Rainbow Gate has been denounced by many
duelists as a weakened version of Dimension
Gate. While they are partially correct, it
still serves a few special purposes. Read
on to see what this bad boy can do.
Search your deck. You may take a
multicolored creature from your deck, show
that creature to your opponent, and put it
into your hand. Then shuffle your deck.
This card is certainly similar to Dimension
Gate in that it allows you to search for a
creature and put it in your hand.
Unfortunately it does come with
restrictions. Rainbow gate only allows us
to search for a multicolored creature as
opposed to Dimension Gate, which searches
for any creature. The other restriction is
that Rainbow Gate is not a shield trigger.
As a result, Rainbow Gate has not been given
a second glance and has been dismissed as
So how can we make it work? Let’s first
talk about everyone’s favorite multi-colored
creature, Bombazar, which just-so happens to
be Fire and Nature. Bombazar decks
are still very popular but the card itself
is still very difficult to get and still
costs a lot of money. The beautiful thing
about Rainbow gate is that duelists who
posess only 1 Bombazar now have an easier
time pulling it out at the right time. It
lowers the price tag on making a Bombazar
deck and allows our younger players (or
those who don’t have the cash to shell out)
to play like the pros.
Now for the true reason why this card
was created… Rainbow Gate opens up enormous
possibilities for duelists who focus on
wielding the power of multi-civilization
cards. When you think about it, the biggest
inconvenience for decks that rely heavily on
multi-civilization is the fact that a lot of
the cards will go into the mana zone
tapped. To remedy this, when you add 4
copies of Rainbow Gate to a deck, it will
indeed represent 4 copies of ANY multi-civ
creature. This means that you will not have
to run 4 copies of each creature and it also
means that at a very low cost you will be
able to search for the right creature at the
right time. Being the cheapest of all
search cards makes Rainbow Gate stand out
and thus creates a new style of utility
Very inexpensive and even though it has
limitations, it still allows you to search
for some of the best creatures in the game.
I guess the limitations are understandable
but I wish it was a shield trigger.
People are too involved with other
archetypes, such as Bombazar and control, to
ever get to enjoy a card like this.
4/5 – This card remedies the pain of having
too many multi-civilization cards in a
deck. On top of that you get to control
what’s in your hand and which move to make
1/5 – Rainbow Gate might be difficult to use
in limited because the Blastosplosion set
does not offer multi-civilization creatures.
Please feel free to post your comments,
questions, and/or objections on the Message
Board and I’ll be more than happy to
respond. Happy dueling!
- DRY 1337