Banisher Priest


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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

earth24122004 on How Humanity Works

2 months ago

My first modern deck how Humanity works. by using raging aggro by putting stuff like Thraben Inspector , Boros Elite and buff them with stuff like Coat of Arms or Honor of the Pure could be good late-game buffs.

Removals- In this case, there will be no stuff like Path to Exile because it's kinda budget so I've have decided to put stuff like Fiend Hunter , Banisher Priest or fast spell-like Celestial Purge , Seal Away , Sunlance etc.

Mana ramp- Since this an aggro deck so it should include too much mana ramp for the help, But this case for sparing I've have decided to include Talisman of Hierarchy , Pillar of Origins for an emergency.

SynergyBuild on Soulherder in Multiplayer

2 months ago

With many game states in multiplayer magic, when a player has an effect like Banishing Light or Banisher Priest exiling an opponents card, then that player dies, however the game isn't over, I was told that all of their cards get exiled, so since the Banishing Light styled effect 'left the battlefield,' the card would return.

If this is true, when a player has Soulherder , and an opponent that controls creatures would leave the game, would a bunch of counters be put on Soul Herder?

ahthornev2 on Death & Taxes

2 months ago

@ ritz_crackaz : well, depends on what you are missing, but if it is something like - Mox Diamond , - Mox Pearl , - Mana Crypt , - City of Traitors , I think you would want to add replacement points in Sol Ring and Strip Mine if you have access to them. Even Mana Vault could be okay but not necessary IMO. Lotus Petal is another option for fast-mana alternatives.

If you wanted some other options for replacements for spells in the deck, I love Reality Smasher for some cheese and cards like Fiend Hunter and Banisher Priest can be solid. There's a pretty big list of great hate-bears that aren't in this list as well, like Vryn Wingmare and Sanctum Prelate . In the right meta, those cards are bonkers. Really stoked on the new card Charming Prince from Throne of Eldraine as well...

Dark_Danda on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

3 months ago

Hi Kiyomei,

Very nice deck you got there. Please, allow me to give some input as a fellow cEDH player. First off, I see all stax cards in your deck there is but very few removals. Hence, I kindly would like to share some input on balancing the decks versatility.

I hope this was insightful to you. And no, I am not playing Derevi myself ;) But I do actually play a lot against it.

Cheers, Danda

Aargus222 on Lyra Dawnbringer EDH

4 months ago

Static abilities would counter shutdown spells. Good point. Seal Away looks good, but i already have that in a creature form Fiend Hunter . I also have Banisher Priest , which i could put in the deck. Thanks for all the deckbuilding tips blfngl!

Jangura on Athreos God of the Return Version 2

5 months ago


Thanks for you comment :)

First to the Desecrated Tomb . I think in an 1vs1 setting its not that great, since from my playtesting a lot of cards go to the graveyard. For a multiplayer setting, it could really get you some value, since there ppl are not paying that much life and are generally more afraid to lose life.

For Teysa Karlov I was thinking a lot to incorparate her into the deck. Problem is I can't figure out what I should cut from my list. Maybe you have an opinion for what card to cut here.

Fiend Hunter I didn't even know existed, so im not sure if Im gonna include it. So far the Banisher Priest has ben working fine for me.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Athreos God of the Return Version 2

5 months ago

Hi I have an aethreos deck myself and i am going back and fourth about Desecrated Tomb . I love its interaction with aethreos as whenever a creature is returned to your hand with aethreos you get a bat. However, it does furthur encourage people to pay the life rather than return the creature. I'd be interested to here your thoughts on the card.

Also Teysa Karlov is an instant include for me in an aethreos deck. In this particular deck she doubles the death effects of 10 of your creatures (including Reveillark which some people miss), 1 of your enchantments and your commander.

Fiend Hunter is also a better version of Banisher Priest . This is because as you can sacrifice fiend hunter in response to its first trigger, resulting in the leave the battlefield trigger resolving first and the creature actually staying exiled .

theguy419 on Bruna, the Fading Light

5 months ago

i'm noticing some problems that you have with too little recursion and too little in the ways of protecting her from targeted removal. cards like Faith's Reward , Second Sunrise , Resurrection and False Defeat are really good to make sure your creatures come back when you get blown up after you summon your god emperor angel. you also are mono white so the problem with that is your card draw is very limited to really get going. take a look at cards like Mind's Eye , Scroll Rack + Land Tax . it's a great way to draw 3 a turn for one mana. Staff of Nin is a good passive draw for you every turn and you should absolutely look at putting The Immortal Sun in your deck. card is nuts and fucks on planeswalkers at the same time which only really affects one card in your deck. other cards that will help with your voltron strategy are various cards like Steelshaper's Gift , Open the Vaults , Stonehewer Giant and Stoneforge Mystic . various equipments that are really good for what you wanna do are things like Champion's Helm , Darksteel Plate , Whispersilk Cloak , any of the sword of cards (just gonna put a link to all the sword of cards of your choice all but body and mind are sweet, Batterskull , Sword of Vengeance Hammer of Nazahn . certain creatures that are just good stuff that you should think about are Selfless Squire , Thalia, Heretic Cathar , Karmic Guide , Reveillark , Linvala, Keeper of Silence also look at putting in Nahiri, the Lithomancer for a good planeswalker for equipment

cards i'm seeing that are just meh: Aegis Angel , Resolute Archangel , Banisher Priest , Fiend Hunter , Herald of the Host (doesn't really do anything to make your commander the one shot machine you want), Deathless Angel , Oracle's Vault (becomes to easily blown up right after you put all the work into making it work), Emancipation Angel , Divine Visitation (i get why you have it there for the 1/1 spirits you make, but it's not worth it), Requiem Angel .

other then that you just trim the fat of cards that don't help make brisela your one shot machine you're looking for. hope this helped!

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