideon becomes an indestructible Human Soldier creature with power and toughness each equal to the number of loyalty counters on him. He's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

-15: Exile all other permanents.

Gideon, Champion of Justice Discussion

san41 on Iroas God of tokens

1 month ago

Hello, StrykerMGS! It's a great idea. By high cost, can be placed in place of the Gideon, Champion of Justice . But it sure is a better card to get on the deck Iroas, God of Victory. Thanks for the sugestion!

redcomet14 on Atraxa superfriends

3 months ago

Your deck is pretty solid. If you were looking into any other planeswalkers to bring something different to the table I ‘d recommend Gideon, Champion of Justice. It gives you a little bit of an offensive play if the game state is getting stale. Another plus is he is pretty cheap money-wise!

cdkime on What would happen

3 months ago

When you make a copy of an object, you only copy the "copiable values" defines by Rule 706.2. In both cases, the status of Gideon being transformed into a creature is not a "copiable value" so will not be copied.

Situation 1, Helm of the Host:

You will create a non-legendary token Gideon, Champion of Justice as just a planeswalker. The token will enter the battlefield with 4 loyalty counters on it, regardless of how many loyalty counters the original Gideon had.

Situation 2, Blade of Selves:

You will create a copy of planeswalker-form Gideon, Champion of Justice for each opponent. Because they are not creatures, they will not be attacking the opponents, as it will not be a creature (Rule 506.4). Each will have 4 loyalty counters on them, regardless of how many loyalty counters the original Gideon had.

706.2 When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s characteristics and, for an object on the stack, choices made when casting or activating it (mode, targets, the value of X, whether it was kicked, how it will affect multiple targets, and so on). The “copiable values” are the values derived from the text printed on the object (that text being name, mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, rules text, power, toughness, and/or loyalty), as modified by other copy effects, by its face-down status, and by “as . . . enters the battlefield” and “as . . . is turned face up” abilities that set power and toughness (and may also set additional characteristics). Other effects (including type-changing and text-changing effects), status, and counters are not copied.

MarloweH on What would happen

3 months ago

Fist scenerio: Let’s assume you have Helm of the Host Next let’s assume you have Gideon, Champion of Justice or another “becomes a creature” planeswalker

Second scenerio: Same Gideon but with Blade of Selves and Mirror Gallery out

Let’s assume Gideon has 6 loyalty counters on it. Next it becomes a creature. Combat in each scenerio creates the respective tokens.

How do the tokens come in?

-Are they creatures or planeswalkers? -Do they have loyalty counters on them?
-If they don’t have counters on them are they 0/0s?

Lord_Teagan on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

I'm just gonna go with the previous challenge issued, seeing as Fredthederp didn't set a new one:

Story time:

So me and my friends used to play in these huge chaos matches with anywhere from 5-10 people, and it was constantly a confusing mess of politics and betrayal. The biggest rivalry was between my orzhov midrange and my friend's dimir midrange/control. None of us really knew what we were doing with our decks, but generally our two would stomp the rest if running unchecked. So basically the games would be me and him trying to convince everyone to attack the other. This game he was winning that argument. I was staying alive with an Exquisite Blood, a few creatures, and a Gideon, Champion of Justice I threw down to absorb a few hits. One of my other friends was running my green ramp deck because they left theirs at home, but was doing terrible. However, I had just made the mistake of throwing down my other combo piece, Sanguine Bond, which made me the most important target, and then ran into a kill spell with the last of my creatures, so I wasn't able to seal the deal. I watched in horror as each of them swung at me and my Gideon, confident it would be the end. However, always quick on my feet, I managed to convince them that if they left Gideon and my life at one, I wouldn't be able to do anything, only after they went around and made sure everyone had a blocker in case I turned Gideon into a creature. The others were content with this option, because they knew the second I was dead the dimir deck would run over them, especially if they had no blockers. So the play was passed to me. I, however, realized something they had not. The blockers that they counted for the green deck, was a tapped Llanowar Elves and a Nylea, God of the Hunt, that was just an enchantment. I turned Gideon into a creature, and swung, instantly winning the game, and making everyone super pissed.

Politics for the Win

Legendary Enchantment

If control exactly one planeswalker, no creatures, and have exactly 1 life you win the game.

Same challenge (make a card representing your personal favorite magic moment, or a card that represents yourself [Using TappedOut usernames])

DiceMaster3 on Helm of The Host with ...

6 months ago

I'm working on a deck with all the Gideon Planeswalkers, and all of them have an ability into a creature. So with the Gideon of the Trials emblem out, can I equip Helm of the Host to another one of the Gideon Planeswalkers like Gideon Jura or Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Gideon, Champion of Justice or Gideon, Martial Paragon while one of them are a creature?

Kogarashi on The difference between pir and ...

8 months ago

Also worth noting that while Pir doesn't double counters (just adds one extra), it will put an additional counter on a planeswalker that enters the battlefield (so Ajani Steadfast will enter the battlefield with 5 counters, not 4.

Gideon, Champion of Justice is another planeswalker with an ability that adds counters as part of the effect, and thus would work with Doubling Season.

BMHKain on

9 months ago

Shame I got 91% to 86%...

But I'm not through yet.

I don't care how much it takes...

I really want poor REDACTED back on the list.

She's at least better than, well, every Gideon ever Made; especially Gideon, Champion of Justice. & sorry for not knowing what Slander means...

To think I'm that foolish is right.

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