What the heck do we do with this thing?
When you put another creature in the battle
zone, destroy this creature.
While I must say that Tyrant Worm’s
power-to-mana cost is exquisite, the effect
turns out to be a real disappointment. In
general 2000 power for 1 mana is superb but
we all know that most of the times it comes
at a price. For this guy, whenever another
of your creatures comes out, he blows
himself up. Not too stellar but I wouldn’t
put it past darkness to present an effect
such as this.
So what can we do with Tyrant Worm anyway?
This is obviously not designed for rush so
most people would use it as evo bait. It’s
actually quite convenient on turn six to be
able to summon Tyrant Worm then evolve into
Chaos Worm. BOOM! There goes one of your
opponent’s creatures! Better yet, attack
with Chaos worm and kill a second. All of
this has been made possible and very
playable all because of Tyrant Worm.
You can also use Tyrant Worm and Mongrel Man
to put some combos together. However, one
of my favorite ways to use Tyrant Worm is by
playing it on turn one and start breaking
shields. Then on the subsequent turns I
play removal spells, chargers, and drawing
spells and continue killing and breaking.
You’ll be surprised at how many shields
Tyrant Worm can break because of his overly
insignificant status. Your opponent will
not pay him any mind, thinking that you’ll
kill him off eventually. By turn 5, Tyrant
will either be dead or ready to evolve.
2000 power for 1 mana AND the potential to
It’s designed to die.
In a way you’re helping your opponent to
control your field.
2/5 – Worm decks are not in style and this
guy does poorly without any support.
3/5 – Break shields early and swing for your
opponent’s creatures. Lots of fun!
Please feel free to post your comments,
questions, and/or objections on the
Message Board and I’ll be more than
happy to respond. Happy dueling!
- DRY 1337