Crater Elemental


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Crater Elemental

Creature — Elemental

, , Sacrifice Crater Elemental: Crater Elemental deals 4 damage to target creature.

Formidable: Crater Elemental has base power 8 until end of turn. Activate this ability only if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater.

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Crater Elemental Discussion

Darth_Savage on 4 Color Hollow One (Avg. CMC .517)

2 months ago

Hi Ol_man,

No worries. Sideboard wise I'd recommend Crater Elemental, Darkness and Rakdos Charm I've been fairly happy with them... The deck can be explosive and is probably the most fun I've had for a while.

Darth_Savage on RB-g Hollow One

2 months ago

Hi Dragos_Nickolae

Nice take on the Hollow One deck (have a +1), but I have to ask why only 2 Leyline of the Void? Wouldn't you be better with 3x of it instead of the 1x Nihil Spellbomb? Or for that matter just use Nihil Spellbomb as your graveyard removal.

I run a version of this deck myself Zombie Hollow one, I've added a few cards to my maybe board from your list, including Grafted Wargear and figured I could return the favour with a few cards you might not have seen.

  • Crater Elemental, this creature can slip under Ensnaring Bridge and getting 8 power isn't much of a restriction in this deck.

  • Traitor's Clutch, this grants Shadow, in terms of evasion there isn't much better.

  • Edge of Autumn, I've had this in my deck, then removed it... I'm not sure if it is worth including or not, but it is an interesting option.

  • Nim Devourer, I'm not going to say this is good, more a pet card, still it seems to work ok in my take on the deck, I guess its a little like you running Squee, Goblin Nabob.

cdkime on Can Crater Elemental slip under ...

2 months ago


In Magic, there is a distinction between "to Attack" and "Attacking."

To attack is the physical action of declaring something an attacker. A creature is "attacking" if it is in combat attacking an enemy.

Ensnaring bridge only prevents creatures from being declared as an attacker--it does not prohibit creatures attacking.

So, cards like Crater Elemental can be declared as an attacker, and then subsequently pumped. Because their power was less than or equal to the cards in-hand at the time of being declared an attacker, they would bypass Ensnaring Bridge.

You can also cheat in large creatures with cards like Kaalia of the Vast, since the larger creature was never declared an attacker--it skipped right to "attacking."

In the future, please try to link cards with double brackets when making posts, just to make things a tad easier!

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Grandmasterdel on Rage Tendencies

1 year ago

Thanks for the tips MagicalHacker, I DO need Gruul Turf!!

Actually, I did remove Blessings of Nature a while ago but made a mistake editing.

As of today, I got rid of Crater Elemental and Lightning Bolt and replace them with Goblin Bombardment and Liege of the Tangle.

MagicalHacker on Rage Tendencies

1 year ago

This is a great start, but allow me to provide a couple of replacements that will make this deck even scarier:

Gruul Turf is not only a color fixing land, but if you don't have any lands to play, it can bounce itself, meaning you get landfall every turn.

Blessings of Nature, Crater Elemental, Generator Servant, Lightning Bolt, Nova Chaser, and Hornet Nest are all effects that don't synergize with your commander in that big of a way, so I'd suggest replacing those with Evolutionary Leap, Nissa's Renewal, Rampaging Baloths, Khalni Heart Expedition, Courser of Kruphix, Where Ancients Tread, and Warstorm Surge.

Firemedic623 on Advertise your STANDARD deck!

1 year ago

New Age Red Burn

Standard Firemedic623


This is a burn deck with a few back up plans in the sideboard. This is the second version and has undergone some edits after taking 4th at my local EMN game day (Out of 20).

There are two major weaknesses; large creature aggro and the psyco angel merge. I lost in the top four to World Breaker and Elder Deep-Fiend. Both games I had my opponent at 2 life and simply needed one more turn. This is why Crater Elemental is in the sideboard. Not only does it block but it can be sacrificed to kill off Gisela, the Broken Blade or a troublesome Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.

I would appreciate any feedback as I attempt to fine tune this deck. I would love to take first at a FNM.

Firemedic623 on New Age Red Burn

1 year ago

I updated the deck after reviewing my losses last weekend. This version has tested very well against a wide variety of decks on MTGO.

The most notable changes are the addition of Burn from Within, Bedlam Reveler, and Tormenting Voice to the mainboard.

Sideboard changes: Removed some very limited cards and added 3 Crater Elemental, moved Impetuous Devils to the sideboard as well.

Bedlam Reveler did not do well in earlier builds of this deck but it performs very well with the current build. Tormenting Voice is a work hoarse as it helps cycle cards that are unplayable at your current state or it combines with Fiery Temper. If you have an alchemist on the field when you drop the above combo, it will yield 4 damage in addition to temper.

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