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

ygor_gs on Zombies Deck

2 days ago

I'm considering two strategies

1º Make the deck light with cards like Smuggler's Copter

2º Use cards to ramp faster Cabal Stronghold + Crypt Ghast and play some heavy cards like Grave Titan or Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Flarhoon13 on Erebos' Totally Devoted to Death

1 week ago

Thursday night report, so much mana!

Tonight, finally added Crypt Ghast (replaced Ivory Tower) as I also put in Cabal Stronghold. Wow, amazing! I mean, no duh, right? I had Crypt Ghast most of the game and untapped a turn or two with those newly acquired cards plus Caged Sun and Cabal Coffers. Mike was borrowing my Kynaios and Tyro of Meletis deck and had the Insurrection but that was effectively countered by my Sudden Spoiling. I untapped and attacked, eliminating Arvad the Cursed because Angela's top deck was revealed by Brendon's Daxos of Meletis techy Lantern of Insight to be Urza's Ruinous Blast. After a Corpse Harvester sacrifice, Sheoldred, Whispering One reanimated Gray Merchant of Asphodel for the win. I was drowning in mana for enough turns to have over 20 devotion.

Of course, the previous game was more ignominious as I used Sidisi, Undead Vizier to get Bojuka Bog for Tori's Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck rather than Cabal Coffers to further my own agenda. She was at a low enough life total I need not have done that. Kothophed, Soul Hoarder was then my final undoing as Tana, the Bloodsower had four swords equipped and enough tokens with a sac outlet to finish me off.

DrukenReaps on Kvlt Ov The Horned One (Demon Tribal)

3 weeks ago

It looks pretty good. Only thing I would say is with the high average CMC you may want even more ramp. Liliana of the Dark Realms, Nirkana Revenant, Magus of the Coffers, and Crypt Ghast are all good.

burferking on Ob Noxious

3 weeks ago

I think that you have too much lands. I personnally put 36-37 lands in an EDH deck, while some people go up to 40 lands. Reducing the number of lands would allow you to add spells like Crypt Ghast (a must, IMO).

Sargeras on How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

4 weeks ago


First off, thanks for the upvote, really appreciate it!

As for your suggestions:

While I like the saga cards, Phyrexian Scriptures isn't really on par with damnation, or many of the smaller sweepers (Like Flaying Tendrils or Mutilate) in many cases. The fact that it can't hit artifact creatures makes it bad against affinity, which would be a downside for your sideboard. The other reason is that since it wraths the turn after you play it, and you'd likely die before it was of use to you. (Imagine top-decking this when you need it!)

As for Josu Vess, Lich Knight, if you wanted to build a shell around him, you'd likely be doing the same thing you would for a deck that plays Grave Titan or Sheoldred, Whispering One, in that you'd want to be playing Crypt Ghast or Heartless Summoning to enable cost reduction. (If you wanted to use his kicker more consistently)

Although if you wanted to go taller with finishers, Grave Titan and the above Sheoldred would likely do more for you, but yes you can build a shell with him, as his 4 cmc mana cost does allow him to be an on-curve 4/5.


Saljen on Budget Mono-Black Panharmonicon

1 month ago

Gray Merchant of Asphodel seems like an auto-include. You need some way to ramp your mana as well. Something like Crypt Ghast

ShadyWonderBoy on Demonic Wrath

1 month ago

For casual play I think you could add Crypt Ghast to help you get the mana you need. In order to get some card draw Sign in Blood and I don't think you will need planar cleansing. Possibly some more humans to lower the over all mana curve of the deck.

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