Terrifying Presence

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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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

cak01vej on Stompy (Modern on a $25 Budget)

2 months ago

Way too much mana, you have no way to dump excess mana.

I think the best way to improve this deck without adding card worth more than $1 would be evasion in the form of Terrifying Presence. What to remove? I think thebudgetlessstudent is right in saying that the Elves are pointless (you don't need the ramp).

ellie-is on A Truly Unbearable Deck

2 months ago

Fun! I think it'd be nice if you had some way of buffing those bears, though. Not necessarily Adaptive Automaton like most people choose, because whether or not it's a bear is debatable - but perhaps Door of Destinies or Obelisk of Urd or Vanquisher's Banner (though, wow, not a single one of those is under two dollars right now).

I'd also say that Hunter's Ambush costs too much mana to be worth it, for a card with cats in the art. Something like Terrifying Presence might be nice if you're trying to avoid just running Fog, because bears are quite terrifying.

And finally, an important question - which version of Werebear are you running? The new art is lovely, but I think a deck like this will greatly benefit from the original printing's right to bear arms.

Spingus on

5 months ago

Terrifying Presence?

Tobutron on B/G Spider/Scorpion (Prototype)

8 months ago

@seshiro_of_the_orochi

Thanks very much! I really appreciate the advice. I quite like the changes and will probably go through with them however, there are a few things that I may ask about.

I quite like Dead Weight. Seems to be more practical than Stab Wound. I guess I was enticed by the life loss bit a little too much

Sedge Scorpion may very well be the answer to my early game issues (tbh, I actually forgot about the existence of Sedge Scorpion) but as for Penumbra Spider, who should I swap out? Most likely either Sporecap Spider or Kessig Recluse?

For Vessel of Nascency, I can see how it pair up well with Ishkanah and I'll most likely swap out Duress or something with to put them in. As for Nyx Weaver...not too keen on that one. While I like how it speeds up Ishkanah's delirious and all, I feel I might end up cucking myself in the long run especially if I don't have a lot of Ishkanahs to play with.

I would definitely love to add Arachnogenesis in place of Terrifying Presence! But when I saw it's price tag...best I can do is probably 2. 3 if I somehow stumble upon a sweet, cheap deal.

Tobutron on Spells for a B/G Spider/Scorpion ...

8 months ago

I'm building a Black-green spider and scorpion deck but I'm currently stuck when it comes to what spells I should be using. I have a couple of Arachnus Web that goes well with my Arachnus Spinner as well as a bunch of Rancor, Terrifying Presence , Spider Spawning , Abrupt Decay, etc. I'm not too sure about my selections especially since I have scorpions mixed in as well.

I'm not necessarily aiming to make this a tournament-winning competitive deck but at least trying not to make it some randomly cobbled-up mess. Would appreciate some help.

Rzepkanut on Abzan Can't touch me!

1 year ago

I have been thinking about using some fogs recently myself. I think there are some awesome ones that you are missing still. Specifically ones that can kill creatures if you have blockers.

Terrifying Presence, Winds of Qal Sisma, Arachnogenesis, Encircling Fissure, & Harmless Assault

Cheers!

BlueScope on EDH Fog Test

1 year ago

Maybe this Gatherer search helps. Either way, it's not worth including each an all Fog-like effects, so I wasn't sure whether you left out Fog because you didn't deem it appropriate (after all, it's a very efficient spell, but the mana cost efficiency isn't as important in Commander as it is in other formats.

That said, Tangle, Terrifying Presence and Winds of Qal Sisma are my personal favorites as far as Commander utility goes, as just preventing damage for a turn won't save you in most cases (save for a situation where you're being attacked with Berserk), but surviving a turn you shouldn't have and making sure you're going to survive at least the next one all in one card is a great deal.

I also missed Spike Weaver, which I should've mentioned along with Spore Frog. I play the Frog in my Meren deck to great success, but for other decks, the Spiker might be a little better.

Steaditup on Itsy Bitsy Spiders

1 year ago

Terrifying Presence for full flavor!

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