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.

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Gideon, Champion of Justice Discussion

Lord_Teagan on Card creation challenge

1 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 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

5 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.

BMHKain on

5 months ago

@DrkNinja: Well I now have 31 cuts to make; But I have 3 cases to make first...

  1. Rowan Kenrith Yep. Her. You stated her +2 is a literal Suicide thought. But did you know it can also apply to you? Since we're dealing with all of your creatures attacking, Venser, the Sojourner's -1 Will make your army of tokens (And actual creatures) fearsome. You also stated her -2 does nothing. Tell that to Mu Yanling, whose -10 would tapped all enemy creatures & grant you another turn. From there, you can use Tamiyo, the Moon Sage's -2 to further fillup gas. Bonus Points if Humility is in play. The Emblem needs no comment. Let's just say it works wonders with Rings of Brighthearth; Targeting each opponent on the board whenever you use a Loyalty Ability.


  1. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice This was better off in decks that have more use in counters in general than just Loyalty. It's good as a Commander, but some of the best Walkers have R in it, so a big problem right there...

Let's look at the least competitive way to kill Atraxa with a crap commander...

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

This is Tier 5 as it's nothing but Keywords. Atraxa has Flying, Vigilance, Deathtouch, & Lifelink. This Pteranadon is a 4/8 with the Aforementioned first two keywords as Atraxa, as well as Double Strike, Indestructible, & Trample.

At least Muldrotha, the Gravetide has many uses as a one card recursion engine: It can bring back Doubling Season, Mana Rocks, even Enchantments that are extremely invaluable for this deck.

Finally, & you'd be surprised when I say it:

  1. Gideon, Champion of Justice Yep. I want to add him. By adding more Loyalty just by using the +1 ability, you could make him into a fragging BEAST with the 0 ability, transforming him into an X/X Human Soldier creature with Indestructible, still a planeswalker, & CAN'T be Damaged (X equals Gideon's Loyalty the first time this is used.).

But what I really want him in is... well, crazy; his -15 ability: Exile all otther Permanents. Previously, this was criticized as an ability; much like Apocalypse, Decree of Annihilation, even the Banned from EDH Worldfire. But I promise you, it still has use. Since Teferi's Protection's release, it at least makes for a one sided Wrath that can potentially win you the game.

Okay. All three cases set in stone. I hope this comment asn't too much of a problem for you sir. I have 2 cards to keep in this deck, & a 3rd potentially to add later. If you approve, at least tell me what 31 cards to cut please... Thank you for your time... Later.

Darth_Savage on An unstoppable deck, except against Rudolph

5 months ago

Hi Wooliestkey5654

Turbo Fog is an interesting deck for Modern, it's budget friendly so easy to pick up and works well against creature heavy metas (Humans, Hollow One, etc). Personally I'd suggest you might want to replace:

You haven't listed a sideboard, so maybe something like; 2x Jester's Cap, 3x Relic of Progenitus, 2x Nevermore, 1x Riot Control, 1x Settle the Wreckage, 2x Blind Obedience, 1x Peace of Mind and 3x Approach of the Second Sun as a starter? To be fair Approach of the Second Sun could be a main-deck card as another win condition. Another option for win-cons is Planeswalkers; Gideon of the Trials, Gideon, Champion of Justice and Nissa, Worldwaker being the first ones I'd think of.

Zehk on Walk the Line [Modern U/W Planeswalker Control]

11 months ago

Sideboard Gideon, Champion of Justice for token decks? Gets loyalty for each creature your opponents control, though his ult wipes your other Gideons.Perhaps add one or two Djeru, With Eyes Open to tutor and protect your Gideons as well.

Kjartan on Blue/White Planeswalkers

11 months ago

You seem to have a lot of cards that really doesn't belong here...

Ajani, Caller of the Pride... He's basicly just pay three mana get a permanent that exists.

Elspeth Tirel - Well she does things, can't argue with that, but with the amount of support you have for her, when is she ever going to be worth 5 mana?

Venser, the Sojourner - He's seriously a good card, but what use you have of him comes down to resetting planeswalkers that are low on counters until he ults. That's really underpowered.

Tamiyo, Field Researcher - She's better than the others, but again with your lack of support, I don't thing she's worth splashing an entire colour for. Especially not in a deck with Cryptic Command.

Gideon, Champion of Justice - He's just one of the worst cards ever printed in modern magic.

Jace, Cunning Castaway - Worst jace, and you are extremely low on support for his first ability.

Narset Transcendent - Is surprisingly bad for her cost. I think you can run her if you want, but with so few sorceries, you should at least consider cutting her.

The Chain Veil - I know you've kinda build the deck around this, and I understand if you wish to keep it, but it's really, really underpowered.

Doomed Traveler - He's fine, but you can find a better spot to replace him.

Sage of Epityr - He's also fine, but again, you can easily find a better card.

I would look into getting a better protective game. Wall of Omens is a fine and protective creature.

Gideon Jura + Gideon, Ally of Zendikar + Gideon of the Trials is a really good package in a superfirends style deck. There is also Jace, Architect of Thought And/or Elspeth, Sun's Champion. But ultimately you should watch out, having too many planeswalkers is rarely a good idea.

If you really do want to go balls deep into the planeswalker theme, (which I do not recommand), Savor the Moment is much, much better than The Chain Veil, and Temporal Mastery is also at least playable in that case. Also Contagion Engine is a possibility, but it's pretty slow, and probably shouldn't be in the main.

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