Abyssal Gatekeeper

Abyssal Gatekeeper

Creature — Horror

When Abyssal Gatekeeper dies (is put into a graveyard from the battlefield), each player sacrifices a creature.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Weatherlight (WTH) Common

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Abyssal Gatekeeper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.16%

Abyssal Gatekeeper Discussion

Yesterday on Torpor Orb vs Overburden

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.

Muneer on PDH(B) - She mostly hates your creatures

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.

Spell_Slam on Dip the Tip

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).

Meachman on Teysa Karlov the Aristocrat

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.

patrikl on Shirei EDH

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.

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