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This is one of the most dangerous creature in limited.

One time, I played against someone who was on the verge of losing (had 2 life), and played this. I would have been so hard hit by this, except for the fact that I board-wiped the turn before.

TheSearing Spear's and Krenko's Command's soon became useless when I drew them, because I had to deal with a 7/7 Trampler.
Posted By: Ferlord (8/22/2012 12:52:34 PM)


Luckiest card ever
Posted By: 12fingerJIM (8/24/2012 6:28:07 AM)


With as lucky as this card is, I can never seem to pull one.
Posted By: Blackworm_Bloodworm (8/25/2012 6:02:23 PM)


It's an Egyptian wurm... From Cairo!
Posted By: Paolino (8/30/2012 5:26:02 AM)



If your opponent is playing a normal deck that can only win by reducing your life total to 0, then yes, Elderscale Wurm's ability is superior to angels. However, there are a lot of ways to win without reducing your opponents life total to 0 (milling would be the most common one).

The artifact type is a double edged sword. It makes angel more vulnerable to artfiact removal (red) but protects it from spells like terror, and a lot of other black removal. Artifact is also a much more relevant type then Wurm, giving you more combo potential.

Angel have flying while wurm have trample. Both are powerful evasive abilities and it depends on your opponents deck which ability is more powerful.

Wurm have +3/+3 giving it more of a punch if your do not have a stronger creature themselves, and makes it more resistant to burn.

Platinum have a much easier casting cost. The GGG limits the wurm to decks with a lot of forests, while platinum can be played in any deck.

They both have thei... (see all)
Posted By: ratrase (8/30/2012 10:29:52 AM)


Just played this card earlier today in a quickly strewn together deck.

My decked consisted of plains for land.
W, WW or 1W mana cost spells
And various artifacts...

Then I threw in a Thundermaw Hellkite and two of the Elderscale wurms.

It took a while, but I managed to cast the wurms in back to back turns... all thanks to Gilded Lotus.

My first Wurm got killed off by deathtouch, my second then got pacified... and I eventually died from lack of creature summons (buried further down in the library).

However, I only later realized, my "loss" was an error on my part. I totally forgot that the wurm prevents my life from going below 7 when dealt damage (via attacking creatures).


But, it's okay... I was only playing against my 11 year old niece and 7 year old nephew. I only managed to build that deck in a few minutes before that game too.

Overall, I think a fun little "WtH?!?" deck.
Posted By: Goobers (12/13/2012 12:07:25 AM)


I'm fairly certain there are also 7 green scales on its lip.

This card is absolutely beautiful.
Posted By: Fleetfiend (1/4/2013 7:52:19 PM)


@Feralsymphony: I count nine...

CMC is seven.
7 is mentioned in rules text 5 times.
Power is 7, toughness is 7.
...And the card # is 167.
Posted By: martianshark (1/16/2013 3:46:28 PM)


i like this card it is really nifty i bought like four of the all foil graveborn decks put them together to make it extremly overwellming and also put in a foil elderscale wurm not to many people think about how good that stratagie is.
Posted By: rolter (1/24/2013 8:46:26 AM)


Probably one of it's best reasons to have trample is for him to be searchable with Mwonvuli Beast Tracker.
Posted By: Todris052 (2/19/2013 11:25:26 AM)


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