Containment Priest

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Containment Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

Flash

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

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Containment Priest Discussion

Kiyomeii on Derevi, Empyrial Staxtician (Competitive)

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...

VelvetVendetta on Control Zur

3 weeks ago

If you want to increase your clock Copy Enchantment is a very versatile enchantment that can double your Empyrial Armor.

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.

abby315 on Legacy Aluren for EDH!

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.

mmcgeach on Sisay Stax

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.

Ancient Tomb is good ramp; Temple of the False God is unplayable crap. There's lots of games where you never get to 5 lands.

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.

Carpet of Flowers - just any other stax piece, maybe Reclamation Sage or Scavenging Ooze, depending on what your meta needs.

Arid Mesa, Marsh Flats - originally I wanted to hedge against running all the fetches with Root Maze, which makes fetches freaking terrible. However, this could be revisited.

You can totally run snow lands if you want to.

Grand Abolisher - I haven't wanted this; usually I'd rather have more Thorn of Amethyst effects - Glowrider and Vryn Wingmare, which make counter spells really hard to use.

Containment Priest - this or Scavenging Ooze is a fine card if your metagame has a lot of reanimator decks. It does hurt our own reanimation (and Yisan), so I wouldn't play it by default.

Solemnity - this doesn't do anything...

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip - I don't think this is worth a 3-cmc non-creature spell. :(

Ashes of the Abhorrent - This can work if your meta has a lot of reanimation or storm...

Disenchant - I'd rather run Reclamation Sage, then maybe Manglehorn.

meowndabout on Sisay Stax

1 month ago

mmcgeach Back with more questions :)

CLARIFICATION SOUGHT

OTHER CARDS TO USE?

unkindpotato on Let's just enjoy each other's company :)

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

NV_1980 on Pillow Fort (unfinished)

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:

Hope this helps. Enjoy Christmas and thanks for the nice deck idea; you've given me something to think about :)

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