If I were to attach Kasmina's Transmutation to an opponent's Gideon Blackblade (using Teferi's Time Twist to have it ETB on their turn, for example), what would happen?

Kasmina's Transmutation:

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature loses all abilities and has base power and toughness 1/1.

Relevant bit of Gideon's text:

As long as it's your turn, Gideon Blackblade is a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker.

What happens?

  1. Gideon stays a vanilla 1/1 creature since he was a creature at the time

  2. Gideon loses the ability that makes him a creature, immediately stops being a creature and drops the aura

  3. Gideon stays a 1/1 until opponent's turn ends, then stops being a creature and drops the aura


3. From the card ruling on gatherer:

If an effect causes Gideon to lose all abilities during your turn, he’s still a Human Soldier creature and a Gideon planeswalker.


If an Equipment becomes attached to Gideon while he’s a creature, it’ll become unattached during the next upkeep that isn’t yours. The same is true of any Auras that become attached to Gideon that can’t enchant a noncreature planeswalker.

  • And if you want to know why, the answer is layers. Briefly, effects that change types are applied before effects that remove abilities, and removing an ability doesn't remove a change it made lower in the layers. May 18 '19 at 7:24

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