|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
Creature — Human Cleric
If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
|Have (12)||Tiddilywinkus , ironax , Justinaut , RubyStrings , rhinoloupe , TheAlmostHero , jamesesdad , mlouden03 , Azdranax , Forkbeard , mziter501 , nate_wizardadept|
|Want (5)||NostalgicAce , Dadaman11 , Comicalflop , sonnet666 , zachi|
Containment Priest Discussion
1 hour ago
I have in my Roon deck most of what solarbeam said together with.
Brago, King Eternal, Eldrazi Displacer, Galepowder Mage
Reclamation Sage, Duplicant, Solemn Simulacrum, Satyr Wayfinder, Thragtusk
Wall of Blossoms, Wall of Omens all of the best "enters the battlefield, draw a card".Scrivener, Mnemonic Wall
Ghostway, Eerie Interlude
Displace, Ghostly Flicker, Illusionist's StratagemVanish into Memory
Hallowed Moonlight, Containment Priest, Sundial of the InfiniteThran Dynamo, Worn Powerstone
Sage of Ancient Lore Flip has an "enters the battlefield" ability and packs quite a punch if transformed.
2 weeks ago
For Kaalia and Atarka I'd have to suggest running,
Containment Priest: stops Kaalia's enters as they aren't cast but be careful as it stops you from playing Derevi too with her ability,
Meekstone: stops high treat attacks and you can flash Derevi in for this purpose and tap down + block something,
Reverence: also stops unbuffed Kaalia and yeah with blind obedience or the better version thalia it can also be delayed.
Willbreaker: is just all around good for those commanders as without them they can not win. and this will definitely push some otherwise lost games into a win. imprisoned in the moon and song of the dryads which you already run work too!
If you are able to cheat in things or with heavy mana acceleration of your own Blazing Archon might help you it's a bit janky but works vs aggro... the sandwurm is a bit too costly as you have no way of cheating it in at the moment...
3 weeks ago
I also testing Dimir Charm as a way to cheat my counterspells count and removal in the same slot, it kills Aven Mindcensor and Containment Priest and in some cases Scavenging Ooze should work well enough for me for those reasons, idk about your particular list tho.
NOTE: Counterbalance worked so damn well in my meta.
1 month ago
do you like FREE STUFF? (2 CMC avg Aluren combo) is my version of this deck! We have different builds - I focused on more of a toolbox creature build. But I will say that I'm running 1x Fairgrounds Warden for hate pieces and I love it; I'm also really liking Winds of Rebuke and Silence as protection cards. Winds of Rebuke especially has impressed me, for such an unassuming card. Sometimes you just need to get Spirit of the Labyrinth off the table to combo, and with all the top-of-deck tutors (Worldly Tutor, Vampiric Tutor) it has random value as well.
Also, Containment Priest. Soooo good against so many strategies.
Finally, I recommend Devoted Druid and Vizier of Remedies as a backup combo (into draw-deck with Thrasios and infinitely large Ballista) instead of Aetherflux Reservoir because it doesn't require Aluren to go off and goes off through ETB hate, too.
Glad other people are playing Aluren combo in EDH! It's so fun.
1 month ago
@meowndabout Nice questions! Glad to help with this. I changed the write up slightly, to include a sample blue print for playing the deck. That answers some of your questions, other ones are below.
Fauna Shaman - usually you discard extra mana elves (which aren't that great in the mid-game) to get actual stax pieces or utility creatures. But, also, you can just discard anything. It turns each creature into a Worldly Tutor + free card draw.
Loyal Retainers - this is actually best with Iona, Shield of Emeria, which is decent to run if your meta has some mono-colored decks. However, it's worth leaving in the deck even without Iona, just to get back anything that happens to get killed. It's pretty good reanimation, just by itself.
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale - Actually, Magus of the Tabernacle is a pretty good replacement. Tabernacle is here mostly to combat other decks that rely on creatures and mana elves (like us), but have a harder time tutoring for Gaea's Cradle. To perform this function, another answer is Defense of the Heart. Magus might be better since it's a creature and slides under your Thorn of Amethyst effects.
Nullstone Gargoyle - this is a new card I'm testing. It's easily hard-castable with Gaea's Cradle and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. And it's a pretty strong lock with Eidolon of Rhetoric. Yes, if I could get this lock together, I'd just cast creature after that.
Recruiter of the Guard - you just get whatever you need for the situation you're in. Get whatever stops your opponents the hardest. You have to know how your opponent's strategies work.
