Gideon, Battle-Forged


Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Gideon, Battle-Forged

Planeswalker — Gideon

+2: Up to one target creature an opponent controls attacks Gideon, Battle-Forged during its controller's next turn if able.

+1: Until your next turn, target creature gains indestructible. Untap that creature. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

0: Until end of turn, Gideon, Battle-Forged becomes a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to it, this turn.

Coward_Token on Jumpstart 2022

1 year ago

Planar Atlas: Sigh. For mono-color commanders, especially MV 4 ones, it would have been nice if this came in untapped.

Zask: obviously mills for random token Insects too

Auntie Blyte: How is there no black or rakdos hybrid pip for the identity? And How is she not just an imp? Guess they went for the "Devil on your shoulder" pun. (IDK if self-life loss in general would have been too much for the trigger.)

Agus Kos, Eternal Soldier: With Brother's War in mind I was thrown off by this not being a tribal card. And then I was thrown off again by it saying ability, not spell. Anway, probably some fun to be had here; how about Gideon, Battle-Forged? Or Mirrorpool?

Daring Piracy: I would have prefered Cloud Pirates as menace isn't super reliable, but Admiral Beckett Brass is nonetheless happy to have a reliable source of tribal combat damage.

Tragic Slip: Sigh. At least there's not a panty shot.

Max_Hammer on These silly hoomans - Need Help

1 year ago

Well hello there! I had way too much time on my hands, so here’s this. By the way, it’s all ordered best to worst. (:

Pay less to play more.

  • Circle of Dreams Druid is going to drop loads of mana, assuming you can pay the three green.
  • Fallaji Wayfarer is going to give all of your stuff (including your commander) convoke! Not all, but a lot.
  • Hamza, Guardian of Arashin is going to make a lot of your creatures cost a lot less.
  • Herald of War makes all of your humans dirt cheap if he gets counters. But, oh, what’s that? This deck loves making counters for creatures? Perfect.
  • Nissa's Expedition is just Cultivate but it potentially costs a lot less.
  • Gaea's Cradle is perfect if you have a small fortune laying around and you’re in need of mana.
I need more! More!!!

  • Bennie Bracks, Zoologist every time you make a token? So every turn? Alright, sick.
  • Ulvenwald Mysteries lets you investigate the murder of your entire army. A board wipe kills this deck, but this (plus loads of mana) could help bring it back.
  • Season of Growth lets you scry a lot, letting you look for pretty much whatever and just pull it out.
No, you’re not allowed to have that! Because I said so! Exile it! Now!

  • Devouring Light, Conclave Tribunal, Hour of Reckoning are all removal spells but if you’re on a mana budget with a lot of 1/1’s.
  • Elspeth Tirel is a board wipe, if you manage to keep her around for long enough. If that’s not what you need, though, she’s got plenty of utility otherwise.
  • Coordinated Barrage, Kabira Takedown  Flip, and Outflank aren’t super powerful, but can destroy pretty much anything that comes your way. If it’s not hexproofed, shrouded, or indestructible, it will be killed.
  • Devout Chaplain says “The power of Christ compels you! Begone!” but this time it actually works.
  • Sanctuary Lockdown lets you say “Not this combat phase, Satan,” and if you have enough mana, you can do that again and again and again. Plus, if you decide you can’t, then it’s still a big boy.
  • Kamahl's Will will destroy just about anything in sight and can give you extra attacking force, if you can manage a way to keep all of your lands safe.
Gotta keep your stuff safe, yeah?

  • Loxodon Hierarch is going to save your deck (which is very sensitive to board wipes) from a board wipe, judy once. Use wisely.
  • Scapegoat won’t save your tokens, but it will save everyone else, commander included.
  • Kindred Boon can slowly but surely make literally every creature you own indestructible.
  • Ephemeral Shields is extra protection that can easily be pulled out of your back pocket.
  • Basri's Lieutenant isn’t going to save your deck, but it will buy you time or give you a chance next turn at a kill, if the board wiper was low.
Make all of your stuff bigger!

Make more stuff! The theme of these suggestions is Give me more, if you couldn’t have guessed.

Might of the Masses is always fun in a creature deck, one green for a massive “Fuck you” at instant speed is great. Now here’s a bunch of Might of the Masses style cards.

