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Cragganwick Cremator

Reviewed May 2, 2008

Constructed: 2.90
Casual: 3.50
Limited: xx

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Cragganwick Cremator

The discard of a card at random can be a little painful, but it seems worth it.  Not only does it buy you a 5/4 for four mana, it may also turn into a sudden shot to the face that makes this Giant feel like it has haste.  If it could hit creatures with its burn, like a sort of riskier Flametongue Kavu, it would be phenomenal.  As such, the lack of control over how much damage you're dealing and the initial card disadvantage hurts... but not so much that it isn't worth playng.

Constructed- 3

Casual- 3.5

Limited- 3.5


Friday - Cragganwick Cremator

A possible candidate for a RDW deck, even though it is 4 mana. 4 mana is kind of high for the RDW curve, but this thing sure does have a fat body. The loss of a card is not that big of a deal if you hit a creature, because you'll bring them a few points closer to death. Also, you can play him if he's your last card in hand without losing a card. Unfortunately for this guy, SRB (Stupid Red Burn) type decks are better than RDW right now, and this guy has no place in SRB. So, right now, I wouldn't bother, but try him in a RDW deck if you wish.

In limited, he doesn't have evasion, and you won't have a fistful of burn to clear the way for him, plus you lose a card. I probably wouldn't bother.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 2
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cragganwick Cremator
Yet another twist on Balduvian Horde. Unfortunately, said twist is a little hit-and-miss for constructed play. Somebody, though, is going to have a lot of fun Weird Harvesting for Phyrexian Dreadnoughts and then playing a Cragganwick Cremator.
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

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Craggenwick Cremator

This seems to be getting a lot of attention on the boards.  What I think people are having a difficult time realizing is the risk in the "discard at random" piece.  Yes, while Red Deck Wins often empties thier hand quick, and tossing a Gargadon seems really appealing, I think the minimized chances of this happening are small.  Also in RDW the other power levels are sure to be low.  A 5/4 for 4 is very nice, a 5/5 would be nicer.  Expecially with the new uncommon char variant out there as well as Psionic Blast.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 4

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Cragganwick Cremator

A 5/4 for 4 mana is great, and the burn effect is ok when the only card in your hand is a creature with decent cost. Still, in this format, it just costs too much. This isn't aggressive enough for aggro, and mid range red decks are not that good right now (if they were ever great).

Constructed: 2.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5


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Friday - Cragganwick Cremator

This card definitely seems underrated. It's a 5/4 for a measly 4 mana. It has a chance to do bonus damage. And if it's the last card in your hand you still get to play it without losing it. It's definitely interesting. I also like the fact that this card add something to a potential Giant deck.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 4

Cragganwick Cremator

            I like this card in constructed. Empty your hand as quickly as possible, which red is always good at, then drop a 5/4. Keep in mind, you don’t have to discard a card if you don’t have one. Plan B might be to wait and fling a Greater Gargadon at someone.

            In limited, this card is okay. It gets lost in a pack of R/G fatties. The ability may prove useful occasionally since limited decks are generally 50% creatures anyway.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Limited: 3

Miguel Cragganwick Cremator

Constructed: A 5/4 for 5 mana is okay. Its comes into play ability can be dangerous. Not going to much of this card in Tournament play.

Casual: Giants are everywhere. Discard the right fatty and put some hurt on someone. It only does to player so that's what keeps from being alot better.

Limited: Sealed or Draft not a high pick. It is a good solid creature for 4 mana. I would prefer to play the fatty than discard it, but if your opponents life total is low enough it might be worth it.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 5
Limited: 3


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