Tergrid, God of Fright

Legendary Creature — God


Whenever an opponent sacrifices a nontoken permanent or discards a permanent card, you may put that card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Tergrid, God of Fright Discussion

zAzen7977 on Vexxus, Lich King

1 week ago

Good point Tzefick, I’m all for making Vexxus a Zombie Knight Wizard. It’s a shame that Mtg.design doesn’t let me modify the size of the text in the card type box, or I’d change it.

And there are definitely several angles one could take when deck building with Vexxus, either as commander or as backup for Nekusar, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf , Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip, or another discard-oriented commander. It would be lots of fun to use Vexxus in a build which punishes my opponents for drawing cards, while also using discard effects to amass a horde of zombie tokens.

Arcaneful on A Better Belbe, Corrupted Observer

1 week ago

Hey Patrick, just wanted to say I love the content you're putting out, and you've really inspired me to start to look into Higher Power/cEDH decks to build for myself, my first high powered deck last year actually being a budget version of your Teshar list. Your videos are on repeat for me either in the background while I write papers. I would love to join the Patreon and support you, but I barely have enough funds to play magic even right now so that's out of the picture. All I can offer to you is my thanks is the statement that you're probably my favorite MTG YouTuber!

Please don't feel like you have to read any of the following, it's just my ramblings/a few questions but it may be a long read so I won't be offended if you don't read it, as I know you don't typically keep budget cards in mind persay. Also hey, if leaving a comment can maybe help this awesome deck of yours to get more traction/attention on tappedout for whatever reason, even better.

I've been building my own Belbe list over the last few days and I had a few questions about potential cards to include? I don't always play in a cEDH meta really but have some really close to cEDH decks like a more 75% Brago, a Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator + Vial Smasher the Fierce Curiosity control, and Godo Helm fairly often. I'm hoping to transition more towards cEDH in general and with this deck in particular.

As a college student with no real source of income right now I'm a bit low on funds and we don't typically use proxies in my group, so I don't particularly know if this is a good spot to ask about budget alternatives to the Mike Trike combo, but I figured I might as well give it a shot. I've watched the Cold Brew and the deck tech, but if I forget if you mentioned something from them I apologize when asking about a few cards. Do you have any particularly budget combos you would suggest that maybe you tried during testing? I recall you talking about Gravecrawler loops in the Cold Brew, and I'm thinking of maybe some of those combos as with the Bontu's Monument , Pitiless Plunderer and Carrion Feeder (already in my list) would be a solid win I feel.

Currently I'm mainly running a Protean Hulk line of Disciple of the Vault , Carrion Feeder / Viscera Seer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast , and Lesser Masticore for infinite drain. My meta doesn't run much GY hate so I'm feeling decent with this, but losing one piece usually leads to waffling out. I know you mentioned a Phyrexian Delver line so I may look more into that, maybe getting it and and a one drop sac outlet first plus Putrid Goblin / Blood Artist with the leftover mana for the second Hulk trigger? I'm unsure if that's way too clunky, but I'll have to see.

My back up win is currently a Necrotic Ooze line or two, but not Triskelion / Phyrexian Devourer lines as both together are like, over $60 which is money I can't really shell out right now. Right now I'm doing Devoted Druid + Channeler Initiate and Priest of Titania + Pili-Pala lines for infinite mana of any color. Only current outlet I really have is Walking Ballista , which while good, I can't always rely on with all the artifact hate in my groups. I was thinking of adding more creature outlets maybe as they're easier for me to tutor (only black tutor I have is Diabolic Intent since I was able to trade up for one) Perhaps Ezuri, Renegade Leader since I have Belbe and other dorks (10 Elves Total) or Kamahl, Fist of Krosa as overrun effects that I can sink infinite into? Or maybe something like Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip to use the back side for an infinite Torment of Hailfire effect?

There were also one or two cards I wanted to ask you about, just to see if you thought they were decent enough to run in the list.

  • Bolas's Citadel is something I'm trying to run in my current list. It's been fairly diffuclt to get out with 3 black pips, but with Dark Ritual (which may be cut soon I'm unsure) it's been a nice thing to have, especially when I've been testing Aetherflux Reservoir with it? Maybe add a Sensei's Divining Top (something out of my budget in general, but I do have someone willing to trade me one) for a storm win? I feel like that could be a cool win con that makes use of colorless mana, and the pieces in general aren't bad outside the combo? I do think that with the high CMC of the deck, I will take a ton of damage of Citadel, but I think hitting a few pingers/dorks in a row and just gaining some life might be good actually? I'd love some feedback on that.

