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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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crush of Tentacles occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Crush of Tentacles Discussion


3 months ago

Nice! I can't wait to see it in action. It looks like a lot of fun! There are a couple cards I think you'd really like: Approach of the Second Sun, Commit / Memory, Generous Gift, Beast Within, Crush of Tentacles, Mnemonic Wall and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive

You can never have enough removal.

slashdotdash on Azor's Word of the Day Calendar

3 months ago

Really cool word-of-the-day idea!

The deck looks a bit top-heavy, though I understand that tends to happen when you go Sphinx Tribal ;)

Depending on the speed of your meta, I would consider adding a couple more board wipes since that your good creatures are deployed so late in the game. Would help you stave off the nonsense until you're ready to send in the air force.

Some recommendations include:

Sublime Exhalation

Time Wipe

Day of Judgment

Wrath of God

Flood of Tears

Crush of Tentacles

Devastation Tide

Phyrexian Rebirth

Hour of Revelation

Also an important note, Magus of the Moat was just reprinted, in case you are so inclined...

Good luck :)

Phule451 on Sea Monster Tribal

4 months ago

Crush of Tentacles is a great form of flavorful removal. Cryptic Serpent and Deep-Sea Kraken are a couple other fatties you can cheat in for less mana. Also kinda surprised you don't have Halimar Depths in your build. Stormsurge Kraken can be fun, but I am biased in this as lieutenant cards are kinda pet cards for me. Reef Worm is fun, and just gets bigger and bigger. Tatyova, Benthic Druid could also get you some more card draw. Hope this helps, I know I love my sea monster deck, though I went mono blue.

Grubbernaut on

6 months ago

I would nix Sage's Row Savant for Overwhelmed Apprentice . I think it's worth going -2 island, -2 counterspells (probably Quench ) for +4 Opt .

I'd also lose the remaining Quench for Syncopate , since it can still counter something turn 2 but gets better in the late game.

I think having a couple of "sweeper" options mainboard is worth considering, too; Cyclonic Rift is probably the best for its versatility, but Crush of Tentacles is a good budget option that can also be your backup wincon.

If you'd like to stay heavy on counterspells, too, Supreme Will will give you a little more flexibility than the true hard counters do.


Grubbernaut on

6 months ago

For sure! Here's some sideboard ideas, too:

Crush of Tentacles , Whelming Wave , Cyclonic Rift , Mystical Dispute , Negate , Aether Gust (a must for Oko), Tormod's Crypt , Grafdigger's Cage , Ashiok, Dream Render , Ratchet Bomb , Thing in the Ice  Flip, or either Ugin.

Also: 1-2 Blast Zone in the deck will help hedge you against aggro.

athurdent on Counter Wits

10 months ago

Thanks Caerwyn, I have updated this deck with tutors.

I have other ways to win without Battle of Wits , these are Guile , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Torrential Gearhulk , Crush of Tentacles and Draining Whelk . These can win when played, especially as this is a counter/control deck opponent should have little board presence. this also means that Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic can be very dangerous also.

With the added tutors there are 52 cards to win or find a win (ok Perplex will find idyllic tutor to find Battle of Wits , but it is a counter as well)

While your advice to go the persist route would indeed make a better and more competitive deck, I wanted it to be a counter orientated deck, it is meant to be able to win games which i think it can, while intimidating the opponent with a massive pile of counters!

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