Gideon, Martial Paragon - Amonkhet Spoiler

Gideon, Martial Paragon

  • Color: White
  • Type: Planeswalker
  • Rarity: Mythic Rare
  • Set:

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Cost: 4 ManaWhite Mana

+2 Untap all creatures you control, those creatures receive +1/+1 until end of turn.

0: Until end of turn, Gideon, Martial Paragon becomes a 5/5 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that’s still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

-10: Creatures you control get +2/+2 until end of turn. Tap all your opponent creatures.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Not outright terrible.

  • Han Solo II

    receive? Are they changing their entire vocabulary or is it just badly translated?

    • alexander macrae

      I’m thinking that’s just how it got translated, because the leak came from Italy. I bet on the final English version it’ll say “gets” like usual.

  • Zombie

    Just from their + abilities alone PWD Gideon is infinitely better than the PWD Liliana. Like it’s not even close.

    • Kevan Kramer

      That is if the abilities are true and not fake. Also by the cost, this card is much better than Lilly. This is cheapest of the PW deck PWs, while Lilly is the most expensive.

    • Happy The Cat

      well, based on what we know, yes lili is much weaker, but seeing as she is a seven mana pw and that +2 is really lackluster, she might just have four abilities, two of which are ult like. or we could get like jms with a meh +2, a great neutral, cheap spot removal (probably -2 doom blade or something like Tomb Hex where you need a condition to make it much better) followed by a one sided ult that ends games.

      • Zombie

        They wouldn’t give an introductory PW 4 abilities.

        4 ability walker variants are reserved for story-critical power-related moments.

        Jace goes super-saiyan on Zendikar

        Garruk goes absolutely mental and starts murdering other Planeswalkers with his corrupted magic and giant axe, and all of his summons are corrupted beasts as well


        • Happy The Cat

          lili is killing another one of her demons and is regaining back another quarter of her soul, along with her being on an Egyptian themed plane, which, if like the real world, will value their dead a good amount.
          plus four abilities is the only thing that would explain why her +2 is much worse than a planeswalker who is two mana less than her. for some odd reason they chose to not make their + abilities a mirrored pair by giving her Cower in Fear to match his entwined Roar of the Kha, but instead gave her a much weaker counterpart. She’s not red, so why are they making her directly worse than another card she is getting printed with? cause unless Proliferate is coming back there is no reason for her to be this far behind Gideon.

  • MTG fan

    This plus would be great in a swarm deck! I love how this works with Sram’s expertise so well! I mean for the curve.

  • Insight66

    Hugh Jackman on the runway flaunting armored chic.

  • alexander macrae

    This one is promising if that ability is true. I’m totally willing to spend 5 mana on something that immediately untaps and pumps my board, allowing me to tap all my mana dorks, play some stuff, then untap to attack. This would even be good in my Selvala, Explorer Returned EDH deck. Anything else going on with this planeswalker is just gravy.

  • Adrián Antonio

    If that ability is true, this could be even standard playable when vehicles are still a thing. Crewing and atacking with all your pumped creatures , with a +2 ability per turn? Seems too good.

    • Ryan Sullivan

      Vehicles probably don’t have room for Gideon, but he would be a solid 2 of if he doesn’t cost 5 mana or a mid/late game card. However if his other abilities are really good than this Gideon would be bonkers strong in a token deck since you can swing then untap to protect him next turn, plus Oath of Ajani loves tokens and swarm thanks to a whole board counter pump.

      • Nikolai Anzuoni

        Vehicles already run a Gideon

        • Nathan Leroy

          That Gideon is rotating out, though. I plan on slapping two of these in with my dwarves-n-cars.

          • Polis_Ohio

            Nothing rotates out until the set after Amonkhet block.

          • Nathan Leroy

            Yeah my bad. Guess I was just hoping something would rotate out. Current standard is just ugly and i’m still wondering why I had to loose my damn helicopters what with all the removal that was added in aether revolt x.x

          • Polis_Ohio

            Seriously, Smugglers doesn’t seem that bad now.

      • God Enel

        Ajani Goldmane is better for token decks, it puts permanent counters and gives vigilance, unless you’re talking Standard only lol.

  • Robert FakeLastName

    after seeing this perhaps lilies +2 also affects your opponents board?

    • Marvin Sürig

      Sorry Flutterguy but after some people identified the spoiled +2 abilities as Portuguese I compared the text with other cards and well for on each opponents creature like Black Sun’s Zenith or Contagion Engine the text is to short or don’t fit for the ability like Black Sun’s Zenith.

