Boros Guildgate

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Common
Commander 2015 Common
Commander 2013 Common
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters Common
Dragon's Maze Common
Gatecrash Common

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Boros Guildgate

Land — Gate

Boros Guildgate enters the battlefield tapped.

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Boros Guildgate Discussion

greatdevourer on All Hands on Deck

4 days ago

Let me start by saying that I think you have a great theme and you've done a great job of sticking to your theme elements.After going over your list, here's the recommendations that I think might help you.

Cards to take out (to get down to 100):
Golem Foundry is just a weak card. It is kinda nice getting a golem token for casting 3 artifacts, but I've never been happy playing that card. It always ends up feeling like a waste of board space.
Metalwork Colossus is really nice, but with all of the vehicles and other creatures, it seems kinda mana intensive and you're not really working on a sacrificing artifact theme.
Blinkmoth Urn is symetrical, meaning it helps you opponents as much as it helps you. Yes, you may have more artifacts than them, but do you really want to give your opponents free mana? And they get that free mana before you do.
Darksteel Juggernaut is a great card in a draft, or in another deck where you're primarily focused on attacking each turn. But the requirement of attacking each turn makes this card feel like it doesn't fit.
Sram's Expertise is cute, and I understand why it is in the deck but a few 1/1 tokens seems kinda weak for this deck.
Chief of the Foundry helps out the vehicles, but not the dwarves.

Those initial cuts gets you down to the 100 cards for Commander. Now to make the deck a bit stonger.
These changes might help make your deck more resilient againt various opponents. Obviously, you'll need to temper these recommendations with your collection, budget, and local metagame.

I'll start with lands. Nine (9) out, Nine (9) in.
Take out:
Spinerock Knoll, Better in a combo deck.
Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, Not enough legends
Wind-Scarred Crag, Boros Guildgate, and Stone Quarry come into play tapped. You have too many lands that come into play tapped and it slows you down.
Drifting Meadow, Forgotten Cave, Secluded Steppe, Smoldering Crater, the cycle lands are nice in a deck with lots of graveyard recursion or when you're focused on cycling cards. But you're deck isn't set up for those things and these are just more lands that enter the battlefield tapped and slow you down.
Kabira Crossroads for it. The 2 life usually isn't enough in Commander games to make a big different.

Put in:
4 Plains
2 Mountain
Sejiri Steppe is something to consider. And the Boros Garrison makes it better.
Move the Rugged Prairie and Sacred Foundry to the mainboard from your maybe board.
Don't ignore the plain old basic lands. Even if you just use a couple of each. You never know when an opponet will play a "Every seach for a basic land" card and you're left out of the party.

I would also consider Holdout Settlement and Springleaf Drum to help take advantage of Depala, Pilot Exemplar's ability to load your hand with creatures and vehicles. Remember that you can tap a creature with summoning sickness to activate the Settlement or the Drum since you aren't activating the creature's ability.
Lightning Greaves is a tough card to consider. Yes, it is a great card. But does it really help that much? You aren't themed around equipment. I would drop in in favor of something that helps more often.

One-shot effects like Built to Last and Built to Smash are not really good in a multiplayer game.

I hope these suggestions help give you some ideas. Let me know what you think. Feel free to look over my decks and let me know what you think of the suggestions.

rcassell548 on Narset, Enlightened Master Deck

2 weeks ago

I would get rid of Boros Guildgate... any other dual land is better.

Waffleoflegned on It That Is Infinite The Third

1 month ago

maybe switch out Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse for Wind-Scarred Crag and Boros Guildgate. they get rid of the hassle of searching your deck, can be tapped for both colors, and one of them lets you gain a life when it enters. All around better for a 2-color deck.

acbooster on I Equip, You Lose

1 month ago

One thing you should definitely do is replace Ancient Amphitheater unless you plan on putting in giants like Stonehewer Giant. Otherwise it's no better than Boros Guildgate. You could easily replace it with some basics, I think you have enough lands that produce both to replace both it and Scabland.

toastySmorc on Aurelia EDH

1 month ago

Ok here are some recommendations to replace some cards you have.Mana Confluence for Transguild PromenadeArid Mesa for Boros GuildgateChandra, Flamecaller for Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Flamecaller is one of the better Chandras and the cycle she provides is invaluable sometimes. Add one or two Elspeths. She can make tokens and that's good...right?

Shineblossom on The Barber

1 month ago

You might consider Temple of Triumph better than Boros Guildgate and / or Wind-Scarred Crag

hoardofnotions on Munda's Allied Forces

2 months ago

you have 2 myriad landscapes

cut Rupture Spire for any tap land like Boros Guildgate

possible cuts

Lightning Bolt, Honor of the Pure, Lightning Helix, Mizzium Mortars, Boros Cluestone, Crown of Doom, Inspired Charge

possible adds

allies

Allied Reinforcements, Angelic Captain, Join the Ranks, Oath of Gideon

other cards

Tithe, Gift of Estates, Boros Signet, Worn Powerstone, Mind Stone mana rocks that hit the field before your commander. It seems like once your deck is going you'll never draw another non-ally again. so get your ramp on before your commander comes down

Scroll Rack and Land Tax while out of budget are the best card draw have to offer, imo

Conjurer's Closet, Eerie Interlude, Eldrazi Displacer, Ghost Way, Legion's Initiative, Mimic Vat retrigger your allies effects!

Sunforger goodness

Enlightened Tutor, wear//tear, Deflecting Palm, Mistveil Plains,

Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies and Eldrazi Monument are the pump spells i think you want

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