Liege of the Tangle


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Gody322 on Budget Lands

1 month ago

kamarupa, thats for your suggestions.

Sorry but I don't think I will add Howl of the Night Pack, Liege of the Tangle or Harvest Season. I think that Wolfbriar Elemental fills the role of Howl of the Night Pack, Liege of the Tangle I find is too fragile (Can be Path to Exiled or kill by other removable before it can make your lands 8/8) and cards like Harvest Season don't give you board presence which can let your opponent get ahead.

When it comes to the cards you suggested for the sideboard, right now this deck doesn't have a sideboard but I am working on one. I was planing to play Broken Bond instead of Naturalize because I think the upside is worth the downside of not being an instant. I was thinking of one copy of Bramblecrush in the side board but I think you are right and Beast Within would be better. Pithing Needle is fine, but there are already other cards I would rather play in the sideboard.

Thanks for your comment kamarupa. :)

kamarupa on Budget Lands

1 month ago

Maybe Harvest Season has a place here? Might also consider Beast Within for removal, as well as 4xNaturalize in the sideboard. Pithing Needle might be useful, too. If you get enough lands down, Howl of the Night Pack might be cool. 1xLiege of the Tangle could be a fun wincon as well. I've been trying to build a green lands deck for a while, but they never seem to have enough speed/defense to get to the whomping wincons. You could look at one of my attempts if you like: Wooden Throne or Sylvan Harvest.

bwanabeast5 on Tatyova Take Ova

1 month ago

Also, Rogue's Passage will leave with Liege of the Tangle.

bwanabeast5 on Tatyova Take Ova

1 month ago

OK i added an update. And i have two more problems. What should i replace Liege of the Tangle with and do you think I have too many counterspells, and if i do what should i take out and put in.

babushkasara on The Skund Nature Preserve

2 months ago

Darksteel Garrison. Land equipment that grants indestructible. Plus, I'm pretty sure the buff when the land is tapped can apply to itself if it happens to be a creature which is tapped because it's currently attacking. Approximately $0.50. I also feel like Darksteel Citadel ($0.50) and Cascading Cataracts ($1.00) should be included for the same reason, indestructible, even though they aren't green. I'm on mobile so I'm not sure how much of your deck depends on the awakened lands being basic forests though.

A quick search also reveals Awakener Druid, Earthen Arms, and Liege of the Tangle as potentially interesting to your deck, though the liege is ~$3 which might be too much.

Regarding Sylvan Awakening, I'd replace Natural Affinity personally. The ability to entwine Rude Awakening is valuable and the instant speed aspect of Natural Affinity seems meh.

Also, you might have it already but Life and Limb ($1.40) seems really amusing.

Rhadamanthus on How does Liege of the ...

3 months ago

In your Natural Affinity example, the awakened lands will go from base 8/8 to base 2/2 and then back to base 8/8 after your turn ends. In your Rush of Ice example, the land will go from base 8/8 to base 0/0 and stay there. If you want it to go back to base 8/8 then you have to use Liege of the Tangle's ability on it again.

If multiple effects are trying to change a card's characteristics in the same layer or sublayer - here, we're looking at the base P/T-setting sublayer of the general P/T layer - then the most recently created one wins out (there are some exceptions but they don't apply here so let's not get into them right now). The new effect doesn't end the older effect, it just applies over top of it. If the new effect ends then the older effect will take precedence again.

The "for as long as it has an awakening counter on it" defines the duration of Liege of the Tangle's effect, just as "until end of turn" defines the duration of Natural Affinity's effect. Awaken on Rush of Ice and other cards doesn't have a defined duration, so it just stays in effect either until the card leaves the battlefield or until some other newer effect overwrites it.

Yesterday on How does Liege of the ...

3 months ago

I'm not that great with replacement effects.

If I successfully resolve Liege of the Tangle's ability and put an awakening counter on one of my lands so it becomes an 8/8 creature, then I resolve Natural Affinity, that same land becomes a 2/2 creature until end of turn, right?

If (ignoring Natural Affinity for this example) I were to resolve a Rush of Ice which has been cast for its Awaken cost and target that same land, would it indefinitely become a base 0/0 creature despite the fact that it still has the awakening counter on it?

It's the "for as long as is has an awakening counter on it" that's throwing me off a little here.

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