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Spined Wurm
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Spined Wurm
M11

Reviewed September 1, 2010

Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 3.20
Multiplayer: 1.75

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BMoor

Spined Wurm

How much simpler could it be? A 5/4 for five mana. This card exists mainly to be big and easy to use. It's good in Limited, where creatures of this size are hard to find and one of the best kills spells around is Lightning Bolt, which only does 3 damage. Outside of that though, you can usually find a card to do more than this for five mana.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 3.75
Multiplayer- 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Spined Wurm
 
To paraphrase another famous card's flavor text, Spined Wurm is mostly just big - but that does count for a lot! In the high-pressure world of competitive constructed, people generally turn to creatures with more rules text than this Wurm, but in plenty of decks in other places, being "just big" can be solid, threatening, or even dominating (Mighty Leap, anyone?). And you never know: perhaps there'll be a Wurm tribal lord in Scars of Mirrodin . . .
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day :Spined Wurm
 
Welcome back readers today's card of the day is a creature that has seen been printed in a large number of core sets throughout Magic. Spined Wurm is a vanilla 5/4 creature for five mana and is banished to most often limited play these days. In standard, extended and eternal should I have to tell you why this card is bad? In standard we have Leatherback Baloth if you just need a big body and other formats have Tarmogoyf and even cards like Troll Ascetic are better don't play this card. In casual and multiplayer there is such a plethora of good green creatures once again please don't touch this card. In limited this card shines I would draft Yavimaya Wurm over this but they are both good additions to green decks. Overall this card is relegated to limited otherwise stay clear.
 
Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 1.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 1.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Spined Wurm which is a five mana 5/4 Wurm with no special effects and nothing to really compel anyone to play it in a standard deck.  It isn't exactly a bad card, just Green has many other options that offer more at a similar cost.
 
For Limited this is a decent choice as a midgame threat to support bigger bombs by being bait for removal or even blocking an opponent's threat with the fairly impressive five power.  Four toughness is enough to shake off a Lightning Bolt which forces a two for one exchange or a different option and the single Green in the casting cost allows it to be played in multicolor decks with ease.  Not having Trample is a big loss offensively, but this is a good choice to include in Sealed and a decent pick after the first choices in Booster.
 
Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.0


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