Containment Priest


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

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

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Containment Priest

Creature — Human Cleric


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

Containment Priest Discussion

AKBZ on New to cEDH

5 days ago

Starting with mana base, I would cut any land entering tapped as the only way it enters. You are giving your opponent a Time Walk every time they come into play because it puts you a turn behind. They either should just be basic lands or upgrades, the big ones being City of Brass , Mana Confluence , and Forbidden Orchard . These lands far outweigh things like Bojuka Bog or Murmuring Bosk or Temple of Plenty . Also would cut Razorverge Thicket , Canopy Vista , Fortified Village and High Market . The first three are too conditional and High Market is colorless with no immediate benefit. I would play the pain lands before these lands as they don’t enter tapped and still give you your colors and I would play the fetchlands before the painlands. Keep in mind you can play up too nine fetchlands because they don’t have any color symbols on them. Second, upgrade the tutor package. Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor are the best black tutors in the format, and the reason to be in black. I would consider them higher priority than fast mana rocks. The cuts I would make are Apprentice Necromancer Damnation Day of Judgment Bloodthrone Vampire Qasali Pridemage Altar of Dementia Ashnod's Altar Lotleth Troll Life from the Loam Greater Good and Farseek The sac outlets only come out when you combo, so having excess is deadweight. The board wipes aren’t doing anything to stop fast combo, so they can be cut. The necromancer and pridemage are value, but not enough. I would rather play Assassin's Trophy and Abrupt Decay over those two. Card suggestions Stony Silence Null Rod Abrupt Decay Assassin's Trophy Birthing Pod Nature's Claim Nature's Lore Survival of the Fittest Demonic Tutor Vampiric Tutor Aura Shards Leyline of the Void , Containment Priest and Grafdigger's Cage . If you can’t play fast mana, neither should your opponents. The first two are MUST INCLUDES and the tutors are HIGH PRIORITY. Nature's Lore is a strict upgrade over Farseek . The last three are graveyard hate that hates out the two decks mentioned. I know that you are thinking “but those last two hate out my deck as well”. That is the wrong way to look at them. The first question you should ask is “are the two decks I’m losing too faster than me?” The answer is yes, they are. After that, the next question should be “can I be faster than them?” The answer is no, you can’t be faster than them. Without cards like Gaea's Cradle and Mana Crypt and Mox Diamond and Survival of the Fittest and Demonic Tutor you will never be faster. Even with these cards, this strategy is considered to be slower than the two decks mentioned. Therefore, you have to slow them down at all costs, even if it means you won’t be winning anytime soon. I would say that the hate pieces are MUST INCLUDES. I would cut Hushwing Gryff and Gaddock Teeg as these cards are not helping you fight your meta. The last bit of advice is that you are playing Stax pieces and are playing a Stax deck. The deck needs to fight what you are playing against. Anything that does not do that is unhelpful at best and a game loss at most. Sure, you are playing to a combo finish, but there are multiple turns before that game winning combo, and every card in your opening hand has to slow down your opponent or speed you up. If they are not doing that, they should be cut. Anyhow, this is just my opinion. Hope this helps. Good luck.

SynergyBuild on Why Cyclonic Rift is not ...

3 weeks ago

ShutUpMokuba I did do this one?

abby315 The whole point was for people to disagree... otherwise, I wouldn't have asked for thoughts or posted this? Also, there are many ways to use C-Rift, it is a versatile card, however, using it on endsteps as you mentioned doesn't mean you can't get attacked for a turn cycle (haste), it doesn't even necessarily give you resistance to permanent based hate. Aven Mindcensor , Notion Thief , Containment Priest , Cast Out , Alms Collector , Venser, Shaper Savant , Mystic Snake , Frilled Mystic , Seal Away , and Stasis Snare are flash hate permanents I could name off of the top of my head.

griffstick Sorry about that, you could use the point I made at the end if you want more answers to it. I hope that helps!

enpc I think at that point in a competitive game, Winds of Rebuke for decks like Kess, Blink of an Eye or Into the Roil are better most of the time anyway, and while C-Rift is another option, all of them are equal enough that I am sure you can see why it isn't a dominant spell in that metagame.

For casual, I said it clearly was really strong, no doubt. Just that when you want to spend 20 bucks in a casual meta, there are better options.

multimedia on Lavinia Land Hate

3 weeks ago

Hey, looks good, but consider adding more hate?

Cards to consider adding:

To make your deck more competitive consider cutting these cards:

  • Terramorphic Expanse
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Flood Plain
  • Port Town
  • Prairie Stream
  • Emergency Powers
  • Planar Bridge
  • Fall of the Thran
  • Thought Lash
  • Estrid's Invocation
  • Mind's Dilation
  • Thaumatic Compass
  • Swiftfoot Boots
  • Burnished Hart
  • Cataclysmic Gearhulk
  • Spelltithe Enforcer
  • Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Chasmolinker on Modern Horizons Reprints / Tinfoil ...

1 month ago

I take it you saw my new deck.....

