Mana Crypt

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Mana Crypt

Artifact

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

: Gain .

DoomNoodle on Heads I Win, Tails you …

1 week ago

Yeah Mana Crypt was a lot to ask for but a fetch or shock would have been very acceptable. Also from what people are saying, aside from the 5 double sided cards, no new art on the remaining deck makes me a wee bit sad. Though I have seen some awesome full art textless panoramic cards for the commanders that look slick as hell!

kirbysan on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven: A Giada Guide

1 week ago

Guerric

I love your deck and have been using it as a template as my regular deck for random pub games. While it performed pretty well without any upgrades, I found it ran out of steam mid to late game after I get blown out by a board wipe. After a game or 2, players would usually exile Giada the moment it hits the board, slowing down our ramp signifcantly. Also, if we miss a land drop mid-game, we're basically stuck waiting for a good draw. I realized that building an early oppressive board state begs for a board wipe when everyone else is still building but it sets us back significantly. With that in mind, I cut a lot of the lower CMC angels and built more towards value/recursion. Based on your comments it seems that this deck is more budget focused but since I'm making this my main, I've decided on pulling the best cards from other decks for some spicy upgrades. Let me know what you think below (sorry for the wall of text):

Mana Crypt - What's better than a Sol Ring? A free Sol Ring. Life loss is not concerning.

Mox Amber - With Giada on our board turn 2, this is like an additional land drop.

Mox Opal - I'm currently running 19 artifacts so hitting metalcraft isn't hard.

Land Tax - This card is just straight up good in mono-white. Not so much for never missing a land drop but also so we don't draw into lands on later turns.

Archaeomancer's Map - This one isn't as good as Land Tax but it can help us keep pace with Green ramp and drop the tapped lands on opponent's turns when we can't use them efficiently.

Smothering Tithe - I've played this card in 2 other decks and it's always been great. It usually pays for itself by the time it comes back to you and if not removed can add plenty of mana over the course of the game.

Smuggler's Share - I have mixed feelings about this card. The smarter opponents will play around it, but should still give us some card advantage overall.

Sensei's Divining Top - Helps keep tempo in the game for the cost of 1.

Scroll Rack - Wheeling away a mediocre hand for 1 is strong. Particularly good with Land Tax or Windbrisk Heights.

Lotus Field - I loved Lost Vale so much I wanted another one, especially when someone blew it up.

Flagstones of Trokair - Comboes with Lotus Field.

Thespian's Stage - Copy Lotus Field or Lost Vale.

Vesuva - Copy Lost Vale or Flagstones of Trokair or Myriad Landscape.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Value with a strong board presence.

Ancient Tomb - Helps with the artifacts and equip costs, life loss is not a concern in this deck.

Cavern of Souls - I hate when blue counters our big angels, so this stops it.

All the fetch lands - Arid Mesa, Fabled Passage, Flooded Strand, Marsh Flats, Prismatic Vista, Windswept Heath. This reduces our number of basic Plains to 11-12 but I haven't had issues with it yet so far as long as we have access to colored mana in my starting hand.

Enlightened Tutor - I swapped out Search for Glory as it can hit my rocks early game or stronger equipments mid-game.

Stoneforge Mystic - Amazing with Sword of Hearth and Home. Keep blinking it and grab the rest of your equipment package for free. Second target would usually be Lightning Greaves just to get some protection on the board or make some hasty angels.

Weathered Wayfarer - Comboes well with the newly added lands. Fetching Lotus Field helps guarantee activation while keeping pace with the ramp.

Recruiter of the Guard - Prime targets would be Stoneforge or Wayfarer but can also hit Starnheim Aspirant or Karmic Guide. Also gets the cost reduction from Herald of War which is nice.

Pyre of Heroes - While Search for Glory can fetch some of our legendary creatures, I prefer getting them straight onto the battlefield. I wouldn't use it on the lower cmc Angels, which I mostly pulled out, but on the higher cost ones to cheat out big angels. The dream is to target the one-off 5 cost angels like Karmic Guide or Sigarda's Vanguard to pull Sanctuary Warden for the card draw into Emeria Shepherd for the recursion or Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld to bring out Brisela, Voice of Nightmares  Meld  Meld

Sword of Feast and Famine - This card is probably the best addition to the deck so far. Having the pro green & black which are both popular colors in Commander usually lets us have a free target. The resource denial isn't super relevant but getting an extra untap for lands is super strong. It's even better if we drop a tapped land before attacks and getting all that value on second main phase. It does draw a lot of hate, but even getting 2 swings off is well worth it. We can also recur it with Serra Paragon or Emeria Shepherd.

Sword of Fire and Ice - I haven't added this one in yet but I think it's a strict upgrade over Rogue's Gloves. Getting the pro blue/red and pinging things off the board is just so much more value for the extra 1 cost.

Lightning Greaves - Short of board wipes, single target removal is the bane of this deck. I usually voltron Giada with all my equips and let the other angels synergize the board.

Angel of Destiny - Needed an alt-win con option and this can provide a way out to knock out combo players. The double strike is also relevant as most of our equipments are based on combat damage so we get 2 triggers.

