Gatekeeper of Malakir


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

ricvieira21 on Competitive Mono-Black Vampires

3 days ago

Bababad The original deck I started upgrading had 2xCaptivating Vampire and it was one of the most important cards in the deck because of his control ability but it doesn't perform that well in this deck because it's too hard to use the control ability so I might take it out for more Gatekeeper of Malakir or some other things. Thx for the suggestions

Bababad on Competitive Mono-Black Vampires

4 days ago

Does Captivating Vampire do consistent work for you? Been awhile since I took my mono black vampies to game night, but I know I couldn't get 5 bodies on the field super consistently back then.

Rounding out Gatekeeper of Malakir, Vampire Nighthawk, or throwing in a Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or two seems tempting over them.

Vman on Puck out! (Flicker deck)

1 week ago

(played all games without sideboarding either decks)

Liliana's Rogue

Modern Vman


Game 1: got to keep removing Birds of Paradise constantly with hand disruption-removal and sac effect from Gatekeeper of Malakir and it was a stomp after that (THIS IS A PROBLEM)

Game 2: flickered Blade Splicer twice and got my hand controlled by Thought-Knot Seer drawing a land after. that card is alot better than i initially expected.

drew my Phyrexian Obliterator in response though and dragged the game out a bit. im not sure if my friend wouldve played the same way as you wouldve but he made the right call letting me sac your stuff to rid obliterator and let Eternal Witness save the day. my deck lost.

Game 3: an early Sagu Mauler was beating me down and i couldnt use my Gatekeeper of Malakir to get it sac'd because of the freaking birds, myLiliana, Heretical Healer  Flipwith a lashwrithe traded blows to keep me alive though untill i got to turn it into the planeswalker side and win via revive Sidisi, Undead Vizier to get a second Phyrexian Obliterator (the first one got exiled) Akroma, Angel of Fury WAS on the field to trade with obliterator but i had a lucky Dismember to make her a 1/1 for trample win VERY CLOSE GAME that went quite a bunch of turns.

Game 4: Was a weird game where i had mostly Fatal Push gatekeeper and a lonely Bitterblossom to build up tokens. kept killing ramp and slowly poked you to death.

game 5:Thought-Knot Seer comes out super early and gets flashed back by Restoration Angel asap. my hand gets crippled and i proceed to lose the game with nothing but my cant block for shit Bloodghasts out to watch.

The deck is actually pretty good,with a little luck in the opening hand it rolls really strong. but the thing i noticed is that it does get disrupted quite easily. Akroma, Angel of Fury doesnt seem like the strongest card for its value maybe? sure it hits like a truck and has semi protection but white and blue arent the scariest colors when it comes to killing beaters. it does dodge Dismember tho so thats something.

Wall of Omens im iffy about. sure when flickered you get to draw even more but its only a 0/4 though. is it really worth the slot?

iv been playing with Westvale Abbey  Flip in my deck, its not the strongest card nor do you flip it very often (rarely actually) but it does provide an additional win con lategame when you can afford to sac the Birds of Paradise and whatnot.

you removed Stonehorn Dignitary which i can see why, but it does somewhat improve the aggro matchup in my opinion, maybe secret sideboard tech?

anyway, thats all i have man. thanks for sharing your decklist on my post its a great deck and hella fun to play. best of luck

FierceTierce on Vampire Devotion

2 weeks ago

Fatal Push is a really great suggestion. I actually have 2 physical copies that I could build with, but I tend to try to force fetches in with it, and I'm trying to stay under $100. For that reason, I used Gatekeeper of Malakir as a 4 of, because he's efficient removal as well as BB mana symbols AND a vampire subtype. A less budget version would certainly remove Duress for Push, and I would probably find a couple other things to remove for it as well.

Thank you for the suggestion and the upvote! :)

xyr0s on Mono Black Vampires

2 weeks ago

Nope. No opponent ever lost to emphasized text. :D

But it's a tribal deck, and as such I don't really believe in anything costing more than 4 (have a look at other tribals... they mostly cheat their tings into play (eldrazi with tron and Eldrazi Temple, merfolk and slivers with Aether Vial, and elves by elf'ing really hard). In this deck you have a perfectly fair curve - 3 cmc follows 2 cmc, follows 1 cmc, and no real synergy for the first many rounds, and minimal disruption. Gatekeeper of Malakir could also be useful in that regard.

Malakir Bloodwitch is not gary. A lot less, actually. Gary can drain for quite a lot with just a few creatures in play (like one Geralf's Messenger - drain for 5). Bloodwitch has a better body, with wings and all. But at 5 mana, it has to end the game on the spot, not just suck a couple of life.

OP, try goldfishing with your deck, but assume that before your first turn, you are Thoughtseized, that in your second turn you are Ghost Quartered (doesn't affect this deck much) and in your third turn, one of your creatures are Lightning Bolted at the worst possible time. Then see how much it slows you down. Perhaps no deck would do all these three things, or do them in that order, but it gives a pretty good hint about how good your winning plan is.

GorramScoundrel on No One Parties Like Vampires

2 weeks ago

Captivating Vampire's stealing creatures is neat, it's not my go-to thing, but what I win with him with is giving that +1/+1. He's fodder, and Olivia Voldaren is fodder, because I've noticed how people react to the idea of me stealing their creatures, or other opponents creatures. They'll save their removals, and let me keep pumping up Vampire Nighthawk. This deck stirs up the water so I can catch a big fish, like Necropolis Regent, but in one on one games, I agree Gatekeeper of Malakir is gonna do a lot more for me than his three drop counterpart. Thanks!

Vaan on B/W Warrior

3 weeks ago

Anguished Unmaking and Path to Exile are your best options for removal, also consider running a single Immortal Servitude for those long games.

I would cut the two Chief of the Scale to max out on Chief of the Edge and Blood-Chin Rager.

This seems like the perfect deck for Vampire Lacerator, with some upgrades to you manabase Gatekeeper of Malakir becomes a nice option, Blood-Chin Fanatic can Fling your warriors at your opponents face for added reach while gaining you some health.

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