Crystalline Crawler

Legality

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

_Delta_ on All Will Be One

2 months ago

I definitely would swap Steady Progress which isn't used all that much in Atraxa decks with Flux Channeler . But in any case Contentious Plan is a better version of that now anyways.

Then I don't think you need Countersquall , how about swap that for a Swords to Plowshares , Putrefy , Path to Exile , etc. I think you have a couple too many counterspells, in my Atraxa deck I don't play really any counterspells except for well Counterspell . I rely on Supreme Verdict , Damnation , Merciless Eviction , Swords to Plowshares , Assassin's Trophy , etc to remove threats rather than bother with trying to counter them. While, your not a control deck obviously, 1-2 boardwipes could nonetheless be useful. Then I figure there must be a reason that you don't have Cyclonic Rift in here right? Otherwise, Recoil is an easy swap.

I also feel that you can cut some of your other instant/sorceries that read … proliferate. Cards like Merciless Eviction , Supreme Verdict , might just serve you better. I think a little more ramp could be used here also, such as Simic Signet , Commander's Sphere , Fellwar Stone , Kodama's Reach / Cultivate and such (1-2 mana of these would help), So I think cutting a card like Contagion Clasp and or Temple Bell would be a good choice.

So, in summary I would cut some of these cards: Wanderer's Strike , Countersquall , Grim Affliction , Steady Progress , Juniper Order Ranger , Recoil , Temple Bell ( Otherworld Atlas could be more interesting, I use it in Nekusar, the Mindrazer :).

And add some of these, Scavenging Ooze , Flux Channeler , Winding Constrictor , Simic Signet , Orzhov Signet , Golgari Signet , Commander's Sphere (1-2 more mana rocks would help, Crystalline Crawler could also work maybe) Merciless Eviction , Cyclonic Rift , Putrefy , Swords to Plowshares , and Mortify .

Even though my list has been converted to superfriends now, you could have a look at it for some still possible ideas. I hope some of this helps.

Qolorful on How Many Basic Lands are ...

2 months ago

My solution to blood moon and ruination is to turn everyone against the jerk playing those cards before the game even starts, just don't let them live long enough to play that garbage. Its a political format and if you can't get people to shut that player down before he gets going then you are in trouble anyway. That or have creatures, artifacts, and enchantments that can make fancy mana combos so you can brush the cards off. I really dislike the idea of having so many basic lands in a 4C deck. Even in my 3C decks I rarely run more than 15.

As for big mana with atraxa, the first thing that comes to mind is Crystalline Crawler , Gyre Sage or Workhorse to abuse all those poliferates.

multimedia on All Will Be One

2 months ago

Hey, I think if you already have all the Shock lands that they can replace the Tri lands.

Play all six Shock lands especially Forest ones, the three Check lands and include cards that can tutor for Shock lands while also being helpful ramp. Fetches of course are best, but if don't have them then Farseek, Lore, Wood Elves , Skyshroud Claim . Birds of Paradise , Incubation Druid and Paradise Druid won't break the bank and they're good for color fixing and early game ramp. Incubation is good with proliferate and with Rainbow lands. Crystalline Crawler is four mana, but it can make colored mana the turn you play it which is very good. Can also be a constant source of any color of mana with proliferate.

Crop Rotation and Sylvan Scrying are helpful to tutor for any one land. Opal Palace and Guildmages' Forum are good lands with Atraxa since either can put a counter on her letting her then proliferate herself. It's worth playing five mana to cast Atraxa with one of these lands.

Grim Backwoods isn't a good land even with token strategies. Five mana, four and tap Backwoods as well as sac a creature to draw one card is not a good investment, not worth it. Any land that can't originally make colored mana better be great if you're playing it in a four color manabase. Out of those three options you mentioned, Gavony Township is the only one to consider because of it's interaction with proliferate.

As far as proliferation goes Evolution Sage and Flux Channeler are high end since they're three drops who can be repeatable proliferate for no mana cost. With Atraxa and one of these proliferating twice a turn for no mana cost seems very good especially with Doubling Season and if you can get a counter on Atraxa.

Makushimoo on 5 COLOR SUPERFRIENDS

2 months ago

Diddle I had considered Crystalline Crawler but it seemed a little slow without Atraxa being the commander and proliferating regularly. I am board wiping a considerable amount so he probably wouldn't last long but I will test Sorin, Grim Nemesis though, he seems pretty playable. Thank you!

Diddle on 5 COLOR SUPERFRIENDS

2 months ago

Sorin, Grim Nemesis Has always been very good in my Atraxa superfriends deck as both card draw and a win condition, and Crystalline Crawler helps a lot with ramp and fixing.

gonki on Breeding Synergy (B/G Counter deck)

2 months ago

So I'm in the middle of updating my Rashmi deck with cards from the last few sets. It's centered more around her ability and elves but it might still have some cards for you to consider. Rashmi's Elvish Teleportation

Before I proceed with some suggestions I just need to note that Shield of the Oversoul isn't legal in this deck. Cards with hybrid mana symbols have the color identity of both, so that's considered a white card as well as a green card.

I'd definitely add Ezuri, Claw of Progress . You may want to keep Primordial Hydra but Kalonian Hydra is another solid add. Since you can proliferate divinity counters Myojin of Life's Web is a powerful card and the high cmc means you'll be able to cast almost anything it gets with a Rashmi trigger. Vigor is cheap so I think it's an auto-include in counters decks honestly. I've used Nissa, Voice of Zendikar to great effect in my counters deck and even managed to ultimate her. Inspiring Call is a good way to draw cards and make sure you can attack with a horde of creatures without getting them board wiped. I'd definitely consider adding Inexorable Tide which would fit nicely in the slot of Shield of the Oversoul . Lastly you could think about Crystalline Crawler , Tezzeret's Gambit and Gilder Bairn .

I guess my only other suggestion would be to keep an eye on the new cards with proliferate coming in War of the Spark.

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