Lonis, Cryptozoologist

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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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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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goodair on Ich-Tekik/Ishai Golem Tribal EDH

10 months ago

Lonis, Cryptozoologist, kci, Masterful Replication and Academy Manufactor mostly are the clue payoffs. Rise and Shine and Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh are stuff I'm considered but need to make cuts somewhere. I do end up cracking them manually time to time.

As for recommendations: Arcum Dagsson is great. You sac a golem token, grab closet and just have an engine to get whatever you want. Junk Winder is great too. Academy Manufactor would get alot of value!

Leaning into the blink/token aspect, I have stuff that wouldn't really work, but feel free to skim through it. I'm doing a small rework leaning since it's been a while since I updated the deck and alot of good stuff has come out recently, so im in the process of making cuts atm, but you can get an idea the decks goal! Its came a long way from it's original conception, getting golems to be strong in edh isnt all that easy as I'm sure you've noticed, haha.


Maxcoh on Academy Manufactor.dek

10 months ago

Not an update yet but I just wanted to mention one new card that will probably go into the deck: Riftsweeper

If you have a deck that is based on one card, specifically an artifact creature that dies to legitimately every piece of removal you have to be really careful. The worst thing that could happen right now is that Academy Manufactor gets exiled and then you're pretty much done. So to counter this, I'm going to do 2 things:

  1. Add in Riftsweeper which is one of the very few ways to get back cards from exile, and fortunately enough we're in green so it works. Not great, but them's the breaks for a one card focused deck.
  2. Add in more clue/food/treasure generators. Even if we're in a tough pinch, we can always fall back on the Rise and Shine win-cons. This will also help more with the other payoff cards. Right now the only other real option is Tireless Provisioner + Things that put in lands or Deadeye Navigator + Lonis, Cryptozoologist

I'll chew on it for a little bit but any suggestions for this would be great

Maxcoh on Academy Manufactor.dek

11 months ago

SirChris39 You just have to clone it at least once. Any of the cards that are under the Clones section can accomplish this. It should be noted that Lonis, Cryptozoologist only triggers off of nontokens, so things like playing Phantasmal Image will immediately gain the benefits of getting tokens but Rite of Replication requires an additional creature to play afterwards or in the case of the infinite combo just one activation of Deadeye Navigator.

Niko9 on Are Lizard Warrior and Viashino …

11 months ago

It's definitely taxonomic mimicry : ) One of them is clearly an amphibious man pretending to be a reptilian man. Which one it is though? To find out we will need Lonis, Cryptozoologist or maybe Tamiyo, Field Researcher

wallisface on BUG Lonis

1 year ago

No problems! I think you should defo think about getting Chatterfang in the deck also. You're currently missing an infinite combo by not running him:

With Lonis, Cryptozoologist and Academy Manufactor in play, you can use the ability on Chatterfang, Squirrel General to kill Cauldron Familiar, then bring the cat back with a Food, which gives you both a Treasure & Food to kill the cat again and repeat infinitely, killing your opponent from the cats ETB triggers.

Anyway, good luck for Friday!

Corrosive_Cat on Cat bakery

1 year ago

Neat combo! Like this a lot, and comparatively cheap, too.

Just so you’re aware, there’s a lot of support for this support in Green and Blue - both Ulvenwald Mysteries and Lonis, Cryptozoologist can be good, if you’re looking for options.

Also, Genesis Chamber probably slots right in here - you can even turn it off with Clock of Omens on your opponents’ turns!

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