Deploy the Gatewatch


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Deploy the Gatewatch


Look at the top seven cards of your library. Put up to two planeswalker cards from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your deck in any order.

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Deploy the Gatewatch Discussion

TylerChester92 on Atraxa's Good Ol Kiki

1 week ago

For budget color fixing you could run the fetch lands from Mirage: Flood Plain, Bad River, & Grasslands. They come out tapped, but that also makes them affordable. You could also run the Bant Panorama since are your most common colors, but I wouldn't run the other panorama fetch lands. Also, you can add more cards that have Basic Landcycling. You already have Ash Barrens, but you could also run something like Sylvan Reclamation, which could be used for either landcycling or it's normal effect. Wayfarer's Bauble has a similar effect to basic landcycling except it really does ramp you, and Expedition Map can be used to tutor Seaside Citadel. Kodama's Reach would help significantly. Then there are also the staple Burnished Hart and Solemn Simulacrum that can also chump-block on behalf of your planeswalkers. You could also do with 1 less land, 38 is probably good for your Mana curve. When removing lands, first go for lands that don't produce mana on their own like Darkwater Catacombs, and then lands that cost mana to play as if they were a spell, like Rupture Spire, and then start removing ones that come out tapped no matter what you do like Meandering River versus Glacial Fortress. Opal Palace would be a great way to play your commander and imediately have a counter on her.

Also consider Thalia's Lancers since they can now tutor any planeswalker now that all planeswalkers are legendary. As well as Call the Gatewatch, Deploy the Gatewatch, Djeru, With Eyes Open, & Arena Rector.

The same rule change that made planeswalkers legendary also makes Urza's Ruinous Blast & Primevals' Glorious Rebirth super useful for your deck.

Like Contagion Engine, you can also run Contagion Clasp which is like the low-caorie alternative, and Steady Progress.

Consider running Gideon, Ally of Zendikar to protect your planeswalkers like Elspeth, Sun's Champion anf Elspeth, Knight-Errant do.

Enral on Atraxa's Friends Are Super!!

2 weeks ago

I've tested deploy the gatewatch before and it is often lackluster tbh. I would do the following changes:

Not a big fan of c.engine as it's 6cmc and sucks a lot of your resources to make it work. I would rather run another ramp over it. Hope that helps!

solrachet on Atraxa's Friends Are Super!!

2 weeks ago

Enral: Those are some wonderful additions. I've given some thought to Legendary Sorceries, but I've been a bit skittish to play with them. Still, in commander, they're much easier to cast, and the ones you've listen are actually very much worth casting. If you have any more legendary sorceries that would slot in nicely, I would be open to hearing them!

I've been thinking about cutting Deploy the Gatewatch... Any arguments against this? Also, would you have any recommendations for what else I could unslot?

Sorry for blindsiding you with solicitations for more advice, eheheh...

boomtownboss on B/W Liliana Zombies

1 month ago

Thanks for taking the time to help me out. I was under the impression I could have liliana, death's majesty and Liliana, the Last Hope on the board at the same time. Knowing what you just told me I feel torn between the two. I think I'll reduce to 2 of each for now. It looks like Deploy the Gatewatch is useless in this deck and I can squeeze in those removals you recommended. Thanks again, and I'd really appreciate it if you pointed out some better lands to me.

Tarinith on All color Justice League (EDH)

2 months ago

thanks for all the suggestions guys! its been a while since ive played but i have recently been trying to get back into it, updated deck to better help its consistency and adding Deploy the Gatewatch has helped alot. thanks WillySmasher for that and thanks pizzagod13 for Silent Arbiter. im realizing that Doubling Season is a card this deck really needs for burst turns, but any ideas for cards that return cards to my hand or deck would be amazing. cheers!

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Planeswalker Control

3 months ago

I think Deploy the Gatewatch , Call the Gatewatch and everybody's oaths would be well worth it here.

The other fun one is Honor-Worn Shaku the new legendary rules let you tap your planeswalkers for mana.

Hotspeed10 on Justice League - Witch-Maw EDH

4 months ago

I would personally put Teferi, Temporal Archmage for his neg 10 becuase of how useful it is for planswalkers abilities to be instants. I would aslo considier The Chain Veil so you can get planswalker rolling along faster. You might could aslo useOath of Nissa Oath of Gideon Oath of Jace Oath of Liliana and Oath of Ajani. I know you have a few sideboarded but they are quit usefull. You could also use Djeru, With Eyes Open to get a planswalker you need and keep them alive. Two more fetch planswalker spells areCall the Gatewatch and Deploy the Gatewatch. You can also use Contagion Engine Fuel for the Cause and Tezzeret's Gambit for extra proliferate. A good side board spell is Supreme Verdict. Sorry for the long comment hope this helps.

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4 months ago

A couple more inquiries about your thoughts on certain cards: Tezzeret's Gambit , Deploy the Gatewatch , Rhystic Study / Mystic Remora , Mirari's Wake and other mana doublers?

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