Zurgo Helmsmasher


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare
Duel Decks: Speed vs Cunning (DDN) Mythic Rare

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Zurgo Helmsmasher

Creature — Orc Warrior


Zurgo Helmsmasher attacks each turn if able.

Zurgo Helmsmasher has indestructible as long as it's your turn.

Whenever a creature dealt damage by Zurgo Helmsmasher this turn dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Zurgo Helmsmasher.

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Zurgo Helmsmasher Discussion

colton815 on Looking For a Budget Voltron

1 month ago

griffstick & Profet93: re-read Wrath of God. regeneration won't save Thrun, the Last Troll

Steelspike: using board wipes doesn't help Zurgo Helmsmasher unless your opponent is dumb enough to block him with all their creatures. Zurgo Helmsmasher has to deal damage to a creature before it dies, before he gets a counter. nobody is going to use more than 1 creature to block something that is indestructible and doesnt have trample. also, i'd have to say Assault Suit is far from "best voltron equipment of all time". far, far from it. its only advantage is that you give your opponents something to attack each other with, without any drawback. but once the creature gets back to you, its a mere +2/+2. theres a LOT of equipment cards that do much more than that.

Steelspike on Looking For a Budget Voltron

1 month ago

Honestly, I believe Zurgo Helmsmasher is the cheapest (moneywise) voltron commander there is.

He wants you to use ALL the nukes, including Worldslayer, Jokulhaups Akroma's Vengeance and so on. Most of them, outside of Damnation, are pretty dirt cheap.

Even Assault Suit, the best voltron equipment of ALL TIME is perfect with Zurgo because he stays indestructible and can't attack you!

GnomadicMage on Zurgo- Not Vengeance. Punishment.

1 month ago

I like your Assault Suit + Zurgo Helmsmasher tech! This is a pretty punishing group of cards and I struggle to suggest cuts. I think the main thing that jumps out at me is the duality of the Sunforger package, with targeted removal and board wipes. You have so many other taxing and pillow fort cards, that I wonder if cutting some wipes or instants, would be the way to go. I have struggled to find success by running Sunforger in mana intensive decks. You are not in a ramp color and can even punish yourself of land drops, so maybe this is something to consider first? Like I said you are definitely making it hard to chose cuts. ;)

CChaos on Picking a commander for Mardu ...

2 months ago

With Zurgo Helmsmasher you can also aim for repeatable combat tricks, but that might make you branch away from warrior only creatures (if that was what you were aiming for).

Rzepkanut on Picking a commander for Mardu ...

2 months ago

Zurgo Helmsmasher synergizes with you playing Wrath of God effects and pump spells. Although he happens to be a warrior, he doesn't really play nice with others per se. Alesha is much more of a team player, with way more synergy in a tribal style deck that's filled with small creatures. Just put Zurgo in the 99 of your Alesha deck instead if you really want to run him.

I have my own Zurgo deck you can look at on my profile page if you are interested.

griffstick on Picking a commander for Mardu ...

2 months ago

Well I was saying Zurgo Helmsmasher because he has all the flavor

LumpyMilk on Picking a commander for Mardu ...

2 months ago

Razulghul makes a good point I forgot to mention. Is it worth having Zurgo Helmsmasher as the commander so I have the commander damage win on the table? I can still have Alesha, Who Smiles at Death in the deck, but she will be hard to find is the only problem. It would be fun to Arashin Foremost plus a bunch of combat tricks to one shot someone with commander damage with Zurgo Helmsmasher, but how often would things like that happen is the problem. Plus it would paint a huge target on my back. I feel that Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is the safer choice, and Zurgo Helmsmasher is the more high risk high reward route. Any card recommendations that can go well with either of the two? (If I were to go with Zurgo Helmsmasher, I will need things to protect him while it's not my turn, as well as ensure the commander damage is going through)

griffstick on Picking a commander for Mardu ...

2 months ago

Zurgo Helmsmasher, he seems like the best choice

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