Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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3.70 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 3.75 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed April 4, 2002
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Wurm is a very strong card. I'd draft it very
highly in the third pack, easily a first pick, and
he's already seeing much play combined with Wild
Mongrel. A 4 in Constructed and in limited.
Wurm is pretty damn solid anyway you get him
into play. Discard him and pay less, but I'm
happy with a 4/4 trampler for 5. He's large and
rating: He's a fattie, alright.
This card makes you
look at things in constructed from 2 different
perspectives. Straight up it is a typical large
green creature that costs 5. Pretty run of the
mill...not bad, not great. He would get about a
2.5-3 rating. But put him into paradigms 2 a
madness deck and suddenly he is a very solid 4/4
Trampler for 3 making him a great card certainly
a 4.5 or higher. So which rating to go with ? I
am going out on a limb (and I am the Godfather
and I have sources) and say that judgement will
have cards that make madness less effective (hehe).
So I am going to go with a 3.25 rating knowing
that right now he is a little higher than that.
In limited he gets a
3.25 also. He is a solid draft pick, better with
madness, and trample can help break open some
(Better now worse later)
Note to readers- 4
damage to opponents dome for RR is awfully good
ergo I am right about yesterday's COTD
Also feel free to
send your comments, complaints,questions or
things you want to see me write about to Roblawing@earthlink.net
Big creatures. Those
are always fun :) I don't like him all that
much if you have to hard cast him. However,
for the cheaper cost he is real good.
In limited he's another solid body. A 4/4 in
limited that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg is
always good. I'll take it.
... the other
green madness card.
Having these as a "3
drop" (via madness) is a good thing in tandem
with Wild Mongrel ... hit for one more and cast a
4/4 trampler to boot. Even if you have to pay the
real casting cost, it's not a bad card.
In limited, you'll have ways
to discard this guy. And with a toughness of 4,
it'll usually take 2 creatures to kill it (at
Now, call me a Timmy if you
must, but this is a fattie that you can really
use. As a 4/4 trampler, having one of these and a
3/3 Wild Mongrel in play on turn 3 will put you on
the path to success. He's almost immune to burn,
and the Madness cost makes bouncing him not such a
Arrogant Wurm is excellent
in constructed, where you can team him with
discarders. As for limited, he's OK, but really
you'd want a guaranteed way of playing him via
Madness. You can't say no to a 4/4 trampler
Constructed - 4.5
Limited - 3.5
aka Doctor Mackerel
Undercosted fatties are cool... Undercosted
fatties at instant speed are so sweet they give
The catch to this Wurm is finding consistent ways
to cast it using the Madness cost... otherwise
it's just a mediocre creature. Wild Mongrel
was built to combo with Arrogant Wurm, finding
other ways to abuse the Wurm is imperitive to
building a deck around it!
Limited: 4 Stars
Constructed: 4 Stars
I really like fatties in
limited. I like 4/4 Tramplers for 2G even better.
This guy is great if you have some way to pitch
him (obviously) and with all of the dreams and
rites in Oddyssey block, it shouldn't be too hard
to find something. In Constructed, he's just as
good, if not better since you can make a deck
around him and other good green creatures (Mongrel
and Rootwalla) or splash blue for things like
Careful study that make him great.