Tormod's Crypt

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Chronicles (CHR) Common
The Dark (DRK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Tormod's Crypt

Artifact

, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Tormod's Crypt Discussion

Crow_Storm on Ghetto Storm

2 days ago

Good point about relic. If you're resorting to Nihil Spellbomb in a nonblack deck, you might as well play Tormod's Crypt at that point.

WargRave on Rats all the way down

2 days ago

Needs more Rat Colony

With only 6 Relentless Rats you need half of your total number on the battlefield to even make them 4/4s. Most of the time they will be 3 mana 2/2s. You need a critical mass of Relentless Rats--at least 20. If you want to dedicate only a small portion of your deck to the Relentless effect, then Rat Colony is much better; unlike Relentless Rats it benefits from any rat you control, including Marrow-Gnawer's tokens. Pack Rat is also superior if you have many non-Relentless Rats.

Rat Colony is strictly better than Swarm of Rats. It's also generally better than Bog Rats, Carrion Rats, Muck Rats, Nezumi Cutthroat (fear isn't worth a large power loss and "can't block", especially when Marrow-Gnawer provides fear), Pestilence Rats (Rat Colony gets +2/-2 under most conditions and costs 1 less), and Earsplitting Rats (not enough graveyard/discard synergies).

Other suggestions

Tormod's Crypt -> Nihil Spellbomb, Bojuka Bog. You can run Crypt in addition if needed, but I would use these first.

Kitesail -> Bladed Pinions, Fleetfeather Sandals.

Geth's Grimoire -> remove. Only four or so cards in this deck actually cause an opponent to discard. Since you're running Ancient Craving, might as well slot in Ambition's Cost as well.

Nightmare Lash -> Lashwrithe. Or just run both, but Lashwrithe first.

Sword of the Paruns -> Bad Moon, Adaptive Automaton, Hall of Triumph, Vanquisher's Banner, and Obelisk of Urd are all more mana efficient and consistent ways to pump your rats.

Altar's Reap -> Costly Plunder, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood.

I'm not sure how Shriveling Rot serves the deck.

There are two Cabal Strongholds, so one needs to come out. Cycling lands--Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, and Desert of the Glorified--hedge against land-heavy draws. Some cheap utility/value lands like Zhalfirin Void, Encroaching Wastes, Mystifying Maze, or Temple of the False God might be good over some number of Swamps too.

Phyrexian Tribute -> Scour from Existence, Unstable Obelisk. I know black is bad with artifacts, but there is a reason Phyrexian Tribute is in 55 edh decks, and the other two are in over 5000 each, and it isn't just color restriction. They cover all five permanent types instead of just one, including the equally hard-for-black enchantments. Requiring two creatures to sacrifice, Phyrexian Tribute isn't even always easier to cast, and it's effect is far less flexible.

Speaking of Unstable Obelisk, more mana ramp would be prudent, like Wayfarer's Bauble, Mind Stone, and Commander's Sphere. Bontu's Monument isn't Jet Medallion, but is still worthwhile with 27 creatures.

I don't think there are enough graveyard synergies to make Living Death appropriate.

Night Dealings is slow, does nothing if the battlefield isn't somewhat favorable, can potentially get removed, makes you reveal, and can't get lands. Razaketh's Rite and Mastermind's Acquisition tutor with no fuss. If you want slow, multi-card tutoring, Diabolic Revelation, Demonic Collusion, and Increasing Ambition are reliable options. Although none feature Nezumi in their art.

Curse of Death's Hold is a bit narrow for multiplayer; I'd prefer Ascendant Evincar which will hit more enemy creatures overall while buffing your own and being a 3/3 flier.

Force_of_Willb on Lazav, take up thy graveyard and walk

6 days ago

You have many Eldrazi that care about cards being exiled but you only have 7 effects in the deck that exile cards? Do you have issues having enough exiled targets?

If you need more effects maybe consider some cards with annihilator: Artisan of Kozilek / Bane of Bala Ged,

Dimensional Infiltrator seems to be in flavor with the deck if you think you have enough colorless mana support (8)

Or removal Ashes to Ashes, Curse of the Swine, Reality Shift, Phyrexian Scriptures, All Is Dust

or add more of the usual graveyard removal artifacts: Tormod's Crypt, Nihil Spellbomb, Sentinel Totem, Relic of Progenitus

Lastly a personal favorite in my mill EDH decks Undead Alchemist which I think you can still copy with Lazav and exile if you stack the triggers correctly.

Snivy__ on Sideboard for 8-whack goblins

6 days ago

Ok so currently I am running

2x Dismember

1x Magus of the Moon (b/c I can't get Blood Moon at the time)

2x Dragon's Claw

4x Smash to Smithereens

1x Damping Sphere

1x Tormod's Crypt

1x Abrade

3x Forked Bolt

I played a tournament last Saturday, did bad the first round against RG Eldrazi (didn't see that one coming!) from one of my friends. Any suggestions to beat that?

He usually drops Reality Smashers, Thought-Knot Seers, and Endbringers against me by turn 3.

lagotripha on whoops is that one card your library?

1 week ago

Fetch heavy meta? Mind Grind/Mind Funeral is game-ending with a stall package.

Creature token meta? Echoing Truth. Breaking / Entering is a classic.

Looking to make combo hate you- any one of the many, many black 'search library and remove' cards.

Most majorly successful mill decks I've seen have been esper control looking to trigger a t1 archive trap off of a Path to Exile, if you want to move that direction, but most the rest of it is just surviving that many cards in graveyards. Tormod's Crypt in the side.

Gracco on The Gold Standard

1 week ago

Nice to see this deck evolving. Consider Jund Charm in the side. It is a Pyroclasm which is really good against serveral decks, especially when your creatures are buffed out of range and it is also a Tormod's Crypt so it can do what Anafenza is doing now but a bit better since it gives you multiple modes to choose from and does not die to removal.

lagotripha on Mono Red Goblins

1 week ago

I feel like Kuldotha Rebirth needs a little more active support to be effective- just ornithopter and it are rarely in your hand at the same time.

Fortunately, the hyper efficient and cheap Shrapnel Blast can act as (functionally) extra grenades, and cards like Darksteel Citadel, Herbal Poultice, Memnite, Panic Spellbomb and sideboard Tormod's Crypt are available.

Personally, I like to sit a lot lower on the mana curve, running Mogg War Marshal, and sometimes run Dragon Fodder/Krenko's Command over empty the warrens (as that fits better in Skirk Prospector combo), then rely on the haste-enabling lords and Reckless Bushwhacker/Goblin Bushwhacker.

Have fun brewing, goblins can be a lot of fun!

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