Abyssal Gatekeeper


Format Legality
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
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

Rivenor on When X Enters the Battlefield, Y

2 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

5 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.

Managem on Serpentine Offerings

5 months ago

Thanks man, I appreciate it! Yeah the auras are going to be play tested. I do appreciate your feedback and suggestions. If I took out the auras I think I would run a full play set of Abyssal Gatekeeper or more reanimation cards.

JeranF on Golgari Sacrifice (MtG Casual)

6 months ago


Fleshbag Marauder seems to me like an interesting alternative to Abyssal Gatekeeper, depending on preference, definitely worth looking into. Tragic Slip could replace Morkrut Banshee, the cheap cost is really nice, but I think I will stick with the Banshee, since she's also a mediocre creature and I like the possibility to sacrifice and resurrect her for her effect.

When it comes to lands, I have to agree with you. Though I haven't seen any such card in play while playing with my group, we have a lot of people with lots of decks and many of us like to play mean decks, so I wouldn't be surprised to one day face such cards.

JeranF on Golgari Sacrifice (MtG Casual)

6 months ago


Abyssal Gatekeeper seems indeed very useful for this deck, I think it will make a nice combo with the Reassembling Skeleton. I have just one question, maybe you can answer me this, what would happen if the Gatekeeper dies, while it's my only creature? As for the other two cards, they seem interesting, but I don't really see them working with my playstyle, but I will keep them in mind. Thanks a lot.

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