Zurgo Helmsmasher


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander 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

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Iamme10000's challenge

Forbidden Valley


When Forbidden Valley enters the battlefield, a new step is added to the game. This step is called the "Land Step". The Land Step happens immediately after each player's Draw Step, prior to their Pre-combat Main Phase. Lands may only be played by a player during their Land Step. No priority is passed during this step. Players may play up to three lands per turn during this step. For each land that player plays during this step, that player must skip either their Pre-combat Main Phase, their Combat Phase, or their Post-combat Main Phase until end of turn. No player may skip a phase that has already been skipped - You may not choose the same phase twice.

This is one of those lands that do not tap for mana. The upside is you can make serious headway with Landfall / Ramp / clearing your hand.

The downside is you lose phases.

But it affects all players, so your opponents have the same advantages / disadvantages as well.

legendofa's challenge:

The Little Teapot

Artifact - Equipment

Equipped creature has "At the beginning of your draw step, scry 1."


She knows exactly where everything is and where everything belongs.

My challenge: Choose your favorite Shard / Wedge and make a "guild leader" for it. Don't just remake someone who already fits that slice of the pie, such as Zurgo Helmsmasher, rather make someone completely new. I'm going to do mine, but please feel completely free to pick the same one if you'd like to make your own idea for it as well <3 Also, if you'd like to make one for your favorite Shard and Wedge, go ahead and do that as well :)

Tarkaris, Roaming Ashfall

Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon

Flying, Trample, Haste, Flash

Tarkaris, Roaming Ashfall may only be cast during your "Declare Attackers" step and must attack each turn if able.

When Tarkaris, Roaming Ashfall enters the battlefield, it deals X damage divided as you choose to any number of targets equal to the number of tapped lands you control.


The Flash is admittedly out of Jund's colors, but it had to be used to get his timing restrictions to work appropriately. So I think it'll be okay.

otatop_glm on Yargle: A real man's Voltron

1 month ago

Wow, what a great deck! This gave me some ideas for my own voltron deck that uses Zurgo Helmsmasher.

woolleyh on Come Out and Playyyyyy

1 month ago

@seshiro_of_the_orochi Thanks! I did consider Zurgo Bellstriker and I think you're right that I should get them in there so that a turn 2 Mindblade Render could start drawing me cards. I considered Brighthearth Banneret too and originally decided cost reduction wasn't as important in a deck that effectively tops out at 5 CMC, but the cost reduction would help me play multiple small creatures in a turn and use up the extra cards that I'll draw. I think that's a good idea and I'll probably try to get them in there. Flamerush Rider doesn't do much, you're right, it's gone! Ignition Team is in there because Alesha, Who Smiles at Death can bring it back, and it would be quite large in a multiplayer setting (and scary with Double Strike) but I think you're right that it should be cut. Cutting Zurgo Helmsmasher I could see, basically all he does is whack really hard but he'd die to removal real quick; he does hit really hard though. Garna, the Bloodflame is the one I'm most reluctant to cut, she can save all my dudes when someone board wipes, and she's great as a follow up to Last One Standing. Thanks again for your suggestions, I think they'll make the deck quicker and better!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Come Out and Playyyyyy

1 month ago

Looks fun. One thing you should change is to add more one-drops. I'd suggest dropping Zurgo Helmsmasher, Ignition Team, Garna, the Bloodflame and Flamerush Rider and replace them with four Zurgo Bellstriker. Another great red two-drop warrior is Brighthearth Banneret. Also, adding some Obsidian Battle-Axe seems a great plan.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Radha, Bloodlord of War

Legendary Creature - Elf Barbarian

Vigilance, Haste

Whenever Radha, Bloodlord of War attacks you may sacrifice any number of token creatures you control. If you do, add or in any combination for each token creature you sacrificed.

, : Transform Radha, Bloodlord of War.


Radha, Victorious Combatant (Gruul)

Legendary Planeswalker - Radha

+1 Add . If this mana is spent on a creature, it enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter and gains Haste.

-4 Destroy target creature. You may put a creature from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.

-9 You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may pay X. If you do, that creature enters with X +1/+1 counters and fights target creature you don't control."


Ignite Zurgo Helmsmasher's spark in a flipwalker card.

DMFF on Mardu Isochron Pyromancer

2 months ago

Thanks friends! I have thought about adding 2 Monastery Mentor in somewhere, but can't really think of anything to take out besides Zurgo Helmsmasher and I kind of like the 3 turn clock he puts people on when he's on the board. Any suggestions for this?

scotchtapedsleeves on **RWBY**

2 months ago

I have a lot of fun with my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, here if you want reference

Also maybe Edgar Markov or Licia, Sanguine Tribune or really just any mardu vamp from C17

My personal favourite of those is Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Then theres always Zurgo Helmsmasher

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Kalla and Uter Bloodborn

Legendary Creature - Elf Warrior

Other creatures you control have Haste.

Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to an opponent, you may put a land from your hand onto the battlefield.


Reinvent Zurgo Helmsmasher

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