Sanctum Prelate - pretty much always names 2 or 3. These stop boardwipes that sneak under Gaddock Teeg; on three you stop: Toxic Deluge and Fire Covenant; on two you stop Cyclonic Rift and Pyroclasm. I usually pick either 2 or 3 based on which board wipe I'm more afraid of at the moment; but in either case you end up shutting off large parts of your opponents' decks.
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - this is becoming less important in this list; however I think it's still probably good enough to run. Yeah, you just get whatever is most helpful. You can either get Quirion Ranger on 1 to activate Yisan or Sisay twice per turn, or you get Sylvan Safekeeper to guard Sisay against spot removal. After that, you know, get whatever you need.
Crop Rotation - there's a lot of strong lands in the list. Strip Mine and Horizon Canopy are very good with Ramunap Excavator. You can also get Tabernacle. You can get one of the ramp-lands like Gaea's Cradle, nykthos, or Ancient Tomb. If possible, you should always sacrifice a Flagstones of Trokair.
Creature tutors - You get whatever you really need top stop what your opponents are doing. These tutors let you get non-legendary creatures tho, so sometimes you can get Sanctum Prelate or Eidolon of Rhetoric or Spirit of the Labyrinth if one of those seems really appropriate, or you're in a winning position already, you can go for the kill with Shaman of the Forgotten Way or a lock with Nullstone Gargoyle.
Enlightened Tutor - yes, frequently the most powerful thing to get with this is Living Plane, although there's a lot of great artifact/enchantment stax pieces you may want, particularly Rest in Peace, Null Rod or Sphere of Resistance. It can get ramp in Mana Crypt or Carpet of Flowers. It can also get Lightning Greaves which can be great for Sisay. This card is awesome in this list.
Gemstone Caverns, Chrome Mox - these are ramp, which is totally critical. You just exile whatever you don't need. Try to prioritize playing a turn 1 or 2 stax piece with these ramp cards. Also think about when you will play Sisay. If you have these ramp cards, try to set up a sequence where you play a stax card turn 1, a mana creature turn 2, and SIsay turn 3.
Null Rod, Stony Silence - these only shut off our artifact ramp, not our creature ramp. Only play them if they're going to hurt your opponents more than they hurt you. But the deck is pretty much designed so that it's usually pretty asymmetric, although certain hands and board states can make it more nuanced.
You can totally run snow lands if you want to.
Solemnity - this doesn't do anything...
Ashes of the Abhorrent - This can work if your meta has a lot of reanimation or storm...
1 month ago
mmcgeach Back with more questions :)
Fauna Shaman - what are you discarding to this?
Nullstone Gargoyle - are you hardcasting this? at this point are you not casting noncreature spells?
Recruiter of the Guard - what would you tend to look for?
Sanctum Prelate - what number would you tend to choose?
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - it doesn't matter what you get each time you search?
Crop Rotation - what land would you sac and in turn, search for?
Gemstone Caverns - this seems really risky - what would you toss to play this with a luck counter?
Chrome Mox - what would you imprint under this?
Carpet of Flowers - if my meta didn't have a lot of blue (yes, i know), what would you put in this spot?
OTHER CARDS TO USE?
1 month ago
I personally would cut Containment Priest, as it works against your overall ability to flicker creatures, most importantly Brago, King Eternal. Also, at least in my testing, I've found that Wall of Omens just doesn't generate enough value, but if you like it keep it. Also, you're running Strip Mine, maybe you should consider also running Wasteland.
Check out my deck Brago Flicker-Stax
1 month ago
Nice! I like that you go for both control and protection of yourself in this deck. The deck is not that expensive to make either, so quite accessable. Here's what I would change/add:
some more ramp; before Karametra hits the field, it's nice to get some early ramp going. I saw you already have Exploration in here. I would also recommend Burgeoning, Rampant Growth, Cultivate and/or Kodama's Reach. In case you feel like spending money, some of my personal favorites are Weathered Wayfarer and Land Tax.
Wheel of Sun and Moon is an excellent way to keep your graveyard empty and allows your tutors to search for stuff you lost earlier.
I know they are expensive, but Greater Auramancy and Privileged Position will make it very hard for your opponents to deal with you. Especially when you also have Sigarda, Host of Herons on the battlefield (gets even crazier if Avacyn, Angel of Hope would be available).
Hope this helps. Enjoy Christmas and thanks for the nice deck idea; you've given me something to think about :)