Cryptolith Rite

Cryptolith Rite


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Cryptolith Rite Discussion

Pikobyte on Chatterfang, Golgari goes Nuts

4 weeks ago

Heya Forceofnature1, I’m glad you like it.

It works pretty well so far. It’s not the most competitive deck for sure, but really solid and nothing to sneeze at. I didn’t play it a whole lot so far since housebuilding takes up a lot of my time, but I’ll update the deck once i have enough playdata and make some adjustments. So the list is actually up to date and no changes were made so far due to the lack of time, but once I do some, I’ll change the list here too. If you want to save some money, cradle or earthcraft aren’t really needed. You can replace earthcraft with Cryptolith Rite, it’s not quite as good since you lose the squirrel nest combo and can’t tap tokens right away, but it saves some cash.

AstroAA on [EDH][Primer] Sythis Enchantress Prison

1 month ago

Hello KyleWynne22! Thank you for the comment!

I know this is kind of a shitty answer, but I would say the cards you ask for are very situational and meta-dependent.

  • Burgeoning - I will be completely honest, I do not really like this card because we only run 28 lands in the deck. The only reason I'd ever really consider it would be because it's a 1cmc enchantment. It would be a different story if we were running say, 36 lands in the deck as you're more likely to be able to make use of it.
  • Karmic Justice - Another card I'm rather iffy on. The main reason I don't particularly care for it is because most of the removal in my meta is creature based, such as Swords to Plowshares, Deadly Rollick, Unsummon, or Rapid Hybridization. You might could get away with cutting Manglehorn for it, as all it does is really add redundancy to the artifact hate we already run, such as Stony Silence and Collector Ouphe.
  • Smothering Tithe - The main reason I don't run this is we run a bunch of things that shut down the activated abilities of artifacts, such as Collector Ouphe, Stony Silence, Root Maze, and I'm even considering adding a Null Rod for even more redundancy. All of these do not allow the treasure tokens to be used. If you absolutely wanted to use Smothering Tithe, I'd say probably _maybe_ replace one of the aforementioned anti-artifact cards, but we generate enough mana with things like Sanctum Weaver or even Cryptolith Rite I feel as if Smothering Tithe is completely unnecessary.
  • Sylvan Library - This is probably the easiest of the bunch you asked about for me to justify including. I'd cut Ground Seal, as really the only reason I run it is due to the fact it draws a card itself upon ETB. The graveyard hate is negligible, as we run Rest in Peace for that. Really only reason I don't run it is due to the fact I don't have one and can't be bothered to go track one down.

Hopefully this answered your questions! If you have any more, or need help building your list, feel free to ask!

TypicalTimmy on Corth, Wildshape Shaman

1 month ago

Corth, Wildshape Shaman

Legendary Creature - Shapeshifter Shaman

At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top three cards of your library. You may exile up to one creature card and put the rest in the bottom of your library in a random order.

, : Until end of turn, Corth becomes a copy of target creature you own in exile where X is it's mana value, except he's still legendary.


At first I used vigilance to make this work. The reason being, if he taps to attack then you can't tap him for his activated ability. With vigilance however, you can attack first and tap second during combat or after blockers before damage is declared.

Another solution is to add "untap him." at the very end, allowing him to Wildshape, and then untap to attack. But that felt like extra steps for no good reason.

What I settled on, to save three whole lines of text and clunky wording, was the long-forgotten symbol. Now Corth can attack, surge his powers and become something ferocious and untap all at the same time, allowing him to be held up as a blocker later on as his 3/3 body on another players turn.

And alternatively, if you build him ways to tap without attacking such as with Cryptolith Rite, you can Wildshape him on an opponent's turn as well.

proterran98 on Can I use Opposition with …

1 month ago

This is why you can use Earthcraft ability on freshly created creatures, but those same new creatures can’t generate mana from Cryptolith Rite

Dangerwillrobinson79 on Mylie Xyris, Twerker of Snek

1 month ago

Mylie Xyris is getting some new weapons.

I'm addressing the mana issue with Cryptolith Rite -beefing up token production with Adrix and Nev, Twincasters -improving tutor with Worldly Tutor

removing Gruul Turf, Frantic Search, Vexing Shusher, and Spellskite

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