Lonis, Cryptozoologist

Lonis, Cryptozoologist

Legendary Creature — Snake Elf Scout

Whenever another nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, investigate. (Create a colourless artifact Clue token with ", Sacrifice this: Draw a card.")

, Sacrifice X Clues: Target opponent reveals the top X cards of their library. You may put a nonland permanent card with converted mana cost/mana value X or less from among them onto the battlefield under your control. That player puts the rest on the bottom of their library in a random order.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Lonis, Cryptozoologist Discussion

zapyourtumor on Simic - Blues Clues

1 month ago

I checked back here and I found this in the comments box, I guess I forgot to send it.

Where's Lonis, Cryptozoologist ? I also suggest cutting Counterspell and adding the Shardless Agent package with Ancestral Vision (which would allow you to cut Serum Visions. You could possibly replace Counterspell with Spell Queller and/or Force of Negation + Subtlety to prevent cascading into a counterspell.

I think you could also consider going Bant colors for Thraben Inspector and the Stoneforge Mystic package (You already got 4 swords...). This would also let you run Path to Exile as actual removal instead of Brazen Borrower since UG is notorious for having no removal. Also gives you access to a bunch of really good sideboard cards.

subrosian on What Commanders From MH2 Are …

1 month ago

Trying to make a Lonis, Cryptozoologist list but it seems like there still isn't enough Clue support and I just keep ending up with Chulane-esque self bounce value stuff, which doesn't really interest me. Might try to go towards like an artifact animation theme, not sure.

RNR_Gaming on What Commanders From MH2 Are …

1 month ago

I've been brewing up a lot of the commanders from the set. Though so far I think Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer and Lonis, Cryptozoologist will be the most interesting. Ragavan slots nicely into a lot of 99s that little monkey is going to do so much work - I've paired it up with Lantern of Insight and have a feeling it'll generate heaps of salt. Lonis on the other hand can be a fun and fair clues deck or a degenerate Aluren bounce house deck even with the prevalence of Dockside Extortionist I think it'll make a splash.

The other commanders either don't have enough support at least from my perspective or they're the same theme with a different spin - not that, that is entirely a bad thing but it puts too much stress on my collection to be able to participate in sanctioned events.

Abaques on What Commanders From MH2 Are …

1 month ago

I think I want to build a investigation themed Lonis, Cryptozoologist deck. It seems fun and not just another high-powered but simple Simic commander. Exactly what I've been looking for.

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on What Commanders From MH2 Are …

1 month ago

Hello all! Modern Horizons 2 is pretty close to releasing, and I am pretty excited to build around some of the commanders from this set. I have got my eyes on Yusri, Fortune's Flame and Carth the Lion . Lonis, Cryptozoologist seems pretty fun too. What commanders do you want to build around?

zapyourtumor on Slithering Succotash!

1 month ago

Ah and I meant to include this as another nonsnake midrange suggestion but somehow forgot: Tireless Tracker would be kind of OP with Lonis, Cryptozoologist

1empyrean on Green/Blue's Clues: Lonis EDH

1 month ago

To clarify my previous post, I think Extruder 's ability works well with Lonis, Cryptozoologist on its own, giving you more options when it comes to combat among other things.

I'm drawing a blank on potential name ideas. "History Channel Horde" is probably too silly.