Celestial Gatekeeper

Celestial Gatekeeper

Creature — Bird Cleric


When Celestial Gatekeeper dies, exile it, then return up to two target Bird and/or Cleric permanent cards from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Legions (LGN) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Celestial Gatekeeper Discussion

Fibonachos on Orah Aristocrats Combo

6 days ago

Thanks for the input! Took your suggestion and streamlined the combos. Mostly just dropped the ones which required more potentially dead pieces/were more expensive $$. Switched Burnt Offering with Culling the Weak. Since dropped Mikaeus dont need the Solemnity. The thought with Celestial Gatekeeper is getting 3 creatures back from the graveyard, including potentially higher cmc clerics such as Resplendent Mentor or Bishop of Rebirth

KuzcosPoison on Orah Aristocrats Combo

1 week ago

Looks like a cool deck, Orah seems like the commander clerics has been looking for for a long time. Combos are interesting, would suggest leaning into a couple of the more concise ones while cutting out any cards that would be dead outside of them like Shuriken. Also your lifegain combos become much more deadly with a Sanguine Bond or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose so would recommend those along with a Blood Artist type effect or two. Celestial Gatekeeper seems like an odd choice, not sure if it's worth. If you want the body then Butcher is very good but I find that Martyr's Bond does a lot of work for aristocrats. Also Burnt Offering is fun ramp but Culling the Weak might be better value since there's not a ton of creatures above 5 mana in there. This is definitely a meta call too but with undying combos and Mikeaus in there, a Solemnity might be worth along with some light lifegain tax like Kambal, Consul of Allocation. Anyway, hope that helps

Magic_mtg_man on Fight Feathers (Unformat Bird Tribal)

1 month ago

Great deck, I am a bird deck lover, and for many years I have been designing a bird deck, but this looks really well done! can I ask you how you solve the problems of total destruction against you? ( Day of Judgment Cleansing Nova Wrath of God. potentially total destruction could be in your favor thanks to Soulcatchers' Aerie but I wouldn't like to be out in the open for a long time. and maybe with all my best creatures in the cemetery.

I would still like to ask you a question, you did not feel comfortable with Seaside Haven?

hkhssweiss on Fiesty Peckers

6 months ago

Yo DanTheBear, have you ever consider using these cards?

Aside from that direct straight upgrades for the rocks will definitely help Kangee out, as he is pretty mana hungry. So the fast acceleration rocks like Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Progress, Azorius Signet, Arcane Signet, and Coalition Relic really helps to bring him out faster with the feather counters. Hope that helps!

theghost33 on Celestial Gatekeeper and other clerics …

2 years ago

If I have 2 clerics and a Celestial Gatekeeper on the board and my opponent Uses a sweeper to send them all to the Graveyard at the same time, can I trigger Celestial Gatekeeper to return the other two creatures to play?

Gadianten on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

3 years ago

While I like Celestial Gatekeeper the part where it exiles itself is pretty inconvenient especially when I am geared to be able to reoccur creatures with Ravos, Soultender, the irony is he would have a place if he was less tribal and could target Angel of Glory's Rise as she is really one of the only targets worth a one shot reanimation effect. If I were running Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as the commander I think I would add it as he makes good sacrificial fodder. Thank you for the suggestions and please keep them coming.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

3 years ago

I understand that.

How about Celestial Gatekeeper then? It's a terribly less powerful reveillark for birds and clerics only...there is no other limitation on what to reanimate though.

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