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.
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
Constructed - 3
Casual - 2
Limited - 2
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.
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
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.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
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
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
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: 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
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
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