The second installment of the Signature Spellbook series features the iconic Gideon Jura. Similar to the Signature Spellbook featuring Jace Beleren, Signature Spellbook: Gideon features eight reprints that depict Gideon in their artworks. Also like the last one, each Signature Spellbook contain nine cards – the ninth card being a foil of one of the eight cards. Each card has unique frames and are legal in all formats (in which they are already legal in).
Signature Spellbook: Gideon contains exciting reprints that have seen extensive play in non-rotating formats. The eight white cards featured are: Gideon Jura, Martyr’s Bond, Path to Exile, Rest in Peace, Shielded by Faith, True Conviction, Worship, and Blackblade Reforged.
Path to Exile is one of Modern’s premier removal spells and Rest in Peace is white’s go-to sideboard card when it comes to graveyard hate. Worship is one of Modern’s most underrated sideboard cards, while Martyr’s Bond and Gideon Jura are popular cards in Commander decks as well as being casual favorites.
Wizards of the Coast decided to add a new twist to the artwork for the cards contained in this set by showcasing Gideon story arc through the art. Worship pictures Gideon giving his respects to Oketra’s Monument after what befell during the Amonkhet block. Path to Exile shows his battle against Demonlord Belzenlok, the fight that took place in Dominaria. Finally, the somber Rest in Peace depicts a statue that looks to have been built on Theros as tribute to the heroism that led to Gideon’s death in War of the Spark. Even more special, legendary Magic artist Richard Kane Ferguson was commissioned to do the art for Blackblade Reforged, the sword he originally painted on Dakkon Blackblade and used by Gideon Blackblade.
Signature Spellbook: Gideon releases on 28 June 2019. Unfortunately, Wizards is not releasing an official MSRP for the product. Signature Spellbook: Jace, however, sold for beginning 10,00 €.
Fans of Gideon Jura should definitely pick up these special edition reprints. This set is something of interest to players building their very own Gideon-based Oathbreaker decks as well. Honor Gideon's strength and sacrifice by buying a pack of his Signature Spellbook!