Cryptolith Rite

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Cryptolith Rite

Enchantment

Creatures you control have ": Add one mana of any colour to your mana pool."

RShue on Chatterfang deck

2 days ago

Magus of the Candelabra + Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Bootleggers' Stash + Staff of Domination + Cryptolith Rite on battlefield

Tap land for treasure, use treasure to untap lands using magus, use squirrels and staff to untap magus. Untap Staff Repeat

king-saproling on Bruse and Tana Swarm

1 month ago

Bruse & Tana are a great pair. You might like these: Betrothed of Fire, Mantle of Leadership, Hope Against Hope, Born to Drive, Light of Promise, Goldnight Commander, Cathars' Crusade, Skullclamp, Rite of Harmony, Toski, Bearer of Secrets, Cryptolith Rite, Druids' Repository, Aggravated Assault, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Return of the Wildspeaker, Ohran Frostfang

Just a heads up that Moraug doesn't work with Life and Limb + Tana because he stipulates that the land has to enter during your main phase.

TypicalTimmy on Help Me Pick A Commander

2 months ago

Yes, I agree. Green is easier to find ways to make tokens with and there is plenty of Saproling staples out there. Plus, in a vacuum, he works off of himself with his activated ability. When considering the aspect of ramp, such as with Cryptolith Rite and Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun, or even Gaea's Cradle if budget / proxies aren't an issue, you can suddenly take over the game very quickly. Not to mention you now also have further access to infect a la Triumph of the Hordes.

Though, perhaps the "weirdest" one would be Yurlok of Scorch Thrash as he brings back manaburn. I'm not too sure how prominent he is within the community, but given that there aren't too many cards out there that force opponents to have extra mana, I would assume what little does exist means he's already been "solved", to a degree.

Epicurus on Goin' Whole Hog!

3 months ago

If you want to make Raggadragga have an impact on this deck, you can add things like Cryptolith Rite, Song of Freyalise, and Paradise Mantle, because they give your creatures mana abilities. There's probably more out there than just those, but just make sure that they actually give the abilities to your creatures.

FolkOccult on Cathars of Innistrad

3 months ago

You're not wrong, though with cards like Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip blending in to the Cathar churches to recruit cultists, Eldritch Evolution depicting the horror of Emrakul's arrival, I kept Growth Spasm which is a Zendikar set card, only because of its eldrazi involvement, and that it looks eerily similar to Deathbonnet Sprout  Flip in the center of the artwork. I've made this deck entirely, foils, pre releases, alt arts; and found for the sake of functioning, with the necessity of ramp and draw for the table's I play at, I permitted Tarkir cards like Shamanic Revelation and Inspiring Call because they happened to be printed in the pre-con, but serve little to no use lore wise, sadly. I wish every set was treated like the warhammer commanders, with every card sporting a specific art to the theme of the plane.

I took out Entreat the Angels for Increasing Devotion in favor of humans; wanting the deck to very much be human focused, that being that rise and downfall of most of Innistrad. Cults within churches, Mikaeus, the Lunarch being one of the first humans to turn corrupt for the likes of evil.

I find Cryptolith Rite a suitable spell as it shows what fear drove humans to do, due to Nahiri, the Harbinger and her personal grudge. The cards I really want to get rid of, if I had Innistrad arts and watermarks to just swap with that'd be even better, but due to lore-specific conflicts; Shamanic Revelation (shaman of Tarkir), Unbreakable Formation (Azorius Guildmates from Ravnica) , Inspiring Call (Khans of Tarkir), Worldly Tutor (Yisan of Shandalar, but as a wandering bard... he might have made it Innistrad, the centipede in his card looks the same as what's been printed in Innistrad for sure), Wild Beastmaster (depicting a Selesnya guild member), Growth Spasm feels more akin to this deck's lore and flavor, seeing as Nahiri brought Eldrazi to the plane, and it getting an Innistrad watermark makes it feel a bit more at home, but were I to intentionally make this a Sigardian (good) humans only deck, I'd switch Cryptolith with Fork in the Road, and Growth Spasm with Reclusive Taxidermist or Avacyn's Pilgrim, Descend upon the Sinful with Terminus, Mikaeus, the Lunarch with Hamlet Captain, Wild Beastmaster with Mentor of the Meek; and several other cards, but the power just isn't there. I had this deck kitted out similarly and against my table, without some leeway for proper play, it bricks if I don't hit any ramp.

Sorry if that sounded preachy, your suggestion is 1000% solid, though I'd slot it in with a different card for the CMC to not vary too much, then replace Cryptolith Rite with another ramp spell so that I'm not missing any slots that could otherwise be used, hell, it still bugs me that I have Moonsilver Key and Avacyn, Angel of Hope who is canonically dead and then some, in the same deck. If you look at my Halana and Alena, Totally Just Roommates and In memory of the Weatherlight. these conflicts in lore occur quite a bit, similarly with my Sacrificial Splicer deck, much to my chagrin; but due to these constraints I find myself having quite a lot of fun building around this challenge when conceptualizing the deck itself.

I just wish some cards that would otherwise be integral to certain strategies had artworks to compliment the commander's they're most often used for, Thornbite Staff & Atla Palani, Nest Tender is a big one for myself, if it had a reprint, it'd be fairly harmless with Sun Empire-specific artwork. Or Impact Tremors that actually has Krenko, Mob Boss's goblins on it. Ashnod's Altar given alternate art that changes its name and makes the art specific to certain lore would be a dream of mine. But that's why we have alts I suppose, and commissioning one isn't the worst, but the wait sure can be murder on your sanity.

TheOfficialCreator on Cathars of Innistrad

3 months ago

I feel like Cryptolith Rite may be counterintuitive to your lore since while it's on Innistrad it specifically involves the summoning of Emrakul, someone Innistrad is not on great terms with, in all honesty.

What about Entreat the Angels? It's an Innistrad angel card that would fit right in with your theme. :)

Triton on Mister Pickles

3 months ago

Hexapod thank you for the suggestions!

I'll keep an eye out for Rite and Pir! I chose Jiang Yanggu because he can give counters, since I don't have too many token makers anymore, I don't think Cryptolith Rite is as powerful as, say a token deck.

I didn't realize that this deck is humanless, but I'm happy to change that with Pir, I'll keep an eye out for him!

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