Gideon, the Oathsworn
Legendary Planeswalker — Gideon
Whenever you attack with two or more non-Gideon creatures, put a +1/+1 counter one each of those creatures.
+2: Until end of turn, Gideon, the Oathsworn becomes a 5/5 white Soldier creature that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
-9: Exile Gideon, the Oathsworn and each creature your opponents control.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gideon, the Oathsworn Discussion
3 months ago
I have been thinking, should i replace Gideon Jura with Gideon, the Oathsworn ? I rarely tutor for Gideon Jura , his usage is quite niche in the deck apart from potentially protecting some of your other planewalkers for a bit. Gideon, the Oathsworn can help tokens a little and has an achievable ult that can be used politically as a threat so people don’t attack you. What should I do?
5 months ago
Well, not to sound rude but your deck is working against itself. Your Oathbreaker gets +1 with an additional +1 for each creature your opponent controls. What you are doing here is packing your deck with boardwipes, meaning you get less and less value overall out of him.
Gideon, the Oathsworn would be a better fit for what you are attempting to accomplish here. Not only does he bolster your creatures with +1/+1 counters, he can become a 5/5 attacker for +2 which is great pressure. He's going to be very hard to kill. You also get the ultimate sweeper you are looking for, and he just pops right back into your Command Zone.
Gideon, Champion of Justice only allows you to get loyalty off of one target opponent, meaning it takes a while for him to get into gear. You may be lucky and get an opponent with 4 - 5 creatures, but there is no certainty there. With your boardwipe spells, there is even less. Even if you use his +1 first, then wipe, you are left hanging low for your next turn.
If, however, your goal is to +1 and then boardwipe literally every single turn, I guess that works. I would be careful though with that as it will draw the ire of your entire meta.
I'd say play it safe and go for Gideon, the Oathsworn . He's a tad slower to come out, but he strengthens your boardstate, is an immediate threatening presence on the battlefield, and does the exact same thing that CoJ does. Not the "exact" as he only exiles creatures, but let's be realistic; That's all that matters, anyway.
5 months ago
Wakeroot Elemental turns your lands into creatures, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar makes tokens and boosts all your creatures. Pledge of Unity also boosts all your creatures and can get you a lot of life, Pollenbright Druid 's Proliferate ability works well with most of the +1/+1 counter cards mentioned above. Ajani, the Greathearted gives all your creatures vigilance and can, again, boost them all. Gideon, the Oathsworn 's last ability lets you exile all opponent's creatures and he can be a creature himself. Haazda Marshal can provide many tokens in the beginning.
9 months ago
05 May 2019 updates:
Gideon, the Oathsworn > Mountain
9 months ago
Just a few thoughts regarding cards in your deck:
- Gideon, the Oathsworn (and it's sorcery-associated card), Wanderer's Strike , is slow garbage and overcosted. Take them out.
- Despark would be better as a sideboard card, as many aggro decks have most of their deck under 3 CMC.
- Gideon's Triumph has the same issue as Despark. Problem against aggro decks going wide. Would take this out entirely, and not even sideboard it.
A few thoughts you should consider adding:
- Moment of Craving , Cast Down , Vraska's Contempt and Mortify are all premium removal.
- Revitalize is a card people easily underrate in this format. It is fantastic at stabilizing (don't disregard that incremental life gain), and you could easily run 2-3 copies and be okay.
- The Eldest Reborn is good, at least for sideboard