Crush of Tentacles

Crush of Tentacles


Surge (You may cast this spell for its surge cost if you or a teammate has cast another spell this turn.)

Return all nonland permanents to their owner's hands. If Crush of Tentacle's surge cost was paid, put an 8/8 blue Octopus creature token onto the battlefield.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Crush of Tentacles Discussion

mobizque on Inevitable Upheaval

1 week ago

Check out Crush of Tentacles . It's Upheaval + a potential 8/8 upside.

FormOverFunction on Pursuing Perfection, Part 2: Mono-Blue …

2 weeks ago

One of the first decks I made, after getting into commander, was The Briny Deep. One of my favorite aspects of having these theme decks is perusing the spoilers as they come out looking for an ocean card (or torture, or haunted house, or natural disaster, etc). The ocean themes are often delightful; Encrust , Crush of Tentacles , and Giant Oyster are straightforward enough... but the powerful push and pull of Breaking Wave takes it up to eleven for me. What a fun color and theme!

gingerthewritingdog on LochNess-Monsters

6 months ago

Housegheist I do think Flood of Tears is probably better than Crush of Tentacles, but I didn't suggest cutting Crush of Tentacles because it fits with the theme, but if you are okay sacrificing a bit of flavour and synergy, then flood of tears is probably better than crush of tentacles. Also I do agree that it is nice to have some versatility in Khalni Ambush  Flip, especially with the landfall subtheme, so it isn't really a necessary cut.

dnthymamai on Pact Foretold

7 months ago

Nice deck! (cool name too) Teferi's Time Twist not only saves Yorion, but enables the ETB chain once again, nice! May I suggest you think about Yahenni's Expertise? It does cost 1 more than Witch's Vengeance, and I don't follow the modern tournaments much to see if 4 mana is "too late", but apart from killing all creature types, you can also cast Treacherous Blessing for free!

Myself, I was always trying to create a casual Demonic Pact deck for my 2-headed-giant playgroup, but with Crush of Tentacles! Thanks for the Yorion, Sky Nomad idea! +1 !

Squirrel_of_War on The Doom Song

9 months ago

@Snap157 great feedback. I have every card mentioned so I will be making a few of these suggested changes. Let me explain a few of these choices as well.

I'll be keeping:

Cards I'll be swapping out

  • Ravenous Chupacabra, it's a single target so maybe I'll swap him for Slum Reaper, I don't know for sure yet.
  • Thassa's Oracle, I had Doomsday in here but I took it out because I don't like ending games early. I play for fun and love long, grindy games. Maybe I'll add in a fail-safe like Dread so I don't kill myself with my own commander.

I'm still figuring out what to swap out for some other suggestions but I plan on adding Rhystic Study and probably Thought Vessel. I am currently running Thorn of the Black Rose instead of Phyrexian Arena because I could get her off a Gyruda trigger.

I really appreciate the feedback!

Snap157 on The Doom Song

9 months ago

Things like Fellwar Stone, Sol Ring, Prismatic Lens, Fractured Powerstone, Worn Powerstone, Wayfarer's Bauble, Talisman of Dominance, Dimir Signet, Arcane Signet, Thought Vessel, and Mind Stone would make a great ramp package here. I know you already have some here but I would take out Mirrorpool, Ravenous Chupacabra, Rise of the Dark Realms, Thassa's Oracle (if you dont have a way to instantly mill yourself), Conjurer's Closet, Sire of Stagnation and Crush of Tentacles. These are your lower impact higher cmc cards, and this will lower your average cmc so your deck will run smoother.

Additionally, I feel like there are some draw staples that are missing, such as Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Visions of Beyond (if you lean into the mill strat), Sign in Blood/Night's Whisper, and things like Brainstorm, Preordain, Ponder, and Read the Bones. Think about the higher cmc in your advantage section to replace for a few of these, I usually shoot for 10. hope this helps!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Zendikar Spoilers!

9 months ago

DemonDragonJ - I think there are a few reasons why they switched from Allies to the Party mechanic. 1) The war with the eldrazi is over so there is no longer a need for an alliance among the denizens of Zendikar, 2) WoTC is releasing some sort of D&D-MTG crossover set next year so my guess is they are laying groundwork for that set, and 3) the set was supposed to return to Zendikar's original exploration roots, so having a party of adventurers fits thematically (in my opinion).

Has anyone seen the new Ashaya (or I guess the only non-token version of Ashaya)? Holy crap! She is going into each and every one of my green EDH decks. Now I can just laugh when someone tries to wipe my board with a blue spell. Let's take a moment to consider what she stops: River's Rebuke, Flood of Tears, Devastation Tide, Crush of Tentacles, mother-freaking-Cyclonic Rift, and most blue single target bounce spells.

Destroyerbirb on Grixy Business!

9 months ago

lukeanto Very nice. I'd just take out the 1x Crush of Tentacles, 1x Agonizing Remorse, 1x Drown in the Loch and 1x Unmoored Ego from the sideboard for 4x Thoughtseize.

+1 from me!

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