Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

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: Create a 2/2 white Knight Ally creature token.

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

Squirrelbacon on For Honor and Glory!!!

6 months ago

So I agree with the negative assessment of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar -- it's great in control and different style aggro decks but not for this list. Adding another miss to CoCo and having a slow anthem effect (albeit, a great one!) might just be too clunky here.

However, another suggestion for the deck would be to remove 1 Gavony Township and add in 1 Ghost Quarter/Field of Ruin. The main reason for you having a utility land or two in the deck is specifically to tutor it in certain scenarios with Knight of the Reliquary. Having multiple of these may hinder your mana development and result in rough top decks.

Another option for Gavony Township is to replace it with Katilda, Dawnhart Prime. I think it's worse overall, but you can hit it off of CoCo as a one-of if you desire.

lhetrick13 on For Honor and Glory!!!

6 months ago

TheReal_MtGHaystak - I have thought about adding in Gideon, Ally of Zendikar but I thought he would was pretty so-so being 4 CMC with his only abilities being able to make a free knight per turn or provide my other humans/knights some additional pump. Most the games I am playing with this deck usually are ending between turn 4-6 now as the deck is doing what it was designed to do rather well I think again limiting Gideon's viability. I also thought of adding in The Circle of Loyalty but it did not seem to fit in well in this knight deck but I am attempting to build a different knight deck around that card (Beyond the Grave).

TheReal_MtGHaystak on For Honor and Glory!!!

6 months ago

Have you Considered Gideon, Ally of Zendikar? I fell like it would fit perfectly in this deck to round off your curve with a major threat that has lots of versatility

plakjekaas on Klothys + Lightning Greaves

8 months ago

When equipped creature stops being a creature, all equipment will unattach.

Same would happen to a Gideon, Ally of Zendikar if you'd +1 and equip a Lightning Greaves to it. It will only stay attached as long as it's a legal target for an equip ability, and only creatures are.

InzHornet4 on Need help finding a focus …

11 months ago

If you'd want to use him, you would need fast access to a lot of tokens to be able to play him as soon as possible, maybe by turns 4 or 5. You could make it a bant list, because green white is pretty good at making tokens. I like planeswalkers that make tokens. If you can get enough on board, they get harder to deal with. Plus if you play that Saheeli, they count as non-returnable spells, so she'd make a token as you cast them. I wouldn't play that the Hero of the Precinct One honestly. I would suggest adding Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. They are very good in modern, and make tokens very reliably. Dovin, Grand Arbiter could be a cool addition, gaining some extra loyalty on the first turn he comes in, then start making tokens and gaining some life. For instants and sorceries, Raise the Alarm and Verdant Command are amazing low mana ways to get a couple tokens. The command would also give you an added second effect to help you out. If you draw one of those and a Nissa, Saheeli or Dovin, you could have 4 tokens on turn 4, then drop the Junk Winder. If you wanted to spend $9 on a card, you could get a few Cryptolith Rite and a few X spells and go that route. A Cryptolith Rite followed by a Raise the Alarm or Verdant Command would also get you a turn 4 Junk Winder. I would give you some more ideas, but I'm thinking of more budget friendly ways to make tokens. U do have a GW Walker Token deck for Modern if you want to check that out, but it isn't very budget friendly. Sorry if this is long btw, I love playing token decks.

cyeRunner on Boros Knight Tribal

1 year 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

Caerwyn on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. A Good …

1 year 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.

philosopher on Modern Mono-white Humans

1 year ago

Hey CoolDude678,

I too built a pioneer to modern deck, so you can use this as inspiration:

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:

I hope this helps and welcome to modern.


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