Ministrant of Obligation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom 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

Life_autonomous on Trigger Warning with Teysa Karlov

3 days ago

canderson107 there's nothing wrong with that! It's a great card. I have been on the fence about Altar of Dementia but I already have Pitiless Plunderer and Reassembling Skeleton so I might as well try and fit it! Yeah yours is very token heavy. I like that afterlife mechanic. Feels great when you chop a Ministrant of Obligation with teysa and Divine Visitation out and net 4 Angels and tons of triggers.

Yesthisisdog on Budget Orzhov Afterlife

3 weeks ago

FullmetalWes I figured I could cut out Hunted Witness and just have playsets of Mentor of the Meek for more consistent card draw Ministrant of Obligation for better Afterlife and Orzhov Enforcer for more blockers with Deathtouch, but I haven't gotten around to playtesting it just yet.

AgentJackjohn on Standard Experimental Aristocrats

1 month ago

If you really want an indestructible type effect, you'd probably be better off going for Unbreakable Formation than Sheltering Light and Adamant Will as it protects all your creatures and can give them a buff and a decent attack step if you use if offensively instead of defensively.

I'd also personally run more cards with afterlife or an afterlife-type effect, like Orzhov Enforcer and Ministrant of Obligation so you can get extra value when those creatures die. Then you have even more creatures to lose for even more value.

Also if you want a higher end threat, Seraph of the Scales would be another good inclusion as its a threatening body on its own and if it dies you still get some value from it.

I've been quite interested in building a deck like this one, this might be the inspiration I need to actually build it.

Dbiggs on Help with Teysa

1 month ago

I love Teysa decks! My reccomendation is to replace some of the token generating spells with creatures that generate tokens on death triggers. Cards like Orzhov Enforcer , Ministrant of Obligation and Doomed Traveler , really anything cheap with the Afterlife keyword. I would also recommend some cards that get you cards back from the graveyard, Whisper, Blood Liturgist is great for this as she also functions as a sacrifice outlet for you and Dutiful Attendant is great as it's triger doubles with your commander.

-Arcanity- on Divine Aristocrats

2 months 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

2 months 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

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.

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