Crypt Ghast


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) 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

mfogle on demon days

4 days ago

Love me some demons; first deck I homebrew'ed was demons. Your deck has a super high cmc though and though Cabal Coffers and Crypt Ghast can make hella mana once they're set up, your decks probly dead in the water until turn 4-5 i'm guessing. Plus, 23 lands is not very many for that kinda cmc, especially if your running over 60 cards. My biggest recommendations would be to cut down to a 60 card deck where 23 lands could be fine. Running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth could really help out your coffer and crypt ghast ramp. If you want to run that many BIG demons, I'd recommend keeping the cmc of your non-creatures pretty low so you have some low cost plays. I could also see Dark Ritual going in this deck to help push your early game. Finally, you don't have post the "flipped" side of transform cards, it'll automatically show the "flip" to let you see it. It helps tidy up your deck stats and list. Best of luck and happy brewing!

DrukenReaps on Commander deck for a beginner

5 days ago

Of the ones you mention Oloro is by far the most control oriented. A friend of mine built him as a pillow fort deck that allows cards like Twilight Prophet to slowly bleed his opponents out. You can really build any Esper control shell around him.

At your budget I would flat out avoid Kaalia. A lot of the meat of the deck, the angels/demons/dragons, usually don't cost too much money but the support to make the deck run smoothly without her in play can eat a budget pretty fast...

Scarab I think makes for an interesting one to head a mill deck. You mill out your opponents and grab their creatures with him as you go, lol. Mill itself is usually a bad win con in commander but it can feed your deck and allow things like Bloodchief Ascension to run away with the game. It can also feed your opponent's graveyard deck too so be careful if you go that way...

I've watched an Edgar pre-con take out a table of '75%' decks. It was mostly just luck but the deck can be really well tuned around low CMC vampires and is just as aggro as aggro can be. I think the control element to it is pretty weak so you may not like Edgar very much. It should be within your budget though.

Olivia Voldaren should also be doable within budget, even more so because she is only 2 colors. I don't really think of her as vampire tribal but more of a creature control deck. Get a lot of mana with things like Crypt Ghast or give her deathtouch with Basilisk Collar and just go to town.

AkaAkuma on Atraxa-less Atraxa (Reyhan/Ishai +1+1 counters)

1 week ago

Sooo, how often are creatures of you going to connect? You have quite some cards that want to beat face (e.g. Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Necropolis Regent , Bred for the Hunt and Thrummingbird ). Most are small but could be good though! Personally I haven't been able to profit much from bred for the hunt, but I never run the flying creatures and the heralds that you do.

But on to the questionable cards. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest wants the Butcher of Malakir , Cataclysmic Gearhulk or Slaughter the Strong kinda effects. But Yehenni seems like your only man. So why play him?

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seems like a bit of a waste here. You don't play nearly enough swampwalk or Crypt Ghast / Magus of the Coffers effects.

I personally also used to play Bramblewood Paragon solely for Reyhan. But still, you only play 4 warriors in total. So even if it hits the cmc, isn't the new Zegana, Utopian Speaker a better choice?

If you like to run more sacrifice outlets. I am an absolute fan of Greater Good , and recently became addicted to Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim .

You run allot of instants and sorceries for a deck that cares about creatures and counter-interaction, but you miss the Reyhan staple Living Death . Really, it's gorgeous (and also works with Mazirek)!

"When an effect happens or card becomes played this is put on top of an imaginary stack.

However, when a card is in the middle of being resolved, any new effects cannot take place until the card is done. So Reyhan's ability can only be placed on the stack when Living death is resolved.

Thus, Reyhan can choose new targets for all the counters that would've been lost otherwise!"

Stipped right off my primer: Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

You have an expensive taste, maybe Assassin's Trophy is an option?

Together Forever does not only score points on it's amazing flavor between Reyhan and Ishai, creatures "die" before returning to your hand. It's all Reyhan ever needs to hear.

Lastly I'd like you to take a look at your creatures and their base power and toughness, and then take a look at Octopus Umbra . It's off-theme, but packs quite a package. Just saying.

edengstrom1 on Mo Mogis Mo Slaughter

1 week ago

You might want a little more ramp since you don't have much currently. Myriad Landscape , Burnished Hart and Solemn Simulacrum work in almost any deck. Dark Ritual and Crypt Ghast are good in any black deck.

MarioSmallszs on Lurker of Chalice/// Mono-Black Prison

1 week ago

Maybe some sort of ramp for those bigger spells? Crypt Ghast or Liliana of the Dark Realms ? Maybe a Simian Spirit Guide for a nice chalice on one turn one?

