Pontiff of Blight

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Dragon's Maze Rare

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Pontiff of Blight

Creature — Zombie Cleric

Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay (W/B). If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)

Other creatures you control have extort. (If a creature has multiple instances of extort, each triggers separately.)

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Pontiff of Blight Discussion

Davidmon99 on Orzhov extort with flashbacks and phyrexian(-25$)

1 day ago

I would rather put Mentor of the Meek rather Bygone Bishop and why add Pontiff of Blight when almsot all your creatures have extort?

Errast on Grimm brothers' zombieland

2 weeks ago

I've played a more creature-based version of this commander, so while my suggestions may be skewed towards creatures, I hope they'll be helpful at the very least.

Self Mill

Token Generators/Reanimators

Zombie Lords

Personal Favorites

Honorary Zombies

Also, Grimgrin, Gravecrawler, and Rooftop Storm is an infinite loop for massive damage, if that kind of thing matters to you.

projectneptune on Ayli Tribal Clerics

2 weeks ago

I'm in the process of revamping my Ayli deck into a tribal deck and your decklist gives me some great ideas so thank you for that. Welcome back to magic :) Some feedback for you:

  • I think instead of categories named "ramp" and "mana rocks", they should be "ramp" and "draw". This will give you a better idea of how many draw spells you actually have, which (in my opinion) you don't have enough for such a low mana curve. And on the ramp side of things, I'd stick in 2-3 more.

  • More commander protection.

Considerations for adds

Considerations for removal

  • Exorcist - I'm not a fan because it's only black, that's too restrictive
  • Orzhov Signet - *my issue with the signet is that it's CMC is 2 which conflicts with Ayli. I'd rather get slightly more value out of a 3 CMC the turn after
  • Orzhov Pontiff - Ability seems minimal at best but maybe i have tunnel vision
  • Hidden Stockpile - Maybe switch to Bitterblossom if price isn't a concern. Or, if you add some of the other token generators maybe this one won't be needed anyway
  • Martyr of Sands - Not nearly enough card draw to get a huge benefit out of this

Mairon_Bauglir on Almost Mono-black Zombie deck

3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend these zombies to help out your deck flow better and faster and maybe offer new strategies. Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker this guy with a zombie horde can be crazy for draws. Diregraf Colossus as with him out he starts making lots of tokens very quickly and works well with discard and mill types. Relentless Dead, Highborn Ghoul, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Geralf's Messenger, Pontiff of Blight, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Unbreathing Horde are some good base like zombies to work with that I can offer up right off the bat. Hope these suggestions help!

Izzythemage on Teysa's Creed

1 month ago

I think a good addition would be Kambal, Consul of Allocation, and maybe a Pontiff of Blight. They gain you more life while whittling down your opponents.

Die4Dethklok on The Capricorn!

1 month ago

If you're commited to the lifegain theme, I've been a big fan of 'extort' since I started playing MtG.

Pontiff of Blight fits the theme, and it has a high toughness. I don't know who you'd be playing with, and how they feel about combos, but if you're going to be heavy on lifegain Sanguine Bond gives your creatures psuedo double strike, and you can throw Exquisite Blood in there too, just for the lols.

I don't imagine Juniper Order Ranger will do much other than eat removal, but if you like those sort of creatures, I would suggest Knight of the Reliquary, it also has fringe upside, in that you can sac a basic plains to grab a Canopy Vista, or Overgrown Tomb if you need the fixing.

Also, lifegain deck, no Serra Ascendant? Lol. For some reason it isn't banned in Commander, and if you ever drop it on turn one, the reaction from your opponents is priceless.

Snydog17 on

1 month ago

Death Grasp is not modern legal, so I would recommend changing that if you want to play it at an FNM or such.

The cards that you are running are good, except that you areceived very 2, 3, and 4 drop heavy. I would spread it out so you have a couple higher cost cards also. Pontiff of Blight could be good. Additionally, you have no 1 drops, but a card like Authority of the Consuls would be handy to slow your opponent and gain you some more life.

With the loss of Death Grasp, you might want a few more removal spells, with Mortify, Anguished Unmaking, Unmake, and Declaration in Stone being pretty good options.

You don't have a clear endgame, aside from slowly draining your opponent, so something like Archangel of Thune, (though a bit pricey) could help you close out a game quickly by buffing all of your creatures.

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