Cryptic Gateway


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Cryptic Gateway


Tap two untapped creatures you control: You may put a creature card from your hand into play that shares a creature type with each creature tapped this way.

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Cryptic Gateway Discussion

Snap157 on Cult of Kozilek

4 weeks ago

Cryptic Gateway might be a way to use cheap eldrazi scions and spawn to summon huge creatures. Also might want to consider Urza's Incubator

JessieMessy on Sliver tribal deck

1 month ago

Hey, welcome to the true hive mind, any sliver deck gets a big up one for boldness. A couple suggestions to help reliability, especially in multiplayer.

Drop all of your Instants; you are not going to win a long term match so stalling opponents usually doesn't help. In the place of these I suggest better recursion. Say Patriarch's Bidding, Immortal Servitude, Second Sunrise, Living Death and even Thrilling Encore This will help you come back from board wipes, which will be your biggest enemy.

Next, rethink your anthems, I know they are all slivers but you really need to get to your combos so you can win before the board state puts you in check. Try Door of Destinies and Mirari's Wake

To help your combos already in the deck think Urza's Incubator, Cryptic Gateway, Intruder Alarm and Mana Echoes

You can add a Lim-Dul's Vault and maybe a Sensei's Divining Top for card draw.

Crib Swap as it can be tutored by your commander and played in the same turn.

I can't think of more off the top of my head, but you can check out Another Sliver Deck drawing all the table hate or The Hive plus the Five for more thoughts.

Joker207755 on Only the Pure Remain

1 month ago

Cryptic Gateway might work nice to get that extra big casting cards out faster then later

teodorofelipe on R.E.D. DRAGONS

1 month ago


Liked this thing with the Cryptic Gateway, gotta say didn't knew about this trick, makes me want to think about some big dragons lol.

About "non-creatuer spells" for aggro, i'd say that anything that speed up, buff and implement your strategy without being a dead draw most of the times, is good for aggro strategy, the examples you used are all good examples.

Peanut3181 on Darien, Monarch King of Kjeldor - 5 Infamy

1 month ago

I really dig it!! I do want to let you know that I had Angel's Trumpet in my deck once. The reason I took it out is because someone played grand arbiter with it out and my dudes ended up killing me lol.

I also really dig the Triskelion+Cathars' Crusade+Darien combo. infinite soldiers seems pretty good.

The only thing I would reconsider is Heliod, God of the Sun 4 mana for 1 dude seems steep. I would replace him with Jazal Goldmane, Mirror Entity, Coat of Arms or possibly Staff of Nin for more card draw. Other then that the deck looks sweet. It serves a purpose and looks like a fined oiled machine.

Me personally I wouuld add more removal and/or Blasting Station and take out Planar Bridge, Helm of Obedience, Ring of Three Wishes, and Cryptic Gateway. But if you like those kind of cards then by all means.I just think they eat too much mana and by the late game somebody will use a removal spell on something like that before things get out of hand.

TheRedGoat on R.E.D. DRAGONS

1 month ago

So in regard to non-creature spells, what qualifies as aggro and what doesn't? Wouldn't having extra turns work for the aggro strategy? What about one sided removal that means your flying monsters can beat face uncontested?

Additionally, did you know that Cryptic Gateway lets you dump all the dragons in your hand straight to the field when combined with your commander? Sure, they'll all be tapped, but you can do this at someone's end step too.

Joker207755 on Angel deck retry NEEDS HELP SO MUCH

1 month ago

What I used in mine was Cryptic Gateway to help bounce out angels with some angel token Generator

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