Sanctum Prelate

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Mythic Rare

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Sanctum Prelate

Creature — Human Cleric

As Sanctum Prelate enters the battlefield, choose a number.

Noncreature spells with converted mana cost equal to the chosen number can't be cast.

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Sanctum Prelate Discussion

Boza on Suggestions to be a Better ...

1 week ago

1/ Upgradable to Legacy

Well, the idea is that both formats require different hate cards, but there is overlap. You need basically 3 Karakas, 4 Rishadan Port, 4 Wasteland and 4 Stoneforge Mystic and probably Batterskull, Sword of Fire and Ice and Umezawa's Jitte and 4 Swords to Plowshares and the newer lists play Recruiter of the Guard and Sanctum Prelate. and that is just the main board.

There is overlap but very minimum. I would ignore it.

2/ Death and Taxes is just not a good deck. Modern is quite a cheaty format. You either cheat on how much mana you have(valakut decks, tron), how many spells you can cast in a single turn (affinity, storm) or have 10/10s for a single mana (Death's Shadow) something, while death and taxes does none of that - it is a fair deck.

3/ Burn has all the qualities you list and is super easy to port to legacy.

PeeBee on Gotta Gid Dat Worship Down

1 week ago

Thanks for your comment Managem,

Fleecemane Lion is perfect fit for the deck, I cant believe I forgot this card, great suggestion I'll look into taking some cards out to see if i cant fit some in.

Archangel of Tithes is another good suggestion, and always pairs well with turning Karametra, God of Harvests into a creature while stalling the board, may have to invest in 2 of these, but like, fleecmane i'll have to do some slight changes.

Sanctum Prelate is good, but im keeping this deck in modern.

Ghostly Prison and Sphere of Safety are both good stallers but would prefer to have more options with creatures as I have a lot of protection from creature based decks already.

I'll let you know what I make changes for, but these are all great suggestions.

Managem on Gotta Gid Dat Worship Down

1 week ago

Ooooohhh laaaawd, dis righ here looks like a pain of a deck to deal with.

Seems solid as is, notable cards that might be worth mentioning, or play testing would be control/lock etc.

Fleecemane LionArchangel of TithesSanctum PrelateSphere of SafetyGhostly Prison

Things like that

mmcgeach on Sisay Stax

1 week ago

@meowndabout Nice questions! Glad to help with this. I changed the write up slightly, to include a sample blue print for playing the deck. That answers some of your questions, other ones are below.

Fauna Shaman - usually you discard extra mana elves (which aren't that great in the mid-game) to get actual stax pieces or utility creatures. But, also, you can just discard anything. It turns each creature into a Worldly Tutor + free card draw.

Loyal Retainers - this is actually best with Iona, Shield of Emeria, which is decent to run if your meta has some mono-colored decks. However, it's worth leaving in the deck even without Iona, just to get back anything that happens to get killed. It's pretty good reanimation, just by itself.

The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale - Actually, Magus of the Tabernacle is a pretty good replacement. Tabernacle is here mostly to combat other decks that rely on creatures and mana elves (like us), but have a harder time tutoring for Gaea's Cradle. To perform this function, another answer is Defense of the Heart. Magus might be better since it's a creature and slides under your Thorn of Amethyst effects.

Nullstone Gargoyle - this is a new card I'm testing. It's easily hard-castable with Gaea's Cradle and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. And it's a pretty strong lock with Eidolon of Rhetoric. Yes, if I could get this lock together, I'd just cast creature after that.

Recruiter of the Guard - you just get whatever you need for the situation you're in. Get whatever stops your opponents the hardest. You have to know how your opponent's strategies work.

Sanctum Prelate - pretty much always names 2 or 3. These stop boardwipes that sneak under Gaddock Teeg; on three you stop: Toxic Deluge and Fire Covenant; on two you stop Cyclonic Rift and Pyroclasm. I usually pick either 2 or 3 based on which board wipe I'm more afraid of at the moment; but in either case you end up shutting off large parts of your opponents' decks.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - this is becoming less important in this list; however I think it's still probably good enough to run. Yeah, you just get whatever is most helpful. You can either get Quirion Ranger on 1 to activate Yisan or Sisay twice per turn, or you get Sylvan Safekeeper to guard Sisay against spot removal. After that, you know, get whatever you need.

Crop Rotation - there's a lot of strong lands in the list. Strip Mine and Horizon Canopy are very good with Ramunap Excavator. You can also get Tabernacle. You can get one of the ramp-lands like Gaea's Cradle, nykthos, or Ancient Tomb. If possible, you should always sacrifice a Flagstones of Trokair.

