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
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

Gideon of the Trials Discussion

plakjekaas on Planes walkers ability usage

2 weeks ago

If others are still wondering: A planeswalker with 0 (zero) loyalty will die, no matter how the loss of loyalty came to be.

If your Gideon, Ally of Zendikar immediately uses its -4 after being cast to make an emblem, it will be dead having 0 loyalty, just as much as a creature with 0 toughness would be.

Fun fact: if you have a Gideon of the Trials with 3 loyalty, activated to be a 4/4 until end of turn and someone casts a Heartless Act to remove 3 (loyalty) counters from it, Gideon will die, no matter how indestructible he may be until end of turn.

psionictemplar on

1 month ago

This seems a lot more streamlined. I would consider a copy or 2 of Gideon of the Trials to go with the chance for glory.

Oloro_Magic on Walking the Eternities

2 months ago

Yeah I agree with the above, Basri Ket really isn't doing anything here, you could however play Gideon of the Trials or Nissa, Voice of Zendikar in that slot if the idea is to have another 3 mana walker that makes some form of moderate impact on the game, the former as a piece of protection, the latter as a form of token generation.

I also agree with the sentiments about Blind Obedience it could be okay sideboard tech if a mono-red deck starts seeing play but other than that it will just sit there, you are better off playing some form of value creature like Brazen Borrower or more removal as outlined above.

mdallas27 on Abzan Pioneer

3 months ago

Just a couple thoughts. First and foremost I think the concept is actually really good. I feel like there are better planeswalker options than Ob and Sorin. Potentially look into Liliana, the Last Hope or Vraska, Golgari Queen

I'd swap Gideon, Ally of Zendikar for Gideon of the Trials as it will help more with your matchup vs inverter.

I'd switch Assassin's Trophy for Abrupt Decay as putting them ahead on mana isn't something you want to do in this deck

I'd also recommend Tireless Tracker Somewhere as it's a really good value option in the 3 drop slot.

I also have an abzan list on my page. would love your thoughts

DeinoStinkus on Vincent, Jarl of Fjalir

3 months ago

Oooooooh, that's broken. Doubling damage already has so many cards that its not completely necessary to add another. But if you increase the mana cost it should be fine. Increase it by two.

Also, you basically compacted the abilities of Saskia the Unyielding, Gideon of the Trials, and Garruk, Apex Predator.

ThisIsMyAccount on Boros... Control???

4 months ago

The main thing is though is that I feel like I can make a decent version of this deck whether I decide to go with Chalice of the Void or not. One thing I don't really know where to go with either way is deciding how I want to win the game. As it is now, winning comes from a planeswalker ultimate, Gideon of the Trials beatdown, Castle Ardenvale, and Worship. I think these are okay I just don't know if it is good enough.

ItsCommander on Omnipotent Orzhov Control(M21)

4 months ago

I just put this list together. It is a little different than what you have as it doesn't run Karn or a companion; however, I think it should be really consistent. Might be something you would be interested in? I personally don't think Karn would be that good. There just isn't enough good artifact sb cards that you would really want to grab. The main deck can deal with pretty much anything you need.

4 Thoughtseize

2 Kaya's Wrath

4 Dark Petition

1 Grim Tutor

4 Murderous Rider

1 Liliana, the Last Hope

3 Cast Down

3 Fatal Push

2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

2 Rankle, Master of Pranks

2 Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis

1 Collective Brutality

1 Legion's End

1 Gideon of the Trials

1 Bile Blight

1 Utter End

1 The Eldest Reborn

1 Erebos's Intervention

1 Necromentia

4 Godless Shrine

4 Isolated Chapel

4 Concealed Courtyard

2 Castle Locthwain

8 Swamp

1 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

1 Shambling Vent

Lordeh on Abzan humans

4 months ago

Don't under-rate Thalia, Heretic Cathar as a means of slowing your opponents lands and creatures.

As much as I love him I would cut Knight of the White Orchid as you currently only have 1 plains to search up.

I would also tune your sideboard to have 2 or 3 of your most important cards like Rest in Peace and Gideon of the Trials as actually drawing a 1 of from your sideboard is highly unlikely without dedicated tutors.

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