Cryptbreaker

Cryptbreaker

Creature — Zombie

, , Discard a card: Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

Tap three untapped Zombies you control: You draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cryptbreaker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.17%

Cryptbreaker Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Zombies

2 weeks ago

I think Cryptbreaker would be a good fit here. He provides a way to discard Bladewing's Thrall and Scourge of Nel Toth, while also providing tokens for the Scourge to eat. I think your curve would also appreciate more 1-drops, the way things are looking!

Gofast on Zombieland

1 month ago

First attempt at Zombies, any suggestions?

Get a pile of zombies out early. Add to that with Endless Ranks of the Dead

Eat Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead with Carrion Feeder .

Keep my hand full with Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker .

Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead bounce back and Gisa and Geralf adds to that effect and stacks my graveyard with creatures that can be brought back.

Undead Warchief and Death Baron plusses everyone up.

Finish 'em off with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Gofast on Zombieland

1 month ago

First attempt at Zombies, any suggestions?

Get a pile of zombies out early. Add to that with Endless Ranks of the Dead

Eat Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead with Carrion Feeder .

Keep my hand full with Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker .

Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead bounce back and Gisa and Geralf adds to that effect and stacks my graveyard with creatures that can be brought back.

Undead Warchief and Death Baron plusses everyone up.

Finish 'em off with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Gofast on Zombieland

1 month ago

First attempt at Zombies, any suggestions?

Get a pile of zombies out early. Add to that with Endless Ranks of the Dead

Eat Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead with Carrion Feeder .

Keep my hand full with Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker .

Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead bounce back and Gisa and Geralf adds to that effect and stacks my graveyard with creatures that can be brought back.

Undead Warchief and Death Baron plusses everyone up.

Finish 'em off with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gray Merchant of Asphodel

x12721 on Pioneering the Underworld

2 months ago

For starters, Cryptbreaker is one of the best 1cmc zombies ever. Definitely worth running a playset of them. Liliana's Reaver isn't great, given that it needs to both attack and deal damage to an opponent to get any value. You've also got access to an amazing finisher that is both in-tribe and synergistic with everything else: Gray Merchant of Asphodel . It does everything you want in a deck like this, both keeping you in the game and winning it for you. As for removal, you should play Fatal Push , as it is one of the best removal spells in the format. I would cut Empty the Pits and possibly Murderous Cut for them. Also consider Collective Brutality in both boards. For the landbase, I would only say adding Field of Ruin and possibly Witch's Cottage .


As for the sideboard: Dreadhorde Invasion is great against control, so I really like seeing that in here. You do need a playset of Leyline of the Void to stop any graveyard shenanigans. Also, Thoughtseize is playable, and should definitely be run in place of Specter's Shriek (As a playset). The only other suggestions I have would be relating to card advantage, however that may be just personal preference. I hope these help!

Magnanimous on Ponza Pox

2 months ago

I feel Waste Not is too much of a win more card. Every spell needs to efficiently put on pressure or mess with the opponent and Waste Not doesn't really do either.

Shrieking Affliction is a great suggestion and I think it is probably a better win con than my current Cryptbreaker and Vampire Nighthawk . I am slightly sad to see those two go though, as they are two of my favorites.

ClockGear on Mono-Black Zombies

2 months ago

@Dreamweav3r, though I do agree with the notion this deck should play more 2-drops, I'm not really fond of Graveyard Marshal since I don't see myself activating him so much and while a 3/2 for 2 is pretty nice, I believe there are better options. I've opted to put in Lazotep Reaver since that card will provide 2 zombies most of the time which is nice for Cryptbreaker and our Zombie lords. Also I believe that Dark Salvation is a pretty strong card since you can also play it with X=0 to kill a creature for 1 mana, but I noticed that Murderous Rider was a bit slow, so I decided to cut him from the mainboard and replace The Elderspell in the sideboard for it. Finally I tried 22 lands, but I noticed a lot more mana struggles and I rather be safe than sorry (although 22 might still be the correct choice).

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