Creature tutors - You get whatever you really need top stop what your opponents are doing. These tutors let you get non-legendary creatures tho, so sometimes you can get Sanctum Prelate or Eidolon of Rhetoric or Spirit of the Labyrinth if one of those seems really appropriate, or you're in a winning position already, you can go for the kill with Shaman of the Forgotten Way or a lock with Nullstone Gargoyle.

Enlightened Tutor - yes, frequently the most powerful thing to get with this is Living Plane, although there's a lot of great artifact/enchantment stax pieces you may want, particularly Rest in Peace, Null Rod or Sphere of Resistance. It can get ramp in Mana Crypt or Carpet of Flowers. It can also get Lightning Greaves which can be great for Sisay. This card is awesome in this list.

Ancient Tomb is good ramp; Temple of the False God is unplayable crap. There's lots of games where you never get to 5 lands.

Gemstone Caverns, Chrome Mox - these are ramp, which is totally critical. You just exile whatever you don't need. Try to prioritize playing a turn 1 or 2 stax piece with these ramp cards. Also think about when you will play Sisay. If you have these ramp cards, try to set up a sequence where you play a stax card turn 1, a mana creature turn 2, and SIsay turn 3.

Null Rod, Stony Silence - these only shut off our artifact ramp, not our creature ramp. Only play them if they're going to hurt your opponents more than they hurt you. But the deck is pretty much designed so that it's usually pretty asymmetric, although certain hands and board states can make it more nuanced.

Carpet of Flowers - just any other stax piece, maybe Reclamation Sage or Scavenging Ooze, depending on what your meta needs.

Arid Mesa, Marsh Flats - originally I wanted to hedge against running all the fetches with Root Maze, which makes fetches freaking terrible. However, this could be revisited.

You can totally run snow lands if you want to.

Grand Abolisher - I haven't wanted this; usually I'd rather have more Thorn of Amethyst effects - Glowrider and Vryn Wingmare, which make counter spells really hard to use.

Containment Priest - this or Scavenging Ooze is a fine card if your metagame has a lot of reanimator decks. It does hurt our own reanimation (and Yisan), so I wouldn't play it by default.

Solemnity - this doesn't do anything...

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip - I don't think this is worth a 3-cmc non-creature spell. :(

Ashes of the Abhorrent - This can work if your meta has a lot of reanimation or storm...

Disenchant - I'd rather run Reclamation Sage, then maybe Manglehorn.

meowndabout on Sisay Stax

1 week ago

mmcgeach Back with more questions :)

CLARIFICATION SOUGHT

OTHER CARDS TO USE?

Managem on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

4 weeks ago

Must be a mere coincidence, I was thinking last night of making a partnered EDH deck, and thought Ravos, Soultender and Tymna the Weaver immediately, the access to lifegain, removal, and reanimate between white and black is superb. It would fare well against a lot aside from Aunt Ani aka Animar, Soul of Elements being pro black and white

I have to say I'm impressed with what I just saw in this deck, looks like a blast to pilot. If I may make potential suggestions, or future upgrades it would be the following;

Cavern of Souls choosing cleric obviously

Land Tax This can easily help filter/thin out your deck, while providing potential ramp, not that you necessarily need it much, but still.

Rotlung Reanimator despite the fact you have an Angel that wipes zombs. Rotlung could net you bodies for board presence which can help cushion against attacks, or play offensively if need be...

High Priest of Penance removal

Mikaeus, the Lunarch pumps your clerics well enough

Bishop of Rebirth

Sanctum Prelate Stellar control, if it dies you can always play it anew and choose new numbers with Ravos

True Conviction definitely high cmc but can turn tides easily!

Auriok Champion

Archangel of Thune

Debt to the Deathless

Righteous Confluence

Custodi Soulbinders

Felidar Sovereign not a cleric and somewhat high cmc but another alt win con similar to Test of Endurance

Athreos, God of Passage not a cleric but great reanimator and swinger if online.

Just some examples, there are many variations that can be made of this deck. Especially zombie or spirit token generation that can stabilize the board and propel Tymna the Weaver, anything that has ETB effects are great for Ravos such as

Ashen Rider

Sin Collector

Hope this long list of good junk may help you!

freakingShane on Avacyn, Prison Warden

2 months ago

Okay, brace yourself. I'm going all out.

  • P.S. Sorry that my inner spike ignores price...

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SufferFromEDHD on Thalia Stax Mono White

2 months ago

Dust Bowl and Flagstones of Trokair

Recruiter of the Guard is worthy of a spot.

Sanctum Prelate?

Peacekeeper is awesome with Sun Titan. Frontline Medic is more narrow but definetly strong depending on meta. Haazda Shield Mate might have some potential alongside the Titan.

Maybe Orim's Chant for that Isochron Scepter. Tithe is funky in mono white and fits under it as well.

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