Breathstealer's Crypt

Breathstealer's Crypt


If a player would draw a card, instead he or she draws a card and reveals it. If it's a creature card, that player discards it unless he or she pays 3 life.

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Set Rarity
Visions (VIS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Breathstealer's Crypt Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Nekusar, The Mindrazer

1 day ago

Are you sure about Whispering Madness? You're so low on creatures (which makes Nekusar more of a target, by the way) that I feel you could often not have a target to encode it on. You could run something else that doubles down like Cerebral Vortex, Fevered Visions, Stormfist Crusader or Runeflare Trap.

And since you're so creature-light, what do you think of Breathstealer's Crypt? Too rude?

THCue on “The Year 2020” (COVID-19 THEMED)

4 days ago

Remove Exotic Disease You'll only do 2 Damage pretty much and replace with Breathstealer's Crypt Works with Theme also.

jboss1642 on Nek Wheels

2 weeks ago

Things I'd cut: Frost Marsh just a tap land, not worth it

Spire of Industry not enough artifact to turn it on early and you don't really need it late

Diabolic Tutor too slow, you'll be drawing so many cards anyway

Karn's Temporal Sundering also slow and expensive, you'd need upwards of 10 mana to make this thing worth it

Folio of Fancies nonbo with much of the discard stuff, and mill is not the way this deck wins so why let your opponents keep extra cards?

Breathstealer's Crypt just feels not very impactful, basically an overpriced Telepathy

Exquisite Blood same deal, you don't really need lifegain and at 5 mana youd rather play nek himself

Psychosis Crawler this one's a hot take, but in a deck dedicated to making your opponents draw, he is looking for the opposite. Also 5 mana is neks spot.

Niv-Mizzet, Parun casting cost is fucking rough, but this is a maybe cuz he is really strong

Psychic Corrosion same deal as folio about this not being a mill deck

Sangromancer you don't need much life gain

Spark Double not sure what you're copying, an extra nek is nice but doesn't seem like that huge of a difference, nothing else seems worth it.

Torbran, Thane of Red Fell triple red is tough and he doesn't really change the clock that much. This is more a matter of preference though

Mission Briefing you're almost certainly using this for a wheel but why not just run another wheel and not have to pay an extra UU?

Before I say what I'd add specifically, in general I think you need a little more speed, a few more lands and a lot more interaction. 2 counters, 2 spot removal, and 3 board wipes does not feel like enough, especially for a relatvely slow deck that doesn't combo out. I would add a mix of 4-5 spot removal and counter spells and 4 more lands before even looking at any of the cards below.

Cards I would add:

Another land or two in addition to the above. Your commander is 5 mana after all and your average CMC is over 3. Average CMC times 10 or 11 is my baseline for lands

Curiosity stellar, cheap card draw

Nightscape Familiar effectively a mana dork, helps with the speed

Whirlpool Warrior another wheel

Archfiend of Ifnir pet card, turns wheels into board wipes

Vision Skeins fun card, works perfectly with your strategy

Ponder consistency

lu153i on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

4 months ago


First and foremost, huge fan of this build. I jumped on here for some help because my friend has a Torbran, thane of redfell that was kicking my ass and I needed to develop something to go up against it and this build was it. Thank you! I am working on my own take on this build.

What are your Thoughts on a Dream Halls and Psychic Vortex combo? haven’t had to much gameplay with it, but it seems to sync up pretty nice.

Breathstealer's Crypt is another card I ran into that seems like it would sync up nicely after a Mindslicer Cyclonic Rift combo.

Luciferian on Muldrotha Value town

8 months ago

Hey munky702 thanks for having a look at my deck.

Both of those cards Zur's Weirding and Breathstealer's Crypt seem to be good cards for a Muldrotha, the Gravetide deck. But they do not promote the direction I want to have with the deck. I preferably like to allow other players to play normally and interact/interrupt only when needed. Following said strategy in my personal experience I found it easier not be the main target of a game and the general mood of the table to be better.

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