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|Eldritch Moon||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
5 days ago
First Standard Tournament Results
Round one: W/U control. (Not monument)Game one - Found the combo relatively quick and won. Was concerned about about my Cunning Survivor getting tapped by his Fan Bearer but luckily he was tapped out when New Perspectives entered the battlefield.Game two - Sided in Countervailing Winds for Haze of Pollen. Pulled of the combo again and won.(2-0)
Round two: B/W Zombies.Game one - Got run over fast. Without either combo piece and missed land drops meant the combo flopped.Game two - No sideboard. Had a faster hand but the zombies were too fast. Managed to pull a Haze of Pollen during one attack saving 6 life but a In Oketra's Name from the opponent the next turn killed me.(0-2)
Round three: R/B/U/W/G Planeswalkers.Game one - Seemed pretty even but ended in a lose. The game started slow for both despite the turn three As Fortold by the opponent. I waited a couple of turns before playing New Perspectives while Cunning Survivor was out so that i could afford a Censor.I did pull of the combo but Cunning Survivor only became a 15/3 after i got stuck with three New Perspectives, three Cunning Survivors and four basic lands in hand.Game two = Sided in Shadowstorm Vizier for Haze of Pollen. The second game was not as slow after my opponent used Deploy the Gatewatch and got a Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and a Nissa, Voice of Zendikar out. I played Shefet Monitor to try and kill them but it kept getting blocked by plants. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. game ended when he hit me for seven with Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh -4 ability and played another copy of Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and hit for another seven. (yes he did sac the old one.)(0-2)
So the deck went 1-2 overall. I didn't expect much from it but wanted to see what the consistency of the combo was.
I found that i need Supreme Will to protect or dig for New Perspectives. Some removal would be great but there is none with cycling, unfortunately. Control seems to be my LGS's metta at the moment with almost half of the decks being R/B/U bolas control. For this reason i'm considering putting Haze of Pollen in the sideboard since it only stops some aggro decks. Also wondering if Canyon Slough and Sheltered Thicket would be worth adding to splash for Sweltering Suns. it would be risky and would remove Beneath the Sands from the deck but would increase the number of cycling cards.
4 weeks ago
You probably have enough permanents that Ajani Unyielding would be good. Liliana Vess might be a good option. She can set up the top of your library to guarantee a perfect hit from Deploy the Gatewatch.
4 weeks ago
This deck sure has a long history to it. Iv been playing this deck since October, 2016 and it's super awesome looking back at the slow burn evolution of this deck. It's been refined and refined so much, tho not much recently. The deck started as a leftover of GW tokens from PT Shadows, picked up red (Nahiri, the Harbinger, Arlinn Kord Flip, Chandra, Flamecaller) and became Naya Walkers during Eldritch Moon. When Kaladesh was released, I picked up black mana and Deploy the Gatewatch and created this deck entry on TO. Iv been to ~4 local PPTQs with this deck, did really well too with two top 4s. I haven't made many updates recently, but it still trounces FNM going 4-0 or 3-1 almost every week (20+ ppl).
Its gonna be sad when this deck cycles out of standard tho, but at least its gonna go out on a high note! Move over Sorin, here comes Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh! I dont know if Nicol fits in the deck or not, but it's gonna be awesome when he shows up in the Deploy the Gatewatch pile! xD
1 month ago
If you are considering walkers Chandra, Flamecaller can wipe a weenie deck out the turn she comes down and is almost a prefect fit for the deck. Nissa, Vital Force is able to animate your non manlands and might be worth a look. Both jace and arlinn are ok but not great and saheeli may also prove valuable purely for her +1, but again kind of meh for your deck. Kiora, Master of the Depths on the other hand is pretty bonkers if you animate a land and untap it and a non animated one. Her ultimate will end games also, 3 8/8 creatures yes please. Honestly almost amy walker would be useful since they provide value every turn they are on the table. If you have not seen it yet the new nicol bolas is pretty ridiculous and would be worth planning on building around. I myself am planning on running a super friends deck that is all five colors and using Deploy the Gatewatch to drop out nicol bolas and hopefully Tamiyo, Field Researcher since in tandem I imagine they will be a pain to deal with.