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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
16 hours ago
Skull Collector might be a card to back up the Curio; allowing you to again get more ETB effects; but it does have the problem that if all other creatures get killed, he'll have to bounce himself. He gets bonus points because regeneration lets him survive many Modern removal spells.
1 day ago
I would not run more than 2 Cruel Reality, it is super expensive to cast so you really don't want to see it early in the game and you have a way to fetch and cheat it into play with Bitterheart Witch.
Your deck is extremely slow, you're running way too many mana intensive cards. Modern is a very fast format with games often ending by turn 4, so i would recommend lowering your mana curve. Noxious Gearhulk is too expensive for what it does, Shriekmaw CMC is way to high for a 3/2 creature and it'ss ETB effect is subpar for the evoke cost, Barter in Blood is just not a good card and Bearer of Silence can't block and you need to be defensive on the early game to survive until you can cast your curses and Bitterheart Witches.
In order to survive the early game you need cheap removal, Victim of Night, Doom Blade, Disfigure, Dismember, Bone Splinters, Grasp of Darkness and Hero's Downfall are good options, more cheap hand disruption can also help you get to the late game, Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize are the best at this.
So keep the witches and the curses, cut the expensive creatures for removal and cheaper creatures and you will have a much better deck.
3 days ago
I've run vampires before but they are a tricky tribe since they do have some support but not as much as other tribes. The biggest problems I've found are that the best vampires are expensive (mana and money wise) and the game is a bit grindier. So you have to be ready to play the long game but their life-gain abilities help keep you in the game.
Budget pending, I would recommend cutting out some of your weaker non-vampire creatures for the following:
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Gatekeeper of Malakir
Pawn of Ulamog
The thing to keep in mind with vampires is most tribal decks that use Olivia will be mostly Black with a bit of Red. So you need to accelerate your Black mana production more. You've got some solid mana rocks but here are a few additional ideas:
Increasing your card draw is my final recommendation. Black offers tons of ways to draw cards but I recommend Phyrexian Arena the most.
I hope this helps! Best of luck!
1 week ago
Thanks a lot for the feedback!Fatal Push is so expensive, I think I prefer the mana cost of Ultimate Price... Hum... Yeah, Feast of Blood would be better if it was an instant... I'll try it and see how it goes. I added another unit of Bloodghast and Gifted Aetherborn. I removed Butcher of Malakir and Sorin Markov, but it pains me to remove any Gatekeeper of Malakir, I just like him so much! xD
1 week ago
Here are some tips that won't add much to the cost.
Creatures: Gifted Aetherborn and Bloodghast are probably your best 2-drops, so go up to maybe 4 each and drop all the rest. Gatekeeper of Malakir is more of a 3-drop, so you can keep a couple of those in I think (though 4 is a lot). Butcher of Malakir isn't worth 7 mana outside of Commander, even if you can get that high to cast him.
Spells: Sorin Markov is on-theme, but unfortunately he's just not very good. In Modern right now, Doom Blade and Go for the Throat are risky removal spells because they miss key creatures like Delve guys, Death's Shadow, and Affinity. Go for the Throat is the more playable of the two, but you definitely want some number of Fatal Push, maybe all four. Feast of Blood isn't good enough, except in the Burn matchup where it would often be good.
Lands: You have six colorless lands and a lot of BB and BBB in your mana costs. i'd either cut Nykthos entirely, or play 2 or 3 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to smooth out your black mana.
1 week ago
Im going to work off a few assumptions with this comment. As themanofhat has suggested, if you own Bloodghast and Phyrexian Obliterator, then you have got the most expensive parts of mono black devotion, which is a creature based (like your preference) devotion deck.
While not being one of the "top" decks, it can easily beat FNM level opponents and has some of the strongest cards in modern, so it sounds like this would definitely fit your needs.
Mono black devotion works off the black mana symbols in the cards cost and plans on getting as many on the field as possible and then dropping a Gray Merchant of Asphodel to do a mega drain on your opponent. Although the deck has Phyrexian Obliterator and Liliana of the Veil and/or Liliana, the Last Hope which can all win the game on there own if you need them to. The biggest problem the deck and black have is enchantment and artifacts that black can never deal with, so you usually start with early game hand disruption in the form of Thoughtseize and/or Inquisition of Kozilek so you can get those problematic cards out your opponents hand and allow you a clear path to victory.
Fill the rest of your deck with removal such as: Dismember, Fatal Push, Disfigure, Go for the Throat, Victim of Night, Dead Weight, Grasp of Darkness, Bile Blight which will give you enough control to get you into the 3, 4 and 5 drops which is the deck really shines.
xyr0s on MONO BLACK
2 weeks ago
First: Land-count. Somewhat on the low end. You need more like 24 lands.
third: Brain Maggot is on the low end of power. It has toughness 1 in modern, so it's probably going to die as soon as your opponent wants his card back. You could add more exile effects and Wasteland Strangler to make something out of exiling, rather than discarding cards, or you could find a nice discard effect instead.
fourth: Devour Flesh and Hero's Downfall are probably not the cards you want. Fatal Push and Geth's Verdict are better, if only because they are cheaper. You could also use Gatekeeper of Malakir, if you want a bit more devotion.
2 weeks ago
You need removal in a deck to stay competitive, Gatekeeper of Malakir keeps with the kind of suicide black plan you got going, other than that Victim of Night and Fatal Push are solid removal. If your plan is to resolve an Army of the Damned that means you want ramp, Liliana of the Dark Realms and Crypt Ghast accomplish this well in mono-black, so does Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Cabal Coffers. The other thing you want is card draw Dark Confidant is the best option though Asylum Visitor works well on a budget.