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Answer for the clue "Rock cruster", 4 letters:
lich

Word definitions for lich in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lich \Lich\ (l[i^]k), a. Like. [Obs.] --Chaucer. --Spenser.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (context archaic English) A corpse or dead body. (from 9th c.)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
also litch , lych , "body, corpse," southern England dialectal survival of Old English lic "body, dead body, corpse," cognate with Old Frisian lik , Dutch lijk , Old High German lih , German leiche "dead body," Old Norse lik , Danish lig , Gothic leik ,...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In fantasy fiction , a lich (; cognate to Dutch lijk , German Leiche , Norse lík , and Swedish lik , all meaning "corpse") is a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a transformation, as a powerful magician or king striving for...

Usage examples of lich.

He started to intone another spell, but the archmage struck again, seeking to dispel any enchantments or abjurations protecting the lich.

Or did the great and supreme sleeping Karsus fall to a passing adventurer-mage of puny spells, who thought he was beheading a lich?

Were the humanoids allied with the undead, given that a pyramid ship-long known to be an abode for mummies, liches, and other perversions-traveled in their fleet with them?

Most of the liches ignored him and strode toward the inn, but he still faced three of the monsters.

A dozen men and liches fought in a confused mass in front of the inn proper.

Folk bent close to dead liches to be sure of what they were seeing, then rose with exclamations of horror and disgust.

The liches came on, smiling skeletally through their translucent flesh.

He struck with the sword pommel, turned, and cut a pair of liches across at midchest with a single sweeping motion.

The liches were already dead, but perhaps her own blood would give Meder the power he needed for his incantation.

Neither the armor some liches wore nor the blows they rained with a variety of weapons on Meder had any effect on his actions.

Score of liches and their varied weaponry lay strewn and shattered across the polished floors.

Hot on their trail were gargoyle-faced liches in unhemmed robes, and behind them roared a phalanx of honking blue Volvos.

What was he up to with liches and magic spells and lessons in making Molotov cocktails?

Typical of all liches, he desired nothing more than to enhance his own power at any cost.

Now your blade is enchanted and can rend the flesh of any magical creature: harpies, liches, bugbears, anything.