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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.)
Ministrant of Obligation Discussion
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.
4 weeks ago
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
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.
1 month ago
For RNA : Biogenic Ooze Angelic Exaltation Unbreakable Formation Ministrant of Obligation What do you think? Or maybe change a lot and make it about Hero of Precinct One with Heroic Reinforcements Join Shields , etc.
1 month ago
Teysa, Orzhov Scion , Bloodchief Ascension , Grave Pact , Deathbringer Liege , Hanweir Militia Captain Flip, Hallowed Spiritkeeper , Ministrant of Obligation , Tithe Taker , Westvale Abbey Flip. To name a few suggested cards. I have a fairly budget version of Teysa here Teysa, Death Tyrant Inexpensive, and a much more costly version here Teysa, Death Tyrant.
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
2 months ago
A quick rundown of the first changes I'd try to implement.
- Start / Finish
- Ministrant of Obligation
- Doomed Traveler
- Not Forgotten
- Lingering Souls
- Diabolic Intent
- Altar's Reap , Bankrupt in Blood , Blood Divination , Costly Plunder
- Severed Strands , Bone Splinters
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate , Demon of Catastrophes
- Knight of the White Orchid
- Spectral Reserves
- Vessel of Malignity
- Vessel of Ephemera
- Debtors' Knell
- Ethereal Absolution
- Always Watching
- Mindwrack Demon
- I'd go down to singles of all the legendary creatures, if you add Diabolic Intent or Diabolic Tutor
You'll want some way to deal with artifacts and enchantments, possibly Seal of Cleansing in the sideboard.
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.
2 months ago
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 :).
Ministrant of Obligation occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.1%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%