Mana Crypt


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan 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 for Gatherer (PSG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Mana Crypt


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

: Add to your mana pool.

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Mana Crypt Discussion

papahiggs on Xenagos, God of Fatties

7 hours ago

Like the deck. I find my Zenagross deck has a hard time recovering from board wipes. Perhaps add in some protection or recursion. Heroic Intervention is great. Eternal Witness and Genesis can help. Also more ramp like Gilded Lotus or Mana Crypt etc. Traverse the Outlands and Hunter's Prowess are excellent in this deck. Trample also helps this deck a great deal. Brawn seems like a good inclusion.

Saltblast on Mono Black Control EDH (Needs Help)

8 hours ago

Love your list! Thanks for the comment, too. Both of the cards you mention for possible commanders aren't too bad in my opinion. I think given the option I'd go with Sidisi, Undead Vizier. I'm going to try Kothophed, Soul Hoarder as my commander simply because I have him, however.

I had already had my eye on Massacre Wurm and Sheoldred, Whispering One, but I forgot about Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I'm just not sure if he would be the best addition even with my decent amount of devotion in the deck.

Honestly, I had both Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos on the list at one point, but for some reason, I took them out, I think because I wasn't really benefitting from the sac effect very much, but I'm going to try them out again.

The only reason I don't have Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor is simply cost. I've had them both on Puca trade for about a year now and I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and buy them.

As for Mox Opal, I actually do get metalcraft on it quite a bit, whether that be luck or whatever, but honestly, I don't really want to invest in something like Mana Crypt, simply because I would rather spend that money on different upgrades to the deck, but you are correct in suggesting that I would be better off with it.

Thank you again for the suggestions!

HashMasta on Mono Black Control EDH (Needs Help)

9 hours ago

As far as different commanders go, Sidisi, Undead Vizier is not a bad option, however, since she tutors your opponents will already think you are a combo threat. you could go the route I did which was reanimator with Chainer, Dementia Master. Or you could honestly use Kothophed, Soul Hoarder since you already got it. heres the deck list if you wish to view it.

Chaining together a kill streak

Commander / EDH HashMasta


some key things I would recommend would be to do one of black's #1 powers. Abusing etb triggers with reanimation. so some starters would probably get Sheoldred, Whispering One and things like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Massacre Wurm to annihilate opponents.

You could also use some things such as sacrifice destruction. for instance, Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are good. and Butcher of Malakir is a bit more budget friendly version.

I also notice that you are low on tutors, mono black decks thrive on the abudance of tutor and card draw. Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are the more iconic ones. Diabolic Intent is also a good one. some card draw would be from Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena.

I also would recommend getting rid of Mox Opal for a Mana Crypt. It doesn't seem like you will get metalcraft alot in this deck. and Jet Medallion is always a good mana shrinker

thats some starters for what you could do. the most important one will probably be your tutors and card draw. I would work on those first, then your etb creatures and reanimation.

boomerang42 on a good orzhov deck POGGERS

23 hours ago

So if you can't include "auto wins" (which is lame, but understandable), you're best playing a really flexible midrange deck.

Some includes I'd suggest:

-- Bitterblossom

-- razaketh, the foulblooded

-- The entire Cabal Coffers Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth suite. Vesuva, Thespian's Stage, Expedition Map.

-- Exsanguinate

-- Tutors. Pick one or more: Shred Memory Diabolic Intent Demonic Tutor Vampiric Tutor Beseech the Queen Dark Petition Sidisi, Undead Vizier

-- Lightning Greaves are good

-- Include some countermagic/protection: Boseiju, Who Shelters All Lapse of Certainty Imp's Mischief Withering Boon

-- I don't know if your group will allow it but I've always enjoyed Tainted Remedy / False Cure + Beacon of Immortality

-- Ditch Sorin Lord of Innistrad. Replace with Sorin Markov and Sorin, Grim Nemesis and Kaya, Ghost Assassin or maybe one of the two Elspeths.

-- I know they're expensive but consider Mana Vault \ Grim Monolith \ Mox Opal \ Chrome Mox \ Mana Crypt

-- Should run Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual and Culling the Weak

-- Silence time walks someone.

-- Bitter Ordeal is pretty brutal in your deck.

-- Lingering souls seems low value as a one-off.

-- Sensei's Top.

-- Smokestack is easy to mitigate for you but brutal on your opponents.

-- Consider Marsh Flats and/or Flooded Strand or Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta Fetid Heath Strip Mine Westvale Abbey  Flip Wasteland Strip Mine Field of Ruin

-- Meekstone seems good here.

BMHKain on How can I bring Superfriends ...

3 days ago

Thanks. I already have some stuff outside of just burn & healing planned. Might as well throw in Sundial of the Infinite for extra turn loops. Planning to throw in stuff like Rebuff the Wicked & Red Elemental Blast at some point...

To protect my Non-Perms. Maybe even the twin clerics themselves...

