Crypt Ghast


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Gatecrash Rare

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Crypt Ghast

Creature — Spirit

Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay . If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)

Whenever you tap a swamp for mana, you may add to your mana pool (in addition to the mana the land produces).

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Crypt Ghast Discussion

IAmTheWraith on EDH: Karlov Of The Ghost Council

18 hours ago

What about as an alternate wincon, use Debt to the Deathless and Exsanguinate? I will admit, when I first saw these, I was sceptical, and they are situational. But if you have Crypt Ghast down with Urborg and Cabal Coffers down, you can generate near infinite mana. If your opponent is running mana doublers, it just put a smile on your face when you topdeck Debt to the Deathless :)

Again, just a suggestion.


1 day ago

Thanks for the suggestions, dlamars!

It turns out with this deck mana usually isn't an issue between Crypt Ghast, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Magus of the Coffers. Butcher will NOT get cut because Grave Pact effects are simply insane in this kind of deck, sac a token, each opponent sacs a creature, get 3 counters on yahenni, repeat. Overseer of the Damned works well in conjuction with these, but i was actually thinking about cutting him. As for overlord, he's an amazing token producer, and kuon is just another The Abyss. The sac not destroy is annoying, but my opponents need a lot of removal to kill all my other stuff, or a wrath but my playgroup doesnt run many wraths other than Planar Cleansing and Apocalypse

I do love Captain's Claws, i will test that out. I don't like the Sengir Autocrat because I want repeatable tokens (e.g Overseer of the Damned or big effects (e.g Abhorrent Overlord. I did add the skeleton, and skullclamp seems good but i dont know yet.

Chasmolinker on Mono Black Devotion

2 days ago

Kevaka Thanks for the input. I am slowing coming to that realization. Crypt Ghast is more often than not a 4 cmc top deck that I don't need. Very rarely is he actually there early enough to make a difference. He also doesn't do anything when he ETB and is likely blown up next turn. I love the idea of Bloodghast. $$ But really works well with the amount of land drops and Liliana of the Dark Realms (+1) ability. Demigod of Revenge could take the place of Sheoldred, Whispering One at the top of the curve with Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I guess I would need to run at least two of Demigod in order to make its relevant.

Kevaka on Mono Black Devotion

2 days ago

Not a bad deck. I was also working on a deck like this. My suggetion is run Bloodghast, Leyline of the Void, and Demigod of Revenge. Also I feel that Crypt Ghast is not needed.

TheHelvault on DeathClock

5 days ago

Hello! This deck screams for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. It's a land that can be traded for or bought at a low price, Lowest I'm seeing is $7 each. This will make all your lands swamps, including Urborg, which also has Magus of the Coffers, Crypt Ghast, and Nirkana Revenant that much more powerful.

On that note, Cabal Coffers would be an ideal replacement for Magus of the Coffers, adding in 2 more Crypt Ghast and taking out 2 Scoured Barrens. While much more on the expensive side, Cabal Coffers makes for easier ramp while allowing you more slots for creatures and lifegain spells, specifically the Extort mechanic and Debt to the Deathless. If you're making all this black mana and struggling with getting white, I would add in one more Exsanguinate and take out one Debt to the Deathless. Once you get the money to purchase Coffers, you should do so immediately.

Not totally sure why Dragon Arch is in here, because the only creatures you can cheat out with it are small enough to be hardcasted anyway. I would drop both of them and add in 1 Ob Nixilis, Unshackled and 1 more Needlebite Trap.

Hope this helps!

HotRodScott on Pack Rat Madness

6 days ago

Thanks guys! Crypt Ghast might have been enough to out race this prison deck I seemed like 1 mana away from attacking into for 3-4 turns, then then it got too far out of reach to get even a single attacker through. I stayed in it for a while just to see if I could hit a bunch of land draws, but it was always just a little out of reach. Did discover MTGOs cap on tokens in that game though. :D


ginko2580 on Pack Rat Madness

1 week ago

Swarm of Rats with Ogre Slumlord Token Rats and DeathTouch...??? just a X1 of?

and I always mention Undying Evil for mono-Black decks. Might work here?

Your "Madness" and the "Target Player/Players Discard".... I see what you did there.. cute... and I never new that Swampyard was a "Thing"... TY

Crypt Ghast? Extort is good for you and Cheap CMC Creatures and chances are even better that you are tapping a Swamp (you don't even need the Urborg, Tomb/Yawgmoth) ... Not the Rat Theme, ..... but maybe ....describes.... where... your ...rats live?

fun deck, +1 coming, and maybe some more bad ideas. lol

Iamdoomitself on When demons come knocking

1 week ago

I agree with previous comments mana curve is huge.You can smooth it out further with an Expedition Map to fish out the coffers, Wayfarer's Bauble, Crypt Ghast.I know its probable just for fun but Lord of the Pit, Liege of the Pit and Shadowborn Demon are all really bad... I suggest replacing them with Harvester of Souls, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, and one of the mana accelerators

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