Mana Crypt

Mana Crypt


At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, mana crypt deals 3 damage to you.

: Gain .

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Mythic Rare
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mana Crypt occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

White: 0.36%

Black: 0.27%

Red: 0.34%

Green: 0.26%

Blue: 0.46%

UR (Izzet): 0.53%

Golgari: 0.24%

Rakdos: 0.2%

GU (Simic): 0.58%

WUB (Esper): 0.72%

UBR (Grixis): 0.64%

BUG (Sultai): 0.73%

Mana Crypt Discussion

Gidgetimer on Why Won't Wizards Reprint?

2 days ago

Mana Crypt may be too strong for standard, but if they would clear a spot of untapped multi-lands with basic land types, there is no reason they could not reprint fetches. There are many cards that are super expensive that they could reprint in standard and it wouldn't have a giant effect, as long as they separated them from other cards that they become problematic with.

I think the major problem is that they unreasonably restrict chase reprints to mythics in premium products with limited print runs. There is no reason for Force of Will, Tarmagoyf or Mana Crypt to have been mythic when WotC insists that mythic rarity is about complexity, not power. There is no reason for Mystery booster to have been limited print run when double masters is coming out in August as a super premium set with a bourgeoisie 35 card $99 "VIP" pack that is 1/3 basics.

They are driving out normal people with normal jobs. Let the collectors and whales have pretty alt arts and the reserve list. Let a dude in a 3 person family with a $70k household income and 3 hobbies at least be able to justify MtG as one of them.

Caerwyn on Better than cyclonic rift?

3 days ago

I agree that I'd rather be hit with a Rift than hit with a Ruinous Ultimatum, but that doesn't mean Ultimatum is the better card. I'd rather be hit with either than get hit with a second casting of Approach of the Second Sun, but that doesn't make Approach the better card.

Rift is instant-speed. It can be cast using Sol Ring or Mana Crypt. It can be used for a single target in a pinch.

Ultimatum is sorcery-speed. It has to be cast with colored mana. It's a dead card in your hand until you can hit its extremely restrictive mana cost.

Ultimatum's effect might be better; but that does not make the card itself better.

SideBae on Steal, blink, run (Help improve)

4 days ago

Hey man -- I have a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them, as you see fit.

The easiest way to improve the deck, as I see it, is to improve your artifact mana. Mana Crypt and Sol Ring are two of the best, so it's good you're already running them. However, Talisman of Dominance is almost strictly better than Dimir Signet and Talisman of Progress better than Azorius Signet, so I suggest upgrading. Same for Talisman of Hierarchy and Orzhov Signet. I've also never been a fan of three-mana rocks (like Chromatic Lantern), since they compete with your general and they are generally slower than alternatives. Arcane Signet seems better.

Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura allow you to untap your general in response to the activation and steal more than one creature at a time. Aphetto Alchemist is similar but also untaps rocks. If you want to go deep, Norritt.

Drawing cards is also at a premium in EDH. Things like Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise work, as do more permanent effects like Phyrexian Arena. Mystic Remora is a widely unplayed card that is really good for this.

I think Lightning Greaves is worth serious consideration, and I think it is better than the Swiftfoot Boots in your MB. Being able to go turn two greaves into turn three general with haste plus whatever she steals with haste seems pretty good.

Hope this helps!

sageh90 on Have: masterwork kaladesh edh/judge promo ...

5 days ago

hello im looking to trade a couple of masterwork edh staples for a bazaar of baghdad.

HAVE: MASTERWORK KALADESH Lotus Petal, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Scroll Rack and Aether Vial. Judge promo: Enlightened Tutor, Sol Ring, Land Tax

WANT: Bazaar of Baghdad. i wouldnt mind it being HP i just need it playable and eligible. if its in good condition im willing to discuss adding extra to the trade.

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters

6 days ago

Why does the promo version of Mana Crypt have flavor text when the regular version does not?

I know that they are not likely to be reprinted in this set, but I would like to see both Undermine and Recoil reprinted, to keep them available and inexpensive, since Absorb was reprinted, recently.

Chromatic Lantern would be another nice reprint, to keep its price low and its availability high.

Artatras on The Many-Faced God - [Primer]

1 week ago

Providing budget alternatives is not that simple because the deck is balanced as is and changing any single card would alter its equilibrium. I will try my best, but do keep in mind that with the following changes you will need to play the deck a lot slower than before. Without free counterspells you will need to wait for when you can leave mana open, and so on and so forth. Hopefully, the fact that all the decks in the tournament follow the same budget restrictions can make up for this. Here are my budget changes:

Mana Crypt and Mox Amber: any two-mana rock, like Arcane Signet and Mind Stone.

Force of Will and Fierce Guardianship: a copy of Foil and Dispel. Depending on your specific meta, you could consider Mental Misstep.

Mana Drain: any two-mana counterspell. My choice would be Countersquall.

Ancient Tomb: a basic Island.

Cyclonic Rift: Echoing Truth. This can bounce a single permanent or an army of tokens, which seems particularly useful in your case.

Damnation and Toxic Deluge: your choice of Languish, Whelming Wave, Evacuation or AEtherize.

Dark Confidant: I once used Disciple of Deceit, which was suboptimal. Alternatively, Looter il-Kor or any draw spell.

Intuition, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor: Diabolic Tutor, Forbidden Alchemy and Beseech the Queen are okayish.

Training Grounds: Heartstone is the closest comparison, but do keep in mind it works for your opponents as well.

These are all direct substitutions. I took the cards you mentioned and replaced them with their budget counterparts. If you think some of them aren't good enough (and in most cases they are not), then you can consider including something completely different instead. I'm thinking about cards like Propaganda, Torpor Orb, more removal, more card draw, more ramp. You have the privilege of knowing the decks you will be facing, so you can tweak the deck according to your matchups.

If you want to be prepared against a token deck, try shaving some single target removals or counterspells for a few extra board wipes. Just be extra careful against Meren because they tend to play a lot of Fleshbag Marauder-like effects, which is something this deck really struggles with. Make use of your haste enablers to kill your opponent during the very first turn you play Lazav, before he or she has the opportunity to play those cards.

I wish you good luck for your tournament, and let me know about your results!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Double Masters

1 week ago

Sorry for the double post, but also....oof that Mana Crypt alter. It looks terrible next to the others.

Vash13 on Meren, the Reanimation-Queen

1 week ago

Hey awsome deck I love Meren and +1 from me for be the only other person running Mind Slash, I dont card if it's not Mana Crypt its damn fun lol, anywho I see you have Puppeteer Clique, some fun cards you might like Melira, Sylvok Outcast just hilarious or play this with Woodfall Primus + any free sac outlet as well, it's fun to blow up their lands and pass turn. Then in every black producing deck I always recommend Necropotence and if you want some shenanigans to happen with that already broken card play Reliquary Tower or Venser's Journal it's a good time. Then lastly you cant really feel golgari without a Life from the Loam easily one of the hardest working cards of all time, need grave presence>loam, need land>loam, need to recure artifacts? Add a Buried Ruin and bam>loam, and that's just for starters, good luck and feel free to check out my meren deck maybe you'll see something you like Meren, The Grave Walker, good luck!

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