Crystalline Crawler

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

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

Crystalline Crawler occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Crystalline Crawler Discussion

CarlosRagnarson on qwikster

1 day ago

Hey! Thanks for the comment on my deck Detective Damia, on Duty. I liked the idea of including Crystalline Crawler , whenever i get a hold of it I will update the decklist. Appreciate it <3

qwikster on Detective Damia, on Duty

3 days ago

Really cool idea - I love things that are "jank" from looking like a board of junk to opponents, but can explode into a win with a Wall of Junk !

Have you thought about Crystalline Crawler ? 1. Deck is 3 colors, which means an easy 3 sunburst effect, but with any land that taps for "any" color, you can easily achieve 4 colors 2. With 4 counters when it comes out, all of that Mana CAN be used right away, so you lost nothing - or you can save it for next turn and on turn 5, even without a land drop, you have 9 Mana (with it's tap for another counter). That's a pretty good turn 5. 3. Even if you don't dump it, it's still a great battery that is a better and better blocker/attacker the more it builds (and you can attack with a 5/5+ and still remove counters at instant speed later while it's tapped, so you can always hold up emergency Mana) 4. Another artifact for you.

TangoWithTojo on What Cards Should I Absolutely ...

3 weeks ago


Incubation Druid has definitely been on my mind. I'm thinking of replacing Crystalline Crawler for something like Incubation Druid or Viridian Joiner Any thoughts on that?

Bazzul on One card combo Demonlord Belzenlok

1 month ago

Lucivarian First of all thank you for taking an interest in the deck. I don’t run artifact ramp because the deck is consistent at going off turn 4 without them. In fact, they are useful only in combination with some lands (for example Ancient Tomb ) to aid in the turn 4 kill goal.

That being said there are some advantages in running them, it allows for some turn 3 kills with god hands and it also allows for easier recasting of Belzenlok if it gets countered. I’d say try them out and see if you like them.

Btw I did miss Crystalline Crawler thank you for the catch!

DemonDragonJ on Guildpact Informant or Merfolk Skydiver?

2 months ago

multimedia, Sage of Hours is a great creature, but there is no room in my deck for it, unfortunately.

bushido_man96, this deck cannot generate infinite mana, but, between Gyre Sage , Crystalline Crawler , Everflowing Chalice , Astral Cornucopia , and the storage lands, it can generate very large amounts of mana, so paying for Merfolk Skydiver 's ability should not be especially difficult.

DemonDragonJ on All Will Be One

2 months ago

bushido_man96, I did have both Steady Progress and Tezzeret's Gambit in this deck, but I replaced them with repeatable sources of proliferate, and this deck does still have both Fathom Mage and Temple Bell , which are only two cards, but I cannot afford to remove any cards that contribute to the central theme of this deck.

Also, do you believe that I can afford to replace Abzan Falconer with Merfolk Skydiver ? I already removed Abzan Battle Priest in favor of Crystalline Crawler , so I supposed that I could do the same for the falconer; Herald of Secret Streams and Mer-Ek Nightblade , however, are too good to remove, so I am keeping them in this deck.

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