High Priest of Penance


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Rare

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High Priest of Penance

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever High Priest of Penance is dealt damage, you may destroy target nonland permanent.

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High Priest of Penance Discussion

Weenie_Roaster9000 on Crouching Salamander, Hidden Courtyard

1 week ago

Heymaxon, I like it! First I would be sure to include 4 Orzhov Charm - the card is just too good to not use a play set. You've added some cool additional combos, but at the risk of making yourself extra vulnerable early. I'd take out 1 Elixir of Immortality, 2 Bubbling Cauldron, (you only need two cauldrons if you're using the elixir) and add either High Priest of Penance or Path to Exile. Great Brewing! I like the life drain effects outside of just the newt, and you have a strong finisher with Angelic Accord

StopShot on The Unfair Girl, The Daughter of Kaalia

4 weeks ago

Wow, I thought I was the only one that ran the Land Tax + Scroll Rack draw engine.

I don't know if you'd likely consider it, but Fiend Hunter also goes infinite with Karmic Guide and Goblin Bombardment/Blasting Station.

Also I see you're running High Priest of Penance, let me tell you that card is bonkers in this deck if you're reanimating and pinging him with a Desert. Destroying permanents every turn is fun especially when its cheap.

Also, I recently came across an infinite combo I don't think any other deck is using. I could see the combo: Goblin Trenches + Mana Echoes + Drownyard Temple doing really well in this deck since most EDH decks can have troubles removing enchantments and the fact you can generate the Goblins at instant speed means you can do so on an opponent's end step right before your turn by-passing the threat of boardwipes.

I hope my suggestions are of some use to you.

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

xcn on Pattern Recognition #27 - Enchanted

2 months ago

My little playgroup used quite a bit of Bestow back in the day. Granted, we were defaulting to casting Boon Satyr and Herald of Torment as creatures, but my friend usually bestowed Nighthowler, often onto a Herald or something like High Priest of Penance. On the other hand that does leave a lot of Bestow creatures... pretty sad still.

Gadianten on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

2 months ago

In: Dusk / Dawn, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Anointed Procession, High Priest of Penance, Angelic Accord, Luminarch Ascension, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Arashin Cleric and Temple Acolyte

Out: True Conviction, Reliquary Monk, Devout Chaplain, Test of Endurance, Austere Command, Ancestor's Prophet, Alhammarret's Archive, Beacon of Immortality, Heliod's Pilgrim and Gift of Immortality

Got rid of Test of Endurance and Beacon of Immortality since my current combo tends to make it redundant. Ancestor's Prophet always seemed to disappoint since by the time I could activate him I had either won or lost.Alhammarret's Archive seemed like a win more kind of card in the deck and I was unable to always get value out of it. Devout Chaplain and Reliquary Monk got seldom if any use. Gift of immortality tended to be difficult to set up quickly enough to matter. I am not sure about Austere Command but wanted to test Dawn/Dusk.

I have attempted to increase the decks token generating theme and increase gain life ETB's to hopefully improve pre combo game play. I have also added more spot removal as I face Kalia often.

Gadianten on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

3 months ago

I am focusing the deck further on life gain with the hope of getting Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim online sooner with that in mind I will be making the following changes:

Out: Beacon of Destiny and High Priest of Penance

in: Arashin Cleric and Temple Acolyte

While both these choices are generally underwhelming on there own, they offer 3 life for or 6 life for if I sacrifice them. They also serve as good early blockers helping keep my life total up. I think they synergize better with Ayli overall with their high toughness to cost and is more effective life gain with Lifeline as well.

thehat on Athreos TL

3 months ago

Land base seems bad (lulz) and surprised by your omission of Mortarpod (lulz x 2).

Seriously tho after playing against the list, more creatures are in order. I like the build up you have of Enchants that makes AtherBro active, but ignoring his primary ability seems risky.

I would suggest the creature count to around 20-25.

Some suggestions I have are:

Pack Rat monster aggro with sword of Light and Shadow

Grim Haruspex better card draw

High Priest of Penance kind of like a repeatable defensive Vindicate

Kami of False Hope Having to pay 3 life to prevent you fogging every turn can get costly, especially if you can bring it back without AtherBro.

Cartel Aristocrat Good protection.


Mirror Entity For the wins

Herald of Torment Great as a repeatable enchant to buff or just as a good Devotion count for AetherBro

Immortal Servitude This can be really good for you.

evannovak on Abusing Athreos

3 months ago


The manabase is where I'd like it to be.

Fatal Pushes will take the spot of Bone Splinters soon enough.

Now I just have to consider the following:

Death Cultist -- I like the idea of being able to cycle through this late in the game with enough mana, especially if it's triggering Blood Artist and/or Zulaport Cutthroat but agree a playset may be overkill.
Viscera Seer -- I enjoy that he is a 1/1, a sac outlet, and lets me know what's coming next. I wouldn't mind 4 in here. Maybe 3 and 3 with Bloodsoaked Champion?
Blood Artist -- May just need to be added in for Zulaport Cutthroats?

But what to take out? Cartel Aristocrat or High Priest of Penance? I would think not, simply due to these are my only 2 symbol creature devotions for Athreos. But I'm also not anticipating swinging with Athreos that much anyway (Perhaps I should be?) Maybe less non-Athreos 3 drops? And how many spots should be switched out for these cards mentioned above?

I am also wondering if I need more white creatures as I am afraid there is something like Iona for Modern that will screw me over without some diversification on colors of creatures. The range of creatures and what they do within the deck I drew inspiration from (In Description) seems to be well-rounded and I am afraid the strategy I may be taking (sacrifice the living shit out of everything) may be easily deflectable and defeatable in Modern.

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