Gideon of the Trials

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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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Gideon of the Trials Discussion

Pieguy396 on Mono-White Angels - Help My ...

3 days ago

My main suggestion would be to lower your mana curve and play cards that help you reach your Angel-based endgame, even if it doesn't directly help said endgame. 4x Path to Exile is a must-have for a deck like this; removal doesn't really get any more efficient, and you could probably use Thalia, Guardian of Thraben to tax your opponent and slow them down. More Gideon of the Trials might also be helpful. Some cards I'd recommend cutting are Fountain of Renewal s (the lifegain is way to slow), Godsend s (you're not an equipment deck), and Glory-Bound Initiate s. The latter is an aggressive beatdown creature, but not a particularly powerful one, and you're not a beatdown deck either. Hope this helps, and good luck with your deck!

DragonFaceEater on Star Strangled Slaughter *Primer*

1 week ago

JKRice Although I'm certainly not an expert with this deck, and may be playing it wrong in this regard, I would suggest cutting one Simian Spirit Guide or one Snapcaster Mage. I've never really seen the point of Simian Spirit Guide in this deck. It can certainly help when you need just one more mana, but it often times just gets stranded in my hand when I would really like another turn spell or something. Again, I could be playing the whole deck wrong, but it isn't very often that I really get the opportunity to use it. The main time I can see Simian Spirit Guide being used is if you have two white sources by turn two so you can play Gideon of the Trials then and a turn effect on three. It really just doesn't seem to be very good, especially once you're pretty deep into extra turns and don't need the one mana. With my current understanding of the deck, one Simian Spirit Guide seems like the optimal cut for Pact of Negation, maybe cutting the other for a red producing land, since you are getting rid of red mana sources by cutting them. Another card that seems okay to cut is one Snapcaster Mage. This would definitely be sacrificing some amount of consistency, but it definitely seems like one of these would be okay to cut. A lot of times I find myself with no targets for Snapcaster Mage, either because I recently shuffled my graveyard away with Day's Undoing, because I recently played a Goblin Dark-Dwellers, or even because I had two Snapcaster Mages in my hand and just played one. In general it seems like four isn't necessary, especially because you can't even use Glorious End with them. My assessment on Snapcaster Mage may be wrong, though, since I haven't played with the three Day's Undoing version of the deck, and you may end up with a full graveyard often enough for the fourth Snapcaster Mage to be useful.

DragonFaceEater on Star Strangled Slaughter *Primer*

1 week ago

This is a really cool deck! The normal 'taking turns' list that I have been thinking about building is pretty expensive (Cryptic Command, mainly) and this is a nice budget alternative, as long as I make a few edits to the manabase so that it fits with the lands that I currently have. Also, this deck is even more fun than the original! After some playtesting to see if I wanted to make some changes, I have some suggestions. When comboing off, I'll often get two copies Day's Undoing in my hand, and having two is useless, since when you play the first, it shuffles the second away. I feel like if you cut one of the Day's Undoings, you could get rid of the problem while keeping the ability to reliably have one in your hand, especially if you just start keeping it with your cantrips (Opt, Serum Visions, Sleight of Hand, etc). To replace it, I'd suggest one copy of Howling Mine. It would probably end up drawing you more cards than a Day's Undoing anyway, while not drawing your opponent very many, considering all of the extra turns you're taking. Additionally, I would strongly suggest Ideas Unbound, which would probably replace some cantrips. It digs three cards deep, and if you play it with an empty hand, you can play two or even all three cards and not even end up having to discard. And that's not mentioning the synergy it has with Sundial of the Infinite. If you end the turn before your end step comes, you won't have to discard, making it essentially 1UU draw three cards (because you have to pay 1 to end the turn), which can be very powerful. Also, I suggest Pact of Negation, and to a lesser degree, Slaughter Pact, Intervention Pact, and even Pact of the Titan. Pact of Negation is an extremely strong card. Being able to counter something for zero is very powerful, as people will often completely let their guard down when a blue deck is tapped out, and try to play their win conditions with no protection of their own. When you often times don't even have to pay the 3UU later because you have Gideon of the Trials (Pact of Negation forces you to pay the cost, but only if you have the mana in your mana pool. You have the choice to tap your lands to produce the mana) out? That's power 9 levels of broken. Countering a vital spell completely for free can often times win games by itself. You can also, in a pinch, end your turn in respose to the upkeep trigger with Pact of Negation with Sundial of the Infinite and skip your turn in a pinch. All of this applies to Slaughter Pact, Intervention Pact, and Pact of the Titan, although none of them are quite as good as Pact of Negation. You don't have the black to pay Slaughter Pact's cost, so it may be a little conditional as a removal spell, even if it is free when you can cast it. Intervention Pact can be a very good stalling spell, essentially buying you two full turns, but it's useless if you get off to a fast start, and will only get in the way then. Pact of the Titan can be a free 4/4 at instant speed, but, while that blocks really well when you're on the defense, and can attack when you're trying to close out the game while comboing off, it isn't exactly what the deck needs, and could lower consistency. Anyway, this deck is honestly really fun to play, is pretty skill testing, and costs half of what traditional taking turns decks cost. Thanks!

