Crypt Champion

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Uncommon
Dissension (DIS) 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 their graveyard onto the battlefield.

When Crypt Champion enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless was spent to cast it.

Crypt Champion Discussion

nicktibe on Wack Shit, a Rayami EDH Deck

3 days ago

just a heads up Crypt Champion is illegal in this deck since it has red in it's color identity

Natalbee on

7 months ago

naturesnake420 xD Thank you, thank you. I might replace Grenzo with Meren of Clan Nel Toth and just go straight value-town, using Fierce Empath to fetch cards like Avatar of Woe , and Crypt Champion to recur things like Eternal Witness and Imperial Recruiter .

Dude, Windgrace Scapeshift is bonkers. The obvious one is Ob Nixilis, the Fallen , but Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth with Strands of Night is probably my favorite combo. I'm also a fan of Inkmoth Nexus / Bloodghast and Kessig Wolf Run . Also Aetherworks Marvel has saved me so many times, but I used to run nearly every fetchland known to man (and a good amount of board wipes) haha

Wish you luck :D

Darth_Savage on Reaper

8 months ago

I play Soulflayer in a Hollow One shell, Power 4 is Ferocious, here are some general thoughts on Soulflayer. Ideally you want double strike, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink and flying obviously that number of keywords is a big ask, most of the time I'd settle for double strike, lifelink and flying, which puts Soulflayer in the answer this or die bracket. A nice way to deliver lifelink and flying is Chancellor of the Dross , your not going to play this card, but it has a minor upside if it's in your opening hand. Double strike is off colour for blue / black, but Crypt Champion is a decent option for delivering it. Indestructible I'd suggest Bontu the Glorified over Erebos, God of the Dead, it's a shame menace wasn't a keyword when Soulflayer was printed. Hexproof would be easy enough to enable with Striped Riverwinder . So that covers the keywords.

Your enablers; Returned Reveler, is nowhere near as good as Stitcher's Supplier which triggers when it enters play and when it dies. Magus of the Bazaar gives you more control over what goes to your graveyard than Armored Skaab. Lastly I'm not sure what Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is doing in this deck, you don't really have a devotion sub-theme... Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

Boza on Decks for new players

9 months ago

My idea is to make all of the above as 30 card Modern legal decks, where you take any two pieces and combine them before the game starts to make a full 60 card deck. Each 30 card deck will also have a "champion" - a mythic or rare that is the lynchpin - while the rest of the cards are commons or uncommons. For example, BR aristocrats:

11 lands
2 Brawl-Bash Ogre
4 Corpse Connoisseur
4 Carrier Thrall
4 Myr Sire
2 Fleshbag Marauder
2 Crypt Champion
1 Underworld Cerberus - the champion

This can be combined with say, RW Vehicle aggro:

11 lands
1 Depala, Pilot Exemplar - the champion
4 Veteran Motorist
2 Renegade Freighter
2 Untethered Express
2 Consulate Dreadnought
1 Aeronaut Admiral
2 Speedway Fanatic
1 Caught in the Brights
2 Court Homunculus

You can easily combine the two to make a capable deck. Keep going for the other deck archetypes.

What this idea does is provide a mini-game for more experienced players and variety of gameplay, while less experienced ones get a view of deckbuilding and a form of "smash-up" that is more fun than simply picking up a ready deck. If you want to really spice it up, add some loose cards players can switch in between games - a sort of a sideboard.

For example, with 10 30-card decks, you have 90 combinations.

StopShot on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

9 months ago

Prime Speaker Vannifar - Modern Player: Spellskite -> Deceiver Exarch -> Crypt Champion -> Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker -> Oops I win.

Diskord on Can I uses Crypt Champion ...

11 months ago

Makes sense. Sucks though because Crypt Champion is the only black card that has double strike.

Kogarashi on Can I uses Crypt Champion ...

11 months ago

Crypt Champion's color identity is still RB, so you couldn't use it. Color identity counts color indicatior if it has one, plus all colored mana symbols in the casting cost and text box, except for symbols found in reminder text such as that for extort (seen on Crypt Ghast). Reminder text is exempt because ostensibly it wouldn't always appear on cards (compare M19's Air Elemental to Ixalan's Air Elemental).

Diskord on Can I uses Crypt Champion ...

11 months ago

It doesn't have any non-blue/black activated or triggered abilities but there is a red mana in Crypt Champion's text. Looking to use him in a Lazav, the Multifarious deck.

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