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|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO)||Uncommon|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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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
1 day 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.
1 week ago
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.
2 weeks ago
Here might be some cards that can be helpful:
- Lightning Greaves
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Swords to Plowshares
- Path to Exile
- Dawn of Hope
- Enlightened Tutor
- Return to Dust
- Rebuff the Wicked
- Faith's Reward
- Authority of the Consuls
- Serra Ascendant
- Soul's Attendant
- Lapse of Certainty
- Scout's Warning
- Tragic Arrogance
- Blind Obedience
Cards suggested to cut:
- Ajani's Pridemate
- Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
- Atalya, Samite Master
- Banisher Priest
- Gerrard Capashen
- Martyr of Sands
- Paladin of Atonement
- Sunscorch Regent
- Celestial Convergence
- Celestial Mantle
- Cradle of Vitality
- Nimbus Wings
- Ordeal of Heliod
- Angel's Mercy
- Divine Verdict
- Meditation Puzzle
- Renewed Faith
- Safe Passage
- Planar Cleansing
- Chalice of Life Flip
- Venser's Journal
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!
1 month ago
mk102 I don't think there's anything that can be used instead in the hulk lines because the next best alternative might be Banisher Priest or Fairgrounds Warden and they cost 1 too much to be used along with spellseeker and seer. If you have Najeela in play you might get priest and derevi with hulk and just attack when Linvala is gone...either way, being able to play drake gives you quite a few options that a budget build won't have. But then, I have Fire Covenant there, which I don't feel is necessary in the bugetless version.
1 month ago
Seraph of the Sword Banisher Priest Citadel Siege Condemn Oblation Crib Swap Eternal Witness Wildest Dreams Restock Regrowth Terastodon Yavimaya Elder Sakura-Tribe Elder Thraben Inspector Woodfall Primus
2 months ago
After a night of playtesting I have seen that the combo routes proved to be very brutal. In our meta, where lots of disruption is eminent, it is vital to take the lead (ramp package present) and stax your opponents the moment your first infinite route goes disrupted. With this package you buy time to re-order your pieces and retry for a second infinite loop. Recurring from being countered/controlled is also included in the package.
However, I feel there is always room to grow. These are the cuts I made for a new round of testing:
- Crop Rotation : Not vital for the combo lines and I needed room to improve
- Eidolon of Rhetoric : It was impactfull for the whole board, but also for myself after being disrupted
- Banisher Priest : Better option ready for testing available
- Kamahl, Fist of Krosa : This is one of my two relics from the past; letting go of the nostalgia...
- Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite : This is the second relic; there she goes...
- Nature's Claim : Enchantment removal was lacking in this build
- Tangle Wire : More impactfull stax piece
- Mangara of Corondor : Tutorable by Sisay and an emergency brake in case things go sour.
- Sensei's Divining Top : Nice synergy with Sisay. Love to try this out.
- Aura of Silence : Needed more enchantment removal and extra stax benefit as bonus.
Looking forward to a next EDH night! Let me know if you got some ideas. I want to go brutal 2.0....
2 months ago
I also like to generally mark which cards are in Exile, because there can be "multiple exile zones" in the game.
At face-value, this is obviously wrong. You don't get two graveyards, two libraries, two hands... same with the exile zone.
However, some cards require specific cards from exile.
So what happens on the weird off-chance you run both? You need to know who exiled what. A less clunky idea is having out multiple Banisher Priests, say via Clone effects or copy effects ala Helm of the Host.
Generally what I like to do is exile the card underneath my permanent that did the work. So if I exile a Glorybringer with my Profane Procession Flip, I'll ask my opponent if it's okay that I slip GB under my Procession as to recall not only how many times I have used it, but who I used it on. Otherwise, I may end up incorrectly using -X on an illegal target.
I know the question has been answered by some better and more informed users, but I wanted to share some insight into the matter and some ways to advert confusion should you find yourself in a similar situation :)
Brylon on Shalai EDH
4 months ago
Making some updates to address some of the concerns I have with the early version of this deck:
(no need to have an extreme mana base with this early of a deck version. Expect mana base to continue to change)
(no ETB )
(no ETB, cost reduction on turn 5 not powerful enough)
(expensive value negated by real ramp)
(too expensive for a 2 color deck)