Wall of Tanglecord

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Wall of Tanglecord

Artifact Creature — Wall

Defender

{{G}}: Wall of Tanglecord gains reach until end of turn. (It can block creatures with flying.)

Wall of Tanglecord Discussion

kamarupa on Hyper Budget: Walls of the Deep

2 months ago

First of all, I like the flavor here.

I really like Beast Within in Defender decks, as most Defenders are 0/4 or tougher. It's so useful against pretty much everything.

Colossus of Akros is arguably a better win-con than Stormtide Leviathan, which won't end the game the turn it swings and is more easily removed. The Leviathan does add a lot more flavor though, and it's tutor-able with Grozoth, so I can see why you're running it and I'm not suggesting you make a change there.

You've got a lot of land here and a lot of mana-dorks. I think you can cut 1-2 lands.

Following the mana-base, in my humble opinion, the two weakest creatures currently included: Jaddi Offshoot and Wall of Roots. Because Axebane and Battlement depend on other Defenders to be really powerful, it's good to have as many solid 1-2CMC Defenders as a possible. I like Wall of Tanglecord because it gives you reach, and with Assault Formation, it's effectively a 6/6. Steel Wall is also pretty good - because it's colorless, you will always be able to cast it on T1, and because it's 0/4, it's harder to remove. Wall of Blossoms is decent for 2CMC, and in my opinion, better than Wall of Roots, which only gives you 1 mana per turn, and only lasts a max of 5 turns while also becoming less and less useful as a blocker.

One major problem I encounter with Defender decks is staying in the game against decks that don't rely on creatures for damage. Stuff like burn, mill, infinite combos, etc can be really difficult to deal with. Therefore, something like Pay No Heed or Riot Control would be useful. Unfortunately, there are no non-combat "fogs" in green that I'm aware of. I see that you've included some counterspells, which will definitely help, but won't necessarily keep you in the game against a barrage of burn spells, etc. There are some other notable spells in white that would be very strong, namely Slaughter the Strong , which my play-mates absolutely abhor. Also a slew of decent Defenders like Perimeter Captain and Wall of Omens . While it's pretty risky to run 3 colors in a budget deck, between the Caryatids and Axebanes, it's a little more possible. Seaside Citadel would also be useful in this regard.

Quest for Renewal might be useful, as it will untap all your dorks on opponent's turns, giving you a lot more blocking power.

++ for Fog Bank. Love that critter.

MHeitz on The Defenders

5 months ago

Fun deck, +1 from me!

Walls & Creatures to consider: Wall of Tanglecord , Grand Arbiter Augustin IV , Sylvan Caryatid , Wall of Nets , & Wall of Junk

Burgeoning is good if you need a little ramp and you're going up against someone with a landfall based deck... ;)

Good cards to add, just a little pricey ~

Foxigami on Another brick in the wall

5 months ago

i like these types of decks. so here are my suggestions Assault Formation is basically Arcades, the Strategist in enchantment form without the card draw. it has the added bonus of ramping your creatures defense to deal more damage to the opponent.

Axebane Guardian and Overgrown Battlement are great ramps, combined with Assault Formation you can get some massive creatures.

Wall of Tanglecord is great against flyers, and this deck needs that

other than that, you might want to list this deck as standard as it seems like it would be standard legal without my suggestions.

tumamaenmondongo on BLD Pauper League #1 Champ

7 months ago

Interesting, I used to ran a similar deck but packing some walls with reach as Wall of Tanglecord , Wall of Vines and even a couple One-Eyed Scarecrow s on the sideboard for delver, faeries and Battle Screech tokens. How have you been doing against those decks?

kamarupa on White deck thing

7 months ago

Add "budget" to the deck's hubs. Wall of Tanglecord is better than Fortified Rampart .

Ajani's Pridemate seems appropriate. Soul Warden and/or Soul's Attendant would be good to if you can afford them.

Oblivion Ring is incredibly useful. Highly recommend.

This deck is close to Pauper. Might be worth considering going in that direction instead of Modern.

Love Riot Control - I don't know if people realize this, but it's one of very few spells that say "prevent all damage" vs "prevent all combat damage. That makes RC waaaay more useful! And you get to gain life! Wow!! In that same vein of though. you might consider Pay No Heed over Shielded Passage .

I think Oppressive Rays is better than Pacifism . Lower CMC and it disrupts activated abilities. In my experience, people seem to subconciously consider creatures I've enchanted with OR as completely non-functional. 3 is just too high a cost - in most cases people will get more out of 3 mana just playing new spells.

Suture Priest might be worth considering.

You've got a decent number of Enchantments going. Ethereal Armor might be worth considering.

I'm thinking Chalice of Life  Flip would be good here, but I will caution you that people in my playgroup hate it and do everything they can to remove it.

Mentor of the Meek would probably draw you some cards. I hate the cost, but it repeatable.

Brave the Elements is almost certainly better than Center Soul .

kamarupa on defenders that fight back

7 months ago

I think you've got a Modern deck here, not Standard. Wall of Tanglecord is strictly better than Fortified Rampart . Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive would be great here, as would Slaughter the Strong .

Vlasiax on Defenders Matter

1 year ago

If you want to draw more cards then I'd suggest lowering the land count and average CMC of the deck. You don't need cards like Angelic Chorus or Felidar Guardian, I'd just add some 1-2 CMC Walls like Wall of Tanglecord.
For reference here's my Arcades deck: Impenetrable Shield

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