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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Gideon, Ally of Zendikar Discussion
3 weeks ago
Deck looks nice, but still a bit rough around the edges
I recommend following changes:
Cut 1 Embercleave for 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar: having a 4-of legendary card is quite difficult, because you can only have 1 Embercleave on the field and the second one might get stuck in your hand. Gideon can be a wincon on his own and his Tokens are Knights.
For the lands: depending if you own the fetchlands and shocklands already or still have to invest in them, you still have cheaper options (or add them instead of the basic lands) : Tournament Grounds (ignore the ), Needleverge Pathway Flip, Inspiring Vantage, Sunbaked Canyon, Clifftop Retreat.
For the sideboard add following cards:
1-2 Blossoming Calm against Burn
3-4 Rest in Peace against Graveyard-Decks
2-3 Damping Sphere against Tron, Storm and Amulett Titan
1 month ago
She will not be a planeswalker when she uses her +0 ability - see Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, whose ability specifies he remains a planeswalker. Thus, when she takes damage in creature form, no loyalty will be removed and she will still have all her loyalty when she goes back to the day side and becomes a planeswalker again.
As for silence, you can pay one more for Meddling Mage and get a generally better effect. The Aura is… disappointing in pretty much every format.
1 month ago
I too built a pioneer to modern deck, so you can use this as inspiration: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/human-aggrotempo/.
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is too slow for modern because decks try to win on turn 3 or 4, so I recommend removing it and adding two more Thalia, Guardian of Thrabens because she slows down your opponent's removal spells and she slows down any combo decks, see Living End or Crashing Footfalls decks for more information.
I recommend swapping Benalish Marshal for Rally the Ranks because with Gideon and the Marshall gone, you can put a Lurrus of the Dream-Den as your companion, which will allow you to be more aggressive with your Dauntless Bodyguard's ability because you can get him back on your next turn.
Mono white modern decks are rare in modern, so please see this video for sideboard suggestions because modern decks need different sideboard cards than pioneer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0adklJesuM.
I hope this helps and welcome to modern.
1 month ago
I'd play less lands, probably around 24-25, play more Fatal Push and some Path to Exile in your sideboard. Maybe Ashiok, Dream Render in place of Dovin. I'm not a big fan of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and I'd suggest Elspeth, Sun's Champion as a one or two-of at most. Inquisition of Kozilek is really good right now, I'd suggest playing three main. For sideboard I don't recommend more than one Flaying Tendrils. I'd play a few Path to Exile's like I said earlier as they're still the best answer for Murktide Regent and other large CMC threats that are hard to deal with using Prismatic Ending or Fatal Push. Can't always top deck Kaya's Guile to make the opp sac a creature.
Skyclave Apparition might be really good in this deck too.
Speaking of good right now, I'd play 4 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper as that card is really good right now.
It's cool, I like the idea playing a mid range, super grindy orzhov deck. All of the previous was just suggestions and personal opinion, obviously play whatever is fun for you. Is this intended to be FNM, competitive or kitchen table? I have more suggestions but it depends on how you answer lol. For instance I'd say play a set of Dauthi Voidwalker with more Ashiok, Dream Render because Ashiok's minus will exile all of those cards with Voidwalker counters on them.
2 months ago
Anointed Procession is an awesome enchantment that doubles your tokens when you play them, meaning, Raise the Alarm will give you 4 1/1 creatures with it on the field.
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is a great tokengenerator because he can generate a 2/2 knight every turn and it is great against control decks.
I hope this helps,
3 months ago
An important aspect of creatures entering tapped is that it shuts down basically any combo with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker . That's why I like Authority of the Consuls especially. Even though it only hits creatures, the lifegain and the lack of surprise blockers and hasty attackers just grants you so much time to execute your own game plan. It's a great deal for just 1 mana. I even sideboarded it in standard. It saved you effectively 6 life against active Hazoret the Fervent . It made summoning sick creatures unable to crew vehicles. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar didn't protect himself half as good anymore. I'm a big fan. I even have a mono white commander deck that uses these effects combined with Meekstone , Marble Titan , Juntu Stakes and Crackdown to disable most creatures forever. Combined with Heliod, God of the Sun , granting your team Vigilance, as the commander, combat will be easy for you. Just make sure that the effect is asymmetrical, that's the best about Kismet .
4 months ago
I have not played pioneer in a while either, so take what I say with a grain of salt I suppose... There will be a TLDR.
Generally speaking, Weenie Hut can use some of the better token producers and can run with that idea pretty strongly. I'd suggest running 3 or 4 of History of Benalia , 3 of Legion's Landing Flip, and then you can cut down to 1 of Castle Ardenvale if that helps you mana at all! Curious Obsession is fantastic in these types of decks, and so is Adanto Vanguard , so running 4 of both is your best bet as well. Skymarcher Aspirant is also another 4-of lock in my eyes. Spectral Sailor and Siren Stormtamer are early fliers with upside.
Another option is the run some planeswalker aggression through Gideon(s). Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is probably your best bet, however, my personal favorite version of him is Gideon Blackblade . The passive ability 4/4 indestructible that also gives vigilance, indestructible or lifelink can be very helpful!
If you utilize this type strategy, it does make cutting some creatures and cards overall pretty simple. Luminous Broodmoth just won't work with tokens, so that is probably an easy cut. Search for Azcanta Flip is too slow, so I think that comes out. I think that Ephara comes out as well since the plan might change to flurry of little creatures between turns 1-2-3, the goal is to be empty handed and threatening to kill by turn 4 or 5. That also means Dream Trawler should go, but I'd understand wanting to keep a late game insurance policy.
TLDR-- Knights/White Weenie with a splash
4 months ago
Played a quick game against W/B Pox Reanimator. I don’t even know if the deck was going heavier on Pox but it had Liliana of the Veil , probably as discard outlets.
They led on a pair of Inquisition of Kozilek and Liliana of the Veil to strip me. I was able to hold out long enough to get Gideon, Ally of Zendikar to threaten Lili. They continued stripping me down to top deck mode. I managed to pull Gideon of the Trials to to get an emblem before being taken down. Middle Gideon held down the fort for a couple turns and the opponent ate up their Lingering Souls . I got out Castle Ardenvale to help with the Smallpox . They got out a Priest of Fell Rites and I followed up fortelling Doomskar . We went a couple turns with a Knight Ally token and Priest trading blows with Castle providing blocks for Priest. They got a Smallpox to eat some board and eternalized Priest to get Archon of Cruelty to kill my token. I stupidly forgot about my Doomskar for a turn but was kinda hoping for a Path to Exile or Solitude but I ended up blowing it up on the next hit. They followed up with a Persist and I pulled a useless Stoneforge Mystic .
That was a slug fest as they stripped my hand, I deployed threats, they are my threats and got out a big boi with me blanking on removal. I should note that I had a Path earlier in the game but between double Inquisition, several Liliana activations, and Smallpox , I had lost it before it was relevant. We’ll played, opponent.