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Tendrils of Agony

Reviewed June 29, 2005

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 2

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Jeff Zandi

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Tendrils of Agony
The bad news about this card is that it is only good in combo decks. The good news is the only combination necessary with this card is a bunch of cheap spells. In limited formats, players learned how to use this card to deal six points (occasionally more) of game-ending damage. In its time in constructed, Tendrils has been the win condition of several combo decks, most notably the Mind's Desire deck.

Paul Hagan

Tendrils of Agony --

I honestly can't come up with a lot to say about Tendrils of Agony. I wouldn't suggest running it unless your deck is based around abusing Storm -- it really isn't that hot of a card if it is haphazardly thrown into any black deck. If you play a deck based around abusing Storm and you are playing black, then Tendrils of Agony should absolutely be in your deck; it can easily win you the game at a moment's notice. Overall, I have to give Tendrils of Agony an average rating across the board, as it really isn't useful outside of a handful of situations, but in said situations, it can be monstrous.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 2.0


Tendrils of Agony

While it has no following in Type 2, Tendrils has apparently found a niche in Type 1 decks, where the brokeness of the format allows you to play a bajillion spells in a single turn. Then you Tendrils with Storm, and put a lot of hurt on your opponent. Fun, Fun.

In other formats, Tendrils is pretty much a non persona.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 2
Limited - 1.5

The Antman

Tendrils of Agony- Uncommon- Scourge

hey peoples today we have the #1 "Vintage" Storm card Tendrils of Agony.

in the beginning there was vintage. and then came storm. many thought tendrils wasnt good, but then someone made a deck using this useless uncommon that made you win usually on turn 1/2. then the deck boomed!!! ok thats our obscure history lesson for today. Down here in there is only 1 person who has a tendrils deck (tho he is the only one to play vintage anyways...), and it does usually win turn 1 or 2, making this deck a force to be reckend with. probably the thing that makes this card so good is the fact that even if you counter the tendrils the storm copies will still drain you dead.

constructed - 5/5 the perfict vintage... ok i cant do this any more the perfict TYPE 1 card... there i said it -_-
limited - 1/5 bah, i doubt you will be able to play a good amount of spells and tendrils on the same turn
casual - 3/5 i guess it could be use casually, but to less effect then in type 1

final thought - its a Type 1 hall of famer
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