Hold the Gates


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

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Set Rarity
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

fyrewire on Doran Hatebear

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 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

3 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)

3 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

9 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

cjpcodyplant on Maze's End

10 months ago

Hold the Gates would go great with your deck!

denijsx90 on Walls

11 months ago

Hi there. I realize you do t seem to want to use blue.. but that'd give you access to Freed from the Real which combos with Axebane Guardian for infinite mana

I have a defender deck myself, that I am working on. Its called Labyrinth of dementia check it out sometime. I use walls with Hold the Gates to increase toughness before activating Phenax, God of Deception for the win. Thoughts?

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