Cryptolith Rite

Cryptolith Rite


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

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Cryptolith Rite Discussion

elk88 on Xyris doing Wheelies! EDH

3 days ago

Well this seems like it's more for me at this point but I still like to keep my decks/information up to date. This deck is an absolute blast and really quite competitive to boot. Most of my friends are playing fairly competitive decks and this still hangs in there and wins it fair share of games. Phyrexian Altar is an all-star (and to a lesser extent due to summoning sickness Cryptolith Rite) and absolutely enables completely busted turns (often just game winning turns - don't be surprised if you're playing solitaire as you wheel through your deck to find wincons). With more than enough games under my belt now and with the tweaks I've made along the way, I'm definitely always tweaking/improving and looking for new ideas/new sets but I feel really good about where the list is at right now. Having said that, I'm always open to suggestions and constructive criticism (or willing to answer any questions/card choices too) so feel free comment and I'll do my best to get back to ya!

Peoni on Tana's Swords and Saprolings

6 days ago

Fires applies to token creatures as well though, so when your tree people come in you can tap them. Then again, most of your saprolings are gonna be coming from your commander after combat, so you won't get to swing with them anyway. You can get some mana post combat with Cryptolith Rite, but that's probably not worth keeping it in alone. Wouldn't hurt to replace it. There are probably more fun effects out there to take it's place than haste and a small stat buff lol.

KongMing on Gallia's Endless Revel

1 week ago

Living Hive might be a little slow, but it spawns attackers when attacking, and encourages opponents to block it instead of your satyrs.

Akroma's Memorial is another big add, but maybe too high of a power level for this deck?

Speaking of satyrs with pro black, Chameleon Colossus could be fun (what, it's not a satyr?) The +1/+1 and haste it gets from Gallia make it a great mana sink if you just wanna generate a ton of damage on the fly and can get it through somehow.

Polis Crusher kinda fits into the Theros theme. Takes a lot of mana to power up, though.

Sanctuary Blade can give Gallia protection, making it easier to get that commander damage through.

You only have 34 lands and not enough mana dorks/rocks to justify it... Needs more mana!!! Cryptolith Rite might be handy.

Freerunner19 on Kalamardo

1 week ago

Nice decklist, only issue I'm seeing is that you have very few ways to tap Kalamax outside of combat. You don't ways want to be sending Kalamax into danger so effects like Cryptolith Rite would be a great addition.

Cmi1103 on Rhys the Redeemed (Shell)

3 weeks ago

Grove of the Guardian is a good land you could throw in, gives you a big token that can be copied. Cryptolith Rite is insane ramp. Illusionist's Bracers to copy Rhys's copy abillity, working very similarly to Doubling Season and crew. Crashing Drawbridge is a good budget way to give all your tokens haste which can be very valuable. Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Altar of the Brood are good wincons if you're not able to attack for whatever reason. Huatli, Radiant Champion, Mentor of the Meek, and Runic Armasaur are all pretty consistent card draw options throughout the entire game. And Aura Shards is a huge defensive piece, keeping opponents' games out of sync with their key artifacts and enchantments. A few tutors to get out creatures and enchantments help as well... a few are Idyllic Tutor, Enlightened Tutor, Eladamri's Call, and Green Sun's Zenith. That should be a pretty good list to get you started, you can check out my Rhys deck if you would like for any other inspiration you may find: 0-60 in 3.5! (Rhys tokens). Rhys is such a fun commander! Make a big emphasis on ramp and quick token generation and watch it fly out of control! If you would like any help with cuts or any questions let me know!

Spell_Slam on Rhys the Redeemed (Shell)

3 weeks ago

I think you'll be happier with Cryptolith Rite over most of your ramp. All the tokens you make can now be used for mana, which you can dump into Rhys or cast your big stuff.

Beastmaster Ascension is easy to activate the turn it comes into play with all your tokens. You can easily the end game in one swing with this card.

Mirror Entity is another good way to turn your token army into huge game-enders at instant speed. It also protects them from dying to damage by growing them out of range.

Hour of Reckoning can be a pretty one-sided board wipe against most decks, leaving you with your token army. Not to mention you can use your tokens to pay for it.

Second Harvest is amazing because it works at instant speed. Playing this at an opponent's end step before your turn is an easy way to steal a win.

This might seem to go against the game plan, but Skullclamp is a very easy way to draw an extra 2-6 cards each turn at the expense of a few tokens. Definitely worth including.

Mentor of the Meek is another excellent way to take advantage of your token creation to get more cards out of the deal.

Aura Shards takes advantage of so many creatures coming into play on your side and makes sure no artifacts and enchantments stay in play under your opponent's control without your permission.

Wellwisher will net you insane amounts of life very quickly with Rhys' elf tokens. Might be better than Soul Warden.

Epic Struggle would allow you to win against Pillowfort decks, provided you can protect it for a turn. Good combo with Teferi's Protection I guess.

Since your commander is an elf you could benefit from Wirewood Lodge. It also works well with something like Priest of Titania or Wellwisher. In the same vein as Priest of Titania, you could also probably use Wirewood Channeler.

In terms of cuts, I think Emmara Tandris, Oviya Pashiri, Parallel Evolution, Arcane Signet, Growing Ranks, and Curious Herd seem the least essential or least powerful for your deck. I think it would also be easy to find swaps for my suggestions with cards that do similar things. Let me know if you need more help with cuts or swaps.

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