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let's say i have Kismet in play with this and my opponent plays a creature. Avenger would not get a bonus, right? since it doesn't become tapped, it starts that way. I am 90% sure about that, but anyone have any objections? there aren't any rulings on this yet.
Posted By: jsttu (7/7/2011 10:02:36 PM)


@jsttu: you are correct, it doesn't trigger. go read kismet's rulings.

Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (7/7/2011 10:04:21 PM)


This card was an absolute beast at the prerelease, and it was the 2nd most effective card in my deck behind the sun titan. My opponents held back constantly out of pure fear, only to eventually eat a frost breath or get tapped down by gideon's lawkeeper. It's so awesome how all the gideon cards work together. It definitely earned a place in my personal hall of fame.
Posted By: Laguz (7/10/2011 6:44:23 PM)


Combos well with Narcolepsy.
Posted By: itsverystrange (7/23/2011 7:00:06 PM)


Cast Sleep with a Gideon's Avenger on the field followed up by a Sunblast Angel and swing for a lot of damage.

Of course, your opponent will need to have quite a lot of creatures for this to be decidedly dangerous but It's sounds like fun against just such a deck.
Posted By: Philip-BANG (7/8/2011 3:17:07 AM)


Ajani's Pridemate was better. While this card doesn't require a deck to be built around it nearly as much, the big issue is that, in most cases, it requires your opponent to both be running creatures and tapping those creatures. At least with Pridemate you could force him into being a big beater on the back of your own deck.

Will be a standout in limited though.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (7/10/2011 8:57:49 AM)


Extremely effective if your intent is to slow your opponent. She'll think twice about every attack or activated ability If you have one (or more) of these out.

Bonus points for being a soldier.
Posted By: RichardJesperson (7/10/2011 3:46:59 PM)


Awesome creature. Has old white's ability to leave opponents weary to attack, and new white's ever strengthening creature power. A stong and awesome soldier who works wonders with Gideon's Lawkeeper and the plainswalker himself... perhaps one of the best in the set- for sure one of the most fun :)

Also, artwork is awesome. Reminds me of Game of Thrones...
Posted By: HuntedWumpusMustDie (7/12/2011 10:24:58 AM)


I wouldn't say that this grows faster or even as fast as Ajani's Pridemate. Ajani's Pridemate can be grown using your own creatures, while Gideon's Avenger can only grow as fast as your opponent lets it. If the opponent has one flyer hitting each turn, this card will take awhile to become powerful. Ajani's Pridemate can grow much much quicker imo, especially with multiple Soul Wardens or Soul's Attendants out.
Posted By: Elleran (7/7/2011 9:47:58 PM)


I don't know, this seems pretty ridiculous. I imagine a racing situation where every swing lets me hit you harder the next turn. Discourages an attack following the turn that I play it. Four please.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (7/7/2011 6:51:12 PM)


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