Banisher Priest

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

biggestmtgnerd on

1 month ago

The main issue that I see with this deck is that it is a little too slow (unless you wish to really lean into the Heartless Summoning route, in which case you would want to bump up that up to 4 of those). I recommend a couple of one-drops like Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness as some good early game sacrifice fodder or blockers, cards like Viscera Seer as a sacrifice outlet, or cards like Mortician Beetle or Quest for the Gravelord as early-game threats. To fit this in, I recommend cutting down on the four mana cards, as you don't want a starting hand cluttered with too many four-drops. I recommend cutting restoration angel; it's a good effect for a lot of decks, but since you don't have many enter the battlefield effects, it's not super useful (in the same vein, I also recommend cutting Cloudshift . If you want it for the creature protection, try a couple of Selfless Spirit s instead). I'm also not completely sure about Desecration Demon ; it's a cool card and I get why you like it, but it kinda isn't related to your theme, so I'm not sure about it. I'm also not sure about your 6 and 7 mana creatures. Butcher of Malakir is cool and is a personal fave of mine, but grave pact has the same ability for cheaper, and is harder to kill. Abhorrent overlord, ascendant evicar, and sorin markov are decent, but they cost a bit too much mana for my liking. The one six mana card that I think might go well with your deck is Sun Titan , which you could probably replace Whip of Erebos with; it has a cool infinite combo where, if you have an infinite sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer , then you can target the titan with Banisher Priest , then sacrifice the priest and use sun titan's enter the battlefield effect to bring back the priest, which can be sacrificed again for infinite death triggers, allowing you to go through your whole deck with the seer, get a very big Mortician Beetle , make the opponent sacrifice everything with grave pact, or other fun shenanigans. If you want other cards that could be a threat later on, I recommend X cards like Hangarback Walker or, if that costs a little bit too much money, Mikeaus, the Lunarch. I'm also not sure about the devotion subtheme; you do have some cards with a lot of black, so it might be powerful, but devotion tends to be a little iffy in two color decks, so I'm not sure about it. Other cool cards to consider might be Cartel Aristocrat , Bone Splinters , Plaguecrafter , or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim . Hope that helps!

Catpocolypse on Thalia's Horde of Humans

2 months ago

I decided to drop Blossoming Defense and Banisher Priest and put in a playset of Militia Bugler instead. Banisher Priest didn't do anything that I already didn't have. Blossoming Defense only helped me against 1 deck and that player has been playing less recently so I might find a place to put it in my Sideboard. Settle the Wreckage has replaced Tragic Arrogance as my just in case board wipe, and Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip now has 3 copies in the Sideboard. I also fixed my mana base to better suit Tireless Tracker and brought in 4x Windswept Heath replacing 2x Plains and 2x Forests.

RoarMaster on Secret Tech you have found!

2 months 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

3 months 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 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

5 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.

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