Cryptolith Rite


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

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Cryptolith Rite


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Cryptolith Rite Discussion

Peanut3181 on Leovold's elf army

3 hours ago

A Leovold Elf deck huh, not really the direction I would go with that crazy ability but I respect you going for what you want. You got some neat combos in here. My only issue with this deck is the lack of card draw. One board wipe will ruin all of your plans. Again you have some, but I would put in a lot more. Without cards in hand, you can't poop out elves like you want to. Shamanic Revelation, Recurring Insight, Edric, Spymaster of Trest gives massive card advantage to you, and only you. take out Time Reversall because it is a one time use, and Jace's Archivist becuase it's too slow. You are in blue, so I think Howling Mine is somewhat pointless in giving your opponents another card Cryptolith Rite is just sweet! and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is another Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Glimpse of Nature is simply bonkers. Which is why it is so widely used in legacy. Since you have so many tutors why not play Natural Order instead of Diabolic Tutor. Nothing like crapping out a ton of elves and landing a hoof on turn 4. Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury seems ridiculous in value instead of Tezzeret.

For your removal I would take out Isochron Sceptor unless you plan on putting in Seedborn Muse and more 2 mana counterspells like Remand or Arcane Denial. Abrupt Decay is a good card, but not in this format. I would use Beast Within. and I agree with the comment above, Rapid Hybridization and Pongify give great value. or for protection why not use Propaganda or No Mercy

Overall, great deck man. the only thing I would do is maybe take out 1 or 2 of your combos and go for some more utility (card draw and removal specifically). The longer I play commander the more I realize how much utility I need in my decks to keep it chugging along.

clark1424 on Eldrazi Statuary

9 hours ago

Waaaaay too many creatures for too few artifact dude. You may want to remove 1 Inspiring Statuary since you don't want do be drawing more than 1 in your opening hand. Treat it like Cryptolith Rite. Also you may want to add a srt of Servo Schematic as a single drop but produces 2 artifacts. Also, i'd like to suggest Glimmer of Genius instead of Reverse Engineer since its an instant, adds 2 energy for Shielded Aether Thief, may cost if you have inspiring statuary on and digs through your library better.

studajew on Rhys the Redeemed

21 hours ago

with all the tokens you generate Cryptolith Rite would give you the mana to pull a commanding lead

whompkin on Abzan Humans

1 day ago

I considered adding black to my humans deck for extra counters, but didn't in the end because i feared 3 colours would slow it down too much. Nice to see it works though :) Have you considered Heron's Grace Champion? That's my favourite trick against aggro decks. Instead of rishkar i have a Cryptolith Rite, which also works well with Always Watching and mana sinks.

lagotripha on Saproling Kozilek

2 days ago

Ok, I see a few ways this could turn into a solid teir 2.5 modern deck: a saproling/fungus or eldrazi(Kozilek's Predator/Nest Invader swarm running stuff like Obelisk of Urd,

A Cryptolith Rite/Life and Limb/Utopia Mycon/Psychotrope Thallid/Vitaspore Thallid type 'I play my library through mana/sacrifice combo shenanigains,

A Bloodbriar/Tukatongue Thallid/Rot Shambler/Emrakul's Evangel beatdown/sacrifice/bulk up build with a bunch of token producing critters, sac outlets, and stuff that gets bigger when you sac stuff.

Sakura-Tribe Elder and Utopia Mycon could also assist a ramp style sacrifice deck.

Theres also the possibility of an Eldritch Evolution/emerge combo deck running creatures like Root-Kin Ally/Tangle Golem for a cheap Decimator of the Provinces Mockery of Nature and convoke token generators like Scatter the Seeds or similar.

A 'stall for big spells' is also a thing- Thelonite Hermit doesn't use the stack for morph, so running a control setup aiming to get him morphed on the battlefield with Aspect of Mongoose on him is possible.

Fog/Blunt the Assault/Brindle Boar/Gristleback etc to stall to midgame then cast some high value eldrazi or beating down with Moldgraf Scavenger/Undergrowth Scavenger and similar delirum will work. Harrow will help a lot with this.

Splashing blue could allow for Prophet of Kruphix shenanigans, and that blue/green return to hand emerge eldrazi, along with combo options.

Splashing black could also allow Distended Mindbender and Nezumi Bone-Reader for hand control.

If you decide the archetype you want to play (aggro, midrange, control) I'll try to come up with cards to help support it. Building something strong normally involves emphasising its strengths as much as possible- meaning some cards get silly expensive, but cheaper cards with synergy to almost match them exist. Good luck and happy brewing.

vaperowned on ELDRAZI TRON

3 days ago

Hi, you should change the deck format first, a lot of cards are not standard legal. I never played Eldrazi however but Eldrazi seem to work well with Cryptolith Rite, Awakening Zone, From Beyond, Eldrazi Monument. These cards are all modern legal. You can't play Wasteland and Eye of Ugin however or you should change it to legacy/vintage where this deck would fall short and even there, there are restrictions to the cards you have in your deck.

Hint/Tip: A lot of people know this but some do not. You can tap Scions,Pods with Cryptolith Rite and sac them for 2 mana total which you cna have in your pool until end of turn.

Sorry if I can't be of any more help in the whole deck based kind of way.

happygilmore511 on All hail Ormendahl, Profane Prince

3 days ago

I also ran Zulaport Cutthroat and Cryptolith Rite. I know you're cutting rite for speed, but why Cutthroat? Would you just rather have something with 2 bodies? I'd also highly recommend Nissa, Voice of Zendikar for the sideboard if you have her. She's perfect for both enabling the flip and beating down

pskinn01 on Venser_the_Sojoner

3 days ago

I would be interested in trading for the following (I may not have enough your interested in for all of them):

Expropriate - whats the condition?
Parallel Lives
Urza's Incubator
Blade of Selves
Cryptolith Rite
Karlov of the Ghost Council
Liliana Vess
Magus of the Wheel
Mystic Confluence
Norn's Annex
Tree of Redemption

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