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@Lateralis0ne; I dont think thats correct, at the beginning of your upkeep the ability goes on the stack, you respond and switch it with the one in your graveyard, then the ability resolves and you tap your permanents using the last information from the first one. to quote the rules pdf "112.7a Once activated or triggered, an ability exists on the stack independently of its source. Destruction or removal of the source after that time won’t affect the ability. Note that some abilities cause a source to do something (for example, “Prodigal Sorcerer deals 1 damage to target creature or player”) rather than the ability doing anything directly. In these cases, any activated or triggered ability that references information about the source because the effect needs to be divided checks that information when the ability is put onto the stack. Otherwise, it will check that information when it resolves. In both instances, if the source is no longer in the zone it’s expected to be in at that time... (see all)
Posted By: teh_mummy (10/15/2010 12:30:12 AM)


Ah, another elegant artifact lockdown piece. As themicronaut said: this thing only looks symmetrical at first glance. In reality, it is nothing else but utterly one-sided.
Posted By: FreakyM (10/18/2009 3:25:36 PM)


Awesomely sick artifact control. I wish I owned some so I could screw around with it and Gilder Bairn.
Posted By: Amphetadex (8/11/2009 9:51:52 PM)


Why such a low rating? With a couple of these you can lock down a game for several turns, as you can put the ability on the stack during your upkeep AND tap your own tangle wire, meaning that you are tapping TWO less permanents than your opponent is every turn. Great with the quick beatdown decks.
Posted By: themicronaut (7/6/2009 3:19:00 PM)


It's a great control variant. I can see why STAX used it to great effect, and it continues to pervade Vintage tournaments to this day. I have three now for a control deck I'm running with Smokestack,

PROTIP: have one in the graveyard and one in play, and use Goblin Welder to flip them as the one in play goes on the stack during your upkeep. As far as it was explained to me by a judge, the ability fizzles between the exchange, and you keep a full four counter Tangle Wire without ever having to tap a permanent!
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (8/29/2010 11:59:55 PM)


Annoying as hell to play against. I hate this card with a passion.
Posted By: Evermint (7/3/2010 10:55:33 PM)


that's not very tangled
Posted By: chaosjuggler (5/3/2009 4:11:23 AM)


that's very tangled
Posted By: ttian (3/27/2009 6:25:35 PM)


Very Good Card put into beatdown deck, I still have Stompy wire deck that use this card fully, turn 1 forest + Llanowar elves, turn 2 forest then tangle wire and have fun ^^
Posted By: Bemontok (1/13/2010 10:07:06 AM)


Get a couple of these and a Goblin Welder going, and you're in business!
Posted By: boneclub (4/30/2012 10:18:47 PM)