  • Decree of Pain has been working wonders for me. I know Culling Ritual was a godsend, and its a very amazing card in Belbe, but if my meta is very creature dependant I thought I needed more mass removal than just Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Culling Ritual . Toxic Deluge is a bit out of my range right now, so I was trying this and even if it is mana intensive, I think it's a very good card depending on your meta since it can be Cycled for 5 to kill all 2 or less tougness things? The cycling saved me once or twice against a Najeela deck with counter magic known to the table to be up. On the other hand while it costs 8, I've mostly payed for it with Belbe mana and drawn upwards of 6 cards off it.

  • Chalice of the Void I was able to trade for this and have been enjoying putting it on 0 for the Underworld Breach lines the Malcolm list uses in particular, or to even shut off some 3 cmc commanders after getting Belbe mana. Would it be better to trade this for another stax piece or two such as Static Orb or tanglewire?

Sorry for the long post. I hope you have a good day!

Mechanon on Elves

1 week ago

Skull Raid , Llanowar Tribe and Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip might be useful cards.

DanMcSharp on Test of a God

1 week ago


Personally I always feel like 4 Heartless Act is a bit much because if you keep drawing them when there's something with counters on it it just feels so bad. You could swap 2 of them for 2 Eliminate so you have more options available to you.

At first I was a big fan of Behold the Multiverse but after playing it in different decks it always ended up being the card that gets cut. I feel like even Frantic Inventory ends up giving more value with less mana commitment. You could also consider Mazemind Tome since the life gain can be relevant, and it works in a similar way if you like the idea of paying 2 now and drawing later for 2.

I have to admit, I find it difficult to see how Test of Talents and Covetous Urge work well together since Test of Talents usually tries to hit big value cards, which then removes all possibilities to hit those same big value cards later with Covetous Urge , unless they have one in the graveyard already. If you like how Test of Talents gets rid of a playset of cards by itself, you might want to pair that with Ashiok's Erasure instead to push that even further.

I find Agonizing Remorse to be a strange addition too considering that the deck is meant to be a "home" for Covetous Urge since it exiles the card, meaning you are removing what's probably a good card from the game instead of putting it in the graveyard to hit it later with Covetous Urge . Exiling also doesn't work with Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip when removing cards from their hand.

Actually, I must say a discard deck seems like an odd choice for Covetous Urge anyway since ideally it should be used on cards in hand to hit your opponent even harder. Do you expect to hit big with it after removing all their juicy stuff with other discard effects?

Anyway, this is just my 2 cents, hopefully it's a little useful.


Flodder on Selesnya Doggos

2 weeks ago

You're very welcome! I couldn't have guessed this was your first edh deck! Mine looked WAY worse, lol. You might wanna check out this podcast episode about deck building: https://youtu.be/3K9PEeLG_6M

But keep in mind, these numbers are just recommendations. How much of what you should run depends on your commander. So for example if you run 15 counterspells in your mono blue deck, you don't need 12 removals, because the counterspells partly count as removal too. If your deck relies strongly on it's commander (e.g. Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip or Firesong and Sunspeaker ) you should add more protection spells than usual.

Enjoy EDH :D

EdudeZmaster349 on Korvold edition 1

2 weeks ago

Your deck looks like it is off to a great start! The first commander deck I ever built was a Korvold deck and I've been playing with Korvold for a while. Personally, I think (with the way you've built this deck) that Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip is pointless in here, with the overwhelming amount of potential from Tergrid I think that there should be more discard effects and effects that force your opponents to sacrifice their stuff to take complete advantage of her. More effects like Dictate of Erebos and Plaguecrafter . I suggest this because these kinds of effects are super powerful in their own right and Tergrid makes them even more powerful. If I were forced to build Korvold again with a different strategy then I would go with the discard and opponent sacrifice effects. If you would like to look at my own current build of Korvold then here is the link Korvold Sac Deck. Take a moment to read my description of my deck and maybe that can help you out some too.

grennpowerhouse on Two Tergrids

2 weeks ago

If two players control a Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip in a game with three or more people and a player is forced to sacrifice or discard a card what would happen

zAzen7977 on TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer]

3 weeks ago

Hey MrNoodlesworth, hows it going? I have gone through all the latest spoilers for Strixhaven and Commander 2021 and unfortunately I haven’t found anything worthwhile for this build. The deck seems solid as-is.

Since you last commented I’ve had the chance to play about a dozen games and the deck has done awesomely - I’ve won almost every time. The only time I lose is when I make a piloting error (I chose to discard/remove X instead of Y, etc). My meta is more landfall and creature-heavy lately, so I brought in Tainted AEther to help with that, and it’s very effective when I can stick it. Also Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip has been a beast. If I have a discard outlet in play and Terg isn’t removed immediately, I will generate so many resources that I am pretty much unstoppable after that. Thanks again to you and theindigoeffect for the suggestion.

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