Abzan Battle Priest

Abzan Battle Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has lifelink.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Abzan Battle Priest occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Abzan Battle Priest Discussion

griffstick on Trynn & Silvar, Dangerous Bonds.

1 month ago

A few more suggestions. Looking at the +1/+1 counters, Mer-Ek Nightblade, Abzan Battle Priest, Abzan Falconer and Ainok Bond-Kin all see

ShreddedByCrows on Offenza is the Best Defenza

3 months ago

Lots of subthemes you got there, that's some interesting challenge. All in all, you're running way too many high-costed cards for a Commander that generally revolves around more of an aggressive strategy. I'll further provide you a personalized list of adjustments, trying my best to keep it at the lowest budget as possible.

Very first thing, 37 lands is too much for an Anafenza deck imo. You can easily go down to 35/34 in order to feel more proactive. That being said, the mana base of your decklist is pretty unstable, and you'll need better mana rocks, around 5/6 good rocks should do it helping you stabilizing.

The second thing to bring up is that you play loads and loads of creatures with actually specific abilities that don't always combine altogether well. Like, for example, in which way would Slimefoot, the Stowaway help Anafenza, the Foremost being consistent? My answer, without another kind of appreciation than logic: not any single one. If you need cheap legendary to keep it up with your theme, there are better options, but remind that this was only a little example.

Finally, you lack reactivity because of very few instant/flash spells. It's not as necessary as some think, but still have a way to protect dutifully your creatures is a key for aggro/midrange decks in EDH. Being able to answer what your opponents bring up to the tape is moreover essential, and I don't see enough removals/tricks in there.

So, let's take a closer look from now on. I'll make some different categories starting with the cuts to make it easier to read.

1.) Back to 100 cards:

2.) Cheap Improvements:

2.1.) Mana Rocks:

2.2.) More removals:

Those are the classical ones you surely know. They are easily affordable and would give your deck a small lift at controlling the board state.

2.3.) Better Legendaries:

  • Mikaeus, the Lunarch > not the cheapest already, but really effective, almost a staple for your deck style

  • Hope of Ghirapur > underrated card, does a lot, insane with recursion to lock down a combo player at low cost

  • Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit > certainly a staple / and somewhat a reason to get rid of the token subtheme which is maybe a bit too much

  • Syr Faren, the Hengehammer > also certainly a staple / aggressive, good interactions with Anafenza, better than lords already in your deck

  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand > Yawgmoth's Will for legendaries? I'll take that. It could also be a nice alternative commander when you face more control-ish decks you're stuck against, enabling you to have an efficient late game on its own once made your commander.

  • Mangara of Corondor > Legendary creature which works as a nonsituational removal. Really good. Even if you can't always activate it when it hits the table, your opponents have to get rid of it using their hand resources and you make 1 for 1.

  • Masako the Humorless > Underplayed card / can be a game-changer / and it's a legendary creature.

2.4.) Voltron Outlet:

2.5.) Other cool cards to look at:

3.) Medium Budget Improvements:

3.1.) Mana Rocks:

3.2.) Even more removals:

3.3.) Legendaries' Staples:

3.4.) Neverending Voltron Outlet:

  • Konda's Banner > Yeh, it's a little bit expensive money speaking, but it does everything you're searching for, like a bridge between your Cats, your legends and your Voltron strategy.

  • Skullclamp > staple

3.5.) Cool cards:

4.) Expensive Improvements:

5.) Some other cards you could try (which I mostly haven't, or for which I have a doubt about their efficiency):

Raknulfr on Simple W/U/G +1/+1 Counters

3 months ago

@NyxDragon, thanks for the suggestion, that card seems awesome. What do you think to take out for it? I was thinking about the Abzan Battle Priest but I´m not sure....

DemonDragonJ on All Will Be One

7 months ago

bushido_man96, I did have both Steady Progress and Tezzeret's Gambit in this deck, but I replaced them with repeatable sources of proliferate, and this deck does still have both Fathom Mage and Temple Bell , which are only two cards, but I cannot afford to remove any cards that contribute to the central theme of this deck.

Also, do you believe that I can afford to replace Abzan Falconer with Merfolk Skydiver ? I already removed Abzan Battle Priest in favor of Crystalline Crawler , so I supposed that I could do the same for the falconer; Herald of Secret Streams and Mer-Ek Nightblade , however, are too good to remove, so I am keeping them in this deck.

Rorolith on

8 months ago

all of your lands enter tapped, which makes it kind of slow for the CMC of your creatures. to replace Stroke of Genius you could add Blue Sun's Zenith or Braingeyser . Herald of Anafenza is a token creator with outlast. Abzan Ascendancy puts counters on all your creatures to make them get the benefits of Abzan Battle Priest and Abzan Falconer . if you want more things with outlast that benefit all your creatures Ainok Bond-Kin , Mer-Ek Nightblade , Tuskguard Captain , Longshot Squad . those are options, not what will necessarily make your deck better.

DemonDragonJ on Abzan Battle Priest or Crystalline ...

9 months ago

shadow63, I already have Doubling Season in that deck, and there is no card that I could remove for Corpsejack Menace , other than the aforementioned Abzan Battle Priest .

DemonDragonJ on All Will Be One

9 months ago

I have replaced Abzan Battle Priest with Crystalline Crawler , since the latter card is far better for a deck such as this one.

multimedia on Abzan Battle Priest or Crystalline ...

9 months ago

Yes, no question make that replacement.

Abzan Battle Priest is kind of lackluster since don't really need it's lifelink ability since Atraxa has lifelink. It's interaction does seems good with Archangel of Thune , but Thune is good just by itself where as Priest isn't.

I would value more ramp that has interaction with proliferate over more lifelink that has interaction with proliferate. Crawler can by itself the turn you play it, if you use four different colors of mana to cast it, cast Atraxa. Since it's a 1/1 removing all the counters the turn you play it doesn't kill it which is good to be able to later on put more counters on it.

Crawler is more versatile being a creature who can be a powerful mana rock or just one who can grow in power to be an attacker. Who if you use four different colors of mana to cast can ETB as a 5/5. Only using three different colors still gives you a 4/4, even that's better than Priest.

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