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Cremate is an unofficial term used by Magic R&D to describe a combat mechanic from Kaldheim that uses creature cards in the graveyard as a resource.[1] It is named after the eponymous Cremate.

The idea behind the Vision Design-created mechanic is that in encourages you to be aggressive because having creatures die will just strengthen you later in the game. Set Design decided to keep it in the set but didn't feel the need for it to have a name, so they de-keyworded it. They also lowered the overall number in the set.

Cards with cremate[]


  1. Mark Rosewater (January 18, 2021). "Norsing Around, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.