"I think it's likely that they're focusing on extending the format horizontally [supplementing existing T2/T3 decks]" This is my hope. The 2 spoilers we've seen so far seem made for BW Tokens which fits right into the T2/T3 realm. Sure they're playable elsewhere but BW tokens seems to get the most out of both cards. I worry that they will pull a Masters 25 move and print a powerhouse like Force of Will to give a recognizable "face" to the set. That being said, we have pseudo counterspell in standard offering tribal support in the process. FoW in standard breaks the NWO by having a free counter spell causing serious bad feels for newer players. Modern is growing faster and faster every year. The T4 format is no longer. Having FoW in the format could remedy that to some degree. It's not as necessary as it is in Legacy, not yet anyway, but it could be a solid check valve in Modern to keep T1/T2 shenanigans at a minimum.

SynergyBuild has a good point about printing dud Rares into Standard. Reprints that do nothing in standard are printed at common or not printed at all.

SynergyBuild on Modern Horizons Reprints / Tinfoil ...

1 month ago

There are three reasons some powerhouse non-new cards would be printed:

  • The first is specifically to appease the community's need for reprints. Simple to explain, not a huge revelation.

  • The second is for limited playing. Powerhouse uncommon reprints like Swords or even a Force Spike could just occur to make playing limited more enticing. How many times do you get to play Force Spike in a draft?

  • The last is to sell product without hoping their cards are too backbreaking. If they want to reprint legacy staples, to lower prices, they can, however I'd imagine someone in Finance at Hasboro knows it won't affect sales of the product that much. The big thing is that if they are scared of ruining modern, which if the power level of the new cards is too high they might, having safe cards they have designed prior would be in their best interest. It is a safe option, not something I have seen them do a lot of, but not something they haven't done or won't continue to.

Also, for your theory on them printing Containment Priest into standard, there are only so many cards like Scapeshift or Crucible of Worlds they can fit. Those cards for the eternal formats that don't affect standard have an issue. They don't affect standard. They can't make 30% of a standard set's rare slots have no effect on standard AND not have flavor that goes with the set, so they only can fit ~5 cards for eternal formats max per set. Often 3 or less. I just don't see that occurring often.

Hope I could change your mind a bit. This is really interesting to chat about so I am glad you asked the community!

sergiodelrio on Modern Horizons Reprints / Tinfoil ...

1 month ago

So apparently a lot of people are assuming that we'll get cards like Force of Will , Counterspell , Daze , Wasteland or Containment Priest and my personal thought is there is no way in hell.

Let me start off with a couple of premises that I will base my reasoning on. My first assumption is that reprints will require the disability to be reprinted in Standard for whatever reason (or at the very least be rather unlikely to be reprinted). Secondly, they will not reprint any cards that will potentially speed up the format or otherwise increase the overall power level. And last but not least, I think it's likely that they're focusing on extending the format horizontally (no pun intended, but interesting coincidence), supplementing existing T2/T3 decks, rather than printing cards that could potentially push existing decks over the top aka vertical progress of the format.

I do believe that we'll get at least one counterspell, but it will be more in the Force Spike area (we already have Mana Tithe for example). RND is not a fan of "free" spells anymore, and I believe they don't want an extended bluffing component in the format. I heard a lot of voices saying FoW wouldn't have much impact on Modern because there aren't a lot of unfair decks, but by that metric they might as well reprint it in Standard. The actual Counterspell would push Modern in a direction where permission would be unconditional, and that would be vertical progress.

Containment Priest is also one of those cards that would be rather weak in Standard, so why waste a slot on it when it could go in basically every set?

What I do think will happen is that we'll get a couple of themes that will consist in part of existing (keyworded) mechanics which won't be reprinted in Standard, supplemented by new cards with those mechanics. Also tribal support in the same way.

There will be little to no powerhouse card reprints whatsoever. Why? Because people can buy the old cards from the secondary market. Therefore, in order to actually sell the product, the juicy cards on the stronger side will most certainly be new cards, so people must actually open the packs to get them.

Change my mind ;)

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on The Sea is Woke - Noyan Dar Control

1 month ago

Hey I have a similar deck ( here ) and was wondering what you think? You gave me some great ideas like Trade Routes , Teferi's Response , Tragic Arrogance . I'm concerned about two things for our decks: wincons and stax. Torpor Orb , Rest in Peace , Overburden , Embargo , Containment Priest , etc are removal in a sense, but control decks like to respond and be reactive instead of proactive. What's your opinion on that, and what kind of non-infinite combo wincon would be good for UB? I've been considering Redeem the Lost , Research the Deep , and Pulse of the Grid as a redundant View from Above but they seem mediocre.

Icbrgr on Modern Horizon

1 month ago

aaaaand finished reading the article DwaginFodder shared (THANK YOU!!!) and edited my post to negate my theory of a possible path to a NBLM format "Firstly, it's explicitly stated that the intent of Modern Horizons isn't to completely warp the entire format or turn it into a different version of Legacy." This was a very refreshing/reassuring article that gave me a lot of hope for things to come! I think a couple stand out cards mentioned in her article were Nimble Mongoose (to boost Delver decks), Portent (as another cantrip) and Containment Priest (D&T's...maybe)

As far as things to come/have yet to be printed/spoiled... i think there will be a lot of future "Cards That Could Have Something Printed in Their Likeness" or maybe just "Strictly Worse" versions of cards that we have seen before like Prime Speaker Vannifar is to Birthing Pod

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Containment Priest occurrence in decks from the last year


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