Best $9 Standard Guildgates

by Frey on 04 March 2019

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (5 cards)

Sorceries (4)

Enchantments (1)

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Deck Description

PUTTING LANDS FROM YOUR HAND ONTO THE BATTLEFIELD IS LIKE TAKING A EXTRA TURN FOR A GATE DECK! The deck is super slow but strong meaning the deck is ok with relying on drawing for turn but the lands enter tapped and you need at least 3 out to get going so playing a card like Broken Bond even with no targets is still worth it!

Also Guildgate summit combo'd with cards like Broken Bond means you could be drawing a extra card every turn and playing guildgates.

You could use "Archway Angel" over Golgari Guildgates.
Gatekeeper Gargoyle is like always at least a 10/10 Flyer which is insane.

Gatekeeper Sneak is a great card but its 3 cmc which is every other Gate tribal card so its not as practical or fast enough.

Some games you just win with the sack from Broken Bond because Artifact/Enchantment removal is so nutty when it works.

IF YOU ARE PLAYING CASUAL WITH FRIENDS PLEASE USE EXPLORE OVER Open the Gates and put that 1 copy of Crackling Perimeter in their, that shit so good.

Deck Tags

  • Standard
  • Guildgate
  • Consistent
  • Fast
  • Fun
  • 3 Color
  • great
  • strong

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Deck Format


Standard

NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.

Card Legality

  • Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Best $9 Standard Guildgates

Not even one or two "Archway Angel" for some life-gain?

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:20

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Tbh any combination of Gargoyle and Archway Angel that's equals 4 is fine.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:25

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I prefer Gargoyle because hes ALWAYS a 9/9 flyer at least and almost always a 10/10 or even bigger.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:26

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I would go all four angels then. If they kill the creature right away then at least you gained a huge chunk of life first.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:27

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That's true, you could do that, my theory is kill them with a 10/10 flyer before they can react. Like I said its all preference. I will say something in my deck description.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:30

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I would also run at least a few basic lands, just to make things flow a little faster in the early game.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:21

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If I did that, it would mess with consistency and the synergy of the cards relying on the cost reduction or power boost or draw power of guildgate summit.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:23

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I have a slightly less-budget version of the deck that runs 27 lands, and only 16 of them are guildgates. The synergy is still very much there.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:25

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I understand synergy but understand when you play a basic, guess what Gatebreaker Ram is weaker, Gate Colossus cost more, Gatekeeper Gargoyle is weaker, and Gates Ablaze does less damage. I understand and thank you but I would not like to do that or else the deck isn't as strong or consistent.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:29

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Insta fucking buy man lol! Best idea!

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:29

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Thank you so much XD

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Posted 08 March 2019 at 00:48

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This is actually a great deck build. I wish it could be somehow a little better but its good.

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Posted 07 March 2019 at 23:39

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I know right, I had to use a golgari guildgate cause their ain't enough.

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Posted 08 March 2019 at 00:49

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This deck is fun, but maybe it could use that card that puts gates into your hand. That can help with the consistency,

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Posted 08 March 2019 at 00:31

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Open the gates could be a good use.

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Posted 08 March 2019 at 00:49

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10/10 would drop golgari guildgate and broken bond for 4 arch way Angels and 4 azorious guildgate. Would also drop 2 gargoyle for 2 mass manipulation.

Archway angel is really good. Playing it on curve with a plaza on turn 5 or 6 gets you 13 life.
Gargoyle is a super budget hydroid krasis. It's not the same as gatebreaker which comes in as a 5/5 vigilant trample on turn 4. 6/6 with a turn 3 growth spiral. But it can still close the game which makes 2 or 3 fine.
Splashing white also gives you access to deafening clarion and cleansing nova in the sideboard. Or mainboard, go ham. Deafening clarion is a great card.
Since the budget is based off tcg low, mass manipulation is a great 15 cent card to throw in over 2 gargoyles. Let's you steal troublesome plainswalkers as well. Typically I'd recommend expansion//explosion in that spot, but it's not as budget friendly.
Broken Bond is a fantastic sideboard card but not so great in the main. There are so many decks that just don't play artifacts or enchantments for you to target. Izzet drakes is s a great example. While it's definitely got a spot in the sideboard, it's too inconsistent to be in the main board.

Just my 2 cents after playing gates since allegiance dropped, but great build and good luck.

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Posted 09 March 2019 at 06:45

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