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

Pal00ka on LAND HO!

2 days 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

Funkydiscogod on red green soulblast

1 month ago

I remember an EDH game I played, where one guy hit an opponent with a Liege of the Tangle, made his lands into creatures, and then cast Soulblast to one-shot another player.

Flagellum on Looking For a New Commander

2 months ago

Greetings fellow lunar chelonian the 7th!

I implore you to look into Karametra, God of Harvests. She fits all your criteria except for the added bonus of "-Use the graveyard or blink." Although, there IS the possibility for blinking by using creatures like Whitemane Lion, Fleetfoot Panther, or Stonecloaker to REALLY abuse her ability. This also means that you only really need to run basics saving you more money.

The more creatures you cast, the harder she ramps. Mana dorks all act like Wood Elves which you can sac to things like Evolutionary Leap. You can even cast Panglacial Wurm from your library after casting Llanowar Elves with Karametra in play. Nothing is more hilarious than whipping out a 9/5 trample. Novablast Wurm is another all-star that won't harm your general if she's in play. Worldspine Wurm, Avenger of Zendikar, Rampaging Baloths are all a breeze to play and all these creatures will tickle your aggressive fantasy. Liege of the Tangle can turn those lands you've been tutoring up into beatsticks as well.

My shameless plug, description spells all this out:

Karametra, Goddess of Terra

Commander / EDH* Flagellum


LainKurai on Mono-Red Elemental Aggro

2 months ago

I have a tribal elemental deck, you have the banneret and smokebraider, also the soulstoke yet you have cheap mana cost creatures that you still will play turn 3 even if you have banneret or not, as long you play a Flamekin Harbinger on turn 1 and the smokebraider on turn 2.On turn 2 you can play the Nova Chaser or the soulstoke, depending if you have a high mana cost creature or the nova chaser

I suggest you to add Tyrant of Discord x2 and Liege of the Tangle to play it with the soulstoke so you can take profit of that ability.

You also must add Fling , that will force your opponent block nova chaser or liege of the tangle because if they don't you can easily hit 20 damage in turn. And what that happens you will kill creatures, deal damage and search for the elemental you need in that moment, even if it's another nova chaserFurthermore if they try to kill your nova chaser you can respond with fling and search another nova chaser when flamekin comes again to the game.But I think it's better to remove banneret, i had in my deck too but it didn't do that much in the end if you have the smokebraiders.

You can also add Dread Vigor or whatever you like to play it even in your opponent's turn with the soulstoke for 2 mana so your opponent will be in big trouble if he or she attacks and you cast so.

You should also add something to destroy artifacts and enchantments, there are some good for red for 1 mana or 2

Flagellum on Making a Stompy-er Deck.

3 months ago

I will second Karametra, God of Harvests. I've had real good luck in multiplayer games with her at the helm. She's an enabler and can do funny things with Whitemane Lion and company (it can return itself) which allows you to ramp into really big stompy creatures like Worldspine Wurm and Avenger of Zendikar (with LOTS of big stompy tokens too) in no time. Landfall mechanics work great too but I wouldn't focus on them only the best like Rampaging Baloths, Lotus Cobra, and/or Emeria Angel. Hunting Grounds seems to be a forgotten card that works wonders in this style of deck too.

Novablast Wurm and Panglacial Wurm need shout-outs too as they work great in a Karametra deck. Novablast Wurm had prevented a lot of my opponents from developing their boards and should it attack Karametra won't affected. Panglacial Wurm is HILARIOUS because no one expects that you're going to drop a 9/5 trample simply due to casting Llanowar Elves- since Karametra allows you to search you're library, you'll have many chances to cast him.

I don't focus on this strategy except for as a finisher but Liege of the Tangle can help turn your easily 17+ lands into 8/8 beatsticks. For this reason as well as the shear amount of lands that can get overextended I recommend Terra Eternal or Splendid Reclamation to a lesser extent.

Anywho if you want an example or ideas here is my deck:

Karametra, Goddess of Terra

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