Crystalline Crawler

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare

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Crystalline Crawler

Artifact Creature — Construct

Converge — Crystalline Crawler enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each colour of mana spent to cast it.

Remove a +1/+1 counter from Crystalline Crawler: Gain one mana of any colour.

: Put a +1/+1 counter on Crystalline Crawler.

Crystalline Crawler Discussion

hkhssweiss on +1/+1 Vorel\Kraj

1 day ago

You can consider adding in Crystalline Crawler for another Gyre Sage like effect except that all you have to do is remove counters for it to proc. Winding Constrictor is another Hardened Scales effect that you can use. You can also consider adding in more dorks like Elvish Mystic to have access to Vorel faster as well as lowering your curve.

You can also consider adding in Ezuri, Renegade Leader to add on +1/+1 counters on your creatures consistently as well as adding in Contagion Engine for the proliferation effects.

Hope that helps!

Whitehamma on Ghave, Guru of Spores Because F' em

6 days ago

Iehovah Crystalline Crawler never thought about this card will have to consider it. Winding Constrictor I like but i don't like, for the same reason i like but don't like Doubling Season If im playing someone that is using a Poison deck it helps them (to my knowledge). The Cathars' Crusade + Ghave, Guru of Spores combo is actually my favorite combo. Simple and with a good mana combo its game.

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

6 days ago

Hey ThaneGarrusThanks for the visit :) and the UpVote! :) I appreciate it!

No, I've never considered it, but doesn't Sun Droplet seem a little slow? Or am I reading the card wrong? Great ability to gain 'charge counters' from taking damage, but if you can only remove 1 each upkeep to gain life then it's limited to the number of opponents you're facing, so you can never really max out the potential life gain. If you have 3 opponents you'll only ever gain 4 life by the time it comes back round to your turn no matter how many counters are on it, unless you have upkeep doubling effects Paradox Haze , and life doubling effects Alhammarret's Archive to really make good use of this card. I just don't think I have enough support to make a card like this work efficiently. It would work better in a more dedicated life gain...artifact...angel deck I think especially if you could make use of Resplendent Angel Angelic Accord Bubbling Cauldron Trading Post Would be epic!...chuck some green in there for some extra token doubling effects Parallel Lives to back up Anointed Procession ....ooof! drool! I think I would make that deck =P

Initially however when I first saw your recommendation I thought...hmmm mass counter moving...Is that a thing? If you were able to take damage then gain charge counters you can use Sun Droplet like a battery then use Power Conduit (the only card I could find that could work in this scenario) to move counters from Sun Droplet onto any of our other artifacts/creatures that would love some free counters for mana and card draw. It would be basically the same thing we do with Unspeakable Symbol + Crystalline Crawler / Fathom Mage but very much slower, but it can also put counters on Pentad Prism which is a plus. That would be epic! But I don't have space for these pieces (100 cards and it can never fit everything we want) and to really pull out the potential of this combination of cards...I think I'd probably have to run some untap shenanigans Unwinding Clock . It would be cool to be able to ramp from being attacked with damage, but it would take quite a while to setup. Together powerful, but as separate cards they don't stand very well on their own as they would rely on each other to make any real impact on the game.

Damn I can ramble.... Thanks again for the UpVote! If you were to put in Sun Droplet what would you swap out for it?

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

6 days ago

Hey ThaneGarrus Thanks for the visit :) and the UpVote! :) I appreciate it! No, I've never considered it, but doesn't it seem a little slow? Or am I reading the card wrong? Great ability to gain 'charge counters' from taking damage, but if you can only remove 1 each upkeep to gain life then it's limited to the number of opponents you're facing, so you can never really max out the potential life gain. If you have 3 opponents you'll only ever gain 4 life by the time it comes back round to your turn no matter how many counters are on it, unless you have upkeep doubling effects Paradox Haze , and life doubling effects Alhammarret's Archive to really make good use of this card. I just don't think I have enough support to make a card like this work efficiently. It would work better in a more dedicated life gain...artifact...angel deck I think especially if you could make use of Resplendent Angel Angelic Accord Bubbling Cauldron Trading Post Would be epic!...chuck some green in there for some extra token doubling effects Parallel Lives to back up Anointed Procession ....ooof! drool! I think I would make that deck =P

Initially however when I first saw your recommendation I thought...hmmm mass counter moving...Is that a thing? If you were able to take damage then gain charge counters you can use Sun Droplet like a battery then use Power Conduit (the only card I could find that could work in this scenario) to move counters from Sun Droplet onto any of our other artifacts/creatures that would love some free counters for mana and card draw. It would be basically the same thing we do with Unspeakable Symbol + Crystalline Crawler / Fathom Mage but very much slower, but it can also put counters on Pentad Prism which is a plus. That would be epic! But I don't have space for these pieces (100 cards and it can never fit everything we want) and to really pull out the potential of this combination of cards...I think I'd probably have to run some untap shenanigans Unwinding Clock . It would be cool to be able to ramp from being attacked with damage, but it would take quite a while to setup. Together powerful, on their own as cards not so much.

Damn I can ramble....

Iehovah on Ghave, Guru of Spores Because F' em

1 week ago

Personally I like the Crystalline Crawler + Corpsejack Menace / Winding Constrictor + Cathars' Crusade + Ghave, Guru of Spores Combo. It has quite a few parts but they are all good on their own.

jhalko on NecroDragons

2 weeks ago

Mana fixing: Alloy Myr , Abundant Growth mana fixing for 1 green, Pyramid of the Pantheon , Fellwar Stone , Fertile Ground , Joiner Adept , Manamorphose , Pillar of Origins only helps with Ur, Sphere of the Suns , Sylvan Caryatid , Trace of Abundance could be hard to cast, Chromatic Lantern , Coalition Relic , Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot , Draconic Disciple , Manalith , Opaline Unicorn , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Vessel of Endless Rest , Crystalline Crawler

The point is you need a bunch of artifacts or low drops that add mana or fix your mana. This way you could focus on lands that don;t come in tapped or lands that are limited to playing different spells. If they draw a card in some way that is ideal as well.

Jaypay1994 on Gyrus Hydra Tribal

1 month ago

crash328

You're welcome! I'm a fan of the deck. it's well constructed and pretty close to how I build decks in terms of ramp/draw, etc. So I like it a lot.

I still think gyrus is sweet and I wouldn't fault you for wanting to keep him on as the commander. He's certainly powerful in his own right. I just think Hydra tribal is dope no matter what.

Maybe Crystalline Crawler is up your alley too?

BattleHulk on Endless. Mindless. Mikaeus.

1 month ago

I took out Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder and added Mindless Automaton which allows for card draw. Along with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and one of the free sac outlets it provides unlimited card draw. I'm also considering taking out Crystalline Crawler and adding Workhorse . The casting cost is higher but Workhorse allows for better ramp since the Crawler will likely only come out with a single +1/+1 counter, as opposed to 4.

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