Cryptborn Horror

Legality

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

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Return to Ravnica Rare
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Cryptborn Horror

Creature — Horror

Trample

Cryptborn Horror enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the total life lost by your opponents this turn.

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Cryptborn Horror Discussion

Kjartan on Rakdos agro deck

3 days ago

Rakods and Cryptborn fundamentally share the same two problems.

  1. They are both inconsisntant, because they only work when a certain clause is met. (A clause that is even very similar between them.)

  2. They both become better when you are already ahead, and by extension, they both become worse when you are behind, which is where getting big creatures in the most important. (Not that is is not good to get big guys basicly always, in theory.)

They actually also share an upside, which is that they can both be big for their cost.


they are definately very similar cards. (Personally I would choose to play none of them, because I dislike their downsides too much.) But if I had to choose one, in a midrange-y deck with a steep curve like this, I would always go with Rakdos, and here's why:


It all boils down to thier first downside.

The amount of damage to need to deal, for Rakdos, Lord of Riots to be a functional 6/6 with flying and Trample T4 is 1.

The amount of damage you need to deal with for Cryptborn Horror to be a 6/6, without that beloved flying T4 is 6.

Even with his steep drawback of his strict mana cost, Rakdos is just much much more consistant as 4 drop.

This even decreases the importance of his second drawback rapidly, as you may still be able to get a Rakdos, Lord of Riots on the field while you are slightly behind. If you mamage to do with a Cryptborn Horror, its's going to be a 2/2 or a 3/3 at best.

It's true that Cryptborn Horror has the potential to be a giant monster, much bigger than Rakdos. But with you do get that Rare 12/12 Cryptborn Horror, you don't need it. You are already winning.

Ultimately, I would play neither.

N4p4lm on Rakdos agro deck

3 days ago

Kjartan Like I said, I'll try it out and see how it goes. could you explain how it would be better if I have more Rakdos copies for a t4 Cryptborn Horror

Kjartan on Rakdos agro deck

4 days ago

I think you are overrestemating your decks statistics.

BTW: If you are going for a t4 Cryptborn Horror, don't you think more copies of Rakdos would be better?

N4p4lm on Rakdos agro deck

4 days ago

Kjartan What do you mean? For me the purpose of Cryptborn Horror is to have a 6/6 by turn 3

Kjartan on Rakdos agro deck

4 days ago

Cryptborn Horror is not very good as it doesn't let you make a comebak.

lagotripha on Bedlam Horrors

2 weeks ago

Interesting setup- there are a lot of horrors in modern, most black (Abyssal Nocturnus/Hunted Horror/Mindslicer and a lot of variety). Chasm Skulker and Cryptborn Horror might be interesting for you, Phyrexian Revoker might be nice sideboard, Thrummingbird has potential with Metallic Mimic but is very neiche. Default tribal spells can be super strong- Shared Animosity is king. Most dumb enablers that spring to mind for this are core black in modern (Vampire Hexmage), but the Delver archetype already uses thing in the ice alongside Delver of Secrets  Flip, which will have a lot of tools for you to look at for flipping it quickly. Mizzium Skin is interesting as potential protection, but Spellskite will do most of that for you. All told, good luck and happy brewing, It definitely has potential, and similar enough decks exist for support. Oh, and Snapcaster Mage loves that horror trigger. Just saying.

DarkRequiem on Rakdos, Ruler of the Eldrazi

2 months ago

That only applies at the end of turn. It doesn't help me much on creature casting. Although it combos quite well with Hidetsugo!

What would you suggest removing? As is I'm trying hard to add back Baleful Force and Cryptborn Horror but struggling to remove stuff.

DrCreamy on *RETIRED* Thousand Victories: Saskia EDH

4 months ago

First wanted to say I love the idea of this deck. Really cool.

That said, you should consider-

Cryptborn Horror Deal damage with anything unsuspecting get the damage doubled and then drop this bad boy on main phase 2 for a possible 12/12 with trample for 3 CMC? Beautiful

Spirit en-Dal is an overlooked card that can make any creature unblockable just from a hand reveal. You can really abuse that guy, only 2 mana cost

You NEED Bloom Tender - It is an expensive card but with saskia out it grants you 4 mana and that is just too valuable

Sheoldred, Whispering One is an mana expensive card worth considering as well

Out of all the god cards I would throw in, Xenagos, God of Revels is the guy. I would consider it "on theme" as it is considered a creature whilst in hand deck and graveyard, as well as when devotion needs are met obvi

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