Cryptolith Rite

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Cryptolith Rite

Enchantment

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

Cryptolith Rite Discussion

Ledobject on Emmara, Gathering Army

2 days ago

Thanks Pieguy396!

I agree for the most part. Patrol Signaler operates sort of like my commander if I can tap it during combat or with Cryptolith Rite , but it does cost me 1 mana for the token. Regeneration is underpowered for its cost, compared with Wirewood Lodge and Fanatical Devotion . Helm of the Host wants bigger tokens, although could create a copy of my commander to then create more tokens, but this might not be the right deck for it. Nissa's Expedition pretty much sucks as ramp.

But you think Nature's Chosen isn't worth running? It's easily lost to removal, but it does give me one free tap/untap cycle of my commander.

Senomar on Rhys the Exiled

2 days ago

Hey nice deck ! First time I see a golgari elf tribal in this format. I really like the taste of it and your finishers seem fun :)

Seems like you're not on budget thus I suggest you replace Cryptolith Rite by Earthcraft .

Furthermore, my 2CP is that Demonic Tutor , Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Duress and Hymn to Tourach are stapple in black. You should probably not run them all but the fact you're playing Shapers' Sanctuary shows you're looking for tools versus control. Those black cards are way better than Shapers' Sanctuary (and I run Shapers' Sanctuary in my main duel commander deck since I haven't access to black :p). Since you seem to have a strong deck for you should at least have a try on Mind Twist .

To finish with, even with your amount of ramp going to 35 lands can be a good thing. Mulligan deaths are real in this strong format (maybe the London mulligan will change lists). The best elfball deck lists have around 37 lands (https://mtgtop8.com/archetype?a=367). Wasteland could be a really sweet inclusion ( Sinkhole is kinda solid and available in black if you'll find land destruction is efficient).

Abzkaban on Aghave, tequila token party

2 days ago

Hey! Saw your deck posted before FLATSO99's and thought I'd comment since I also play Ghave.

First off I assume your goal with this deck is to play "fair" with a go-wide tokens and counters strategy with some options to win with a combo, but I'd like to offer my primer for you to take a look at and borrow anything you like. I go into detail the different combos you can get from Ghave and how they work as well as a list of combos found in my list.


Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

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That being said, I have a few suggestions for how you can strengthen the deck even if you're not looking to combo off as soon as you can.

Your mana curve is a bit high, and I think you can cut some of the more mana-heavy cards to trim the deck and let it play more smoothly. For instance I see Butcher of Malakir but no Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact . I understand if it's a budget problem, but I personally run Grave Pact thanks to it's lower cmc. Yes, Martyr's Bond does the same thing and even extends to permanents other than creatures, but I find it's not worth the mana cost. You could probably cut that one, too.

I know you mentioned Walking Ballista , and I eventually cut Triskelion in my own deck for it. It only needs an extra card (either a sac outlet or Blood Artist effect) to combo with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed which will still often be cheaper on the mana to cast than just Triskelion .

Cryptolith Rite is strictly better than Citanul Hierophants . I'd swap that in for it.

Unless you're building the deck around it, I'd cut anything with Landfall. It's almost never worth it if you're not making it a big theme in your deck.

I'm not a fan of Faerie Macabre . There are better cards for graveyard hate. Bojuka Bog comes to mind which you should run if you really need the grave hate. If you're insistent on having a spell fill that slot, Shred Memory is better as it also acts as a tutor for a 2 cmc card.

Pack Rat is unnecessary. I'd focus on the saproling tokens. You'll have better synergy in the deck that way.

I also don't think you're running enough elves to get the most out of Elvish Archdruid . I'd cut that in favor of other ramp. The ramp you have in the deck already is pretty good without him.

I notice you have Kitchen Finks which is an excellent combo piece, but have you considered running any undying creatures (besides the effect of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed )? I highly recommend Young Wolf as he's an easy route to getting as many tokens as you want. Strangleroot Geist or Butcher Ghoul can also be good. You could run more persist creatures if you like as well. I've liked having Puppeteer Clique and Woodfall Primus in my deck since if you can recur them over and over, you get some awesome effects. If you want cheap ones to play, Safehold Elite is a possibility, and Modern Masters now has Putrid Goblin which is basically Butcher Ghoul but with persist instead of undying.

Protean Hulk has been the center of most of my wins. Pattern of Rebirth is a quick way to cheat him out, but you should consider Natural Order as well since it gets the hulk out just as quickly. I see Karmic Guide , but I don't see Reveillark or Saffi Eriksdotter . I would highly recommend running at least one if not both of them. They create an endless recursion combo that lets you get everything back from your graveyard or trigger a Blood Artist effect to kill the table. Now I assume you use Leonin Relic-Warder with Karmic to go infinite. That's good, but I still say having the recursion availability to access your graveyard is a big advantage.

I don't know what your meta is like, but adding a bit more removal might help as well. At the very least Anguished Unmaking is better than Utter End and worth the switch.

Anyway sorry for the super long comment. I just really like Ghave and wanted to leave some constructive criticism to help you with your deck. I generally prefer that kind of feedback myself. Hopefully this helps.

Cheers!

goodair on Budget Prossh

2 days ago

As for cards to add, I was looking through my list and very shocked how expensive some of these cards got, its kinda ridiculous! But you should see if you can get your hands on these (cards under $5):
Zulaport Cutthroat
Ravenous Slime
Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire
Deathrite Shaman
Priest of Forgotten Gods
Beastmaster Ascension
Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip
Cryptolith Rite
Rishkar's Expertise
Helm of Possession
Cut / Ribbons
Emrakul's Evangel
Champion of Lambholt
Impact Tremors
Goblin Sharpshooter
Are the cards in your maybe board cards you own or considering? Some of them work pretty well!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

5 days ago

Evealyia, Worldtree

Legendary Creature - Plant

Defender, Shroud

Spells players cast cost more for each enchantment you control.

