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Crack the Earth
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed February  16, 2005

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 1.50
Limited: 1.50

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Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Crack the Earth

Let's face it, this card is really only good on turn one, and only if your opponent is mana screwed, and even then it's Raze, which was never a very good card. I think the only thing that could have made this card worthwhile would have been if it had a Splice cost, but it doesn't, perhaps someone will figure out a way to recur this and make it work out for them, but it won't be me, and it won't be today.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 1


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

Crack the Earth - Wednesday

I'm not overly impressed with today's card either. However, in a deck where you are killing off all of your opponents creatures (or more likely, lands), this can result in the loss of one more permanent that keeps them from staying in the game. However, there is a bit of randomness to the card, because they can choose any type of permanent to get rid of. This card might be worth experimenting it, but I wouldn't expect it to show up in any tournament winning decks.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 1.5
 Crack the Earth --

I'm amused with this card, though I'm not sure how good it truly is. It seems like if you wanted to play any form of land destruction deck, this might be worth sneaking into your deck, but only if you are desperate for a third type of LD. Overall, for Constructed and Casual alike, I'm going to rate this card pretty low, but feel free to e-mail and correct me once I'm proven wrong.

In limited, I'm not that impressed with Crack the Earth. The only time I can see it being that stellar is if your deck is low on the mana curve or you get a ton of land in your opening hand.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 2.5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour


Crack the Earth

This is a bad card, to be perfectly blunt. You = guy putting two cards in the graveyard, opponent = guy putting just one card in the graveyard. There are MUCH better ways to get your own cards into the graveyard, and there are MUCH better ways to put your opponent's cards into the graveyard. This is just bad.

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