Containment Priest

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

Combos Browse all

Containment Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

Flash

If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead.

Containment Priest Discussion

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

2 days ago

@pato_mtg, I've actually been thinking about replacing Aura Shards for a while now because of these pesky artifacts... And going over your question, again and again, has changed my mind about it...

Scenarios, where it could have been way more useful than my enchantment, is plentiful as far as I can recall! also, the only way to stop them with Aura Shards would be creatures with flash which also has very low odds to pull of anyway and we already have a fair bit of hate towards artifacts so it could actually act as a backup you can keep up if you have a Null Rod out and people are looking for an end step removal to try and go for a win on their turn regardless of how Staxy your board is with Artifact combos mentioned in the previous post.

Although for the other two, I'm still not 100% convinced even though Reanimator occasionally screw you over with a turn 1 or 2 Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur or any of the commonly used targets like Sheoldred... we do still have a re-castable untapping/tapping bird at our disposal that can still prolong the game to a point where those beasts won't easily beat you down anyway. And it will eventually require other people to respond too if it doesn't snowball to far out of hand. I feel like running Counter spells like Flusterstorm , Spell Pierce And similar cards like this for these early reanimator scenario's is something I'd prefer as they could also prevent board wipes that slip through at other points in the game! And imagine a pod where 2-3 of your opponents manage to put a reanimated beast on the table... Your singular swords won't save you and you just move on I guess :'(...

Or yea to flash in Containment Priest only for these kinds of scenarios :)! Heck, I'd even run more grave-hate before I'd consider swords if Reanimator was a problem as you have so many choices...

Ground Seal , Grafdigger's Cage , Rest in Peace , Silent Gravestone , etc, etc...

(It will be a pain to see Aura Shards go as I've had so much success with it removing every single Ramp artifact and later on crucial pieces they needed a turn cycle for to go off with :'(... but the day has come to accept that CEDH loves its Paradoxfluxervoirscepter or chain veil combos too much and storm is everywhere xD)

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

2 days ago

Thanks so much for the detailed explanation!

All of them make a lot of sense when reading your thoughts on it. I think I am a bit biased since last week I played against a friend who managed to Reanimate a turn 2 Sheoldred, Whispering One and it definitely felt like a losing battle most of the game until I top decked the Swords to Plowshares but that was just lucky on my part and not something I can rely on since I don't even have any method of tutoring it. And, as you said, you win some, you lose some.

That also showed me how important Containment Priest is and added it to my list, I wasn't previously running it because of Birthing Pod , Chord of Calling , etc., but now I think it is really worth its slot.

Thanks again!

Venturub on The Small Big Damage

1 week ago

Hey there!

I consider your deck as very thoughtful although I have different suggestions for it:

Gadianten on Tears of Blood | Vish Kal Reborn

1 week ago

Looks solid, a few interesting choices are Gift of Immortality , and Lifeline . If you chose to use Lifeline make sure and pair it up with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or add Containment Priest as well.

Consider Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak because early game Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter is hilarious.

Some useful creatures are Abhorrent Overlord , Skirsdag High Priest and Rune-Scarred Demon .

Looks good and love the commander. +1

Hissp on Bureaucratizing Paradoxical Engines - GAAIV

2 weeks ago

Hey, interested to hear your thoughts on Containment Priest , Gilded Drake , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Meddling Mage , Phyrexian Revoker , Recruiter of the Guard , and Alms Collector (I'm building a Lavinia deck and looking for some overlap in other Azorius Commanders!)

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

3 weeks ago

Darkshadow327: My meta is one where spot removal is more helpful than full wraths, honestly? Not to mention that Ghostly Prison is often better than a wrath against token decks (in terms of combat), and Avacyn, the Purifier 's damage can often do the trick against mana dorks and smaller creatures. But in this deck I mostly want to prevent my opponents' silliness from happening at all (say, with Spirit of the Labyrinth or Containment Priest ) rather than focusing on answering it after-the-fact (which Boros is very bad at generally).

hkhssweiss: Thanks for the comment. I'd like to avoid ETB-hate (because several things in my deck only work with ETBs, and Containment Priest tends to deal with dedicated ETB spam well enough). However, Devoted Caretaker is very interesting (sorta like a second, less-good Mother of Runes ), and Grand Abolisher is something I really should be playing :/ I'm not a fan of Spelltithe Enforcer or Leonin Arbiter (I don't like giving my opponents choices when using hatebears), and while Gorilla Shaman is really good in Vintage I'm not much of a fan in EDH (he's only good dealing with 0-cost artifacts, and there's rarely more than 5 of those in any deck save Jhoira). Harsh Mentor was something I considered here, but I have found it's very meta-dependent and doesn't do enough work for me. And while I like Sunforger packages, I think that I have enough in those slots (and most of those options are pretty bad outside of their synergy with Sunforger itself). Thanks for your thoughts!

Any of you have any ideas on what you would cut?

Load more

Containment Priest occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.09%

GW (Selesnya): 0.1%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.03%