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Mana Crypt
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Mana Crypt
- Eternal Masters

Reviewed June 2, 2016

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale:
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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mana Crypt
 
How this card reads to you depends on how you value life as a resource. I tend not to value it particularly highly - I once played a black-red storm deck with Dark Confidant alongside both Empty the Warrens and Ignite Memories - but I still rate this card lower overall than a Mox despite the fact that it produces twice as much mana. Direct damage is a thing, and creatures have always been a thing, even before the days when everything had a comes-into-play ability. (Steve Menendian recently wrote an excellent article on the history of Zoo decks on the site Vintage Magic; it's well worth reading and may surprise you with just how long the concept has been around.) Of course, if you plan to win the game before your next upkeep phase, and are going to explode your entire hand onto the table straight away, that doesn't matter, but I personally don't have quite that much trust in my shuffling abilities!
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

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