Ripwater on Volt-Lov "The Big Beat" *Help Requested*

1 week ago

Hey SherMaxx

What's mostly is important is to generate as much lifegain triggers as possible. Karlov does not really care for big lifegain triggers.

Right now you play a lot of equipments and thats logical since you want to go Voltron. But generally speaking you don't need as much as you run right now. I would play much more lifegain triggers, since that helps with your life total + Karlov will grow insanely big in a very short time.

That being said being able to give Karlov protection from a color is really good like Mother of Runes . So I would try a Eight-and-a-Half-Tails for example. Since he also protects your permanents (all of em) and he can make lands white, so he also deals with for example Maze of Ith .

Another auto include is Kambal, Consul of Allocation . And things like Crypt Ghast , Tymna the Weaver , Suture Priest , Ranger of Eos .

Also what really works for me is things that trigger on cast. Overal things that only trigger in your upkeep are waaaaaay to slow and will only provide one trigger. Cards like Tablet of the Guilds , Contemplation .

Hopefully this helps a bit. If you need some inspiration, I've put my deck online as well. Also I wrote a primer for Karlov with explanation about card choices. Hopefully it helps you a bit :-)

[[Primer]] Karlov's Will

Commander / EDH* kevinscheurwater


Ripwater on Scarab God Zombie Tribal

2 weeks ago

Hey SirHerpaderp

Training Grounds is an auto include. You should not doubt about it.

Some cards I would add are:

These are just some suggestion (I know they can be a problem budgetwise).

Things i would cut:

  • Corpse Harvester In my opinion a bit too slow and a bit too expensive
  • Geth, Lord of the Vault Your commander does it better
  • Midnight Reaper Think there is better draw then this guy
  • Stitcher Geralf A bit underwhelming and he exiles the targets you want to exile with your god
  • Josu Vess, Lich Knight Way to expensive and you have Army of the Damned.
  • Dark Salvation Way to expensive
  • Dread Summons For the mana you pump into it, it's not a guarenteed hit. For that amount of mana you can cast other stuff or activate your God for more value :)
  • Vanquisher's Banner I would run a Consecrated Sphinx for this
  • Coat of Arms Would get another mana rock for more activations on your god/or another counterspell to protect him. Don't think you need the coat and often it can work against you.
  • Hopefully these tips will help you a bit and don't underestimate the power of your commander, really play him in a bit of a aggro/control version. But always keep mana open to activate him!

    MtG_4Me on Deck #10 - Grenzo, Dungeon Warden

    2 weeks ago

    Pretty cool having Grenzo, Dungeon Warden command a bunch of Relentless Rats . But let me improve your synergy here, and turbocharge this deck.

    First, I'd remove all of your lands that come into play tapped. Add a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Cabal Coffers , and a Crypt Ghast . That alone will speed you up greatly.

    Secondly, get rid of all the superfluous stuff. That means all your sorceries/instants and some of the artifacts. Ok, maybe we keep a Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , or Diabolic Intent.

    We want pretty much everything to come in as a creature so, regarding haste, let's put in Anger , Ogre Battledriver , and a Mogis's Marauder !

    If you must, I guess you could keep your Coat of Arms , or maybe a Door of Destinies , or even a Marton Stromgald ; but I think they all are "win more" cards. Instead, let's put in an Eldrazi Monument! Indestructible flying rats is game over real quick. So you have to sac a rat occasionally, "que, sera, sera".

    Now it's gonna get real fun. Since you've got a poop-ton of rats, using Ashnod's Altar will let you really utilize Grenzo's flip into play ability. If you have haste, you could then sac a few rats, play Patriarch's Bidding , and flip the rest of your mana into more rats. and Voila, game over dude.

    Onto your destruction package. Just one card here, Crypt Rats ! A much more selective boardwipe, and it's on theme. You could also go with Pestilence , Toxic Deluge , or Golden Demise . Pretty much any amount of rats will survive the damage.

    Now for the "Coup de Resistance". You do a big flip, after maybe an altar sacrifice, and let's say you don't have haste, but with all the rats that come out, guess what else pops up: Gray Merchant of Asphodel !

    Now that's, if not "Game Over", a real big life swing.

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    Crypt Ghast occurrence in decks from the last year

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.07%

    Black: 1.44%

    Golgari: 0.09%

    W/B (Orzhov): 0.85%

    Rakdos: 0.58%