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

griffstick on Contract for your death

4 days ago

@ticked-off-squirrel, perhaps. It's a good card but it's 3 mana and only reduces the cost of my creatures. The life gain and drain is good but doesn't add to the strength of the deck. Compare it to Jet Medallion for 2 mana reduces all my black spells, I can play it on turn 2 and turn 3 play Crypt Ghast or Abyssal Persecutor.

Kebbabbed_By_Narwhal on ShadowBornApostles=Demons

6 days ago

I I run 18 apostles in mine but I also run 4 Crypt Ghast, 4 Thrumming Stone , 4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, 4 Dark Ritual, and 4 Demon of Death's Gate that way you can cycle through the whole deck and running more deaths gates because then you can get a turn 1 9/9 flying trample with Dark Ritual with thrumming stone assuming you don't get super unlucky and not get an apostle when drawing with Thrumming Stone

NV_1980 on Oona: discard, mill, repeat

6 days ago


I like your deck! Maybe adding Bloodchief Ascension would be nice as like Duskmantle Guildmage, it also combo's well with Mindcrank. Considering Oona's ability, I'd expect to see some mana doublers in your deck as that doubles the effectiveness of her ability. Consider cards like High Tide, Crypt Ghast and Magus of the Coffers. Another idea is to add Illusionist's Bracers to double the effect of her primary ability whenever she uses it.

Good luck and have fun with this.



Pieguy396 on H: Avacyn, JVP, Vial Smasher, ...

1 week ago

Hey, all! I have a bunch of cards sitting in my binder not doing anybody much good, and I'd love to try and work out a few trades! My public TappedOut binder is sometimes a couple days behind when I update it, so here are some of the more exciting cards I have for trade:

And here are some of the cards I'm looking for:

And of course any fetchlands or shocklands you may have (I can give you a good deal on them if you do). I'm also totally open to offers or looking at other people's binders if you'd like. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

Scytec on B/W Life for Death (needs help)

1 week ago

You have a fairly high CMC already, you should consider running a few more mana rocks or ramp spells to get the most of your spells like Exsanguinate and a spell you might consider Debt to the Deathless. Basalt Monolith, Grim Monolith, Mana Vault, Orzhov Signet, or even something like Worn Powerstone. Crypt Ghast and Nirkana Revenant are exceptional rampers, especially with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. As you're already running Sphere of Safety you may consider a little redundancy with Ghostly Prison. All in all nice list, though I am gonna steal onehitterquiter's idea for Zur the Enchanter as a commander for a similar deck. I'll give you both credit though. :p

Guilty on Uncle Eddie

3 weeks ago

Pervavita on ay ayli

1 month ago

Blood Artist & Zulaport Cutthroat I see in your maybe board. Both I run and are huge aids for the small advantage they will gain you in the game every turn. Against the right deck a Blood Artist + Board Wipe can kill a player.

Budget restrictions are fine in this deck as you can get a lot of power for little cost.

Phyrexian Reclamation, Mentor of the Meek, & Greed are big card advantage pieces in this deck as the life loss is negligible here. Also it's fun to sac and return to sack again a Solemn Simulacrum (another little more expensive card you should get). Well of Lost Dreams also but it ties to your life gain not you paying life... oh darn.

For ramp I recommend Sword of the Animist & Crypt Ghast. The sword is a huge ramp card in this deck as you can get some early attacks in with your cheap commander for some lands and late game you toss it on a creature you want to sack and attack with it, sack it pre damage if you don't want to make an enemy and gain +1 life over what you would before and gain a basic all for 2 extra mana.

Rhox Faithmender though a little higher cost is a must in this deck. All the life gain! Gray Merchant of Asphodel is almost as good on life gain but can also kill some one.

Aetherflux Reservoir as a win condition because all the life has to have a purpose.

Blind Obedience, Pontiff of Blight, Authority of the Consuls give great incremental life gain.

Fumigate is a great budget board wipe in the deck.

Anguished Unmaking I like as a back up to Ayli's ability.

Feel free to look over my Ayli, Eternal board wipes deck for some more ideas.

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