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

B0NGUS on - Beledros -

4 weeks ago

If you have Ashaya, Soul of the Wild on the field when you activate Beledros' ability, it will untap all of your creatures (that are now mana producers themselves of course) as well.

With Patron of the Orochi , you can gain similar effects, and potentially cheat some of the cost of Patron of the Orochi or sneak them in quick should you have a snake.

Alternatively, being able to tap and untap your lands multiple times per turn allows mono-black staples such as Bubbling Muck , Crypt Ghast , and Nirkana Revenant up your mana production further.

Another finisher you could include to take advantage of all your incredible mana production (and shore up your life total should you worry about that) is Exsanguinate .

Arkhanuin on Ayara - MonoBlack - TEST

2 months ago

Thank you very much your feedback and suggestions.

I really plan to cut out Breeding Pit and Aphemia, the Cacophony , I just feel I need more token factories and those are my only possibilities right now. Ophiomancer and Bloodline Keeper  Flip are brilliant cards for my deck, unfortunately I don't have money for them right now.

Ghoulcaller Gisa is a good call, but I really won't have big power creatures, I could sacrifice only 0-1-2 power creatures, and for 5 mana it's too much from a creature without ETB effects.

I don't want Glaring Spotlight and Daring Fiendbonder in my deck, since these cards are for attack support. I don't feel like attack at all with this deck. Probably all my creatures will defend my health and my PW's and they will be sacrificed before the summoning sickness wears off.

I made some changes tho, some cards arrived, what I ordered previously: Sword of the Animist instead of Sword of Body and Mind

Crypt Ghast instead of Solemn Simulacrum

and I took off some "targeted removals" for more Damge//Gain Life effects like: Blood Artist , Bontu's Monument and Vindictive Vampire

SHINOBIofFATE on I'd like some help with …

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 K'rikk the big succ

3 months 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 K'rikk the big succ

3 months 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 months 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!

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