Banisher Priest


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora Uncommon
Magic 2014 Uncommon
Promo Set 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.)

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Banisher Priest Discussion

hardhitta71194 on In the Name of the Law!

2 weeks ago

I don't believe you've ever told me that. Lol I just replaced Divination with it earlier. I like it because it gives you scry and draw in one. But I also like Divination. Hmmm

I have some Banisher Priest I believe. That's a great suggestion! Thanks!

The7thBobba on In the Name of the Law!

2 weeks ago

THAT... IS..... AWESOME! We are legion, WE ARE ONE! also, I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I know it's pretty, but unless you're using energy-counters, there's no reason to run glimmer of genius. scry is nice, but you can get that in other places ;) I really like how the deck looks, already, but I hear ya on doing other stuff than Detain. I'd suggest Fiend Hunter or Banisher Priest for maximum security ;)

Alayjo95 on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

2 weeks ago

Looking over the deck plus the cards on the chopping block and the maybeboard I believe changes that warrant testing should be:

Argivian Archaeologist -> Restoration Specialist

Avacyn, Angel of Hope -> Flickering Ward

Elspeth, Knight-Errant -> Mine Excavation

Karmic Justice -> Banisher Priest

I feel as though these cards are the better options from those in the maybe board, also:

Eternal Dragon -> Wayfarer's Bauble

The reason why I say Eternal Dragon is because of it's extremely high mana cost for just a 5/5 with flying, and it's plaincycling ability could easily be replaced by Wayfarer's Bauble since they both produce the same effect, but Wayfarer's Bauble can be brought back in numerous ways while bringing back Eternal Dragon costs us five mana. But yeah his strength is that he also has the utility of being a big creature that can bring himself back, so that makes me second guess this. Just a consideration though.

dauzz on Tana, the Bloodsower/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

2 weeks ago

Love the deck and how budget it is! I recommend some spot removal just in case someone puts something down that you can't handle. something like Swords to Plowshares or maybe a Fiend Hunter and Banisher Priest would work in this deck, I'm sure, since they would also be able to utilize the flanking shtick.

albino_ninja on Bite the pillow, Avacyn is coming in dry

2 weeks ago

Sry SQUISHYCOOT, Banisher Priest is suppose to be Fiend Hunter. It was a typo I need to fix.

With Sun Titan and Goblin Bombardment out of the field, you exile titan with hunter, sacred hunter and bring it back with sun titan, rinse and repeat.

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

4 weeks ago


I'm aware of the 'interaction' Fiend Hunter's dual triggers can cause with a removal spell, but it isn't worth it.

If I have a removal spell to use on Fiend Hunter to abuse the dual triggers and permanently exile something, I might as well use the removal spell on the target in the first place and not waste two removal cards on one target. Also saves myself the headache of explaining how the dual triggers work in that situation to the less rules-savvy players.

Banisher Priest's 2/2 body is better than Fiend Hunter's 1/3:

  • Banisher Priest hits harder. Every point of power matters for an aggro deck.
  • Banisher Priest can be tutored with Recruiter of the Guard.

lithium142 on White Blue Control

1 month ago

lose the Planar Cleansing. Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, another Supreme Verdict. frankly you could throw in a Swamp instead, and your deck would be better for it.

anyway, there are improvements for basically every creature in your roster.

Ascended Lawmage becomes Geist of Saint Traft

Azorious Guildmage becomes Remand

Banisher Priest and Lyev Skyknight become Reflector Mage

Nyx-Fleece Ram becomes Wall of Omens

Prognostic Sphinx can become a lot of things. there are dozens of lategame beaters you could use, and each one has it's own meta to fit into. that sphinx is weak at best, tho. if you want a solid, cheap finisher, go with AEtherling or Sun Titan

Voyage's End could be Vapor Snag or Snapback. I personally like the new Unsubstantiate. a psuedo-counter or removal spell; i think its extremely powerful.

lastly, use Tranquil Cove instead of guildgates. though honestly, i'd recommend Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse before using bad dual-lands. Anyway, there are tons of better cheap land options out there. especially right now, U/W is unbelievably cheap.

If you go to my profile, you can look at several competitive control decks to get ideas, and make you better able to hold up in modern. in particular, i suggest looking at the U/W control deck from my budget series U/W control (intro series). it is very consistent, and although not as versatile as a full built control deck, it can be a nightmare to play against.

anyway, hope this helps =)

Kushala on black white

2 months ago

wonker1234 Ok, that's something I can work with. Since you're trying to keep your opponent from having a threat on board, a pretty good approach would be to focus more on removal and have your big threats be really big threats. To that end, wrath effects like Wrath of God and Languish are a very good idea, as well as spot removal such as Vindicate, Utter End, Path to Exile, Mortify and Dismember. Creatures that act as removal tend to be too weak, as they can just be killed by your opponents removal, which, in the case of Banisher Priest, gives them there threat back. As for your threats, teysa is way too slow. One of the best black control finishers in my opinion is Grave Titan. The elspeth that you have here is also amazing. While lone rider looks great on paper, you don't really have any way to flip it. I hope I was able to help

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