Terror of the Peaks

Terror of the Peaks

Creature — Dragon


Spells your opponents cast that target Terror of the Peaks cost an additional 3 life to cast.

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Terror of the Peaks deals damage equal to that creature's power to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Standard Legal
Casual Legal
Frontier Legal

Terror of the Peaks Discussion

Tzefick on Why Does TotP Not Trigger ...

2 days ago

Chiming in a bit late, but the fact that Terror of the Peaks deals damage from itself, makes it possible to grant it abilities that further improves an already good ability.

Grafted Exoskeleton being a fan-favorite to be nasty at a table. The aforementioned Basilisk Collar is pretty good as well.

You could grant it Curiosity and get draws when pinging people's face.

Like LordBlackblade says, you seem to focus too much on a specific set of combos rather than the broad application between ToTP and Scourge of Valkas or Warstorm Surge when evaluating the two.

If you compare ToTP to SoV and consider anthem effects like say Crucible of Fire, then ToTP will see the increased stats but SoV wont. Of the two I think ToTP is definitely the stronger card overall. The fact that SoV in a combo shell is more effective is actually a good thing, because it means SoV has occasions where it can outshine ToTP, instead of ToTP just being a strictly better SoV.

DeinoStinkus on Ur-Dragon Dragon Primal

4 days ago

Terror of the Peaks? It'd be amazing in this deck, plus has the wow factor of a card that was just printed.

MindAblaze on Trouble in Pandemonium

5 days ago

Hi Everybody!

I haven’t been playing as much magic recently, like most of you I imagine, so I only recently stumbled across Terror of the Peaks. Wow. Warstorm Surge on a stick.

Now considering I was already playing my Kaalia of the Vast deck as a dragon build around Warstorm Surge, Scourge of Valkas, Dragon Tempest et al. I decided to add him but the more I playtest this deck the more I see a glaring standout that hurts me more than my opponents.


On the surface, 4 mana Warstorm Surge but in a deck heavily dependent on a 2/2 creature, every creature throwing its weight around when it enters the battlefield means there aren’t a lot of 2/2s left standing.

What would you people do about this? Do I need more than Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots? I’ve also got a bunch of reanimating spells with no Entomb effects so that was kind of the original plan, but it’s much slower than protecting Kaalia and it’s tempting to use the reanimation spells on fatties like Bladewing the Risen.

Anyway. Thoughts? Ideas?

plakjekaas on Why Does TotP Not Trigger ...

1 week ago

Just put a Basilisk Collar on your Terror of the Peaks and go nuts, that way you don't need to play other deathtouchers any more.

DemonDragonJ on Why Does TotP Not Trigger ...

1 week ago

MagicMarc, Omniscience_is_life, I replaced a copy of Warstorm Surge with Terror of the Peaks in my Riku of Two Reflections EDH deck, because Riku can copy the terror. That deck also contains Winged Coatl, which, with the surge, would allow me to target and destroy any creature, a strategy that will not work with the terror; drawing both cards at the same time is unlikely, but it sill is very unfortunate that the dragon does not allow such tactics.

LordBlackblade on Why Does TotP Not Trigger ...

1 week ago

DemonDragonJ: I think you’re focusing too much on the ceiling and what-ifs when you’re evaluating these cards. I feel it’s more important to look at the floor, as that is what you’ll get when that card is played at a minimum. By raising that floor too much (for instance if Terror of the Peaks saw itself) you potentially risk raising the ceiling to the point where you make a card that breaks the meta-game.

Omniscience_is_life on Why Does TotP Not Trigger ...

1 week ago

also, if a player casts an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn with Scourge of Valkas out, they're dealing 15 less damage than if they had a Terror of the Peaks instead. It's just a way more versatile card, overall. And, I can assure you that every detail practically every card is on purpose, it isn't really fair to ask if this was a deliberate choice by WotC.

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