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Gideon, Martial Paragon
Planeswalker — Gideon
+2: Untap creatures you control. They get +1/+1 until end of turn.
0: Until end of turn, Gideon, Martial Paragon becomes a 5/5 human Soldier with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
-10: Creatures you control get +2/+2 until end of turn. Tap all creatures your opponents control.
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Gideon, Martial Paragon Discussion
1 month ago
My question is in regards to Gideon, Martial Paragon's +2 ability.
It states "Untap all creatures you control. Those creatures get +1/+1 until end of turn."
My question is do I have to have a tapped creature to use this ability?
Gatherer comments state "All creatures you control get +1/+1 from Gideon’s first ability, not just the ones that it untapped." This makes me think that I can still use it even if no creatures are tapped. It just untaps all of my creatures even if none are tapped then gives them the +1/+1.
Is that correct?
3 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?
3 months ago
You have a couple of cards that aren't standard format legal Vampire Envoy and Unnatural Endurance. So the direction to take changes a lot depending on what format you want to play - standard vs. casual with friends vs. a different store or home format like: Modern, EDH(also called Commander), Brawl, Two Headed Giant, Vintage, Legacy, or Pauper.
https://whatsinstandard.com/ is a good way to reference what sets of magic are currently considered "standard".
Another example is that you only have 5 artifacts in total so cards like Embraal Bruiser or Dhund Operative or Fen Hauler aren't going to be as effective. Making their copies easy removes (unless you want to 4x of each of your artifacts and then 4x these cards building a more artifact oriented deck! Decisions decisions).
Things like Cartouche of Ambition and Trial of Ambition have fantastic synergy with each other and your planeswalker so if you'd like to run them (and be able to see them consistently between games) then you'd go with 4x of each and cut some other stuff.
For general knowledge:
One of the best principles of deck building is keeping your card limit to the minimum (60 in standard/modern) and having 4 copies of each card (There's always exceptions though) - streamlining the chance to draw the specific cards you want, each game you play. Much greater chance of drawing a 4/60 than a 1/60 (which is why Liliana's Influence almost counts as having 4 Liliana, Death Wielder)
Scryfall(Better than WotC's Gatherer) and EDHREC will be your best friends searching for cards to make decks with; EDHREC is for the EDH format where it's 100 cards no more or less with no duplicate cards and a "commander" but you can look there for cards within colours, themes, and strategies like -1/-1 counters: (https://edhrec.com/themes/m1-m1-counters) which would be a good synergy with Liliana, Death Wielder.
I actually have the Gideon, Martial Paragon planeswalker deck from Amonkhet and my next craft is to turn it into a viable casual modern deck, since Amonkhet will eventually rotate out of standard but Gideon, nor will this iteration of Liliana, will ever be competitive modern!
Welcome to magic! I only started in Amonkhet myself and am having a blast. Sorry for the long winded response.
7 months ago
i don't think you would say that after losing 3 times in a row against Gideon, Martial Paragon in last fridays local FNM-modern event
7 months ago
Gideon, Martial Paragon is a white card I've been playtesting with Elves, Marwyn and Shalai. His +2 can uptap all your creatures while also pumping them. This can result in fantastic turns of using Marwyn's ramp two times a turn or one time and then attack with her for a turn.
Tapping all mana Elves including Marwyn, Rishkar, Servant and any Elf with a counter on it to make mana to pump the team with Shalai. Then untapping all these creatures pumping them to attack. Gideon is also board wipe insurance since his 0 ability he can become a creature to attack which is a huge benefit for Elves.
7 months ago
The way you described this deck is amazing. It looks pretty good, but consider adding Avacyn, Angel of Hope for obvious reasons, True Conviction for also obvious reasons, and consider both Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Gideon, Martial Paragon. Ally is good for creatures, and martial will just end games with his ult. +1 upvote.
7 months ago
Updates: So, Golden Guardian Flip is fun with enrage...as I thought it would be. Golden Guardian + Ripjaw Raptor --isn't it funny how the raptor has a 5 butt? That's just neat or as Forrest would say, "They go together like peas and carrots."
Zacama, Primal Calamity WANTS....no NEEDS to lead this deck, but in my humblest opinion Gishath, Sun's Avatar is superior in every way. Most notably, Gishath wants you to have a dino deck, but Zacama could go into any naya build and not even remotely need dinos.
Mana base plays fine, even without costly duals and extra special land fixing.
Spells are fine, as long as you enjoy the creature style of decks. This is a creature deck. Getting an Elemental Bond is great, because you constantly refuel until someone realizes your are crushing them with draws and removes said enchantment. Lifecrafter's Bestiary is equally efficient.
Both Gideon, Martial Paragon and Huatli, Radiant Champion seem right at home here. I thought of other walkers, but no one else seemed to match the subtheme. And I promise if you hit Gideon's ultimate, you should win hands down. But his +2 ability really made me wanna play exert; I just couldn't comfortably fit it into the deck...
The rest is all fun. Queue Jurassic Park music!
7 months ago
I know he is underwhelming, but Gideon, Martial Paragon seems good here as a one-of.
I would probably do a 3-3 split on Baffling End and Cast Out.
This looks fun! Kudos!!