Golgari Guildgate

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Golgari Guildgate

Land — Gate

Golgari Guildgate enters the battlefield tapped.

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RousseausDisciple on Help with EDH Food Deck

8 months ago

The one glaring omission I see is Tireless Provisioner. That said, I do think there are a couple areas this deck could improve within budget: manabase and long game.

I think a couple of your artifacts are slow or lower-impact; Horned Helm in particular seems like it is not doing enough. I would consider cutting this card and potentially Welcome to Sweettooth or Giant's Skewer for card that recur your resources, something like Palace Siege or Oversold Cemetery or The War in Heaven.

For manabase, in particular I am looking at the fact that you have 1) a ton of lands that enter the battlefield tapped all the time, and 2) only 4 other Forests for your Gingerbread Cabin. I would suggest cutting Cinder Barrens, Foul Orchard, Jund Panorama, Akoum Refuge, Gruul Guildgate, and Golgari Guildgate for Many Partings, Cinder Glade, Sheltered Thicket, Woodland Chasm, Smoldering Marsh, and Rockfall Vale. A lot of these dual lands are cheaper right now due to the Doctor Who commander deck release, so you can pick most of them up for <$1 each.

Best of luck to you!

sylvannos on Pattern Recognition #276 - Eternal …

1 year ago

This article is blaming players for problems caused by WotC. There's nothing really stopping them from printing cards that are staples for older formats other than the secondary market. Players only play Modern and EDH because those formats are accessible compared to Legacy and Vintage, which are largely suffocated by the Reserve List. Even EDH feels that. There's a major difference between a deck using Golgari Guildgate and basic Forests vs. the deck using Bayou and Gaea's Cradle.

You're also not considering another reason people don't want formats that rotate: a lot of older formats aren't solved. Standard often becomes a solved format in a matter of weeks, if not days. Extended didn't have this problem because the card pool was large enough. There wasn't a clear answer as to what the best deck was until U/B Faeries followed by Stoneblade killed the format. People are still trying to figure out what the best deck in Vintage is, despite it being MtG's oldest format. U/R Delver is probably the best deck in Legacy, but Delver isn't as dominating as Grixis Control is right now in Standard.

There's an easy solution to these problems, which is switch from a TCG model to something else (like a Living Card Game) or change how people buy product. Imagine if instead of booster boxes, each new set was released as pre-made cubes that had one copy of each card in the set and each set had enough cards for 8-person Booster Draft or 4-person Sealed. Or if they just reprinted the Reserve List with something like the Zendikar expeditions. EDH players would absolutely buy packs if it meant a chance of opening a Tundra or Mox Diamond.

WotC isn't going to do any of that, however, because these solutions don't make as much money as the lottery tickets known as booster packs. They're also not sure what would happen if they got rid of the RL. If they thought it would make them more money than they'd lose, WotC would have pulled the plug a long time ago. So we're just kind of stuck with Modern, EDH, and so on.

Also, I miss Extended :(

BossUltinuc on Golgari Elves (Commander/EDH)

2 years ago

Okay so I'm new to deckbuilding, especially for EDH so I'm just wondering if anyone has any useful/practical suggestions for this deck. I thought Abomination of Llanowar was a cool card, so I wanted to build around that concept of getting a lot of elves onto the field and my graveyard to really boost its power and toughness.

One thing I'll mention is that, with the exception of cards that are already present in the deck, I don't want to spend more then $3-5 on a single card. So keeping all of this in mind, any suggestions?

Commander: - Abomination of Llanowar

Planeswalkers: - Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury - Tyvar Kell

Creatures: - Elvish Eulogist - Elvish Archdruid - Imperious Perfect - Lys Alana Huntmaster - Immaculate Magistrate - Marwyn, the Nurturer - Elvish Visionary - Shaman of the Pack - Lathril, Blade of the Elves - Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen - Beast Whisperer - Timberwatch Elf - Elvish Mystic - Canopy Tactician - Poison-Tip Archer - Skemfar Avenger - Skemfar Shadowsage - Wolverine Riders - Ruthless Winnower - Wellwisher - Golgari Findbroker - Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord - Rhys the Exiled - Nightshade Harvester - Gilt-Leaf Winnower - Elvish Doomsayer - Storrev, Devkarin Lich - Nadier's Nightblade - Fyndhorn Elves - Llanowar Elves

Instants: - Putrefy - Golgari Charm - Murder - Village Rites - Grisly Salvage - Wrap in Vigor - Cast Down - Malakir Rebirth  Flip - Ghastly Demise - Infuse with Vitality

Sorcery: - Cultivate - Rampant Growth - Eyeblight Massacre - Shamanic Revelation - Casualties of War - Dig Up - Victimize - Sign in Blood - Spark Harvest - Diabolic Tutor - Deadly Brew - Bone Shards - Elvish Promenade

Artifacts: - Sol Ring - Arcane Signet - Commander's Sphere

Enchantments: - Elderfang Venom - Moldervine Reclamation - Prowess of the Fair

Lands: - Evolving Wilds - Command Tower - Path of Ancestry - Llanowar Wastes - Jungle Hollow - Skemfar Elderhall - Golgari Guildgate - Tainted Wood - Necroblossom Snarl - Myriad Landscape - Foul Orchard - Darkmoss Bridge - Forest x13 - Swamp x13

Gidgetimer on How Many Dual Lands Should …

2 years ago

I run 8-9 dual colored lands in 2-color decks and it works out fine for me. Many of them are tapped lands and that also works out fine for me. Realistically most people are not playing at a high enough level that the difference is going to matter. People like to talk about how bad the slow lands are in that they will not come in untapped on the first two turns and then proceed to run a mana curve that is more like a wall at 7 and an average cmc of 4.5+. Pick a lane. If you are going to complain about my Golgari Guildgate being slow, you don't get to also complain that the deck as a whole is too efficient and consistent. (Yes, I have had the same person make both complaints about the same deck.)

Like, if you really want to nerd out about it Pip density, color balance, how much non-land fixing you have, and what color (if any) that fixing is in will all play a role in how many dual colored lands you will want to run. A good starting point is 25-30% of your lands making both colors and then adjust from there depending.

Balaam__ on Sliver

2 years ago

Any suggestions offered would be contingent on how competitive/expensive you’re trying to make this. Legacy is a brutal, fast paced format with access to many of the most powerful and effective cards in the game. That’s also why it can quickly become exorbitantly expensive.

If this is somewhat budget oriented or more casual in nature, I’d recommend first shoring up your mana base. Lands that enter tapped like Golgari Guildgate and Skyshroud Forest should be the first to go; replacing them with similar cards that don’t enter tapped (Llanowar Wastes/Yavimaya Coast) will speed things up considerably, and are still cheaper alternatives to Tropical Island or Overgrown Tomb.

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