Emeria Shepherd - Especially strong recursion with fetches. Dropping this on the right turn with a fetch in hand can be game ending.

Serra Paragon - Doubles as a Crucible of Worlds and can grab our swords back when destroyed, and it's an angel to boot. Definitely an auto-include.

Steel Seraph - Haven't playtested this one yet but I like that it's a 3 drop with relevant abilities. The dream is to cheat out Emeria Shepherd with Pyre of Heroes as a turn 3-4 play.

DoomNoodle on Heads I Win, Tails you …

2 weeks ago

Saw a Reddit post from someone who got an email stating "will ship within 30 days (from the original 10/24 date they gave)" They better be spending all this time seeding in the very synergistic Mana Crypt in as the secret bonus card!

I just want to play the deck with all the cool new arts :'(

Profet93 on Azusa, lost but seeking

1 month ago

I've never been a fan of dorks personally. They are only good under the 2 scenarios you mentioned, in Turn 1 (maybe Turn 2) or with skullclamp afterwards. The issue is, neither of these are consistent. Rather than utilizing dorks, IMO, your slots would be better suited adding additional lands (or other cards you feel you need).

Swords of X&Y are a personal choice. I personally don't like them, the only one that makes remote sense is Feast and Famine as it denies them a card, and untaps all of your lands which is huge. Not to mention that Pro green helps protect against a lot of creatures and black for most removal.

Your only other options for T1 Azusa are Mana Crypt or Jeweled Lotus, I prefer to the former. Exploration also works too should you feel you need it even with Burgeoning.

Cultivate/Kodamas - Not really that good in an Azusa deck. Your commander among other resources already allows for you to play lands. You should substitute this with card draw. That way, early game you get lands and late game you can get actual helpful cards rather than just lands.

Hunter's Prowess - You dont have enough creatures to make this work IMO. More importantly, the issue is that it's reliant upon combat damage. Given you are playing mono green, smarter players/your usual pod would usually hold removal for your turn, thus providing a 2 for 1 loss

Rain of Thorns - Way too expensive for what it does. Green has much better artifact and enchantment removal (namely Bane of Progress), and LD in the form of Strip mine, and others

Seek the Horizon - Used to run this but changed it to Scapeshift and 75% of the time, its the better swap given landfall triggers with field of the dead, other landfall triggers as well as tutoring. Imagine getting Yavimaya + Eye of ugin + eldrazi temple + Castle of garenbrig + whatever else you want. I understand you don't go land positive, but the benefits for the high ceiling outweigh the consistent and minimal 3 basic lands (which you might be out of once you use boundless realms)

Karn Liberated - Too much mana for what it does. You don't have enough creatures to protect it either

Vedalken Orrery - Not a reactive deck, nor can you play lands on their turn.

Planar Portal - WAY too expensive, might as well use Planar Bridge by that point, but honestly, neither are worth it.

Temple of the False God - Subpar

Sprouting Vines - Not a storm deck, nor do you have a low enough CMC to justify playing it. Lastly, you want to draw cards with Azusa, not put them into play

Ardees on Gates? Nine Fingers Keene Competitive

1 month ago

If you are aiming at 'competitive' in the technical sense of the term (as in 'cEDH' or 'competitive EDH'), like the title seems to suggest, I see many staples missing that unfortunately make the deck quite far from being competitive.

Artifacts: you should be running at least Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Mana Vault, Jeweled Lotus, maybe even Grim Monolith and Lion's Eye Diamond.,

Tutors: you are missing Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Worldly Tutor and Green Sun's Zenith if you run any combo, win, or strategy whatsoever based on creatures. You could also add Wishclaw Talisman and Solve the Equation, and, although not a tutor, Peer into the Abyss, which works quite nicely with Thought Vessel.

Lands: any competitive deck plays true duals, namely Underground Sea, Bayou, and Tropical Island. Same for shocklands and at least 6-7 fetchlands in a 3-color deck like this one. You could also consider lower the number of lands, depending on whether or not you want to keep the Gate strategy

Protection: any competitive deck that plays blue automatically plays top-end counterspells, namely Swan Song, Arcane Denial, Force of Will, Force of Negation, Pact of Negation, Fierce Guardianship, Mental Misstep, An Offer You Can't Refuse, and Flusterstorm. You are also missing key cards like Cyclonic Rift or Chain of Vapor. Needless to say, ideally a competitive deck playing blue also plays Timetwister: not a counterspell but a must card (yeah, the price is another topic of conversation).

Creatures: I understand the Gate theme but you are missing some high-value creature cards in here, most notably Dauthi Voidwalker, Malevolent Hermit  Flip, Lotus Cobra, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Ramunap Excavator, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Oracle of Mul Daya, Elvish Reclaimer - to name a few. Much depends on the strategy of your deck, although don't let keywords aligned with your strategy (e.g. 'Gate') fool you into thinking some cards are good for that.

Enchantments: a few staples in the current competitive meta: Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Sylvan Library, Burgeoning, Exploration, maybe Abundance and Necropotence

Removals: you could most definitely swap some of your removals for something better and more competitive, such as Force of Vigor, Nature's Claim, Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy, and more.

