Ghostly Prison

Ghostly Prison


Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays for each creature he or she controls that's attacking you.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Ghostly Prison occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.16%

Ghostly Prison Discussion

jaymc1130 on Need Some Help Brewing. I'm ...

1 day ago

I like the group slug in combination with a pillowfort idea. Gisela's wording offers a pretty unique opportunity. Triggered effects that would deal 1 damage to you while she is on the board deal no damage to you instead, but double damage to opponents. Manabarbs, AEther Sting, Battle Strain, Burning Earth, Heat of Battle, Rampaging Ferocidon, City of Brass, Talisman of Conviction, Battlefield Forge are all cards that would have their negative effect negated if Gisela is on the field, while opponents would suffer more.

Ankh of Mishra, Psychogenic Probe, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Pyrostatic Pillar, Repercussion, Spellshock, Zo-Zu the Punisher would all be cards that have their negative effects mitigated with Gisela out and opponents would suffer a lot more.

You could complement this game plan with pieces like War's Toll, Caltrops, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Aura of Silence, Glowrider, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Vryn Wingmare, Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse to tax and slow them down while all the slug effects eat away at life totals.

I feel like there's quite a bit of space to be explored in this niche for Gisela.

Unlife on Need Some Help Brewing. I'm ...

1 day ago

It took a while to tune but I had fun building Legendary tribal for Gisela. As many legendary cards as possible in a single deck, even if they aren't optimal like Kher Keep and Shivan Gorge

It could also be fun to build an indirect double damage deck. Things like Heartless Hidetsugu and Firey Emancipation, with some support like Ghostly Prison, Leyline of Sanctity, Crawlspace, to keep you from being attacked

TypicalTimmy on New Subtype: Warden

1 week ago

I had this idea that a Warden could be a Subtype.

Wardens are defined as typically Humanoid beings who specialize, in part or in whole, hieromancey.

WOTC, incorrectly, considers hieromancer to be the practice of essentially "law magic".

Ghostly Prison? Hieromancey.

Archangel of Tithes? Hieromancey.

Gideon Jura? Hieromancey.

Well a Warden is someone who practices this magic, but it can extend out of white. Typically into black, and then blue - making it's dominate shard Esper.

Emak of Eternal Prisons

Legendary Creature - Sphinx Warden


At the beginning of your upkeep, tap target nonland permanent and put a prison counter on it. As long as you control Emak, permanents with prison counters on them can't be untapped.

Remove three prison counters from among permanents: Exile target nonland permanent or counter target spell or ability.


Yawgmoth's Watcher

Creature - Human Warden

When Yawgmoth's Watcher enters the battlefield, you may exile a creature card from target player's graveyard. If you do, that player can't cast creatures with the same name as long as you control this creature.

The price of flesh is best when it is scarce.


Orzhov Enforcer

Creature - Human Warden

When Orzhov Enforcer enters the battlefield, choose a spell type. Whenever an opponent casts a spell of the chosen type, you gain 1 life and they lose 1 life.

"Your crime was being alive in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Your bond shall be paid in full, with blood."


Just a few examples of how Wardens would be designed.

0rc on Azorius Oppression

1 week ago

Ghostly Prison would be a good addition.

RiotRunner789 on Avacyn's bombs

2 weeks ago

I would cut:

Sensei's Divining Top: Good card but it doesn't ramp you or generate card advantage. You don't need top deck manipulation.

Mask of Avacyn: Either remove or replace with Swiftfoot Boots. It's just too much mana to equip.

Linvala, Keeper of Silence: Good stax card but unless your meta gives you problems with activated abilities that specifically stop your commander it should be cut.

Cards you may consider to swap out for others:

Catastrophe: You only have one mass land destruction. This is a good back up and modal. I would swap it out for End Hostilities.

Ghostly Prison: You don't have much protection outside of board wipes. If your meta has too many go-wides or aggro decks this is worth considering. I would swap for one of your 3 mana ramp cards since this should buy you time to ramp to your commander if you do slot it in.

Tylord2894 on Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist vs Alesha, ...

2 weeks ago

Yes, the creature that Alesha brings back can also be attacking Mirri's controller.

The key piece of text is on Mirri. In part, she says "... no more than one creature can attack you." This is very different than something like "... no more than one creature can be attacking you" (I don't believe this wording is used anywhere, but it's just for an example). The difference between these two abilities is that "attack" is an action that means "be declared as an attacker." That is what Mirri is stopping. The creature that Alesha brings back is never declared at an attacker, so Mirri can't stop it.

Similar to this, you don't have to pay for the reanimated creature if the defending player controls Ghostly Prison. Also, Ensnaring Bridge can't stop that creature from going after someone either.

Hope this helps!!

TriusMalarky on Good cheap staples to pick ...

3 weeks ago

Oh yeah, Tuvasa's all-in pillowfort. I don't have Ghostly Prison or Propaganda yet, but I have quite a lot of the other cards. Ixalan's Binding is fun against commanders :)

griffstick on Good cheap staples to pick ...

3 weeks ago

This are the staple cards you need to get.







I hope this helps because it took forever to type out.

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