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It has firstest strike, deathtouch, and overkillproof lifelink.

Posted By: Doom_Lich (9/24/2010 10:01:18 PM)


Even Emrakul is scared to block him.
Posted By: Zulp (10/15/2010 10:07:31 AM)


I love to use Tower Above on this. You destroy any creature you choose. You deal wither damage to anything that wouldn't be destroyed originally (such as darksteel colossus, and note, you still kill it :D) and if you have any damage left over, you hit the guy on the other end!

Fantastically insane. 11 damage nigh-unblockable to the face with a one card combo is just beautiful. Further, things like rancor or other cheap trample granting abilities work wonders. He's good with just about anything, but anything that gives trample makes him twice the gooder.
Posted By: blurrymadness (4/15/2011 12:14:49 AM)


I can't believe I'm the only one that noticed this... It's the ALASKAN BULL WURM! ...from spongebob...

and yeah I made a standard B/G wurm deck with him, massacre wurm, wurmcoil engine, and glissa, who acts like a mini version of it. It actually works very, very well. Heartless summoning and/or birthing pod with just wurmcoil and him works great, or just go with mana ramp.
Posted By: somesortoflegend (2/21/2012 12:17:42 PM)


"Whenever it becomes blocked" triggers for each creature that blocks it. Echo Circlets and lure effects for all!
Posted By: Wraique (9/23/2010 8:36:01 PM)


Valor Made Real Yeah :)
Posted By: Marijan (10/6/2010 12:20:19 PM)


Kind of hilarious against clone effects. After all, if one slagwurm blocks another, they'll both eat each other simultaneously.
Posted By: armogohma (5/5/2013 12:47:53 AM)


Just think I'll clear up the two most often misunderstood facets of this card.

First, the timing of the effect:

chaoticfox and beerious: You are wrong. The effect takes place before combat damage is assigned. Check it:

510. Combat Damage Step

510.1c A blocked creature assigns its combat damage to the creatures blocking it. If no creatures are currently blocking it (if, for example, they were destroyed or removed from combat), it assigns no combat damage.

510.1d A blocking creature assigns combat damage to the creatures it’s blocking. If it isn’t currently blocking any creatures (if, for example, they were destroyed or removed from combat), it assigns no combat damage

Second, how his combat damage is assigned:

I have noticed some people seem to think that he destroys the creature he is blocking, and then his damage goes through. This is untrue. Unless you give him trample, the order goes like this:
1. Engulfing Slagwurm is blocked
2. Blocking creatur... (see all)
Posted By: observerofthecards (5/28/2013 7:10:10 PM)


Gotta love Lure
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (6/19/2013 9:55:50 AM)


@DavenOctavio The reason they didn't give it deathtouch, lifelink, and first strike is because this ability is strictly better. For deathtouch to work, it has to deal combat damage, and the same goes for lifelink. The creature is also destroyed before first strike damage is dealt. This creature *is* green's creature removal. (Aside from the hate it gives flyers.) Despite the fact that it's vulnerable to removal, tap, or mind control, it's still a beast on the field. Anything that can block Emrakul and Kozilek at the same time and survive wins.

@megakille120 It DOES deal trample damage. When the slagwurm is blocked and the creature dies, it's still considered blocked. Just like when you block with a creature and then sacrifice it. The creature is still considered blocked, so it deals no combat damage. With trample, a creature even when considered blocked deals the excess of the combat damage to the player. Since the creature is dead, 0 damage i... (see all)
Posted By: LordAzrim (7/21/2011 7:08:37 PM)