Terrifying Presence

Terrifying Presence

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Prevent all damage that would be dealt this turn by creatures other than target creature.

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Terrifying Presence Discussion

wisegreenbean on Rafiq of the Life Gain (Need Help)

4 days ago

Steel of the Godhead, Sunbond, and Shield of the Oversoul. Exalted strategies are essentially voltron in nature, so it's important to have some nice utility buffs going. Generally single-target ones are preferable, as they'll be more mana-efficient than general anthems. For the same reason, I really don't like Curse of Predation or True Conviction for you. If Rafiq is your commander, only 1 creature should be attacking at a time, or else he is just a 3/3 for 4 mana. If you want a deck with lots of creatures attacking at once, maybe you'd be happier with Derevi, Empyrial Tactician as your commander.

Also: unless you are in a hyper-competitive EDH meta where 1 colorless mana will often make-or-break a strategy, don't run Fog. Constant Mists, Moment's Peace, Tangle,Terrifying Presence, or Dawn Charm are MUCH better options. Having additional utility or being reusable is quite important.

Also, Well of Lost Dreams is excellent for a life-gain strategy.

libraryjoy on Infect, because screw your life!

3 weeks ago

Hmmm.... You're 2 cards shy of 60, so you'll definitely need to add a few. You might want to add a few more creatures and ways to make sure the damage gets through, whether that's by trample or by running something like Lure or Noble Quarry to force blockers to turn away from your big infect kill. Other infect creatures might be Plague Myr & Ichorclaw Myr. To add trample, you might throw in Predator's Strike or Unnatural Predation. If you need to protect yourself, you might throw some Fog or Terrifying Presence in your sideboard. I like Terrifying Presence in this build, since that would allow your infect creature to damage an opponent's creature without taking any damage itself. I think all of those should be fairly budget options, too.

lemmingllama on Splinter Hell

1 month ago

Just so you know, Lull and Tangle aren't Modern legal. I'd recommend that you replace them with things like Defend the Hearth, Terrifying Presence, Moonmist, Tanglesap, or Druid's Deliverance

Yezdagert on Simic Fog

9 months ago

Swap out Terrifying Presence for Defend the Hearth and Druid's Deliverance for Moonmist . Also check out my turbo-fog deck if you want more ideas.20 minutes of, "before combat starts, fog."

tomtom9112 on Simic Fog

10 months ago

Tenken Terrifying Presence is more banking on them have a B.O.P out or something they don't want to swing with or can't swing

Sloanan on Snakes and Hydras

10 months ago

It's expensive as everything, but Gaea's Cradle can help ramp, which is what this deck needs.

But on a more practical note, you definitely need to trim the amount of cards down by 19 or so. I know it's just for casual, but if you've got a specific strategy, it's better to keep the deck around 60 or so so that you can actually pull off what you're wanting to do instead of just relying on the luck of the draw. Personally, I'd probably either stick with Hydra's or Snakes, not both.

If sticking with Hydras, some ramp will definitely help. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is probably your best (affordable) bet. Aside from that, you'd probably want something that can cheat them out, like Quicksilver Amulet .

Looking through it, though, I think you could have a snake tribal thing going on and then ramp into a huge hydra, which is, erm, kinda what you're already doing....

I'd suggest removing several things:

Crowned Ceratok

Deadly Recluse - Sure, you might want him for sideboarding against flyers, but I think otherwise you won't need it.

Kashi-Tribe Warriors - There are better snakes to put in there.

Nessian Wilds Ravager - Like above, there are better Hydras to put in there.

Orochi Eggwatcher - Same

Orochi Ranger - Actually, I'm on the fence about this one - Keeping your opponent's creatures tapped is actually pretty useful.

Snake of the Golden Grove - Honestly, I'm just not wild about tribute mechanics. I think you could play something a little better - Giving you 4 life is a small price to pay to keep you from getting an undercosted fatty like that.

Fountain of Youth - Unless I'm missing some sort of crazy way to make this go infinite, I just don't think it's worth a slot in the deck. 2 Mana for one extra life a turn just feels like a waste.

Aspect of Wolf - Pretty good, but I think we could do better.

Roots - I see why you want it, but it might be better to sideboard.

Venom - Deathtouch is nice, but if you're playing green, you should make your guys so fat they don't need deathtouch - Then again, the flavor is strong on this one, so it's up to you.

Sheltering Word - Now, I have no problem keeping this, as lifegain is always a plus. If you want to go for a cheaper mana cost, though, Vines of Vastwood can do the trick for 1 mana less.

Natural End - You probably want to move that to the sideboard more than anywhere else.

There's some more I'd suggest (you could probably just replace Terrifying Presence with Fog , for instance), but eh. In the interest of saving time, I'll just say to cut most or all of the above and then maybe some of the others.

Now, as for what to put in there, I'll just list some suggestions (again, I'm not sure what your strategy is, but I'm assuming ramping into big stuff, so this is going off of that). Also keep in mind that you want to have more than just one of whichever creatures work the best for your deck.

Snakes:Sakiko, Mother of Summer - I'm not wild about this one, but if you're wanting to ramp, it's a solid choice if you get her out early and are going for a more aggro style.

Sakura-Tribe Elder - A great way to ramp and also a creature - A little better than Untamed Wilds (activate his ability at the end of the opponent's turn so that it'll be untapped when you start yours.)

Sakura-Tribe Scout - Another great ramp if you have a land-heavy opening hand. Also great for landfall ramping if you have a Lotus Cobra .

Sakura-Tribe Springcaller - Free mana at the start of your turn.

Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro - I know you have it already, but it's a good one - Keep it, especially if you put in some of these other snake shaman creatures.

Orochi Leafcaller - Now, this is kinda complicated and I wouldn't suggest it unless you just really want to have a crazy combo deck, but this guy plus Sachi plus Freed from the Real = Infinite Mana. Otherwise, he just get's Sachi's bonus.

Kashi-Tribe Elite - I would recommend this fella mainly because you've got a lot of legendary snakes, and giving them hexproof would be aces.

Now, for Hydra's, you can keep what you have if you want, but I've always preferred using all of this crazy ramping to pull out exponentially huge guys, such as:

Hydra Broodmaster - If you get all of your rampers out, then you can have a ridiculous monstrosity ability.

Khalni Hydra - Again, if you have enough green fellas, he's free. Otherwise, you'd have plenty of ramp to get him out.

Primordial Hydra - This one can get absolutely ridiculous if you ramp properly.

Mistcutter Hydra - Mostly meant for sideboarding against blue, but hey, he's huge, uncounterable, and hasty, so that's always something.

Of course, aside from Hyrdas, there are other creatures that can be beastly with all of the ramping going on. Omnath, Locus of Mana not only get's buffed by your ramp, but let's you keep that mana floating in your mana pool.

Finally, and this is just a random suggetsion, but if you're playing ramp, I'd think that Asceticism can be a great enchantment - You wouldn't need to worry about pumping all of your mana into a hyrda, only to have him get a big fat Doom Blade to the face.

Anyway, sorry for the long-winded post. I just like the idea of Snakes & Hydras.

Color(s) Green
Cost 1G
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 10.53
Avg. cube pick 12.56


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters Common
Avacyn Restored Common

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