Cryptic Gateway


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal

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Set Rarity
Onslaught 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

argenmendon on Heaven's Gate

23 hours ago

this deck is slow, very slow. And whit no protection or ramp you are dead vs most decks before you even play a spell.

your fists spell is a 2-drop that don't erect the game in anyway.

go fewer angels, more artifact ramp, 2mana lands. more cantrips. remove all enchantments, MABY keep Intruder Alarm, look for a similar card as Cryptic Gateway so you effectively have 6-8 copys and a much higher chance to hit the combo

SpaghettiToastBook on Azami the Tsunami

3 days ago

Mind Over Matter is the best combo with Azami; it's a must-have. Since you have Intruder Alarm, I think Cryptic Gateway is worth running. It gives you tons of cards and often just wins outright.

I really like Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Limiting your opponents to sorcery speed is very powerful -- not only do you not have to worry about other players' spells on your turn, but you can also counter other players' spells without interference. Flash is also really nice -- so much so that I recommend Leyline of Anticipation or Vedalken Orrery. Another great wizard is Glen Elendra Archmage. It's great for preventing your opponents from stopping your win, and just for slowing them down.

Dizzy Spell and Drift of Phantasms are great tutors. Delay is a nice cheap additional counterspell.

I don't like Deranged Assistant because there is a chance you'll mill Laboratory Maniac. Realmwright, Sage of Epityr, and Dakra Mystic seem pretty ineffective. How well does Psychosis Crawler work as a win condition?

I also have an Azami deck: Amazing Azami.

NicS18 on Sliver EDH

6 days ago

Looks good! My first recommendation for any sliver deck is Cryptic Gateway. I see it's on your maybe board, I can tell you from experience it is definitely worth having.

You may also consider Horned Sliver for trample instead of groundshaker. Groundshaker does have a bigger body, but horned has a lower CMC, if that's important to you at all.

Reliquary Tower is an excellent land option as it removes your max hand size.

One suggestion that I could make is an enchantment called Evolutionary Leap. It could help you turn a 1/1 token into something bigger. The tradeoff is you could blow past a crucial noncreature card in the process. But it may be worth a try.


VesuvanDoppelbanger on Scion goes Meow

1 week ago

Dance of the Dead, Exhume, Resurrection, Reanimate would all be helpful to get your biggies in play.

I find Cryptic Gateway to be more effective than Dragon Arch.

Cool build, +1.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Iona, Destroyer of Emeria

1 week ago

Cryptic Gateway is a good way to push your big angels into play.

Seniorhobo on BEST BBQ EVER

2 weeks ago

The only other suggestions I could think of are Urza's Incubator and Cryptic Gateway. Both are great for accelerating the amount of dragons you have. And possibly an Anger? that way you can give them all haste? I really enjoy the premise of the deck honestly. Awhile Back I had a Zirilan of the Claw dragon deck that was a ton of fun, but I couldn't run a lot of the really cool stuff that you get to run.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Karrthus

2 weeks ago

Cryptic Gateway is another good way to push your big guys into play.

Flameblast Dragon is helpful for repeat removal.

Steelspike on Help me stop Yidris/Storm

2 weeks ago

My first suggestion would be to just stop playing with him altogether until he agrees to stop playing that deck.

Aside from that, Grafdigger's Cage, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Stonehorn Dignitary, any instant speed removal, Time Stop effects, anything with split second Krosan Grip for example.

Maybe Kaervek the Merciless, Tsabo Tavoc or Ruric Thar, the Unbowed to really discourage the storm.

Instant speed tutors as well, to get some anti-storm creatures, like Planar Portal, Planar Bridge, Corpse Harvester (with Quicksilver Amulet, or Cryptic Gateway), or Chord of Calling.

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