Gishath, Sun's Avatar - Ixalan Spoiler

Gishath, Sun’s Avatar

  • Color: Multicolored
  • Type: Legendary Creature - Avatar, Dinosaur
  • Rarity: Mythic Rare
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  • Marvin Sürig

    Okay we should all appreciate that they printed this card having commander in Mind and giving it all colors it need.
    Keywors could be Trample, Vigilance, Haste

    • Daniel Kaine Allen

      You forgot double strike
      Edit: nvm I didn’t realize you meamt the card itself, i didn’t really look at it to start with because it’s so blurry.

      • Marvin Sürig

        Well but you made a good point. As far as i know. There is another dinosaur for that :D

    • Ben Peterson

      I’m pretty sure you’re right.

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  • Deadly Berry

    That’s some badass T-Rex.

  • Shagoth

    Oh my god, this is way better and more epic than the Ur Dragon’s ability. I don’t want one permanent a turn, I want all of them. This looks like the most satisfying triggered ability I’ve ever seen. Lots of drawing in Naya and cheating them all into play! Amazing.

  • Jude

    Hi there, um. Dont be alarmed but in your colors you can savage ventmaw and aggravated assault or 7 mana in lands, sword of feast and famine and hellkite charger your way to dumping every creature you own other than little naya techy creatures into play. And with that ive found my naya commander.

    Ladies and gentlemen….welcome! To Jurrassic Park! -cue theme-

    • Ulamog

      Same. I can’t wait to use him as my commander because I love Naya and I have a dinosaur fetish lol

      • Nharzhool


    • Edwin Marín Castro

      I hope Wizards make enough Dinos for this commander.

  • CnBCustoms

    If the other dinosaur avatars are correct in terms of name, I think we can safely assume this one is named “Gishath, Sun’s Avatar”. Though “Gishath” may still be up for debate.


    Umm this isn’t on the description of the card. But that card clearly has trample. vigilance, and haste. Plus being able to put hopefully a bunch of dinos on to the field.

  • kmk888

    It may be 8 mana but haste and trample ensure that you immediately win the game after resolving this.

  • LycaNinja

    Finally a way to band with Old Fogey

    • Pandancules

      It has to have “bands with dinosaurs” in order to band with Old Fogey, there are already other dinosaurs in the game. Old Fogey forever alone

      • LycaNinja

        There are no other Dinosaur types currently besides Old Fogey… I thought banding just required one banding creature… Oh well.

        • Pandancules

          There are creatures that have every type, so there are dinosaurs. It’s also true that creatures with banding can band with one creature that doesn’t have banding. “Bands with ‘blank'” works differently, where all creatures involved need to have “Bands with ‘blank'”. I don’t miss banding XD

          • No, you only need one creature in a band to have banding.

            Unholy Citadel
            Black legendary creatures you control have “bands with other legendary creatures.” (Any legendary creatures can attack in a band as long as at least one has “bands with other legendary creatures.” Bands are blocked as a group. If at least two legendary creatures you control, one of which has “bands with other legendary creatures,” are blocking or being blocked by the same creature, you divide that creature’s combat damage, not its controller, among any of the creatures it’s being blocked by or is blocking.)

          • Pandancules

            I guess they changed it in 2010 despite it not being on anything playable still, weird.

  • MrTroyPlayer

    Man I cant waith to combo Aetherworks Marvel into this….. OH WAIT

  • Evan Livish

    naya dinosaurs and grixis pirates. Interesting is this block about shard clans? Well assuming these rumors are true it would seem like a half completed circle. Okay so this means will see esper vamps, bant merfolk and… actually has anyone seen a fith clan?

  • Vizzerdrix

    Well deathmist raptor needs to be erattad to be a dinosaur, not that morph would really work well but he is a raptor so should really be a dinosaur instead of lizard beast

    • Jake

      It is. Wizards is changing the Lizard beast creature type to dinosaur

  • Vizzerdrix

    Hmm champion of rhonas?

    • Woca


  • Demiurgo

    So Naya is Dinosaurs, Grixis is Pirates, Esper is Vampires, Bant is Mefolk, and what is left is Jund, probably Orcs. Cool block, tribal shards.

    • galen150

      orzhov vamps and simic merfolk. doesnt look like there is a fifth tribe. as it is with the 4, 2 that are 3 color and 2 that are 2 color, the colors are actually balanced, each color has 2 tribes.

  • theEternalPilgrims

    So can someone update the text up top, because it is pretty obvious it says trample, vigilance, haste.

  • jaya

    Dat art, Dont mess with gigantossaurs…

  • Nyos

    I don’t care if it’s viable. I’m building this as my next commander!

    • Jake

      Well wizards said that there changing the creature types of certain cards to dinosaur so yea it’ll definitely be viable

  • Edward

    This card reminds me a lot of Mayael The Anima. Mayael is probably better only because it can get any creature with power 5 or greater but this thing has so much going for it. Traverse The Outlands and Kindred Summons feel right at home in this deck. A ton of mana ramp, ways to cheat creatures out, and a way to give this double strike are all you need to make this card insane. Duelist’s Heritage and Blood Mist are probably the best for Double Strike and Berserkers’ Onslaught and Rage Reflection to give Double Strike to everything. The turn after you bring this out you should be able to run your opponent over with an army of Dinosaurs. If you can get Selvala Heart of the Wilds out turn 2 you can easily get this out by turn 4 or 5. I am not usually a fan of Legendary Creatures above 5cmc as Commanders but for this card I will make an exception.

    • kasigah

      The one tradeoff that it has with Mayael is that it allows you to put multiple creatures on, while Mayael only allows one. And as someone who’s baby is a Mayael deck, I am torn.

    • Ethan Naugle

      Goring ceratops will be auto include. But yeah. this is reaaallllyyyyyy spicy for a commander. already 10 dinosaurs other than it that are worth running. If we get 10-20 more playable dinos from the rest of the set and the following Ixalan set (think we can expect 20 total, but 25-30 would be ideal), then this would be super viable, really fun, maybe even pretty strong as a commander.

  • David Meyers

    Legendary Creature – Dinosaur Avatar
    Seriously, what other reason do you need to play this card?

    • kasigah

      Look, they had me at “Naya fattie”. The dinosaur avatar was icing on the cake

  • Hedronal

    “..that many… any number… onto the battlefield..” Oh good lord.

  • AndyZ

    Maybe a DinoRider deck with this and Combat Celebrant? Connect on the first attack, probably lose the Celebrant, dump a couple dinos, trample to victory on the second pass. Sounds fun.