Cryptborn Horror


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

yoni24 on Horror Movie!

2 months ago

why do you have Wasp of the Bitter End?

also, maybe try Cryptborn Horror?

smackjack on I want to make my ...

2 months ago

... the problem withCryptborn Horror is that its only good when you are ahead. If your opponent has the upper hand and you are unable to do a considerable amount of damage (or any at all) in a turn Cryptborn Horror is useless. And its in this situation you need good cards, not the other way around :)

smackjack on I want to make my ...

2 months ago

:). Now lets move to the next card im sceptic about.. Deviant Glee. Removing the creature targeted by Deviant Glee as a response to it being cast is what is called a 2-for-1 (dont know how new you are, but you should be familiar with this term unless you are new new). I think even Lightning Strike would be better as its easier to resolve and Deviant Glee takes another turn, a creature and for that creature to survive to get more profit. Altho, i would not recommend Lightning Strike in modern. How about Bump in the Night or Lava Spike (or both?).

I would reduce the number of Cryptborn Horrors to max 1 as they are very situational and maybe move 1-2 Ash Zealot to sideboard againt any Snapcaster Mage related matchups.

scaptalord on Karlov commander deck

3 months ago

in edh kan Cryptborn Horror goed werken, zeker als je een paar extort triggers hebt gekregen

dbpunk on

3 months ago

Archetype of Aggression would help you more than Bloodfray GiantCarnival Hellsteed and Cryptborn Horror don't do as much as they should for their cost/conditions. Have you considered War Elemental and Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury instead?Also, Rakdos Ickspitter, Gore-House Chainwalker, and Splatter Thug could easily be cut out for effects that boost other, better creatures. Not to mention that haste providers like Mass Hysteria become dead draws once you have a way to put +1/+1 counters on creatures entering the battlefield (such as Drana or Necropolis Regent). Also, Caldera Hellion, Mephidross Vampire, Retribution of the Ancients, Grenzo, Dungeon Warden or Flesh Carver?

Kjartan on

6 months 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

6 months 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

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