Cryptborn Horror


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

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Cryptborn Horror

Creature — Horror


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

DarkRequiem on Rakdos, Ruler of the Eldrazi

1 month 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 Thousand Victories: Saskia EDH

3 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

ginko2580 on Izzet Sorcery or Izzet SCIENCE???

3 months ago

hey checkin out yer deck. looks like fun..... couple thoughts quickly...

your Chandra needs to deal 3 damage in a turn. If you went back to a shock or magma spray's or Gut Shot... might be easier to cast "Cheaper" and MORE Red spells allowing you to "un tap" her more?

I think I would work on the thing in the ice and when it Flips... can something like Cryptborn Horror work for you? find some "Cheap-CMC" Horror's .... Chasm Skulker? i'm gonna look after I post this...??

i'll keep thinking about this deck and see what I can come up with.... hope the above helps even a little bit.

Juha on Rakdos Aggro

4 months ago

A few cards to consider: Stab Wound - removal, or can be sneaky good if the aggro fails.Apostle's Blessing - if you want to dodge enemy removals. Also sweet with Temur Battle Rage kind of strategies.Immolating Souleater - Your opponent pretty much has to block this, and then it's a removal. It's a little tricky but could be sweet.

And then a few creatures: Scab-Clan Berserker, Shambling Remains and my new favourite guy Reckless Bushwhacker.

I can drop Cryptborn Horror and Terminate if you want all cards to be "aggro".

OBDog11 on Rakdouche, Lord of Rage Quits

5 months ago

I would probably sub him back in for Thermo-Alchemist. I get the need for pingers, but you do only have four total instants/ sorceries and Cryptborn Horror is an ace.

OBDog11 on Rakdouche, Lord of Rage Quits

5 months ago

Great deck, but why remove the Cryptborn Horror? Also, the description still says he's in the deck, so to fix that... I'd just put him back in lol. Really fun-looking deck though, +1.

GoldenDiggle on Hellfire Demon Pit

5 months ago

Hey! Thanks for commenting on my deck! I think Rakdos is a fun guy to build around without being totally broken. I do have a few suggestions.

Cryptborn Horror is a Rakdos Hydra that casts at 2 cmc if you can deal damage to opponents. Hellrider is relatively cheap and can push you ahead pretty fast if you have a board state.

You mentioned you are having trouble casting you commander. I noticed you have 4 1 drops to help with that (and baby Chandra, good choice.) Goblin Arsonist, Goblin Fireslinger, and Karplusan Wolverine are cheap and help. T2 Keldon Marauders lets you cast Rakdos while giving you a 3/3 in the meantime. Plague Spitter is good damage, but it can take your your 1 drops. I would definitely go with Eldritch Moon's limited all-star Thermo-Alchemist, even if you have only 14 ways to proc his untap, he is still a beast.

As the ultimate finisher, I recommend Last Laugh. Yea, it's gonna kill Rakdos. And everything else. But if you have the mana to get him out again, you could cast your hand for pennies! With a giant field, the only thing that's gonna stop you is a wipe.

Vortexflame on Mogis, God Of Warlocks

6 months ago

This is a great deck, but you don't have card draw. Consider the Monarch mechanic, with cards such as Garrulous Sycophant, Marchesa's Decree, and Skyline Despot. Indulgent Tormentor looks good, but in Commander your opponents will almost always just pay the life or sacrifice a token, so it might not be worth running unless you include a Cryptborn Horror.

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