Suns_Champion on Experimental Teysa Superfriends

1 week ago

I like the deck idea!

I second the suggested planeswalkers: Gideon of the Trials and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar.

I think both Oath of Gideon and Oath of Liliana are worth running here. Both supply tokens which goes with your protection theme, Gideon makes ultimating faster or using a middle ability safer. Liliana is a nice Fleshbag Marauder which helps protect your walkers too and kills voltrons.

I'd advise against Deploy the Gatewatch... even in my Narset superfriends I wiffed a lot. It's only good if you have a lot of walkers and a lot of deck manipulation.

You might want Selfless Spirit to protect yourself from board wipes.

That's all I can think of for now!

PhthisisClock on New to MTG and could ...

1 week ago

Machi_Machiavellian... throw in a couple Gideon of the Trials to crew Heart of Kiran. This combo alone is what prompted me to run Dispossess in my deck, Negative Creep Modern when it was a standard deck. The Gideon/Kiran punch is pretty irritating.

DrukenReaps on Need some lists.

1 week ago

So big dumb creatures that land fast and hit hard is your problem?

I built a midrange-y deck, Divine Decree, that hides behind pillows and laughing as people die to Manabarbs.

You are dying around turn 5 though so anything costing more than 5 in my deck should probably be taken out for your purposes.

Focusing in on some of the pillows of best use to you would be:

Blind Obedience, Darksteel Plate, Gideon of the Trials, Glacial Chasm, Maze of Ith, Righteous Aura, Solitary Confinement, and Teferi's Protection.

You might avoid Ghostly Prison style effects depending on how your opponent's deck works since if he has all the mana then prison isn't really an issue for him.

If you would prefer to win before he goes off you might try something more akin to Mistress of Poisons which has 2 combos that can go off as early as turn 3. I never made the deck consistently able to win in that time frame so you would have to beef it up but the potential is there.

The better and cheaper option would be if we take a look at 2 or 3 decks you already have and we can maybe touch those up.

Darth_Savage on Friends? I have no Friends.

2 weeks ago

Geralf_Cecani, already made the case for adding blue or green, I'm going to make a case for black or staying in mono white.

First off black actually has a straight up fog Darkness, splashing black also lets you use Batwing Brume to its full extent and the obvious Lingering Souls. Plansewalker wise you would have access to Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Sorin, Grim Nemesis, both are pretty reasonable and more budget friendly than most. Note too that a new BE planeswalker is due for release with the next set.

This idea isn't really mine, I got it from foxinsox's deck Competitive Solemnity in Selesnya. This deck uses Solemnity and Phyrexian Unlife to create a board state where you can't die. This is likely to work simply because enchantments are much harder to remove than other permanents. This is again a great way to stall out the board and frustrate your opponent. In the same vein so might Gideon of the Trials and white is the colour of tax cards like Rule of Law and Ghostly Prison...

Lastly, your card draw choices remind me of Owl-ing Mine, this deck uses Ebony Owl Netsuke to deal it's damage and cards like Boomerang and Remand to stall your opponents board. Again this isn't strictly my idea, as I got it from DaFerra's deck Owl-ing Mine.

Hope this was of help and give you some ideas...

Guffawkle on DCI Banhammer

1 month ago

I agree that you should keep your mana costs low and you already run a lot of cards at cmc 3, but your only means of REMOVING on board threats are three board wipes and the ability of Profane Procession  Flip. I'm just saying if they have answers to enchantments, you might be kinda screwed. Also, Gideon of the Trials seems like a decent idea if you add Gideon's Intervention lol.

My version shifted through a variety of color combinations including sultai, but I think I have settled on dimir and primarily using Surgical Extraction. Turn 1 inquisition into surgical seems like fun.

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