Gideon, Ally of Zendikar // Collective Effort – Deck Tech Video

Greetings again friends and Planeswalkers! Kel here (also known as Red Zone MTG on YouTube and Twitter) and I return with another deck tech video for ya’ll! Today’s deck features Gideon, Ally of Zendikar [] paired with the signature spell of Collective Effort []!

This deck is simple to build and understand, but it still maintains some nuance when it comes to gameplay. I would consider this to be a “fair” deck – though that’s not to say that the deck isn’t strong, because it can be a force to be reckoned with!

The essential strategy of the deck is to flood the board with useful creatures and tokens backed by powerful effects like Gideon, Ally of Zendikar’s Emblem, Collective Effort’s +1/+1 counter effect, Sublime Archangel [] giving our entire team Exalted (which allows for a single creature to smash in for big damage) or Throne of the God-Pharaoh [] hitting every opponent for every tapped creature we control.

Creatures like Containment Priest [], Mother of Runes [], and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben [] make life difficult for our opponents while other creatures like Recruiter of the Guard [] and Stoneforge Mystic [] give us some toolbox options.

We also run some very powerful enchantments such as Divine Visitation [] and Anointed Procession [] which synergize with all of our token creation effects and act as powerful threats that demand answers.

Watch onward and learn more about each individual card choice for this token’n’taxes Gideon deck!