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Banisher Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

When Banisher Priest enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Banisher Priest leaves the battlefield. (That creature returns under its owner's control.)

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Banisher Priest Discussion

brokendwarf on New M15 Slivers, yay or ...

2 hours ago

Constricting Sliver makes all your slivers Banisher Priest , which is pretty useful.

Maybe Venom Sliver . First sliver to grant deathtouch

Belligerent Sliver is simply a more expensive Two-Headed Sliver .

Probably not Diffusion Sliver . It's EDH, so players have mana to spare and generic boardwipes.

Probably Not Leeching Sliver . Only affects one player.

dsil88 on Devotion to.....white?!

6 hours ago

No love for Heliod, God of the Sun ? He might be side board against board wipes. Giving all your guys vigilance seems good in a mid range white deck. Also Banisher Priest gives you more devotion and deals with creatures. So then you can nykthos quicker and get an Elspeth, Sun's Champion online.

Fun list, I've been wanting to play around with more mono white myself.

tjones3293 on Sliver POD

13 hours ago

I would take out Banisher Priest and put in Constricting Sliver . It is a high cmc sliver, but it gives EVERY sliver you cast after that the ability to exile as well. This also stacks and makes for GREAT synergy between control and aggro.

Viaggro on They're not Weenies when standing over your corpse

1 day ago

Seriously tho I would cut Daring Skyjek I mean he may seem powerful with battalion but he's just as 3/1 I would bum Imposing Sovereign up to four and same with Banisher Priest also have you considered Fabled Hero ? Hope this helps +1!

Gidgetimer on Infinite reflection with Fiend hunter ...

2 days ago

Yeah Banisher Priest is a "fixed" Fiend Hunter . Just like Banishing Light is a "fixed" Oblivion Ring . They consolidated the abilities so that they weren't abusable (boo) and made it so that they could only hit things your opponents control (double boo).

Absinthman on Infinite reflection with Fiend hunter ...

2 days ago

Your own answer is partially correct in respect that neither Fiend Hunter nor Banisher Priest have left the battlefield, so nothing will come back, when Infinite Reflection enters the battlefield. But, there is more to this than just that, and that is what happens if either Fiend Hunter or Banisher Priest leaves the battlefield while Infinite Reflection is still there. Both Fiend Hunter and Banisher Priest will act differently in this scenario.

1. Fiend Hunter : Because what this card does is separated into two individual abilities which are linked to each other, the second (returning) ability must be present on the card when it leaves the battlefield in order to work. So if Fiend Hunter leaves the battlefield while being a copy of something else, the creature that was previously exiled with it will be lost in exile forever.

2. Banisher Priest : In this case, we have a single ability with a fixed duration set by "until Banisher Priest leaves the battlefield". Whenever a cards refers to itself by name, it only means "this object" so it's irrelevant whether its name changes to something else. The duration of the effect is set upon the resolution of the ETB ability and the game keeps track of that. So if Banisher Priest leaves the battlefield while being a copy of something else, the creature that was previously exiled with it will come back.

Gidgetimer on Infinite reflection with Fiend hunter ...

2 days ago

Different answers for each one actually. Fiend Hunter has a second ability that triggers when he leaves the battlefield, so him leaving wouldn't trigger if he were a copy of something else and the exiled card would be permanently lost. Banisher Priest has a single ability with a stated duration, so when she leaves no matter if she is a copy of something else or not the exiled card comes back.

Epochalyptik on Infinite reflection with Fiend hunter ...

2 days ago

If Fiend Hunter dies while it no longer has its own abilities, then the card it exiled will remain exiled because there's nothing to bring it back. Fiend Hunter relies on a second, written triggered ability to return the exiled card.

Banisher Priest is different. It has a single triggered ability that establishes a duration. The exile lasts until Banisher Priest leaves the battlefield. Remember that when a card uses its own name in its text without also saying "a card named," then the mention is self-referential and basically means "this object right here." So whenever Banisher Priest (the object, which may not necessarily be a Banisher Priest at the time) leaves the battlefield, the exile effect will end immediately. Price

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Power / Toughness 2/2
Color(s) W
Cost 1WW
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 2.37
Avg. cube pick 1.69


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon