Banisher Priest

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Uncommon
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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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.)

Banisher Priest Discussion

RoarMaster on Secret Tech you have found!

2 days ago

Portcullis .

Really just by itself, but if you wanna get trixy with it, add some creatures with ETB effects like Fiend Hunter / Banisher Priest , and/or Flickerwisp style things.

garruk3 on The First Order

1 week ago

Raise the Alarm , Mentor of the Meek and Oblivion Ring (for removal) should be cheap and effective cards for this deck. Banisher Priest can also do the trick in terms of removal.

Gadianten on G/W Survey Corps

3 weeks ago

I would change out Heron's Grace Champion and Banisher Priest as they don't search or seem as critical as some of the others. Mikaeus, the Lunarch is kinda slow I would consider Ulvenwald Tracker as for its cost its kinda mean. You seems to have alot of + power/Toughness effects and without a reliable sacrifice outlet you may not get much use out of Mirror Entity , although Saffi Eriksdotter I think is still a VERY good add with Angel of Glory's Rise or Sun Titan and more so if you add Altar of Dementia for unlimited mill. Don't know how I missed this but Serra Ascendant , its on theme with the angels and is a scary one drop I would replace Hamlet Captain for it.

I do not know your meta but I think a better swap for Spear of Heliod is Lifecrafter's Bestiary as it helps you power through rough games by helping to keep your hand full and filtering your draws.

Darth_Savage on Divine Genesis

1 month ago

You probably want Doomed Traveler in this deck, Tithe Taker could also potentially be a good fit, as could Raise the Alarm . Cast Out costs too much; Journey to Nowhere / Banishing Light / Banisher Priest and others all exist, most of the time it will just end up drawing you a card.

Token based decks often feature Intangible Virtue , but your plan is more like a deck looking to stall and disrupt your opponent until you can resolve Divine Visitation. The issue here is that 4+ mana is a lot in modern, Anointed Procession is a similar card to Divine Visitation and suffers the same issue. If you play these cards on the curve, so turn 4 or 5, they have no impact on the board that turn. You have spent a lot of mana for no immediate effect, this isn't a good thing.

To let you survive long enough to trigger Divine Visitation, you probably need access to Fog effects like Holy Day / Ethereal Haze . Modern can be very fast, if your win condition is 5 mana then you better either have ramp or a way to stall the board. You can stall a little with removal and Mana Tithe alongside creatures like Hunted Witness, but I'm not sure if that will be enough. The only way to know for sure is to play the deck, so I guess I'll wish you luck and I hope the above is helpful to you.

Smallfry20uk on Sigarda, Herons Grace EDH

1 month ago

Ok, I'm pretty happy with where this has ended up now. I purchased a couple of more expensive cards to add more utility in Aura Shards and Mirari's Wake . Also I have added in ramp package as I now have a few more expensive creatures. Finally I played around with the creature base a little by adding in Odric, Master Tactician in place of Baird, Steward of Argive , replacing Thraben Heretic with potentially more powerful Containment Priest , swapping Banisher Priest for Fiend Hunter as this opens up the possibility of permanently removing a creature with Gallows at Willow Hill and finally, removing Devout Chaplain in favour of Avacyn, Angel of Hope as I now have Aura Shards to fill that role.

I would like to find a way to fit Banisher Priest back in so I have both Oblivion Ring style creatures but have no idea what to remove to do so. My three drops seem pretty solid. After that I think it's just the mana base I need to look at as I have a few triple white cards to worry about and would like to add some utility in at this slot.

Smallfry20uk on Sigarda, Herons Grace EDH

2 months ago

So, I've spent the last few days tweaking the deck to lover the mana curve a little, add more utility spells and a few board clears that don't totally wreck my own board state. The last few changes I'm considering before sleaving this up and playing are to add in Yisan, the Wanderer Bard in place of Banisher Priest of Hamlet Captain and bringing in Ulvenwald Tracker in place of Avacyn's Pilgrim or Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip.

Ol_man on TKayO (RNA spoiler)

2 months ago

The_Sorcerer

Also, I'm trying to keep in mind Kaya, Orzhov Usurper's +1 which relies on cards being in the graveyard.

I've tested Deadeye Tracker, it's costly and too slow in this build. At times may even rob Kaya's +1 from being optimal.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim would fit better in a deck that utilizes lifegain more efficiently.

Banisher Priest would be effective side board material to replace Kitesail Freebooter against more creature heavy decks. 3 Fatal Push and 4 Path to Exile may be to much creature only removal against some matchups.

Angel of Finality may have a place in the mainboard. Thanks!

The remaining cards seem too high cost for the early game control this deck seems to be pushing.

Yes, but all the early game hand disruption and creature removal makes it hard to not take advantage of those cards rapidly filling the graveyard with Gurmag Angler or a similar card. Kaya will not be drawn many games, unfortunately... so Gurmag kinda makes the deck less onesided.

Thanks for the insight! Never really focused much on a exile strategy, and you brought some great cards to my attention.

hkhssweiss on life link

2 months ago

Tonz-O

Here might be some cards that can be helpful:


Cards suggested to cut:


The reasons the card listed above to cut is one of few reasons either they don't do much, better alternatives, or they don't further your game plan enough to make an impact. By meta I meant, the type of decks you are facing as your meta might be filled with more aggro players than if that's the case you might want to add in a Ghostly Prison for example, or if you are facing a lot of reanimation decks than adding in a Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt can be fairly helpful. Against control players than you might want to consider a lot Silence/Orim's Chant effects.

Aside from that, some non-budget friendly cards are the obvious Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Teferi's Protection, or Vedalken Orrery. Winding Canyons can also be helpful to flash out Evra or your Felidar Sovereign to sneak in that win.

Hope that helps!

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