Gideon's Lawkeeper

Gideon's Lawkeeper

Creature — Human Soldier

, : Tap target creature.

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Gideon's Lawkeeper Discussion

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Starter mistakes

2 months ago

Not to stir up trouble from old comments, but I'd like to see 420blazeitxxx conjugate every German verb correctly, with only Google to help him.... Seriously, though, even after taking 4 semesters of German in college, I was still very shaky on even the basic standard rules, much less any weird exceptions. And Google often doesn't help all that much for figuring it out. Eledain actually writes much better than many native-English speakers I encounter. Maybe we should start asking native-English speakers to use Google before participating on English-language websites....... [/rant]

But on to the topic! I don't have any particularly crazy stories. I was taught by a guy who at first seemed like a rules GOD, because he had crazy-complicated decks that had all sorts of interactions that I couldn't keep track of. I quickly surpassed him, though, in my knowledge of the rules and discovered he had weird little misunderstandings of the rules — like thinking you could simply choose to not untap your stuff. (I had to show him not only clauses that explicitly allowed you to not untap, but the actual relevant rule from the Comprehensive Rules before he would give up on the idea.)

He also didn't explain priority or the stack at all, leaving me to believe that it was partly a game of reflexes, where e.g. after you draw (now you're in your main phase), he could whip out an instant and mess with your board while you're still deciding what to do (but he can't, because you have priority first). Conversely, if someone went straight to combat before I had a chance to decide I'd use my Gideon's Lawkeeper to tap down a potential attacker, he wouldn't let me retroactively declare it, effectively completely leaving out the Beginning of Combat Step! I know that's more nuanced stuff, but it really messed up my game for a while!

Now that I'm teaching my kids, the most common mistakes are still thinking that they can directly attack creatures (or that I will be able to directly attack theirs) and not understanding the difference between lands and mana (and that mana dorks produce mana, not lands). I really threw my son for a loop when I gave him a deck with a hybrid mana card (and forgot to explain it... bad teacher...). He thought he had to pay 10 mana for Doomgape !

Demarge on

5 months ago

Gideon Jura is probably at his absolute lowest price atm, his + ability forces an opponent to essentially tap all of their creatures, his - is Swift Reckoning , and his last ability is a wincon.

Karn's Bastion helps add counters to Tumble Magnet and the avenger.

Gideon's Lawkeeper adds to the gideon tribal while also being a pretty good tapper.

MrCuddlefish on Mono White Control

5 months ago

A weird flex, but what do you think of Gideon's Lawkeeper and Summary Judgment as part of the control package?

SinBlade on Glorious Boros

8 months ago

No problem! It's kind of nice to use the random knowledge in my head to help out here and there! Especially with a deck as sweet as this one.

I wasn't aware we had gotten a second Tibalt card, and this one is actually pretty good for your deck too!

My only other thought was the lack of card draw, the only card coming to mind being Mentor of the Meek , whol is a 3 drop 2/2. but enables a lot of draw. He isn't very fast though, and I onlt use him in my mono white soldiers where the early game uses things like Gideon's Lawkeeper to delay possible aggro a bit... So your mileage would certainly vary.

I like the idea of Judge's Familiar . Since you can pair it with Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, and even sacrifice it to stop any spells/Burn while still triggering the Gideon flip. Or just have it there to keep your opponent from trying to be sneaky. It has no bad synergy in the deck, is a one drop, and can possibly stop a dangerous spell! Though, I'm not sure if the 1/1 flying body surpasses the utility of Damping Sphere ...

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