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Crucible of Worlds 
Fifth Dawn Rare

Reviewed June 15, 2004

Constructed: 3.2
Casual: 3.9
Limited: 1.3

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* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

A nice sideboard card against Land Destruction (LD), obviously.  Getting past the obvious, let's take it to the meat of the infinite combo -  thank you Judge Bill:

Play Zuran Orb, Fastbond and Crucible of Worlds. Sac a land to gain 2 life, then replay them from your grave, taking 1 damage, then resac them to the Orb to gain 2, etc. etc.  You now have infinite life.

In limited, not really worth the slot at all.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 1.5
   Current Price:
Crucible of Worlds - Fifth Dawn - $10.35

   Combos Well With:
Zuran Orb - Ice Age - $2.72
Fast Bond - Revised - $3.81

Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Crucible of Worlds
Welcome to a sideboard card against LD.
No, you can't cycle cards in the grave. No, you can't discard cards in the grave to Seismic Assault. No, you can't use lands in the graveyard to pump up your Nantuko Cultivator. No, you can't discard lands in the grave to Psychatog to give it +1/+1. (Although you can still remove 2 of them to do it.)
The only thing you can do is play them, which means using your special once per turn action to put them into play.
Still, this will be a potent strategy against LD in standard, and it will be a combo card in type 1, along with Fastbond and Zuran Orb. A life total as high as you want is pretty nice, or so I hear.
I see all sorts of fun combos in casual for this.
In limited, however, it's not worth its salt. There's really no reason to want to play lands from your graveyard.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 1

2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Crucible of Worlds


My constructed rating is almost completely based on what this card does in Type 1.5 and Vintage, where this lets you do all kinds of amusing things with Strip Mine and Wasteland.  Aside from really slow recursion with Iron Works (a card that is anything but slow), this doesn’t really have any sort of utility in Standard aside from a sideboard card against LD.  Hopefully this will give this a bit more playability than the first player-made card.


I can’t possibly think of how many things this should work with in random games, when you can pair this with…well, anything.  While using Strip Mine over and over again might be fun to the tournament-types, it really doesn’t seem to hold the same appeal to other gamers.  Now, recurring Wintermoon Mesa, on the other hand… HOT HOT HOT!


For limited…uhh, this card doesn’t exist.  Rare-draft it, or 15th-pick it if you’re playing for the rares.


Constructed:  3.5

Casual:  4.0

Limited:  1.0


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Level 2 Judge

Crucible of the Worlds
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE is about the best thing I can say about Crucible of the
Worlds. I don't want to insult the card, because, somehow, WE MADE THE CARD.
Yes, it combos with Seismic Assault, and it definitely puts the kibosh on
land destruction strategies. The serious uses of this card don't take very
long to list. No use in limited play.
CASUAL:              2.5
LIMITED:             1.5

Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer

Crucible of Worlds


How I wish it were named Gazargo’s Plow, in honor of the great IRCer Gazargo, who was the creator of the rules text for this card.  Well, in constructed this card is good for some ridiculous combo’s, especially in type one. In limited, it sucks butt. In casual, it’s far too narrow to be of any real fun. Just remember, Fastbond if your friend…


Constructed:                 4

Casual:                         1
Limited:                        1


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

If you are a casual or type one player, Crucible of worlds is the card for you.  You can reuse cards like Strip Mine or Wasteland.  You can get infinite mana and life with cards like Fastbond and Zuran Orb.  There are just a lot of interesting things to do with this card.  It's even great against land kill decks.  It seems useful for all purposes except limited play.  I'd pass on this big time in limited unfortunately, and I wouldn't even give it a second thought.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 1.5

Secret Squirrel on the

Crucible of the Worlds
Here we have the second “You make the card” originally called Gazarsgo’s Plow.  It seems slightly better for tournament play than the first you make the card, but <a href="">Sacred Ground</a> is just better in most ways, and Sacred Ground hasn’t seen that much play.  Even so, it’s unlikely that LD is going to make a comeback.  It is good with the fetch lands, and any other land that has sacrificial effects (<a href="">Strip Mine</a>), and it is good if you are recovering from mass LD (Geddon, which makes this better than Sacred Ground, as you can blow up the world and still recover), however, it is an artifact and can be destroyed easily.  Because it has no real deck to go in and because it shouldn’t be abused too much in Type 2, I am still withholding my opinion that this card has potential, but will see sideboard play at best.    
In Casual, it has bunch of cool combos.  Just remember that play means playing it from your hand onto the field, and not using it to discard for something.
In limited, I don’t see this as being that good, for the same reasons as constructed.  Plus it’s harder to abuse this card.  Pass.
Constructed: 2.5 (could be higher, depending on if a big combo comes up)
Casual: 4
Limited: 2


Serious Constructed - I’ve heard of theories for this deck, and I believe it

has potential. I don’t know if it will be broken, but I bet it will be tried.

Worth trying out with Wand of the Elements, or as sideboard tech for a

non-white deck vs. LD.


Casual – Heh, Wand of the elements anyone? Land decks will be

fun to play all over the place, with Trade Routes, Wand of the

Elements, Seismic assault, and this. Again, worth trying.


Limited – Two words. “No.” and “No.”. Unless your opponent has

Molten Rain, and 2 creeping mold, you will rarely sideboard this. (Forget

main decking it).


Serious Const. – 2.5 (Has potential to be higher)

Casual – 3.0

Limited – 1.0


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