Cryptbreaker

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Rare

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Cryptbreaker

Creature — Zombie

1B, T, 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

Dredgar on Budget Vampire

2 days ago

A great card to help get your madness cost is Cryptbreaker. I know it produces zombies but can help you get madness cost and draw.

Ryjo on Hedron Alignment

5 days ago

Cryptbreaker and Diregraf Colossus would be good additions. Cryptbreaker gives you another discard outlet to help with your plan. Diregraf Colossus give you more defense over time since it turns all your zombie cards into zombies with an additional token. If you're willing to go more into blue, Stitchwing Skaab, Advanced Stitchwing, and Prized Amalgam would be worth looking at.

You're running 20 lands and 23 cards that cost 4 or more mana. With 20 lands, you have a 20 percent chance to get you're fifth land on time, so most of the time you are not hitting the fifth land and Secret Salvage until turn six.

CommanderNeyo on New-ish player needing help with ...

6 days ago

Zombies is pretty fun, but often hard to play competitively. Some good zombie cards I would suggest are:

Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Captain, Diregraf Colossus, Gravecrawler, Prized Amalgam, Relentless Dead, and Unbreathing Horde. If you don't play with Gravecrawler and/or Relentless Dead, you may not need Prized Amalgam.

Other good support cards include Ghoulcaller's Chant, Zombie Apocalypse, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Graf Harvest, and Gisa and Geralf, as well as some of the aforementioned cards.

I know not all the cards are the cheapest, but many of them will be more reliable at filling the board with zombies than Army of the Damned will be (although it is such a fun card). Diregraf Colossus and Endless Ranks of the Dead are great at doing this.

Talus21 on Vampire's Suck!

1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback Lmlyvie. I'm going completely tribal with this deck so Cryptbreaker wouldn't work for this deck. I also really like the idea of Insolent Neonate having menace and getting bigger as he goes. There is a lot I'm unsure of about this deck. Any other thoughts are welcome.

Lmlyvie on Vampire's Suck!

1 week ago

Have you considered Cryptbreaker? Another discard outlet. It would probably replace your Insolent Neonate if it went in // I love the deck though! I always thought Stensia Masquerade could be broken easily

Mairon_Bauglir on Zombie spawning

1 week ago

If your goal is build huge amounts of zombies, I would highly recommend Endless Ranks of the Dead since that creates an ever increasing amount of zombies to go with. Plus maybe some tribal style guys like Lord of the Undead, Death Baron, and of the best 1 drop zombie ever Gravecrawler who can keep coming and only be permanently removed by exile. Relentless Dead is also a pretty powerful zombie for 2 mana. Undead Warchief, Unbreathing Horde are some good zombies worth looking at. If I were you, to zombies and making a zombie horde effective, I would focus more on the zombie cards specifically rather than cards that help swarm with whatever. House got some cards there for the draw but Cryptbreaker owns the field on drawing a stupid amount of cards once a zombie horde starts going and has won tournaments because of his draw and discard effects. But if you really need some good draw cards, Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, and Altar's Reap are the best fast paced draws. Hope all of this helps! Cheers!

TrevaTheCleva on Gisa - brain eaters.

1 week ago

Metallic Mimic pairs well with Adaptive Automaton

Ascendant Evincar seems too expensive but not terriblesame with Dread Slaver

Helldozer is slow, but if he comes online he seems legit. you'll probably need to test him out in your meta.

Lightning Greaves>Swiftfoot Bootsif you can afford em.Graf Harvest>Cover of Darkness

Scourge of Nel Toth is just too expensive for my taste, but hey he is a flyin' Zombie..I could see it getting cut in favor of a more efficient card.

Diabolic Tutormy least favorite tutor, should be replaced by a more efficient one, like Vampiric TutorDemonic TutorBeseech the QueenRune-Scarred Demonor any other one. There are probably 8 more I can't think of right now. BtQ being one of the budget option.

Forced Marchseems like there are better board wipe options, especially since this pretty much guaranties killing all Z's. Toxic DelugeDamnationLife's FinalePlague Wind

Jet Medallion> Mind Stoneor another rando rock

remove Smother for kill with life gain like Consuming Vapors.

good valueVictimizeGempalm PolluterWithered Wretch

Auto ins;Cabal CoffersCemetery ReaperLord of the UndeadCryptbreakerFleshbag Marauderthere are same dude with different names tooCorpse HarvesterZombie Master

You have a lot of life loss but I am not seeing life gain, consider cards like Whip of ErebosExquisite Bloodor any other cards that have lifelink tacked on them.

that should give you some options to trade for. I would also check out the other Gisa lists on EDHREC for ideas, she is a very popular commander. Have Fun :)

Anjappan on Test Gravy Zambies

1 week ago

I think you want the full playset of Cryptbreaker, I feel like with this build you will too often be stuck with big Zombies in hand with no way to discard them effectively... and on the other side Prized Amalgam is the one you want the most in your graveyard so the full playset is best I think !

Plus you have no way of casting Spatial Contortion if i'm not mistaken ?

That is a very nice deck to play, great choice =)

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