, : Search your library for a land card and an enchantment card. Reveal them, then put one in your hand and the other on top of your library.

Whenever an enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, create two 0/1 green Plant creature tokens.

2/8


Selesnya control with card advantage, tutoring, and tokens so you can pay the enchantment tax when you use things like Cryptolith Rite and Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun .

Same challenge again.

PookandPie on Marath, Will of the Wild

1 week ago

Saw your deck in the cycle list and thought I'd come say hi. I also regularly play Marath, my list is here for reference:


Marathematics

Commander / EDH* PookandPie

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I see you have Doubling Season, Parallel Lives, etc., but no Illusionist's Bracers . That particular card would be a great help as, when attached to Marath, it's a functional second copy of Doubling Season. Doubles the damage Marath deals with its ability, doubles the tokens, and lets you put counters back on Marath with excess mana.

One thing about Marath is that its a very, very mana hungry deck. More mana = more tokens, after all. For this reason, I recommend Cryptolith Rite and Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, which let you turn your tokens into way more mana. Marath, being so efficient at making tokens once you get something like Ivy Lane or Doubling Season down (as 1 mana will equal 1 token, essentially), I would recommend you focus on using Marath to generate virtual card advantage.

Outpost Siege is fine in mono red, but this deck isn't mono red. A once-per-turn card 'draw' ability is okay, but you have access to better cards in Naya to draw ( Sylvan Library , Mentor of the Meek , Huatli, Radiant Champion , even Harmonize , all of which are the same cost or better). For the second ability, Goblin Bombardment does the same exact function but gives you complete control over when you want the damage. Throne of the God-Pharaoh can function essentially as a damage doubler (attack with or tap 20 tokens, one opponent loses 20 and then each opponent takes 20 more on top of that lol. Cryptolith Rite and Throne of the God Pharaoh can be hilarious).

I would recommend cutting:

Outpost Siege

Oreskos Explorer (you have access to actual ramp in green. Run Nature's Lore , Burgeoning , Devoted Druid (though note that Druid + Cathars' Crusade + Marath makes infinite tokens), etc., but don't run Oreskos Explorer. Since you're in green you have all the ability in the world to be the player with the most lands at the table).

Kazuul

And possibly a few other cards that similarly don't really help your gameplan that much. Hope this helps!

Saljen on Sliver EDH

2 weeks ago

That's waaaaaay too many lands. 37 is a good number for slivers. If you're worried about hitting your colors and need your lands to fit a budget, here's some lands you can check out. The Vivid land cycle ( Vivid Marsh ), the Tri-colored land cycle ( Seaside Citadel ), 1 of each basic land + Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse / Prismatic Vista , and then a smothering of budget 5 color lands like: Grand Coliseum , Rupture Spire , Unknown Shores , etc.

I also play a Sliver deck. It's a budget list, but the budget is really only spared in the land base. I run all of the above mentioned lands and have zero problems hitting all 5 colors. Here's my list if you're interested.

Lands aside, here's some other Sliver staples that you're missing that might be worth looking at in the future. Sliver Overlord , Sliver Legion and the upcoming The First Sliver should be auto-includes if you can afford them. On that same note, Morophon, the Boundless is stupid good with Slivers and can let you play your commander for free from the Command zone, as well as reduce the cost of every sliver in your deck to just colorless or free. Cyclonic Rift is a staple in any EDH deck that runs blue, it would definitely slot nicely into this deck. Paradox Engine and Intruder Alarm create an infinite combo with Sliver Overlord that lets you search out and play every single Sliver card in your library. The 'Domri' planeswalkers are very good with Slivers ( Domri Rade , Domri, Chaos Bringer , Domri, Anarch of Bolas ). They each give repeatable draw, ramp, and removal. Vanquisher's Banner is another solid piece that pumps and draws. Smothering Tithe works really well with Slivers, as it fixes your mana and ramps and next to nobody actually pays that extra 2 mana. Cryptolith Rite is another Manaweft Sliver / Gemhide Sliver , definitely worth running the extra effect. Birds of Paradise really helps with fixing, especially if you land it on turn 1.

As far as your Slivers, I'd say that you could definitely clean up the creatures in that list a bit. Most Slivers are pretty dirt cheap cost wise, so it wouldn't cost much to analyze and trim down that list to use only the best Sliver for each effect. I've put a whole lot of effort into making sure that my creatures are as optimized as possible, so feel free to use my deck list for a reference in that endeavor.

Anyways, from one Sliver player to another; enjoy losing all your friends!!

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

2 weeks ago

Hi SynergyBuild,

Thanks, that's what I'm going for, kind of. Right now though I have Archangel of Thune + Spike Feeder which does a similar task with only 2 cards (no cats SpikeFeeder + Sunbond could do it too). I'm trying to find a combo that wins (with "some" cat components similar to what you mentioned), but having infinite life in commander often doesn't matter. Need an enabler like an Aetherflux Reservoir or Felidar Sovereign though to make it useful. Or some way to spend life for mana?

Felidar Guardian + Restoration Angel + Aura Shards is also nice though.

Something like Cryptolith Rite + Leonin Battlemage + Oketra's Monument + Whitemane Lion | Infinite 1/1 Warrior Tokens (without haste yuck!). Something that can win but much less janky and not so many pieces. Some way to output a win directly.

The Archangel of Thune + Spike Feeder makes the Archangel of Thune or any other creature I control as big as I want with +1 counters.

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Cryptolith Rite occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

GW (Selesnya): 0.73%

Golgari: 0.21%