Oona's Gatewarden


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Common

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Oona's Gatewarden

Creature — Faerie Soldier

Flying, defender

Wither (This deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters.)

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Oona's Gatewarden Discussion

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

3 weeks ago

Bitchboideckbuilder, Hapatra's Mark does stop Blowfly Infestation, but I'm not sure I'd want to dedicate the slots to it. I wouldn't want to tutor for Mark, so I'd almost have to dedicate 4x slots to it. I'm keeping Blowfly in for now, as I added 2x Canker Abominations for a 6/6 body... still considering Soulstinger as a counter-dump as well. Canker and Soulstinger both have unique advantages, and I'm planning to try the deck both ways for a bit. Another trial I ran this weekend involved Oona's Gatewarden, for the 1-slot. It ended up making no difference at all, really. With the removal available in this deck, I can (usually) pretty much keep the board in stasis for 2-3 turns, which is plenty of time to get my token engine built. So Gatewarden has been rejected. I'll post with results of trying out Canker and Soulstinger after I get a handful of games in with each. Thanks for checking out my build!

Peoyogon on Kulrath Bonder

1 month ago

Totally, I got ya. I'm sure you have already considered it but Oona's Gatewarden might be helpful (at least as a better replacement than my other suggestions, given the combos in your deck). Either way, wither is a super fun and under appreciated mechanic and it's awesome your deck features it!

Icbrgr on Fairy Two-Step

4 months ago

with 4 toughness becoming so popular in the format i think Oona's Gatewarden is a worthy 1 drop for scarring the more beefy bodies out there. I have a personal love/hate for Familiar's Ruse... although straying away from faerie tribal ninjas have great synergy with Fae ETB effects. Mistblade Shinobi/Ninja of the Deep Hours are interesting substitutes that can give the deck a bit more versatility.... Glaring Spotlight is also neat.

babushkasara on All hail the ancient crab

10 months ago

I'm currently procrastinating, so I have more suggestions.

Reverie42 on Search and Destory

1 year ago

No problem.

Looks like a pretty good start. I feel like the general gameplan with this deck is to lay down some evasive flyers and then get out buffs on T4/5 and win in the air.

Assuming that's the direction you want to, my recommendation would be:

That should put it at 60 cards. The idea here is to try to land creatures on turns 1 and 2, then hold up counters or Spellstutter Sprite T3 and then start dropping buffers to beat down in the air. Then you keep the handful of spot removals in case your opponent resolves a big flying/reach creature before the game can get closed out.

If you want to move in a somewhat more controlling direction, 1-2 copies of Bident of Thassa might be worth considering. In a weenie flyer deck, it can help ensure that you're drawing enough gas to rebuild if a board wipe happens.

Highlake on Ashling, the Extinguisher of Hope

1 year ago

Hmm, just curious here, how are you able to have Oona's Gatewarden or Ashenmoor Gouger in a Mono-Black edh deck?

5D_Phantom on

1 year ago

Since the secondary ability of Wall of Forgotten Pharaohs only works with deserts and I'm trying to modernize this deck, I found some potential replacements, as there's no point in including slow lands for a single creature.

Potential Walls

I really like Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch because of how bouncing enemy threats is a big theme of this deck, but I could also see Thing in the Ice  Flip being a replacement for both Wall of Forgotten Pharaohs as well as Striped Riverwinder though it doesn't get Hexproof. Thoughts, comments, suggestions?

blgy on blgy

1 year ago

Prince of Thralls + Demon's Herald + a blue and red creature... + Steel Hellkite, my new favorite flyer.

Bring out that damn Prince in a mono black with Oona's Gatewarden and a Rakdos Cackler.

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