Gideon Jura


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

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Mythic Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Mythic Rare

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Gideon Jura

Planeswalker — Gideon

+2: During target opponent's next turn, creatures that player controls attack Gideon Jura if able.

-2: Destroy target tapped creature.

symbol:loyalty-minus0: Until end of turn, Gideon Jura becomes a 6/6 Human Soldier creature that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

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Gideon Jura Discussion

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Courting attack, Isperia Supreme Judge

1 day ago

Thanks so much! There are a couple suggestions in there I hadn't hit before. I don't know why I hadn't come across taunt before, but definitely going to get my hands on one.

Interestingly enough Bident of Thassa and Siren's Call have historically not been worth it. Forcing an attack when there are five people at the table will almost never bring those attacks to me, and whoever gets attacked is my new enemy. Cards like Gideon Jura are so good because I can channel everything at me.

Curious what you would cut for Taunt and Isochon sceptor?

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Assassin's Scythe - Esper Casual

1 week ago

If you're going to be tapping a lot of your opponent's creatures, then a fun card to add would be Gideon's Avenger , which can get big fast!

I did want to point out an issue with the plan of the deck: Although I love the concept of an equipped Royal Assassin allowing you to steal a creature, Scythe of the Wretched specifically requires damage to be dealt to the creature, whereas the Assassin doesn't actually deal damage — he just outright destroys. So I'd honestly take out the Scythe, and therefore Open the Armory (since its only target is Scythe).

In their place, aside from Gideon's Avenger, you could consider Siren's Call as a way to mass-kill their side of the board. Gideon Jura costs a couple bucks, but he pairs well with Siren's Call, because you can +2 him to avoid taking any damage in the event that you aren't able to tap down all their creatures. If that's not a concern, then his -2 is another Royal Assassin.

If you truly don't mind spending a bit of money, then 1x Tamiyo, the Moon Sage would be an amazing addition. She can really help refill your hand in the late game.

If you want other card ideas, check out my similar U/W deck:

BrandonJamesCAC on Written in the Stars [Proof of Concept]

2 weeks ago

Gideon Jura plays really well with Prison.

Gloglok on Mono-white Angels of Devotion

2 weeks ago

Hey guys!

How do you think the new Serra the Benevolent would perform in this deck? I'm seeing it as a 2-of instead of Gideon Jura and the 4th Wrath of God . I've been already thinking about bringing in a Mutavault as a way to still have a creature on the board after a sweeper for the Worship emblem to protect me. Do you think it would be worth it? I really like the Serra Angel for one less mana and still leaving a Planeswalker after that to boost it, seems like some really cool tempo, but I wonder if its that competitive...

Anyway, I have removed the 2nd Emeria, The Sky Ruin because of how useless it was in 95% of the match-ups. Put the Mutavault in instead to see just how much it messes with my mana-base ^^

Gloglok on Mono-white Angels of Devotion

1 month ago

Ok quick update, it didn't take me long to realize that the Resplendent Angel doesn't bring much to the game plan.

So I'm reverting to something more control. Changes:

  • 3x Resplendent Angel -> out

  • 1x Lyra Dawnbringer out of 2 -> a 4th Thalia's Lancers . It's been quite some time now that I'm often wishing to draw my tutors more. I also learned today that since Ixalan, all planeswalkers are now legendary and do not work with the "planeswalker's uniqueness" rule like they used to. So this means I can tutor my Gideons with the Lancers! Yay! So more Lancers. And I'm cutting a Lyra because I don't need her so much given that I have fewer angels overall, and if I really need one Lyra on board I still have 5 ways to get her in the deck.

  • 1x Gideon Jura in. Because the planeswalkers are not unique anymore, this means I can have different Gideons on board as long as they have a different name. And given that I can tutor them, I'm just bringing a 1-of Gideon Jura for some more control over my opponent's board. But to be fair I'm not sure it will work really well with the Archangel of Tithes , I'm hesitating between him and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar . We'll see how he performs...

  • a 4th Runed Halo in. This card is too good, provides big amounts of devotion early on that is a pain for my opponent to remove, forces them to flood the board with even more creatures only to get sweeped... It's really good, there are tons of games where drawing it is critical, and they are almost 0 game where I can't benefit from it.

  • a 4th Wrath of God in. Now that I have fewer creatures on board, an additional sweeper is a great addition to the deck. I won't need the Seraph Sanctuary as much now that I have fewer angels, so I can reach the 7th Plains more often, which makes Wrath more interesting too. Not too sure on this one, let's see how it goes

Overall I kinda feel like I'm taking a step back and reverting to some older version of this deck (and Drcfan's version), but well if it's better I don't see a reason not to stay with it ^^

TheRedGoat on Experimental Teysa Superfriends

2 months ago

Given what you said before, I'd feel hesitant to advise and substitutions of one card for another. I am however a sucker for "win more" cards and am curious why you're not using The Chain Veil even though it cannot go infinite in your build.

I would mention that while Teysa does provide protection via removal, I'm not so sure she's the best fit for an Orzhov superfriends deck. Vona, Butcher of Magan or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim provide non-land removal for one, but Daxos the Returned provides bodies to throw in the way of aggressors (and he could throw anthems and pillow fort down while staying on theme). Worst case scenario there's always the second Teysa.

I do feel at the least that you should look closely at running the Gideon line of walkers. Gideon Jura gives all of your other walkers a reprieve from being attacked. The Amonkhet one can flat stop you from losing (and, mind you, can be targeted by Sun Titan). And lastly the Zendikar one provides free tokens and anthems.

Ericles on abzan

4 months ago

I'm not sure how Ajani, Mentor of Heroes has been treating you, but Gideon Jura.

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