Azor's Gateway

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Sanctum of the Sun

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Mythic Rare

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Azor's Gateway

Artifact

1, T: Draw a card, then exile a card from your hand. If cards with five or more different converted mana costs are exiled with Azor's Gateway, you gain 5 life, untap Azor's Gateway, and transform it.

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Azor's Gateway Discussion

bee_pun on The Oprah of EDH

1 day ago

Loonmoon18 I like your suggestion of Azor's Gateway  Flip, but I feel like it will be too slow, and I'm not sure how good the payoff will be for me. I don't really have a good outlet to dump all that mana into. Crawlspace is also definitely a powerful card in this deck, but with my meta that I play in, I am against a lot of Timmy decks, so if they can get two creatures through to me, its still a lot of damage coming my way. I don't think I'd take out Propaganda for it, but it would be a great addition. I'm going to look at other things to take out.

Loonmoon18 on The Oprah of EDH

1 day ago

I love Azor's Gateway  Flip. 1) you get to draw and decide what stays in your hand. 2. by the end, you have a card that produces a ton of mana! It has work great with my Sliver Overlord because I can search and play a ton of other creatures. Vivid lands are good for a certain color in a pinch of you don't mind them coming into play tapped and are cheap. I think Crawlspace would be a great card to add in place of Propaganda. With many of your cards producing counters, and just the ability to not get overwhelmed with creatures is just great!

linux203 on Sliver EDH "Counter" Deck

5 days ago

Spectral Sliver and Megantic Sliver could be swapped for Coat of Arms and Sliver Legion. Spectral Sliver can consume a lot of mana for temporary bonuses. Megantic is a 6cmc for +3/+3. Coat and Legion are 5cmc that give huge bonuses.

Sliver Queen, although expensive will make your deck go infinite.

Azor's Gateway is a huge card advantage cost to get mana. Intruder Alarm and Manaweft Sliver or Gemhide Sliver can get you mana without the card disadvantage. If there are cards that you always ditch to Azor's Gateway, you can pull them out and replace them with card you don't want to toss. Growing Rites of Itlimoc is a much cheaper way to get that mana.

Crystalline Sliver is similar to Asceticism but is self-protecting. It will only affect Pariah and Sliver Overlord's second ability.

Rout is only 5cmc, but can be an instant for 7cmc. Extinguish All Hope is 6cmc, but you aren't taking advantage of leaving enchantment creatures on the board. That could only help others. Rout is pretty cheap now that it was reprinted in Commander 2017.

Suns_Champion on Hurloon Brothers - Heat and Treat

1 week ago

Hello! Love seeing more Boros players! Props on the near creatureless. build.

Azor's Gateway  Flip should be really useful. The loot effect alone makes it worth it, but if you ever manage to flip it and have an X-spell in hand...

On the topic of lifegain payoffs, Book of Rass is one I'm trying out and I encourage you to as well! Closest thing to Necropotence Boros will ever get.

I think Radiate will be a powerhouse. Target a lightning Helix on the stack to copy it 15 times and get the 9 damage 6 life deal 15 times.

Humble Defector is a great draw and an AMAZING political tool. Start making deals! Bedlam Reveler might be some good draw to when you're all burnt out late-game.

Alone, Generator Servant, Coalition Relic, and Worn Powerstone can all get you a turn 4 F&S.

Hope some of this helps! Look forward to further discussion and testing!

Suns_Champion on The Stock Exchange: An ongoing ...

2 weeks ago

Copied from main forum! :)

Hello again! Still building my Boros EDH deck piece by piece! I'm trying to trade for as much as possible! But I also have some cash to throw at ya if you have a good deal :)

What I want: Commander Staples and Boros stuff! See binder for full want list.

BINDER | Thanks in advance!

Suns_Champion on W: Boros EDH stuff! H: ...

2 weeks ago

Hello again! Still building my Boros EDH deck piece by piece! I'm trying to trade for as much as possible! But I also have some cash to throw at ya if you have a good deal :)

What I want: Commander Staples and Boros stuff! See binder for full want list.

BINDER | Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I do want to emphasize that I am willing to buy cards, so if you're not finding anything in the binder and are willing to sell, hit me up!

multimedia on Firesong and Sunspeaker

2 weeks ago

Hey, when looking at card interactions with Firesong in Dominaria Jaya's Immolating Inferno with Azor's Gateway  Flip and Squee, the Immortal stands out. Inferno also has nice synergy with Neheb, the Eternal's mana making ability.

Sanctum of the Sun is the land that can make tons of red mana to pump into Inferno. The amount of land that you can make is equal to your life total. With Firesong you gain life with red spells and you're most likely playing other white spells that gain you life, your life total will be high. Gateway can be a two drop which can then be a draw and loot engine for a color combo that lacks this.

Squee can be exiled by Gateway and then cast from exile the same turn or before you want to cast Inferno. Since Squee is legendary this lets you cast Inferno without needing Firesong in play. Firesong also lets you cast Inferno, but Squee can hide out in exile and with red mana from Sanctum can be cast first from exile and then Inferno on the same turn.

Wizards has already said that Inferno can only target a single player once not three times which is a bummer, but still as a mana sink with Sanctum you can do a lot of damage to your opponent and if they have creatures or a Planeswalker do damage to those too.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance also seems very good in a deck with Firesong mostly because her +1 can help to ramp them or Neheb into play. Chandra's also very good with damage sweepers Sweltering Suns and Hour of Devastation.


PlattBonnay on Tymna + Kraum (Thopter Sword)

2 weeks ago

Pabs4444 The goal is to grind. It's just a midrange deck. To answer the rest of your questions:

You dont need to ramp into instant speed X spells. Making a couple tokens is fine to stall, and making 5-10 tokens on someone's endstep in the lategame can be enough to close games.

The actual plan to win is flexible. Random stuff my opponents let me borrow with Reanimate and Phantasmal Image, Serra Ascendant, the random 4/4 flying zombie in the command zone, stuff like that. Sometimes people concede to Notion Thief + Time Spiral for life ev. I did get to ultimate Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip once. That was sweet. Haven't gotten to kill anyone with Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip, but the dream is still alive.

Not a cEDH deck, missing far too many cEDH staples for that. Also no combo finish. 75% deck at best.

Reliquary Tower is playable in decks that can afford colourless lands. I don't think that a 4c control list is a deck that can afford a colourless land. The deck is super colour hungry, wanting multiple double and triple coloured costs all over the curve. I'm also not convinced that it's a staple. For most decks, if you have over 7 cards and you can keep the best 7 and still be just fine. Thought Vessel suffers from similar issues.

Land Tax is not a ramp spell.

Consecrated Sphinx is a good call, not sure how I forgot that one.

Rhystic Study is only a reliable source of card advantage against bad players. The groups that I play with know that Rhystic Study is actually just an asymmetrical Sphere of Resistance.

Not sure how you think Painful Truths is the slower card draw spell. The immediacy of the draw makes it...not slow.

Azor, the Lawbringer is probably fine, but I think that it fights with Dragonlord Ojutai for a spot. It could be better. My gut tells me that the dragon is better because you don't need to invest more into it, but I'm not positive. Something to test for sure.

I wish that the activated cost for Sphinx's Tutelage was cheaper. If it was 3 or 4 instead of 6, I'd be all over it, but 6 is just so much mana. And without going infinite in some way, it's so slow.

Azor's Gateway  Flip seems sweet. I hadn't thought about that one. I'll have to pick one up to test with.

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