Mana Crypt

Mana Crypt


At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, mana crypt deals 3 damage to you.

: Gain .

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Mythic Rare
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mana Crypt occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

White: 0.36%

Black: 0.27%

Red: 0.34%

Green: 0.26%

Blue: 0.46%

UR (Izzet): 0.53%

Golgari: 0.24%

Rakdos: 0.2%

GU (Simic): 0.58%

WUB (Esper): 0.72%

UBR (Grixis): 0.64%

BUG (Sultai): 0.73%

Mana Crypt Discussion

sageh90 on Have: masterwork kaladesh edh/judge promo ...

1 day ago

hello im looking to trade a couple of masterwork edh staples for a bazaar of baghdad.

HAVE: MASTERWORK KALADESH Lotus Petal, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Scroll Rack and Aether Vial. Judge promo: Enlightened Tutor, Sol Ring, Land Tax

WANT: Bazaar of Baghdad. i wouldnt mind it being HP i just need it playable and eligible. if its in good condition im willing to discuss adding extra to the trade.

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters

2 days ago

Why does the promo version of Mana Crypt have flavor text when the regular version does not?

I know that they are not likely to be reprinted in this set, but I would like to see both Undermine and Recoil reprinted, to keep them available and inexpensive, since Absorb was reprinted, recently.

Chromatic Lantern would be another nice reprint, to keep its price low and its availability high.

Artatras on The Many-Faced God - [Primer]

4 days ago

Providing budget alternatives is not that simple because the deck is balanced as is and changing any single card would alter its equilibrium. I will try my best, but do keep in mind that with the following changes you will need to play the deck a lot slower than before. Without free counterspells you will need to wait for when you can leave mana open, and so on and so forth. Hopefully, the fact that all the decks in the tournament follow the same budget restrictions can make up for this. Here are my budget changes:

Mana Crypt and Mox Amber: any two-mana rock, like Arcane Signet and Mind Stone.

Force of Will and Fierce Guardianship: a copy of Foil and Dispel. Depending on your specific meta, you could consider Mental Misstep.

Mana Drain: any two-mana counterspell. My choice would be Countersquall.

Ancient Tomb: a basic Island.

Cyclonic Rift: Echoing Truth. This can bounce a single permanent or an army of tokens, which seems particularly useful in your case.

Damnation and Toxic Deluge: your choice of Languish, Whelming Wave, Evacuation or AEtherize.

Dark Confidant: I once used Disciple of Deceit, which was suboptimal. Alternatively, Looter il-Kor or any draw spell.

Intuition, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor: Diabolic Tutor, Forbidden Alchemy and Beseech the Queen are okayish.

Training Grounds: Heartstone is the closest comparison, but do keep in mind it works for your opponents as well.

These are all direct substitutions. I took the cards you mentioned and replaced them with their budget counterparts. If you think some of them aren't good enough (and in most cases they are not), then you can consider including something completely different instead. I'm thinking about cards like Propaganda, Torpor Orb, more removal, more card draw, more ramp. You have the privilege of knowing the decks you will be facing, so you can tweak the deck according to your matchups.

If you want to be prepared against a token deck, try shaving some single target removals or counterspells for a few extra board wipes. Just be extra careful against Meren because they tend to play a lot of Fleshbag Marauder-like effects, which is something this deck really struggles with. Make use of your haste enablers to kill your opponent during the very first turn you play Lazav, before he or she has the opportunity to play those cards.

I wish you good luck for your tournament, and let me know about your results!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Double Masters

4 days ago

Sorry for the double post, but also....oof that Mana Crypt alter. It looks terrible next to the others.

Vash13 on Meren, the Reanimation-Queen

6 days ago

Hey awsome deck I love Meren and +1 from me for be the only other person running Mind Slash, I dont card if it's not Mana Crypt its damn fun lol, anywho I see you have Puppeteer Clique, some fun cards you might like Melira, Sylvok Outcast just hilarious or play this with Woodfall Primus + any free sac outlet as well, it's fun to blow up their lands and pass turn. Then in every black producing deck I always recommend Necropotence and if you want some shenanigans to happen with that already broken card play Reliquary Tower or Venser's Journal it's a good time. Then lastly you cant really feel golgari without a Life from the Loam easily one of the hardest working cards of all time, need grave presence>loam, need land>loam, need to recure artifacts? Add a Buried Ruin and bam>loam, and that's just for starters, good luck and feel free to check out my meren deck maybe you'll see something you like Meren, The Grave Walker, good luck!

Artatras on The Many-Faced God - [Primer]

1 week ago

Replacing the Dreadnought is impossible, as it's probably the single best card in the deck. No other creature can offer such a huge power for such a low cost. The thing that sets it apart from all the other options is the fact that it's the only creature that is able to represent a two-turn clock on its own. All the 7 to 10 power creatures instead represent a three-turn clock, which makes a huge difference in the long run. Something like a Nyxathid or Rotting Regisaur would be okayish, but they won't be anywhere near the power level of the Dreadnought. If you absolutely can't run it, then the best substitutes would be Nyxathid or Eater of Days (who has two relevant keywords). Phyrexian Soulgorger is awful because it represents the same clock as Nyxathid but forces you to invest more mana to transform Lazav during you upkeep, as you can't afford to let the cumulative upkeep trigger to resolve.

I do understand your hesitation regarding the Dreadnought, however. It has an absurdly high price tag, especially considering how narrow it is. It's not a card that you will put in every deck, like a Force of Will. Luckily, here in Europe it is more affordable. My suggestion would be trying some alternatives first, and then testing it using a proxy. You will feel the difference. Then, if you really love the deck, you can consider buying a copy. Of all the possible upgrades, the Dreadnought should be the priority. Intuition, Mana Crypt and Force of Will can all be replaced somewhat decently, while our 12/12 is one of its kind.

Hope this helps!

XaiLo on Spy Cat (with Primer!)

1 week ago

I noticed you don't run Savannah. Is that a budget call or a strategic one? Also not running Survival of the Fittest. Is that because of budget?

How is your early ramp? Most competitive decks run things like Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Carpet of Flowers, other 1 cmc dorks etc, rather than Skyshround Claim, Cultivate, etc. (Three Visits is another nonbudget card that I think is better than Cultivate in a competitive combo deck. There's also Arcane Signet, Talisman of Unity, Fellwar Stone, Mana Crypt, etc)

Would it be possible to shave off some combo lines, focus on only the best ones, and free up more slots for ramp and maybe removal/interaction like Nature's Claim or Veil of Summer or Rebuff the Wicked.

I totally get why this deck doesnt run hate bears like most competitive GW decks would. But on the other hand, I worry about it not having enough removal for OPPONENTS' hate pieces which could stifle the combo.

K1llSw1tch on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

1 week ago

Lokotor Ye I find the main problem with The Ozolith is that it only allows you to put it onto one creature but it has helped to protect an important creature when I don't get the dethrone trigger. Since I don't have either Mox Diamond or Mana Crypt I have put it in place of one of those

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