Demon of Death's Gate


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set (M11) Mythic Rare

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Demon of Death's Gate

Creature — Demon

You may pay 6 life and sacrifice three black creatures rather than pay Demon of Death's Gate's mana cost.

Flying, trample

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Demon of Death's Gate Discussion

SynergyBuild on Athreos, and His Apostles

5 days ago

My main concern of the deck is the "competitive" tag. That tag would imply this deck is a fully optimized, competitive list, able to see play against the best decks of the format, and still have a decent winrate.

This list, from what I see, is not able to accomplish this.

I honestly do not know what this deck is trying to do, as there was not a primer for it, nor an explanation, but I will look and see, If I am wrong in my analysis, please correct me, and I will apologize promptly if I am mistaken entirely.

It looks like a Shadowborn Apostle deck, that is using the apostles to cheat out few choice demons, of which there are 7 total, out of them Demon of Death's Gate and Ravenous Demon  Flip are simply large beatsticks, and so are basically useless for a cEDH deck, Indulgent Tormentor is the same unless you team with an opponent, and Rune-Scarred Demon is a Demonic Tutor on a stick. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled is a big hate-on search, but the 10 life and sacrifice a creature should barely hurt a player unless they are paradox combo with Captain Sisay or Arcum Dagsson, and so they use a Swords to Plowshares on it or Pongify and then combo off. Harvester of Souls is decent card draw, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded is actual tutoring.

What can you tutor for or draw to win? Not much I am afraid you only have 6 removal spells, and they aren't very good for these colors, no Dismember or anything else really.

Without Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Mana Vault, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Lotus Petal, or Chrome Mox type effects, you can't legitimately expect to pull a win with this deck at a competitve table, and your card draw is just horrendous.

At least I would suggest you do the courtesy of running your good tutors, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor (some decks don't need Grim Tutor), along with Necropotence for draw and Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace for the draw your deck.

May I ask about you landbase?

Commonly, for a competitive deck, the usually 2-color landbase looks like:

Ancient Tomb and Gemstone Caverns (the extra ramp lands)

Scrubland and Godless Shrine (the fetchable duals in your colors)

Windswept Heath, Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta, Flooded Strand, Verdant Catacombs, Arid Mesa, and Marsh Flats (the 7 fetchlands in your colors.)

City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Caves of Koilos, Fetid Heath, Concealed Courtyard, Command Tower, Forbidden Orchard, Exotic Orchard, Reflecting Pool, Gemstone Caverns, and Tarnished Citadel (the 11 unfetchable duals in your colors)

Cavern of Souls and Phyrexian Tower (the useful utility lands of your deck)

1xPlains and 6xSwamp

This 31 card landbase is fully tuned and optimized for a competitive deck, why does yours not run the rest of the good fetches, and all of the good duals?

To be entirely honest, I don't think this is a bad deck, and don't want to offend you or your deck-building skills, but I would hope you drop the "competitive" tag or change the deck a lot, it is mis-leading as it is.

If you want any deck-building advice on how to make this deck competitive, I suggest heading on over to Why Every Commander is Competitive and learning from that resource I set up for new players to cEDH.

Kebbabbed_By_Narwhal on ShadowBornApostles=Demons

1 week ago

I I run 18 apostles in mine but I also run 4 Crypt Ghast, 4 Thrumming Stone , 4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, 4 Dark Ritual, and 4 Demon of Death's Gate that way you can cycle through the whole deck and running more deaths gates because then you can get a turn 1 9/9 flying trample with Dark Ritual with thrumming stone assuming you don't get super unlucky and not get an apostle when drawing with Thrumming Stone

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Demons From Deaths Gate

1 month ago

I totally understand why you don't play Demon of Death's Gate in here. That name, though...

Also, how about Archfiend of Despair? That additional lifeless is just sick.

cubemaster123 on Athreos' Shadowborn Apostles

1 month ago

I think Demon of Death's Gate is underwhelming you would be better off with Razaketh, the Foulblooded.

Shliken on Dungeons & Dragons(and Demons and Angels)

4 months ago

I've honestly never seen Kaalia of the Vast before, but damn is it a fine card! I think what you shoudl focus on is abusing the heck out of her ability to cheat HUGE creatures onto the battlefield, turn four if all goes well. Whichever you pick depends on your play style, but some cards I think would be particularly nice to cheat onto the battlefield with her are: Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Visara the Dreadful, Demon of Death's Gate, Razaketh, the Foulblooded and *Rune-Scarred Demon*. Oh, I'm very excited about this card now! But yeah invest some time in checking out all the ridiculous creatures you can put on the field with that bad boy!

appsles on Not of This World

4 months ago

Also, if you want to play this outside modern, Dark Ritual is a must. Turn 1 Demon of Death's Gate? Yes please.

appsles on Not of This World

4 months ago

I like it!

Also an alternative 1 drop: Diregraf Ghoul (basically a Vampire Lacerator without lifeloss, except it cannot block the turn after you play it)

And I would include Gatekeeper of Malakir. 3 Mana to have a creature and a removal? He can even be sacced to get Demon of Death's Gate so I really don't see why not include him.

Finally, perhaps work a sideboard, as Grasp of Darkness can be replaced by Victim of Night and/or Go for the Throat. Each one has its own very obvious pros/cons, very dependent on the enemy deck.

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