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

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Vampires

1 week ago

Dark Ritual isn't modern legal; you'll either need to replace it with something else, or change your deck label.

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet is too expensive for modern unless you're using ramp, and Dark Ritual is about to get the axe.

Diabolic Revelation and Diabolic Tutor need to be replaced with removal; unless you're running a specific combo, paying four mana to set up a turn is too much disadvantage.

Overpowered Vampires to consider:

Gatekeeper of Malakir is a removal package on a Vampire body, and costs too little for his ability. Playset needed.

Since you can't rely on Dark Ritual to explode your creatures into play anymore, you're going to need to think about your curve more. Vampire Cutthroat, Viscera Seer, and Pulse Tracker are all very powerful 1-drop Vampires. I would run 4 Trackers, 4-2 Cutthroats, and 2 Seers.

Captivating Vampire needs to be included as a 4-of. I hate that card so much.

In the upcoming set Aether Revolt, there are two Vampires that should catch your attention; Gifted Aetherborn and Yahenni, Undying Partisan.

For your removal suite, probably a mix of Go for the Throat and Doom Blade; maybe split 3-1, or 4 Go for the Throats and sideboard Doom Blade.

Since you're not running any fetchlands, or cards that care about having a Plains or Swamp, you'll either want to swap Godless Shrines for Isolated Chapels if you want to play more aggressively, or Concealed Courtyards if you're playing midrange.

You can probably survive on twenty lands to maximize topdeck value.

hardhitta71194 on Bunch of Dumb Vampires

1 week ago

For 1 drops I run Stromkirk Noble and Quag Vampires. The latter are really effect against black and can also be kicked for extra power later in the game. I want to get some Gatekeeper of Malakir as well.

Oh and is there any reason you are only running 1 Terminate? It's a great kill spell.

Jarzr on Geralf's Domain

1 week ago

Retribution of the Ancients only works with Geralf's Messenger in this deck, and that isn't enough of a combo to warrant its inclusion. It might work if you added more undying cards, but not as is. Try Fatal Push over Dead Weight, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to suck away your opponent's life. Bloodthrone Vampire doesn't combo with Retribution. Darksteel Plate just isn't a fantastic card- you can try Gatekeeper of Malakir in its place. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a fantastic card in devotion decks, and would let you run some more expensive creatures.

Skulloelegy on Aether Revolt Spoilers!

2 weeks ago

So with the new aetherborn nothawk, Gatekeeper of Malakir and Geralf's Messenger -- I'm kind of anxious to futz around with Mono-B devotion again.

Screaming-Fish on Darkside

2 weeks ago

I would take out the Evolving Wilds, and try to get up around 23 swamps!

I would also try Doom Blade or Go for the Throat, rather than Feast of Blood, because they are instants and a little more reliable after a board clear or something. Pharika's Curse is not a really good card, and those two spots are better used for a kill spell or Bile Blight.

I would remove entirely either, Indulgent Aristocrat or Vampire Cutthroat, Blade of the Bloodchief, and maybe remove one of Gatekeeper of Malakir.

Cards you may consider adding: Temporal Extortion, Vampire Nocturnus, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, and maybe Erebos, God of the Dead

Overall I loved your deck idea! Hope I helped!

hardhitta71194 on From Dusk Till Dawn

2 weeks ago

That one looks kickass! That's what I need!

Then replace Stromkirk Condemned with something else... I have some Bloodcrazed Neonate but it attacks each turn. Gatekeeper of Malakir might be good, help take out creatures early game and protect my life.

megonia on The Best Mono-Black Midrange Vampire Deck

3 weeks ago

Gatekeeper of Malakir Inquisition of Kozilek Dismember instead bad cards like Remorseless Punishment (Your opponent Chooses) Vampire Cutthroat (Does not do enough)

It simply doesnt has enough interaction and/or Speed

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