Cryptic Gateway

Cryptic Gateway

Artifact

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

Browse Alters View at Gatherer

Trade

Have (1) metalmagic
Want (0)

Combos Browse all

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Cryptic Gateway occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Cryptic Gateway Discussion

jamochawoke on Does Standardize and Shields of …

4 weeks ago

Hi there,

I'm wondering if Standardize and Shields of Velis Vel change creatures to every type not just on the field but in other zones like the hand and library?

The reason I am asking is because Maskwood Nexus and Conspiracy seem to do that and I was looking at possible combos with Kaalia of the Vast , Scion of the Ur-Dragon , and Cryptic Gateway .

KamenRiderVys on Jimmy's Magda | Game Knights #42

2 months ago

So I'm aware this deck was only appearing in one episode, but I thought I would ask if Cryptic Gateway had been considered at any point? Just because the card does what you are looking for it to do, and in the cases where your hand is clogged with dragons, can also be used to help cheat those out.

Sultai_Sir on Kaldheim Brainstorming

3 months ago

Tribal has always been somewhat of a white whale for me. I've been enamored with the idea of everything synergizing with everything, but it always came out bland and stale. But the Wizards decided to print this:

Your tribal tribal dreams have come to fruition! My deck idea is to have a Golos, Tireless Pilgrim as the commander, tutor up Inventors' Fair, and then tutor up this, so we have access to Maskwood Nexus all the time. So, some of the obvious includes would be artifact tutors for redundancy (Fabricate, Tezzeret the Seeker), recursion (Regrowth), good artifact tribal cards (Door of Destinies, Didgeridoo, Cryptic Gateway), and the best tribal cards WotC has to offer! There are some other promising includes from Kaldheim, like these:

So, what cards am I missing? Any whacky tribal synergies I've forgotten? Any staple Golos includes? Let me know, and as always, Happy Tapping!

Optimator on Giant's Deck

5 months ago

So let's start with ramp.

Quicksilver Amulet and Belbe's Portal are great and what I call "pseudo-ramp". Definitely worth having but you will still want a full compliment of regular ramp cards. I don't love Cryptic Gateway nearly as much. Even though giants are expensive, you aren't always going to have two out, and tapping them down to bring one out means you can't attack with them unless you have mass vigilance (which is not a bad idea though--I see you have Brave the Sands; a card I love). It's not awful though, but I'd rather have regular ramp. It's better in decks with cheap AND expensive creatures.

I love that you have a Semblance Anvil. Sol Ring is obvious. I would drop Helm of Awakening. It will help your opponents significantly more than you. If you're only casting one big giant a turn then it's the same as a small mana rock.

I would drop Pyretic Ritual as well.

MrKillStar on Angels Brought The Apocalypse

5 months ago

I really like Angel themed decks, but the only problem is, most angels are just super expensive and looking at your deck list, there is just no ramp, except very few cards... Im just gonna type some cards, maybe you'll like some, most likely not all of them, just so you have some larger pool of cards to choose from. :)

Myriad Landscape/Burnished Hart is alright; Land Tax is just auto-include in most decks; Caged Sun is also good, but you need to ramp into it somehow; Sword of the Animist is ok, but you need to swing with a creature and there are no Haste enablers (not even Lightning Greaves.

First of all, I would cut exile board wipes, since it just hurts mono-white without ramp the most (Play of the Game and Perilous Vault). You could hold priority and cast Teferi's Protection, but.. dont really know about that... :D

Sunscour should have really good place in mono-white deck.
Endless Horizons - is something like budget of Land Tax, but can also help to thin your deck after you get enough mana on board.
Planar Bridge,Planar Portal,Thran Temporal Gateway,Belbe's Portal,Cryptic Gateway - to either search for anything or put big stuff directly on board. Urza's Incubator should be there to reduce mana cost of your big angels.

worldslayer -> protect your creatures and artifacts: Show

Card draw in white isnt the best, so using artifacts is really helpful, both for ramp and card draw: Show

Some mana rocks for sure: Show

Some ramp with white creatures and spells: Show

DemMeowsephs on

8 months ago

Ahoy there! I also built a rat deck some time back, so I might be able to give you some suggestions! First, lets take a look at your ramp and lands. Having the right ramp and lands can be very very very strong in commander, and it should always be properly used.

Since you are in mono black, there aren't too many land options out there for you. But one I would definitely include is the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers combo. It can get you a LOT of mana very fast. Also consider Cabal Stronghold, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Shizo, Death's Storehouse. Since you have a lot of Swamps, I would also consider some nice colorless sources, like Ancient Tomb, Wasteland, maybe Maze of Ith, Strip Mine, etc. These can be extremely useful, especially in mono decks.

Now on to ramp! A mono colored deck should have 6-7 ramp spells in my opinion, and here are some I would consider. Dark Ritual, Jet Medallion, Lotus Petal, Thran Dynamo, Mana Vault, etc. Ramp can be extremely useful, and there are much more expensive options but these are very good to start with.

Also, there are many fun tribal things to do with rats! Coat of Arms is BROKEN, Door of Destinies, Herald's Horn, Kindred Dominance, Stoneforge Masterwork, Cryptic Gateway, etc!

There are many fun ways to make rats! I would consider everything above, and I hope it helps you on your journey in this deck! If you found this helpful be sure to check out and upvote my decks (Double Trouble EDH, and give me suggestions if you have any! Anyways though, good luck on your deck, hope this helps, and have a great day!

Load more