Cryptolith Fragment

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

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Eldritch Moon Uncommon

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Cryptolith Fragment

Artifact

Cryptolith Fragment enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Each player loses 1 life.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if each player has 10 or less life, transform Cryptolith Fragment.

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Cryptolith Fragment Discussion

Shwang on Gardians of the Multivers

5 days ago

Have you play-tested this? I would think Sylvan Advocate would immediately be the target of any kill spell, so instead of making them keep the kill spell in their hand the whole game, you're giving them a target.

I would probably replace those with something to help speed up your search for planeswalkers or help hold off opposing creatures. Primal Druid would do both. Or Cryptolith Fragment  Flip starts off hard to kill, gets you mana of any color, and can be a good late game finisher.

Just some thoughts. Cool deck! I've always liked superfriends decks

DanaBarrosReincarnate on B/R Triskadekaphobia

5 days ago

i kno that you've prob already considered this, but i would honestly take out the 2x Murderous Compulsion & 2 other cards (any of what i'll suggest bellow) to switch in 4x Fatal Push. or, if you don't want to fuck your curve up, maybe 2x Fatal Push & 2x Ruinous Path.

i like the main idea of this deck bc i love that trisk/tree combo. it's such a funny way to win haha

here are the overall changes i'd make to yr deck (sry if yr budgeting; i'm just suggesting what i think would work best):

TAKE OUT: 2x Murderous Compulsion, 4x Falkenrath Gorger, 4x Heir of Falkenrath  Flip, 3x Hope of Ghirapur, 2x Diabolic Tutor, 1x Triskaidekaphobia1x Fiery Temper, 2x Swamp

explanation: compulsion is too slow for a viable removal option, regardless of its madness ability; gorger isn't terrible, but it's not great in this deck (not enough vamps); heir  Flip is decent for triggering madness, but there are better options (see below); i LOVE hope, but i would prob move it to the sideboard in this deck (to be used against control decks; removed two Diabolic Tutor & one trisk bc yr curve is wayyyy too 4-drop heavy, & you'll be able to find these cards fairly easy w/ some added card draw (see below again). i left tree at 4x bc it's more important to yr deck from a defensive standpoint (a field full of 0/13's is pretty dope imho tbh); one Fiery Temper & two swamps (see below).

PUT IN: 4x Fatal Push, 3x Insolent Neonate, 3x Ruinous Path, 3x Liliana, the Last Hope (or 3x Cryptolith Fragment  Flip), 3x Asylum Visitor, 1x Lightning Axe, 2x Geier Reach Sanitarium

explanation: again, Fatal Push is such a dope removal card for cheap, PLUS you can trigger its revolt by sacrificing--> ; Insolent Neonate--another 1-drop chump blocker w/ card draw ability for mana-fixing/finding the trisks/trees; Ruinous Path for creature/planeswalker removal (w/ added awaken benefit for dead draws); Lilly bc, well, bc why not really (you could substitute Cryptolith Fragment  Flip in this spot if yr budgeting); three Asylum Visitor for more card draw possibilities plus another madness trigger; replaced a Fiery Temper w/ a Lightning Axe (just one) for variety, & to provide another madness outlet; & lastly, a couple geier reach for card draw/madness outlet.

if you make all these changes, yr curve goes from pretty awful to reasonably okay: > > > >

HOPE THIS HELPS

joshuaizac on The Queen is in Control

1 week ago

Got here from your forum post...

It does seem a little rough and going in too many directions but not too bad. (I have a few themed casual edh decks that are worse)

I'm not a fan of sub-par tutors... (or excessive tutoring in a casual deck for that matter but that's just me) I'd probably ditch Beseech the Queen & Diabolic Tutor for more draw power, or just dump them altogether for more room as you don't need them to combo out or anything.

I'd also probably put at least 3 more ramp spells in; Wayfarer's Bauble, Fellwar Stone, Cryptolith Fragment  Flip or whatever.

