Gideon Jura

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Signature Spellbook: Gideon (SS2) Mythic Rare
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Mythic Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Mythic Rare

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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

BMHKain on Recent updating as of Throne ...

1 month ago

I decided to post this as I had no text-based presence in some time now. I'll try my best to not to reference anything this time, & so on...

W/ Throne of Eldraine not only looking surprisingly good, even if I dunno how the Adventure Keyword works, There are several things I wanted to ask about in particular. Frankly, I wanted to start w/ Kenrith, the Returned King (Where is his card?!). Awesome that he is Prime Human Tribal Material as a 99 via Morophon, the Boundless under the Human Type. But I'm having mere hope he'd also make for a great Superfriends CMDR; but that became out of the question; my deck of such a type doesn't even run that many creatures; 3/5 Abilities Nullified; one of which ( BTW.) might help your opponents more.

Not as good as everyone said he was now, huh...

Not even the only part of this: The Royal Scions can Loot, give a creature +2/+0, Trample & First Strike, & Drawing 4 to burn any target equal to your current handsize. Crazy? Yes. "Where is our follow up to Will Kenrith ?" Uh... No. You'll have to deal w/ Rowan Kenrith as well sadly. As for her: Rowan, Fearless Sparkmage , Buff a creature by +3/+0 & gives First Strike? Awesome. Deal 1 to two creatures & they can't block? Awesome. &, they even seemed to taken a Number from (OK, now I want a third, actually decent Tibalt; unless he died during WAR) where they both take control of all enemy creatures, untap them, & they all have Haste; & it's kinda like a wincon, kinda? Fine, I'll give you Oko. Oko, Thief of Crowns is just, AWESOME. & some awesome abilities: Creating a Food Token, which when sac'd gives you 3 Life; just like any Video Game w/ Food as an item (Well, not all of them...). this Faerie Badass even can render your opponents Artifice & creatures to 3/3 Elks w/ no abilities. You can even barter for any of your opponents' Elks for one of your own. But you want to ruin your opponent's plans right? Then kill his Mana Rocks! Even Oko, the Trickster can buff a creature w/ 2 +1/+1 Counters, also, this guy can do a better impression of Gideon Jura (I guess that's why WotC killed him off; All of Gideon's Planeswalker Cards suck.) by becoming any creature, & he can't be damaged until the End of Turn, when he becomes himself again. But he will force a Hellstorm by making all your creatures Base Stat's 10/10, & get Trample each. They're initial abilities remain unchanged.

"But what about the new Garruk?!"

Irony? He finally makes an appearance. Garruk, Cursed Huntsman . While he won't get off the field as easily as the other Garruks, having 2 2/2 Wolves that buff all Garruk Walkers you control by one each when they die is epic. Killing a creature even allows Card Advantage. His Emblem can even give your creatures +3/+3 & Trample. This may not seem like much, until you realize, the more you keep using this Emblem again & again, you realize how much leftover damage can be forced onto your opponents. It's that BIG.

After all that is said & done, I actually was thinking of what hidden gems Post-WAR era Superfriends would be good w/… Any ideas until even now? I'm pondering as Spoilers for Throne of Eldraine is still in progress.

Alright, Time to get off the Superfriends Bandwagon, & I wanted to do some kind of deck similar to Mayael the Anima , Atla Palani, Nest Tender is my best bet; but I don't want to just put in stuff w/ a thematic element; Dinosaurs... & actually want him/her/dunno to actually be a better Mayael than she would ever be. I already know what stuff to harvest such eggs in Record Time. The question now is: How to make Atla Palani, Nest Tender better than Mayael at everything she could ever do?

So overall... I actually want some help yet again; I tried it myself; failed in spite of the effort, but at least did something. I hope one is glad about this. I'll just make some more cuts for some of my more recent stuff for now...

Final Question: Are you in? Taplands are forbidden from the Landbases BTW. Just a thought in case you can find a way to have a 1-Color Manabase, 2-Color Manabase or 3+ Color Manabases. This means Path of Ancestry & the 10 Tri-Lands are out.

I really might need your help yet again, I'll try & work on somethings though; just to prove I'm actually worth something. That, & I might actually change my Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck from 4 Colors to 5. Just leave that to me...

Are you okay w/ these terms? A lot, yes, But I'll have to force my efforts for Goat Tribal Anyway.

Thanks for reading; & I appreciate whatever help in the future.

Oh, & my apologies for the huge wall. I guess that's the kind of post I can only do... XL

BMHKain on Personalized User Spellbooks

1 month ago

Although, having only 7 Instants/Sorceries + 1 Walker as a Strict rule outclasses my first idea; even though Blackblade Reforged was one of the cards of an official Spellbook regarding Gideon Jura ...

Demarge on Tap Out

1 month ago

Gideon Jura is probably at his absolute lowest price atm, his + ability forces an opponent to essentially tap all of their creatures, his - is Swift Reckoning , and his last ability is a wincon.

Karn's Bastion helps add counters to Tumble Magnet and the avenger.

Gideon's Lawkeeper adds to the gideon tribal while also being a pretty good tapper.

Sid_the_sloth on Why isnt boros prison/stax a ...

