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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 week ago
No. My lands only tap for colored mana for humans. High Priest of Penance seems good.
1 week ago
Only Ancient Ziggurat prevents any of them from being cast. BUUUTTT... If you must go with humans you only have a couple options Avalanche Riders and Barbarian Riftcutter for Ghost Quarter type lands and my favorite High Priest of Penance for Blood Moon
3 weeks ago
Unfortunately, Athreos, God of Passage is just a hard cart to get ot work in commander. Since you start with 40 life, people will almost always be willing to pay the 3 to keep your stuff dead if it is worth killing, so your recursion is pretty unreliable. That said, if you want to stick with this commander, I might suggest:
Harvester of Souls: Whenever anything dies, you draw cards, and since you want your stuff to die a lot anyways...
Immortal Servitude: lets you bring back all the critters your opponents wanted to keep dead.
Orzhov Signet: getting to your mana earlier means making bigger plays before your opponents get to.
Burnished Hart: See above. This one also lets you reuse it.
High Priest of Penance: Let this get hit whenever someone attacks you to kill one of their things, then possibly bring it back with your commander to do it again, and again, and again...
Merciless Executioner: Sacrifice it to itself, make everyone else sac, then someone has to pay the life or you get to keep doing it.
Tragic Slip: Great creature removal given how often your things die.
3 weeks ago
Okay, so many comments here!
I'm probably gonna be prototyping a few decks with each of the different suggested commanders here. I'll post them here when I have a rough outline of each.
Zedruu the Greathearted allows for some cool tricks with cards like Delaying Shield, as well as drawing me cards and gaining back the life I lose from everyone attacking me. Also, gives me Courtly Provocateur-style effects, as well as Riddlekeeper and Isperia, Supreme Judge, both of which seem like some of the best cards in this style of deck.
Queen Marchesa does a lot of things for the deck, and is my top pick as of right now. gives me No Mercy effects, High Priest of Penance (and the Phyrexian Reclamation that would make it great), rattlesnake cards like Ophiomancer, and does a lot herself, such as giving me card draw, or another reason to attack me, and when I'm not the monarch she gives me deathtouchers to make attacking me extra painful.
O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami gives me all the above mentioned cards, and gives me an attack punisher in the command zone. Not a lot to say about it, other than getting to Vindicate something every turn seems pretty good. Or twice a turn with Fireshrieker. Would also give me an easy actual wincon in commander damage, since it's big and evasive.
Finally, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, the card that started this, is probably my last pick since I don't get to play a lot of the cool cards like No Mercy and stuff. However, having one of the best punishers at all times might be the correct choice.
3 weeks ago
Perhaps cards that also punish creatures that didn't attack? Siren's Call for example?
1 month ago
ThermalMeerkat That is the commander I started off with actually after deciding to drop blue. She could be devastating on occasion but she doesn't directly help the deck. Ravos, Soultender + would be better for the reanimation and small buff for the 1/1 enragers.
Black adds some great cards like Pestilence and Pestilence Demon but adds more than enough burn on all sorts of sources that it isn't needed. You would get Soul Link and High Priest of Penance which are pretty awesome.
I find it to be really nice to use marath to activate enrage and I'm probably going to reduce my activators because of him and add more enragers. The only thing better than him is hitting all the things at once with Pyrohemia or similar.
1 month ago
This reminds me of one of the first decks I ever built, based off an old precon from the original Ravnica era. It's since been updated with some new cards, but it still tries to win by beating down with pumped up fliers while Souls of the Faultless and High Priest of Penance hold down the ground. Here it is if you'd like to look at it for any ideas. It's mostly me trying to abuse Edge of the Divinity to be honest, and isn't super competitive, but good enough for kitchen table magic with newer players.