Cryptic Gateway

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal

Cryptic Gateway


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.

yggup on As Fabled (Wolf and Owl)

1 week ago

Thank you both for your suggestions.

CoarselyRefined I couldn't find room for Maskwood Nexus, Arcane Adaptation, and Turntimber Ranger, but I'll likely use that idea in another deck.

seshiro_of_the_orochi I added Cryptic Gateway and Warden of Evos Isle. Warden of Evos Isle also led me to find and add Curiosity Crafter, which flavor wise works nicely with Arcane Flight

seshiro_of_the_orochi on As Fabled (Wolf and Owl)

2 weeks ago

Esior and Anara as the commanders of this list is poetry! Very flavourful, great thing!

Cryptic Gateway would be a great card in here. Also, Warden of Evos Isle might be an aven, but it definitely is an owl, as well, and it cheapens half your deck. Cemetery Prowler is expensive, but another powerful wolf.


1 month ago

Magda is so cool! She is the first mono red deck I considered throwing together about a year ago.

Since you're already running Maskwood Nexus, and most of your creatures are Dwarves and Dragons already, you could possibly run Cryptic Gateway for some additional value.

SufferFromEDHD on Masako EDH

1 month ago

You aren't bad at this. You took a lackluster commander and made an original concept and a deck that flows!

Preacher weak body but it's a strong blue effect in white that fits the decks theme.

Tangle Wire it's always fun making stax effects one sided.

Throne of the God-Pharaoh value.

Cryptic Gateway might work in this list.

False Floor is this the home it was looking for!?

Dust Bowl anytime I see a deck with a lot of basics I recommend this. So good in the late game.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Lulu's Relephant Recipes

2 months ago

Thanks to you consequently posting updates, the deck keeps popping up in my notifications. Please keep on doing this!

I have some new suggestions for you: Belbe's Portal and Cryptic Gateway are powerful tools for tribal decks. And Terastodon is a powerhouse of a utility card that is even on tribe for you.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Saskia: The Human Element

3 months ago

This looks pretty powerful, great job! I might have some ideas for you:

Thalia's Lancers is a tutor on a somewhat big creature, and with your high amount of legendaries, it seems useful here.

Weight of Conscience is Pacifism with upside for tribal decks. Not broken, but unusual and handy.

Sanctuary Lockdown is another anthem which can use tokens to handle threats temporarily. A fine card.

Cryptic Gateway is similar to Belbe's Portal, but costs mana only once. It's another powerful card with tokens.

Species Specialist would be an additional Grim Haruspex.

Odric, Lunarch Marshal is a powerful card and very powerful with Saskia.

MagicMarc on 5color Sliver

5 months ago

I don't agree about Jodah, Archmage Eternal or Fist of Suns. I think both of those cards actually hurt your deck instead of help it. Your mana costs are not high enough for replacing them with WUBRG. Neither of those cards brings what Morophon, the Boundless does to the table. I would dump Fist of Suns for Fellwar Stone or something like Cryptolith Rite. Even Birds of Paradise or something similar is a way better card for this deck than either of those. I would dump Winged Boots for Lightning Greaves. Haste is better than flying and shroud is better than ward.

You have way too few slivers in your deck to "Swarm" anyone. Let alone a table full of opponents. Your deck also has a lot of cards that are targeted creature removal. I would dump a lot of that removal for adding quality slivers that provide removal or create removal for you. Take a hard look at your sorceries and instants and see if there is a sliver that does the same thing. Then replace that card with the appropriate sliver. You also need more card advantage to refill your hand once you start slamming slivers down. You can combo using your mana slivers, Intruder Alarm and cards like Vanquisher's Banner. With those cards in play, every time you cast a sliver you will draw a card and untap your slivers which can let you chain through your library in no time.

For more card advantage and more slivers I would suggest the looking to add some of the following depending on your budget; Herald's Horn, Icon of Ancestry, Cryptic Gateway, Descendants' Path, Guardian Project, Kindred Discovery, and The Great Henge. Since you don't have Sliver Queen you can make more slivers with Maskwood Nexus or Birthing Boughs. Realmwalker is another great card. Adding 4-6 of some of these will really speed your deck up.

Good slivers to replace sorceries, instants or land you take out:

Necrotic Sliver, Essence Sliver, Two-Headed Sliver, Fury Sliver, Belligerent Sliver, Galerider Sliver, Bonescythe Sliver, Venom Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Diffusion Sliver, Hibernation Sliver, Brood Sliver, Crypt Sliver, Blur Sliver, Opaline Sliver, Toxin Sliver, Tempered Sliver.

You don't have to use all of these but some of them are insanely good like Necrotic Sliver. You don't need any removal spells if you have a bunch of slivers and this one in play.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Goro-Goro Dragon Tribal

7 months ago

This looks pretty cool, good job!

Belbe's Portal and Cryptic Gateway would be pretty aqesome additions.

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