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"Please please PLEASE just reprint Yavimaya Wurm already. Its at least playable."

Seems as though your plea has been answered. Yavimaya Wurm has been confirmed for Magic 2011.
Posted By: Midnight-Star (6/12/2010 9:42:39 PM)


Classic card. Makes good use in my mono-green deck full of fatties.
Posted By: Wudikind (2/14/2010 10:36:02 PM)


The flavor text should read:
"The most terrifying thing about the Craw Wurm is its huge mana cost for lackluster body and lack of abilities."
Posted By: DFG_Danger (7/24/2010 5:16:43 PM)


Early sets were hit-and-miss. Some cards missed by being too overpowered. Others, like this one...go in the opposite direction.
Posted By: bay_falconer (6/8/2011 4:46:24 PM)


The most terrifying thing about the craw wurm is probably the horrible mana cost it requires as it speeds through the forests' mana pool.
Posted By: Ladnarud (8/9/2011 5:15:34 AM)


At least it makes my inner 10-year-old giggle with glee.
Posted By: Totema (10/21/2011 10:30:40 PM)


Looking at this card mathematically, it has a total of 10 points, distributed among it's power and toughness (6+4=10.).
If we redistribute those points so that they fit along of a curve of "average power level creatures", this could easily be said to be equivalent to a 5/5. Not what you'd expect in green for 4GG, especially considering the colour requirements, even at common. If I recall Wizards' design philosophies correctly, white & green are roughly tied for "best creature colours" with black at 3rd (No, really! Heck, why do you think black got the vanilla 2/2 for 1C that is Walking Corpse before red got some equivalent?), red is 4th best for creatures & blue is worst. Keep in mind, this is my understanding of Wizards' design philosophies. It is only my opinion that they are correct, and I don't believe they should be true.

Anyway, even at common, I think a green creature costed at 4GG could stand to be better. A 4/4 would likely be balanced at 4G, as au... (see all)
Posted By: Pseudolias (12/18/2011 7:16:23 PM)



That card is a rare from Zendikar. This card is a common first printed in Alpha.

That's like saying "Instead of playing Coral Merfolk, you could play Time Walk."

Or even in the latest set: "Why play Raging Poltergeist when you could play Malignus?"

'Nuff said?
Posted By: tankthebest (6/9/2012 8:25:06 PM)


It's a sad day when this classic creature of stompingness from my childhood has been outclassed by not a fellow wurm, elemental, or some other horror of the forests, but by a fox. Thank you Theros for Vulpine Goliath.

Not that I'm complaining, Foxes are great and need support. Still, I have fond memories of seeing Craw Wurm as the first card I saw in a booster pack back ages ago.
Posted By: Raikoo (9/18/2013 10:50:32 AM)


He can be OK in drft or sealed, but he's still booooooring. I love that he still has the Alpha flavour text though. Not many of those still around.
Posted By: Rainyday2012 (8/26/2009 3:41:24 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!