Gideon Jura

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (AC2) 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

Firebones675 on Unlife Control

1 day ago

Just did a price check and didn't realize colonnade was that expensive. Sorry about that. If you were looking for something cheaper as finisher, Dragonlord Ojutai, Gideon Jura, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion are options.

C--8CLARK8--D on

2 days ago

alright so here are a few options, i will go through this by card type.

Creatures - so you have two ways to go here. if you want to be aggressive you want 4Snapcaster Mage 4Spell Queller and 3 Geist of Saint Traft. or if you want to go slow and fight mostly with none-creature spells just 4Snapcaster Mage is fine.

artifacts/enchantments - just get rid of all the ones you have there bad. if you want some enchantments for a slower build try 2 Search for Azcanta  Flip this card is amazing in control.

Land- so again this changes with how aggressive you want to be. if you want to be aggressive don't change your lands are fine, if you want to go longer and more controlling up the count to 25 by adding 2 Field of Ruin and switch 1 Hallowed Fountain for another Celestial Colonnade.

instants/Sorcerys- alright you want to get rid of Concentrate Tidings Vapor Snag Raise the Alarm Boros Charm Boomerang Azorius Charm.

what to add? so you always want 4 Path to Exile and 4 Lightning Bolt. next add 4 Cryptic Command this is the best card you can have in control it does everything, if its out of your budget range try Ojutai's Command. you want some board wipes if you going for the more controlling rout 2 Supreme Verdict and a Settle the Wreckage or Wrath of God is good. you also want 2-4 Electrolyze depending on how many small creature decks you play against. if people are playing bigger creatures go with 1-2Condemn. you also want 2-3 Mana Leak and 2-3 Logic Knot along with a Negate. lastly if you want some card draw go with some Think Twice.

planes-walkers - if your going aggressive you don't want any planeswalkers. if your going more controlling 2-3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor or if you budget doesn't have room for this try 1Ajani Vengeant 1Gideon Jura and 1Nahiri, the Harbinger.

I think that about sums it up, if you have more questions please ask!

solarbeam on Let's Begin With Control...

1 week ago

Hey, love to see someone getting into UW control. First off, to get a more competitive build will be a little tight on the budget.

First off, your mana base needs to be better. Some great budget options are Prairie Stream, Glacial Fortress, and Port Town. The reason you should consider these is that they have a chance of coming into play untapped, and while control can generally survive a few tapped lands, having as many as you do now would be deadly. Temple of Enlightenment is one of my favorite tapped lands though. I have personally been very impressed with Field of Ruin over Ghost Quarter. Once you're able to put a good amount of money into it, go for Mystic Gate (only one), Flooded Strand, Hallowed Fountain, and Celestial Colonnade.

I'm a big fan of big flying angel win conditions. Torrential Gearhulk is fantastic, but just make sure you're running enough instants to make it worth it. Nyx-Fleece Ram is definitely a sideboard card, don't run it in your main deck. 4 Wall of Omens is a pretty good defensive option.

Dissolve is my favorite counterspell, but you shouldn't be running it in modern. 4 Mana Leak. 4 Remand, and 3-4 Cryptic Command are the usual counters to run. Disallow is pretty interesting though. You should not be running Condemn, it was some pretty early Death's Shadow sideboard tech, but there are better options. You will definitely need to invest in a playset of Path to Exile, luckily they're at a pretty low price right now. Instead of Jace's Ingenuity, cantrips like Serum Visions, Opt, or Think Twice would be better options.

I appreciate the enchantments, but Detention Sphere should be making it into the deck over Banishing Light.

I would not run Divination or Ugin's Insight. Your board wipes are pretty spicy, but a little slow. Supreme Verdict is the most typical UW board wipe. Wrath of God and Terminus are other great options. Terminus is a personal favorite.

Planeswalkers you should consider running over the ones you currently have are Jace, Architect of Thought because his +1 will protect you quite well while the -2 is a fantastic source of card advantage. Elspeth, Sun's Champion will win you the game if she goes unanswered, pumping out little dudes with a board wipe at the ready. Narset Transcendent shines in instant/sorcery heavy decks. Gideon Jura is another great planeswalker. All of his abilities fall into control very well, saving you from attacks, removing opponent's creatures, and beating face.

For your sideboard, Blessed Alliance, Rest in Peace, Celestial Purge, Relic of Progenitus, Hurkyl's Recall, and Negate are all great.

Other great cards to consider; Geist of Saint Traft, Vendilion Clique, Entreat the Angels, Secure the Wastes, Faerie Conclave, Sphinx's Revelation, Baneslayer Angel, Dispel, Spell Pierce, Spell Snare, and Jace Beleren

Asimiir on 5 Colors Control

2 weeks ago

The planeswalkers I'll remove are my 2 Chandra Nalaar. I can remove Gideon Jura if needed.

How many Door to Nothingness and Chromanticore do you recommand me throw in?

btreuther on Ojutai Control

3 weeks ago

Solid list. +1 from me.

The gideon package that typical UW plays (2 Gideon of the Trials/1 Gideon Jura is really good. Of those, Gideon of the Trials I feel is a must play in UW. Here's my list Seas of Ojutai Control. Possibly swapping one of the non-Gideon of the Trials planeswalkers for another Dragonlord Ojutai

Also, I think you want the 25th land.

ArchonBlue on Delver of Aetherlings

1 month ago

Supreme Verdict is not expensive. It just isn't. It would cost you less than ten bucks to replace your two Wrath of God with two verdicts. Just pack a lunch one day.

The scry ability for Dissolve isn't really worth the 3 mana cost imo. A good budget alternative I would consider is Render Silent. You've also got a lot of second rate cantrips like Jace's Ingenuity and Sleight of Hand which should be replaced by Serum Visions and Sphinx's Revelation, both of which are reasonable. I'd run four serum and one revelation.

Also, having AEtherling as your only wincon makes you really susceptible to removal like Cranial Extraction. I'd diversify your wincons a bit. There's some planeswalkers in your colors that are pretty reasonable, like Gideon Jura or Elspeth, Sun's Champion or even for super budget Sphinx of the Final Word is pretty decent.

antacidbrn on Modern Azcanta Control

1 month ago

This may be a dumb question, but I am used to building aggro decks and not control. With only 1 of and 2 of copies of the counterspells, how do you make sure you have the right tool for the job? I know a lot about Snapcaster Mage, but I was thinking 4x of that makes sense.

I was wondering how you decided upon 2x Gideon of the Trials and 1x of the Gideon Jura for example. I noticed Celestial Collanade seems to be critical to the deck.

TheDevicer on Gideon Planeswalkers in Modern U/W ...

1 month ago

I'm currently considering the following walker package:

Gideon of the Trials is apparently quite good.

For context, here is the untested deck I'm toying with: Modern Azcanta Control. It's pretty stock standard based on what's currently being run in paper and online though, so not tons of innovation. Only questionable card in the list is probably Glimmer of Genius.

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