Crush of Tentacles


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Oath of the Gatewatch Mythic Rare

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Crush of Tentacles


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

Chopwood on Hot Garbage

1 day ago

Not really a kraken, but Crush of Tentacles is pretty close. Some other nice biggies are Stormtide Leviathan, Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Kraken of the Straits, Inkwell Leviathan and Colossal Whale. Maybe you should throw in a couple of Harrow and maybe Arbor Elf to give you some ramp so you can play your big bigges.

A friend of mine has this mono-blue stompy deck, where he mana screws the opponent instead of ramping his own mana. He uses Spreading Seas and Boomerang or the mana screw, and Cyclonic Rift no deny the opponent any board presence. Boomerang imprinted om Isochron Scepter can be pretty devastating.

TepigAggro on Fraying Sanity

2 days ago

You need Crush of Tentacles in this deck.

TheVectornaut on Test deck

6 days ago

It looks like this deck was built from a limited collection of cards. While not an invalid strategy, you'll probably have more success by brewing a prototype here and purchasing the singles. If your expectations aren't too high, it's pretty easy to make a solid deck on a budget. To start with, I'd identify what cards, abilities, or strategies you like in green/blue and focus in one 1 or 2. Then, search around to see if anyone else has built decks with similar ideas. This may give you some inspiration for what cards and combos you want to build around. Just from what you have here, I see some paths you could take. Satyr Wayfinder and Tome Scour could be in a graveyard focused deck with cards like Splinterfright and Mindshrieker. Axebane Guardian and Crush of Tentacles could be in a ramp control deck with cards like Kruphix, God of Horizons and Plasm Capture. Setessan Oathsworn and Stratus Walk could be in U/G heroic with cards like Battlefield Thaumaturge and Solidarity of Heroes. All of that is just scratching the surface though. With some exploration, you should be able to find an archetype that fits your style. Then, you can get to adding the meat of the deck.

DubiousDanish on Grix-Crop Elites

2 weeks ago

You're right about the Trial of Knowledge being lackluster for 4 cmc InfuriatedBrute. I've been tinkering with Paradoxical Outcome/Crush of Tentacles in that slot, but it has been hit and miss. The synergy of my deck makes it so that the Trial of Ambition removing any creature is good, being able to recast it is just awesome. With my flyers, menace, and "target creature can't block" interactions my creatures find holes where other decks would not. If you're enjoying your RG version by all means earn your place among the worthy. As Andre Baptiste Senior would say it "Thank you, but I prefer it my way."

Also... a snack is technically a small portion. If you squint hard enough you can see Google's logic. Hah!

BenTheGuyThe on turbomill

3 weeks ago

4 Minister of Inquiries. If you run attune you need lots more forests. Desert of the Mindful is not worth playing a turn behind for being a sac outlet to Ipnu Rivulet. Either run more counters or run more fogs, not both. You could do fogs in the main and bring counters out from the sideboard against control. Crush of Tentacles is probably better than Aethersquall Ancient. Pieces of the Puzzle probably is better than Glimmer of Genius.

DubiousDanish on Grix-Crop Elites

3 weeks ago

I had actually been considering that 2kplus. I was leaning toward Paradoxical Outcome due to instant speed hijinks. Though returning their permanents as well with Crush of Tentacles seems like fun! It doesn't particularly synergize with my prowess creatures as well as Paradoxical Outcome does. Might have to grab two copies of each and tinker around with them. Thanks for the suggestion!

2kplus on Grix-Crop Elites

3 weeks ago

might consider a 1 or 2 of Crush of Tentacles to return all the trials and cartouches back to your hand and clear the board. glint sleeve would get another etb energy too, so that wouldn't be bad.

Hyperalgialysis on Mono-Blue Control (HOU Standard)

3 weeks ago

Baral's Expertise or Crush of Tentacles might be handy. Unsummon is back and is pretty useful as well. I imagine your biggest obstacle will be low to the ground aggro decks so Pacification Array would help you keep stuff at bay without losing cards from your hand.

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