Ministrant of Obligation

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Uncommon

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Ministrant of Obligation

Creature — Human Cleric

Afterlife 2 (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create two 1/1 white and black Spirit creature tokens with flying.)

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Ministrant of Obligation Discussion

-Arcanity- on Divine Aristocrats

1 week ago

Genesis26 I dare say Priest of the Forgotten Gods is the best sacrifice outlet we have in standard right now. It's the go-to turn 2 play BECAUSE it's summoning sick, so it's got to be played as early as possible. Besides, even if it didn't have summoning sickness there's nothing to sac on turn 2. On turn three, we can follow the priest up with another expendable creature body ( Ministrant of Obligation is ideal) and sac it + the turn one play for value. This, however may not even be the ideal play, since we really don't even want to start saccing things in the early game; it's better to wait till the mid-game for more value with Teysa or Visitation.

Ripwater on Orzhov Legendary

4 weeks ago

Rome921,

Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.

You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).

Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel  Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition

A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar

And ofc, you have your generic Orzhov stuff like Path to Exile , Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Wrath of God , Merciless Eviction

What maybe would also work are all the Afterlife dudes like: Ministrant of Obligation , Tithe Taker

Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.

Shingouki on Do you even exile, bro?

1 month ago

Yea Dragon Egg was Ministrant of Obligation but the 2/2 red firebreathong body helps end games faster for me especially with Tasya on broad. I had it at 23 lands but I got mana starved so often while testing I pushed it to 24 so it feels better now. Is there a better 3 drop that leaves a body behind that I'm missing? Please let me know as Dragon egg is annoying without my sac outlets

marcdarc on Westvale Orzhov

2 months ago

A quick rundown of the first changes I'd try to implement.

Add:

Remove/trim:

You'll want some way to deal with artifacts and enchantments, possibly Seal of Cleansing in the sideboard.

You don't have valuable many-for-ones ( Merciless Eviction , eg); if you want more play versus aggro decks you might add some. Languish , Dusk / Dawn , things like that.

Also you don't have exile-versions of removal, but white and black are good for it, if you wanted to give up some of the "sacrifice for insane value" plan. Utter End and its variants.

Aldel on

2 months ago

chrclgry I had it sideboarded for Ministrant of Obligation to speed up the deck but I'll switch it over and see how it does as a main player.

SoulsSlayerKnight on Orzhov Spirits and Angels

2 months ago

COLINTFF Hi, no worries about typing alot, I type alot often lol.

I like the new formation you've done with it. Looks really good, Plaguecrafter is a good card, especially when you mix afterlife and the opponet having to sacrifice something as well. Three Midnight Reaper probably works alot better and I think your right, its a lot of 3 drops, plus you do have other card draw sources as well so it would synergize well, agreed.

Yeah, keep the Divine Visitation idea for sure, its a really good card for tokens, by using afterlife with it, you can accumulate plenty of angels.

Imperious Oligarch is not a bad choice, more two drops can help out alot actually when you go to play Visitation later in-game. I like Ministrant of Obligation due to its afterlife 2 effect but it is a 2/1 creature like Oligarch plus an extra mana. I understand where your going with it.

Keep up the cool deck ideas, I hope it works out for you like you mentioned. Not to many other ideas I could recommend, your on the right track for sure. Especially in finding a way with the Visitation card.

Also yeah I agree about that as well, lots and lots of different Afterlife renditions. Finding whats fun for you is what would matter. Never think theirs an "exact" way to make a deck. Whatever works for you and enjoyable to play works better than playing a deck you wouldn't enjoy. Some additions definitely help.

Typed alot like I mentioned at the start lol. Let me know how it performs for you when given the chance, and if you have any more ideas or ways to implement the deck idea. Hope it works out :).

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Ministrant of Obligation occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.1%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%