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Hold the Gates

Hold the Gates


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

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Hold the Gates Discussion

drpeppercan on Doran's Fortress

2 weeks 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 Doran, the Constellation Tower

1 month ago

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

zachgriffindor on Boros Tokens (Please Help!)

2 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!)

2 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.

FrostyJams on Super-Mega-Deadproof 5000!

3 months ago


Thanks for the comments, I have Mana Confluence mainly for the blue sideboard cards, not for color correction. I did pull Fog and I am testing without it, one of my biggest problems with the deck is the early damage I take when I am building up my Hexproof creature.

From some of the cards you recommended it seems like you think that I will have lots of creatures out and that is not usually the case. I just get one Hexproof guy down and build on him.

I never loved Hold the Gates but Vigilance is very important to this deck because when I attack with my one pumped up fatty, the back door is wide open for a counter attack to take away all the life I gained or more. When I have Vigilance my opponent has to decide if the attack is worth it because I will likely kill one of their creatures and potentially gain more life than they can inflict with their other attackers.

I did adjust the numbers of my lifegain cards to 4 to see if that will overcome the need for Fog , thanks again for the input, let me know what you think now.

BorosThespider on cant touch this

3 months ago

ya Banefire would work better thanks and i would use those lands except Hold the Gates buffs the defense of my creatures equal to the number of gates i control thanks for the suggestion though

Nelstone on Your efforts shall be thwarted

3 months ago

I just found Hold the Gates , which always gives Vigilance but will also give +0/+1 if you control a Gate. It looks like a good fit, I just need to work on getting back to 60. Also, I need to consider bringing Negate back in to protect it from instants. Price

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Color(s) W
Cost 2W
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 13.80
Avg. cube pick 1.35


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon