Crystal Vein

Crystal Vein

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Mirage (MIR) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crystal Vein occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.14%

Red: 0.11%

Crystal Vein Discussion

Last_Laugh on Muldrotha midrange

4 days ago

Crystal Vein ramps in one turn with Muldrotha out.

Cephalid Coliseum is an excellent draw engine here.

Command Beacon allows you to avoid commander tax on Muldrotha so you never pay more than .

Song of the Dryads and Imprisoned in the Moon are 2 of your best pieces of versatile spot removal in Muldrotha. They're also a mean way to shut off decks that're reliant on their Commander.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's one of the top rated Muldrotha lists on this site with plenty of comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

DementedKirby on Emry, Lurker of the Loch [Turn 1 Victory]

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the support! I also really appreciate the time you took to choose the cards and explain their suggestions.

Of these I like Soul-Guide Lantern, Crystal Vein, Riddlesmith, and Retract. I do want the deck to function as smoothly as possible and there's so many ways to assemble combos and get synergy that I don't want to add too many cards that deter from that. The deck might run clunkily and that's something I want to avoid.

Last_Laugh on Narset, Jedi Master

3 weeks ago

This is a nice list. I do have a few suggestions though and I'll try to break it down by category.

Ramp: I'm not a fan of either Gilded Lotus or Thran Dynamo here... they don't really ramp you into Narset. Consider Pentad Prism (only 2 drop rock that'll ramp 2 different colored mana in the same turn... albeit once). Copy Artifact copies mana rocks (or an extra Strionic Resonator for extra combats). Coalition Relic and Worn Powerstone are other mana rock options. Crystal Vein and Ancient Tomb are 2 good land options here also.

Pillowfort: Smoke is worth its weight in gold here. You probably have enough extra turns/combats that you can drop the Propaganda/Ghostly Prison though.

Haste: Need for Speed, Mass Hysteria, and Hall of the Bandit Lord. If Narset gets removed a lot in your meta... also consider Dragon Breath, which auto-hastes Narset on recast.

Tutors: Long-Term Plans and Personal Tutor.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

Farycane on Emry, Lurker of the Loch [Turn 1 Victory]

3 weeks ago

Hey I don't know if you are still updating this List, but I may have some ideas that may be an upgrade

Crystal Vein for an Island

Narset, Parter of Veils not exactly sure what to take out, but not let opponents draw is great

Shimmer Myr Better than Leyline in many cases, recurable with Emry

Search for Azcanta  Flip Flip ability is super interactive

Soul-Guide Lantern Finally able to play artifact based onesided grave hate! Great new card

Sculpting Steel Phyrexian Metamorph depends a little, but there are some really nice artifacts to copy. Best I got was T1 2 Manacrypts but even Thornbite or Boots/Greaves are good to have as backup

Muddle the Mixture Tutor and Interaction, would kick out Tribute Mage for that

Riddlesmith would play rather than Vedalken Archmage. 2 Mana less und you have Grave access

Counterbalance really hard to Play against

Stifle for Disallow, 3 Mana ist much for a counter, Maybe Tale's End fits better than Stifle

Thoughtcast Visions of Beyond Some cantrip/Draw isn't always bad.

Retract Save from Artifact Wipes, basically a Ritual with fast mana, triggering Archmage/Riddlesmith etc again on recast

Freed from the Real not a loop, but really good untapper

Drafna's Restoration at instant this would be way too good, but still very good card

Chromatic Star Conjurer's Bauble take 1 mana more than the Other baubles (chromatic 2 to get startet), but drawing immediatly. Worth a Shot. Drawing a card extra on your turn can be important

Sensei's Divining Top Interactive, nearly unkillable, smooths draws

Tezzeret the Seeker Battlefield Tutor, 5 mana Reshape costs Boardpresence and finds 3 or less cmc (which is enough for combopieces) but Tezzi for 3 let's him stay on the Battlefield. Untapping Sol Ring and Vault e.g. with his +1 makes im nearly free

Corridor Monitor Not a good substitution for Mirran Spy or Chakram, but still usable. You can + on colorless mana as long as you have blue with KCI or Ashnods, as said, not nearly as good, but good enough to get some storm count to finish of opponents

I found this list from your Youtube video. Great work! I love the Budget Substitution at the end of the video. You do a really nice job with your channel! Keep going

Last_Laugh on Narset, Enlightened Master

4 weeks ago

Main thing I'm seeing is your ramp needs some TLC. As the previous poster stated... avoid mana rocks that cost + but only add 1 mana and drop Gilded Lotus. Lotus Petal, Azorius Signet, Boros Signet, Izzet Signet, Pentad Prism, Talisman of Conviction, Coalition Relic, Basalt Monolith, and Worn Powerstone are all better options. Also consider Generator Servant and Crystal Vein.

Tutors: Long-Term Plans and Personal Tutor

Haste: Need for Speed, Hall of the Bandit Lord, and Dragon Breath (automatic haste whenever you recast Narset).

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's not budget friendly as a whole but still plenty of budget options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

Last_Laugh on Narset, Enlightened Master

4 weeks ago

I have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

Ramp: Drop all 4x rocks that cost but only add 1 mana. Arcane Signet, Pentad Prism, Basalt Monolith, Lotus Petal, and Coalition Relic are your best budget(ish) mana rock options you don't already run. Also consider Generator Servant and Crystal Vein.

Pillow Fort: Smoke is amazing here.

Tutor/Topdeck Manipulation: Long-Term Plans and Brainstorm (Dream Cache is another option to get cards from hand on top of your library for free cast).

Auto Haste: Dragon Breath will automatically enchant Narset every time you recast her.

PW: Ral Zarek is handy for his untap ability (Strionic Resonator is easily my favorite target) and his ult is pretty easy to hit for 2-3 extra turns.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas, it's one of the top rated Narset lists on this site. It's not budget friendly as a whole but still plenty of options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

Last_Laugh on Narset, Enlightened Narcissist

1 month ago

The main thing you'll want to do if you decide to increase this decks competitiveness is increase the amount of ramp you have by a LOT. A turn 3-4 Narset should be the goal.

Don't go with the Thran Dynamo/Gilded Lotus you have in your maybeboard though... stick to ramp that costs or less ( is ok if it adds more than 1 mana). Lotus Petal , Talisman of Conviction , Talisman of Creativity , Boros Signet , Azorius Signet , Izzet Signet , Fellwar Stone , Pentad Prism , Coalition Relic , Basalt Monolith , and Worn Powerstone are all great mana rocks here that won't break the bank. Crystal Vein and Generator Servant are excellent here also.

Smoke is really good in Narset, especially with your Superfriends subtheme.

Aqueous Form allows you to Scry before Narset's trigger so you can dig 5 cards deep while making her unblockable.

Long-Term Plans is an excellent budget tutor here to set up a Narset attack.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's dedicated extra turns/combats and is very optimized. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

Last_Laugh on The Gravetide

1 month ago

Crystal Vein works great here. Ramps up to in one turn with Muldy.

I've also had amazing results out of Song of the Dryads and Imprisoned in the Moon . They're very versatile, reusable, and shut decks down that're reliant on their Commanders.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Our lists are very similar but mine has 70 comments of feedback and suggestions that will apply to this list also. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

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