Banisher Priest

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

AleGoyo on Help Tiny Anafenza Protection

1 day ago

I think you need more removals like Path to Exile,Banishing Light,Oblivion Ring.But ir your case Fiend Hunter and Banisher Priest would be perfect.

Hydrax on Overseeing the Legion (5-0 FNM)

2 weeks ago

SomeJustice, I understand what you mean about the lack of card advantage. It has happened a few times but I must stress that it is entirely dependent on play style as well as reaction to what kind of deck you're up against.

If I'm facing something with a lot of dangerous creatures, I almost always keep my Banisher Priests and Fiend Hunters in hand until I need them.

Against decks that don't play that way, I tend to drop my creatures on board all the time, which, in some cases does lead to an empty hand.

If you're worried about that, I would highly recommend Mentor of the Meek, hope this helped!

MsSysbit on

3 weeks ago

Alright if you want some tough love I am willing to give it: this deck is largely bad. You seem to be on a strict budget so I am keeping that in mind too! firstyly: it's unfocused! it seems set for one on one play not a group format like EDH is. If you wanna use Alesha then do it! But focus on ways to maximize her! Drop most if not all the fatty creatures(they are largely awful ones anyway) and focus on the low drops. I like the spectres and the Lim DUl Paladin tbh but think guys like Chief of the Edge, Brutal Hordechief, Intrepid Hero, Unruly Mob, Banisher Priest, Mother of Runes, Preeminent Captain, Mardu Strike Leader, Herald of Anafenza, Bastion Protector, Archetype of Finality, Archetype of Courage, Xathrid Necromancer, Priest of the Blood Rite, etc. Think low drops that are going to aid the inevitable rush! Then toss on some equipment! Loxodon Warhammer, Sword of Vengeance, Whispersilk Cloak, Swiftfoot Boots(last two protect Alesha), Argentum Armor, etc to reusably make your horde scarier! Since no green throw in some mana rocks! Knight of the White Orchid, MindStone, Mardu Banner(last two double as card draw when mana is no longer needed), Sol Ring(belongs in 100% of EDH decks, no questions asked) If you want some big, cheap, worthwhile fatties in your colors: Breaker of Armies, Zurgo Helmsmasher, Deathbringer Regent, Serra Avatar, etc. Some fatties are HIGHLY recommended but in your build probably only a few. I would add some board wipes too to go with wrath of god: Martial Coup(perfect fit here!), Phyrexian Rebirth, Blasphemous Act, the aforementioned regent, etc. These will let you control a game going too far. Lots of your spells are just underwhelming in EDH. You want more global effects or things that boost you up. Speaking of which: across the board boosts would aid you like War Horn, Kabira Vindicator, Odric, Master Tactician, Always Watching , as well as global haste givers like Hammer of Purphoros(red has tons of these, they will make your revived squad all the better). If you want some late game revival things like Ever After, Dread Return, and Artisan of Kozilek are some nice ideas imo. Black and white are chock full of revival but if you want a weenie-based deck it doesn't fit as well imo. This took me a while to make so I hope it aids you! Welcome to EDH and potentially TappedOut! If you want some more help then feel free to reply! Later!

MsSysbit on Wait, Did You Say... Griffins?

3 weeks ago

More removal: Banisher Priest, Path of Exile(sadly costly), Phyrexian Rebirth, Martial Coup, Judgment day, Crib Swap, Scour from Existence, and Darksteel Mutation. You will alao love Mother of Runes and perhaps Return to Dust. Hope this helps ya boost your spell base a bit!

lemmingllama on Vials of Wrath

3 weeks ago

Try out Banisher Priest over Fiend Hunter, typically you want higher power than toughness. I would also consider Reflector Mage, since the bounce effect will typically be better than the limited exile.

Myr Superion is also normally subpar if you only intend to AEther Vial/Collected Company it. I would recommend adding in a couple Noble Hierarchs so you can ramp faster to your three drops/Collected Companys and you can hardcast it in a pinch.

Path to Exile will typically be better than Spell Pierce. If you are splashing in the white, it should probably be a more dominant color. Path also works better with Illusory Angel.

Finally, finding space for four Voice of Resurgence would get you far. That card is fantastic in this kind of strategy.

EzraM on Donald Trump's EDH Deck

1 month ago

Very funny deck, thanks for sharing!

My suggestions:- Auriok Champion- Banisher Priest- White Shield Crusader- Hallowed Moonlight

Suicune on Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

1 month ago


Orzhov Basilica is too slow for Alesha, from experience.

Reconnaissance looks like a strong option. Looking to include it.


Thanks for pointing out the Banisher Priest not working in the combo noted.

The Sac outlets look interesting. I'll have to take a closer look at them later.

To explain some of the bigger cards:

Deathrender is the main way of "cheating" in the bigger CMC creatures; bringing it in and attaching it to a sac target to bring in the bigger creatures.

Aurelia, the Warleader gives Alesha, Who Smiles at Death two potential attack phase triggers.

Strionic Resonator - Alesha's effect is a triggered effect: "Whenever-" rather than an activated ability which would be "Cost: Effect", otherwise Rings of Brighthearth would replace it.

Assemble the Legion - This card has won games on its own. Without enchantment removal, it just gets bigger and bigger, whether it be for blockers, more damage or cards like Cathars' Crusade.

The Planeswalkers are primarily removal and more of a personal preference of use, they are replaceable if it came down to it.


AngryChewie on Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

1 month ago

re-read Banisher Priest and compare it to Fiend Hunter. Keyboard "opponent". Combo doesn't work, sorry :/

Also, as far as sac outlets go, you may want to drop Phyrexian Altar and go for Carrion Feeder, Goblin Bombardment, and/or Altar of Dementia.

Another big thing I see here that can be a problem is all your huge creatures and other clunky drops. Alesha decks are typically meant to be fast and efficient with popular options being stax/tokens/combo. Cards like Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Deathrender, Strionic Resonator (alesha has an activated ability, not triggered), Aurelia, the Warleader, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Blinding Angel, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Hellkite Tyrant, Platinum Angel, Siege-Gang Commander, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Assemble the Legion are all bogging your curve down. I think I see a small token theme, but there isn't much capitalization on it. If that's a line you're going for, maybe include a purphoros.

Also, not sure if you knew or not but Cathars' Crusade (while clunky to cast) can take the place of Anafenze in the Redcap combo.

So, in short, here are my suggestions:

  • get rid of your expensive drops and re-evaluate anything that costs more than 4.

  • add in some graveyard recursion effects like Reanimate, Animate Dead, etc

  • add in more tutors like Entomb, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Gamble

  • get rid of your mana rocks that cost more than 2 to cast. Alesha is cheap and you don't need big ramp. Stick to stuff like Sol Ring, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, and the signets

  • change your sac outlets to be more efficient and useful. Carrion Feeder, Altar of Dementia, Goblin Bombardment, Viscera Seer should work

  • fix your land base because you dont want tapped lands and you need more efficient mana fixing

  • drop your walkers and all those protective artifacts. Alesha is 3 mana and, while a great utility card, isn't too essential. If opponents want to waste removal on her, let them since it's just less removal for your combo pieces. If really you're worried about her surviving combat, throw in a Reconnaissance

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

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Magic 2014 Uncommon
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