I'm not personally a fan of running heavy tokens without at least a few global pumps... Leonin Sun Standard and Cathars' Crusade would be good here, though Cathar's would be nombo with Mentor of the Meek. Decree of Justice, Sigil of the Empty Throne and Twilight Drover could also be good here.

I'd probably cut Magister of Worth, Ankle Shanker and a few of the sub-par Monarch related cards too to make room...

Just my thoughts hope some of it helps...anyways hf & gl

FullMeltAlkemist on Pia's Revolution (B/R)

1 month ago

I really like the concept here. If you can get those marionette master's out you can win the game without the need to attack, but I feel like it just doesn't have enough consistency to bring out a win often.

Implement of Combustion could easily be swapped out with Ornithopter for 0 mana to trigger the revolution.

I also think Cryptolith Fragment  Flip and Tezzeret the Schemer combo might be better swapped out for 4x Servo Schematic.

Blue really doesn't do much for the deck in this instance and I think it might be slowing the deck down a bit. Plus with Servo Schematic you have a 2 drop that brings in 2 artifacts, 1 servo when it enters the battlefield, and one when it leaves. So you get more artifacts while triggering the Marionette Master and the Reckless Fireweaver

And if you're feeling bold try giving Panharmonicon a shot in this one

derbrecher72 on Rakdos, Ruler of the Eldrazi

1 month ago

Really cool idea! I personally like Cryptolith Fragment  Flip allot and it fits in here quite nicely.

joshuaizac on Rakdos Command sqaud

1 month ago

Got here from your forum post...thoughts...

Kaervek the Merciless, Arc Blade, Palace Siege, Phthisis, Cryptolith Fragment  Flip can all be interesting/good-ish, as well as Creeping Dread, Pyromancy and Sin Prodder if you add a little recursion. I'm also a fan of cards like Sulfuric Vortex, Forsaken Wastes, Everlasting Torment, and/or Erebos, God of the Dead in these kind of decks...

hope this helps, gl & hf

killinglights on Deceiving, Crushing Hugs ft. Kruphix

1 month ago

I totally understand on some of those- everyone has their pet cards! Remember, I'm just offering suggestions. EDH is a format all about personalization and playing what you want, so if you want to play whatever you want, then you can go for it; it's no one's deck but your own! :)

The thing about Cryptolith Fragment  Flip is that it kind of paints a target on your head. There are plenty of 3-mana mana rocks that are more innocuous- things like Worn Powerstone come to mind. That said, if you want to keep it, go for it- it is still mana acceleration and selection, which are both good.

Finally, a note on Fog effects. I know it feels really good when you get attacked by a million creatures and get to Fog and save a bunch of damage, but the card you're spending doesn't actually impact the board. Unless you're going to win on your next turn, you'll still be facing down the exact same army you were last combat, and now you're down a card. Because you don't have much mass removal, it can be hard to capitalize on one extra turn off a Fog effect, so oftentimes, it'll be better to have something that can actually impact the board positively. Just my two cents!

Henryen on Deceiving, Crushing Hugs ft. Kruphix

1 month ago

There was a time where I was drawing 3 cards per turn while playtesting, although thinking about it that would make my opponents target me. Thanks for having me reconsider Psychosis Crawler. I will take it out and put in something more... worthy (ramp haha).

Cultivator Drone has always been a homie for me, but after your notes I do see where you're coming from. I guess I could drop the "-tivator Drone" part and keep the Cultivate! hehe

As for instants and sorceries, I would take out Fog then... I just didn't like how I was swarmed one time with 24 tokens. Respite makes it perfect for me to be able to cover at least one weak point of my deck. Also, maybe a delay could be what saves me? One could never know haha... and I will keep the counterspells just to have insurance for Kruphix and the big guys I'm planning on casting.

I never intended to flip Cryptolith Fragment  Flip, as I only have once in my life... it was more as some kind of mana ramp just in case I'd need it (and it has saved me in playtesting). I would keep it just to have the deck be more consistent, not having to worry if I don't draw the other island.

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