Oath of Gideon
When Oath of Gideon enters the battlefield, put two 1/1 white Kor Ally creature tokens onto the battlefield.
Each planeswalker you control enters the battlefield with an additional loyalty counter on it.
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Oath of Gideon Discussion
4 days ago
I have taken out:
Oath of Gideon because I'm not playing Ally tribal and only have 4 planeswalkers, of the Oaths in the deck it seemed much less usefull than the others.
Putrefy is a good removal spell, but I think I still have enough removal in the deck even after removing it. The reason I cut this one is that except for Beast Within, which is stronger, all other removal can be tutored by Sunforger
I also removed Vizkopa Guildmage, I love that card but it doesn't do much for the deck... I needed to cut some more cards so it had to go.
I still need to cut one more card, I'm hesitating to cut Call the Gatewatch or Sylvok Explorer. Let me know what you think! Obviously you can also point out another card that you feel shouldn't be in the deck or tell me to lower my land count.
6 days ago
A few more ways to shuffle your library would make your Courser of Kruphix a lot better (hint: fetchlands shuffle your library).
Other than that: The deck seems like a ramp shell, but there's no real payoff to that. Is that really just to hit 4 mana by turn 3? 'Cause that's all fine. Only problem is that you'll keep drawing ramp, unless you put some more value in the deck.
I'm not really a fan of Gilder Bairn - you have no obvious ways of tapping it, other than attacking, in which case it will be blocked to death first time it attacks. You then get to activate it once, during the attack. End result: one counter on kiora for 6 mana. IMHO that could be done a lot better. Tezzeret's Gambit would also put 1 counter on kiora, but for 3 (or 4) mana. And it would give you more cards. For a deck with a pile of mana, Contagion Clasp might also be used. And you could splash white for Oath of Gideon which both helps stalling and ticking up planeswalkers.
If you build your deck around ticking up planeswalkers, why are you only bringing one planeswalker? What works for ticking up Kiora, the Crashing Wave also works on any given Nissa, garruk (of all the possible garruks, Garruk Wildspeaker seems to be the stronger of them), Jace...
1 week ago
I'd suggest taking out some of the embalm cards, simply because they aren't great and you need to embalm them before they synergize with your deck. So take out Trueheart Duelist, Unwavering Initiate, Binding Mummy and Tah-Crop Skirmisher. You can replace those cards with Chasm Skulker, Gather the Townsfolk, Martial Coup, Secure the Wastes, Homarid Spawning Bed, Druidic Satchel, Sacred Mesa, Oath of Gideon, Timely Reinforcements and Entreat the Angels. for better token generation.
This card needs to be in every token based deck! Intangible Virtue!!
1 week ago
Your lack of disturbs me. Sorin, Grim Nemesis and Ob Nixilis Reignited are very good; being able to impact the board as soon as they drop. My issue with Nissa, Steward of Elements is that, other than playing her huge for the big beats, she does literally nothing. Another suggestion would be Oath of Liliana. This oath ends up generating SOOO many Zombie tokens from just playing your walkers and offers a nice T3 tempo play.
I would echo what mack10k said about going down some Chandra, Flamecaller, but also note that this card is just great against the Zombie decks. Combine Chandra, Flamecaller with adult nissa (Nissa, Vital Force) and you can repeatedly wrath tokens and zombies into oblivion. Maybe 2 main, 1 side. Also, I agree that Oath of Gideon seems not that great. Planeswalkers have the inevitability of winning and I cant see the extra 1 loyalty being that important. Plus the 1/1 tokens are pretty meh.
My other suggestions are all here: Five Color Superfriends
1 week ago
I run something similar to this deck, I don't run Oath of Gideon and now I run 2 x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger to hit with Nissa, Steward of Elements and all the mana I flood out with Bounty of the Luxa. I also like the idea mack10k of more Declaration in Stones as this provides a very strong counter to being out gunned vs. the Mono Zombies. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger also hits Liliana's Mastery as well as Aetherworks Marvel, so there is a some pretty good value in playing it as well. Just some thoughts.
Oh I also have 2 x Nissa, Vital Force for those +1 beats.
1 week ago
Oath of Chandra is a must for any PW with red. Also I would only run 2x Chandra, Flamecaller, and put in 2x Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Also with all the Zombie decks running around now I would also play 4x Declaration in Stone. And Heart of Kiran x4. Take out the Oath of Gideon and (I know you won't like this) Deploy the Gatewatch. Nissa, Steward of Elements feels bad without creatures. I would also run 2 Sweltering Suns over Haze of Pollen.
2 weeks ago
@rcrimmins As I stated somewhere in the first comments, I'll stick with Gideon, Champion of Justice because of his +1 ability. Protect the emblem, that's the main target. For generating tokens I got Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad in there, which both are the better generators than Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. Also the body you get with the 0 ability after 1 or 2 turns using Gideon, Champion of Justice +1 ability is way better than Gideon, Ally of Zendikars imo.
2 weeks ago
More importantly, however, I think you need some other kind of removal. Path to Exile is the obvious choice, but it's out of your budget. I'd consider Dismember or Condemn as alternatives. You can also mix things up with Go for the Throat, Murderous Cut, and Victim of Night. I'd at least move around some Doom Blades to make room for those. That way, you have a mix of things and don't just lose to a Siege Rhino or Grim Flayer. Oblivion Ring and Journey to Nowhere also do a lot of work.
At least one Timely Reinforcements can drastically improve your chances when you're behind. It's an absolute beast of a card against decks like Burn.
4 Zealous Persecution seems like a lot. I'd cut 2 of them for Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Oath of Gideon, Promise of Bunrei, or (probably the best choice) Secure the Wastes. If you want to go even more budget, Triplicate Spirits is a cheap alternative to the above.
Vault of the Archangel will win you games. You only need 1, but may find you like it so much you want it every game.
The other issue I see is your mana curve. Normally, your 1-drops are Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize. Since you're on a budget, the Duresses are a good choice. I'd still add some other 1-drops. Soul Warden, Weathered Wayfarer, Thraben Inspector, or some other 1-drop white creature are all good here.
For your sideboard, I'd go something like: