Crypt Champion


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Dissension Uncommon

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Crypt Champion

Creature — Zombie

Double strike

When Crypt Champion enters the battlefield, each player puts a creature card with converted mana cost 3 or less from his or her graveyard into play.

When Crypt Champion enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless (Red) was spent to play it.

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Crypt Champion Discussion

Rikente on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 month ago

No sweat UnleashedHavok, always willing to provide a different perspective. My Buried Alive piles really depend on the board and my mood. If I want to be goofy I'll get Crypt Champion, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, and Anger, using the Crypt Champion + Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip interaction I mention in my primer. If I need to respond to the board, I choose one of my myriad toolbox answers and then usually fun value cards such as Gonti, Lord of Luxury or Stoneforge Mystic. If I have Living Death in hand I'll grab Anarchist, Mindless Automaton, and Golgari Thug and I'll go all in on the reanimation plan.

This right here is exactly why I love this deck so much. There are always so many options, and I rarely get the same pile twice. I feel like this is the best way to really embrace the singleton nature of EDH.

Bolsheviktory on Hermit Druid, Infinite Mana

7 months ago

Still think you should remove the glory's rise wincon and replace cards with ways to go off with the druid. It's not easy to assemble since you need to put into the GY: Angel of Glory's Rise, Saffi Eriksdotter, Zulaport Cutthroat and Crypt Champion.

For the Laboratory Maniac wincon you can just get cards to back it up like Cephalid Coliseum, Brainstorm, Impulse, etc

Also Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is better than Magus of the Bazaar since it isn't card disadvantage and can flashback useful spells when flipped.

Bolsheviktory on Child of Shenanigans

8 months ago

Lol, Bolshevisky. How about you focus on the main necrotic ooze combo with lab man as the backup? Then you can cut the less useful cards that are easy to disrupt like Angel of Glory's Rise/Crypt Champion/Saffi/ etc

You need more tutors like Shred Memory and to get more any color lands like Forbidden Orchard/Gemstone Caverns/Exotic Orchard which in our meta gives you every color you need.

Do you ever play Demonic Consultation unless you've got the lab maniac? I don't think you have enough redundant pieces to run it. With Tainted Pact you can at least stop if you hit something important. Selective Memory can probably also be cut since it doesn't help you without Laboratory Maniac out which is currently plan C.

You probably also want more cheap removal like THE DEED back in, Nature's Claim, and probably Snapcaster Mage to flash it back.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is good for getting combo pieces into the grave from your hand and for flashing back useful things.

What does Crop Rotation get? A mountain?

If you can discard hermit druid with JVP or frantic search, you can now Corpse Dance or Shallow Grave to give it haste and reanimate in 1 card.Entomb also gets it into the graveyard. I'd also remove the stitch together in favor of Necromancy since it's unconditional and you'd be able to go off at instant speed if you need to.

DevoidMage on Turn 3 Win Combo?

10 months ago


It's a Crypt Champion Saffi Eriksdotter deck that uses a bunch of "Dredge" cards like Faithless Looting and Grisly Salvage to load up the yard.

Seems fine, but a bit unstable just because it doesn't have the strong dredge engine, and relies extremely heavily on the combo.


10 months ago

That would enable a smoother curve. While bridge is fun, it isn't a reliable "I win" card.

Good game.

Gidgetimer on Does Saffi Eriksdotter return the ...

11 months ago

You won't be able to return the Crypt Champion off of the single sacrifice of Saffi Eriksdotter. It is a new permanent and therefore the delayed trigger of "when target creature dies this turn" is no longer associated with it. Even though it is the same card it is a different creature.

Now supposing you stack the triggers so that the return happens before the sacrifice and you choose Saffi, you can sacrifice her to associate a delayed trigger with the new instance of Crypt Champion and just recur both of them infinitely. Something like Blood Artist or Impact Tremors will turn this loop into a win con.

Brainiac0 on Does Saffi Eriksdotter return the ...

11 months ago

This would be weird.Let's assume you target Crypt Champion with Saffi Eriksdotter and it dies.When it comes back its cost isn't paid, thus it's sacrificed.Does it return from graveyard to play again? And if so, can you stop that chain or will it automatly go infinite?

Squirrel_of_War on Soulflayer x Chromanticore

1 year ago

Cool build. A few things I noticed since I play a Soulflayer deck myself.

Keranos probably won't be as useful as something with Hexproof like Thrun, the Last Troll because any modern deck with white is running Path to Exile.

Genesis is not modern legal, it was only printed in Judgement which was several sets before 8th edition.

I think you could benefit from more double strike such as Viashino Slaughtermaster, Crypt Champion, and Savageborn Hydra. More cards to fill your yard like Grisly Salvage would also help.

You can check out my build for ideas if you'd like.

Delve into my Junderwear

Modern Squirrel_of_War


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