Gamekeeper

Gamekeeper

Creature — Elf

When Gamekeeper dies, you may exile it. If you do, reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card onto the battlefield and put all other cards revealed this way into your graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Gamekeeper Discussion

triproberts12 on Hogaak Persist Combo

5 months ago

Isn't this backwards of how these leagues normally work? I thought the winner is the only one that doesn't get the budget bump, so the most powerful deck doesn't snowball.

Anyway, Mindwrack Harpy is the most pushed intro deck card I've ever seen. That's my first add.

I also like putting in more creatures with ETB effects. It's kind of awkward that you'll want to tap mana dorks for Hogaak. Glowspore Shaman, Golgari Thug, Crow of Dark Tidings, Gamekeeper, and Mire Triton can all help get Hogaak out by turn 3 if you have a good turn 1 play.

There are a lot of good gold cards in BG graeyard stuff, too: If you have anyone that's relying on indestructibility, Drown in Filth is a good budget option to feed your graveyard. If you're built around Hogaak, I'd think it should regularly be a hard removal spell with upside. Nyx Weaver is just a great card in any graveyard deck, and cheap, too. Jarad's Orders is a good double-tutor. Underrealm Lich is worth the $2, in my opinion. I would also ask yourself whether Eternal Witness is $3.50 better than Acolyte of Affliction/Golgari Findbroker/Treasured Find. Storrev, Devkarin Lich didn't get much fanfare, but the power and price tag are there.

Animist's Awakening is good value at just over $1. World Shaper and Splendid Reclamation are a little more expensive, but higher impact than other $4-5 cards I see in the list. Lower on the ramp ladder, note that Harrow and Springbloom Druid put a land in the yard. Funeral Rites isn't a bad draw spell for this deck. Same for Winding Way, Gather the Pack and Relentless Pursuit. Syphon Mind doesn't have much to do with the theme, but I start with it in most of my black value decks. Dark Deal could be very good, especially if your draw power is maximized and you can use your yard as a second hand. Greenwarden of Murasa is just a powerful card. Same for Phyrexian Delver.

Some other general budget cards for considering: Ransack the Lab, Corpse Churn, Dead Reckoning, Grapple with the Past, Hatchery Spider, Millikin, Mindwrack Demon, Once and Future, Splinterfright, The Mending of Dominaria, Skullwinder, Blood for Bones, and Vigor Mortis.

Darksch81 on

2 years ago

I've made some changes:

Added Chainer's Edict, Hunting Wilds, Ranger's Path, Sylvan Primordial, Mwonvuli Beast Tracker, (soon Fierce Empath), Flametongue Kavu, Bring to Light, Cinder Glade, Eternal Witness

Removed:

Explosive Vegetation, Artisan of Kozilek, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Rupture Spire, Gamekeeper, Simic Signet, Far Wanderings, Ancient Excavation, Frenzied Fugue

And the deck goes better. Sometimes I don't need to cast Commander because the deck works all alone like a mana ramp deck for big spells who can break game for their own.Leave some comments or suggestions for the deck. I'd like to add a Baral's Expertise or Rishkar's Expertise but I don't know how to remove

pjeseb on Meren be Scarin

3 years ago

Hey there, I have a few suggestions:

Phyrexian Reclamation to replace/supplement Vampiric Rites. Why get a random card from your deck when you can get exactly what you need from your graveyard? Other interesting card draw/tutor/recycle cards for you to consider are Survival of the Fittest, Oversold Cemetery (very good for you, I think!), Fauna Shaman, and Evolutionary Leap.

Cards that care about how many creatures are in your graveyard or all graveyards, such as Golgari Grave-Troll, Nighthowler, Lord of Extinction (counts all cards), and especially Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, who is also a sacrifice outlet AND has built-in recursion.

Eternal Witness, which is a really great card in pretty much any green deck.

Replace Sifter of Skulls with Pawn of Ulamog, although it is really up to your personal preference.

Cards that put permanents/creatures into play from the top of your library, such as Aid from the Cowl, Gamekeeper, or especially Lurking Predators.

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip and/or Garruk, Caller of Beasts. They both help you put more creature cards into your hand AND put creatures from your hand onto the battlefield.

And, lastly, you may want to consider some more cards that will help you hit your land drops, such as Satyr Wayfinder or Mulch.

c0dy821 on Everyone Dies but Me :(

3 years ago

You know what ability separates humans from animals?

Imagination

Let's use the power of IMAGINATION to playtest this deck.

Turn Four: I finally can cast Madcap Experiment! > Someone counters it. > Scoop.

Turn X(2-4): [Rite of Flame]x(1-4) + Luck > Madcap Experiment > Countered. > Scoop and cry.

Turn X: The opponent plays discard and you lose Madcap Experiment > Scoop.

Now let's use imagination to imagine your face in these scenarios!

Your face when you realize Not of This World and Mages' Contest only are good at countering if you have the creature out.

Your face when you realize this deck is basically just a crappier version of a Gamekeeper Deck.

Your face when you realize this deck is basically your deck: Aaand You're Done Playing, but awful and less versatile. (4x Faithless Looting, 4x Gitaxian Probe, 4x Gamble, 4x Fling, + Platinum Emperion...) (YOU COULDN'T FIND ANOTHER MORE INTERESTING DECK TO MAKE THAN THIS TURN FOUR EASILY COUNTERABLE REANIMATE DECK?)

Summary

Trash this and get back to the lab.

xrex479 on

3 years ago

For me it's a toss up between Gamekeeper and Glint-Eye Nephilim for Savage Ventmaw

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