Cryptbreaker

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Tokens

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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Cryptbreaker Discussion

Darth_Savage on Zzzombieee

16 hours ago

You have fallen into two traps which ensnare a lot of new players; first, rather than running 4x of a smaller pool of cards, you are running 1x of most, second, you have over 60 cards in your deck. Both of these factors effect the consistency of your deck, in a normal 60 card deck, running mostly 4x cards, there is around a 40% chance that you get a given card in your opening hand.

This is a more subtle issue, your mana-curve is weighted to 2 and 3 mana cards, normally you want this to be 1 and 2 mana cards. This gives you more options on turn 1 and turn 2 and then moving forward. Some 1 mana zombie related cards include Graf Harvest , Diregraf Ghoul , Ghoulcaller's Chant and more pricy options Gravecrawler / Cryptbreaker . All of these cards have value in a zombie deck, but you wouldn't necessarily put them all in the same deck.

Lastly is the issue of card selection. In some ways this relates to the previous point, but not entirely. Firstly, you have marked this deck as Modern, this is an established format, which has rules around the cards it can include, these cards; Dark Suspicions, Fog of Gnats, Nefashu are not Modern legal. Secondly, you have a number of vanilla creatures, these are creatures which don't have any keywords, creatures like Gutter Skulk will rarely appear in a constructed deck, since there are numerous (two examples Highborn Ghoul / Graveyard Marshal ) better options at the same mana cost.

I hope this is of help, Wizards of the Coast have many articles around deck construction, so it might be worthwhile for you to have a read, since they can go into more detail than I can on this forum.

Valengeta on Cannibal Corpses

1 week ago

Well I'm finding Cryptbreaker a bit more useful than Dread Wanderer in my matches so far. Wanderer is nice but is a bit slow despite being a 1 drop as it comes into play tapped even when reanimated. Breaker can discard Crawler or another zombie for a creature and the discarded things eventually come back. Also with tokens in play I can easily exploit his second ability. I really like Endless Ranks of the Dead and I get where you're coming from when you say use the Seer but I feel the enchantment is more fun to play. If using the Seer what came to mind was Grave Pact to do a super combo of Crawler + Colossus + Seer + Pact. Aiming a bit high I know but most of the games I play are with friends which allow me to do these things

Sanslister on Zombicide Reanimator

2 weeks ago

@hkhssweiss: I definitely would like to go consinder more the route of reanimation based cards. Thank you for the list of suggestions, there are definitely some cards that I would like to use for the deck.

@xaarvaxus: Cryptbreakeris in the deck now. Apparently I forgot to update that one on the list. I like the combo with Carrion Feeder and going to add Unholy Grotto for sure. Didn't know that card existed, so thank you! :)

@Cicjose: That is a good suggestion, think I will replace Torment of Hailfire for my Hex as it's way more impactful.

Thank you once more all for the suggestions, I'm planning to update the deck this week and have some playrounds on the weekend. Can't wait to overwhelm with zombies. as it's way more impactful.

xaarvaxus on Zombicide Reanimator

2 weeks ago

Cryptbreaker is great cheap card draw for a zombie deck.

Buried Alive gets the graveyard party started and Unholy Grotto keeps it going and Carrion Feeder sends them back again while getting huge.

PocketGio on Rakdos Aristocrats

2 weeks ago

you can easily combo win by adding Phyrexian Altar + Cryptbreaker + Gravecrawler + any aristocrat; but if you think that is scummy then cool for you

multimedia on Dimir Aristocrats Commander?

2 weeks ago

Hey, for a Dimir Commander consider the The Scarab God?

Combine the aristocrat strategy and reanimation? You don't have to play Zombie tribal with Scarab, value creatures are just as good. Get value from creatures when they ETB, when you sac them with sac outlets and when they are reanimated.

Creatures such as: Mulldrifter, Baleful Strix, Hostage Taker, Plaguecrafter, Champion of Wits, Clever Impersonator, Phyrexian Metamorph, etc. Can still include Zombies: Carrion Feeder, Cryptbreaker, Gravecrawler, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Fleshbag Marauder. Consecrated Sphinx, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Razaketh, the Foulblooded are great creatures with Buried Alive or Windfall and reanimation. Sheoldred, Whispering One is also a good reanimation target, at reanimating one of your value creatures each turn.

multimedia on Zombie Tribal

2 weeks ago

Hey, looks good.

Cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Dimir Cluestone
  • Noosegraf Mob
  • Grave Betrayal
  • Recall
  • Increasing Ambition
  • Stitcher Geralf
  • Skinrender
  • 3x Island

Good luck with your deck.


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