Wall of Tanglecord

Wall of Tanglecord

Artifact Creature — Wall

Defender

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

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Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Limited Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Wall of Tanglecord Discussion

lagotripha on Hydratic Rampage

4 months ago

I highly reccomend avoiding expensive cards for first decks- if you are going to spend >$5 on a card, you want to be picking up a card that fits into lots of decks as a format staple (for green, stuff like Birds of Paradise). A lot of cards are expensive because there isn't enough supply for a format (in whiptongue's case, commander), rather than them being the best options. There are diminishing returns on copies of legendary creatures too, and no shortage of inexpensive cards that never quite made the cut into modern that are super fun. Old standard staples are frequently <$0.30

If there are hydras you want to spend money one anyway, pick up one and run tutors like Uncage the Menagerie.

If you get bored, start messing around with synergies; a lot of 5/6/7 drops are playable in a green ramp shell like this- some will perform outstandingly, and others can sit it out with minor cost.

In terms of fighting fliers, Grappling Sundew, Wall of Tanglecord or Traproot Kami offer a delay, there is a lot of cheap spot removal like Aerial Volley, multiplayer options like Clip Wings, sweepers like Corrosive Gale/Hurricane/Skyreaping, options to turn flying into a downside like Bower Passage/Dense Canopy, utility answers like Crushing Canopy and Crushing Vines, 'total shutdown' effects like Elvish Skysweeper, Scattershot Archer or Gravity Well.

Then there are options like a 'fight' subtheme using your own fliers- allowing for answers to more than just flying Foe-Razer Regent is a lot of fun, Frontier Siege is cute, Kraul Harpooner has seen competitive modern play in sideboards.

I really reccomend packing in one answer and a couple of planned search effects- knowing that Uncage the Menagerie can get you a Vastwood Hydra/Overgrown Battlement/Kraul Harpooner makes it decent when you only have a few options, while it encourages a relaxed and varied decklist.

Feed the clan sees great sideboard play for a reason- its a good card when facing lightning bolt effects, but if they have repeatable damage it starts looking lackluster. I'd look at creatures with lifegain stapled on- Gilded Goose will be rotating soon, and so should get cheap and remain somewhat relevant in that neiche, while cards like Healer of the Glade, Pelakka Wurm or Oracle of Nectars do the thing in the meantime.

Finally, the 'I'm optimising a deck' thing- with 24 basic lands you can swap for 2-3 utility lands. There are budget cards that fix major problems without competing for slots; Emergence Zone against counterspells, Labyrinth of Skophos/Mystifying Maze to Fog attackers, small-scale lifegain like Sapseep Forest/Glimmerpost/Radiant Fountain, card advantage like Memorial to Unity, manlands like Treetop Village or threats like Rogue's Passage.

The reason deckbuilding in casual magic is so fun is that there is rarely a 'right' answer- there are about twenty ways to solve any problem, and its more about which one you enjoy more than what exactly you pick. I had a deck which aimed to use Gutter Grime with Brindle Boar and Gristleback for a while and it did great. Look around, don't worry too much about optimising and have fun.

Spell_Slam on Mono Black Pauper because why not

4 months ago

Pestilence decks are a known archetype in Pauper. They are most notably in Orzhov colours, which help with many aspects of the deck.

As fun as it is to win with Pestilence (one of my favourite cards!), Crypt Rats is a great addition for consistency and because it can be recurred with cards like Unearth and deals its damage in chunks, making it possible to draw the game in some scenarios.

Most pauper decks have pretty small creatures, so deploying a few x/3 is often enough to have your Pestilence survive and establish a pretty good soft-lock. Something like Cuombajj Witches goes a really long way in keeping your enchantment alive and is also excellent removal in this format. Thorn of the Black Rose is incredible on an empty board and also has the prerequisite 3 toughness.

If you want to keep it mono-black, there's also Cemetery Gate and Wall of Tanglecord that have big butts to survive damage and also block for you in the early game.

If you move into White, you have a lot more options. Kor Skyfisher, Aven Riftwatcher, Thraben Inspector, Guardian of the Guildpact, Palace Sentinels... not to mention all the pro-Black cards you gain access to and the versatile removal.

BMHKain on Omnath, who Mana Breaks for us all.

9 months ago

(CAUTION: TL;DR Crap AHEAD; Reason: This is a set of opinions of cards of note for this deck.)

@king-saproling: After all this, I'd like a possible Review on this deck, as well as this:


Take all Text for Yourself w/o needing to Steal!

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

30 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


This is a 1 Damage KO Deck. Utilizing Card Advantage, a Myriad of threats to slow those down, Heck, I actually put the High CMC stuff in as Atemsis Bantha Fodder. just to win a game; so they're not useless at all as this is how Atemsis, All-Seeing Works as a CMDR; high amounnts of unique CMC Costs for use.

But what about these?

