Containment Priest


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper 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

Mj3913 on Sigarda, Human's Grace - Hatebears Edition

3 days ago

Honestly... Containment Priest. I've held it in hand so many times, and used it once vs a cascade... I do play this a lot as it's the most competitive of the 3 I have.

Poptartz95 on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

4 days ago

Containment Priest would be really good will look into it!

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

5 days ago

Hallowed Moonlight or Containment Priest would be good. They would shut down Kaalia and Mayael and any infinite token strategies.

clayperce on Is there any way to ...

2 weeks ago

Norin's tough to beat, but even he's far from unstoppable. Torpor Orb, Decree of Pain (Cycled), Goblin Sharpshooter, Containment Priest, Grave Pact, Humility, etc ...

p0megranates on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 weeks ago

-Logician: Chain of Vapor is harder to stop against Sisay because the deck doesn't just run out of steam and can consistently play more than 1 relevant hatebear.

I agree with everyone else here re: Teeg vs Sisay, as well as the possibility your meta might not be optimal. I'd also add that Sisay lists these days also just play Paradox Engine as a win, which makes Sisay both a fast (albeit fragile) combo deck and a stax deck at the same time, whereas Teeg doesn't have that advantage.

I took a look at your list; it seems pretty good for the most part, but the lack of Carpet of Flowers, Null Rod, Root Maze, Stony Silence, Chrome Mox, Hokori, Dust Drinker, Ethersworn Canonist, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Tormod's Crypt, Grafdigger's Cage, Containment Priest, or Rest in Peace is suspicious to me and makes me wonder if you're actually playing in a cEDH meta or if you're just stomping pubs. (Especially the Eidolon/Ethersworn honestly). I'm not saying play all of those cards-- e.g. Chrome Mox doesn't synergize with Null Rod obviously, Loyal Retainers can't do anything with RIP/Cage out-- but in a hatebears list with few artifacts and few ways to recur the GY it seems like you should be playing some of those? Because specific hatebears are sometimes useless (Hushwing sucks vs Zur for example), so can be turned into fast mana with Chrome Mox, or you can limit artifacts and go for Stony Silence. But either one or the other makes sense. (Heads up: I play both in my Thrasios Tymna Hulk list!)

I don't think your list is bad and I've seen lists very similar to it, you just have some interesting exclusions that don't really make sense to not run in a competitive meta. I think your deck would be very good at most LGSs and I think it can win sometimes at competitive groups, but lack of Rule of Law type effects would mean you have no real way to stop things like Food Chain Tazri. I see some of the cards are in your sideboard but in cEDH those are mainboard cards. And if Food Chain combos aren't a thing in your groups such that you don't need to mainboard them... might indicate something...

But if you think your list is that good and everyone else is wrong, go prove people wrong in the next cEDH Cockatrice tournament.

The thing is, your deck is mostly fine except not mainboarding Rule of Law effects, creature-cheating hate and mass artifact hate but... honestly the single best way I see that deck being upgraded for a more competitive meta would be to make Captain Sisay the commander. Lol.

Warxuaroz on Of Hate-and-a-laugh Tales

1 month ago

Sadly, I hardly ever get to keep my fox in play as well. I need the Cavern of Souls as well...

AiD IS an auto-include, of course, but my meta is very fast and I hardly ever get to 7 mana, not even dreaming of painting any lands. If I ever ramp the Fox up enough or the meta slows down, I will have it in definitely!

The Fiendslayer is just as good as any of the new additions just being resilient to point removals. The idea seems to work so far.

Duelist's Heritage doesn't need more than one creature to trigger. Moreover, we play 2HG now so I can always give the double strike to my teammate's creature.

Divine Reckoning looks good! I seem to never have noticed it before. Need to try it out as well! As to the Austere Command -it is pretty great, but not in my deck. I'd usually cast it only at creatures and that can be done with 2 less mana. I don't want to destroy my artifacts, nor do I want my enchants removed since I find them extremely useful and my opps don't use them usually.

What do you think of Containment Priest? I need it most against my girl's Kaalia, but it is very supportive against tokens and grave-recurring as well. Also I love the flash! Plus it nicely fits the Eldrazi Displacer.

dan98mg on Santa Zudru

1 month ago

I have really been picking the deck up over the last couple months, plus had some more money/time to test.

Stranglehold, Academy Rector, In the Eye of Chaos, Kismet, Land Tax, plus Enchanted Evening/Aura Thief. OK now that I look at it there are quite a few cards I want to test. I don't know what your meta is like, but with mine Delaying Shield works wonders, As well as Overburden. As well there are quite a few decks that Containment Priest stops from working, so I'm giving her a try.

SacriFace on Death & Taxes 2.0

1 month ago

If someone wants to try the deck i will recommend replacing Hallowed Moonlight with Containment Priest for better synergi

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