Cemetery Gate

Cemetery Gate

Creature — Wall

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

Protection from black

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Set Rarity
Homelands (HML) Common

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

Cemetery Gate Discussion

Spell_Slam on Make Pestilence Great in Pauper

2 weeks ago

Pestilence decks are a known archetype in Pauper. They are most notably in Orzhov colours, which help with many aspects of the deck.

As fun as it is to win with Pestilence (one of my favourite cards!), Crypt Rats is a great addition for consistency and because it can be recurred with cards like Unearth and deals its damage in chunks, making it possible to draw the game in some scenarios.

Most pauper decks have pretty small creatures, so deploying a few x/3 is often enough to have your Pestilence survive and establish a pretty good soft-lock. Something like Cuombajj Witches goes a really long way in keeping your enchantment alive and is also excellent removal in this format. Thorn of the Black Rose is incredible on an empty board and also has the prerequisite 3 toughness.

If you want to keep it mono-black, there's also Cemetery Gate and Wall of Tanglecord that have big butts to survive damage and also block for you in the early game.

If you move into White, you have a lot more options. Kor Skyfisher, Aven Riftwatcher, Thraben Inspector, Guardian of the Guildpact, Palace Sentinels... not to mention all the pro-Black cards you gain access to and the versatile removal.

Boza on Orzhov Pauper Deck

4 months ago

Orzhov pestilence and very nice build of it! I would certainly recommend some more creatures that survive pestilence to be added, as you need to those to be able to safely play the enchantment. I would go - 2 inheritance - 1 dimir house guard - 1 echoing decay + 2 Palace Sentinels + 2 Wall of Hope/Cemetery Gate. You can safely ditch the talismans that produce colorless mana as well for more interaction and/or creatures.

LittleBlueHero on

1 year ago

Cyclopean Mummy , Creepy Doll , Cemetery Gate , Black Carriage , Creepy Doll , Carrion Crow , Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Headstone , Night Terrors , Haunted Plate Mail , Grimoire of the Dead , Cellar Door , Witch's Familiar , Dread Reaper , Banshee , Profane Memento , Victim of Night .

I have been building and rebuilding a mono black Halloween deck for a few years. I can never decide on which cards to keep and which to cut, wether or not it needs a secondary theme (discard, zombies, etc.) to be a little competitive or just put in anything that fits best and play it for the lolz.

Kudos for making the attempt!

milse on Control Enrage Pestilence

2 years ago

I was playtesting a bit with you deck and I have to agree with DominusArcanix. The Cemetery Gates don't seem to do much. I get the point, but I almost never needed them. I feel like they'd be better replaced by something that helps you get to your combo cards faster (or makes sure you're getting the mana you need). Or something that slows down your opponent. Maybe more Sun-Crowned Hunters? Maybe more Duress? Maybe something like Hymn to Tourach? I don't know.

DominusArcanix on Control Enrage Pestilence

2 years ago

I am not quite sure I follow the goal of Cemetery Gate. Is it just a speed bump that is Pestilence proof?

Jakropha on 5 Color Soundtrack

2 years ago

Cemetery Gate might be a card you can add to this too!

anonymousperson184 on Blood sucker

2 years ago

I'd recommend using Blood Artist here. Seems to fit the strategy you're going for, and besides Cemetery Gate isn't modern legal, so might as well replace it with that.

Epochalyptik on Are guildgates the only cards ...

3 years ago

A "Gate card" is a card with the land type "Gate."

Note that Golgari Guildgate has "Gate" in its type line. Cemetery Gate does not, and neither does Gate to Phyrexia.

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