Crypt Ghast


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

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

1 day ago


While Crypt Ghast is alright in slower and more casual formats like Commander, the modern format is simply too fast to play them.

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

1 day ago

no room for a pair of Crypt Ghast? idk if I could resist trying to fit him into a mono black

MRDOOM3 on Oloro, Ageless Potato

2 days ago

Crypt Ghast, in my opinion, is not really useful in this deck, unless there's also Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Exsanguinate is another nice lifedrain card.

Paradox Haze is another card that interacts well with Oloro.

Also, have you considered Pontiff of Blight, along with Divinity of Pride, Serra Ascendant, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, and Test of Endurance?

Koskun Falls is another pillowfort enchantment you can run.

Another life doubler is Boon Reflection.

I also personally do not really like Sublime Exhalation, but since my playgroup tends to play Avacyn, Angel of Hope, you can keep it if you want. I was going to suggest sweepers like Merciless Eviction or Cyclonic Rift.

Vindicate is another nice removal spell, so are Path to Exile and Ashes to Ashes.

A meh spell you can run is Temporal Extortion, although it may not be too great, since giving your opponent choices isn't always too great. You also can try out Quietus Spike and Scytheclaw.

Sorin, Grim Nemesis also interacts well with lifegain decks.

Phaazeprime on Zombie Millpocalypse

3 days ago

Whoah first time anyones made suggestions on any of my decks,so i'll do my best to go over why i've made many of the decisions I've made.

First off my plan is a mix of damage and mill using mill in order to steal from an opponents graveyard with the cards Geth, Lord of the Vault ,Bone Dancer,and the big one Hedonist's Trove, plus wanting my opponents to have a large graveyard to make Consuming Aberration big makes my amount of graveyard hate somewhat small with only Bojuka Bogas a full grave exile and Crypt Incursion getting rid of all creatures and serve as my only real source of life gain.

as for Corpse Harvester i currently have 3 non specialized tutors though i may consider it over Sidisi, Undead Vizier due to it being reusable.

I may look for a place for Forgotten Creation as my card draw isn't perfect.

As for reanimation i have several reusable reanimation sources and a creature that can be recurred at any time namely Gravecrawler.

I have considered Soulless One but i feel i don't need both it and Consuming Aberration and i simply think the aberration is better(although i may look for a place for it,it is in my maybe board for a reason).

As for Dread Summons i have tried to avoid self milling as i lack artifact,enchantment and land recursion outside of Psychic Spiral

Finally I unfortunately can't play Crypt Ghast as it has white mana in its color identity and therefore can't be used with either my current commander or your suggestion of Phenax,God of Deception .

Thanks for your suggestions I really,genuinely appreciate them but i won't be able to use most of them for some of the reasons above. I'll make a more elaborate description explaining my deck and it's stratagems in the future.

But for now thanks for the feedback and have a fantastic day.

Force_of_Willb on Zombie Millpocalypse

3 days ago

If mill s your target Phenax, God of Deception might be a better general. here are some cards that aren't in your maybe list that might help with milling and keep the zombie theme.

Agent of Erebos - graveyard hate

Corpse Harvester - tutor for Undead Alchemist, best mill card in the deck

Forgotten Creation - card draw (my deck has a heavy reanimation theme, might not work for your deck

Relentless Dead - reanimation

Soulless One - ultimate zombie horde

Dread Summons - Mill + zombie tokens

Crypt Ghast - not a zombie but doubling up black mana doesnt hurt.

emester on Malfegor's Fun House

3 days ago

Hey, just thought I but in some dumb suggestions.

First off, I'm not so sure about including both Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart, as Black has enough ramp potential to not really need all of that slower sort of ramp. Instead, I'd replace one of the two with a Crypt Ghast so you can double your black mana. If you can, try to run Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers you can maximize the value of your black mana to shoot ahead

Bloodchief Ascension also works very well here with Sheoldred, Whispering One or your commander, as it is certain to go online if you have either of the two out or able to be cast.

Quesosity on Hapatra EDH, WIther and Proliferate

4 days ago

Crypt Ghast is legal in any commander deck that can run black. The white symbol in the text box is part of the reminder text for Extort. This reminder text doesn't change the color identity.

n0bunga on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

4 days ago

Yeah for sure I'd see that as a 99.

I'd love to mess around with a token doubling idea.

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