Dolmen Gate

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Dolmen Gate

Artifact

Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to attacking creatures you control.

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Dolmen Gate Discussion

ajensen6 on Tajic Legions Edge Immortal Soldier Tribal

4 weeks ago

Sweet deck. I would highly recommend Dolmen Gate for any creature heavy deck that likes to swing.

Skulloelegy on Radhical Dudette [Radha Budget Aggro]

1 month ago

gb

Cheers for the recommendations, you hit the nail on the head that I need something with a bit of extra oomph to get the deck to that next level.

Vigor is one of my big go-to cards in aggro decks, usually -- Here I was more worried I wouldn't be able to use my enrage effects, but I have two in the deck, it's not something to worry about really, and I would probably remove the Silverclad Ferocidons to get Vigor in anyway, the Ranging Raptors would be useful in the early game anyways.

With Combat Celebrant, I just had a thought -- Would you be able to copy it's effect with Flamerush Rider? Since the token it makes comes in attacking and you exert CC as it attacks, or would it narrowly miss the timing?

Hellkite Charger is a creature I'd already been thinking about, but you're right about needing that redundancy.

Also wow, last time I looked Dolmen Gate was close to $12, absolutely an option now.

The land destruction spells you mentioned with Vigor are something to think about too -- Especially as you point out that Radha, Ventmaw and DD can get a butt-ton of mana going with extra combat steps.

gb on Radhical Dudette [Radha Budget Aggro]

1 month ago

You already have most of the budget staples but a simple, game winning combo is a traditional kiki-jiki infinite loop with either conscripts or celebrant to get either infinite combats or 3/3s. As of now the components for this combo are at around 30 dollars total.

Zealous Conscripts, Combat Celebrant, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and a tutor in Tooth and Nail.

If you think Tooth is too expensive, substitute Samut, the Tested.

Any amount of creature tutors you include in your deck will substantially increase the competitiveness. They are usually expensive.

Other effects like Dolmen Gate has gone down in price significantly recently. Hellkite Charger can be Aggravated Assault redundancy.

Effects such as Final Fortune, Glorious End, Last Stand, Warrior's Oath are risky, but budget and can get you across the finish line.

Finally, since radha can generate resources for you in combat, employing land destruction and resource denial can be a solid strategy as well. With a Vigor spells like Wildfire and Destructive Force become advantageous mass pump spells. Boom / Bust or cycling Decree of Annihilation can strip opponents of their only mana sources leaving you with a usually insurmountable advantage.

bitterblossom125 on Edgar Markov EDH

1 month ago

Trying out Throne of the God-Pharaoh instead of Dolmen Gate. It’s a little winmore but it never hurts to speed up my clock. Just because I can attack with everybody doesnt mean I’m doing enough damage. It might backfire if everybody at the table has multiple blockers but that will be rare, plus no card is great in that situation.

bitterblossom125 on Edgar Markov EDH

1 month ago

Stromkirk Condemned and Martyr of Dusk are not going to work out. Stromkirk’s ability is only good when i have a full board and a full hand (which I can’t always do), so its a winmore card. Even when i can use the ability, I won’t use it until the late game, so for most of the game stromkirk is just a 2/2 with a greedy casting cost. I guess the ability has a little value as a threat when attacking but that’s not helpful enough to justify it. Even when i use the ability its not that amazing. Martyr of dusk is a small creature with no evasion, so he usually just dies from being blocked, and while one would think the token would make up for that, i just see it as martyr replacing himself with a worse version of himself which he wouldn’t have even had to do if he had evasion.

I like Reconnaissance and Dolmen Gate because they can push damage through cheaply, but in many situations they are not worth a card. Like what if the opponent doesn’t have that many blockers, or what if you don’t care about blockers because your tokens are pumped up or you’ve got out Purphoros, God of the Forge or something, or what if only one opponent has multiple blockers and you can just kill him last (losing attackers to an opponent’s blocks doesn’t matter if there aren’t any other opponents to kill after that opponent loses). Plus even when i do “need” these cards, all they do is get in a little more chip damage, which in some cases ends up irrelevant and may not even let you win the game a turn earlier.

TL;DR stromkirk condemned and martyr of dusk suck. Reconnaissance and dolmen gate kind of suck too but they’re here to stay until Wizards prints something else I can use.

Kjartan on Specters of the past

1 month ago

Dolmen Gate seems bad in a deck with mostly flyers. It could be a cut.

Liliana Vess also seems like a very "cutable" card.

Vile-Wesker on Thantis Political Slaughterhouse

1 month ago

@Nominae Winds of Qal Sisma is already in there. Nylea, God of the Hunt Is pretty damn good with all the beaters in the deck. 6/6 and being indistructable herself is damn fine for only . Tangle looks pretty damn strong as well. And I'd def replace Winds of Qal Sisma for it just have to hope I can find it somewhere.

Too bad Dolmen Gate is outside of our budget rules. I'd have included it for sure else. But I'm most of all looking for political interaction for this deck. Instead of sitting in my lil corner crafting a win as I do with all my other decks I want this one to be as interactive as possible for the whole table.

Nominae on Thantis Political Slaughterhouse

1 month ago

You won't have to break your bank for a Blightsteel Colossus then, but the other invincible stuff I linked shouldn't be fun breakers.. i thought of another thing to help Thantis : Dolmen Gate or Winds of Qal Sisma to make all of your creatures invicible for a turn, or maybe Tanglesap + Nylea, God of the Hunt

Tangle can leave you an open door to the an opponent face

i've never seen this commander but I'm starting to really like it !

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