Abyssal Gatekeeper

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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

StopShot on Alesha Who Smiles at EDH

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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)

1 month ago

@BabyK

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)

1 month ago

@Darth_Thoraxe

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.

oshen on Alesha

1 month ago

I can see you are working on a bit of a budget so I will try to stick to budget suggestions, but I am going to make a few suggestions that are more expensive for you to shoot for later.

I think the deck is good for a first run. I understand that it isn't quite where you want it yet, and you have ideas of what you want to add; I suggest adding those to the Maybe Board or Acquire Board to keep others from suggesting cards you already have in mind.

Firstly, recursion is great, but right now I see no way for you to get your creatures into the yard aside from attacking/blocking. So I recommend the following list for making sure you always have a reanimation target:

Secondly, I think you need to trim most of the creatures in your deck that have more than 2 power so that you have more reanimation targets for Alesha. I suggest replacing them with cards that have good ETB effects such as:

Lastly, you will want some cards that benefit from all the death you will be causing. I suggest the cards below:

This is by no means an extensive list as I just spent a short time searching based on cards I already knew paired well. Most of these should be rather cheap additions and fairly easy to come by.

Hope this helps.

Frytrix99 on Hammer Time

2 months ago

Nice deck! Seems fun to play with. I'm not sure why you're using Abyssal Gatekeeper tho. I think Geth's Verdict would be better than Innocent Blood for the instant speed (and in a 1v1 game)

In your sideboard, I would use Doom Blade or Victim of Night. They are good options for hard removal (versus deck with creatures higher than 3 toughness). If you face an army of 1/1, you should look for Blazing Volley (1 mana), Electrickery(instant) or Shrivel(-1/-1 for your creatures too). Finally, Duress is always interresting versus heavy spell decks.

Also, something to protect your noble would be amazing, but I have NO idea what could be used there.

Overal, nice deck idea. I like it a lot!

multimedia on Mazireks 1ups!

2 months ago

Hey, for a first Commander deck this looks very good.

I suggest expanding on the make every player sac something strategy:

Deathreap Ritual seems very good here potentially drawing you a lot of cards since it triggers for every player's end step. Tireless Tracker can make clues which can be a continuous amount of permanents to sac for draw and counters and she has counters interaction.

I suggest adding Golgari Signet, Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere. Both Stone and Sphere can be sac later on for draw and counters.

Some sac lands to consider are:

Good luck with your deck.


Snacrifice on Aluren Combo

5 months ago

You might enjoy Carrion Feeder as a cheaper alternative to Bloodflow Connoisseur.

Relentless Dead and Weatherseed Treefolk(though treefolk sadly doesn't trigger aluren) give you alternatives to Endless Cockroaches or just more redundancy to get that effect out(and has a nice effect on relentless of letting you bring back Carrion Feeder

My only worry is you don't have anything to help your creature swing in. For a cheaper version of Grave Pact on a creature, try Abyssal Gatekeeper.

Tukatongue Thallid, Brindle Shoat, Doomed Dissenter and Blisterpod would give you tokens to churn more sacs out(and more bodies to throw on attacks say)

Dutiful Attendant doesn't return itself, but can wheel Wall of Blossoms or one of your key pieces back into your hand.

Young Wolf and Rendclaw Trow get you two sacs for one creature.

Love Aluren shenanigans! :D

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