Liege of the Tangle


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare

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Liege of the Tangle

Creature — Elemental


Whenever Liege of the Tangle deals combat damage to a player, you may choose any number of target lands you control and put an awakening counter on each of them. Each of those lands is an 8/8 green Elemental creature for as long as it has an awakening counter on it. They're still lands.

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Liege of the Tangle Discussion

KingMoney on i dare you to board wipe

1 week ago

Maybe a tad short on cards eh? If you want big creatures Incandescent Soulstoke is sweet for that! There are a ton of good elementals like Liege of the Tangle which can make all of your lands into 8/8 creatures.

Curlededly on Mina and Denn's Supermassive Landmass

1 week ago

I'm working on a similar deck and I have a few cards that I'm curious if you ever considered. If so, why leave them out? If not, what do you think?- Budoka Gardener - Centaur Vinecrasher for Recycling Compost - Dragonmaster Outcast because tokens - Scute Mob - Ground Assault - Liege of the Tangle - Rathi Dragon for handling flyers - Traproot Kami for handling flyers - Ulvenwald Hydra for handling flyers


Blackerlotus13 on OM NOM NOM, Omnath is Angry

1 month ago

Thank you for your suggestions. I have recently picked up a Scapeshift, Mana Reflection, Tempt with Discovery, and Parallel Lives thinking about whether to put them in and or what to remove.

Playing 36 or 37 lands, Animist's Awakening would be too much of a gamble One with Nature is a neat card and I will actually consider but not having enough trample outlets leads me to look elsewhere.

My original build for Omnath had Rampaging Baloths but quickly came out for Titania, Protector of Argoth. I also don't intend to risk making my lands into creatures otherwise I would run Liege of the Tangle which can get pretty beefy. I did also at one time run Abundance its pretty decent for what it does, but to make room for the heavy hitters like See the Unwritten, and Selvala's Stampede sacrifices had to be made.

Space in the deck has been hard to come by aaaaaaaand I also need room to re insert that Krosan Grip that really should be in the deck, and perhaps a Song of the Dryads

Pal00ka on LAND HO!

2 months ago

Why Arbor Elf? You have no "special" forests nor enchantments to boost mana in which to untap for extra gain. The mana dorks (and rocks) in general (except Smokebraider) seem odd additions due to Omnath wanting you to drop lands. Why not more instants/sorceries to put lands on the field? Early game they'll get you to Omnath faster and late game they make elementals. Mana dorks may accelerate in beginning but can get wiped away and are subpar late.

Pandemonium, Where Ancients Tread, and Warstorm Surge were favorites of mine in Omnath.

I'd highly suggest more protection for Omnath because he's a magnet for removal. Swiftfoot Boots, Darksteel Plate, Bear Umbra, Boar Umbra, Snake Umbra, Spider Umbra, Archetype of Endurance, Wrap in Vigor, or Resuscitate all help him stick around longer.

In my build I was all in on making tokens with him. 1/5 of the deck was ramp spells alone. Two of the few elementals I included was Obsidian Fireheart (his burn ability doesn't go away even if he does) and Liege of the Tangle (we're already going to have lots of lands so might as well let them smash face too).

Haste for your elementals to immediately hit is wise too (get some value now in case a wipe is coming). Fervor, Hammer of Purphoros (good w Titania too), Fires of Yavimaya, Concordant Crossroads or Mass Hysteria fit the bill.

Trample too so your 5/5s are just getting chumped by 0/1s: Nylea, God of the Hunt, Primal Rage, Thunderfoot Baloth and Overrun/Overwhelming Stampede fit the bill.

Hope something helped!

atomic_moose on Most underrated commander of all time

2 months ago

Ah see in my games anyone who plays Platinum Emperion attracts hate for the reason you listed not playing vorinclex. I only suggest Vorinclex because he fits the theme of big stompy, ramps, and closes that game quickly with his interaction on opponents lands.

Liege of the Tangle is more just for fun, and I wouldn't make ALL my lands creatures, just a couple. He was more or less a target other than your commander that says "shoot me not him!!!"

griffstick on Most underrated commander of all time

2 months ago

@atomic_moose, If you wanted to improve upon the deck? then yes, but if you are asking me? then no. I would not change Platinum Emperion for Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger because Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger creates an unfun EDH aspect of the game.

As for Liege of the Tangle? I have always looked at the card as a high risk huge reward card. You have to hit the opponent with combat damage with that creature. Then wait a whole turn and prey that nobody wipes the board. High risk high reward. It's unlikely that you will get damage through if they don't have a board wipe and if they let damage through then you know what that means R.I.P lands...

but, in this deck there are many ways of evasion that it would be easy to connect with combat damage every time, but it's still very risky.

atomic_moose on Most underrated commander of all time

2 months ago

I would replace Platinum Emperion with Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

Plat doesn't stop commander damage, nor does it stop infect.

Liege of the Tangle can wreck an opponent too

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