Crypt Ghast

Crypt Ghast

Creature — Spirit

Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay . If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)

Whenever you tap a swamp for mana, you may add to your mana pool (in addition to the mana the land produces).

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Crypt Ghast Discussion

plakjekaas on When did you win, at …

1 month ago

Does it count if I lost in a glorious way?

I played my Rankle, Master of Pranks deck, on turn 6 I played a Gray Merchant of Asphodel that drained each opponent for 14 (I had quite a few permanents ramped out with Crypt Ghast and Nirkana Revenant on turn 3 and 4). It was a 5-player game, I extorted a bit, so I was at a comfortable 104 life. I swing in with Rankle, and put the trigger on the stack, choosing all modes. Then it happened.

The Phenax, God of Deception player used a dork to mill himself for 5, putting Tree of Perdition in the graveyard. He then activated the ability on his Lazav, the Multifarious in play to become a copy of the Tree. He tapped the Lazav to switch its toughness with my life total. Then he activated his Thousand-Year Elixir to untap it, then tapped it again with Phenax's ability, to mill me for 104. With the all-modes Rankle trigger... Still... On the stack...

mrdehring on From Dusk 'til Dawn

1 month ago

I like the lifegain/lifedrain aspects of this deck. But I think you are missing an important extort card in Crypt Ghast

With the up and down changes to your life total you may want to look at cards like Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Reverse the Sands, and Axis of Mortality

Mass removal and reanimation seems like a good sub theme, but where are your big heavy hitters to reanimate? Sepulchral Primordial seems like an auto include in this style of deck. Due to your creatures being more value engines than big hitters Single Combat might not be the wrath you want.

pretendingtoalright on [EDH/Commander] W/B Angel Deck

1 month ago

Charcoal Diamond Marble Diamond Orzhov Signet are solid relatively cheap (both budget and rocks for your ramping woes.

Talisman of Hierarchy is also fairly budget friendly

Other ramp/ramp adjacent options that aren't necessarily to theme but are in your colours. Pitiless Plunderer, Revel in Riches, Knight of the White Orchid, Kor Cartographer or Crypt Ghast

And just becos it's a card I like that's an angel, Angel of Despair is (albeit very expensive) flexible removal on a body.

coolguy0723 on The Ultimate Bloodline

1 month ago

Crypt Ghast is a must-have in any black deck. Looking at your symbols, you might want to replace a couple of your mountains/plains with swamps. Don't go overboard with the exchange but it might help. I like the other ways you have for ramping like Smothering Tithe and the rocks you have. I feel like Terminal Moraine should be replaced with Myriad Landscape, Burnished Hart, or Solemn Simulacrum. Hope this helps and cheers!

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Black Demon Deck

1 month ago

Have you considered Victimize or Liliana Vess? The former seems particularly good with your sacrifice effects and tokens and the latter can be a repeatable Diabolic Tutor and can even combo with the former in some instances. Crypt Ghast also seems like it would particularly good here to pay for your more expensive demons. Hope this helps.

notjinzo on Mono-Black Creatures

2 months ago

A fun deck that always gets 1 or 2 wins out. Cabal Coffers is what makes this deck work, and if I can't get that out I use Crypt Ghast, I was thinking of putting Magus of the Coffers in the sideboard but this seems to work as is, mainly because Nantuko Shade makes for a great opener to last until I can get enough mana for something a little bit more stronger. Undead Gladiator helps out with card draw as well. Open to suggestions or ideas.

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on Liesa

2 months ago

Looks good but I think Odric, Lunarch Marshal isn't that good and I would cut it for Crypt Ghast.

Santiago1011 on Liesa, Angel of Monsters and Masochism [PRIMER]

3 months ago

jmozer33 not at all (a little, but I'll get to that in a second). You may be missing that Liesa herself has lifelink. Swinging with her every turn gives you enough life to cast 5 spells every 2 turns and break even. You probably wont be casting this many spells. You may also notice that a lot of card still gain us life even though they aren't in the Masochism section; this is because while they do gain us life, its more of a bonus while they're true purpose is whatever section they are in; for example, Twilight Prophet, Crypt Ghast, and Authority of the Consuls are all in separate sections yet can all gain us life. But again, Liesa will be gaining us 5 every turn which more or less negates her tax.

The only problems I've really had is when I get Bolas's Citadel out while Liesa is in play. Like I mention in the primer, it's extra bone-hurty. Doubly so if you run into a card that requires lifeloss to cast like Anguished Unmaking or Read the Bones. But I haven't found it to be enough of a problem to warrant replacing tax effects with lifegain, and Citadel provides such an advantage I think it's worth it.

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