Gideon of the Trials


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet 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 with indestructible that's 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

zephyr_chang on Hot Rats

3 days ago

I have been tweaking a B/W Smallpox list (similar to for the past few weeks, and now it has basically become a B/W Superfriends deck after the printing of Gideon of the Trials, which is an absolute beast. Some decks just auto scoop to it because they have trouble getting rid of a planeswalker even after sideboarding.

I have tried Squadron Hawks and Pack Rats before, but that was a while ago. It was quite close to how I described it above. I had fun playing some copies of Batterskull, Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Fire and Ice too, trying to replicate the success of old Caw-Blade decks.

BonVoyYawg on I'm Invincible!

3 days ago

Well, I also went undefeated at FNM tonight! I had some interesting matchups where they got the control/removal they needed and put me on edge a few times. I had 1 mulligan the whole night, so I'm pretty happy vs last week where I had quite a few which didn't help. Anyway, breakdown of the night:

  • Round 1: 2-1 Win - RU Control with Torrential Gearhulk
  • Round 2: 2-1 Win - 4c Energy with Bristling Hydra. It was really odd playing against Hydras and Longtusk Cub but dude ran four color with Spell Queller outta nowhere. Was... Odd...
  • Round 3: 2-1 Win - BU Metalwork Colossus and Tezzeret the Schemer artifact deck. Had a poor sequence of plays and removal from my opponent that left Rhonas a statue during one match
  • Round 4: 2-0 Win - WB Zombie, had to Fling a Hydra for lethal in game 1 or I was dead, amazing stuff

Oh and my 8 pack winnings had a Liliana, Death's Majesty and Gideon of the Trials... Muwuahahahaha

Argeaux on First 11 days in M.T.G.! Help me defeat my gf!

4 days ago

Just wanted to make sure you knew something.

You can have as many Basic Lands in your deck as you like. If you have 24 Basic Amonkhet Swamps that look exactly the same, you can put all 24 in your deck. You can put any kind of Swamp in - any printing.

Everything else you can only have four of a card with the same name.

You can only have one Legendary on the field with the same name. You can have only one Planeswalker on the field of the TYPE.

So you couldn't have Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Gideon of the Trials on the field at the same time, as they are both Gideons.

If you had Aetherworks Marvel on the field and then you played a second Aetherworks Marvel, you would have to choose one to go to the Graveyard, because they are Legendary.

You wanted a basic rule of thumb for building?

24 Creatures
12 Non-Creatures
24 Lands

Then you tweak those numbers.

You are going for an Aggro deck so you'll have fewer Lands and more Creatures. Possibly fewer Non-Creature spells.

Argeaux on Bant Crush

4 days ago

OK this deck needs a lot of tweaks to get it to work.

These are some of the issues:

This deck has possibilities, that's for sure. It just needs to be more consistent.

hwagner on KIngWiggins

4 days ago

Currently the only walkers I have for trade are Tezzeret the Schemer and Ajani, Caller of the Pride. I am receiving a Gideon of the Trials as part of another trade that went awry but I can't 100% say I have it until I actually physically have it lol. Let me know if your interested

Mizzazzi on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

4 days ago

Honestly you made this really hard and while I cant think of anything that really needs to be cut with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons EDH decks rising up do you think that a copy of Guardian Seraph would be good to run? I mean it prevents the go wide and attack with 1/1 creatures and forces them to leave you alone to find a way to either pump their army or hit you with. I know you already Archangel of Tithes But this might be helpful? And have you thought of the Gideon of the Trials? Idk he might be fun to play around with to help with board politics! +1 Anway for making a damn soild deck! Had to think for a good while on what to suggest!

Zaueski on Advertise your STANDARD deck!

5 days ago

Bant Crush

Standard Zaueski


Looking for ways to make this more competitive, also Gideon of the Trials vs Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and whether the fog and Plat ability is more relevant than token generation. Does it need more Fog cards or more ramp?

Caldra on "The Deck"

1 week ago

How is the performance of Gideon of the Trials in your deck?

Is he worth it?

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