Deploy the Gatewatch


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Deploy the Gatewatch


Look at the top seven cards of your library. Put up to two planeswalker cards from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your deck in any order.

Deploy the Gatewatch Discussion

LadyZ on Kethis and his (super)friends

3 months ago

If you still want planeswalker tutoring, I'd replace Deploy the Gatewatch with Ignite the Beacon . 2 less mana, you still net two planeswalkers, and instant speed. Ajani Unyielding has an incredibly useful ultimate.

I'm really not sure what Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai is doing in your deck tbh. I don't think Kaya's Ghostform does enough to be played over other cards, same with Oath of Kaya . I personally would cut Kaya, Orzhov Usurper too. I promise I don't hate Kaya as a character! but Kaya, Ghost Assassin is the better of the two imo

Also, TheBloopKing suggested Time of Need . It's a great card for fetching legendary creatures, but that's all it will get. So I wouldn't run it

TheBloopKing on Kethis and his (super)friends

3 months ago

remove Vraska, Swarm's Eminence . This card does nothing for your game. It only puts counters on the tokens it creates and you need to proliferate for you to use it a 3rd time.

Teyo, the Shieldmage is better off as a The Wanderer . In my superfriends, Teyo always stayed in my hand, and its 0/3 walls only chumped and did nothing against trample creatures. The Wanderer atleast makes damage spells redundant, and offers removal.

Kaya, Bane of the Dead is a answer to hexproof and indestructibles.

Grateful Apparition is terrible against any flyer. It is going to be removed, and often is a wasted 2 mana. Its only ever good if you get it off at turn 2, and in commander, thats not exactly likely.

Primevals' Glorious Rebirth and Seasons Past

Deploy the Gatewatch is better off a Harmonize . I've done the math and it more consistently whiffs than hits 2. Call the Gatewatch and Time of Need atleast fetch for the specific walker you need.

Bolas's Citadel is a must play in this deck. Sure you lose life, but it gives you a extra slot to your hand that you can cast for free. This card puts you so far ahead, the life lost is just a mere flaw

Evolution Sage needs to be in the deck if you are running superfriends

and finally. You NEED spot removal. Absolutely need it if you are going to win games in a superfriends shell. You need to be able to answer the creatures that possess a threat to your walkers.

n0bunga on The Planeswalker Society

4 months ago

Thoughts on Ignite the Beacon Deploy the Gatewatch and Call the Gatewatch ?

Also, you run Arena Rector, how about Flash to kickstart that?

BMHKain on A War on Sparks vs ...

5 months ago

The hardest thing I had to do... ...Is to clear the mind.

1000% Spark Storm (EDH Superfriends Primer)

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


Well over 40 cards to cut... & several to actually add. First, the adds.

Firstly, I'm planning a Flicker Element on this. Aminatou, the Fateshifter is on there on purpose as it allows infinite Flickering w/ Felidar Guardian . But I've no idea if this is good as much as Venser, the Sojourner ; as he does this at the end of End Steps; far too late for effects being used here. At least I'm keeping Sundial of the Infinite for end step effects, & even something of more use than even Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast this time... ( Saheeli, Sublime Artificer ) But I want more options for Flickering my Walkers; & I have stuff from WAR that are REALLY good; thus I'm unable to choose what to cut from them. I'm focusing on using Static Abilities to bypass even Humility as well as stuff no other walker before could ever use. But what to cut is really hard this time; do I cut Deploy the Gatewatch ? What's a better CMDR Walker: Najeela, the Blade-Blossom or Sliver Queen ? Should I even use Shocks in place of BFZ Duals? That, & keep Crucible of Worlds ? Aside from that, the Landbase is fine IMO. Wraths, & especially the overuse of Walkers is still a problem to get to 100 Cards. If you have any opinions for what I need to cut; or add, from the Flicker ide in the first place, let me know. One last thing, Can Venser's +2 still occur, even if he leaves play? I don't just want to be restricted to just Aminatou you know. Any other ideas for blinking for infinite combos are also recommended.

Thanks again in advance for the help! ^_^

BMHKain on Several Decks needing Help

6 months ago


Very well, I might as well change the ideas; though the Equipment stays. Even if buffing Saprolings is better than Value through Skullclamp

Got a lot of things to note, though I'll get to them in due time...

One more thing, Now that the Gods of Amonkhet are Eternals as well, 2Q:

1: Is it possible Hazoret the Fervent will be one as well? She truly gave her respect for Samut, & her witnessing aforementioned God as an Eternal (Despite being the only one to not die after the events of HOU (The other gods had a card to represent their way of their death as a Cycle, though Hazoret had a differing idea for this entirely.).), will seriously make Samut Livid beyond the fact that Sorin & Nahiri still have yet to put their differences aside at once, & Nicol Bolas is a common foe of theirs; same for Ugin (Not as an ally of Bolas, obviously.), who I feel might be the last Walker to be revealed in WAR. & the only one to cease a multi-century long conflict with the other Members of The Three.

2: Where is our Jace's Triumph? All the other default Gatewatch members got their Triumph already, so is Jace the true Failure trying to beat Bolas, & his (Now, Pumped up w/ more power) Eternals?

I know this is for another area entirely, but after trying to update my Superfriends Deck again via a Primer, this isn't going to end well, now I have a lot of Walkers to handle in such a thing... Over 120 in my deck, & still growing. I think it's about time some actually use Deploy the Gatewatch

Though, then again, I'm trying to search for a list of cards that can stop Walkers dead in their tracks... I wonder if one even exists...

NickyBolas on Raff's Approach of the Superfriends

7 months ago

Both cards were considered but both were eventually cut.

  • Deploy the Gatewatch due to having too few targets to hit and not being instant speed. My fear is that we tap out, hit one or two walkers that don't have relevant defensive abilities, and are then just fed to the meat grinder and die to coordinate attacks.

  • Call the Gatewatch got replaced by Djeru, With Eyes Open , effectively giving it flash from Raff and creating a blocker and planeswalker burn defense against Judith's and Goblin Bombardments.

Daedalus19876 on The Best Army Gold Can Buy: Teysa Superfriends EDH

9 months ago

Okay! Now that I have a few more minutes to write detailed responses...

IAmTheWraith: Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants has been...surprisingly helpful? He's not the most powerful walker in the world, but his ult is neat (and this deck can actually get there). The 3 white tokens per turn are one free exile with Teysa. I could see Ajani, Caller of the Pride in that slot I suppose, but I wanted my wincons to not be defeated by a board wipe (hence why I've largely avoided "one-time" token effects). I may rethink this in the future.

Liliana, Death's Majesty has been AMAZING in this deck. Sure, her ult doesn't help much, but her -3 is invaluable and her +1 is really nice, to produce a consistent stream of blockers/sac fodder (not to mention the fantastic art). Liliana Vess is definitely an option, though - I'm still tinkering with my PW composition.

TheRedGoat: I've included The Chain Veil in the newest draft here, but it's been pretty inconsistent. I'll keep testing. I'll also see if I can find a home for Gideon, Ally of Zendikar here.

Suns_Champion: Thanks! I'm not surprised you like it, TBH, since Elspeth, Sun's Champion is one of the central cards XD

I'm not fully convinced by Oath of Liliana, but Oath of Gideon seems pretty decent here. I do not like Deploy the Gatewatch, since you need twenty-eight PWs in your deck to consistently hit 2 in the top 7 cards. And I'll think on Selfless Spirit!

Thank you all for your advice! (And is there anything you'd change in the newer draft?)

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