Cryptolith Rite


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

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Cryptolith Rite


Creatures you control have ": Add one mana of any colour to your mana pool."

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Cryptolith Rite Discussion

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

7 hours ago

I agree that Animar wants Earthcraft over Cryptolith Rite, the combo potential and the ability to utilize creatures with summoning sickness just makes Earthcraft the better choice.

However, I can see Cryptolith Rite going into a more Good Stuff Animar build. The ability to produce any color of mana would be useful if you are running cards like Sower of Temptation or Zealous Conscripts, which would give you the opportunity to utilize the abilities on your opponents' permanents. That build may be not as viable a strategy in cEDH due to being slower than Combo Animar, but if you are building for a more "Pub Stomp" or "75%" meta I can see it working out.

geekoftheages on Ancestral Animar

9 hours ago

I've often thought of adding Cryptolith Rite to turn all those utility creatures who's effects youve used into more usable coloured mana. Do you think that's a viable option?

abby315 on Liliana, Death's Majesty + Razaketh ...

3 days ago

Thanks for the input!

Mj3913 I am terrible at thinking about tokens builds, especially with Cryptolith Rite, but I believe that that could be powerful. I don't know that there's a way to ramp into Lili t3 with any combination of standard cards, but I think t4 Lili into Razaketh is probably gamebreaking. I don't know how to make that consistent, though.

Delta-117 I don't have much hope for Gate, but thanks for bringing it up. Hazoret's Monument does a similar thing which is interesting...

jparker-sartori21 Yeah that's what I was thinking too! I'll have to tinker around with a list. I don't know that Reanimating a dude can be consistent enough for standard, though. I feel like the deck might have to have a solid midrange backup plan.

I threw together a list here:

Control being a misnomer since it has a good midgame like all B/W lists, but it can win with Brisela, regular beatdown, or Approach of the Second Sun which is instantly tutorable with Raza... What do you all think? This is my idea for a kind of toolbox build. I'm also going to throw together a prototype for GB midrange/value and Mardu reanimator.

Mj3913 on Liliana, Death's Majesty + Razaketh ...

3 days ago

What about B/G using G to ramp so you can maybe T3-4 Lili + Raz? Cryptolith Rite + zombie tokens provided by the Cryptbreaker... Sure there's other stuff you could toss in the mix.

Chaostrash on The Reaper Plays Jund

4 days ago

Thank you for the tips, now that I'm looking at it, I probably will replace Dragon Appeasement, just not for Fecundity, a lot of the time I'll have my opponents creatures die with Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos, so I'd rather not give my opponents cards. I also really like the idea of Cryptolith Rite, so thanks for that. Typically I'll use Conjurer's Closet for Avenger of Zendikar or Chancellor of the Forge, I dont on if I'll get rid of it yet, I'll think on it.

bushido_man96 on The Reaper Plays Jund

4 days ago

This looks like it would be a lot of fun to play. If you're looking for more card draw options, black has plenty of good ones in Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena. If you'd like to stick with drawing in the theme of Dragon Appeasement, look at Fecundity and Grim Haruspex. I don't know if you really want to skip your draw step, but if you don't, these two cards will work better for you than Dragon Appeasement.

If you are looking for some more mana-fixing, cards like Cryptolith Rite or even a Paradise Mantle might help you out.

I'm curious what you use Conjurer's Closet for in this deck? It seems like it would fit better in a blink-themed deck, but I could have missed something, too.

Overall, I think you've got a creative and fun build here. Nice work!

smiffdemon on Ishkanah Stuff

4 days ago

Hi Guint!! Here are some suggestions I think you could utilize for Ishkanah. So far it looks good!

The things we want to make sure you have in this deck are ways to activate delirium, as well as ways to activate Ish's tribal effects. Let's start with the spiders themselves~

Now onto the Delirium Mechanic. Making sure your own cards into the graveyard can seem counterproductive but a lot of things benefit from it. So first, how do we self mill?

Now for some super fun cards that benefit from a graveyard presence.

Now lets talk about Black and Green as colors in EDH. Black/Green has a few things that it needs to run undoubtedly. One of its major problems is card draw, so you're definitely going to want to auto-include Harmonize and Phyrexian Arena. I would also consider Lifecrafter's Bestiary.

Removal: Putrefy, Murder, Hero's Downfall, Abrupt Decay, Krosan Grip, Golgari Charm, Toxic Deluge, In Garruk's Wake, Acidic Slime, Beast Within. Dictate of Erebos to be used in conjunction with a sacrifice outlet like Ashnod's Altar (sac your extra tokens for mana!)

Protection: Asceticism, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Heroic Intervention

Tutors: Green Sun's Zenith, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor

Ramp: Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Solemn Simulacrum, Sol Ring, Explosive Vegetation, Thran Dynamo, Commander's Sphere, Golgari Signet, Cryptolith Rite, Harrow, Crop Rotation, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Yavimaya Elder.

The only other thing I want to say about your deck is that you should probably up your land count to at least 36. 30 is usually too little for most EDH decks in my experience. Unless you're going super aggro, you'll find yourself short on a lot of land drops.

If you wanted to upgrade your lands, here are some relatively inexpensive things you could add:

Golgari Rot Farm, Command Tower, Jungle Hollow, Temple of Malady, Woodland Cemetery, Overgrown Tomb, Llanowar Wastes, Tainted Wood, Grim Backwoods, Bojuka Bog, Hissing Quagmire, Temple of the False God, Drownyard Temple, Ghost Quarter, and any lands that Cycle in your colors :)

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