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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Gideon's Sacrifice Discussion
2 weeks ago
Okay, I have available the following:
Revitalize , Soul Warden , Mentor of the Meek , Oketra's Last Mercy , Bygone Bishop , Aviary Mechanic , Mardu Woe-Reaper , Make a Stand , Thraben Inspector , Bond of Discipline , Marble Diamond , War Screecher , Binding Mummy , Rally of Wings , Battlefield Promotion , Gideon's Sacrifice , In Oketra's Name , Whitemane Lion ,
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.
1 month ago
I ask because the oracle text for Gideon's Sacrifice does not use the word target.
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
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.
3 months ago
Hello! Dope deck
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!
3 months ago
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!
4 months ago
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.