Gate to the AEther


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Gate to the AEther


At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player reveals the top card of his or her library. If it's an artifact, creature, enchantment, or land card, the player may put it into play.

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Gate to the AEther Discussion

Butterpeat on Sharuum the Hegemon EDH

1 month ago

Correction,not Gate to the AEther, but Planar Bridge. Whoops.

Butterpeat on Sharuum the Hegemon EDH

1 month ago

Cool deck, I like the non-combo build of Sharuum. I tried to do that, but eventually I just gave in and threw a couple combos in there. A few cards I found useful:Sequestered Stash is nice for getting artifacts in the yard and then back to the hand, and it only takes up a land spot. Inventors' Fair similarly can tutor up an artifact, super useful when you have all the mana you need but nowhere to put it.Priest of Yawgmoth can be good if you ever find your graveyard and/or mana pool empty. Mana Vault is solid ram early and gets out of hand with Unwinding clock, Voltaic Key, or Tezzeret the Seeker out.Time Sieve is generally used for combos but is just generally a cool card, so if you find yourself with lots of thopters or something can be nice.Maze of Ith is just nice to hose voltron decks or avoid getting blown out by a Hellkite Tyrant.Gate to the AEther lets you repeatably get all the great permanents in your deck once you get to 8 mana. A tutor and a cheater all in one. Inefficient, sure, but when you're getting Darksteel Forge and Sphinx Sovereign it doesn't feel so bad.

These are just some suggestions based on what I run, but your deck definitely seems to be doing different things so they may or may not actually fit with yours.

Nisoth on Stick your dick in crazy

4 months ago

So, you're relying completely on Warp World, Gate to the AEther, and Knowledge Pool to put Endless Whispers and Conjured Currency onto the battlefield? Have you considered a couple shock lands, just in case you draw them? Or maybe Mindmoil to rid them from your hand?

Gleeock on Anti Azami lady of scrolls

5 months ago

Prowling Serpopard,Choke,Price of Glory,War's Toll,Omen Machine,Gate to the AEther,Conqueror's Flail,Wild Evocation,Hypergenesis... Really anything to up the chaos level has a way of really pooping on responsive decks

Pocketmouse on Looking for unique cards that ...

8 months ago

I want to build a passive commander deck that just toy with the game rules using cards like Confusion in the Ranks, Timesifter, Knowledge Pool, Gate to the AEther, Omen Machine, and Possibility Storm. Creatures would only be there to block, like walls and other creatures with defender- or creatures that change how things are done like Braids, Conjurer Adept. I'm not sure how many cards there are available that are like this, what would you suggest?

Firebones675 on Paradox Braid

9 months ago

Looks like an interesting concept. The biggest problem with braids is that your opponents get to put their big thing in first and then can kill her before you get to. If you want t use her i'd look into cards like Vedalken Orrery such that you get the first trigger. Her ability is pretty strong even without the paradox haze. I feel like you will only need one or 2 triggers from her before the game swings in your favor even without 2 per turn. As such i personally would make a braids deck OR a haze deck as by focusing on one over the other you have more room for other cards. I also think you could benifit from some card selection. Serum Visions can help smooth out your draws and despite being something you can't put in with braids is probably worth it. I'd also consider being blue/green instead of monoblue. It would give you access to Birds of Paradise and/or other ramp to get your enablers down faster or to hard cast your expensive cards if the game goes long and Commune with the Gods to find either haze, braids, or a big creature. Here are a couple thoughts on specific cards:

Akroma's Memorial: it's a powerful effect but it doesn't do much by itself. If you have it in hand over a big creature, you would probably rather have a beater. If you have both, then its a win-more situation but you still already have the advantage on board.

Gate to the AEther: suffers from the same problem as braids. It is less likely for an opponent to have an answer to in in their main deck, but its also more expensive and your deck to cast. throwing in a card like Serum Visions or similar effect could help set this card up

Darksteel Colossus: might try Blightsteel Colossus instead.

Also this is tagged under legacy but i think you probably meant modern. Hope this helps!

Eiti3 on Fun deck idea.

9 months ago

Chaotic Fun Braids, Conjurer Adept, nice.

May I offer a sub-theme? Paradox Haze.

Paradox Haze with all the enchantment copiers (Copy Enchantment, Clever Impersonator, Mycosynth Lattice + Phyrexian Metamorph / Sculpting Steel / Copy Artifact)

I offer this sub-theme purely for how explosive it could potentially be with cards like Braids, Conjurer Adept. If you had all of those Paradox Hazes out, that would be 6 upkeeps per turn. You literally dump your hand, so long as they're all non-enchantment permanents. This kind of deck makes me think Eternal Dominion would be a REALLY good card. Search your deck up to 6 times per turn, dumping out all the enchantments, including cards like Fool's Demise and False Demise. Attaching those buggers onto Braids, Conjurer Adept to keep her out and on the field because you can't cast spells after casting Eternal Dominion.

If you plan to run with this theme, I would suggest a few cards like:

  • Gate to the AEther: Still be chaotic fun when someone doesn't have anything in hand.
  • Strionic Resonator: Can use this useful guy to double either Paradox Haze or Braids, Conjurer Adept.
  • Followed Footsteps: Up to 6 (7 w/ Strionic Resonator) token buddies!
  • Lifeline: Another way to keep Braids, Conjurer Adept and other various creatures alive. Would recommend an exile card or two in the case of threats.
  • Call to the Kindred: If you want to go for a Human/Wizard theme (pretty strong imo, especially with cards like Azami, Lady of Scrolls).
  • Chronozoa: Laugh like a madman when you play this guy.
  • Ghirapur Orrery: In the case you lose your hand, DRAW 3!... all before Braids, Conjurer Adept's triggered ability.
  • Mind Unbound: One card, two card, four card, sixteen. 32 oh wait, I just drew my deck and lost the game... Best run that Laboratory Maniac + Leyline of Anticipation / Vedalken Orrery
  • Sun Droplet/Venser's Journal: Great ways to stay alive vs aggro decks.
  • Tamiyo's Journal: Draw or tutor. Up to you.
  • Tetravus: Laugh and then cry at all the math you have to do...
  • Thassa, God of the Sea; Scyring is pretty good.
  • Timesifter: Magicalhacker suggested this, but I think it could be hilarious with a high CMC deck this may end up becoming, in duplicity with the multiple upkeeps. However, it is a little less fun because people often get upset about losing a wincon or two.
  • Well of Ideas: Not an upkeep card, but decent in it's own right.
  • Curse of Echoes: Not an upkeep card, but I noticed you left it out in your opening post, so I thought I might mention it in the slight chance you didn't know about it!
  • Let me know what you think, and if you end up liking my idea, tag me when you make the deck!

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