Tangle Wire


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

multimedia on Estrid, the Masked

4 weeks ago

Hey, really good first Commander deck. The deck description is well thought out lots of strategies here, but do you really need all those strategies in the same deck? It's kind of overkill.

Consider a main lock down your opponent's strategy by adding Stasis, Winter Orb, Static Orb, Tangle Wire, Kismet? All are powerful with Estrid untap ability with enchanted permanents especially lands. Add to this strategy cards like Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance and Thorn of Amethyst with all the ramp that enchanted lands and Estrid's untap makes hurts your opponents much more than you.

Gift of Paradise, Verdant Haven and Unbridled Growth are more enchant land cards to consider. Garruk Wildspeaker's +1 ability can untap two enchanted lands which is good with land lock down. Sylvan Library and Carpet of Flowers are two very good low CMC green enchantments to have on the battlefield when your opponents are locked down. This strategy can add to cards you already have here such as Propaganda, Prison, Silence, Obedience, etc.

Good luck with your deck.

Majorparker on Atraxa's Superfriends with Stax&Control

1 month ago

Thank you for your detailed explanation. Yes, 5-10 turns sounds similar to our playgroup. For me early artifact rocks and a few stax pieces did the trick for me. In that regard Tangle Wire is absolutely insane in Atraxa when it comes in the first few turns especially when you tutor for it with Tezzeret the Seeker. I don't run all of the usual suspects for a stax list cause it's a a bit frowned upon in our playgroup but just a well placed Winter Orb or Tangle Wire with a planeswalker out increased my win rate with this deck about 30%. Tezzeret, Artifice Master was a great addition for this list but you probably run to few artifacts to justify its costs.

I considered running Bloom Tender for a long time. The only problem I got with this card is when you play it on turn 2 it sometimes doesn't help you to cast Atraxa earlier because it just produces the same green mana you used to cast her and it would be better if it produces some different color. After you get Atraxa or another multicolored Planeswalker out Bloom Tender gets out of hand pretty fast of course. I think I'll give it another go and include her in the list!

It would be really interesting to hear about your results with Aminatou, the Fateshifter and Estrid, the Masked. Or your experience in general with The Chain Veil. This card always looked like a perfect card for a superfriends deck at first glance but when playtesting, it always felt so awkward. Very high cost in addition for the need of atleast 2 planeswalker on the board to justify its effect and not run another planeswalker instead. It always looked like a worse Rings of Brighthearth or Oath of Teferi to me. And we don't have win combos with it like Teferi, Temporal Archmage decks.

annell on Building a wall, and you're paying for it!

1 month ago

K4m4r0 thank you Ive tested it a bit, and I just love how suprised people get when i lock them out of the game with Tangle Wire and Winter Orb. I've focused the stax part of the deck more to focus more on the mana base, while working around it by having a lot of mana rocks/mana dorks together with the Sword of Feast and Famine / Bear Umbra.

luther on Loser (WIP)

1 month ago

Tezzeret the Seeker so you can grab all your artifact combo pieces. Then you could add in a buttload of mana rocks and the artifact lands to use him for ramp. He also works well with many of your current artifacts.

Ensnaring Bridge and Propagandaso you can protect yourself til you combo.

Some stax pieces like Winter Orb or Tangle Wire will help protect also.

Megalomania on Aminatou Blink Control

1 month ago

Building a deck with a similar but more stax-oriented game plan. I’m using cards like Winter Orb, Blind Obedience and Tangle Wire to slow opponents down while creatures like Rishadan Footpad chip away from their board presence until they have nothing left. Hope you can find some time to check my list out. I believe you’ll find a lot of cards there that you can use here.

Guerte on [[Primer]] - Daretti - Degenerate Artifacts

1 month ago

Dredge4life: I’ve ran Mind's Eye in my deck before, but I felt it didn’t do enough, and at times I didn’t have mana available to draw off of it. As far as Tangle Wire goes, yes it is a viable option to run, but I feel it’s better suited for a Stax build.

WizardGarm: I haven’t really kept up with the exclusions list, as there are way too many to be listed, so I’ve only picked a couple thus far. Scroll Rack and Hellkite Igniter are fine additions, and I even ran Igniter at one point. Phyrexia's Core and Trading Post are good options for a sac outlet. However, they are a one-time use until you can untap. I’d go with a free sac outlet such as Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, that way you can use it whenever.

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