Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Planeswalker — Gideon

+1: Until end of turn, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar becomes a 5/5 Human Soldier Ally creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

0: Put a 2/2 white Knight Ally creature token onto the battlefield.

-4: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +1/+1."

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Gideon, Ally of Zendikar Discussion

BioProfDude on Triple A | Pioneer

3 weeks ago

Interesting Ally deck. Maybe Zendikar Rising will give you more options. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar might be a good addition as it cranks out a 2/2 Ally each turn, if you want.

Hope you're well!

Grixxas on Esper Spiritblade

3 weeks ago

Destroyerbirb Thanks for the upvote friend! I saw a few 5-0 lists running one copy of Tasigur, the Golden Fang as a hard to deal with value threat and was curious to try it for myself. Wasn't as good as I hoped so I cut it for one more Snapcaster Mage. I found Spell Queller and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar to be quite strong. I may fit the 4th Spell Queller back in.

Phostration on Knights of the Squar Table

1 month ago

History of Benalia for knight generation and boost, The Circle of Loyalty for knight generation and +1/+1. Sigiled Sword of Valeron for more knight generation. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar for more Knight gen, permanent +1/+1. These are all from my own knight deck: Knights work better as a TEAM.

mdallas27 on Abzan Pioneer

2 months ago

Just a couple thoughts. First and foremost I think the concept is actually really good. I feel like there are better planeswalker options than Ob and Sorin. Potentially look into Liliana, the Last Hope or Vraska, Golgari Queen

I'd swap Gideon, Ally of Zendikar for Gideon of the Trials as it will help more with your matchup vs inverter.

I'd switch Assassin's Trophy for Abrupt Decay as putting them ahead on mana isn't something you want to do in this deck

I'd also recommend Tireless Tracker Somewhere as it's a really good value option in the 3 drop slot.

I also have an abzan list on my page. would love your thoughts

SoulTrasher626 on Vincent, Jarl of Fjalir

2 months ago

Then maybe or colored mana to increase the converted manacosts?

And yes, although I used Gideon, Ally of Zendikar as a template, but i think for the +1 to be "Until end of turn, Vincent, Jarl of Fjalir becomes a 4/4 Vampire Berserker Schaman creature with lifelink/firststrike that's still a planeswalker." because I think it fits better and it makes it fairer to defeat him. And the -8 to be _"Target oppenent gets an emblem with "Whenever a creature attacks you, it gets +4/+4 and gains trample until end of turn.""

MrCuddlefish on Mardu control pioneer

3 months ago

My best reccomendations for improving the performance of the deck is to add in more hand disruption such as Thoughtseize and Agonizing Remorse to handle answers for your threats.

I think Mogis, God of Slaughter is a really good idea to pair with your Spectacle cards, and you might want to consider an extra copy.

I'm personally not a fan of Ill-Gotten Inheritance and Forgeborn Oreads since they don't provide very much board presence and are very slow. I'd reccomend maybe replacing them with versatile damage options such as Shock and Lightning Strike.

I like Oath of Kaya but if it is in your deck you should look into putting in more planeswalkers such as Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Chandra, Fire Artisan and Chandra, Awakened Inferno.

The deck is super sweet as it is but I think there's potential for it to become something especially good!

Fingall on The State

3 months ago

Gideon, the Oathsworn will be replaced with Basri Ket

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar will be replaced with Mangara, the Diplomat

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