Containment Priest


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations Common
Commander 2014 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.

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Containment Priest Discussion

SaberTech on Daxos the Terminator

1 week ago

Looking through the hatebears you have right now; Containment Priest can prevent you from bringing enchantment creatures back with Replenish, Eidolon of Rhetoric stops your Bomberman combo, and Spirit of the Labyrinth conflicts with Phyrexian Arena.

You already have Contamination that you can sac hatebears to if you need them out of the way, but it might be worth running High Market as another sac outlet in case your own hatebears start causing you grief.

Icehand on Dragonslaying

2 weeks ago

With three of my friends looking to buy the dragon tribal deck for Commander 2017, I might just have to get this list.

I have found that lots of dragon decks love tokens.

If your opponent uses Descent of the Dragons, then run a Hallowed Moonlight to stop it. I would say to use a Containment Priest but it sadly doesn't touch tokens. But if they are running a Bladewing the Risen, then Priest will stop that.

Gleeock on K & T Pillow City of Pity

2 weeks ago

Sometimes Containment Priest can be pretty nice for forting, keep those pesky players from setting up inf. graveyard mischief or inf. creature production while you are playing in your fort.... Plus the LocustGod is swiftly approaching --- And from what I've seen; he will make most of our hated decks trivial in comparison

Metroid_Hybrid on Type-1, type-2, type... Modern?

3 weeks ago

@Oloro_Magic: You've pretty much echoed how I figured it to be.. I just thought I'd throw it out there for the sake of community discussion, as I don't even think the matter has been brought up in literally years..

@Lame_Duck: Actually both Vintage & Legacy are the "Eternal" formats because literally every set ever printed is legal (outside of the Un-sets of course), whereas Modern & Frontier are considered "non-rotating" formats because their respective card pools only pull from "Standard-legal" sets from a certain point forward.. Hence why you'll find cards from EDH sets like Containment Priest & True-Name Nemesis in Legacy, but not Modern..

rockleemyhero on Rafiq Tempo cEDH

1 month ago

Hey @Adam_Dills, thanks for the upvote and comment!

Thanks for looking at my list and for the suggestions. I should elaborate my meta: it is rampant with fast combo, stax, and all tier 1/2 cedh builds. While Trinket Mage is a fine card (and even better so in my paper list where I run Sensei's Divining Top+Counterbalance combo), tapping out for a 3 mana creature that doesnt tutor a combo piece doesn't cut it. It would be stronger if i were running Pithing Needle, Relic of Progenitus, Skullclamp and top.

Lightning Greaves is a great addition to the list that is always on the fence. It comes in and out. The list currently doesnt use voltron to win very often so it's power level is decreased. If i had more combat oriented duedes such as Cephalid Constable, Medomai the Ageless, Serra Ascendant and/or Dragonlord Ojutai it would be a more worthy inclusion.

As far as Mirari's Wake goes, i love that card and i play it in my naya tokens list, which is more casual than this one. Unfortunately my meta is too fast to play a 5 mana enchantment that doesnt do anything the first turn it comes down. You mentioned speed being a factor for trinket mage, however this deck plays the exact opposite: because it is much slower than the fast combo decks I play against, I need to outlast the game and put them on my pace via proactive control elements such as Rest in Peace, Kataki, War's Wage, and Containment Priest. This deck wins around turns 6-8 in a 4 mana pod.

Glad to hear there are still other people still interested in rafiq in a more competitive setting. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'm glad to hear my list has helped, I should have a primer up in the near future :)


1 month ago

no grave hate? no problem.

Containment Priest boiiiii

Flagellum on Zurgo Board Control Hatebears Help

1 month ago

Thought of a couple more bears:

Magus of the Tabernacle

Windborn Muse

Kataki, War's Wage: maybe not the greatest if you're running lots of equipment

Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker

High Priest of Penance

Containment Priest

abby315 on B/U Reanimator

1 month ago

From what I've seen, though I don't run him, Keranos, God of Storms comes in particularly against Death and Taxes because you can reanimate him in the face of Containment Priest, and his abilities will help you draw to a win (finding a hate card) or just dome them 3 each turn. Source

He's also good against decks like U/W Control that run Path and Terminus.

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