Archenemy: Nicol Bolas was a product released in June 16, 2017 with the, at the time, intentions of reviving the Archenemy format and to be the first step of a line of products that would be something along the lines of "MTG as a boardgame". In my humble opinion, this product was a failure being a boardgame since it lacks a lot of objects (dice for the gatewatch players, +1/+1 counters...) for a "Playable out of the box" experience and it's horrible in terms of balance and lore.
With these problems in mind, i've decided to customize each deck for a more lore-friendly and balanced experience. Keep in mind that i've restricted my options to any card up to Hour of Devastation, which is when the battle that this product showcases happens. So if you're wondering why i'm not using a certain card of an expansion that showed up after Hour of Devastaion, you just got the answer.
Gideon's original deck was...well...a trainwreck. According to its preview article, they wanted to give to the player a white control deck. What i saw was some bad control cards, some blinking and Support... the freaking Support mechanic...Anyway, i've decided to throw away all that crap and make a token deck for Gideon. You can generate a lot of Warriors and Soldiers with the deck, pump them up and both trample the Bolas player and offer fresh blockers for your allies (thanks new blocking rule). Oh yeah, you also get some control spells that are far better than any option you had on the default deck.
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