Magus of the Tabernacle


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) 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

ISBPathfinder on Gisela, Embracing the Broken

1 month ago

Hey, I play Gisela myself. I dont know if you ever build / played / still play this list but given I have been playing Gisela for like a year now and you are probably the closest list I have seen to my own I thought I would give some feedback.

Magus of the Tabernacle - It has pros and cons when comparing vs Moat effects but one big advantage is that they have to pay usually before they can do other things. The advantage is it often ties up a lot of their mana making it hard to make big plays to follow it up. Sometimes Moat effects disappear before combat and leave them in better positions.

Crested Sunmare - Given our commander has lifegain built in its a nice swarm of solid creatures.

Angelic Accord - more token creation. Our commander hits the magic number on their own giving us angels every turn we keep it.

Cradle of Vitality - every turn you can double in size.

I primarily post to MTGSalvation but I liked some of the things you were doing as I went in a similar direction.

Kylesafgt on Karador's Graveyard Harvest

2 months ago

Hey mate,

Firstly, thanks so much!

Secondly, with Grisly Salvage, yeh I'm definitely always taking a land however it plays alot better in this deck than Mulch would (I originally had Mulch in here aswell). Firstly, Grisly Salvage is going to be dumping more cards into my graveyard (with Mulch, we could potentially luck out and reveal all lands, including lands we want in our graveyard such as Riftstone Portal). And another big benefit of Grisly Salvage is that we can play it on our opponents end step etc as it is instant speed. I originally ran Drown in Filth in this deck which was another big reason why I would run Grisly Salvage over Mulch as I was actively wanting lands in my graveyard.

I really want to add The Gitrog Monster, I just can't find it in me to take anything out... Maybe Magus of the Tabernacle?

Dude, I love your suggestion of Strands of Night, that's a freaking amazing card. I think that now has priority over The Gitrog Monster as an inclusion. In fact, I just ordered one!

EternalBrewmaster on Dune

2 months ago

Magus of the Tabernacle is literally wearing a stillsuit and is great flavor as Stilgar or some other Fremen. And you don't have tons of creatures either. He's emblematic of the harsh environment of Arrakis and the attrition wrought on its inhabitants. Speaking of which, Attrition.

Hc_Clan on Emrakul's Beacon (Bruna, The Fading Light)

3 months ago

fhowe36, I used to run Magus of the Tabernacle but my meta is very ramp heavy so it wasn't doing as much work as it could in other metas so it was cut.

superhuman21, a lot of the cards you suggested are cards that I have at one point or another considered for this deck with the exception of Whispersilk Cloak which I may add now that you've mentioned it! Celestial Mantle + Test of Endurance is also a good wincondition for the deck so I might throw it in. However, many of the other cards suggested are "win-more" cards that I probably wouldn't run because there aren't any cards in here that I think are worth cutting to gain 7 life or give one or two creatures vigilance for the turn.

dzapf2008 on Deck for Max

4 months ago

Really nice deck jbuhelt. I have a few suggestions. I would get rid of the 4 Oblivion Ring and add Anointed Procession or Bone Splinters. I would also get rid of Magus of the Tabernacle and max out the other creatures. Check out my similar deck: Demons Devouring Humans.

Madhava on Scalestacks

4 months ago

Definitely true that opals & germ tokens don't survive long with Culling Scales. If nothing else, an opal is a fast throwaway mana, similar to simian spirit guide. I've thought about changing them out for lands, but they've been useful early-game when I need metalcraft for Dispatch.

As for germ tokens, I usually opt not to pay their upkeep tax from Magus of the Tabernacle... this way, Culling Scales gets to target an opponent's permanent (by midgame, nearly any non-Tron deck is offering a handful of nice targets for Scales), & then Batterskull gets equipped to a Magus or colossus.

A few times I've tried swapping out Magus for Lodestone Golem (love those guys). Sometimes they work really well... not so well against Affinity.

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