I was looking for cards with the keyword “Human” and a million Gideon cards came up, so here’s all of the Gideon Planeswalkers. None of them are bad, per se, but all Gideon cards are not made equal.

  • Gideon, the Oathsworn just happens to slip and give all of your creatures an absurd number of counters. Not to mention the big body (noticing a pattern yet?) and the one-sided board wipe! He’s got a weird face again, sadly, pass.
  • Gideon, Champion of Justice is a board wipe and a big, bad creature all wrapped into one. 7/10, he can dominate me.
  • Gideon Jura can goad and destroy stuff. Perfect for removal and instigating fights when you know you’ll win. Not to mention the big scary 6/6 lurking beneath. Also a weird face, pass.
  • Gideon of the Trials reads “Fuck your biggest creature, he’s not going to do anything, and also, as long as I’m around, fuck you more.” Nothing crazy, but can definitely make you public enemy #1 for having an effect like that. Pretty normal face, but that ability makes him a dick. 3.4/10
  • Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is just some kid. Ignore him. This is a child, pass.
  • Gideon, Battle-Forged!? Where did you come from? Nothing super interesting here, but for one mana not bad. Weird face, pass.
  • Gideon, Martial Paragon can give buffs to all of your stuff, which is definitely not bad at all, and your opponents are automatically dead if he gets that ten ability off. That said, this Gideon can get it. 10/10.
  • Gideon Blackblade is eh. He’s okay. He can get it, though. 7/10.
  • Gideon, Ally of Zendikar can do some generic Gideon stuff. Make tokens, give buffs, be a 4/4. Eh. 6.7/10.
This is just stuff I couldn’t find a specific panel for, so yeah.

Your deck is pretty spotless, so unless some of these are direct upgrades or you know what you want to take out, then this is all I have for you here.

  • Thraben Doomsayer’s first ability can be easily beaten by other cards, and his second ability is mostly useless, since you’re pretty screwed at 5 HP either way.
  • Heron's Grace Champion Lifelink is cool, but not something you super need. It’d be worth it if it was permanent, but it’s not, so pass.
  • Maja, Bretagard Protector just feels a little expensive for such a lackluster ability, Idunno.
  • vic on Do +1/+1 counters fall off …

    3 years ago

    If I have a Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip that is flipped into Gideon, Battle-Forged and I activate his (please don't crucify me for assuming his gender) 3rd ability and turn him into a creature, and while in that mode I put a +1/+1 counter on him, will that counter go away at end of turn when he ceases to be a creature?

    MagicTheCasual on GIDEON TRIBAL

    4 years ago

    does commander damage count with damage done by Gideon, Battle-Forged

    Camrakul on Gideon Tribal: Sigarda's Swords ft. Mox Amber

    6 years ago

    Metabble7 - The strategy with Raise the Alarm is to only ever cast it at the end of the opponent's turn. With the lands untapped during the opponents turn, the mana can be used to Mana Tithe or Disenchant or give Kytheon indestructible instead before that. (Or Path later in the game).

    Another benefit is that it brings the perfect number of creatures to flip Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. If Raise is cast at the end of turn 2, opponent needs mana up and instant-speed removal to prevent a turn 3 Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip

    I love Lingering Souls, and play it in a different Gideon Tribal deck, but I find the sorcery speed too slow in this deck.

    scotchtapedsleeves on Equipping Kytheon, hero of Akros

    6 years ago

    I was wondering if the equipment equipped on Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip would stay equipped onto Gideon, Battle-Forged once it transformed? Also, if I were to equip Gideon once he's transformed and his 0 ability is activated, then would the equipment stay equipped when he loses the creature property? Or would it be unequipped because he's no longer a creature?

    DarkMagician on Several Questions

    6 years ago

    So as we were playing today a few questions came up in my playgroup (and a few more came up in the back of my mind on the way home).

    1) If I cast Song of the Dryads enchanting Confusion in the Ranks does the Ranks trigger of of the Song?

    2) Does Gideon, Battle-Forged receive a bonus from Grimlock, Dinobot Leader?

    3) Would Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun get a boost from Grimlock, Dinobot Leader if it were a creature?

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