Boneyard Wurm

Boneyard Wurm

Creature — Wurm

Boneyard Wurm's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.

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Boneyard Wurm Discussion

zapyourtumor on Golgari dredge

2 months ago

Why Bonehoard over Boneyard Wurm? The latter counts as a creature, helping buff the other creature-cards-in-graveyard beaters.

Grist, the Hunger Tide produces tokens+self mills, removes pesky permanents, and also acts as a second wincon with Jarad to give the deck some late-game reach.

Unearth can get back a Grist, Splinterfright, Boneyard Wurm, or Nighthowler from the yard that you milled.

For cuts, I'd probably cut more noncreature spells since the whole deck is "creature cards in graveyards matter". I'd start with Life from the Loam and Raven's Crime, and maybe some Village Rites.

henrypan321 on Hogaak's Legion

3 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions killer_eye! Yeah Scute Swarm has definitely been great.

I used to run a lot of those big graveyard-based cards like Boneyard Wurm , Splinterfright , Spider Spawning but eventually cut most of them for reasons similar to the Worm Harvest one. Boneyard Mycodrax was one of those but I totally forgot that it also has a graveyard ability, so it could be interesting. Bonehoard is a like a reverse Nighthowler , definitely usuable.

Plumb the Forbidden is pretty good too.

TheVectornaut on Blue-Black Deck

7 months ago

I'd start by identifying what you want the main goal of your deck to be. I see two main ideas here that could be built around.

The first is dealing unblocked damage by disincentivizing blocks with deathtouch. Darkblade Agent , Eternal of Harsh Truths , Graveblade Marauder , and maybe Blightsteel Colossus (with enough reanimation) fit this archetype. Because of the two "blade" cards, there is some overlap with the second archetype which I'll cover next (and if you keep them, cards like Notion Rain , Mission Briefing , Thought Erasure , and Discovery / Dispersal are likely to get more mileage than Divination or Secrets of the Golden City ), but there may be even better ways to profit from unblocked creatures. Curiosity enchantments like Curious Obsession , Sixth Sense , and Keen Sense are frequent accompaniments to the Invisible Stalker s and other bogles of the world, and Bident of Thassa is a strong option for those going wide. I like Quietus Spike as a sort of midway point between Basilisk Collar and Master of Cruelties in decks like these too. Other beaters to get in with could be Tomebound Lich , Oona's Blackguard , Dimir Cutpurse , Looter il-Kor , Shadowmage Infiltrator , Surrakar Spellblade , Wharf Infiltrator , or Virtus the Veiled if he's legal in whatever format this is for. More generic deathtouch synergy could include Hooded Blightfang , Viridian Longbow , Thornbite Staff , Psionic Gift enchantments, and any source of first strike. Finally, I like Cipher as a way to gain advantage from repeated attacks, so maybe a Hidden Strings or Paranoid Delusions could come in handy.

The second main idea is to stack the graveyard(s) with as many creatures as possible to extract value from Undergrowth and similar mechanics. Avatar of Woe , Lotleth Giant , Trepanation Blade , Teferi's Tutelage , and some of your Disentomb effects fit here. Major threats in these kinds of decks include Wight of Precinct Six , Jace's Phantasm , Consuming Aberration , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker , Fleet Swallower , Nemesis of Reason , Bonehoard , Mortivore , and Nighthowler . If you want to focus on your own graveyard, green is a great color to dip into as I alluded to earlier. Ghoultree , Boneyard Wurm , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Splinterfright , Nyx Weaver , Nemesis of Mortals , Spider Spawning , and Kessig Cagebreakers are just some of the tools you get access to. Golgari is also the king of Undergrowth, so Hatchery Spider , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Molderhulk , Rhizome Lurcher / Undergrowth Scavenger , Kraul Harpooner , and Necrotic Wound are on the table. If milling your opponents is more your thing, some staples to consider are Thought Scour , Sphinx's Tutelage , Drown in the Loch , Traumatize , Fraying Sanity , and the crab duo. Jace's Erasure , Psychic Corrosion , and the Tutelage pair benefit the most from other draw synergy, and Visions of Beyond is an obvious inclusion if that's the route you take. Either way, I'd cut down to only the most efficient of your reanimate to hand cards and the like since you don't want to be stuck with a fist full of them and no creatures in the graveyard to target. Speaking of cuts, for maximum power, it's usually correct to play as close to the 60 card minimum as possible. Picking a single strategy to hone in on should make it easier to whittle down to the most important 60 in the deck.

If you have questions, let me know. Good luck with your build!

Jackfrost23 on Garbage Day (One Mans Trash Another Mans Treasure

8 months ago

I think I'm going to try it in the place of Boneyard Wurm

eigenheim on Hua Tuo - Mono Green Karador

1 year ago

Hey CasualCucumber,

thanks for the suggestion! I did not know of this card but I have reviewed similar cards (e.g. Boneyard Wurm, Splinterfright). I always found them to have a relatively low floor. On turn 4 the card is mostly dead when I don't draw my self mill and at the later turns it is outclassed by the other threats in the deck.

Goblin_Guide on

1 year ago

I added some Llanowar Augurs because it can give Boneyard Wurm trample, but it was also to trigger Caravan Vigil which obviously isn't in the deck anymore; do you think I should just get rid of it? I have 66 cards right now ...

Goblin_Guide on $15 Mono-Green Milling Machine

1 year ago

Ah man, this deck gave me a total boner dude. The first deck I ever built was a black-green janky graveyard deck based around Boneyard Wurm and Spider Spawning ... but I was so bad at the game I never considered getting more of them than the one of each I started out with. I love this deck so much. I am absolutely going to build my own.

At first I saw the Wurm and thought, "oh yeah, I remember that", and then I saw the Satyr Wayfinder and the Greater Mossdog -- the first of which is a card I love and the second is a god damn plant dog -- and I could legit feel my heart rate speeding up.

I've been a little depressed out my red modern deck right now not feeling the way I want it to, so thank you so much for reinspiring me to recreate a deck I loved for so long.

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