Tangle Wire


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Nemesis (NMS) Rare

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Tangle Wire


Fading 4 (This artifact enters the battlefield with four fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.)

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player taps an untapped artifact, creature, or land he or she controls for each fade counter on Tangle Wire.

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Tangle Wire Discussion

JRaynor on Help Me ~ Atraxa Not Broken

4 weeks ago

Sgtpopnfreash I'm not a huge of the Stax plan, though I might give it a try if Tangle Wire didn't cost 5 bucks. Kinda pricey for a significant maybe, I don't have anywhere else to run if I don't like it.

TheWallinator74 I mean sure - Doubling Season is an obvious one, but thanks I guess. I'll put it in my deck if you send me one ;) Meanwhile we wait for a reprint.

I did pick up a Hardened Scales!

Juniper Order Ranger I have but flickers in and out of the deck. I don't feel like it's especially impactful even though I see it in a lot of lists. What do you feel I should take out for it I guess?

Witch-Maw Nephilim feels like a much worse version of Forgotten Ancient, Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker, and Managorger Hydra. I don't see the value in running it, even though I do see it in a lot of lists too.

Death's Presence seems like a budget Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, which is nice - but I already have Reyhan and I don't think it's worth running at 6 mana.

Sgtpopnfreash on Help Me ~ Atraxa Not Broken

1 month ago

Im a fan of being that guy and running Tangle Wire and some other stacks pieces with Atraxa.Try to spit out some early ramp and creatures then play Atraxa and lock down the board while you beat face with her.

Megalomania on Teysa Combo

1 month ago

I think you need a bit nore stax pieces for the stax flavor to really be felt. As it stands, the deck looks more like a token pillow fort deck that will eventually win using the Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood combo.

If you really want to pursue the stax route, you need to keep in mind that it only works if you can set it up considerably early in the game and do so without paralyzing yourself in the process.

Some stax cards that you might want to add are Trinisphere, Death Cloud, Winter Orb, Tangle Wire and Chalice of the Void. I also remember a couple of 1 cmc creatures that add 1 to the cost of non-creature spells. I cant remember the names but you might want those too.

As for cuts, you have 2 orzhov signets and sol rings so you might want to begin with those. Lol. Id also lose some of the high cmc stuff and add more mana rocks especially if youre going to be using Winter Orb.

Basically, you want the deck to setup its gameplan faster. Not sure how helpful these comments are but ill keep popping up every now and then to give more inputs as I am also a fan of stax.

SlavicGhaespar on Blood for the Blood Pod - Competitive

1 month ago

You can also add Protean Hulk, having an instant kill with Kiki Jiki and Karmic Guide, and maybe Tangle Wire for a bit of stax effect.

flyingtrident1 on Brago

1 month ago

Edit: I noticed that to many "stay tapped" effects also hurt us. So Tangle Wire and Static Orb was cut. Replaced with Spreading Seas and Dovin Baan for disruption and card draw. Also other minor edits.

Necro on Kneel before Atraxa

2 months ago

keithallenlaw : Thanks, i try many ways to play this deck. I use proliferation trigger ( Bloodchief Ascension, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Crystalline Crawler, Tangle Wire and others ). But i dont use my general as a center of this EDH deck. Its only additional possibility to play, and proligeration trigger is just bonus. A very good bonus, as I have to admit :DThe main problem of fast decks is that their breath may soon be over and the game ends for them...and that is why i choose mid-game and late-game decks. But win with infinite combo in Atraxa in first four turns, that's something I will not reject. Play fun is good, but play competetive on tournament is better :)

Rhys_Fahey : This combo can work. When Thespian becomes a copy of Depths, the legendary rule will be applied and you have to choose which Dark Depths to remain. Of course, you are choosing without the counter (Thespian Stage). The original goes to the graveyard. Now a trigger of Dark Depths runs without counters and sacrifices this land to create the Marit Lage token.

Thank you for the compliment. I do my best ;)

Junk_Heap on Emblematic Experiences

2 months ago


  • Thanks for the vote! To optimize the deck you could add some cheaper and/or more versatile tutors, like Imperial Seal, and take out some of the general good stuff cards for dedicated stax pieces. Both Smokestack and Tangle Wire work really well with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. Anything to lock your opponents down while you use your Planeswalker cards would tune the deck more. Some of the basic lands could also be swapped out for other lands that produce two or more colors.
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