Gideon Jura

Gideon Jura

Planeswalker — Gideon

+2: During target opponent's next turn, creatures that player controls attack Gideon Jura if able.

-2: Destroy target tapped creature.

0: Until end of turn, Gideon Jura becomes a 6/6 Human Soldier creature that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

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Gideon Jura Discussion

hungry000 on UW Control ($25)

4 months ago

With this deck, you will usually use Gideon Jura 's 0 ability to beat the opponent down once you have control over the game (ie once you have a bunch of counterspells and more cards in hand than your opponent). If you ever run out of Gideons for whatever reason, you can use Elixir of Immortality to shuffle your graveyard back into your deck and play to mill them out or draw into Gideon again.

wallisface on Combo Frog

4 months ago

Some thoughts:

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

6 months ago

I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)

Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey  Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.

TheVectornaut on Defensive formation

9 months ago

If your opponent knows you have an indestructible megablocker, they'll be unlikely to willingly swing into it. To force their hand, I'd like something like Trove of Temptation or Bident of Thassa , with some white alternatives being Gideon Jura and Oracle en-Vec . Hundred-Handed One is another creature with a similar effect to the guards while Godsend is another way to truly punish attacking.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Walkers & Tokens (Need Better Name)

10 months ago

I think you can go down a copy of Gideon of the Trials for Gideon Jura (better protection) and remove Appeal / Authority. "Appeal" doesn't actually improve your board state and "Authority" doesn't do that much to protect your side of the field, and you really don't need the vigilance part of it because you have Ajani, the Greathearted. I think you can trade it for Ghostly Prison. Hope this helps.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Walkers & Tokens (Need Better Name)

10 months ago

I think you can go up to 23 lands as the land count feels a bit low, even with the birds. Have you considered the original Gideon (Gideon Jura)? He's a little expensive, but he does a pretty good job of drawing attacks away from other planeswalkers. Ghostly Prison also does a pretty good job of limiting the number of attackers coming in. Hope this helps.

Phostration on Mangara's Mono-white Value UNFINISHED

1 year ago

I don't usually comment on commander decks but this looks interesting! Based on that commander what I would do is create an environment where you are generating creatures for the enemy that are 0 or 1 power (or making them that power with enchantments etc) and then forcing them to swing to draw and get your win conditions from there. Orim's Prayer comes to mind. Forbidden Orchard and Goblin Spymaster would be great, but of course you don't have red so Gideon Jura might be a good replacement. Sorry if this doesn't pertain to your deck idea much! Just had a thought and wanted to share :)

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