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Maester Cressen

Maester Cressen

Unique Maester Cressen

Type: Character House: Baratheon
Cost: 0 Strength: 2 Icons: Intrigue, Power
Game Text:
House Baratheon only.
Response: After Maester Cressen comes out of shadows or after he is killed, return the topmost card of your discard pile to your hand.
Crest: Shadow
Number: 101 Set: AHA
Quantity: 3 Illustrator: Rafal Hrynkiewicz
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Oct 19 2014 08:15 AM

This version of Maester Cressen is particularly good for Brightwater Man-at Arms, which gets discarded at the end of the dominance phase.  Bring him out of Shadows at the start of the standing or taxation phases to get your Brightwater card back (if it's still the top card on your discard pile, that is). Works well with Melisandre (RotO) if you need deadly again next round to increase the chances of unopposed power challenges.

    • Kennit likes this

The thing I consider the greatest about this card is that you can get your events back, unlike most recursion.

    • MagnusLothar likes this
Oct 21 2014 10:30 PM

Yep, good for events such as Make An Example or Superior Claim in a power rush deck.  Timing is important if you're particular about the card you want back - certain Greyjoy decks can wreak havoc with that, if there's a lot of discard going on. Currently, I use him to get back Brightwater Man-At-Arms preferably; if not, event cards or reducers such as Seat of Power, sometimes even Melisandre's Scheme.  Nice sting in the tail of a Military challenge if you use him for claim.  


Interesting theory which I've yet to build into my Baratheons: Maester Cressen plus Cape Wrath.  Bounce him back into shadows after winning a challenge; bring him back out of shadows...  You get the idea. :-)