Crystalline Crawler


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 Vol. II (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.

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Crystalline Crawler Discussion

Akkrand on Atraxa, Super Friend

6 hours ago

My Atraxa deck found the following the best mana sources:

Pentad Prism

Gemstone Array

Crystalline Crawler


Druids' Repository

They all can be accessed at instant speed, multiple times a turn, especially if you have extra proliferation in the deck, and they all work incredibly well with cards like Winding Constrictor, Inexorable Tide, and Pir, Imaginative Rascal

Several times I've gotten 2 of these into play, and with something like the Tide in play, I've never had any mana problems whatsoever.

CaptSillva on 4,000 Years at the Top of His Class | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

I actually run a fairly similar deck to this. It is Fury of the 9? Suns.

Here are some cards that I think you could use from it Grozoth, Cascading Cataracts, Crystal Quarry, Prismatic Geoscope, and Crystalline Crawler.

Grozoth is just insane value. Just take a good look at the 9 drops you're already running. They're all super powerful and there is a lot of them. It even gets Blasphemous Act, which is a nice board clear to have fast access to in a pinch.

Lythia on GW Tokens and Counters

2 weeks ago

Oh this is a fun one! What is your goal with this deck? Spit out tokens and make them big? The only thing you have to worry about with her on the field are mass destruction and mass sac effects like Dictate of Erebos. I would consider Eldrazi Monument, Mother of Runes, Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant,Hero of Bladehold, Crystalline Crawler, Hangarback Walker, Mindless Automaton, Bloodspore Thrinax, Bramblewood Paragon, Hardened Scales, Curse of Predation, Gyre Sage, Walking Ballista, Cradle of Vitality and maybe Oreskos Explorer, Sun Titan, Gift of Immortality, Sunbond, and Prowling Serpopard. Sorry, I felt like maybe I was listing abit I don't want you to feel like I'm trying to build your deck. I know it can take the joy out of building for some people :) Anyway, good job so far and happy tuning!

ZendikariWol on Atraxa +1/+1 counters for critters

1 month ago

Okay so the main problem here seems to be focus. Yeah your curve is bad, but usaDiabetic said enough about that. Imma talk about cards. Also I'm linking my deck at the bottom of this comment because it's very similar. Borrow what you will.

There are a lot of cards in this brew that I looked at and just thought 'what are you doing here'. Whether they didn't fit the theme or were just outright bad, these are some cuts I might suggest for taking USA's and my advice into account.

Crystalline Crawler. It feels kind of useless. Like, what is it there to do? It's either a subpar mana rock or a weak attacker/blocker.

Guardian of the Gateless doesn't interact with +1/+1 counters, is 5 mana, and really isn't great in general. Either you block a bunch of stuff and it dies or you just use it as 2 blockers, and there are much better things to do with 5 mana.

Majestic Myriarch, while powerful, is not a card for this deck. Once again there is the lack of interaction with counters and also it's just a big dumb creature with a lot of keywords. At 5 mana? Not worth it.

Noosegraf Mob will die far too quickly for any counters to be placed on him. In commander I'm casting 5 spells every turn by the time you're casting this guy.

Reflector Mage, while a good card in general, has no place in this deck. Once again, why is it here?

The same is true for Reveillark.

And for Vizier of the Menagerie.

And for Nissa, Steward of Elements.

And for Haunted Cloak, Inspiring Statuary, Panharmonicon, Paradox Engine, Approach of the Second Sun, Migratory Route, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Spitting Image, As Foretold, and Ancient Excavation. All of these are good cards, some really good, but their are other decks that could utilize them better. They're just goodstuff in this deck, where elsewhere they could really be something!

Incremental Growth nay not be worth it for 5 mana. There are much better plays for that cost.

If you want board wipes for creatures I would suggest Wrath of God and/or Divine Reckoning rather than Sublime Exhalation?

And once again, after you put in some ramp, I have a ton of suggestions for replacing suboptimal cards here. If you'd like me to go into more detail on specific all-stars I will. If I came off as really harsh I'm sorry, this actually looks like one of the first commander decks I ever built myself so I felt like I had to comment, for nostalia's sake. Thanks for bearing with me through this behemoth of a comment, and happy brewing.

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Commander / EDH ZendikariWol


Vargavaka on

2 months ago

You seem pretty light on card draw and ramp which tend to be important to smooth out game play.

There are some good cards you can play that provide value while synergizing with your counter theme. Some of my favourites are Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Tireless Tracker, Fathom Mage, Crystalline Crawler, Prime Speaker Zegana & Coalition Relic.

Italian2stalian on

2 months ago

From your maybe board i would definitely add Chasm Skulker, Crystalline Crawler, Deepglow Skate, and your Master Biomancer is a must. All these add to your counters really well. If i would take something out to place those cards in I would recommend,Cultivator of Blades since the second half of the effect doesnt synergize that well since it doesnt add +1/+1 counters. Mer-Ek Nightblade does synergize well but this deck is built for buffing up creatures pretty fast and deathtouch on a creature that would destroy anything anyways is kind of a waste. I would probably get rid of 1 or 2 cards that enter as a copy and maybe a sorcery you have that doesnt do anything with counters to make room for the cards listed above.

PANDASrevenge on Atraxalot Of Attention

2 months ago

hello, one superfriends player to another, eventually there shouldn't be need for 5 of your cards being used for prison strategy, I've been tearing up different playgroups for a while, and all I really do is ramp hard, then tutor for doubling season, and pop some ults. I also would reccommend Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a little loose, and Crystalline Crawler is a little slow. Grimoire of the Dead is kind of a combo with atraxa, but really should not be in the deck also have no idea what you see in Strionic Resonator and Well of Lost Dreams they dont really seem to work with your current strategy, they do have their moments to shine, but in the end I'm guessing there are much better cards to be faster and better. would recommend using the signets, and i know this was made quite a while ago, so definitely look at all the new planeswalkers.

JerryChops on Atraxa, Please Marry Me

3 months ago

Glad you love it!

I used to run both Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia but found them to be to slow and lacking in synergy. If I cast either of them I need to have Atraxa out to pump them or I need to spend a lot of mana. I've found Gyre Sage and Crystalline Crawler to be more cost effective as they are cheap, produce mana, can be pumped by anything that gives +1/+1's, and give me something to swing/block with.

Thank you for the suggestions and comment!

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