Monday, May 9, 2016

"Soul Swallower: Golgari's Gonna Get Ya"

"Soul Swallower: Golgari's gonna get ya"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.

I tried to challenge myself. I tried to write about the Soul Swallower while listening to a catchy and bubbly Kpop song. And despite the cute song in the background all you have to see is the swirl of souls in this Wurms mouth and it will bring you back to your fantasy horror daze. Don't look at the souls!

There are a lot of things to like about this card. It is fairly cheap at 3/3 for four mana. It also has trample which will come in very handy. However the main thing that I like about this card is the Delirium mechanic that lets you put three +1/+1 counters on it at the beginning of your upkeep if you have met the requirement for Delirium. All you have to do is have 4 different card types in your graveyard.

Hmmmm. Now if there was only a guild that would let you do just that. Oh wait! There is a guild that lets you do just that and that is the Golgari and in a close second is the Simic which also allows you to self mill. In this instance I find cards such as Mulch and the Dredge mechanic of the Golgari to be the best to interact with the new Delirium mechanic. 

This growing Wurm also benefits from Doubling Season that just simply makes it twice as huge making it a 9/9 Trampling creature at the beginning of your upkeep. And then it gets an additional +6/+6 counters in your succeeding upkeeps. I don't even need to do the math on this one. Soul Swallower will just be one of those cards that would fit the Golgari like a glove. Now the only problem is how you would remove another card in that already fine tuned EDH deck. 

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