Flaying Tendrils


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Flaying Tendrils


Devoid (This card has no colour.)

All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. If a creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Flaying Tendrils Discussion

Sargeras on How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

3 weeks ago


First off, thanks for the upvote, really appreciate it!

As for your suggestions:

While I like the saga cards, Phyrexian Scriptures isn't really on par with damnation, or many of the smaller sweepers (Like Flaying Tendrils or Mutilate) in many cases. The fact that it can't hit artifact creatures makes it bad against affinity, which would be a downside for your sideboard. The other reason is that since it wraths the turn after you play it, and you'd likely die before it was of use to you. (Imagine top-decking this when you need it!)

As for Josu Vess, Lich Knight, if you wanted to build a shell around him, you'd likely be doing the same thing you would for a deck that plays Grave Titan or Sheoldred, Whispering One, in that you'd want to be playing Crypt Ghast or Heartless Summoning to enable cost reduction. (If you wanted to use his kicker more consistently)

Although if you wanted to go taller with finishers, Grave Titan and the above Sheoldred would likely do more for you, but yes you can build a shell with him, as his 4 cmc mana cost does allow him to be an on-curve 4/5.


aogoli on Zombies Zombies Zombies

1 month ago

It's not easy to conciliate the cards you are showing. I tried and i hope i can give you some help. I believe you should try to keep the battlefield clear from your enemy's threats (im thinking of creatures mostly, or do better and study possible decks you might face). In my case i changed the aggro format, to keep more options on sidedeck.

In case you accept this change i imagine you will answer well to your enemy cards, then you can try to cast your cards either from your hand or graveyard. More precisely, these are the creatures i was thinking of: Butcher Ghoul, Dread Wanderer or Gravecrawler; and cast Lord of the Accursed and Indulgent Tormentor with Unburial Rites or some other reanimation card like Exhume or Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip. You can discard these last creatures either with Cryptbreaker or Zombie Infestation (which i think may do better, just try to keep some lands in hand after you have more than 4 lands in play just to keep using the enchantment ability).

I thought of Indulgent Tormentor because you can draw more cards, but you might want to try an hardcore zombie of your preference.

About the cards that can clear the battlefield: Drown in Sorrow, Flaying Tendrils, Innocent Blood, Dismember, Vendetta, or even Damnation (the only cost 4 im mentioning).

For the sidedeck this is the example of something that can answer to different threats: 4x Pithing Needle, 4x Scrabbling Claws, and 4x Phylactery Lich.

But, for example, if you go against an burn deck with no creature surely would be hard to win.

About maybeboard i thought of Rotting Rats, just because with it you can try to run down your enemy strategy close to zero, however it escapes the tempo of the deck a bit.

Hope i helped, zombies are really fun to play, the possibilities almost never run out. Good luck.

OOBS on List of Modern Sideboard Staples

1 month ago

I also have seen Flaying Tendrils used out of Death's Shadow builds as a wrath effect that exiles, so it is effective against the protection of Etched Champion and Mirran Crusader, but it also has the exile effect of Anger of the Gods to hit Kitchen Finks and Dredge decks.

saturn999 on Where Nightmares Come From

2 months ago

love this. +1 have you considered a couple copies of Raven's Crime? would help if you're getting flooded with lands and keep constant discard pressure on your opponent. and, will help give fuel for your delve creatures. if you build a sideboard how about a couple Flaying Tendrils? granted, you have Languish in the main but for the turns earlier and the ability to exile creatures you could have tendrils just as back up. i believe you can get a couple Ratchet Bomb for cheap and slap those in the side for anything that slips through your counter or discard spells. and, for grave hate you could always just do Tormod's Crypt which is great! again i love this deck, was considering building something similar with Delver of Secrets  Flip and Death's Shadow. cool to see you kinda went there already. thanks for the inspiration to possibly build mine. take care!

Kajunkrawdad on Wisdom Drought

2 months ago

Well some of the more common solutions to the creature/crowded board issue are Ensnaring Bridge or less targeted removal for more sweepers and wraths like Damnation, Languish, Flaying Tendrils.

Mesmeric Orb can also help as every creature they tap to attack will end up milling them as well.

Also Crypt Incursion and Profane Memento are great against creature heavy decks.

Archive Trap is a great mill card to include due to the prevalance of Fetches and you can even force them to search their library with Field of Ruin.

Fraying Sanity is another fun mill card that can combo with Traumatize to "one-shot" your opponent.

Here's my current build on my take on modern mill: Miller's Crossing

Mj3913 on What game elements does a ...

2 months ago

Black is probably your best bet as most hate bears are just that... 2/2 bears. Bontu's Last Reckoning, Toxic Deluge, Drown in Sorrow, Biting Rain (madness cost), Flaying Tendrils, Infest, and Golden Demise are all under 4cmc. May not hit them all but it'd surely get a lot of them

chadsansing on The Approach of the Evil Tricycle

3 months ago

Hollow One seems worth testing here, and I like trying Esper here instead of Rakdos.

You may want to run a few U card-draw spells with discard like Catalog, Compulsive Research, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Magus of the Bazaar, or Thirst for Knowledge.

You may also want to mess around with cards like Funeral Charm, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Thoughtseize to let you disrupt opponent's early plays or discard your own cards for a Hollowed One, if you play it. I think Pack Rat + Hollowed one would be sweet in this deck, too.

Run some light mainboard removal against humans like Flaying Tendrils with Echoing Truth in the sideboard.

You'll want multiple Disenchant in the sideboard to get rid of graveyard hate, and maybe some Leyline of Sanctity to avoid losing value on your cycle cards to other players' hand-disruption.

Rule of Law and Grand Abolisher are probably good sideboard cards versus Control, and a Worship + Pack Rat seems great. Maybe also a Renewed Faith, Blessed Alliance, Sphinx's Revelation, or a Kor Firewalker or Burrenton Forge-Tender or two for the Burn/Zoo match-up.

Have fun!

WolverineSR_71 on Ashiok and fun with Exile

3 months ago

You could try Declaration in Stone or Flaying Tendrils in the sideboard for a sweeper. Maybe Oblivion Ring or Cast Out for removal or cards like that (enchantments that exile)

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