Reef Worm
Reef Worm

Reef Worm
– Commander 2014

Date Reviewed:
March 7, 2018

Constructed: 2.83
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 3.63
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander [EDH]: 3.92

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 is bad. 3 is average.  5 is great.

Reviews Below: 


I can’t help but feel this card was originally designed just to see how whether there was a way to physically template the ability. If they had found creature types with one or two fewer letters, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they could have put even a couple more in the chain. Then again, there aren’t going to be many situations where you get up to the 9/9 and aren’t going to win. Your opponent will most likely be out of removal spells and/or creatures that can kill your ocean life; and that’s not even counting the times you might use something like Greater Gargadon to get the Kraken within one turn of playing the original Reef Worm.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

King Of Hearts
King Of

What a great design. Reef Worm is like a reverse Matryoshka doll where it keeps getting bigger culminating in a mighty 9/9. The weird thing about this card is that the ability really feels green, not blue. Not only that but green gives you access to sacrifice abilities, token replication, and a reason to run Kiora. As blue can only bounce creatures you’ll need to be running another color to take advantage of Reef Worm or else it is just a blocker. 

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 4
Commander (EDH): 4

 James H. 


One of the most wonderfully flavorful creatures in a while Reef Worm is proof that lowly bait can attract the big fish. Of course a 0/1 for 4 mana is bad, but it’s better to think of this as more than that. It steps up to a 3/3, then a 6/6, and finally a majestic 9/9 with a surfeit of tentacles. This synergizes very well with sacrifice outlets or token-replicating effects (like Doubling Season, natch), and it also works well with cloning effects. It takes a bit of investment to get to work, but the payoff is pretty legit.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.25
Commander: 3.75

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