Finally, this'll sound stupid (AND IS.), but would it be allowed to swap staples like such rocks like, say, Mana Crypt or any card really, just as a poor man's option to save cash? It would really suck if I have to obtain such staples a second time (Yes, I'm a cheap (censored)... Dx

HashMasta on Zombie Shenanigans

3 days ago

This is gonna be a long post, so just bear with me but I can pretty much tell you what this deck needs.

Taking Out for 100

Carrion Crow, Fog Bank, Dread Slayer, Deathbringer Thoctar, Geralf's Masterpiece, Gnawing Zombie, Consuming Abberation, Hunted Phantasm, Invisible Stalker, King macar, The Gold-Cursed, Lich Lord of Unx, Master of the Feast, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Plague Belcher, Rockslide Elemental, Sepulchral Primordial, Siren of the Silent Song, Thassa, God of the Sea, Torrent Elemental (Not Legal for your deck cause of green btw), Murder, Unlicensed Disintegration, Unsytche, Killer of Kings, Bontu's Monument, Waste Not, Quest for the Gravelord, Intruder Alarm, Honden of Night's Reach, Honden of Infinite Rage, Feast on the Fallen, Argivian Restoration, Barter in blood, Banefire


These are not 100% drop all your cards and throw these in here, these are just what I think you could benefit from if you were wanting an improvement or 2. If you don't like them then don't get them.

Attrition - is a good card if you were looking for a sac outlet and removal

Damnation, Decree of Pain, Life's Finale, Toxic Deluge, Blasphemous Act, Oblivion Stone are all great board wipe cards. I would suggest take out your spot removal for all of these.

No Mercy - Kinda like Propaganda to keep people from attacking

Slaughter Pact - I know what I said about spot removal, but a 0 mana kill spell is a great card for stopping things such as combos and instant speed threats

Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, razaketh, the foulblooded , Gamble good tutor abilities

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - good all around and can go infinite with Triskelion which I think every EDH deck should have atleast 1 infinite for when things go south

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a must in a zombie deck. In a 4 player game, this is gonna be a huge problem with opponents.

Victimize, Reanimate, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Living Death, and Dread Return are gonna be your solid Reanimation. Would also try and get hands on The Scarab God but I wouldn't until it rotates out of standard for price reasons

Phyrexian Arena and Necropotence are gonna be good for late game drawing.

Geth, Lord of the Vault is an absolute beast in reanimator decks and can sometimes win the game alone depending on targets. Also brings back artifacts that get destroyed.

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is a great card overall with a game ending ultamite.

Buried Alive and Entomb are good fuel for graveyard.

Contingency Plan and Fact or Fiction are good for filling graveyard and card draw.

Raving Dead is a bomb for combat.

Urabrask the Hidden is pretty useful espicially against aggro decks so you can slow them down a bit.

Chaos Warp solid removal

Great thing about grixis is you get good colors for shutdowns. such as Contamination, Blood Moon, and Magus of the Moon.

Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph can be used either for your stuff to boost or if an opponent got something spicy you want.

Would also try and get the mana rocks as well such as Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, and Grim Monolith

I know this was a lot, but I just kinda made a list of cards and I love zombie decks (considering it was my first edh deck.) thanks for viewing it

Last_Laugh on "Once upon a midnight dreary" (Narset EDH)

6 days ago

Hello there. I gots me a few suggestions.

First, run more mana rocks and acceleration. A good rule of thumb here is 1 and 2 drop rocks are great here. 3 drop is ok if it produces more than 1 mana (Gilded Lotus is bad here). Mana accel I run that you don't: Crystal Vein, Ancient Tomb, Chrome Mox, Grim Monolith, Lotus Petal, Pentad Prism, Worn Powerstone, Mana Crypt, and Copy Artifact.

I would also look into replacing Spectra Ward with something like Aqueous Form, Spirit Mantle, Holy Mantle, and/or Shielded by Faith.

A few effects to make attacking more difficult can't hurt either. Look into Smoke and Sphere of Safety. Winter Orb and Rising Waters help too.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas... it's not superfriends but it should still give you a few ideas.

Narset, American Beauty

joachimjuncher on Rhonastic claws of havoc

6 days ago

Matrixxx999First of all, thank you for your comment.Some of my choices may seem a bit weird. But the deck is suited for 1v1 commander, and comes with another banlist. Hence solRing Mana Crypt Natural Order Sensei's Divining Top are all banned. This is also why I run Pattern of Rebirth, which IMO is slightly worse than Natural Order.

Basalt Monolith I have considered this card over Grim Monolith for the reason you mention. As you know, producing mana in this deck is not a problem, and going infinite on colorless in a monogreen deck has seemed redundant to me, especially as it takes 5G to go there. But that was before I ran Staff of Domination, so maybe it will go in for testing. I could cut the Grim Monolith to make the deck a little slower?

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip replaces itself with a creature in most cases, and turns into Gaea's Cradle (which is also banned in 1v1cmdr). In my experience, the card has performed solidly in mono green. It can be bounced with a land drop and Cloudstone Curio after floating the mana. But again, as with most of the flip lands, its not super powerfull, but a very well rounded card.

I might consider throwing back Lifecrafter's Bestiary in, based on your reply, thx.

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