Random Card of the Day #90:
Spined Wurm - 4G
Creature - Wurm
A vanilla creature. I was kind of hoping I would get a more interesting card for my 90th RCotD. Something about a round number appearing in the title makes it seem a lot more interesting. But sometimes you just go with what you're dealt.
So this card clearly wasn't meant for constructed play. It's in the common slot, and I suppose it has a suitable P/T for Limited, but if you're playing vanilla creatures in constructed its either: low costed, or actually isn't a vanilla creature. For example, Myr Superion sees play in Constructed because, it's super easy to cheat out--especially with Heartless Summoning. Leatherback Baloth saw a little bit in monogreen because well, it was amazing.
But cards like this, Craw Wurm, or even Stampeding Rhino (which is better than this card in my opinion) don't see constructed play because they just aren't "abusable" enough. Don't get me wrong, it's still a 5/4 so if that's swinging every turn you better be prepared, it's just not the same if you play this turn 5 and your opponent plays Wurmcoil Engine or Primeval Titan turn 6.
A force to be reckoned with but still not the best creature.