Gideon of the Trials

Gideon of the Trials

Planeswalker — Gideon

+1: Until your next turn, prevent all damage target permanent would deal.

0: Until end of turn, Gideon of the Trials becomes a 4/4 Human Soldier creature that's indestructible and is still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

0: You get an emblem with "As long as you control a Gideon planeswalker, you can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game."

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Mythic Rare
SDCC Promo 2017 (S17) None
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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

Gideon of the Trials occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Gideon of the Trials Discussion

TheCardPool on Gideon Tribal (Kytheon EDH)

1 week ago

More or less. The deck is equipped with anti-lose-cons than win-cons. Worship , Righteous Aura , and Gideon of the Trials can keep you in the game. So depending on your play group you might want something more aggressive.

Silverdrake on Jeskai Walkers

3 weeks ago

Looks solid, though I do question the inclusion of Flamewake Phoenix. If you're just looking to get value out of the Royal Scions and Nahiri discard effects, consider replacing them with Fiery Temper ? I'd also consider cutting a few of the Royal Scions for another Blackblade, and/or maybe some Gideon of the Trials . A single Gideon, Ally of Zendikar could even find its way into here comfortably, I think.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun with it!

Icbrgr on Abzan Treefolk Planswalker

1 month ago

I've been brewing in Treefolk Tribal lately and thought it would be fun to create a flavorful Treefolk Walker.

Original Concept:

Sirtwigs, The Living Canopy


+2 Create a 0/4 Green Treefolk creature token With Defender and Reach.

-4 Create a Legendary 0/4 White Black and Green Treefolk creature token Named "Ent-Ent" with "As long as you control Ent-Ent, you can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game."

-8 Sacrifice up to three Treefolk creatures you control; Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life, Then Add to your mana pool for each treefolk sacrificed this way.


I thought An initial loyalty of 4 and having a +2 was very treefolk like in terms of having High Toughness/hard to kill with damage.

His +2 is just a wall token generator for protection which could be made into and actual threat with Assault Formation / Doran, the Siege Tower deck building synergy.

The -4 I had a hard time with and decided to rip off Gideon of the Trials 0 ability... figured it was kinda like a "Tree of life" kinda thing?

For the Final ability i wanted to avoid an emblem mechanic and encompass a bit of all of the Abzan Colors with having lifegain and lifeloss for and a mana ramp/boost for Opening up some deckbuilding flair for hard-casting a big spell or creature.

Implementation of suggestions:

Sirtwigs, The Living Canopy

+1 Create a 0/4 Green Treefolk creature token.

-Xadd +0/+1 Counters to nontoken treefolk creatures you control, where is the number of loyalty counters removed from Sirtwigs, The Living Canopy.

-8 Sacrifice a nontoken Treefolk creature you control; opponents creatures get -X/-X and you gain X life where X is the toughness of the sacrificed creature, Then Add any combination of to your mana pool equal to that creatures toughness.


What do you guys think? Does this seem fun/flavorful? Any Ideas for Improvement?

ticktacktock on Syr Gwyn Hero of Sunforger

1 month ago

Hi commander replay i'm a big fan of your youtoube channel !! Ill request a new build for this deck using theses cards who work very well with Sunforger :

Glorious End Angel's Grace Final Fortune Last Chance Sundial of the Infinite Gideon of the Trials

TheSimikBOat on ✶Twilight Sparkle's Hug✶【Group Hug Primer】

2 months ago

Chhris, thanks for the +1 and the suggestion :)

When we activate the abililty of Princess Twilight Sparkle (with the help of___) we make that every player wins the game, and Angel's Grace makes our opponents unable to win, and that means that we will be the only player that wins. Platinum Angel and Gideon of the Trials

Also, I like the Dictate of Kruphix for this deck (it fits perfectly the group hug theme, and I will be thinking about what I can cut to add it.

Coward_Token on ✶Twilight Sparkle's Hug✶【Group Hug Primer】

2 months ago

Funny wincon there. Have you considered Gideon of the Trials ? Not a whole lot of utility otherwise but cheaper than P-Angel at least

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