Gideon's Sacrifice

Gideon's Sacrifice


Choose a creature or planeswalker you control. All damage that would be dealt this turn to you and permanents you control is dealt to the chosen permanent instead (if it's still on the battlefield).

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Gideon's Sacrifice Discussion

acbooster on Can I use Lancer's en-kor …

1 month ago

Gideon's Sacrifice will still work. No part of its effects target, but even if it did your Beloved Chaplain would still be a legal target because the thing doing the targeting is an instant, not a creature.

Sinq_ on Can I use Lancer's en-kor …

1 month ago

As a follow up, can I use Gideon's Sacrifice and choose my Beloved Chaplain ? Or is this still targeting?

I ask because the oracle text for Gideon's Sacrifice does not use the word target.

plakjekaas on Overperforming Cards?

1 month ago

I second Sunforger . But I disagree about it not being that good. It protects your board with Teferi's Protection , Debt of Loyalty , Deflecting Swat and Boros Charm , it removes creatures with Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile and my favorite: Settle the Wreckage , it kills other problematic permanents wit Disenchant , Chaos Warp or Wear / Tear , can shut players down with Silence , Abeyance or Orim's Chant , and in my deck, it wins the game by searching and casting both Gideon's Sacrifice and Arcbond on the same Indestructible creature. It will even find the Lightning Bolt to start the chain.

Sunforger is one of the best boros equipments, at least if you can cheat a bit on the equip cost. But we have Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist , Brass Squire , Puresteel Paladin , Sigarda's Aid , Halvar, God of Battle  Flip and a few others to help with that

plakjekaas on Fun Original wincons for Queen …

1 month ago

I like targeting an Indestructible creature with Arcbond and Gideon's Sacrifice before it takes damage from something, though I usually need Sunforger to consistently do that, which should fit the budget. My Indestructible creature of choice would be Brash Taunter which is a relatively expensive card, but something like Cathar's Companion would work just as well.

When both effects are active on the creature, and it takes any damage, Arcbond will trigger. It will deal that much damage to each other creature and each player, including yourself. This will trigger Gideon's Sacrifice , preventing that damage, dealing it to the creature instead. That will trigger Arcbond again, repeating the process. The loop can't be stopped, and will continue until no players have any life left except yourself.

corndiggitydog on Undeniably Indejankable

3 months ago

Hello! Dope deck

Have you seen the cards Martyrdom and Gideon's Sacrifice ? You might not need any more redirect damage abilities because you have all the en-Kor creatures.

Guilty Conscience goes infinite with Brash Taunter!

When considering a damage doubler or tripler, Insult/Injury is a great option. Fiery Emancipation and Dictate of the Twin Gods will get exiled as soon as you play them every time lol!


Beebles on Akiri's Riveting Ricochet | V-AFR

3 months ago

Hey corndiggitydog

Thanks for dropping by! And glad you like the deck :). Let me go over your suggestions:

  • You are right those 2 combo’s are very strong and that adding more tutors to fetch those combos is the right thing to do if I want this deck to become more competitive. However, they are so powerful that I fear they will overshadow some of the more janky combos, for example with Wheel of Misfortune . Notice that I’m not running Helm of the Host for this reason. I prefer a play style where I don’t have such consistency in finding “the best” combo, so I can have fun exploring some of these other card interactions.
  • I fully agree Coalhauler Swine is slow and janky. I might do as you say later and swap it out for something leaner, but I want to at least play with it in a few games to try and pull off a combo with it ;).
  • I don’t fully follow what you say about Gideon's Sacrifice . That card and Saving Grace are basically the same card. Both are great to combine with any of the damage cards in the deck, from board wipes like Blasphemous Act to Wheel of Misfortune and Volcano Hellion . I do see now that Martyrdom allows me to redirect damage that would be dealt to permanents other than mine, which I glanced over before ;). But I disagree taking out Coalhauler Swine impacts the inclusion of Gideon's Sacrifice .

Thanks again for your comment and upvote!

9-lives on Aikido of the Inward Eye and Mirror Flame

4 months ago

Hello, TriusMalarky

It's obviously a combo deck, if you read my panels. I'm thinking of getting rid of Feather, the Redeemed , as I don't really have that many cards that target my own creatures except for Gideon's Sacrifice , Arcbond , and Boros Charm 's indestructible ability.

Is a Feather deck an Aikido deck? I want Aikido, not anything else, and especially have all of these options for my combos.

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