Skirsdag High Priest


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Skirsdag High Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

Morbid, Tap two creatures you control: put a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if a creature died each turn.

Skirsdag High Priest Discussion

pastafiend247 on Twilight Mass

1 week ago

Apollo_Paladin Thank you for the compliment. I gave a look at your deck, and it gave me some ideas, specifically with Unearth . I know what you're thinking with Chromatic Lantern but I really like it as a little bit of an insurance policy to help maintain floating mana. I took your advice with moving Nova Cleric to the sideboard until I find something more cost effective for enchantment removal; so more updates to come. I also removed Dark Supplicant and the Scion of Darkness . It felt like unnecessary/cumbersome when more efficient means of sacrificing exist and adding another Coat of Arms seems like a better use of space.

So far my favorite combo that I have been playing around with involves sacrificing Selfless Spirit for 1-3 zombies tokens (courtesy of Rotlung Reanimator ), then tapping cleric tokens that Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip provided to use Skirsdag High Priest and get 1-4 demon tokens, then using Unearth to put Selfless Spirit back into and ready to sac again for the next turn, and depending on how many Suture Priests are on field gaining 3-12 life for the low low cost of 1 mana, pending what is already on the field of course. Additionally, Coat of Arms really makes this a nasty combo.

Apollo_Paladin on Twilight Mass

2 weeks ago

This looks like a fun deck to play. Good synergy and versatility. +1

One thing I've found using Orzhov colors is that Knight of the White Orchid can be extremely handy for adding a little bit of mana ramp. Particularly using him to tutor out Godless Shrine . Maybe he'd help you along too despite him not being a Cleric (I've used him in a couple different deck builds actually). If nothing else he still counts for Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, can still tap for Skirsdag High Priest , and works as sacrificial fodder for Westvale Abbey  Flip.

As far as what to trim down on, Nova Cleric can probably go, or at least get sideboarded, since board wipe enchantments only really help against an enchantment-heavy deck. With 1 to cast into play and 3 to activate, he's seems a bit cumbersome. There are cheaper ways to deal with a pesky enchantment here and there (literally just search 'destroy target enchantment' on the Gatherer database at MTG, as there are far too many to mention). Chromatic Lantern also doesn't really fit given that you're running plenty of dual lands and those Evolving Wilds .

Beyond that, you may want to check out my deck on my profile here called:

Very Fast Death Factor (Budget Speed Dredge!)

There might be some insights there for you on other ways to help with efficiency tutoring/playing high-mana cost creatures.

Gadianten on You Will Pay

3 months ago

Here are some more token generators that you might like Pack Rat , Skirsdag High Priest , Geist-Honored Monk , Cloudgoat Ranger , Hero of Bladehold , Leonin Warleader and more draw power Midnight Reaper or another good death trigger creature Pawn of Ulamog .

Gadianten on Elenda Dusk Rose

4 months ago

Consider Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner as they have synergy with your commander.

Some additional ideas are Skirsdag High Priest , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Hangarback Walker , Hero of Bladehold and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle for token generators.

If you plan on keeping a 1 mana drop like Skymarcher Aspirant replace it with Serra Ascendant instead.

I highly recommend adding four more land to your deck as you are not a low cmc elf deck with lots of mana generation creatures in the ranks.

RainbowHiker on

4 months ago

@Gadianten Thanks for the suggestions and upvote :)

I need to try Gift of Immortality should work well with a lot of cards in the deck. I considered running Lifeline , but I decided it was to helpful for my opponents, although I might swap it in at some point.

My playgroup is a bit slower early game, so I try not to explode too early in most cases...otherwise I would totally run Dark Ritual .

I really like Skirsdag High Priest . He does not work in a lot of decks, but could do well in here, especially if I have a lot of tokens out.

Gadianten on

4 months ago

Looks solid, a few interesting choices are Gift of Immortality , and Lifeline . If you chose to use Lifeline make sure and pair it up with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or add Containment Priest as well.

Consider Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak because early game Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter is hilarious.

Some useful creatures are Abhorrent Overlord , Skirsdag High Priest and Rune-Scarred Demon .

Looks good and love the commander. +1

triproberts12 on Despicable Me: Rakdos and his Minions

5 months ago

I like the changes! Looks like a solid deck. The last thing I would do to tune it is look at the bottom end of the curve. Gibbering Fiend and Pilfering Imp are cute, but now that you've removed your token producers, you'll have a tough time feeding Demonlord of Ashmouth , Eater of Hope , Xathrid Demon , Shadowborn Demon , and Infernal Offering . You've still got some cards that care about going wide, like Torrent of Souls , Hellrider , and Skirsdag High Priest .

The rate on Hordeling Outburst is good. For a reanimator deck, Skirk Ridge Exhumer , Cryptbreaker , Call the Bloodline , and Silversmith are also good. At the top end of the curve, Abhorrent Overlord could also warrant consideration. Also, in the land slot, if you feel your manabase is good, I like Kher Keep . Speaking of the manabase, Urborg Volcano and Tresserhorn Sinks are better in your deck than Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse . Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace is a good utility land for reanimator. Also, Pyramid of the Pantheon and Molten Slagheap are real bad. Myriad Landscape is miles better.

My favorite low-curve option for pumping out bodies is Hanweir Garrison . Hanweir Battlements would be a sweet addition, as well, and I think it's better in this deck than Hammer of Purphoros . You don't really want to be taxing your lands with a deck full of 5+ drops, and I could say the same for Underworld Connections . It looks like a budget Phyrexian Arena , but it's really not. You're pretty good on card draw at this point, but if you really feel the need for another source, Night's Whisper is a clean, solid option.

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Skirsdag High Priest occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.17%