Gideon's Sacrifice

Gideon's Sacrifice


Choose a creature or planeswalker you control. All damage that would be dealt this turn to you and permanents you control is dealt to the chosen permanent instead (if it's still on the battlefield).

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War of the Spark (WAR) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Gideon's Sacrifice Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Borrowed Credit Card


When Borrowed Credit Card leaves the battlefield, it deals twice X damage to its controller, where X is the number of charge counters on it.

,: Draw a card, then put a charge counter on Borrowed Credit Card. Then, if it has ten or more charge counters on it, sacrifice it.

I know it's more of an un-card, but I love the flavor and the possibility. I mean, look at all of its possible interactions: a) Proliferate effects to race it up to 10 counters if an opponent controls it, or heck even if you control it, so that: b) once it has ten charge counters on it, give it to an opponent via Harmless Offering or Role Reversal effects. Or, c) include effects that remove counters or prevent them, like Solemnity; d) prevent or redirect outright the damage it would do to you on the tenth counter: Gideon's Sacrifice + Boros Reckoner combo... etc...

Let's have a wildcard since we've been silent for a while. (or, a unicorn!)

dragonstryke58 on Gideon’s Sacrifice

3 weeks ago

All Gideon's Sacrifice does is create a replacement effect that redirects the damage to the chosen permanent you control. It does not change anything else including what is doing the damage or if creatures are blocking.

One of the great things about MTG is cards do only what they say they do. Since there is no mention about switching blockers or blocking creatures do not deal damage to the creatures they are blocking, the card doesn't do it.

Additionally, just because attacking creatures do not deal their damage to the creatures blocking them doesn't mean they are no longer blocked by those creatures.

HighTon on Gideon’s Sacrifice

3 weeks ago

Gideon's Sacrifice Sorry I forgot to link the card.

ShibaWiz on Stop hitting yourself

4 weeks ago

Great idea, flash backs to Reflect Bounder and Magic Cylinder in Yugioh. XD


king-saproling on Feather's Boatload of CMDR Damage

1 month ago

This is great for a first EDH. You might like these: Launch the Fleet (seems fun with Zada and Aurelia), Seize the Day , Ephemeral Shields , Twinflame , Heat Shimmer , Ghired's Belligerence , Volcanic Wind , Impact Resonance , Magnetic Theft (cheap way to re-equip Sunforger), Gideon's Sacrifice (combos with Arcbond + a spell that gives indestructible for infinite damage), Martyrdom , Kor Chant

triproberts12 on Why should someone play boros? ...

1 month ago

I think you would like Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero . Due to his ability, you can do some very cool things, if you're fond of wiping the board, but want to be more aggressive about it. He makes cards like Cataclysm , Razia's Purification , and Scourglass a lot of fun. If you were thinking Jor Kadeem, I've had a copy for a long time and have just never seen the potential, but Gerrard makes much better use of cards like Mishra's Bauble , Urza's Bauble , Ichor Wellspring , and Arcum's Astrolabe for insane card value, along with bigger stuff like Memory Jar and the above-mentioned Scourglass . I'm in the process of collecting cards for a Gerrard deck, and the angle I plan on taking him is Spitemare , Boros Reckoner , Lavabelly Sliver , Truefire Captain , Mogg Fanatic Coalhauler Swine , and Creepy Doll with mass damage effects like Star of Extinction and Blasphemous Act . Throw in some redirection cards like Master Warcraft , Gideon's Sacrifice , Nomads en-Kor , Outrider en-Kor , Shaman en-Kor , and Warrior en-Kor , and you can build a deck that really does uniquely Boros things focused on mass destruction and direct damage.

lonesentinel on Elesh Norn's Weenies

1 month ago

Jumped over from reddit. Here are some suggestions



you're lacking draw in general. stuff like

also, up your ramp and land count. 34 is too low for mono-W

plainsrunner on

2 months ago

Gideon's Sacrifice only protects against boardwipes that deal damage, like Blasphemous Act . Most boardwipes simply say "destroy all creatures", so Gideon's Sacrifice would be useless against them.

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