Mana Crypt

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
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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Mana Crypt

Artifact

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

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Mana Crypt Discussion

greyninja on What to replace Paradox Engine ...

1 hour ago

I personally love Tidespout Tyrant . I run it in Animar, Soul of Elements and also Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

8cmc is daunting, I know, and your deck has about a dozen mana ramp options which is decent. Only a handful will combo with it, but gets better with Etherium Sculptor . Hopefully you can get your Grim Monolith and Mana Crypt eventually.

It can also be a control piece, removing troublesome permanents or blockers every time you cast another spell

I also really like the idea Mystic Forge that jaymc1130 mentioned. About 20% of your deck is relevant. It combos with Sensei's Divining Top and the Etherium Sculptor for infinite draws

Here's my Izzet list if you want to check it out for ideas. Have fun!

shadowmage on Yawgs Win cEDH

14 hours ago

LordElwood

Thanks!

Here’s some budget recommendations for the most expensive cards :

Instead of Mox Diamond , you could use Jeweled Amulet

Instead of Imperial Seal you could use Scheming Symmetry

There really isn’t any replacement for Mana Crypt .. it’s the best card at what it does. You can put any mana rock that’s 2 or less mana.

SideBae on Control Drain

2 days ago

Love seeing decks running Pox . Smallpox is similar, and I’ve had good results with it.

Words of Waste is more powerful when paired with Geth's Grimoire . This also makes Liliana of the Veil all the more powerful, if not less pricey.

Phyrexian Obliterator is a good card when it comes to blocking, especially in a mono-black deck.

I’m surprised you’re not running Animate Dead , Necromancy or Reanimate . These cards, especially if paired with Entomb / Buried Alive and Dark Ritual can put down a fatty of your choice real fast. Massacre Wurm is a good reanimation target in addition to your Grave Titan .

Ramp is a premium in EDH. Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt set the gold standard after Sol Ring , with Mana Vault and Chrome Mox following them. Unfortunately, these cards will cost you about the same as a black-market kidney. Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Mind Stone , Prismatic Lens and Lotus Petal are affordable options to consider. Also, with a lot of 2-drop-rocks, Ancient Tomb becomes a powerful t1 play —- it’s about $20 now, after the reprint in UMA.

Toxic Deluge is a good board-wipe to consider.

mega_pixel on Prime Rib

3 days ago

Spleenface I'm just wondering if I enter infinite turns when Mana Crypt is in play and my life is low, say at 10, how would I prevent myself from dying to Crypt if a player wants me to play out my turns and before I get a finisher or just attack him to death? ...I actually died to Crypt before I can actually kill the player.

Makushimoo on D I S C A R D

4 days ago

DeadTheArtist You might consider putting in more ramp. I like the deck style but your pretty top heavy and unless you consistently hit Crypt Ghast on curve it feels like your going really slow.

Reasonable - Charcoal Diamond Coldsteel Heart Mind Stone

Expensive - Mana Crypt Coalition Relic Extraplanar Lens

Tanukiboi on Urza's Abusement Park

5 days ago

Wicker I'd switch Pithing Needle for Grim Monolith , Jeweled Amulet for Mana Crypt , and possibly Mind Stone for Force of Will since less ramp would be required thanks to the prior substitutions.

shub on Mad Scientist

5 days ago

Thanks again Wicker: it's always a pleasure to learn that someone else is playing one of my lists and enjoys it. I own this deck in paper and Mana Crypt is too expensive to consider swapping in.

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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%