Bronze Gatekeeper

Bronze Gatekeeper Card

Bronze Gatekeeper is a 3 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion Mech card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Magnetic Taunt

Flavor Text

"You have my shield! And the rest of me too."

Bronze Gatekeeper Card Review

Another Silverback Patriarch powercreep… Honestly, this would be terrible if not for the Magnetic thing, but with Magnetic, it actually might make some sense to run it. Playing 3 mana 1/5 Taunt isn’t good, but adding +1/5 and Taunt to an existing minion can be really solid. Even playing it on Upgradeable Framebot creates a 2/10 Taunt on Turn 3, something that Aggro decks definitely don’t want to see.

Not the most exciting cards, but I could see it being played in slower Mech decks, like Mech Control Warrior. If Mech Paladins end up playing their Egg, it might also be another way to activate it. We have so many low attack / high health Mechs that we might be back to slower board battles! Overall, okay card.

Card rating: 6/10

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8 Comments

  1. Michael Judajev
    August 2, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Actually they can, many odd paladins and odd rogues run 1-2 copies of Void Ripper and they could become even more important now. 😉

  2. MelaMalone
    August 1, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Yet again I feel sorry for Silverback.

  3. Soup And Salad
    August 1, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Bronze Gatekeeper is a nice card to play on curve with Upgradable Framebot since there aren’t too many aggressive decks that can deal with a turn three 2/10 with taunt. Such a play would obviously only be useful against aggro though and perhaps midrange strategies.
    This sort of design should have been obvious given magnetic as a mechanic and if the format speed up enough, it’ll see play. Hardly a Tar Creeper, but it could be something similar for Mech Decks if they only choose to play one or the other.

    • Shadow Fairy
      August 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Beryllium Nullifier (3/8 mech – can’t be targeted by spells or hero powers) will increase greatly in value if this gets dumped on it.
      It’s a 10 mana 4/13 taunt that is a pain to get rid of

      • Soup And Salad
        August 1, 2018 at 11:33 am

        The issues with such an idea would be that it’s slow, doesn’t affect the board instantly, and it only seventeen stats for ten mana. It’s sticky and would require minions be rammed into it. However, Soggoth the Siltherer would basically be the same thing, and that never saw serious play.

    • Michael Judajev
      August 2, 2018 at 4:51 am

      Actually they can, many odd paladins and odd rogues run 1-2 copies of Void Ripper and they could become even more important now. 😉

      • Soup And Salad
        August 2, 2018 at 5:23 am

        That’s only one particular card. If they’re only running one copy, they’re going second, and they just know you’re going to play Upgradable Framebot into Bronze Gatekeeper so they hard mulligan to it, they’ll only see it about twenty-five percent of the time if I remember the math for Keleseth correctly.

        Most of the time, it will work you in your favor.

  4. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Pack fillerino

    1.5/5