Evil Presence

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia Common
Masters Edition III Common
Fifth Edition Uncommon
Fourth Edition Uncommon
Revised Edition Uncommon
Unlimited Edition Uncommon
Collector's Edition Uncommon
International Collector's Edition Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha Uncommon

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Evil Presence

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant land

Enchanted land is a Swamp.

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Evil Presence Discussion

Icbrgr on Budget Black Land Destruction Help

4 weeks ago

Yeah i know $100 is low but this is meant to be a more casual than competetive deck (For now). But yeah Im thinking black is my best option considering my budget in terms of what tools/cards are available. Over time I may consider working my way in to getting more dual lands and work my way into some red with down the road aquireing Blood Moon. I love your suggestion of Corrupted Roots and Drain the Well appears to be a strictly better Caustic Rain so I definity need to make a spot for those. Helldozer looks hillarious. Im going to stick with Abyssal Persecutor for the time being but i will keep him in mind. I currently am using Evil Presence others which is why i am trying to avoid Smallpox for now. but perhaps in the future when i break away from those enchant land effects i will work with it. especially because i already own a playset of them and it pains me seeing them unused.Thanks for those courtesy links for the ideas and thank you for taking the time to post!

uedayurik on Dead Lands

1 month ago

slvstrChung thanks for Pooling Venom, but it can not enter the deck because it is not a common card, and I am going to use it in pauper games :(

BerylLasko yeah, I thought using Spreading Seas, as well as cantrips to change the type of the lands the opponent, so I disrupt the game even more (like Convincing Mirage or Phantasmal Terrain ). About the problem of playing with B/U decks, I played with some, and it worked pretty fine (obviously, Sea's Claim and/or Evil Presence get kinda useless, but they can be switched with something on the sideboard). For UB decks, it worked even better, as I just made then play with one color or another, so the game slowed a lot and the creatures killed then.About decks with a low mana cost, if they are based on creatures, I wipe then off the board with Vapor Snag or Sigil of Sleep, and it went ok, but I still got some problems with haste decks, cause when I can take then back to their owners hand the damage is already done (when I dont have a Vapor Snag ready). Thanks for the advice, I will take some time thinking and searching more, so I might change it for better :)

MindAblaze on BW Enchantress

1 month ago

Turn the lands to swamps! Evil Presence et al.

RingweMakil on Damned Devotion

1 month ago

If Evil Presence and Contaminated Ground were like Spreading Seas, I'd think about it. But I'd rather not go down a card and still leave them with mana.

I agree about Fulminator Mage being too slow against t3 Tron when we're on the draw, but it's fine if they don't have it t3, and if they do have it t3, there are not many sequences of cards that win us that game anyway.

Now, to mitigate weakness to Tron, we can find space in the sideboard for perhaps another land destruction spell and a Stony Silence (which also helps the Lantern matchup), which I might eventually do if I get annoyed by Tron enough, but I think I'm more likely to accept that Tron is a slightly unfavourable matchup, even post board, and be happy with one 40-60 matchup given that most of my other matchups are at least 60-40 post board.

With regards to Lantern, I've never been too scared of it. Game 1 just comes down to the draw. Their plan is more or less quite intact, whereas we draw Fatal Push and Murderous Cut and Hero's Downfall; our only path to victory is to get in before Ensnaring Bridge, and Merchant for the last few points before he gets a hard lock going. That said, drawing extra cards a turn is quite good against a deck that's trying to manipulate the top card. Games 2 and 3, we get artifact destruction, combined with Extirpate, and that heavily swings the matchup. So overall, I'd say it's 50/50, with post boarded games slightly favouring us, as the deck with both discard and answers.

UBQRLQL on Damned Devotion

1 month ago

What about Contaminated Ground or Evil Presence? Terrybad and unplayable? They don't help that much against Tron (they don't change the name of the card sadly) but at least slow them down 1 turn which can be crucial. I feel that Fulminator Mage is sometimes to slow. Although on the play g2 he can be strong.

You are right about Elves and that's what I already mentioned: better G2/3 and overall 50/50.

Necroplasm only interferes with Pack Rats but can be very strong against Token based decks because it destroys them on the first endstep. I played this card in other black decks and it did very well against Elves and other decks as well.. but yeah: clunky and slow!

lagotripha on Sacontrol

2 months ago

In a tron heavy meta, Ghost Quarter makes an impact. Damping Matrix works pretty well too. All told sideboard looks good-

On the eldritch evolution note Kitchen Finks is a staple for a reason, and running some chord and Melira, Sylvok Outcast makes it a silly combo deck. Otherwise, I'd be splashing green for Collected Company and graveyard shenanigans. Seeing that meta, test sideboard Mimic Vat. It interrupts persist with an exile trigger on your opponent's turn (they can still combo in theirs) and if you can kill a big creature from regular tron it stalls the game neatly, dodging all is dust. YMMV against weirder tron setups. If you're more of a traditionalist Shadow of Doubt completely stops Expedition Map, Chord of Calling etc to help prevent setup. Bitter Ordeal is your ideal anti combo tool here- if you're prepared to ditch that gravecrawler and seer early you can remove a player's tron, or just a bunch of differently named key cards. If you do go G/B infinite sacrifice combo, it lets you exile a players' library. Sadistic Sacrament does work, but many other options have the 'nonland' listing.

Evil Presence is a great choice- Contaminated Ground can be a few more copies if you want to go all in on that.

This does play a little against your gameplan though as most of it doesn't come with attached bodies, so you should watch out for that tempo loss. I'd probably run whip SB against a less combo-y meta, to swap with bitterblossom or creatures. You aren't running Gray Merchant of Asphodel to nuke an opponent and swing back the life totals, and aren't losing too much life to anything bar bitterblossom, so its pretty much a per matchup basis.

gabrielguieiro on Sacontrol

2 months ago

Hi lagotripha - sorry for the late answering.

From last comment I've made some changes on deck:

  • Add some discard to main; 2x of Inquisition of Kozilek and Collective Brutality

  • Replaced Bloodthrone Vampire for Nantuko Husk (zombie fixing, plus combo with Gravecrawler)

  • On SB, added 2x Phyrexian Revoker and 3x Evil Presence to deal with my LGS meta; combos (such Melira's and Scapeshift) and TRON. Lots of TRON. Tested Smallpox and Rain of Tears but are both too slow - Evil Presence it's cheap and fast. I think Against control and aggro decks i think the deck handle well enough and usually the matchups are good ones.

  • I've cut Relentless Dead and Death's Gate to make room for changes. The first one because I rarely had extra mana to use his recursion/unearth ability - but its a incredible card (insane blocker) and I may return it. About Death's Gate Demon, cast it by sac is a nice and fast move, but too risky; one path and you lose all the board advantage. If it had hexproof, would be 4x on deck.

Considering your suggestions, Whip of Erebos would be a way to bring back bodys to beat and sac, right? But assuming my low-curve, which cut would you suggest to make? Or maybe a SB to use with Burn/8-Rack?

And about cut Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, I usually use it for pump Nantuko Husk + Gravecrawler combo but admit isn't fast enough to do it on early games. What utility lands would you suggest, besides Mystifying Maze? - nice, btw. Remind that Geralf's Messenger and Phyrexian Obliterator requires a solid black mana-base - that Urborg can fix.

Thanks for the time and tips!

ps.: I'm developing a version of the deck using Eldritch Evolution and a tollbox of creatures to bring with it. If you can add some ideas for it, let me know!

elpokitolama on

3 months ago

Evil Presence or Contaminated Ground maybe? Also, Smallpox is the best black LD card c:

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