Cryptic Gateway

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Cryptic Gateway

Artifact

Tap two untapped creatures you control: You may put a creature card from your hand that shares a creature type with each creature tapped this way onto the battlefield.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Demon Days

4 months ago

Looking at the list, this deck seems to go reeeaaally hard. Nice! 34 lands seems a little light, though. Maybe try to get to 36 at least?

Coming to cards to suggest, how about Marshland Bloodcaster? It will help you cast some really big things basically for free. Two more great cards to cheat fatties out are Belbe's Portal and Cryptic Gateway.

Crayfish on The Federal Reserve (of Goblins)

4 months ago

In my experience playing Krenko, Mob Boss, I've found Cryptic Gateway to be not actually too valuable. It's towards the top of your curve, and a lot of time isn't going to have much impact outside of maybe cheating out one or two goblins. For 5 mana, I'd rather play a Vanquisher's Banner or Eldrazi Monument.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Shadowheart/Acolyte of Bahamut

10 months ago

The fact that this is a Golgari dragons list that looks pretty intimidating is already worth an upvote. Awesome idea! Kokusho, the Evening Star is an obvious upgrade, but is pretty expensive. Two other ideas are Belbe's Portal and Cryptic Gateway

Azoth2099 on Naban Wizard Tribal

10 months ago

Wizards were my 1st Commander archetype! Here some recs to help you get to, execute & get more value out of your stated wincons a bit faster:

Creatures: Stonybrook Banneret, Snapcaster Mage, Sea Gate Stormcaller, Micromancer, Archmage of Echoes & Wandering Archaic  Flip

Artifacts: Jeweled Amulet, Springleaf Drum, Pyre of Heroes, Urza's Incubator, Sensei's Divining Top & Cryptic Gateway

Enchantments: Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, Parallel Thoughts, Kindred Discovery & Virtue of Knowledge

Instants: Long-Term Plans & Intuition (just proxy it, who cares lol)

Sorceries: Personal Tutor, Solve the Equation, Step Through, Fabricate, Merchant Scroll

Lands: Cavern of Souls

Incorporating some of the Tutors and card draw & Ramp here will get you there imho. Let me know what you think!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Untap lands?

11 months ago

I'm asumming it's about a cheap mana base, then? Relic of Legends and Honor-Worn Shaku can help with that. Who is the designatic commander? Esika, God of the Tree  Flip would propably be your best option. Cryptic Gateway could also help you cheat costs, as would Belbe's Portal.

Azoth2099 on 5C Dragon Value Tribal

1 year ago

coloneldark

Oi!

Some synergies to consider: Cryptic Gateway, Ruby Medallion, Emerald Medallion, Nogi, Draco-Zealot, Sarkhan, Soul Aflame, Taigam, Ojutai Master, Guardian Project, Toski, Bearer of Secrets, Steely Resolve, Thornscape Familiar, Ancient Copper Dragon, Goldspan Dragon, Cavern-Hoard Dragon, Terror of the Peaks, Scion of the Ur-Dragon

I know most of these aren't Dragon's but when you're trying to quickly fill the field with a bunch of big ole chonkers, you need cost reduction and Ramp! I'd also recommend more Rocks and Dorks to that end, as well as a few and/or rituals. I could easily see this build being overwhelmingly threatening within the first 5 turns of the game if tweaked a bit.

Azoth2099 on Repanse De Lyonesse (Knight Tribal and Recursion)

1 year ago

Rizikar

Oi! Nice Commander pick, Mardu Knights are my jam.

If you're trying to give the decks some legs via recursion, Reanimator is the only way to go imho. Fortunately & are the perfect colors for that! Here's the Reanimator package that I typically start with if I'm building a deck in that style:

Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, Reanimate, Entomb, Buried Alive, Final Parting, Phyrexian Reclamation & Sevinne's Reclamation are sick. There are also some pretty spicy loops that can be accomplished with things like Corpse Dance & Dread Return, but we can get into all of that if you decide to run Reanimator as a strategy for this build.

There's also some pretty great card draw options in this color combination that I think will do the deck some good. Necropotence, Black Market Connections, Esper Sentinel, Archivist of Oghma, Dark Confidant & Dark Tutelage all come to mind. Tectonic Reformation could provide some value here too.

I'd also also maybe cut down on some of those lands in favor of some more Mana Rocks. Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Hierarchy, Springleaf Drum, Fellwar Stone & Chromatic Lantern would be good includes.

Tutors are expensive af, but there are a few nice choices that are very affordable right like Open the Armory, Wishclaw Talisman, Diabolic Intent, Diabolic Tutor, Gamble & Reckless Handling. Vampiric Tutor & Enlightened Tutor were just reprinted a little ago, so they're as cheap as they're going to get right now. I'm pretty sure Vampiric Tutor was like $90 a little bit ago, food for thought. Oh man, Stoneforge Mystic also exist, and is wonderful.

Some non-specific Tribal support like Shared Animosity, Mana Echoes & Coat of Arms, Cryptic Gateway & Vanquisher's Banner could also do stuff!

Lastly, a short list of neat Equipments you could consider are Conqueror's Flail, Hammer of Nazahn, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Heartseeker, Masterwork of Ingenuity & Mask of Memory. I guess Halvar, God of Battle  Flip is technically an Equipment card too?

Good luck in refining your list!

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