Cryptic Gateway


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Cryptic Gateway Discussion

Steelspike on Aurelia's Angelic crusade

1 month ago

Belbe's Portal , Cryptic Gateway and Dragon Arch could all help you drop your more mana intensive angels faster and at instant speed too.

Sliver_God on

2 months ago

What are you going up against most of the time? You can probably go to 40-ish lands; cut some of those basics. You'll also only need around 40-ish creatures so you can cut most of those changelings. Fire-Belly Changeling , for example, is usually weak in EDH. There is also usually a lot of artifact-hate in the format, so those artifact creatures are more vulnerable than anything else and won't help you much. With the land-search cards and signets you'll have your colors so long as you keep a good opening hand. Descendants' Path might be a strict upgrade over Call to the Kindred, or even work well alongside it-- along with cards like Belbe's Portal and even things like Quicksilver Amulet , Cryptic Gateway , Dragon Arch , etc. if these things are in your budget. Happy Hunting!

Stalkton on The Wolf Pack Awakens

2 months ago

Hey! I love werewolves. I converted my deck into an EDH deck but it still slays. In my experience, Immerwolf and Moonmist are key - and your opponent knows it. Protect immerwolf with something like Lightning Greaves and play your moonmist sparingly. Also, I use Elvish Piper , Call of the Wild , and Cryptic Gateway to cheat my dogs out without "playing a spell". Good luck!

Wesjohn11 on Sliver Onslaught

3 months ago

also i would try to lower your avg cmc, you could honestly take out about 9 or so slivers, I would cut the pump slivers first, you'll get so much more value from Sliver Legion especially once you start going off. Add more ramp and at least 3-4 more lands. this deck has a lot of potential overall. it looks like you may have fallen into the same trap i did. the "BIG" sliver spells like Wild Pair and Cryptic Gateway can be cut to make more room for removal or answer spells. being in all 5 colors gives you a lot to play with. if you want you can take a look at my deck here there's also the queen's egg here on tapped out i sort of used as my template

Psicraft on Eldrazi Smashfest

3 months ago

Hello Paladin_11111, if you want to play so many Eldrazi, Belbe's Portal and Cryptic Gateway are a great addition, because you could save so much mana.

alechodgin23 on Bladewing Commander(THIS CATCH’S YOUR ATTENTION)

4 months ago

Hey dude I love this deck. Definitely a +1 from me! It's refreshing to see a dragon deck that's not 5 colors. Recursion is one of my favorite mechanics in Magic. I'm a very seasoned Magic player and I can't express to you how much I love Scroll Rack It would be a great addition. 2 other cards for draw that I absolutely love and that I think are completely underated are Morbid Curiosity and Sanguimancy Also for another way to blink your commander, I'd recommend Conjurer's Closet Last card that I want to mention that is neat, but maybe not a necessary include is Cryptic Gateway

drpeppercan on Spells for Najeela

4 months ago

Not having a decklist to see what you are already considering makes it a bit more difficult to know what direction you're already looking at. With that in mind:

Beastmaster Ascension - +5/+5 that is super easy to activate with an aggressive deck.

Wild Pair - Always a favorite of mine and turns your library into a toolbox of possibilities so long as you have a good mix of power/toughness

Descendants' Path - Cheats creatures into play, and you don't loose out on your draw if it doesn't happen to be a creature. If you're running heavy tribal it usually hits gold more often than not.

Heirloom Blade - Much like Descendants' Path but with death effects. It can really help you recover after a wrath, or make an opponent think twice about removing one of your threats.

Call to the Kindred - More digging out of your warriors.

Cryptic Gateway - Lets you cheat your tribal creatures into play.

Shared Animosity - Usually a nice big power boost to all your warriors when they attack. If Najeela, the Blade-Blossom 's ability has been used, they get trample, lifelink, and haste to go with their new power boost.

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