Crush of Tentacles

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Crush of Tentacles

Sorcery

Surge (You may cast this spell for its surge cost if you or a teammate has cast another spell this turn.)

Return all nonland permanents to their owner's hands. If Crush of Tentacle's surge cost was paid, put an 8/8 blue Octopus creature token onto the battlefield.

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Crush of Tentacles Discussion

chilbi on under da sea

1 month ago

Oh man, Quest for Ula's Temple AND Crush of Tentacles?! I've seen enough here, sign me up please! Definitely a +1!

Also, if you're seriously planning on milling people out, Mind Grind and/or Fraying Sanity might be for you. Cheers!

Arendellecze on Mizzix, budget first build

1 month ago

Hello there,

for sure you gonna need Reiterate and Capsize to go with Mizzix. I'd take outShattering Spree and put in Vandalblast Seal of the Guildpact is not great in Mizzix deck, because thanks to him you gonna cast spell for cheap. All 3 enchantments what you run - I'd take them out because from my experience they get removed quite fast. You definitely want to put Brass's Bounty in there, comboing it with Reiterate for infinite mana in form of treasure tokens. Take out Nevinyrral's Disk. Run bit more control spells, type of Evacuation Crush of Tentacles Capsize Cyclonic Rift Curse of the Swine

Reality Spasm or Turnabout - you can either tap anything on board or again, infinite mana combo with Reiterate.

SgtPingwen on

2 months ago

Seems like a pretty decently put together deck! Looks like its wincon is, "Generate a butt ton of mana, then fork a huge burn spell"

One thing I will say is that your "Board Presence" category is pretty lacking. Board presence in general will be a hard thing for Mizzix to achieve, and, other than an early Talarand sticking or a big Clone Legion, you don't really have much. Again, board presence isn't even like a secondary goal of a typical Mizzix deck, but if you want some, try running Young Pyromancer for a weaker, but earlier token generator. Also, I run Call the Skybreaker. It gives a 5/5 flyer for 7 mana which and be cast again and again by discarding land and is also a great way to push experience counters. Also look into Rite of Replication.

I'd run Evacuation instead of Crush of Tentacles as it is one less mana and an 8/8 doesn't really help advance your wincon.

As for your ramp/rituals. I think you are running a couple too many rituals. The problem is that you have all those rituals and nothing really to use it on. And with the amount of tutors you have, I think it is resonable that you cut a couple of your combo pieces in favor or some other tricks that your deck isn't currently doing, since you can get your combo reliably as well. I'd take out Mana Flare, as it gives a good amount of benefit to your opponents whilst you should be getting your vast amount of many other ways. And It'd also take out Commander's Sphere in favor of just another draw spell.

Anyway, looks like a great likes that is pretty cheap to make as well. I have my Mizzix on my page and would love to talk more about it because she is my favorite commander :))

Escillain on Sinking Feeling

2 months ago

Thanks Aaerys, I removed Covert Operative and replaced it with Crush of Tentacles. :-)

cdkime on 2 questions: When can I ...

3 months ago

One really situational addition to Kogarashi's post. Let's say you had Hypersonic Dragon in play. Then you could cast Crush of Tentacles on your opponents turn for its surge cost--you would not even have to wait for the prior spell to resolve.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on 2 questions: When can I ...

3 months ago

Question 1: Say I have Tiana, Ship's Caretaker on the battlefield, and Eidolon of Countless Battles bestowed on a creature I control, and a player casts Planar Cleansing. Does Eidolon become a creature and stay on the battlefield, or does it come back to my hand because of Tiana's delayed triggered ability?

Question 2: Say I cast an instant spell on an opponent's turn. After the instant resolves, can I cast Crush of Tentacles's surge cost? Or does the surge mechanic not allow a sorcery to change the casting "timezone"?

Thanks in advance!

TotalSundae on Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle

4 months ago

cut Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar, Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep, Greater Good, Pemmin's Aura, Edge of Autumn, Gitaxian Probe, and Crush of Tentacles first off. You need to round out your curve. It's really out of wack.

You are conflicting with your ideas here and it will bite you later. You have really high CMC creatures with a lot that don't do much on cast and are more build around cards, but then you are sending everything back to the hand with a ton of board wiped, but if you have a bunch of high CMC, non-ETB value creatures how are you supposed to cast a board wipe like that effectively? Either run high cmc cards or play the boardwipes with combo not both. You also have a lot of very power, expensive cards like snapcaster and crucible, but the reason those cards are good is because of the other powerful cards that you can abuse with them, but in this case you are running cards that don't abuse them. I don't understand why you wouldn't go for more staples found on EDHREC, and cut the very expensive cards you clearly don't want to take advantage of right now.

You also have no central theme. You say landfall power-matters, but you've cut all of the landfall out, so we're left with another jumble of cards that don't always work well with each other. What about Voltron? Your goal seems to be either the possibility of an OTK with your deck, or control. If you want to go for the control route, please lower your average CMC after you fix your curve. You do not want to cast 4cmc cards to give you a slight upside. Look at the cards in EDHREC for control decks and play those cards that are staples. More counterspell, more draw, and for all things that are holy please play better ramp. You need more artifacts and your current spells are crappy sorceries. Don't go for giant high-cmc spells that payoff only after you've played 6 lands. Go for consistency and at bare-minimum success.

I do like the voltron theme better though, like a sort of wait around deck that throws down equipment in one turn, and then turns on Arix to smash for lethal.

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