Cathedral Sanctifier

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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Cathedral Sanctifier

Creature — Human Cleric

When Cathedral Sanctifier enters the battlefield, you gain 3 life.

Cathedral Sanctifier Discussion

MoonHollow124 on Lone Rider Mono-White Budget Lifegain

6 months ago

I like soul sisters, but I had some opinions on some cards in this deck. Cathedral Sanctifier just does not feel like it does much. 3 life is not that much, especially when you are gaining so much life. Rhox Faithmender feels like a "win more" card, as it is only really good when you are gaining a lot of life, and when you are gaining a lot of life, you are winning, so it becomes irrelevant quickly. It might be nice in the sideboard to maximize your lifegain against burn, and a big but makes it less likely to die to Lightning Bolt . Crested Sunmare is only good if you can play a creature every turn, and I would recommend Archangel of Thune over it. Blessed Alliance is most commonly going to be used to force an opponent to sacrifice an attacking creature because you have an overflow of life already and your creatures are usually frail, so you don't want to chump block with them. Condemn can have the effect of Blessed Alliance for cheaper. You also get to choose the target. Aerial Responder , while having a good rate, unfortunately doesn't cut it for modern, as you want your creatures to have an effect besides just attacking. To keep my hand filled, I use cards like Thraben Inspector and Squadron Hawk (a playset for obvious reasons). To lean heavily into the life gain archetype and guarantee more redundancy, you will want a full playset of each of your main sisters. Also, if you want to gain lots of life at one time, instead of Cathedral Sanctifier , you can run Martyr of Sands , allowing you to turn a Serra Ascendant on on turn two if you'r lucky.

Sorry for this essay on the inner workings of soul sisters.

joeandr802 on Boros Angels

11 months ago

You definitely need more lands in this thing. 20 lands will not get you to your five cost angels very easily and reliably. Alternatively, you could splash green for ramp. Cathedral Sanctifier seems objectively worse than Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant. I would run those instead.

Mullac on Ajani's Nine Lives

1 year ago

Evra, Halcyon Witness could be great here. You swing with it, last minute pay 4 to exchange life total, hits for your lifetotal and you gain that back through lifelink. Goldenglow Moth could replace Cathedral Sanctifier for a chump blocker and it has flying. Otherwise, it's a solid, nice looking deck!

Funkydiscogod on Need help with white token ...

1 year ago

Welcome to the site!

By tradition, when we need help with a deck, we create a new "deck" in our profile. We itemize our cards so it's easier for players unfamiliar to hover over and know what they do. And when linking them, We use double brackets.

1 Avacyn, Angel of Hope 1 Archangel Avacyn  Flip 1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria 1 Baneslayer Angel 1 Exalted Angel 1 Bruna, the Fading Light 1 Gisela, the Broken Blade 4 Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip 1 Cathedral Sanctifier

1 Elspeth, Sun's Champion

4 Devout Invocation 3 Entreat the Angels 1 Fragmentize

1 Murder Investigation 3 Anointed Procession 2 Secure the Wastes 1 White Sun's Zenith

2 Cobbled Wings 2 Darksteel Ingot 1 Gilded Lotus 1 Gauntlet of Power 1 Panoptic Mirror

1 Sandstone Bridge 24 Plains

Remember that deck building skill increases with blood alcohol content (but only if you're 21, otherwise stay away from the stuff).

Firegriff on EDH Custom Deck Challenge

1 year ago

The Challenge that I propose is this: pick a plane, then design a featured Commander of a Legend from the plane. The twist is that the Commander needs to be at least two colors and be designed as a Planeswalker that can be played as Commander. Describe the idea for the deck, how the Commander's Spark triggered, and a general idea of cards you might include as part of the deck if you were designing it for sale. For instance:

Deck name: Saving Grace Plane: Innistrad Commander: Sigarda, Heron of Light (3)(G)(W) Sigarda, Heron of Light can be your Commander. [+2] Put a 1/1 Human token with hexproof into play under your control. [-2] Discard a creature card from your hand. Put a 4/4 Angel token with flying and hexproof into play under your control. [-8] You gain an emblem with, "Creatures you control have lifelink and hexproof. Creatures you control may not be sacrificed. [4]

Spark: After the confrontation with the fused, corrupted Bruna and Gisela, after the 'victory' of the Gatewatch, Sigarda's heart longed for answers, for how to help heal her world. Her heart's cry pulled her out of her world to another, before pulling her back home, where she found Arlinn Kord waiting to speak with her. Realizing now the existence of other worlds, Sigarda has determined to find a way to keep the humans of her ravaged world safe from both internal threats and threats from other planes.

Deck concept: Angels, Humans and Spirits working together to protect and support each other.

Sample cards: Briarbridge Patrol, Cathedral Sanctifier, Champion of Lambholt, Champion of the Parish, Devout Chaplain, Bygone Bishop, Dearly Departed, Drogskol Shieldmate, Angel of Glory's Rise, Angel of Jubilation, Herald of War, Haunted Cloak, Avacyn's Collar, Inquisitor's Flail

lagotripha on

1 year ago

I'd love to see a spell in place of Cathedral Sanctifier- especially with doublecast in the mix. Have you considered either swapping it for something like Silence (a passable lock with soulfire) or Dragonrage? Even a basic token generator would help.

Another option is to go for a heavier 'creatures matter' lifegain. Soul sisters has a lot of tools out there.

Meurth on Gaining Buttloads of Life

1 year ago

Lyra Dawnbringer of course, very expensive though :p Shalai, Voice of Plenty is also a very powerful angel.

Pride Guardian and Seal Away defend well against aggro decks. Mother of Runes is a great defensive card for your sideboard.

If you want to be a bit more aggressive, replace the Inspiring Clerics and a few Knight of Meadowgrain for some Glory-Bound Initiates and maybe some Knight Exemplars and Consul's Lieutenants.

I think Cathedral Sanctifier and Pride Guardian are usually better than Ghost-Lit Redeemer.

You could run a Luxa River Shrine for some extra lifegain.

Good luck with the deck, looks awesome!

thomas2377 on Ajani's Nine Lives

1 year ago

Great call on the Cathedral Sanctifier!! Added in and removed the Townsfolk. The idea behind those was to reload life should you get low enough to drop in 5 of them. Thanks!

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