I always start with a reapers key and vamperic elixer to help me get blue buff solo at level 3 right around the 3min mark after I set up harvesters if my team junglers are not doing their job. Also it is notable that I always want to solo middle lane and try to keep minions close to my tower while lanning. Dont try to push the wave into enemy tower early because you will make for an easy gank. First 6pts get a magus ward put 2pt cast into it and get a mana pot. With your next 6 finish magus ward with a 3pt cast and 1pt basic mana, then put 2pt cast into reapers key, next 9 get eldermage amulet with a greater health, lesser health and one 2pt cast. next 6 get whirling wand with a 3pt cast 2pt kinetic and 1pt minor kinetic. Now replace reapers key for Tainted Magick(my favorite card! A must have for gideon in my opinion). Next 6 or 9 replace mana pot for wellspring with 1 3pt cast and put 1pt cast in tainted magic or(if 9) completely fill wellspring with 2 3pt casts and 1 basic mana. Lastly replace Vampiric Elixer for shadow scroll and fill with two 3pt casts and either a 2pt shock or 2pt cast depending if your enemies have opted for energy armor. This build lacks chrono and is low on shock so if you wish to replace a 3pt cast in the shadow scroll for a major shock leave that option open. I also can opt for a Pendulum of Lords instead of the Eldermage Amulet if you believe chrono is more important than energy damage and more health.