Gatekeeper of Malakir

Gatekeeper of Malakir

Creature — Vampire Warrior

Kicker {B} (You may pay an additional {B} as you cast this spell.)

When Gatekeeper of Malakir enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, target player sacrifices a creature.

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Gatekeeper of Malakir Discussion

alger on budget mono-black aggro/devotion

3 weeks ago
  • lagotripha thank you very much for your feedback. I am new to modern format and i build this budget deck for joining FNM.
  • All your suggestions are on point and i will take them into consideration in order to build a sideboard / upgrade the deck. The problem is rn with the current state i have some problem playtesting the deck to see how it performs. A lot of the choices in the deck have been made based on the singles that i was able to find in my local game store thats why i dont use Gifted Aetherborn or Lashwrithe but they are great additions to the deck and they can boost its power level.
  • Finally, i tried to base mostly removal on the creature cards like Murderous Rider and Gatekeeper of Malakir but the value of Duress and Feed the Swarm is crazy and i was wanting to add some copies of each in the deck.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Mono-Black Devotion

1 month ago

I feel like you need a few more lands. I know you have a fair bit of ramp but in the few test hands I just did, you have very little to do early game.

Also, I'd recommend a 4th Fatal Push and maybe some Murderous Rider s or Gatekeeper of Malakir . Or otherwise some hand disruption.

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

1 month ago

To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.

Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel  Flip.

As a side note, to go infinite with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , or Vito, the card you need is actually Exquisite Blood which is unfortunately quite expensive.

zapyourtumor on MBD [Modern]

1 month ago

I was going to suggest Gatekeeper of Malakir but then I saw it in the maybeboard. I'd definitely push for it over Murderous Rider and Bloodchief's Thirst .

Additionally, Geth's Verdict and maybe Victim of Night could be heavier removal options to replace Bloodchief's Thirst and round out your removal suite.

trocroi on Rakdos Vampires Aggro Pump

2 months ago

Gifted Aetherborn is a nice 2-drop. Gatekeeper of Malakir is a really nice 3-drop that produces card advantage and triggers cordial vampire.

Vampire Nocturnus or Bloodline Keeper  Flip are nice lords.

Castle Locthwain is good for card draw.

What additions are you looking for? Different creatures? More card draw? More removal?

SefTheReject on Bordello of Blood

2 months ago

YamishiTheWickedOne, thank you for checking out the build and for the suggestions. Regarding said suggestions, I do have Thoughtseize in the sb, Inquisition of Kozilek is something I considered, but wasn’t sure if it should be part of the main or the side and how many. I agree Vampire Nocturnus is great, but a little slow for modern imo, even if it’s cheated out with sorin. Gatekeeper of Malakir was in an earlier build and is very solid, but only effective when kicked and if played on curve, it’s not the best turn 3 play since we’re already leaving mana open for Kalastria Highborn . Gifted Aetherborn is one of my favorite vampires, but didn’t seem to synergies as well in this particular build. Indulgent Aristocrat is another card I considered while building this, but decided against it because it’s a 1/1 and it costs 2 for the sac/buff effect, I do see a nice combo with Cordial Vampire tho. I could be completely wrong with the thought process, but will reevaluate things based on your suggestions.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Bordello of Blood

2 months ago

Looks very similar to the Pioneer semi-meta build. Ok, so, since you have Sorin, I'd recommend running Nocturnus, especially since you have Viscera + Bloodghast. Or alternatively Kalitas for obvious reasons. Because of Viscera being a main component of the Aristocrats sacrifice engine, Nocturnus synergizes decently with it.

Honestly, the deck looks fine although a 4th Sorin would be a good idea. You've got decent card draw between Silversmote, Locthwain and Silent Clearing. I think you could stand to add another set of fetch lands if you can afford them.

Other vamps I'd recommend... hmmm.... Maybe Gatekeeper of Malakir for more removal. Gifted Aetherborn is a very good 2-drop but idk if he goes with this deck given the more midrange-ish structure. Perhaps Indulgent Aristocrat ? He suits you well.

Only other thing I'd do here is add some Thoughtseize and/or Inquisition of Kozilek .

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