Abyssal Gatekeeper


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Weatherlight (WTH) Common

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Abyssal Gatekeeper

Creature — Horror

When Abyssal Gatekeeper is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.

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Abyssal Gatekeeper Discussion

luther on Shirei - i care for you...really...

2 weeks ago

Abyssal Gatekeeper is pretty gnarly with recursion. Especially when you pair it with Grave Pact effects

luther on Neverending Swarm -any advice?

4 weeks ago

Abyssal Gatekeeper is fun with recursion. Especially if you can get out Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos with it. Forced sac can be a gnarly strategy

luther on Golgari Mk.1.1

1 month ago

This is much better than the previous. It still suffers from some of the same problems your last version, but it is in the right direction.

A few notable cards I would take out.

Glissa, the Traitor- you don't have enough artifacts to make her best ability to work for you Eldrazi Monument- it is a strong card, but I would suggest putting something more toward your strategy in here. From Beyond- in this deck it is just a more expensive Awakening Zone

Some I would consider adding (not all of them at once)

Abyssal Gatekeeper, Llanowar Elves,Tenacious Dead, Viscera Seer, Fleshbag Marauder

Rivenor on When X Enters the Battlefield, Y

4 months ago

This looks like a pretty fun deck, I rather like Gonti ETB as a theme.

I would definitely take Rune-Scarred Demon and Sepulchral Primordial off the maybe list and into the deck. They are some of the strongest ETBs around and are definitely perfect for this deck.

Other interesting ETBs to consider:

Creature control:Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Abyssal Gatekeeper, Slum Reaper: If your playgroup likes their indestructible/hexproof stuff. I would not run all of course but pick your favorite.

Revival:Puppeteer Clique, Entomber Exarch, GravediggerClique is one of my favorite creatures period, really handy to have. Exarch offers options on ETB and Gravedigger is a classic but his relatively low cost can be really nice.

Card Draw:Phyrexian Rager, Phyrexian GargantuaThough they can deal a bit of damage to you but Black does not really care about that these critters can refill your hand nicely.

Other:Netherborn Phalanx: For both playing and tutoring. Can really hurt with a Panharmonicon in play.

StopShot on Alesha Who Smiles at EDH

7 months ago

Desert can be an effective way to trigger High Priest of Penance's ability. You can even put in Abyssal Gatekeeper since it's similar in nature and can easily be used with Desert.

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