Evil Presence


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

Empedocles on Death's Awakening (Primer)

4 days ago

Traverse the Ulvenwald over some of the more situational pump spells? Lets you tutor up missing combo pieces, and with all the self milling delirium is probably pretty easy. I think the Mire Boa / Evil Presence combo is honestly kind of bad. On its own, neither card does much. You need Mire Boa, Evil Presence, and Varolz on the field, and Death's Shadow in the yard, and you need to untap, and it isn't even guaranteed to kill your opponent. Have you considered Hooting Mandrills instead of some of those slots? It's strong on its own and wears scavenged counters really well because of trample.

Tyrant-Thanatos on For Assholes Only

2 weeks ago

Sea's Claim and Spreading Seas could make good sideboard cards against black, which doesn't really care about having its lands turned to swamps. Corrupted Roots could be sideboarded as additional land enchants, or cheaper land enchants against certain decks.

You could also just consider a handful of swampwalkers, they would also counter black, and could even be used alongside Evil Presence or Contaminated Ground. Quag Vampires are nice.

Triton on Take What You Can, and Give Nothing Back!

3 weeks ago

puetypoo I used to have Evil Presence, etc. in the deck, but turned them over in favor of effects that change all the lands on board (e.g. Blanket of Night) into an island/swamp, as most EDH games are multiplayer games. I will reconsider adding in Stormtide Leviathan, however!

Thanks for the suggestions!

puetypoo on Take What You Can, and Give Nothing Back!

3 weeks ago

If Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is out of budget then I would suggest things like Contaminated Ground, Evil Presence, Stormtide Leviathan, Tainted Well, Lingering Mirage, Sea's Claim, and Spreading Seas. All of these are cheap on both CMC and $$ and can help push your Commander through.

Hope this helps.

PickleNutz on Card Utility Debate

3 weeks ago

First, let me introduce the deck so you can have a reference.

My deck:

Deaths Awakening

Modern PickleNutz


Now, here is my question.

I currently have Lotleth Troll in the deck. He is cost with regenerate for . He also can be used to put a creature in the graveyard from my hand, which is pretty important, and gets a +1/+1 counter in the process.

The deck revolves around counters and the Scavenge effect, utilizing low cost creatures with high power like Sheltering Ancient and Death's Shadow.

The alternative that I am debating inserting into the deck is Fauna Shaman. She is in cost, so it's an easy cast in the structure of this deck. Her ability allows me to discard a card from hand and cost , but also lets me search for a creature in my library in the process.

So the question is, which one would serve the deck better?

Lotleth Troll, who can be regenerated and helps put the creatures in the graveyard. (Can be used as a target for the Scavenge ability)


Fauna Shaman, who can put creatures into the graveyard, but also provides a Tutor ability. (Will likely not be the target of Scavenge counters unless Blossoming Defense is in hand)

They're both two mana to cost and provide a utility benefit that the other does not.

My other option, I could remove Mire Boa and Evil Presence from the main deck. This would eliminate the chance for an unblockable creature in the deck, and Mire Boa has so far been the Game winning strategy more often than not. Still, I could try Fauna Shaman out in the Mire Boa slot and free up even more space with Evil Presence. With that extra space I could add in two more Sheltering Ancients for Scavenge fodder.


PickleNutz on Death's Awakening (Primer)

3 weeks ago

Piglord98 - There is multiple reasons why I really like Mire Boa. I recently added in Evil Presence to the deck, which can obviously be sideboards if I am playing a black deck, but it gives me the chance to initiate Swampwalk effects for Mire Boa alongside Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. The next reason, Mire Boa can be regenerated, which is important for this deck. For it can be regenerated, and for , Lotleth Troll can be regenerated. Having Creatures with that ability really helps keep the counters provided from Scavenge stay alive. Tormented Soul is a good card, but for right now I believe Mire Boa is one of my staples in the deck.

WiltLeafElves on Death's Awakening (Primer)

3 weeks ago

Nice deck you got here! You don't really have any issues, so I'll upvote, and do my best to help.

Having 2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth may not be necessary. Although it is very good with Mire Boa, squeezing in a copy of Evil Presence into your sideboard can be better, as you can enchant opponent lands (for example, an Urza's Tower) and turn that into a swamp (thus losing all of it's other abilities and types). With 2 Urborgs, however, you could be risking the legend rule and being forced to lose your lands.

is the trample from Predator's Strike really that important? almost all your creatures that you plan to be attacking with already have some evasion, and using Become Immense (since you have no more use for the instants and sorceries you mill) could help you swing for more damage.

Triton on Take What You Can, and Give Nothing Back!

3 weeks ago

LeaPlath I don't have the budget for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, sadly. Hence the reason why I included Stormtide Leviathan, Spreading Seas, and Evil Presence.

For the creature package, ig Mulldrifter would be another cut, as it's relatively similar to Baleful Strix. The other cards drive me in a stump, any suggestions as to what to swap in?

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