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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Trade

Have (3) metalmagic , Forkbeard , Azdranax
Want (2) maelstromverdy , _signal_

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Legality

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

Crypt Ghast occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Crypt Ghast Discussion

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

1 week 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 week 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 week 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

1 month 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

1 month 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]

1 month 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.

plakjekaas on Archenemy Commander Neeed

2 months ago

The point of Archenemy is that you get the schemes to equal the balance a bit. Metagaming to end the game as fast as possible or dedicating your deck to have your opponents play as little magic as possible won't lead to a fun weekend.

Play a deck that's fun, that's capable of big mana plays, although do play a few more boardwipes than you would. Something like Karametra, God of Harvests or Golos, Tireless Pilgrim, to make sure you have plenty of resources all the time.

If I'd be invited to a game like this, I'd probably play my Rankle, Master of Pranks deck, with plenty of mana doublers like Magus of the Coffers and Crypt Ghast (extort works amazingly in this setup), recurring creatures like Bloodghast and Gutterbones to keep sacrificing to the rankle triggers, discard & draw punishment like Underworld Dreams and Liliana's Caress, big demons like Razaketh, the Foulbloodedand Vilis, Broker of Blood and big mana finishers like Torment of Hailfire. It holds its own pretty well in multiplayer, and Rankle scales pretty well with an increasing number of opponents.

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