Creature — Human ClericWhen 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
15 hours ago
im so used to playing mono white humans as an aggro deck this is really tough for me to give suggestions on without changing your idea.
some things to consider:
don't want Grand Abolisher in multiples as stated above. i'd run 2 main board and 2 in the side if you are really set on him. otherwise maybe only in the side board. if you are running Cavern of Souls then you don't need him for counter spells and if your guys have protection with Cloudshift and Brave the Elements then you don't need him for instant removal.
Fiendslayer Paladin triggers champion, gives some life link and first strike support. the first strike is super relevant against aggro decks and because most aggro is often red it is hard for them to deal with.
Cloudshift cheap spell that gives your creatures protection from removal. it also lets you change the target of your Banisher Priest and Fiend Hunter to something bigger and slow their attacks if you Cloudshift while blocking. as a bonus it will also trigger Champion of the Parish extra times. it can also let you change the soul bond of Silverblade Paladin to an unblocked target during combat at instant speed for the win. this little spell is very versatile! one of my all time faves.
Elite Inquisitor might be a good two drop to even out your curve. the first strike is relevant against the aggro decks you said you had trouble with. Gideon's Avenger is a great card but if your plan is to remove all their creatures in exile then they don't have many to tap to trigger his ability.
Path to Exile as mentioned above is awesome. its some of the best removal in modern (if not the best) if you are in a mana screwed situation you can always exile your own chump blocker and grab an extra land so you can get that Sublime Archangel out for the next turn and then smash em!
Gods Willing you mentioned that you feel you need the scry lands to get excess land out of the way, but maybe you can trade 2 brave the elements for 2 god's willing. then you can protect your guys while scrying for the same cost.
for the sideboard i would only run 2 glaring spotlight if you are really worried about hex proof. i'd run Rest in Peace to deal with Birthing Pod decks that rely on undying creatures coming back from the grave or decks that bring stuff from the grave back to play as well as flashback spells like Lingering Souls which as mentioned earlier is a real pain for you.. Mirran Crusader is great against black or green match ups. Chalice of the Void is great against Naya Zoo decks that run all 1 drop creatures and blue red delver decks which are popular and have lots of 1 drops. Pithing Needle also destroys birthing pod, planes walker and tons of other decks. if you run into artifact decks Fracturing Gust might save you but remember it hits your own enchants too.
overall i would cut the bonds of faith for 2 or 3 cloud shift and 4 path to exile (maybe cut down on the banishing light or oblivion ring by 1 each), minimize the grand abolishers for fiendslayer's, cavern of souls for the scry lands, elite inquisitors for Gidens avengers maybe? and make your sideboard more broad so it can deal with certain pain in the ass decks that often show up!
also when fate reforged is released there is a new card called valorous stance coming out which is perfect for this deck!
Good luck! +1
5 days ago
For graveyard hate you can use Scavenging Ooze.
One bomb that your decks can use is Sun Titan which can recur your permanent (which are low CMC in the first place). Works nicely with Marble Titan as it has vigilance.
You can also try playing Null Rod if you are having issues vs. fast artifact ramp.
2 weeks ago
For your sideboard, take out Brave the Sands. It's just a bad card and there are no matches that I'd want to bring it in.
If you replace the 4th Boros Charm with a Lightning Bolt, you will have freed up a sideboard slot. I'm not sure what the purpose of Ajani Vengeant is in the sideboard, but if you insist on having him, take out Sarkhan Vol.
Other sideboard options are Thrun, the Last Troll against control and B/G/x, Hushwing Gryff against Pod and ETB decks, Aven Mindcensor against Pod and Scapeshift, and a Molten Rain or two against decks which can be screwed over by having incorrect mana.
2 weeks ago
Aura of Silence, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Containment Priest, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Soul of New Phyrexia, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Suppression Field, Voidstone Gargoyle, Academy Rector, Aven Mindcensor, Enlightened Tutor, Swords to Plowshares, Idyllic Tutor, Knight of the White Orchid, Leonin Arbiter. Path to Exile, Oblivion Ring, Journey to Nowhere, Archon of Justice, Banishing Light, Council's Judgment, Fiend Hunter, Banisher Priest, Gaze of Justice, Leonin Relic-Warder, Rest in Peace, Suspension Field, Hero of Bladehold, Intrepid Hero, there is plenty of more and i really doubt that some of these cards you are not willing to try and get, or some you might just not want to put in the deck but i guess all suggestions are welcome right
2 weeks ago
Thanks everyone for the response! The landfall does seem like a truly awesome way to harness Karametra's fetch power and add some additional hitting power. Rampaging Baloths is pretty powerful and Admonition Angel is like Banisher Priest on crack! However the other landfall such as Grazing Gladehart and Emeria Angel is cool as well. For the removal, Gideon's Lawkeeper is vastly superior to Elite Skirmisher and Swords to Plowshares is cool as well. True Conviction, Overrun and Overwhelming Stampede are basically win conditions with this!
Any thoughts on Incremental Growth? I feel that it is a bit slow but what do you guys think?
3 weeks ago
The idea is to stall their creatures with Fiend Hunter and Banisher Priest while taking out their other permanents with Banishing Light and Oblivion Ring as well as a select few baddies. for instance a Primordial Hydra is O Ring worthy lol
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
To give you an idea; this format is all about cards that grant you advantage for their cost.
Soul Warden gives you buttloads of life;
Eidolon of the Great Revel punishes your opponent;
Hedron crabs just rewards you for something you already want to do
|Power / Toughness||2/2|
|Avg. draft pick||1.98|
|Avg. cube pick||1.74|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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