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Arrogant Wurm

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Constructed: 3.70 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 3.75 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed April 4, 2002

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Arrogant 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.


Arrogant 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 in charge.
Wurm rating: He's a fattie, alright.
Limited Rating: 5
Constructed Rating: 4


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 stalemates.
Constructed- 3.25 (Better now worse later)
Limited 3.25
Note to readers- 4 damage to opponents dome for RR is awfully good ergo I am right about yesterday's COTD Skullscorch.
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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.  

Constructed: 2.8
Limited: 3.0

Judge Bill
... 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 least).

Constructed: 4
Limited: 4.25

Doctor Mackerel

Arrogant Wurm

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 good idea. 

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 though. 

Constructed - 4.5
Limited - 3.5
aka Doctor Mackerel


Limited ***
Constructed ***

Undercosted fatties are cool... Undercosted fatties at instant speed are so sweet they give cavities!!

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.


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