Orzhov Pontiff

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Orzhov Pontiff

Creature — Human Cleric

Haunt (When this card is put into a graveyard from play, remove it from the game haunting target creature.)

When Orzhov Pontiff enters the battlefield or the creature it haunts is put into a graveyard, choose one - creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn; or creatures you don't control get -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Orzhov Pontiff Discussion

Casshern on BW Tokens

5 days ago

Elspeth, Knight-Errant and/or Orzhov Pontiff would be a good fit. Gather the Townsfolk and Timely Reinforcements are also an idea. Timely is a great sideboard against burn.

MindAblaze on What Was So Difficult to ...

1 month ago

MaRo uses the phrase easy to grok often enough with regards to mechanics, and he usually means something like this mechanic makes sense. I dont think that its so much that Haunt is hard to understand, so much as it doesnt make sense for the flavour/mechanic mixture. Its unpopular because it doesnt intuitively feel like youre haunting anything when you do it, so you then have to explain exiling CARDNAME when dies to have it trigger again.

Maybe if the cards with Haunt were better it might be more memorable...Graven Dominator maybe, and Orzhov Pontiff has seen some play.

sylvannos on Does this Abzan Nic-Fit look ...

2 months ago

No Griselbrand as that spicy, spicy Whip of Erebos target? Disciple of Bolas, Orzhov Pontiff, and Restoration Angel could also go a long way.

I'd also up the mana dork count to at least 8. Probably more Noble Hierarchs and Wall of Roots. You don't have Veteran Explorer in Modern like you do in Legacy, so you're on the Eldritch Evolution/Chord of Calling plan every time. That means you'll almost always want 3 mana on turn 2, or setting up a large Chord of Calling on turn 3.

MonoBlackCoffee on [Primer] 4c Humility Control

2 months ago

Living Plane or Natural Affinity if Humility is up works with Toxic Deluge and Orzhov Pontiff/Minister of Pain in the wishboard to destroy all opponents lands. really like the deck, excellent write up and interesting idea I've never seen before.

Mandalorian on Little Wilted Abzan Kid

4 months ago

christ4like2l0ve Unfortunately I dont but I can simply post my most updated list here!

Noble Hierarchx3

Birds of Paradisex3

Voice of Resurgencex4

Scavenging Oozex1

Kitchen Finksx4

Eternal Witnessx2

Fiend Hunterx1

Spike Feederx1

Siege Rhinox4

Archangel of Thunex1

Reveillarkx1

Lingering Soulsx2

Chord of Callingx2

Eldritch Evolutionx4

Path to Exilex4

Windswept Heathx4

Verdant Catacombsx3

Temple Gardenx2

Overgrown Tombx1

Godless Shrinex1

Razorverge Thicketx3

Gavony Townshipx1

Stirring Wildwoodx1

Wooded Bastionx1

Ghost Quarterx2

Forestx2

Swampx1

Plainsx1

Sideboards are obviously meta dependent but here is mine

Orzhov Pontiffx1

Kataki, War's Wagex1

Maelstrom Pulsex2

Eidolon of Rhetoricx1

Reclamation Sagex1

Fulminator Magex2

Thoughtseizex4

Spellskitex1

Surgical Extractionx2

The deck basically plays like a creature heavy mid range deck with a back door combo. You dont need to combo to win but its nice that its there for the matches you want it.

Mandalorian on Little Wilted Abzan Kid

4 months ago

I play a pretty fun Eldritch Evolution Abzan deck that also plays the Spike Feeder/Archangel combo. You sac stuff like VoR and Kitchen Finks to get Siege Rhinos and combo pieces along side Chord of Calling.

If you do end up playing this version you would have to drop a lot of the creatures like Restoration Angel, 2 of the Scavenging Ooze, Nyx Fleece Ram, and Rhox Faithmender, in favor of faster mana, and tutor targets far EE and Chord. Creatures like-

Wall of Roots

VoR

Noble Hierarch or some other 1 drop ramp

Thragtusk

Blood Baron of Vizkopa

Fiend Hunter

Eternal Witness

Reclamation Sage

Reveillark

In the SB you can tutor for

Fulminator Mage

Orzhov Pontiff

Eidolon of Rhetoric

Sin Collector

Phyrexian Revoker

Aven Mindcensor

Lastly I would go up to 23-24 lands for consistency sake. Even in my version with 6-8 mana dorks You still want to make your land drops incase they get killed. Add a Stirring Wildwood, Gavony Township, Treetop Village, Shambling Vent, Hissing Quagmire, Ghost Quarter, or Vault of the Archangel to get some utility out of your lands.

escesare on Hub requests: Toolbox, Lockdown

4 months ago

You haven't addressed anything new that was said.

Stax is a fine substitute for Prison, we're all agreed on that. I'm wondering now if anybody thinks Hard Lock or Lockdown should get its own thing; those are clearly unrelated to Stax.

As for toolbox, we're not talking about combos or synergies. Most toolbox decks are trying to find hate cards for specific decks. You can't possibly tell me using Chord of Calling to tutor for hate package of Reclamation Sage, Orzhov Pontiff, Fulminator Mage (vs. Tron), Scavenging Ooze (vs. Dredge), Aven Mindcensor qualifies as a combo. One card is not a combo.

GeminiSpartanX on Selling a few staples (Taiga, ...

6 months ago

Would you happen to have an Orzhov Pontiff or a Selfless Spirit in your abzan company deck?

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