Breathstealer's Crypt

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Breathstealer's Crypt

Enchantment

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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Breathstealer's Crypt Discussion

Scionide on Nekusar, the Card Drawer

1 month ago

cdkime: I really like those suggestions, Library of Leng and Helm of the Ghastlord will most certainly find a home in this deck. I see the power of Phyresis, but I'm not looking to gain the hate of infect in my meta. Sigil of Sleep is also one I'll be keeping an eye on, though I've also bought a Breathstealer's Crypt for better creature control.

elgosu1337 on Lantern Control

2 months ago

You probably need to stop them from searching libraries and shuffling. Mindlock Orb helps with that. Maralen of the Mornsong combos with that to stop anyone from drawing cards, but with Muldrotha as your commander you can bypass the lock with self-mill like Sultai Ascendancy or Deadbridge Chant or cards like Taigam, Sidisi's Hand or Abundance. Rather than Winter Orb, Smokestack and Possessed Portal work well with Muldrotha. It's a pity you aren't playing white since Angel of Jubilation and Breathstealer's Crypt prevents your opponents from drawing creature cards ever again.

Cut everything apart from lands, then add in the core control elements, and then ramp and card advantage and removal.

Trozzul on Nekusar WIP

3 months ago

If you would like some suggestions,Drop:

Transguild Promenade (not a great mana filter)

painted bluffs (not great mana filter)

River of tears (some comp decks run this but personally i dont like it)

Metallurgic Summonings

Sunbird's Invocation

Duskmantle Seer (you have some high CMC cards)

Nucklavee (cmc too expensive)

Wizard Replica (use actual counterspells rather than creature ones)

Dissipate (use a different counterspell: Arcane Denial)

Ravenous Trap (Run bojuka bog instead)

Disdainful Stroke (not a great counterspell: trade out for undermine)

Horn of Greed (this cards actually alright to keep if you cant find a replacement)

Neurok Stealthsuit (actually mentioning this card because its great! glad to see someone use it)

Sphere of the Suns (theres better cheaper manarocks)

Traveler's Amulet (not great ramp)

Wayfarer's Bauble ()

Mystic Retrieval

Deny Existence (not great counterspell: trade out for Dream Fracture?)

Negate (get Counterspell instead)

God-Pharaoh's Gift (Too high of a cmc for what it does, when your deck gets further developed you will end up with less creatures)

Mind Stone (trade out for sol ring)

Dimir Charm (i like izzet charm better, not a super whole lot of 2 mana cards you want to destroy in edh)

Izzet Chronarch

You have a lot of instant and sorcery retrieval, Honestly with Nekusar in my opinion you should actually replace those cards with more copys (For example Windfall and Collective Defiance are basically copys since they do the same thing) = Consistency, its nice to grab whatever you want from the graveyard but you dont always have that option.Heres some cheap cards to fit in maybe? i play paper and im thinking paper prices, everything here should be under $3

Graven Cairns: Fantastic mana filter, too bad the rest of the cycles are incredibly cheap, this is the only super cheap one

Geier Reach Sanitarium

Extract from Darkness

Evacuation

Breathstealer's Crypt: This card is insane for what it is, it hits you too but its still worth it.

Whispering Madness

Geth's Grimoire

Stifle

Library of Leng

Smoke

Mystic Remora

Crosis's Charm

Dark Deal

Megrim

Kederekt Parasite

Lim-Dul's Vault

Diabolic Vision

Terminate

Pyroblast

Telepathy

Phyresis and Tainted Strike, it feels good to kill players with infect after wheeling multiple times in one turn

Fevered Visions

Jace's Archivist

Windfall

Collective Defiance

Temple Bell Great card, try to tap it at the end of their turns, or use when you need to topdeck a counterspell

alakhurd on Big Brother is Watching And His Name is Neb

6 months ago

Hm. How about to bring some chaos and dirt with Zur's Weirding and Breathstealer's Crypt in addition Silent Arbiter?

K4m4r0 on Screw your Cards - Gwendlyn di Corci

6 months ago

tlk_lone_knight wow those are a lot of suggestions, thanks!

Breathstealer's Crypt and Anvil of Bogardan Affect both player, I tried to avoid that but with Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur this shouldn't be much of a drawback.

I didn't want to attack with creatures, although those are some nice cards, but the whole Deck had to be changed or atleast the creatures since I only run utility creatures. Neko-Te Hot Soup Sword of Feast and Famine

Illusionist's Bracers is already in the list but thanks anyways!

tlk_lone_knight on Screw your Cards - Gwendlyn di Corci

6 months ago

@K4m4r0

in regards to the Breathstealer's Crypt forcing a player to draw a card or them naturally drawing a card triggers the effect. They MUST reveal the card and if it is a creature they MUST pay 3 life or discard it. using Cephalid Looter would cause them to draw, reveal said drawn card, if a creature pay the life/discard, then discard a card from hand.

I was incorrect with Chains of Mephistopheles unfortunately it has not been reprinted and does cost around 400$ because i believe it sees legacy play

Instead of Jace's Archivist maybe playing Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur would be better if you intend to be so low on cards. Huge card advantage but also a high CMC which is normally very doable in EDH.

K4m4r0 on Screw your Cards - Gwendlyn di Corci

6 months ago

tlk_lone_knight Thank you for your suggestions and the +1!

Breathstealer's Crypt looks very interesting, I will check how it works with abilities like Cephalid Looter.

Chains of Mephistopheles is a brutal card I have not seen before. But it is also really expensive. Where did it get reprinted?

Wound Reflection has a high CMC but it should be awesome in this Deck. I will definitely give it a try. Thank you for that.

Dragon Mage could be tricky, would probably fit better in a wheel Deck. I don't know if it would stay long on the stack.

Consuming Aberration and Library of Leng were both in an earlier version of this Deck. It could be an alternate Wincon but I think wheel decks would benefit a lot more.

Jace's Archivist is great but in most cases me and my opponent both have almost no handcards. Would be a little bit better if you could draw a fix amount of cards.

tlk_lone_knight on Screw your Cards - Gwendlyn di Corci

6 months ago

Love the deck. Love the idea.

Breathstealer's Crypt would be a decent hate card for the creature heavy decks sense you are using low powered utility creatures and dont have a lot of ways to stop people from attacking you.

Chains of Mephistopheles use to be an extremely expensive card but due to recent reprint the price as dropped. Super utility in for additional discard. if using this card i would recommend that you also run Library of Leng as it will prevent you from losing cards to the graveyard.

Wound Reflection is another source of additional damage for opponents however will make you a heavy target.

Dragon Mage would make for a good discard engine while also giving you some block potential.

With all the discard effects you are using Consuming Aberration would be a valid win con.

Jace's Archivist is another great utility creature. I understand that this creature would however effect you. But if you are using the Library of Leng it would not be as devastating on you.

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