Limited Average Rating: 3.00
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Today we discuss Gregorian Worm and boy does
this creature take me back! I remember back
in the day when the Shadowclash set came out
and I was like, “Cool! A fourth set!”
Lol… It’s great to think of how many sets
have come out since then and how some sets,
like Shadowclash, stand out more than some
other sets. Here we go with the stats:
I have no idea why it’s called “Gregorian”…
It must be some inside joke for the WOTC
staff. In actuality it should be renamed to
“Oh Crap! Worm”. I remember almost ever
time when I summoned it from my shields
people would say “Oh Crap!” instead of its
real name. I also love the flavor text!
Naturally, 3000 for 4 mana is pretty bad…
However, a lot of darkness creatures are
like that. What makes up for this is the
fact that Gregorian Worm has a shield
trigger ability. In other words you can
immediately summon it for no cost when your
opponent hits it from your shields. So 3000
power for no cost? Sweet! Where do I
sign? Creatures like these are especially
useful against the rush. It’s especially
rewarding when your opponents breaks it on
turn 2 with his Braid Claw.
And of course, we have a potentially free,
beefy, evo bait.
The power that Gregorian Worm brings out
when it’s summoned for free is incredible!
3000 for 4 mana isn’t the greatest thing.
If these things end up in your hand early
on, they’re pretty much going in the mana
zone. There are better things to do on turn
3/5 – A solid creature with a solid effect
deserves a solid rating.
3/5 – In a set where shield trigger
creatures are predominant, Gregorian Worm
certainly stands out.
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
21st June -
Hey again readers, the Worm Week continues, hitting
parasite worm. ill be reviewing Gregorian Worm this
Name: Gregorian Worm
Race: Parasite Worm
Rules Text: Shield Trigger (When this card is put
into your hand from the
shield zone, you can play this card immediatley with
Gregorian worm is a 4 cost dark creature, with 3,000
power, its not too bad,
the mana/power ratio is slipping, but 3,000 power is
anything but shabby for
a 4drop, the majority of 5 cost creatures seen, like
windaxe, etc. are all less than 3,000 power, so
Gregorian Worm can do plenty
of help taking out your opponents creatures, or
resisting attacks/ evading
Like all of the cards this week, Gregorian Worm is a
Parasite worm, which
means Chaos Worm can, and in most situations, will
be placed on top of this
What makes this card interesting is its Shield
Trigger ability, meaning if
your opponent manages to take out the shield that is
Gregorian Worm, you can
play it with no cost, so if this card happens to be
in your shields at the
start of the game, expect a nice surprise later on.
There arnt many Shield Trigger creatures, but this
guy is one, and a quite
pretty one at that, 3,000 attack can do more than
you would expect.
Like all of the cards this week, Gregorian worm fits
nicely in a dark based
deck, in most cases containing the parasite worm
However, its below par in other decks, and wont see
play much atall.