Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Legendary Creature — Illusion

: Destroy target creature blocking or blocked by Cromat.

: Cromat gains flying until end of turn.

: Regenerate Cromat.

: Cromat gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

: Put Cromat on top of its owner's library.

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Cromat Discussion

SynergyBuild on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

Well, these discussions matter a lot.

Cromat may be a better commander than Mairsil, the Pretender at a Laboratory Maniac combo if the addition of green and white with support cards like Grand Abolisher, Silence, Abrupt Decay, Autumn's Veil, Nature's Claim, and Swords to Plowshares are good enough that you don't need a commander with minor benefits.

In that way, I think every 5 color commander should be Tier 2, as I can make any of them a decent list (or a hundred decent lists). No, they don't have to support a combo if their colors are powerful enough on their own.

On the other hand. I could run any random grixis commander, and build a list that though might be slightly worse than Kess, Dissident Mage, could make a very good deck using the shell of Grixis Twin. That deck might even be more powerful than Azami, Lady of Scrolls. Think about that. The fact that Karona, False God, with the list of Grixis Twin might be better than many tier 2 lists, yet is tier 5?

A Tier 5 list that is better than a tier 2 list, isn't a tier 5 list, yet at that point, the best decks should be the best decks, not the commanders at the helm of them. Think about stax decks, you can build a mono-red stax list that works (albeit not the best, but not bad or anything) and even use the commander of Zirilan of the Claw for a bit of removal if you cheat out one of the dragons that deals damage on ETB. That deck sure might whoop a Tier 3 list every time, with a mix of fast-paced stax, using Winter Orbs and Static Orbs, along with Sphere of Resistance and Thorn of Amethysts and some removal like Blasphemous Act, all the while setting up a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combo for the win. That deck doesn't sound bad, right? Well Zirilan of the Claw is tier 4, apparently they can't even compete against tier 1 lists, but against them, it can work, red has Gamble, Pyroblast/Red Elemental Blast, and all of the colorless stax options, along with more card draw than Hokori, Dust Drinker has, no, it isn't as powerful a commander if you don't include color, but if the color has more power, than the deck can, and the commander's deck is what the commander's power is derived from.

I understand this list will be making changes in the near future, I am excited for that, but until then, I still think most commanders (like 80% or so of them) can be made into a list that is competitive (Tier 1-2).

To be honest, I could probably write up a playable list for most commanders. I am probably going to do that soon.

cdkime on There can only be one! ...

1 month ago

You'll probably want a five colour commander to give you the most flexibility. Luckily, most of your options have only been printed once - here's a breakdown of your options:

  • Cromat (Apocalypse) - interesting and flexible, provides a solid option for many archetypes. This would be my pick for this deck.

  • O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami (Commander 2017) - solid option for many different decks, but might be reprinted in a Commander Anthology (though likely not for a while).

  • The Ur-Dragon (Commander 2017), Reaper King (Shadowmoor), Karona, False God (Scourge), Atogatog (Odyssey), The Legendary Slivers (Assorted) - All of these will require more support than you will have access to.

vbfabled on Homebrew Suggestions?

2 months ago


I saw Najeela, the Blade-Blossom and thought the same, but it seems like everyone's already jumping on that bandwagon, ya know? And I think I want this deck a little more unique.

My issue with Cromat is that I have no idea what to do with it. It seems more like a placeholder than anything to me. Any ideas for a Cromat strategy?

Homelessguy on Homebrew Suggestions?

2 months ago

Cromat or the new Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Could be fun.

RazortoothMtg on Missing a Combo Deck!

2 months ago

If you want a less competitive, more janky route, you can always just grab a random 5-color commander (I'd say Cromat would be the best as an infinite mana sink) and throw in all the tutors Diabolic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor to tutor for tutors, etc. along with all the 2-card combos in magic. Palinchron + Mirari's Wake and Deadeye Navigator. All the different possible Splinter Twin/Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos, etc.

Sliverpower on Athreos

2 months ago

Very nice, but i think you Cromat would be a better choise as commander for the u/g colours. :)

cdkime on You Can Be a Hero...

3 months ago

There are a couple powerful five-colour commanders, though finding the right one can be difficult. My recommendations (in no particular order) would probably be:

  • Child of Alara - this is a scary card, and provides a pretty strong deterrent against powerful attacks. After all, your opponent is not going to want to throw their 6+/X creature against you if it means their entire board is destroyed.

  • Progenitus - expensive to cast, and I don't think you have enough ramp to make it worthwhile, but an unblockable, near-impossible-to-remove 10/10 is certainly a good way to finish out a game.

  • O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami is another card which dissuades attackers.

  • You have lots of humans, so you could, perhaps use Karona, False God as a 6 mana, trampleless Overrun, but I don't think she's worth the cost or huge risk you put yourself in (despite her being one of my favourite cards ever printed).

  • Cromat is pretty cool, and has a number of nifty effects. Its first one is great, and makes two open lands very threatening to any player considering attacking you.

I don't think the other five colour generals would have good synergy with your deck, so did not review the rest.

chadjshonk on The Island of Dr. Jumblemorph

3 months ago

That's a very good idea zombob57. Thanks. I was going more for Cromat looking like he could be have been stitched together himself, freak that he is, but Tazri is would make the deck a lot better. Thanks.

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