Banisher Priest


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.)

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Banisher Priest Discussion

Rzepkanut on The Crossroads

1 week ago

Hey friend sorry about the delay here's a few quick ideas for you.Fiend Hunter, Banisher Priest, Sin Collector, Leonin Relic-Warder, Bishop of Rebirth, Marshal's Anthem Happy Gathering!

hullos on Mono White Human Wizards

1 month ago

a couple cards sound good here, Thalia's Lieutenant is great even thought he is not a wizard. Banisher Priest, while not a wizard he is a cleric, close enough. Magus of the Moat is cool to.

Sargeras on Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball

1 month ago

Since I don't really know hoe essential the cards are given your meta, your best picks are likely going to be taking out something like a Life Goes On, Choke and/or Path to Exile since you can't get them by tutoring. (That and unless you are playing against jeskai control, most blue decks have ways to get rid of it)

Another thing that might interest you is to play something like Fiend Hunter or Banisher Priest in your sideboard as a one-of removal spell, as while yes, they are not elves and don't fit the tribal theme, you can actually tutor them up when you need them. This is more of a meta dependent choice if you need the removal or not but I've seen it work in elfball before.

Gadianten on Ravos and Tymna Cleric Tribal HELP!

2 months ago

As a fellow cleric tribal enthusiast I appreciate where you are trying to go with the deck but you seem to be suffering some of the same issues I ran into myself, namely not having focused synergies that build into a win condition.

A strong sub theme of your deck seems to revolve around life gain, so with that in mind lets add to and weaponize this sub theme into win conditions. I agree with kamelyan that you should add Conspiracy as its quite nasty with Rotlung Reanimator and Cabal Archon, the only reason I don't run these two in my cleric deck is the hardcore clash with Angel of Glory's Rise. Beacon of Immortality and Test of Endurance make for an interesting and intractable win condition that plays along with your life gain theme for surprise victories. Stern Judge with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth can be nasty repeatable drain where you use your life gain to stay ahead of other peoples dwindling life totals. Also, consider Greed and Erebos, God of the Dead for further card draw that works with your life gain. Also Boon Reflection might be useful as well.

If you need more cleric beaters try Custodi Soulbinders, Vile Deacon and Transcendent Master.

Some general replacements that might serve you better would be Scholar of Athreos over Pious Evangel  Flip, the drain effect is a nice mana dump, Frontline Medic over Banisher Priest allows you to play more aggressively and the counter ability can catch people by surprise and Grand Abolisher over Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, the Captain generates tokens far to slowly and often requires you to over extend to make it any good.

For additional tribal removal options consider Kor Sanctifiers, War Priest of Thune, Leonin Relic-Warder and Reliquary Monk. Although I find Reliquary Monk and Relic-Warder to be more tricky to use without a sacrifice outlet.

Also don't forget that cleric tribal have A LOT of tax and hate effects within the tribe to play with like Sanctum Prelate, Leonin Arbiter, Glowrider, Ethersworn Canonist and Containment Priest

I hope this helps you, I look forward to seeing where you take the deck.

topdecker17 on Now you see me...

2 months ago

My main concern with this deck and using eerie interlude is that it kills all the tokens blade splicer makes, meaning the only reason I would run it is to ping off of Azorius Arrester or Wall of Omens , which is very limited value for what should be a big, sweeping wombo combo that pings off multiple things.

I was thinking of trying other combos, and already have tried them a little bit, like using Inquisitor Exarch along with cards like Banisher Priest (one to combo with targeted flickers, and one to keep the board locked in the meantime)

Mike94 on White Human Tribal

2 months ago

First of all. May I ask why you are running 2x Ethersworn Canonist?? She just completely ruins your strategy. The strength from the Soldier tribe is its aggressive game-plan and I don't really seem to see that coming from your deck. This is what I would play in a modern soldier tribal:

Also I found your mana-base to slow to really get the juices flowing. I would just play 16 Plains, 4x Cavern of Souls.

Emeria, The Sky Ruin and Eiganjo Castle are cards more fitted for the EDH/Commander format. They are to slow and by turn 7 you are winning or have already lost in modern so Emeria, The Sky Ruin can't do it's thing in this format.

Your sideboard is a bit to wide and will make your deck highly inconsistent if you board them in. Try to filter your side-board to what you really need (depending on your meta) and then put two to three copies of each needed card in it.

Grand Abolisher, Stony Silence, Selfless Spirit and Leyline of Sanctity are great sideboard cards for mono white for example.

speedchicken29 on I eat your cookies

2 months ago

This is just my personal preference but when I go with a deck theme, I really go all out on it, so in my opinion if you wanted to make a true human deck and not just a generic token deck that seems to have a lot of humans, it would be better to remove all those cards not specifically related to your human theme. Remove cards like: Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Lingering Souls, Midnight Haunting, Hero of Bladehold because they give you spirits/soldiers and don't relate to your theme.

Stuff you could replace them with are:Thraben Doomsayer: spawns humans, may want 4 of these, can't believe no one's mentioned himCavalry Pegasus: finisher, may want 1 or 2Banisher Priest: just removal but she's also a human so it would trigger effects. downside is she's easy to kill because she's a creatureFiend Hunter: same as aboveSilverblade Paladin: human that increases the aggressiveness of your deckAngel of Glory's Rise: probably not a great fit since it's 7 mana and a lot of your humans are tokensMikaeus, the Lunarch: group buffs, also a humanBrave the Elements: doubles as a finisher and protector of your humans

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