Hold the Gates

Hold the Gates

Enchantment

Creatures you control get +0/+1 for each Gate you control and have vigilance.

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Hold the Gates Discussion

TheVectornaut on 2015-01-08 update of The best ...

1 month ago

I like the idea of using Stuffy Doll, Hornet Nest and similar things to benefit from your own creatures taking damage. You could even commit harder and run more stuff with the same ability. One I mentioned but didn't recommend earlier is Sprouting Phytohydra. There's also Druid's Call which is a worse Nest, Fungusaur is an evolvable mutant, Kami of the Honored Dead is a really strange lifegain option, Broodhatch Nantuko is another worse Nest, Outrider en-Kor is a versatile redirector, Protean Hydra is a unique bomb, Saber Ants blah blah blah, Wall of Hope is a cheaper lifegain option, Wall of Essence is a strictly worse version. Most of these are bizarre and aren't even in modern, but it's just something to think about. To supplement that strategy you definitely want fight cards like the Tracker or Hunt the Weak. You'd also want ways to give mass indestructability or just mass toughness increases. You already are considering Stalwart Shield-Bearers which I think could easily replace Perimeter Captain. There's also Builder's Blessing and Castle, Dictate of Heliod, Hold the Gates, and Rite of Passage which kills two birds with one stone.

TheRedMage on

2 months ago

This actually reminds a lot of a deck I was playing a couple rotations ago, where I would make my cadre of Deadly Recluse, Wasteland Viper and High Priest of Penance into an impenetrable wall by giving them a ridiculously high toughness with Hold the Gates.

The deck would take control of the board and eventually attack the opponent with 1/17 vigilant spirits from Lingering Souls or just ping them dead with Crackling Perimeter. I am still not sure what the win condition is here after you have mowed down their creatures though.

chaosjace on None

5 months ago

If you are tapping out to play all of your creatures i am not sure how much room you have for your instants, if you are playing creatures all the time, you cant really sit back on instants, they just become dead cards, I think 5 color decks usually devote a chunk of the deck to mana fixing, usually mainly green, so you would run green + whatever other colors to make sure you can cast your mana fixers, if you decided to take this out of standard you could add Stonehewer Giant and that would be kind of fun, or Elvish Piper . If you dont want to run Maze's End you could run the life gain lands from khans coming up, or Gatecreeper Vine can help you make sure you get the mana you need, Hold the Gates can help save your dudes from damage. just a thought if you dont want to change your mana base too much

drpeppercan on Doran's Fortress

6 months ago

30 land seems a little low even for such a low curve, might want to look into running around 35 to ensure you hit all your drops.

You will probably find that Bar the Door , Fortify , Tower Defense and Untamed Might will be lack luster as they are all one use cards, single use cards that don't outright kill something (or multiple things) aren't all that powerful in commander.

You're running Hold the Gates but not Selesnya Guildgate which is the third gate available in your colors. Command Tower is a must include in any multicolored edh deck.

You'll find that Blood Baron of Vizkopa won't be active very much as it's rare to meet the 10 or less life requirement for the extra power and toughness.

scopesightzx on 2015-01-22 update of Zurgo SMASH!!!!

7 months ago

Hold the Gates and the three gates you could use are really strong with Doran

zachgriffindor on Boros Tokens (Please Help!)

8 months ago

roy1349, I'm not sure if I'll have enough money for Elspeth, Sun's Champion sadly, do you think I should swap both of her for 2 Hold the Gates ?

roy1349 on Boros Tokens (Please Help!)

8 months ago

Heres an idea: Run a couple copies of Hold the Gates , it gives your weenies some survivability and gives them vigilance as well.

Color(s) White
Cost 2W
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 12.59
Avg. cube pick 1.34

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon

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