Advent of the Wurm

Advent of the Wurm

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Create a 5/5 green Wurm creature token with trample.

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Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Advent of the Wurm occurrence in decks from the last year

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Advent of the Wurm Discussion

IrateWarrior on Ghired's Pound Town

2 weeks ago

I have to say Advent of the Wurm has surprisingly clutch. Having an instant cast 5/5 trampler has felt great for the “fake haste” of casting end of opponents turn plus the target for a very strong populate.

I agree Rishkar's Expertise is a must

bushido_man96 on Ghired's Pound Town

2 weeks ago

You could swap Zendikar Resurgent for Mirari's Wake. Its higher CMC, but adds card draw.

I think Solemn Simulacrum is a cut. You have better options for ramp and draw in Naya than that.

I'm not sure on Advent of the Wurm. What about Sandwurm Convergence instead?

Rishkar's Expertise is good draw if you have fatties on the board. Guardian Project is also stellar.

You could go away from the signets for more land ramp, or cards like Wild Growth and Fertile Ground, which are criminally underplayed.

Hope this helps some! Thanks for shouting out to me!

pablitocz on Trostani big tokens

1 month ago

I would go for more big token producers. Crested Sunmare should be really good with Trostani. Also things like Advent of the Wurm, Angelic Accord, Beast Attack, etc.

KayneMarco on Trostani's Stampede

2 months ago

Here’s a small list of cards that are a must for this deck I’m surprised I don’t see:

The two I commented on are musts in in any Trostani deck in my opinion. The others would be strong additions.

5dollarMTG on GW Flying Trample

2 months ago

You need creature tokens if you want to populate - Call of the Conclave , Advent of the Wurm , etc. Check out $5 Selesnya Tokens for some budget ideas.

raspberryfish25 on The Rooted Sisterhood

3 months ago

So I really like this deck and it seems like it is fairly resilient. A few things I would consider adding would be more cards that synergize with your life gain strategy and Trostani’s populate ability such as:

  • Angelic Accord More tokens for gaining life in a deck that wants to make tokens and gain life seems like a win to me.

  • Well of Lost Dreams Fantastic way to turn that additional life gain into card advantage.

  • Ajani's Pridemate I saw you already included Ageless Entity which this card functions very close to it so might be worth running both.

  • Congregate This is a nice card that works extremely well in Commander if you need a quick boost in life. Note Congregate reads target player gains 2 life for each creature on the battlefield. Many times, when I would use this card in a commander game I would easily gain 20 plus life off it.

  • Serra Avatar One way to read this card is play Serra Avatar with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice in play and double your life total. Even if you don’t have Trostani out you are still getting in most cases a creature that is well over a 7/7 most games for 7 mana which is a good deal.

  • Aetherflux Reservoir Can function as a secondary WinCon that you can pull out of nowhere. Trust me, play this card when you have an excess life total then instantly activate it taking the player that is the biggest threat out of the game. Also, don’t write off the first ability on the card. You would be surprised how quickly you gain life by just playing spells.

  • Growing Ranks A free populate at the beginning of each of your turns can be extremely strong in this deck.

  • Rootborn Defenses , Sundering Growth Both cards are similar to cards you are already running they just also include populate to further increase your board.

  • Advent of the Wurm 4 mana for a 5/5 trample is straight value plus this will work really well with populate.

  • Armada Wurm 6 mana for a 5/5 trample that also creates a 5/5 trample wurm token. 10 power for 6 mana plus gaining a token works with populate.

  • Glare of Subdual In a deck that wants to go wide this can quickly shut down opponents from attacking you.

  • Blade of Selves and Herald of the Host Both of these cards work extremely well with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice . How they work is you attack with either Herald of the Host or the creature Blade of Selves is equipped to and let the myriad ability activate creating a copy of the creature that is attacking your other opponents. Normally the tokens created off the myriad ability would be exiled at the end of combat but, if you use Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s populate ability during your combat phase you can create an additional copy of the token that will stay in play after the combat phase is over because, it was created using the populate mechanic and not the myriad mechanic. Even if you don’t populate the tokens that were created Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s life gain ability will still trigger off the tokens gaining you a lot of additional life. The myriad ability also works extremely well with creatures that have enter the battlefield abilities. Imagine this line of play, you equip Blade of Selves to your Terastodon then attack. The myriad ability triggers and you put two additional token copies of Terastodon into play attacking your other opponents. When those Terastodon tokens enter the battlefield they trigger their enter the battlefield ability allowing you to remove up to six other noncreature permanents (three from each of the Terastodon’s that came into play). Also imagine Blade of Selves attached to Serra Avatar you would be tripling your life total each time you attack as long as Trostani is out.

A few cards I would personally consider removing Thrun, the Last Troll , Primal Surge , Godsend , Strionic Resonator , Woodfall Primus , Rout (maybe consider replacing Rout for Martial Coup which seems more on theme for a token deck) Felidar Sovereign , (I get why you added him but winning with Felidar in commander seems like a cheap way to win.)

A lot of these cards really don’t seem on theme for either gaining more life or creating tokens. Personally, I would look at replacing a lot of these creatures with creatures that make tokens when they come into play like Armada Wurm that you can use to populate or cards that synergize with your life gain like Ajani's Pridemate .

One last thing your combo of Darien, King of Kjeldor + Trostani, Selesnya's Voice does not work exactly as you think. For Darien to trigger the damage has to resolve meaning that if a player deals more damage than your life total at once then you would die before Darien could trigger. As long as you have at least one life after damage resolves and both Darien and Trostani are on the field then your combo works, you create the solider token from Darien and, Trostani gives you the life from the token coming into play.

Darth_Savage on

3 months ago

This feels like a deck which will struggle against faster aggressive aggro strategies or with combo strategies, you just don't have the necessary control elements. I have three suggestions Authority of the Consuls / Rule of Law / Archangel of Tithes you might also want Settle the Wreckage as a sweeper.

Without some form of ramp I think Elspeth, Sun's Champion may be a little on the slow side, still your deck is enchantment heavy so Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx might be viable. Something else to consider is Sphere of Safety again you are already enchantment heavy. I feel Myth Realized or Advent of the Wurm should be included as creature based finishers...

I hope this comment has been of help, good luck brewing your deck.

Anteus3575 on Seedborn Muse, Shalai, Ascetecism

4 months ago

I think that you should slot in Seedborn Muse , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Asceticism , and/or Privileged Position for Hate Mirage , Advent of the Wurm and Armada Wurm . I think that the protection and power that the first four cards present to your deck are more important overall than what the latter three cards present. Hate Mirage is a cool card and can have some really cool interactions in your deck, but it requires too much to be all that good. Advent of the Wurm and Armada Wurm are very similar cards and I feel that there are enough token producers (of both large and small tokens) to warrant their removal from the deck. As for which of the four cards you should put in for the now three empty slots in your deck if you choose to take these three out, I feel that Seedborn Muse and Shalai, Voice of Plenty are auto-includes, and that Asceticism provides more overall for the deck than Privileged Position does. I hope this helps, this deck looks super sweet. Have fun!

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