Magus of the Tabernacle


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos Rare

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Magus of the Tabernacle

Creature — Human Wizard

All creatures have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this creature unless you pay (1)."

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Magus of the Tabernacle Discussion

Rzepkanut on No mana for you

1 week ago

Pendrell Mists and Magus of the Tabernacle shuts off most mana dorks and token strategies. Dissipation Field is a great pillow fort card. World Queller + Drownyard Temple lets you kill the same land every turn...he also combos with Sun Titan. If you ran green sorcery based ramp instead of artifact based then Energy Flux is great. If not then Thran Dynamo could go in too. Mystic Remora is another good one. Mist of Stagnation can lock out someone if combined with gtaveyard hate like Tormod's Crypt. Happy gathering!!

abby315 on Pattern Recognition #32 - Functional ...

2 weeks ago

TheRedGoat: As far as Wheel of Fate and Magus of the Wheel versus Wheel of Fortune, those are just examples of Wizards reworking and trying to make balanced versions of unbalanced, older cards. The Magus cycle in particular is meant to be the effects of older, powerful spells and noncreature permanents stapled to creatures to make them more vulnerable. (Magus of the Moat for Moat, Magus of the Tabernacle for The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, etc.)

A functional reprint is an exact reprint of a card, the only difference being the name. Like the article says, Elvish Mystic is a functional reprint of Llanowar Elves. It wouldn't even be a functional reprint if it was, say, an Elf--Soldier instead of Elf--Mystic (though Wizards has said they won't do functional reprints in this fashion either for the Reserved List cards).

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Shields Up

1 month ago

Overburden would be great here, since you're not running a ton of creatures.

Magus of the Tabernacle can slow your opponents down immensely.

lexleningrad on RW Land HateBears

1 month ago

I'd try Magus of the Tabernacle
The Bottled Cloister + Ensnaring Bridge combo lock can be pretty spicy.
Sideboard Crumble to Dust

VietMoneys on Hazezon, House Atreides: Dune-Inspired EDH

1 month ago

After two months of play-testing, I'd feel remiss to not shout out elpokitolama and your suggestion of Magus of the Tabernacle. He went in for the flavor and he has been doing WORK as a tempo-changer and sac outlet. Never would have guessed it would have synergised so well.

Big ups to EternalBrewmaster as well. In light of Greater Sandwurm's abject shittiness, Ulvenwald Hydra continues to channel Shai Halud in the most gloriously synergistic ways. Nothing like casting him with Panharmonicon and Tireless Tracker on the 'field!

Siq6Six on Making Eight-and-a-Half-Tails Great Again!

2 months ago

So as amazing as Avacyn can be, I think I'd rather bring in Linvala, Keeper of Silence.

I am also going to try out Pentarch Paladin to see how the extra removal may turn out.

Divine Reckoning, yet another I'm going to try out. Sure, they keep their best, but so do I.

Finally, Magus of the Tabernacle. It's been in the cart for 2 or 3 weeks. I think it's worth a slot.

Madhava on Scalestacks

2 months ago

Inspired by STAX and mono-brown decks of legacy. This has been my go-to for modern nights at my LGS. Great fun to play... although its win record is just average. Probably because my local meta doesn't favor a lot of creatures. Magus of the Tabernacle, Ghostly Prison, & Storage Matrix are very tough for many creature-heavy decks to deal with.

Worst matchups = anything that doesn't play many creatures. So, the sideboard is geared towards dealing with Burn, MUC/Jeskai, & MBC/8-Rack. Playing against Tron is also difficult, because Tron doesn't care much about being taxed. Either it surgically-extracts an Urza land, or it loses.

Suggestions are welcome. I've considered adding Chalice of the Void, which would require me to retire Culling Scales... and that wouldn't exactly help out Metalwork Colossus to come out.

I've also considered swapping out the current creatures for a Kuldotha Forgemaster + Blightsteel Colossus setup.

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