I have a Child of Alara Maze's End Commander deck that does pretty well on ramp to get the win (Expedition Map, Ulvenwald Hydra, etc). I got the Kynaios and Tiro deck and saw a lot of good cards for my deck, and it got me thinking. Other than Sakashima and maybe a Spy Kit, are there enough ways to get a false Gate out that you could skip having black in the deck?
OK, I’ll admit I was a little slow on the pickup, but essentially what you’re saying is that you want to be able to win with this
while playing with a commander like this
that doesn’t have any black in it. Right?
So trouble is that there are only ten gates total in Magic with unique names, and having a commander with no black in its color identity would prevent you from including the Dimir, Boros, Orzhov, and Golgari gates in your deck.
That’s a tricky one…
After thinking about it, I’ve got a couple of cards that MIGHT work. I’m kinda on shaky ground rules-wise for Commander, but it’s the best I’ve got…
(The “keep reading” link is for those people who want to think about it before looking at my suggestions)