Breathstealer's Crypt

Breathstealer's Crypt


If a player would draw a card, instead he or she draws a card and reveals it. If it's a creature card, that player discards it unless he or she pays 3 life.

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Unformat Legal
Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal

Breathstealer's Crypt occurrence in decks from the last year

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Breathstealer's Crypt Discussion

sub780lime on Zur the Oppressive A**hole

1 day ago

smack80, you are right on Breathstealer's Crypt. That would be nicely oppressive. Zur can't fetch it, which is unfortunate, but it doesn't mean it's not worth playing.

There are a couple reasons I prefer Arrest over Imprisoned in the Moon - I've seen too many people blow up their own commander using land destruction. Now, on the topic of Darksteel Mutation, you are probably right. That's an easy swap.

smack80 on Zur the Oppressive A**hole

2 days ago

No. What you need is Breathstealer's Crypt. Not only will it counter some creatures before they get drawn, but it will give you total information to know what to counter.

Crow-Umbra on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

I have a Locust God, Nekusar, & emerging Xyris in my meta. I dont think anyone really runs wheel-punishing effects yet. I've kept the wheels in both my Araumi & Vadrok decks, since they still seem fair game lol.

I also currently run Breathstealer's Crypt in my Araumi list alongside the Wheels. Another reason I'm considering Fell Specter.

ClockworkSwordfish on Nekusar, The Mindrazer

7 months ago

Are you sure about Whispering Madness? You're so low on creatures (which makes Nekusar more of a target, by the way) that I feel you could often not have a target to encode it on. You could run something else that doubles down like Cerebral Vortex, Fevered Visions, Stormfist Crusader or Runeflare Trap.

And since you're so creature-light, what do you think of Breathstealer's Crypt? Too rude?

THCue on “The Year 2020” (COVID-19 THEMED)

7 months ago

Remove Exotic Disease You'll only do 2 Damage pretty much and replace with Breathstealer's Crypt Works with Theme also.

jboss1642 on Nek Wheels

8 months ago

Things I'd cut: Frost Marsh just a tap land, not worth it

Spire of Industry not enough artifact to turn it on early and you don't really need it late

Diabolic Tutor too slow, you'll be drawing so many cards anyway

Karn's Temporal Sundering also slow and expensive, you'd need upwards of 10 mana to make this thing worth it

Folio of Fancies nonbo with much of the discard stuff, and mill is not the way this deck wins so why let your opponents keep extra cards?

Breathstealer's Crypt just feels not very impactful, basically an overpriced Telepathy

Exquisite Blood same deal, you don't really need lifegain and at 5 mana youd rather play nek himself

Psychosis Crawler this one's a hot take, but in a deck dedicated to making your opponents draw, he is looking for the opposite. Also 5 mana is neks spot.

Niv-Mizzet, Parun casting cost is fucking rough, but this is a maybe cuz he is really strong

Psychic Corrosion same deal as folio about this not being a mill deck

Sangromancer you don't need much life gain

Spark Double not sure what you're copying, an extra nek is nice but doesn't seem like that huge of a difference, nothing else seems worth it.

Torbran, Thane of Red Fell triple red is tough and he doesn't really change the clock that much. This is more a matter of preference though

Mission Briefing you're almost certainly using this for a wheel but why not just run another wheel and not have to pay an extra UU?

Before I say what I'd add specifically, in general I think you need a little more speed, a few more lands and a lot more interaction. 2 counters, 2 spot removal, and 3 board wipes does not feel like enough, especially for a relatvely slow deck that doesn't combo out. I would add a mix of 4-5 spot removal and counter spells and 4 more lands before even looking at any of the cards below.

Cards I would add:

Another land or two in addition to the above. Your commander is 5 mana after all and your average CMC is over 3. Average CMC times 10 or 11 is my baseline for lands

Curiosity stellar, cheap card draw

Nightscape Familiar effectively a mana dork, helps with the speed

Whirlpool Warrior another wheel

Archfiend of Ifnir pet card, turns wheels into board wipes

Vision Skeins fun card, works perfectly with your strategy

Ponder consistency

lu153i on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 year ago


First and foremost, huge fan of this build. I jumped on here for some help because my friend has a Torbran, thane of redfell that was kicking my ass and I needed to develop something to go up against it and this build was it. Thank you! I am working on my own take on this build.

What are your Thoughts on a Dream Halls and Psychic Vortex combo? haven’t had to much gameplay with it, but it seems to sync up pretty nice.

Breathstealer's Crypt is another card I ran into that seems like it would sync up nicely after a Mindslicer Cyclonic Rift combo.

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