Creature — Horror
When Abyssal Gatekeeper dies (is put into a graveyard from the battlefield), each player sacrifices a creature.
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|Duel Decks Anthology (DD3)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Abyssal Gatekeeper occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Abyssal Gatekeeper Discussion
2 months ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Disciple of the Vault, Blood Pet, Serrated Scorpion, Cauldron Familiar, Tattered Mummy, Dusk Legion Zealot, Abyssal Gatekeeper, Orzhov Enforcer, Noxious Toad (the errata on this card says "each opponent discards"), Ayara, First of Locthwain, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Krav, the Unredeemed, Grim Haruspex, Heartless Summoning, Black Market, Kormus Bell
3 months ago
Yep. The creatures entering the battlefield are what causes abilities like those to trigger, so Torpor Orb shuts that down.
A handy way to remember it is by comparing it to Hushbringer (if you're familiar with that one), which also on the dying side shuts down not only cards that trigger from themselves like Abyssal Gatekeeper, but also things that care about others dying like Grave Pact.
3 months ago
Nice Deck! Just in case you didn't realize, you've got Abyssal Gatekeeper is the Utility spot and the Removal spot.
4 months ago
Snuff Out would be better than Terror, I think.
This seems like a good deck for Tortured Existence. It would allow you to reuse some of your more useful ETB/LTB triggers.
Krosan Tusker is a very overlooked draw spell. It's a 3-mana, instant speed, uncounterable Divination in Green that guarantees you a land. I would play it over Bequeathal.
Carrion Feeder is pretty much the best sac outlet out there, in my opinion. It should really be in this list somewhere.
With all the saccing you're doing, I think Mortician Beetle could give you a lot of free value. It also counts the opponent's sacrifices, so it works well with something like Slum Reaper or Abyssal Gatekeeper.
Wail of the Nim is a good, versatile boardwipe that can feel one-sided. I would play this over Sandstorm, which can be a bit narrow.
With all your ramp and Ashnod's Altar, you could support a very big Death Denied, which could take the place of some of your worse draw.
Gangrenous Zombies seems like a better choice for you than most of your boardwipes, even without snow-covered lands (if you want to save some money, just get 3-5 snow-covered swamps and fetch them out).
4 months ago
Teysa, Orzhov Scion could be a nice fit in here with all the afterlife you have, and then with all your tokens, Ethereal Absolution has some potential. And then Elenda, the Dusk Rose is just made for this deck.
Abyssal Gatekeeper is the equivalent of a Merciless Executioner but for death triggers. Ancient Stone Idol makes two beefy tokens on death. Cavalier of Night is nice removal and double revival on its own death.
tempestman on tbd
5 months ago
Some suggestions: - Blood Artist - Solemn Simulacrum - Doomed Necromancer - Nether Traitor - Bloodghast - Golgari Thug - Bloodsoaked Champion - Corpse Hauler - Shriekmaw - Grim Haruspex - Sifter of Skulls - Sakura-Tribe Elder - Hooded Hydra - Mitotic Slime - Abyssal Gatekeeper - Hell's Caretaker - Plaguecrafter
9 months ago
Mirage Block: Tranquil Domain Suq'Ata Firewalker Straw Golem Shadow Rider Ritual of Steel Phantom Warrior Morinfen Mist Dragon Harbor Guardian Guiding Spirit Gravebane Zombie Ekundu Cyclops Blanket of Night Betrothed of Fire Auspicious Ancestor Arctic Wolves Ancestral Knowledge Abyssal Gatekeeper
Tiny Moon: Brood of Cockroaches
1 year ago
Strangelove Thanks for your suggestions! I always wanted to add Noxious Toad and Abyssal Gatekeeper but i can't seem to get my hands on them lol. I'm going to test some more group discards as suggested and try to find someplace for Carrion Feeder , if you think there's something i should cut that would also be very helpful, this is a pet deck of mine, I've got more competitive ones but I'm constantly trying to tune this one and always get exited every new set for some janky creature to add, but it gets harder and harder to make cuts to add something new.