Now, I totally understand there is a budget situation going on with upgrading to competitive MtG (spoiler alert: MtG is a pay-to-win type of game, research confirms), but generally the term 'competitive' sticks to decks that, to the very least, include most if not all cards mentioned above - without mentioning the fact that any competitive deck needs running at least one winning combo. At this stage, your level is more looking towards casual. This isn't to criticize you or anything of course, pretty interesting build, just not really a competitive deck in its strict sense.

If you want to try the competitive experience, my suggestion is to proxy cards by printing them online - this should cost around 10 bucks on colored and good quality paper, and effectively save you more than 7k worth of cards.

Triton on Krark & Ikra Spellslinger/Lifegain EDH

1 month ago

I'd suggest cutting the artifact ramp that isn't Sol Ring or Mana Crypt for more spell/land-based ramp. Nature's Lore and Three Visits-like effects just to trigger more abilities/magecraft.

Some other suggestions that might be fun:

legendofa on Drake Support (Reworked)

2 months ago

Okay, I'm checking out the new cards.

Gilded Drake is expensive for a reason--it's essentially a two-mana Control Magic, and that effect starts at five mana these days. I don't think a functional reprint would bring the price of Gilded Drake down, Gold Scale Drake would become another $300 card (if it were printed officially). A functional reprint of a card isn't a bad idea by itself, but if someone showed up with, say, two functionally identical Mana Crypts with different names, that's going to be the center of a lot of discussion. Tread very carefully here.

Silver Scale Drake feels like it could be a rare, but that's completely a gut reaction. I like the ability, but maybe make it a 2/3? It feels like it's right on the edge of great and overpowered. Pardic Arsonist - restriction + Faithless Looting + flying = a very active card.

Diamond Scale Drake runs into color pie issues again with its mana tap ability. I would drop that, push the stats up to 3/3, and call it good. The draw ability is more on-color than the "add three mana" ability, but it's an LED reference, so it can work.

Talrand's Sky Captain (nice callback with the name and flavor text) could use some clarification on when an additional token is created, similar to my question for Kazirak. Does it trigger on every token, or when one or more tokens are created? I strongly suggest the second option, since it's already got double evasion and can create tokens independently. And 5/8 is a powerful stat line, especially at five mana. This thing can basically win games by itself. I would dial the stats back quite a bit, maybe down to 4/6.

I like Tundra Drake. My one tiny quibble is the aesthetics of next to , but that can't be helped. Mechanically, I think this one is where it needs to be. I would test it with adding a "non-land" condition, but it may not be needed.

DawnsRayofLight on Muldrotha reanimator 2.0

2 months ago

It's expensive, but Jeweled Lotus is amazing in Muldrotha. You can fetch it with Urza's Saga and recur it.

Speaking of Sagas, they're amazing in muldrotha, I run The Cruelty of Gix, Binding the Old Gods, The Phasing of Zhalfir, Phyrexian Scriptures, and I am testing out The War in Heaven. Those probably would work better than Oblivion Stone.

38 lands is a bit high, you can probably get away with 34-35, even 33 if you're willing to invest in Mana Crypt and Mana Vault.

In my hands, Muldrotha has been running better as a combo cEDH list. I have tried to build it other ways and it was honestly either too slow or too samey to my Zegana and Miirym lists. I think combo would work better, Muldrotha loves self mill and that can act as a sort of turbo way to draw through your deck.

If you're wanting to stick to ramp, you're going to need to speed it up

A good ramp package I use in U/G and U/G/X lists, tweaked for Muldrotha:

1 drop: 1-3

Sol Ring

sometimes Birds of Paradise and other related mana guys

for Muldrotha: Expedition Map and Wayfarer's Bauble will do wonders

2 drop: ~6

Arcane Signet

Bloom Tender: I play this in almost every 3+ color list

Farseek

Three Visits

Nature's Lore

Muldrotha Specific: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Skull Prophet, Rootcoil Creeper

3 drop: 1-2

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath: hilarious to recur every turn

Cultivate, Harrow, Springbloom Druid are all good too

You will also want some more heavier hitters up top, generally, in ramp heavy decks I will run anywhere from 8 to 15 (depending on how well I ramp). I want to be able to have a big finisher and keep them going in Ramp lists (you can see these 2 to see what I mean: Nature's Revenge (not recognized by brackets for some reason) and Baby Dwagon Ehhhhhh?, both are very powerful and keep the pressure up, I rarely have an issue with either too many big guys and not enough ramp.

Sire of Stagnation

Toxrill, the Corrosive

Koma, Cosmos Serpent

I've been loving the ancient dragons

The other Jin-Gitaxias is also pretty potent

Here is my list if it helps give any ideas to help yours: The Circle of Life

Note:

Massacre Girl= Primaris Eliminator

Noxious Gearhulk= Necron Deathmark

The Eldest Reborn = The War in Heaven

I don't think I have put the combos down in the description yet but I can explain them if you want to know. Hope this helps!

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