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Martin Sanson, Worm that Walks

Commander / EDH BG (Golgari)


A Grist EDH deck based on a D&D character of mine - Martin Sanson: a druid who gained the powers of necromancy when infected by a species of green worms, which eventually transformed him into a swarm of worms sharing a hive mind, gradually losing his sense of self and becoming a force of nature dedicated towards preservation.

The deck has plenty of insects to mill with Grist and a few ways to stack the library with them on top. It also has +1/+1 counters, tokens, reanimation, and aristocrat sac'ing synergy. Wincons include ulting with Grist and a full graveyard, Craterhoof Behemoth with swarms of tokens, and sac'ing with Jarad.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood : Verduran Forest
Hero's Downfall : Martin's Patricide
Timeless Witness : Marat Sanson

The Whispering Cairn:
Eternal Witness : Roth Sanson
Tranquil Thicket : Diamond Lake
Overgrown Tomb : The Whispering Cairn
Caustic Caterpillar : Acid Beetles
Abrupt Decay : Roth's Death
Deathrite Shaman : Filge
Stitch Together : Flige's Experiments

The Three Faces of Evil:
Strip Mine : Dourstone Mine
Zulaport Cutthroat : Balabar Smenk
Priest of Forgotten Gods : The Faceless One
Syr Konrad, the Grim : Alex
Hex Parasite : The Worms of Kyuss
Skullclamp : Martin's Infection

Encounter at Blackwall Keep:
Temple of Malady : Blackwall Keep
Bojuka Bog : Mistmarsh
Bala Ged Sanctuary  : Twisted Branch Lair
Sakura-Tribe Elder : Hishka, Twisted Branch Shaman

The Hall of Harsh Reflections
Bloodline Pretender : Doppelgängers
Path of Ancestry : Hall of Harsh Reflections

The Champion's Belt
Thespian's Stage : Magnimar Arena
The Gitrog Monster : Froghemoth
Golgari Thug : Loris Racknian
Decree of Pain : Apostolic Ritual
Bane of the Living : Ulgurstasta

A Gathering of Winds
Gleancrawler : Flycatcher
Call of the Death-Dweller : Edwin Tolstaff Reanimates Roth
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord : Roth Sanson, Reanimated

The Spire of Long Shadows
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth : Kuluth-Mar
Dakmor Salvage : The Spire of Long Shadows
Massacre Wurm : Worm Naga
Swarmyard : Worm Pit
Scute Mob / Scute Swarm : Kyuss Wormswarm
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest : Edwin Tolstoff
The Chain Veil : Edwin's Mask

The Prince of Redhand
Footbottom Feast : Kalsgard Feast
Conspiracy : The Age of Worms Conspiracy

The Library of Last Resort
Emergence Zone : The Library of Last Resort Demiplane
Craterhoof Behemoth : Tilagos Bulette
Plumb the Forbidden : Consulting Tenebrous

Kings of the Rift
Farseek : Seeking Kongen-Thulnir
Animate Dead : Martin Reanimates Bruhn

Into the Wormcrawl Fissure
Jarad's Orders : Durzo Stirs
Woodland Chasm Wormcrawl Fissure
Field of the Dead : Durzo's Undead Army
Command Tower : The Golden Towers
Woe Strider : Avolakia
Creakwood Liege : Sam

Dawn of a New Age
Temple of the False God : Kalsgard Ziggurat
Vigor Mortis : Martin's Transformation
Grist, the Hunger Tide : Martin Sanson, Worm that Walks
Worm Harvest : Worm Apocalypse
Dread Return : Dovah's Return

Gravepurge : Usurping the Worm Cult
Cultivate / Wild Growth : Terraforming
Realmwalker : Simulacrum Tenders
Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth : Verduran Direwoods
Grim Backwoods : Wormwoods
Svogthos, the Restless Tomb : Wormwood Citadel
Maskwood Nexus : Sard Tree
Binding the Old Gods : Martin's Self-Binding
Sylvan Anthem / Gaea's Will / Life from the Loam : Martin, Force of Preservation


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

7 - 0 Mythic Rares

35 - 0 Rares

27 - 0 Uncommons

17 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.36
Tokens 2/2 C Creature Morph, Insect 1/1 G w/ Flying, Deathtouch, Timeless Witness 4/4 B, Insect 1/1 BG, Insect 1/1 G, Zombie 2/2 B, 1/1 Worm, Shapeshifter 2/2 U, 0/1 W Token Creature Goat
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