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

SHINOBIofFATE on I'd like some help with …

2 days ago

Mono-Black GIMME

Hey guys, I just built the deck and I wanted to make sure it wasn't lacking in any one department. I tried adding sufficient ramp and card draw as well as a ton of sac and discard effects. I can also make infinite mana with Magus of the Coffers and Staff of Domination or Umbral Mantle . The deck can also generate a lot of mana with effects like Crypt Ghast and Nirkana Revenant . I feel like I'm light on straight up removal but I'm not sure what to cut but as we know Magic is huge and has a TON of cards. Am I missing any MUST-haves? what changes would you make?

Thanks for the help!

kellpiece on Mono-Black Devotion

5 days ago

love the idea and got a lot of great cards you should consider: Erebos, God of the Dead i might run 3 of these boys. obv choice with black devotion.

Crypt Ghast is gonna pop off in this deck, no doubt. Royal Assassin as well. I'd ditch the Nightveil Specter since they could easily be replaced with Vampire Nighthawk for way more value. also consider Bloodsoaked Champion

Liliana of the Dark Realms is a bit pricey but god damn if she isnt UNREAL with black devo decks. also maybe crank it to 4 Phyrexian Obliterator and 4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel

mono black has a lot of strong control, as well. Inquisition of Kozilek , Hero's Downfall , Fatal Push are all cheap and CRAZY effective.

As far as sweet hybrid cards go, I'd consider Fiend Artisan and Ashenmoor Liege , otherwise not too many other cool ones come to mind but hopefully this advice helps!

Massacar on Oloro Control

1 week ago

Have you considered any extort cards besides Blind Obedience ?

Crypt Ghast can act as ramp as well as damage/lifegain, and Thrull Parasite can have utility for targeted counter removal as well.

TriusMalarky on Mono Black

3 weeks ago

You have an average CMC of 4(2.6 if you include lands). That's pretty high, and you have one low mana rock. You definitely have ways to get tons of mana, but they tend to be 4 or more mana, often they're 6 mana.

Personally, I'd want to ramp hard into things like Caged Sun and Crypt Ghast , and then use the huge amount of mana with card draw spells to draw extreme amounts of cards.

So I'd recommend the cards Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Sol Ring , Mind Stone , Songs of the Damned , Charcoal Diamond , Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , and Culling the Weak . You could have lines like turn one Dark Ritual, Worn Powerstone, and then cast Crypt Ghast turn two. You'd have 8 mana on turn three if all your lands were basic swamps. Of course that's a nut draw, though, so don't expect it every game.

You can then wield one-shot draw effects like Read the Bones , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , etc. and add to your repeatable card draw effects with Greed and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip.

Also, I'd really recommend Tendrils of Agony , because after casting several spells in one turn with all your mana, you can cast it and do a bunch of draining. It is possible to oneshot the table with this, but it's difficult unless you're explicitly trying to.

You'll also want ways to fill your graveyard for Agadeem and such effects, but I don't have suggestions on that right now.

TriusMalarky on Mono Black

3 weeks ago

Popped in off reddit.

Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , Dark Ritual , plus some of the other mentioned rocks in the reddit comment section.

Crypt Ghast , Nirkana Revenant are amazing. Cabal Stronghold is great, too, although Cabal Coffers and Lake of the Dead are much better if you happen to have a couple hundred lying around.

Definitely pick up some more spot removal such as Doom Blade , Cast Down , etc. Other than that, maybe a few more card draw spells. Read the Bones is amazing.

After that, you just need to tune it to your liking.

Omniscience_is_life on Steep Price to Pay (Dina, Soul Steeper)

3 weeks ago

BrassLord goodness gracious this'll take a second to go through!

Crypt Ghast seems perfect, that one's going in. Urborg --why not?

Mox Amber seems like it would just draw hate, most of my ramp sits at two anyway so I don't think it accelerates me too much.

Veinwitch Coven looks like fun, I should be able to find a place for it.

Oathsworn Vampire is ideal, 100% going in.

As far as the AltarMantle combo goes, I think I like it! I'll use Callous Bloodmage .

Sensei's Divining Top sure is a good card. I always forget about it, because--to be quite frankly honest--I don't want to buy one. But this is my no-holds-barred deck, so it should definitely go in!

I'm definitely trying to keep the average cmc down as much as possible, but I'll consider Savra .

Thank you so much for taking all that time to make such a detailed comment!

BrassLord on Steep Price to Pay (Dina, Soul Steeper)

3 weeks ago

Crypt Ghast and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be a good way to generate a bunch of mana in addition to getting lifegain triggers from extort! With any 2cmc commander Mox Amber is a decent ramp spell for 0! Also I saw Veinwitch Coven put in a lot of work at prerelease!

Bloodthirsty Aerialist and Scion of the Swarm also seems to gel really well with your deck, getting HUGE with lifegain triggers and also providing a big body for your commander's other ability! Something like Sanctum Seeker also seems like it'd work, doubling down on your commander's trigger.

Oathsworn Vampire also seems like it should go infinite somehow in your deck, I'm trying to find a way!

I don't know if I don't see it, but you have both the altar and Deathmantle in the deck, which also goes infinite with any creature that can make tokens, something like Grave Titan or anything with Fabricate like Marionette Master , which if you can make enough tokens can get you infinite ETBS as well as make your commander infinitely big!

You're also running both Aetherflux and Bolas's Citadel, you can make it an infinite with Sensei's Divining Top , where you cast it then do the draw trigger to put the top on top of the library, then cast it again, all while gaining life from the Resovior. Though running any combos comes down to preferance!

While a little more CMC Noxious Gearhulk Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Savra, Queen of the Golgari all seem to be what you'd like in the deck! And if you lean into the sacrifice, Black Market can be another decent way to get a lot of tokens!

Balaam__ on Demons

4 weeks ago

True, but it would depend how quickly you can get Crypt Ghast in play. If you reanimate him in, then that’s probably the better value; if you’re hardcasting him no earlier than Turn 4, it’s probably a bit too slow. Legacy boasts some blazing fast deck archetypes, many of which determine a win/loss within the first 3 turns.

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