Hold the Gates


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Gatecrash Uncommon

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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

Calliber on Brainstorming win cons for 5c ...

1 month ago

Sacred Ground can help protect the gates and maze. And if you're going to run them then Crackling Perimeter and Hold the Gates could be worked in.

total_euphoria on Doran's Gonna Get Your Head Kicked In

1 month ago

For hexproof/similar abilities you'll want to be looking at Swiftfoot Boots, Mask of Avacyn, Darksteel Plate, Lightning Greaves, General's Kabuto and Champion's Helm. In regards to vigilance I'm guessing you want mass as opposed to single card vigilance? In this case you should look at Brave the Sands, Heliod, God of the Sun, Hold the Gates, Serra's Blessing and Angelic Field Marshal. Please dont take this the wrong way but I feel you have a fair few cards that aren't really in keeping with your gameplan or rest of the deck. For instance, Dragonlord Dromoka has a stax effect which youre not utilizing with other cards. Similarly, you're not running sacrifice so Ghoultree's mana reducing ability is unlikely to be utilized. Also, your land count is really low. An average EDH deck will run around 37 but you are using high costing creatures which require lands and ramp.

fyrewire on Doran Hatebear

2 months ago

Hey VesuvanDoppelbanger:

Thanks for looking and the suggestions! I don't think I'll be adding any of those cards though - just don't think they fit great in the deck as it is.

Conclave's Blessing - rarely do I have enough guys out for this to be good enough I think. This might max at like a +8-10 I think - which is crazy good, but pricey at 4cmc and not guaranteed.

Hold the Gates - intriguing because I would like another source of vigilance, but not a big fan of the gate lands (tapped and no upside over other duals)

Lumithread Field - there are better anthems, and a simple anthem is probably not going to be a game changer in this deck

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Doran Hatebear

2 months ago

A few cards that work for Doran:

Conclave's Blessing can be a huge boost late-game.

Hold the Gates You'd need to switch up your mana base just enough to include a few gates for this one to be worthwhile.

Lumithread Field simple buff for all your critters.

Nice build, +1.

PupidoMcMuffin on Mono-White Soldiers

5 months ago

Richrox , thanks for the advice I've been considering Preeminent Captain ( I just completely skipped over the maybe board). I actually just bought Preeminent Captain a little bit ago as well as some other cards that I have seen used in other soldier decks. As for Hold the Gates , I had it in there because the vigilance triggers even without a gate, but now that I look it over there are definitely better cards to have in it. Overall, just thanks for the advice and feedback!

Richrox on Mono-White Soldiers

5 months ago

Hold the Gates has no value if you don't control any Gates, which you don't.

Additionally, I would reduce your lands down to 19 and add 4 copies Preeminent Captain, as he can push our your entire hand by turn 5 or 6, and for a budget modern deck like this he should be a staple.

lagotripha on Hold dem gates! (Budget control with a twist)

5 months ago

Have you tested running some more Assault Formation alongside Natural Affinity for an unexpected win with Tower Defense or Hold the Gates? I feel like having a post-board state where the creatures appear from nowhere- Cobra Trap or Secure the Wastes style to deal with the inevitble Wrath of God coming in from sideboard could be good. It could also help free up those lower creature slots for some Languish and Yahenni's Expertise type area removal to deal with faster aggro. Might try putting it together to see what it would look like. Anyways, loving the deck idea.

Vandyel on Doran the treeman

11 months ago

Tree of Redemption, because why not have both.

Belbe's Armor Might be a cute why to beef up an attack.

Palisade Giant just kinda makes sense.

Archers' Parapet because a defender that drains life is awesome.

Overwhelming Stampede Win con.

Few toughness boosters to consider: Solidarity, Bar the Door, Veteran Armorer, Hold the Gates

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