      • Robert FakeLastName

        /sigh that sucks

        • Marvin Sürig

          I agree :/ But well hopefully we get a good -X effekt which justifies the high manacost and maybe a high starting Loyalty. But I wouldn’t expect more than 6 for her -ability will most likely reanimate stuff.
          I think that we will get one of 4 effects for the second ability.
          [-4] (from 6): Victimize (Choose two target creature cards in your graveyard. Sacrifice a creature. If you do, return the chosen cards to the battlefield tapped.)
          [-4] (from 6): Put target creature card from a graveyard to the battlefield under your control.
          [-X] (from 6): Stir the Grave (Return target creature card with converted mana cost X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.)
          [-X] (from 6): Protean Hulk similar Reanimation (Return any number of creature cards with total converted Manacost of X or less and put them into play.)
          And depending on her exclusive Rare card we could get something that protect her or helps putting creatures to reanimate into the graveyard (maybe we get a nice Entomb).

          • Robert FakeLastName

            those might be on her real version but these planes walker pack ones are generally pretty bad except gideon….

          • Marvin Sürig

            Well some kind of reanimation effect should be it at least if one takes the Manacost and the Name into account. One of the written effects is from a common card so it has a high chance to be her ability. And reanimating anything for more than half her loyalty and about double as much as her + effect can be possible too because we surely have uncommon reanimate anything at 5 Mana. So even a bad overpriced cmc Planeswalker shoudl be able to pull one of those two effects. Victimize would be a bit too nice to be true. And the gravehulk like effect would be something worthy a real planeswalker for sure so would unlikely her ability :/

  • Shagoth

    Ah, Gideon. Even when you are supposed to suck you’re good, except that one time where all you did was accumulate loyalty counters just so you could wipe the board, but we don’t talk about that. You were going through a phase.

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      Okay, I still don’t see what made Champion of Justice so bad. No, he’s not visionary, but he can bring the pain.

      • Shagoth

        I mean, he isn’t that bad, it’s just that he doesn’t really do much for a while and has some anti synergy. The other Gideons are everywhere.

    • Jacob Kodicovic

      Gideon’s like Batman. He’s been great throughout, except for the one time we don’t talk about.

    • 4GReaper

      I’ve killed someone with his second ability after wiping the board before. He can easily accumulate 20+ power against decks that flood board.

  • CnBCustoms

    Ah, look at that sexy Gideon art. Almost makes me forgive the nickname “beefslab” he was given in the story

    • Kevan Kramer

      Lilly gave him that name, like she gave Jace “cloakboy”.

      • Hedronal

        I still want to know what Chandra and Nissa would have gotten.

        • Kevan Kramer

          Maybe we will see that one day


        I like Lillis Type of Humour –

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    This seems actually usable.

    • Kaiser

      I need to see a bad gideon right now, a strictly horrible gideon.

  • Dragoncastermaster

    finally those annoying stacks decks in EDH will get what’s coming to them with them!

  • Daniel Scott

    Nice, I can see this getting some EDH play. It seems like a nice spot for Duel Deck walkers to be in, probably not for standard, but not entirely useless.

  • Vizzerdrix

    Would have been funny if he didn’t turn into a creature, not against Gideon and his always being a creature but be interesting to have one that doesn’t

    • Hedronal

      Maybe one that turns other walkers into creatures.

  • Happy The Cat

    so, this card is much scarier when the other gideon in the set can turn him into a platinum angel.

    • Mov

      Yep. The fact that it’s a plus 2 means you could really stall out a game with this guy with little gideons emblem

      • Happy The Cat

        not only that but exert untaps with this, so you can just go all in for free and not be punished, this card isnt great but it is very powerful in it’s environment right now. not 100% sure that he will beat out ally of Zendikar for the Gideon angel deck but it will at leas get a one of and sideboard slots.

  • Edwin Marín Castro

    And this is the “bad” Gideon? No way.

  • Kaiser

    Why you cant be bad?! to hell with you

  • Deadly Berry

    I haven’t seen it mentioned yet, but this Gideon could be even more useful than the “good” one. I would use it to abuse Exert every turn, the creatures we got with Exert are pretty sweet imo. Boros mid range anyone? Or Naya. With the dragon and the double combat guy, sounds good to me. It puts pressure on your opponent to kill the creature that you just exerted. Not to mention that we got an enchantment to tutor this guy. Edit: The enchantment also returns it from your graveyard.

  • Giby86 .

    The card is awful. Two out of three abilities are close to useless and I wouldn’t pay 5 for the first.

    • Lordick

      agreed. this card is complete tripe.