Shivan Wumpus


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) Rare

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Shivan Wumpus

Creature — Beast


When Shivan Wumpus enters the battlefield, any player may sacrifice a land. If a player does, put Shivan Wumpus on top of its owner's library.

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Shivan Wumpus Discussion

RedmundR2 on fun police

3 days ago

I love Rakdos land destruction. Let me give you some suggestions!

Boom / Bust w/ Darksteel Citadel is amazing. Its a legal target and super fun.

Fulminator Mage because its just a good card.

Foriysian Totem gives you landless mana and a wincon

Shivan Wumpus For a finisher/beater when you have land advantage and they cant afford to sac any more lands

Crucible of Worlds so you can replay the lands of your own you do destroy with Boom / Bust

Simian Spirit Guide to quickly destroy your opponents lands

Have fun!

edit: forgot Crumble to Dust - high CMC but is decent in modern because of all the nonbasic lands

FireSeal on Cosmic Larva

2 months ago

If it's land destruction it's too mean. Still, it could be meaner... Maybe Molten Rain instead of Pillage and Avalanche Riders instead of Cosmic Larva; you don't have to win big if your deck is this oppressive. I would also consider Akki Blizzard-Herder and Crack the Earth (If you get rid of the Cosmic Larva you can free up some land slots and add some more gas to keep up the pressure. If you want it to feel a little less one-sided you could consider Steam Vines and Shivan Wumpus, but it would be, strictly speaking, worse. This seems like a cool, all or nothing deck. Should be fun to play every once-in-a-while.

clayperce on Looking to take Ponza competitive...

2 months ago

Let me just add: Shivan Wumpus has never seen play in a deck at Competitive REL in any format. Idk why ... maybe it's because win-more cards are generally bad? Maybe it's because there are at least 25 other 4-drops that are demonstrably better in a Ponza deck?

Or maybe it's just because DragonKing90 hasn't had a chance to play it at Competitive REL yet ... ;-)

StoryArcher on Looking to take Ponza competitive...

2 months ago

DragonKing90 & clayperce, I'm of two minds about Shivan Wumpus - I like it more than most people do, but its drawbacks are worth noting, including the fact that it dies to pretty much any removal there is and doesn't do anything upon coming into play, which would be a plus for this deck. I could definitely see including one in the deck as an option to fetch out with Primal Command, but that makes the chances of getting it in that opening draw that much less likely.

I have made significant changes tot he deck based on more research, sound advice and a very successful evening of play last night. Please check it out.

clayperce on Looking to take Ponza competitive...

2 months ago

FWIW, I'm not a fan of Shivan Wumpus at all. Like you say, it's pretty amazing when we're ahead, but it's an absolutely horrible topdeck when we're behind on board. At that point, our opponents are more than happy to sac' a land and keep beating us to death ... happily knowing that our next draw is going to be just as bad as this one.

DragonKing90 on Looking to take Ponza competitive...

2 months ago

one card that i would highly recommend in ponza that i usually don't see, is Shivan Wumpus. with turn 1 Arbor Elf and turn 2 Utopia Sprawl, you can play Shivan Wumpus while still on turn 2.

kojiro on Omnath

3 months ago

Few possible suggestions:

Using the ability of the Avenger of Zendikar:

And since you have land recursion, you could even look into more things that require you to sac lands, or destroy everyone's lands!

Or maybe stuff to get lands back in your hand, but still ramp you at the same time?

Liliana420 on Mono-Red Land Destruction

3 months ago

you definitely need to add green. with turn 1 ramp you can start playing land destruction spells turn 2. a turn 1 Arbor Elf followed by Utopia Sprawl turn 2 will let you drop a Shivan Wumpus while STILL on turn 2. and then of course theres Beast Within that can destroy lands as well.

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