Gideon's Intervention


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

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Amonkhet Rare

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Gideon's Intervention


As Gideon's Intervention enters the battlefield, choose a card name.

Your opponents can't cast spells with the chosen name.

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you and permanents you control by sources with the chosen name.

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Gideon's Intervention Discussion

bretters on Green White Tokens

16 hours ago

4x Gideon's Intervention in side . Take out 2 oketra and 2 throne of the god , add in 4 Sram's Expertise. Take me it the 2 white vessel as in 2 more anointed processio. .

Happymaster19 on Azkaban [Modern Enchantment Prison] *Primer*

1 week ago

michaeljager We have ways of protecting our enchantments in both the main and side. Most decks don't run a ton of enchantment interaction so Greater Auramancy can shut out targeted removal.Aura Barbs is an intersting card as it gets around targeting both us and our enchantments. Fortunately the card is also not played so we shouldn't have to worry about it? There's always Nevermore when we don't know how else to answer something. Halo and Nevermore and Gideon's Intervention can protect us further from interaction. Nevermore can name those Fracturing Gusts and Back to Natures.

Idyllic Tutor got gives us access to our win cons, allowing us to play fewer. Ascension could be the right choice without Suppression Field but I want to be open to bringing that card back in if need be. Ascension is also stronger with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. We forgo that to splash for Blood Moon.

I'm glad Pithing Needle had a chance to shine. Such an underrated card. It was a. It of a revelation for this deck as Tron is brutally hard for us to beat. The Blood Moon splash and the Needles will help make that matchup much more favorable.

Happymaster19 on Azkaban [Modern Enchantment Prison] *Primer*

2 weeks ago

Chained is great but conditional. Eidolon is effective against certain decks. It's a good blocker and Storm has a rough time with it. However we have another other cards to deal with aggro and Runed Halo/Nevermore/Gideon's Intervention can relieve them of Grapeshot and the like. Thanks for the feedback!

Selemancer on Customized Banlist

2 weeks ago

I need to maditate how to include both Clever Impersonator and Gideon's Intervention, it worries me how they would impact my mana curve. About Nykthos, I just don't see it, not without turning the deck into enduring ideal. Anyway, thanks a lot!

Shwang on It's too foggy to see the sun approaching!

2 weeks ago

Thehyperduck I like your suggestions. I'm usually one to try and make the less valuable cards work, so I'll be avoiding Gideon of the Trials and the new Nissa. That new Nissa killed me in the prerelease... somebody got her and liliana. I was like daaaaaang!

Gideon's Intervention has been surprisingly good. I started with 3 and raised to 4 after playtesting. In playing against Mardu, I call Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Scrapheap Scrounger. Not only can the one they have out never deal damage again, but they can't play any more if they draw them! Each one makes 4 of the best cards in their deck useless.

Thehyperduck on It's too foggy to see the sun approaching!

2 weeks ago


Yeah Dovin is fun and can gain you some life, and reaching his ultimate is just hilarious. If you got the money for it i'd suggest taking 2 Gideon of the Trials instead.

Also, as far as Gideon's Intervention goes.. what Exactly are you targeting as value for it...? It's just 4 cards and FOUR mana is rough when you want to keep fogging.


I would Go for UW, definitely. Otherwise bant for The new Nissa and utility cards from green.

Shwang on Mono White Win Control

2 weeks ago

Have you playtested this? What deck does it have the most difficulty against? I would recommend Gideon's Intervention. I recently made a fog/Approach of the Second Sun deck that utilizes that card and it has been surprisingly powerful.

I would think Providence is too expensive when you don't have any card draw. And you'd want to play Approach of the Second Sun when you finally get to 7 mana. I would recommend either switching that out for Gideon's Intervention or some other powerful removal spell, such as Forsake the Worldly (and if they don't have an artifact or enchantment, you can cycle to get closer to your Approaches).

That's my 2 cents. I like the deck!

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