1: Hall of Gemstone : (I guess Omnath Reserve works here?) 2: Frontier Siege (Ramp or Kill... I'd rather ramp; not enough powerful creatures to be a "Dragon"...) 3: Silent Arbiter (Is this why you said "No." to a Teferi Killer? ) 4: Angel's Trumpet (But why use this, W/O Hydra-Kitten-chan? 5: Uba Mask (I, uh,,, How good is this? I never understood how these effects are "Good".) 6: Abundance (It's a Random Pick, but at least you get to choose which pick needed. II keep.)
7: Teferi's Puzzle Box ( Mindmoil ? IN MY ?! Permanent Keep.) 8: Meteor Golem If only what this guy can do IRL is safe; as it's not. Awesome effect; almost like a Bramblecrush on legs; Artifice also. Keep.). 9. Cauldron of Souls (This looks good for my Cromat "No Counters Allowed" Deck. But why the recommendation?
10: Colfenor's Urn (Uh... I'd have an opinion as long as I know Exile Stoarge Plus'.) 11: Lifeline (I'd like to make a list of stuff hates, & recursion is one. Since we're in theme, this Pases.) 12: Mimic Vat (This is secret tech for Superfriends; but what to use w/ here) 13: Mirrorworks 14: Not of This World (This wasn't chopped. This was Planet-Cleaved. How many creatures here have 7 Power?) 15: Pariah's Shield (I guess it's for Omnath? I'd like to change this up after this as well as work on my Atemsis Deck for this.)

As well as the Losers of this deck...

1: Wolfhunter's Quiver (There is a combo involving this, Thornbite Staff , something w/ Deathtouch, & It That Betrays to wipe a whole field clean while going to Value Town. Why the cut?) 2: Akroma's Memorial (I re-entered this in as it's Mana-Pricey, but we've Omnath Anyway; so putting this online is proof of Omnath #1 's HUGE Ramp.) 3: Destructor Dragon (I guess we've already enough flying stuff; & this was just a clunker.) 4: Lignify (Why cut this, & not Song of the Dryads also? Is this for turning a creature into a mere blocker?) 5: Eldrazi Conscription (Is this Aura really that bad? Alright, Tuvasa the Sunlit has it now.) 6/7: Noxious Revival / Reclaim (Reclaim is at least, affordable (Quasi-Recursion via Topdecking; Noxious Revival is basically the same, but on Gitaxian Probe level power. Why does everyone think Phyrexian Mana Cards are so good? I'll never know...) 8: Scour from Existence (Do I Other Ways of Destruction? I guess I'll allow the cut.) 9: Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre (Are Eldrazi that Bad here? It's either This, or Kozilek, & It that Betrays. Should I trust my gut on this?) 10: Chrome Mox : Replaced by Nyx Lotus indefinitely unless it gets banned. 11: Key to the City : (I guess The Quasi-Rummage requiring more mana for one to have a creature unblackable, then untap to Draw. I didn't think I'd be better off w/o Discarding...) 12: Ratchet Bomb (Blowing up Mana Rocks; someone said (Kinda...), But you were right about this as a cut; I thought it as sketchy.) 13: Sensei's Divining Top ((?_?) I mean, even Noxious Revival is understandable, but saying Chopp'd to a Big Staple of all Commander/EDH? I'm at a loss...) 14: Harmonize (Should I put Rishkar's Expertise back in?) 15: Gilded Goose ((Looks at Card.) Why say no? It makes food, & ramps. Just imagine the (WeiƟ)Versatility this can do. 16: It That Betrays (Why say no to this? is it that average? Remember that Value Town Combo...). 17: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth (Does this attract that much hate? Is that why the Eldrazi are veto'd here? 18: Wall of Tanglecord (Actually, good piont; would rather bust defenses, not use them.) 19: Questing Beast (Are you confident to suggest cutting Kitten Hydra-chan? It's one of the best cards in this case, sadly...)
20: Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger (Doubling Land Mana; & more so, while Halfing everyone else? Is the problem w/ big fatties I didn't know of even?) 21: Bow of Nylea (+1/+1 Counter on a Creature? 2 Damage to a flyer? 3 Life? & Retrieve 4 Cards from the Yard to the Bottom of your library in any order? Attackers have Deathtouch? Damn; I'd actually put this in now if I've a way to Untap Freely for this...)

& the underdogs?

1: Gingerbread Cabin (Is this worth keeping? Seems lackluster...) 2: Nissa, Worldwaker (Searching for all Forests? Why not Landfall like mad? Opinions?) 3: Prototype Portal + Ugin's Nexus Extra Turns w/o Seedtime . Good, or not?)
4: Sword of the Animist Is this good for ramp? I'm wondering...) 5: Umbral Mantle (Yeah, this could've been good, if the Shaman Staff 1 Damage Deathtouch Steal via IT THAT BETRAYS is far better even w/o the last piece!) 6: Yeva, Nature's Herald : (Is another Restricted to just Creatures worth it?) 7: Nylea, God of the Hunt : Already got a way to Trample like MAD, & I've other ways to increase both Power & toughness for my creatures anyway. Nylea, Keen-Eyed ? Worse here, but better in Animar, Soul of Elements all-creature builds. Oh, & the latter demands Topdecking, otherwise, you might just wasted a good card.

Sorry for the immense sized comments; I just want to point out my opinions; & I'm sorry if So, that said, I'll revise my Atemsis, All-Seeing Deck later; It's night where I'm at...

Later! :)

kamarupa on Hyper Budget: Walls of the Deep

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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?

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