3 months ago

Oh yeah I wasn't thinking of putting your general on the mimic vat good point I was just pointing out in a dream game sunblast Angel on the vat... You'll never take damage. They declare attackers...before blockers are declared or even before damage is deal tech.... Activate mimic vat... What creatures Gideon Jura +2. They swing into Gideon Activate Mimic Vat with Sunblast Angel imprinted on it...LAWLS

Side not my phone keeps auto correcting mimic vat to mimic CAT lol

Sid_the_sloth on Why isnt boros prison/stax a ...

3 months ago

When I played this is modern way back before it was a deck with nahiri and emrakrul ... The win cons in my modern deck once the board state was stable were.

Ajani Vengeant Elspeth, Sun's Champion Assemble the Legion Elspeth, Knight-Errant Gideon Jura

Fast forward a few years and then that's when the nahiri emrakrul "combo" Again this was me back in 2014 my little home brew I wasnt playing chalice or ensnaring bridge like they were but I played blood moon. And granted it aas 60 card. Amd most of those listed above where one of's

Elspeth, Sun's Champion is just great after a board wipe or her -3 . she just shits out and army and when she gets to her ultimate the little 1/1's become 3/3's that plus Assemble the Legion ticking up every turn with and emblem is just stupid LOL. my personal favorite being able to use Elspeth, Knight-Errant to use her second +1 to jump either her own token, any other 1/1" or my personal favorite is to use her second +1 on a active Gideon Jura I would also assume if bot my personal preference to the deck style for boros prison in EDH is to be enchantment based in terms of cards like Luminarch Ascension Ghostly Prison Sphere of Safety Rest in Peace is always a good card Oblivion Ring if you decide to go rather enchant heavy Sigil of the Empty Throne . Just to name a few off the top of my head... Also the question is...whats the budget . Also my personal favorite win cons over the years Baneslayer Angel Sun Titan if you run an fair amount of. Cmcs of 3 or less. Entreat the Angels is nice because even though your not playing blue there are still ways to top deck manipulate for Entreat the Angels or just for better draws like Scroll Rack Sensei's Divining Top Crystal Ball Again just ranting off ideas and cards from too of my head

Demarge on Most American Cards

3 months ago

Gideon Jura and Jace, the Mind Sculptor , one fought till he found a cause, then fought for that cause hard, he protects, avenges those who would attack you, and when those are not needed he'll go fighting for that oil. Jace on the other hand just stands for how badass america is, while also being thematic to how america meddles in other nation's affairs and it's own to attempt to be on top in the end, lore wise jace also was essentially a walking constitution until an act of godly terrorism drove them to jesusify a brainy dragon.

Cipher001 on Tap-Down Control

4 months ago

Do you think focusing on noncreature shut-down would be a good idea in the mainboard? Stuff like Dovin's Veto or Negate , for example. I want creatures to hit the board, so I can milk them for value, but I don't want stuff I can't actually tap making an impact to the flow of the game. Even the decks with the small amount of creatures do still use them, even if they're in the form of a Celestial Colonnade or two, and if the opponent has no blockers, it's a free swing for me every turn, possibly with the 6/6 Gideon Jura .

Cipher001 on Tap-Down Control

4 months ago

Flooremoji I think you're right. It pains me to get rid of one of the cards that inspired the idea, but it's just removal fodder at best in most matchups. One mana to get rid of a three mana card that doesn't do anything but possibly get bigger isn't a great trade-off from my end.

Demarge I went ahead and looked at the mtg goldfish meta page as well. Humans is the most popular deck, which uses a ton of creatures, but it's pretty much the only one, yeah. Right now, decks are very non-creature spell oriented. I think Gideon Jura would fit if I can justify his being a finisher for the deck. Tamiyo, the Moon Sage can at least keep lands and troublesome artifacts tapped down, and serves as draw power when enough creatures are tapped down. If you had to choose one, which would you choose? I'm leaning toward Gide on for the 6/6 indestructible for 5 mana.

aswordforthefallen As Demarge pointed out, the bulk of the decks right now aren't going to be focused on using creatures, so using creatures for them is a good way to go, I think. Hunted Phantasm is a good way to ensure that I can still get value from Verity Circle . That does incur the question for whether I should go wide with temporary effects that hit multiple creatures like Downpour and Feeling of Dread , or whether I should keep a smaller number of creatures consistently being tapped with enchantments like Curse of Chains . As for all-around value planeswalkers, what do you have in mind? I see Narset, Parter of Veils , Teferi, Time Raveler , and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria used a good deal.

Gidgetimer I don't think Pickles is what I want to go for. It's a neat way to work tap-down control, but I'd rather focus on cards that work specifically with tapping rather than abusing the morph mechanic. Thanks for the suggestion, though! It is a really interesting deck.

Funkydiscogod Quiet contemplation is a really good fit for the deck. The only problem I have with it is that by freeing up space for more traditional cards, I move away from my preferred aesthetic. Part of the problem here is that I've chosen a really inefficient form of control. For the one mana I could use on Gigadrowse , I could spend it on Path to Exile . What cards would you suggest to complement Quiet Contemplation while staying true to having tap-down effects being the primary method of control? Opt , for example, is a one mana draw card that can turn into a two-mana Frost Breath hybrid. I can't think of much else other than draw cards, though, that fit in the control scheme that don't remove the need for tap-down effects entirely. Do you think Frost Titan is too expensive to play, or is its built-in protection enough to warrant using it at 6 mana?

Thank you so much, everyone that's contributed! It means a lot to me that you're helping me out. I've had this idea for the longest time, but I just haven't been able to make it work by myself. You people rock!

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Gideon Jura occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%