Creature — Horror
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
G: Target creature blocks Tangle Angler this turn if able.
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Tangle Angler Discussion
3 months ago
MagicalHacker: Should I attempt to squeeze in Guiltfeeder? What's funny with him in a Doran deck is he deals double damage, once if he isn't blocked depending on how many cards are in someone's GY and then 4 damage due to Doran's ability. Not the greatest early game but can itself be a finisher. I've NO idea what to take out though. Spidersilk Armor?
Grizzled Leotau: Vanilla
Disowned Ancestor: vanilla
Yoked Ox: vanilla
Tasseled Dromedary: vanilla
Blessed Orator: buff is lackluster.
Kitsune Loreweaver: vanilla, lackluster/conditional mana sink.
Loxodon Wayfarer: vanilla.
Noetic Scales: more high power creature punishment.
Tangle Angler: wincon
Yotian Soldier: vigilance baby!
Standing Troops: vigilance
Selvala, Explorer Returned: draw and ramp.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Thank you MagicalHacker!
I perused the list you linked and have found some goodies that were appealing. To keep the curve tight so I'm dropping a critter or two a turn I've opted for the 3 CMC guys listed unless the effect was too good.
Mentor might make his way in. Shirei is interesting but my creatures lack ETB effects.
Myr Welder: a 1/4 for 3CMC. Offers artifact gy hate and could be quite useful if it stwals the right ability.
Order of Whiteclay: Sun Titan's lil bro. Not as good with vigilance.
Orzhov Advokist: this plays into my anti-power control element. If they keep pumping their best threats then they will stay tapped. Also acts as a deterrent.
Palace Guard: just a decent effect.
Raving Dead: this guy should probably be in the deck. Great with or without evasion. Doran makes him an effective 6/6.
Sanctum Guardian: nice little protection against big splashy spells or critters.
Scholar of Athreos: late game mana sink?
Selvala, Explorer Returned: ramp and card draw on a 2/4. Pretty decent
Standing Troops: bc vigilance with Doran is hilarious
Vampire Envoy: evasive beater with negligent lifegain.
Village Bell-Ringer: gives my guys pseudo vigilance
Yotian Soldier: vigilance beater
5 months ago
I would remove the following cards:
You don't have that many lifegain cards in your decklist, so you can't take full advantage of Rhox Faithmender.
Kami of Old Stone is too vanilla and can be replaced by something better. Strictly worse than Indomitable Ancients anyway.
Wall of Nets is usually going to kill things before it exiles them, so it's actually weaker in a deck with Doran.
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is good, but not good enough. She's better in a lifegain deck than in a deck with high-toughness creatures, even though she synergises somewhat.
Tasseled Dromedary is too vanilla and doesn't do enough; Treefolk Harbinger is the better card.
Jaddi Lifestrider weakens your boardstate in order to make its ability useful, and usually having giant blockers is better than some lifegain.
Tangle Angler is good, but the decklist isn't infect, which means it's less efficient here.
Grim Contest can be swapped out for one of the better removal spells.
Return to Dust is outclassed since you have access to Sylvan Reclamation, and Mortify and Putrefy also can destroy artifacts/enchantments.
Seasons Past is a tough pick to remove, but most of your creatures should be sticking around on the battlefield anyway.
You have a lot of great boardwipe tools that compliment your decklist, so I think Wrath of God can go.
Belbe's Armor is a great topdeck mana sink, but unimpressive otherwise.
Abzan Banner is the most expensive out of all your mana rocks; it can probably go.
1 year ago
I run a mono-green Assault Formation deck that also has Colossus of Akros and Feed the Pack as wincons. If you want to go all in on the Shape the Sands aggro plan, I'd recommend Tower Defense to go wide and win even faster. Normally, I'd then recommend something like Nylea, God of the Hunt for evasion, but all the blue unblockables seem to have that covered here. The idea of using Thassa, God of the Sea on a 5 attack Tangle Angler is especially gross XD
1 year ago
Oh gosh. See, I got here from the Advertise Your Deck thread and you have to understand I do not have the budget that you have. The fact that your deck costs about a half years worth of rent for me is mind boggling and even better is you invested your money wisely. It seems like you have a really solid deck and I feel almost unworthy to make suggestions or say that there are flaws. So really in the end no matter what +1 from me brosef.
All that being said, in my meta there's this guy, not saying who, that runs a Doran, the Siege Tower EDH deck with Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Phyresis, Reaper of Sheoldred, Tangle Angler, you get the idea he hates fun. But whenever another player busts out Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Phyrexian Unlife all his infect goes down the drain and I laugh silently. So I guess unless your meta doesn't have any Infect/Poison Counter/Proliferators in it I wouldn't worry too much about it, but Melira, Sylvok Outcast is great protection as well, even without the enchantment. With it unless they can wipe the entire boardstate then you become VERY hard to take out.
1 year ago
Nyx-Fleece Ram is an awesome option, I think I may have forgotten he existed, that can definitely go in for Grizzled Leotau which is just a worse version of it. Tangle Angler is something else I'd like to find a spot for, it can easily wipe out a few things or even kill someone single handedly. And yes that's exactly why I use Erebos, God of the Dead , the card flow is very important here and the no life gain for opponents is huge for keeping their life low so Doran can wipe more easily, an da booty doesn't hurt. Thanks for the suggestion!