Target creature you control gains protection from creatures your opponents control until end of turn. Untap it.

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Crypsis Discussion

davebot on Patient Cruelty

5 days ago

I like it. Nice way to have multiple wincons. Perhaps you may find use in the following cards. Each of these will either protect your creatures, gain you life and cause them to lose life, or make your dudes unblockable.

Mizzium Skin

Shadow Rift

Aphotic Wisps


Dance of Shadows

Hearth Charm

Distortion Strike

Suffer the Past

Syphon Life

Dirge of Dread

Ebony Charm

Profane Command


Crypt Incursion


Veil of Secrecy

buildingadeck on Budget Blue: Angel of Elusion (2nd FNM!)

4 weeks ago

Yes, so far the cards I want to add to my sideboard are two of each Singing Bell Strike and Disdainful Stroke. I'm not thoroughly convinced on Icy Blast as a card that is reasonable given my low mana count. Triton Tactics is interesting and could be a good swap for Crypsis; I am considering it. Hour of Need is awesome, and it was another card I liked a lot when looking at mono-U.

5h4m3 on Blue Envy (Budget)

1 month ago

Yes you cant use the helix the turn you play the thief but can make for some nasty plays after he is established. So maybe it would be worth it for 2 and 2 with the helix and snare? And if you can find the place and it does cost an extra mana but Crypsis is another blue untap tool to besides tactics so you can have more than just one card to do the trick besides tactics and it also protects him. I will playtest with both snare and crypsis without the ensoul element to see how it does. But this looks like a blast to play with.

aaron_meyer on Blue! Budget! Synergy!

1 month ago

I have a deck similar to this, except its based around Daring Thief's ability. Essentially when Daring Thief untaps you can respond with Peel from Reality or a Quickling to bounce whatever you would be giving them back to your hand, so they get nothing. I also play with Ornithopters, which work well with Illusory Angel. And Springleaf Drum / Crypsis to tap and untap Daring Thief quickly.

alchemist4533 on Hydra Love Ramp

1 month ago

to increase your trample potential, you may want to tinker with Dragon Throne of Tarkir. It is a little slow, but it can turn all of your 1/1 snakes from Hooded Hydra into 7+/7+ or stronger creatures able to swing in with trample.

If you had a method to untap Scourge of Skola Vale (Triton Tactics/Crypsis for example), I would say an amazing combo would be Dragon Throne of Tarkir + Scourge of Skola Vale , tap and give all your little 1/1 snakes a big boost (lets say your scourge is 5/5), making your snakes 6/6 beaters with trample. untap Scourge of Skola Vale, tap and sac one of your 6/6 hydras to make your scourge an 11/11 for next turn, ensure victory when you are swinging in with a number of 12/12 snakes with trample.

Regardless, having an extra method of trample I feel is critical for making your deck run smoothly. I know for my deck, multiple methods of trample are what win me the game.

gumbogogo on 2014-12-09 update of The Hulk. ...

1 month ago

Yeah no problem! I think you could probably just throw Terra Stomper into the sideboard for when you're up against counterspells. I figured you were just using Crypsis as a combat trick, which Triton Tactics excels at, but If you're wanting something for evasion instead of Crypsis or Aqueous Form, you might like Icy Blast. I also realized that Hooded Hydra and Hornet Queen could both be very synergistic with Dragon Throne of Tarkir. Sorry I'm dropping suggestion bombs all up in this lol.

alchemist4533 on 2014-12-09 update of The Hulk. ...

1 month ago

FAMOUSWATERMELON, format is important to me currently. This bad boy is going to make its way into the FNM lineup hopefully this week.

gumbogogo- I have really considered Terra Stomper, as an 8/8 trample for 6 is a beast. Though I don't know who I would trade out for him...Sagu Mauler maybe? Polukranos, World Eater is a very real consideration. If I dismantle and sell one of my other decks (which I am considering), I will probably pick up a few. I do like Triton Tactics for its potential combo play with Karametra's Acolyte, the reason for Crypsis is basically for unblockable/protection, but I may trade out. Thanks for the suggestions!

Color(s) Blue
Cost 1U
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 11.25
Avg. cube pick 11.48


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Pre-release Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods Common

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