Sanctum Prelate


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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.

Sanctum Prelate Discussion

iAzire on Epic of Daxos

1 week ago

Overall, the Commander choice can be swapped to any Legendary. I don't particularly like Teysa, Orzhov Scion as you need Teysa + Razaketh, the Foulblooded + a creature. Teysa's ability doesn't work on herself and Razaketh can't sacrifice himself. Daxos is the same CMC as Teysa, so they work the same, except Daxos is Pay 2 Life: Search your Library for a card and put that card into your hand. Teysa needs another creature on board, and in order to get a second tutor, the creature that dies needs to be . You could run Darkest Hour but you need to ensure it is on board before you sacrifice. If Darkest Hour is your first tutor, the you still have the issue of needing to sacrifice a creature for the Teysa token to enter.

Daxos + Razaketh + = Tutor.

Teysa + Razaketh + Creature = Tutor.

In both scenarios the Commander can be sacrificed for a second Tutor, but Teysa doesn't provide any value being sacrificed. Teysa doesn't see added value if the first creature sacrificed isn't Black, and won't see value over Daxos with the additional tutor line until the third Tutor. If need be, Daxos can be your second sacrifice, but with Teysa you will want to keep her on board to get any value from her.

Sanctum Prelate is an interesting card. My only concern is what number would we call? 2 seems most likely, to stop Counter magic, but that stops us from casting 2/3 of our Reanimate Auras. You could call 1 in order to stop the single mana Counters and then you only stop your own Altar of the Brood .

Vault of the Archangel is there for no good reason. It is perfectly reasonable to remove it. Strip Mine is the most likely replacement.

Winter Orb is a great idea, I will definitely look into adding it with other stuff like Defense Grid . You should not overvalue Serra's Sanctum though. I have it included in the deck because I own it, but it is rarely game breaking. It is a good land, but most games end before it really starts to show value. I find myself tutoring for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth more often.

There are 8 cards to win from the LRW combo. A few of these pieces can be removed. Altar of the Brood is not one that should be removed though. It provides a win from LRW or the Bomberman combo. Grim Guardian works with both combos, (as long as you're running Daxos as the Commander), and Underworld Coinsmith is primarily for Bomberman. If you're looking to cut one or more of them, Falkenrath Noble is the most expensive to cast. If you want the universal effect then Cruel Celebrant or Zulaport Cutthroat are likely cuts. Altar of Dementia provides a Mill win if you don't have access to Altar of the Brood. This is a useful piece to keep as it helps you win around Solitary Confinement / Phyrexian Unlife effects.

No, there isn't a particular reason for running Authority of the Consuls alongside Blind Obedience other than redundancy. Bitter Ordeal and Victimize are good cards. Reanimate is already in the deck.

CyborgAeon on Epic of Daxos

1 week ago

I appreciate that he's a reasonable mana sink; but one has to resolve bomberman, wait for an entire turn pass, then it can win. For this reason I believe that he's ineffective.

Whereas Teysa, Orzhov Scion features an interaction package, replaces herself, and feeds razaketh like a proper champ, turning most bodies into 2 bodies. You can even just tutor for Darkest Hour off of the first raza' activation and then you have unbounded raza' fodder.

Personally (though it only sees fringe-play) I like Sanctum Prelate as a hatebear. If you know a card that is likely to stop you from winning, it's very easy to name it's mana cost and have it remain as a continuous hatebear.

Your lands could use some work too; cutting Vault of the Archangel (if you have 5 mana to spare then I feel like something's going wrong) for a card like Lake of the Dead , Strip Mine , Wasteland . Depending on how low your hand gets, some lands which draw are viable too like Sea Gate Wreckage .

Given that you're likely to find all the lands you need thanks to cards like Land Tax , I'd consider running Winter Orb , especially if you can tutor for Serra's Sanctum as it puts you miles ahead.

You currently have 7 cards that win from LRW (not including coinsmith). That seems like a lot for a deck with access to the best tutors; I'd recommend stripping some of the worse ones down like Altar of the Brood and Altar of Dementia and replacing them with more hate. I'd recommend Bitter Ordeal as an alternate win condition, because it's not shut out by null rod, or any single counterspell (except flusterstorm, but screw that card).

Authority of the Consuls is neat, depending on your meta. It stops godo and some other decks, but I'd be hesitant to run it alongside Blind Obedience . Is there a particular reason for this? If it's just a hateful card, I'd recommend trying out Victimize or Reanimate as I'm sure your hateful cards could use another go.

Gadianten on Tomik's Taxes

1 week ago

Glowrider , Sanctum Prelate , Sphere of Resistance and if your feeling mean try Stony Silence with Null Rod because no one should be allowed to have fun.

SynergyBuild on Modern Horizons Reprints / Tinfoil ...

1 month ago


Sorry I was unable to respond quickly, however here is my delayed response:

Any other set may not do, as legacy reprints are not made. When was the last printing of Recruiter of the Guard , Sanctum Prelate , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Life from the Loam , etc. Eternal Masters, Ultimate Masters, and some of the other Masters sets were a great addition to the reprints, but now that masters are gone, where are they gonna put them?

Also, legacy reprints don't need to be kept expensive, they sell packs. That is all they need to do.

SufferFromEDHD on Hatebear Test

1 month ago

Settle the Wreckage is great with Aven Mindcensor .

Emeria, The Sky Ruin free hatebear.

Dust Bowl is good with a lot of basics. Isolated Watchtower too.

Dawn Charm useful tech.

Solemnity might be a strong tax depending on meta.

Alms Collector white tax and card draw.

Sanctum Prelate evil.

Chancellor of the Annex personal favorite.

Palladium Myr seems out of place. Phyrexian Revoker

StopShot on How to make enchantments indestructible?

2 months ago

Considering most enchantment wipes cost 4 or more mana you might want to run Gaddock Teeg . You can also run Sanctum Prelate and Chalice of the Void if the wipes all share the same CMC. Glen Elendra Archmage is also another handy creature that can stop boardwipes from being used.

Quirrel on Tana and Tymna Blood Pod - Primer

2 months ago

Kiyomei Blood Pod, generally speaking, has a lot of problems against cards like Cursed Totem and Humility (they slow this deck down a lot, obviously)

The other way to fight this deck is to keep Tymna from drawing cards. Good, efficient sweepers like Toxic Deluge , Fire Covenant , and Pyroclasm can help keep them off the gas pedal. There are a ton of other good sweepers, just make sure you can hit the board for 2 damage, and keep Tymna from hitting people.

If you take a good look at Sanctum Prelate , you'll see that it only stops noncreature spells. Blood Pod is a hatebears deck first and foremost, so a card like Sanctum Prelate really doesn't do much against Blood Pod.

The best way, in my opinion, to beat Blood Pod is to disrupt their card advantage, and then win quickly. Because it is a staxy creature deck, Blood Pod wants to drag the game out. With their big swingy creatures, they're advantaged in the long game. Sweep their card advantage away, and then combo them. It's hard because of their stax pieces, but that's the best way to combat them.

Beating Blood Pod is tough (it's a good deck and top tier for a reason!) but I hope this helps!

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