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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
1 day ago
Given your deck is running all the en-Kor creatures I'm sure your deck would make great use having their abilities redirect damage to creatures like Mogg Maniac, Souls of the Faultless, and Wall of Souls. Other considerations could also be taken for High Priest of Penance and Needletooth Raptor.
Awesome deck. I really like the concept and I hope my suggestions help.
4 weeks ago
Must be a mere coincidence, I was thinking last night of making a partnered EDH deck, and thought Ravos, Soultender and Tymna the Weaver immediately, the access to lifegain, removal, and reanimate between white and black is superb. It would fare well against a lot aside from Aunt Ani aka Animar, Soul of Elements being pro black and white
I have to say I'm impressed with what I just saw in this deck, looks like a blast to pilot. If I may make potential suggestions, or future upgrades it would be the following;
Cavern of Souls choosing cleric obviously
Land Tax This can easily help filter/thin out your deck, while providing potential ramp, not that you necessarily need it much, but still.
Rotlung Reanimator despite the fact you have an Angel that wipes zombs. Rotlung could net you bodies for board presence which can help cushion against attacks, or play offensively if need be...
High Priest of Penance removal
Mikaeus, the Lunarch pumps your clerics well enough
Bishop of Rebirth
Sanctum Prelate Stellar control, if it dies you can always play it anew and choose new numbers with Ravos
True Conviction definitely high cmc but can turn tides easily!
Athreos, God of Passage not a cleric but great reanimator and swinger if online.
Just some examples, there are many variations that can be made of this deck. Especially zombie or spirit token generation that can stabilize the board and propel Tymna the Weaver, anything that has ETB effects are great for Ravos such as
Hope this long list of good junk may help you!
1 month ago
Just some neat cards you might like to see, hope you enjoy <3
Victimizecan be a good choice for bringing back stuff, as well as Exhume allows opponents to bring back from the grave, but usually opponents don't have as good of cards that they want to bring back Soul Exchange is also good if youre willing to sacrifice a creature, like Victimize does
As for creatures Archetype of Courage can be pretty neat as well as Windbrisk Raptor . High Priest of Penance is a pretty nice way of removing something and Palisade Giant is a really interesting wall you could add, these creatures except for High Priest of Penance have pretty high cost, but have neat effects
oh and Magister of Worth can be great for either bringing back stuff or clearing out stuff, and since teysa has protection from creatures it wouldnt be affected, or if you have something equipped with Darksteel Plate
1 month ago
WHat you will want to do for this deck is really think about what you want it to do. I see a lot of potential and strong cards present. What I also see is too few wincons, and about 6 different deck themes thrown together. If you wish to run the Queen, pillow-fort aggro is the way to go. You want the crown to stay on you and you want to bolster your forces while you do it. Cards like Anointed Procession, Assemble the Legion, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Purphorous, God of The Forge would all do wonders. Ditch the lifegain all together except for maybe Authority of the Consuls, a little as a crutch is nice but lifegain does not work unless the deck is all in for utilizing that life as a weapon or to stall out, which you don't want to do with the queen. You also have a few cards that seem very meta specific you might want to sideboard for very specific decks. Cards like Rest in Peace, Well of Lost Dreams, Academy Rector, High Priest of Penance, Royal Assassin to name a few are situational, conditional, and extremely low impact and lackluster here.
I can go into more detail but I would like to know your opinion on his his the deck has played for you and what yout hink you want to see improved.
3 months ago
I always run High Priest of Penance with Athreos. Isolated Chapel and Shambling Vent should be in over a basic and probably the Evolving Wild. Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat are good with death trigger theme. Blind Obedience nice to hedge against Aggro, and Underworld Connections can be useful when you've got extra life to spare.
Nice build, +1
3 months ago
Welcome to EDH! How's this format treating you so far? How is it in comparison to other formats? And I love that commander too, even the art is beautiful. And besides my suggestions to make the deck stronger, you should look at "https://edhrec.com" to check out all the orzhov commanders and what cards are good for this commander. Check out "http://www.smileylich.com/mtg/magocracy/Magocracy_G1.html" as well for anything you can't find in the gatherer database. And look at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im1VuV7-qSI", I thought that was a fun theory but that could just be my interest in math.
Anyway, onto my arguments for a better deck. Like Mortify or Hero's Downfall instead of Murder? Or Unmake/ Ruthless Disposal v Eyeblight's Ending/ Bone Splinters? Gotta love that removal. Forsake the Worldly has become a favorite of mine, I was so happy to see that in your deck. There's also some other cards like Utter End, Pontiff of Blight, etc that fits your theme well. I also love non-combat victories, so I would add more cards like Zulaport Cutthroat and Debt to the Deathless.
Now onto the hard decisions. Like High Priest of Penance v Angel of Deliverance. Each has it's own pros and cons, but I thought I should argue for it. I would also replace Unraveling Mummy as it only supports Khenra Eternal and Gravedigger. I'd argue for Gifted Aetherborn or Vampire Nighthawk instead. I like where you were going with Gravedigger though, everyone needs some recursion. I'd argue for Phyrexian Reclamation or Ravos, Soultender to keep with the recursion, or load up some reanimation with Dread Return, Stitch Together, or Phyrexian Delver to keep with the ETB (enter the battlefield) effects. And if you want another general theme for the deck, consider Panharmonicon or Skybind. Lastly, you could include an infinite combo to make it more competitive, like Emeria Shepherd + Kor Cartographer to ramp all your Plains out.
So yah. I still love the deck and upvoted it, I just wanted to argue some cards and be devil's advocate. Also, EDH is my favorite format and I'm always here, so text me if you've any questions or need more help. Hope this helps
4 months ago
Hey TheSpiritombEnthusiast, I really appreciate your input. I've never heard of a lot of those cards! My thoughts:
- Winter Orb - I'd like to run this, but I only have a couple of things in the deck that can tap it. (I do love the fact that the text has been updated to maintain the "tap to turn off" rule that used to apply to all "continuous" artifacts.)
- Torpor Orb - Hooboy, I can see this forcing some decks into "creative" play and causing some frustration. And a two drop! I like...
- Trinisphere - Nice, but same comment as I had for Winter Orb. If I can figure out a reliable way to control it, I could see it fitting nicely.
- Defense Grid - Wow. I guess this probably slows things down a lot but fills the board with permanents over a few turns? Seems powerful for sure.
- Aetherflux Reservoir - Now that is a ridiculous card. Must have.
- Karlov of the Ghost Council - I was looking for something to replace High Priest of Penance, and this is absolutely perfect!
- Sphere of Safety - Nice! Not sure if my enchantment subtheme is quite strong enough to run this right now, but I will definitely keep it in mind.
- Test of Endurance - This seems almost too powerful in EDH. But it does provide a reliable win condition, something I think this deck is lacking.
- Celestial Convergence - This one I'm a bit less excited about, but I guess if I learn to work the life gain properly it should work well for me.
- Dream Tides - If I ever get around to putting a side board together, this will be in it.
- Crawlspace - Back in the day I wouldn't have thought much of this card, but that was before you could generate an army of token critters. Nice one.
Again, thanks a lot for your feedback. Do you have any suggestions for cuts? I've monkeyed around with this deck to the point that I'm starting to feel unreasonably attached to everything in it.
5 months ago
As for what to take out, I would start with High Priest of Penance. If there's nothing to make him indestructible, he's just a one-shot, spot removal. That being said, your two clerics that act as Journey to Nowheres should also come out. Once you (or any other player) casts a wrath, your opponent gets back that threat you tried to remove. I would stick with Crib Swap, Forsake the Worldly, and Path to Exile.