Gatekeeper of Malakir


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Uncommon
Zendikar Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Gatekeeper of Malakir

Creature — Vampire Warrior

Kicker B (You may pay an additional B as you cast this spell.)

When Gatekeeper of Malakir enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, target player sacrifices a creature.

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Gatekeeper of Malakir Discussion

DevoidMage on Recommendations for Modern Mono- Black ...

6 days ago

Modern mono-black:

Geralf's Messenger, Vampire Nighthawk, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Phyrexian Obliterator, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Gravecrawler, Bloodghast, removal spells, Thoughtseize. That's basically the deck. Link

Or you could play 8 Rack

Or Death cloud

Budget options for all of these archetypes can be found with a quick google search.

m0x on bw kill

1 week ago

Maybe some removal like Gatekeeper of Malakir that can serve as another win-con while still doing it's job should it die immediately. Liliana's Specter may also fit.

shaistyone on Black Breath

1 week ago

I would reconsider your manabase. Mutavault can be great, but you are so devotion heavy it could really hinder you casting your spells. And Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx definitely enables the big mana, but I don't see where you're making use of that at all. I would either cut them, or include some spells that thrive on big mana (Consume Spirit, Mind Shatter, etc)
Other than that, I'd want more removal. I've had good results with Funeral Charm, as it can do double duty. Gatekeeper of Malakir seems great, especially given the Panharmonicon synergy.

haskamorald on Mardu Warriors - Input needed!

1 week ago

Thanks Darth_Savage !Yeah, i have been unsure about the 5-drops, so I will prolly switch them for two Gatekeeper of Malakir and more removal or combat tricks. I playtested the deck a couple of times and the Zulaport Cutthroat actually gets some serious hits in, maybe not the best card for a good aggro deck, but it certainly makes the deck fun! I wont get rid of Zurgo Helmsmasher though, he is the Mardu wildcard this deck needs for flavor

Darth_Savage on Mardu Warriors - Input needed!

1 week ago

I played with a warrior deck when khans was released, however I splashed for Sunblade Elf and Bramblewood Paragon. Going the best cards I can think of are Brighthearth Banneret and Goblin Wardriver.

In black you might want to consider Gatekeeper of Malakir, Blood-Chin Rager or Mardu Strike Leader. In white Arashin Foremost or Mardu Woe-Reaper.

I'm not sure you want to be running any of the 5 drops you have, since they are all a bit slow and while I'm normally a fan of Zulaport Cutthroat not sure he fits here.

Darth_Savage on Life Leech

2 weeks ago

You should pretty much think of Gatekeeper of Malakir as a removal spell rather than a creature, the body is a bonus. On the subject of removal spells Victim of Night is almost always a better choice than Go for the Throat.

VampireLordofTakenThoughts on Life Leech

2 weeks ago

I changed a few things and just ordered the changes. Now Kalastria Highborn would have to replace Gatekeeper of Malakir idk if i wanna take out a possible 1 mana sacrifice kicker.

lithium142 on the eternal thirst (mono black vamps)

2 weeks ago

this deck is definitely in the right direction. I think a couple Gatekeeper of Malakirs would be a strong addition, and (although this one is a tad more expensive) Captivating Vampire would be exactly what this deck needs to go to the next level.

as a consistency move, you have no reliable way to trigger morbid for Tragic Slip, and it's very important for instant speed removal to be usable in combat, and not just after combat. I'd swap all of those for Victim of Night, or if you cannot, move those Dismembers to the main deck.

There are a lot of other things that would be strong in here, but they are all pretty much $10 and above. save for maybe Inquisition of Kozilek, but it looks a little awkward having 3 inquisitions with no Thoughtseize to back it

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