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Exile all creature cards from target player's graveyard. You gain 3 life for each card exiled this way.
Crypt Incursion Discussion
1 week ago
Servant can put in work with Tutelage if a lot of lands are gone from opps deck. Just a thought
4 weeks ago
machamilton looking good dude! This should defo be able to win games.
I’d be tempted to put 2 Crypt Incursion mainboard (perhaps instead of opt)- being able to cast one late game when things are iffy pretty much always secures an instant win. There’s been too many times when i’ve gained 40+ life from this one card, buying at least 5 extra turns to ruin lives (aka instant game win). It’s also just nice to have a mainboard answer to someone fielding a creature that shuffles itself back into the deck (thus preventing a mill win).
When you get round to getting those extra Glimpses and Breakings, drop the Tome Scour from the deck entirely - 5 cards is too few a number to mill.
All that really needs work is the sideboard. Ditch the Mana Leak and Annul, because you have Dispel and this should be enough to get the job done. Ditch Night of Souls' Betrayal also because it’s not useful enough. Get some Languish in there for the creature matchups, and if you can some Extirpate to ruin combo and graveyard nonsense. But have a feel for what your local meta is and get the right hate pieces in accordingly
1 month ago
There has to be a better card than Dream Twist . 3 mana for 6 mill is just too inefficient, even with flashback.
I would go to 4x Archive Trap , with all the fetchlands it becomes really powerful.
Crypt Incursion really helps against aggro and midrange.
If you want to go the more controlly route, you could add Damnation (not exactly budget but you're running 4x Surgical Extraction ...), Ensnaring Bridge , and Hurkyl's Recall in the sideboard against artifact decks.
2 months ago
Also, I’d strongly recommend playing your 2 Crypt Incursion in the main. Izzet Phoenix and Dredge are both running absolutely rampant right now, and I feel like the four surgical might not even be enough. I could also be wrong, but it bears thinking about.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Enhanced Surveillance is nice. I'll definitely look at that. I actually used to have Crypt Incursion in the deck on an early version I just didn't think just life was a good enough trade-out, but I may look at it again. Like you said life gain in black is high value. And I just took Butcher of Malakir out for Unclaimed Territory so we'll have 36 moving forward and I'll mix things around when I get a low CMC Pact effect permanent in here. And holy shit I really like Faces of the Past If I get Whip of Erebos in I want to get Midnight Reaper as well. I just don't want one without the other. Thanks for mentioning War of the Spark in general. I'm super excited about Gleaming Overseer (1UB ETB 1/4 w/ Amass 1 and Zombie Tokens you control have Hexproof and Menace), Liliana, Dreadhorde General , Liliana's Triumph , and Bolas's Citadel I don't how I'll fit all of them in, but this looks like a good set for us!
2 months ago
Happy to help! Fair enough on Empty the Pits . I'm somewhat partial to Enhanced Surveillance from the last Ravnica set, but that's also a permanent so it'll be pretty televised (though that by itself is a solid deterrent). There's also Crypt Incursion if you're looking for some instant speed shenanigans. Not great but I played it one time in an older build and went from like ten to 40ish for only three mana.
As far as your land count, I think reducing the overall average CMC of the deck will be fine. You can work with 35 (I've got more than my fair share of decks with that many lands), but I wouldn't lean too heavily into anything above 5 CMC if you do so. Otherwise I'd add least one land (though another bit of artifact ramp oughtta do the trick as well).
For enablers for Grimgrin, I'm somewhat fond of Faces of the Past , as it doesn't just untap Grimgrin but also any other zombie that you attacked with. Midnight Reaper gets you some card draw if you're saccing nontokens. Dreadhorde Invasion will give you sac fodder AND some nice lifegain when it releases with War of the Spark. If you're going with a self-mill style, Stitcher's Supplier isn't a bad choice.
2 months ago
VexxValentine The problem of adding white in kill, is that your manabase will be more unstable. You can use Fatal Push instead of Path to Exile and Damnation instead of Supreme Verdict . Virdict and pact are a bit stronger, but they also require you to add one more color to your manabase, and this slows you a lot. echonig truth is not bad, but if you have problems with aggro the solution is Crypt Incursion and Ensnaring Bridge that can give you lot of time. If you have too mutch problems with aggro I suggest you to put main board 1/2 Bontu's Last Reckoning . If the problem is dredge or Phoenix add more Surgical Extraction and Extirpate
P.S. Esper mill is not as competitive as UB. If you watch list that made some results, on mtggoldfish or Mtgtop8 all mill lists are UB.UB is just faster, esper control the board better, but not enough in my opinion :)
Have a nice day, let me know if I am wrong :)
Crypt Incursion occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%