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
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Skirsdag High Priest Discussion

griffstick on Reaps Pawns

4 days ago

These are all token generators I found that don't need any assistance but there are other things to think about. That Cmdr says "whenever a creature with power 1 or less dies return it to play under YOUR control". So this is where you can get creative and simply make your opponents creatures power 1 or less and kill them to bring them back to play under YOUR control.

So right away the first thing I think of is how can we turn your Cmdr into a Grave Betrayal! So cool.

I'm sure this is plenty for now I hope this helps

Boza on Morbid Sacrifice *HELP

1 month ago

So a morbid-based deck needs three types of cards:

1/ Creatures that die easily and/or for a benefit
2/ Ways to kill your own creatures and/or the opponent's
3/ Morbid payoffs

So, for number 3 we need some creatures that do something when another creature dies. The best one IMO is Skirsdag High Priest, followed closely by Blood Artist, Poison-Tip Archer, etc.

For the second one, a simple Viscera Seer gives a small random bonus.

For the first one, something as simple as Pawn of Ulamog or Doomed Dissenter are good options.

Additionally, here a couple of lists for a Mazirek sacrifice commander I compiled, maybe some of your new cards are there:

Mazirek Test List
Mazirek Top 100

This is more EDH oriented, but there are so many cards, that something is bound to catch your attention.

mfogle on Eldrazi Demons?

1 month ago

Wow, I'm amazed by all the input so quickly. Certainly some food for thought here. Huge thanks to everyone. I did realize that Demon of Death's Gate would not work with the original concept since it lists specifically sac'ing black creatures and eldrazi are either colorless or devoid. Granted, there's better demons that might support this concept like maybe Xathrid Demon, Reaper from the Abyss, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder and/or Harvester of Souls. Though focusing on eldrazi with emerge in conjunction with scion producers and cards like Grave Pact, Quest for the Gravelord, and Skirsdag High Priest might be better. Suppose more like running demon support rather than demon themselves. The deck would be mostly casual and aim for just a fun, interesting way to use the 2 archetypes regardless.

Venturub on B/W Clerics

2 months ago

I may be wrong, since I did't test this deck enough, but I don't think things like Cover of Darkness are necessary. I do not attack with the clerics but with the Demons from Skirsdag High Priest. In order to have them, I have to have a creature dying in a turn: thus, the Selfless Spirit or the Orzhov Pontiff (killing your opponent creatures when it enters the game, and when the Haunt ability is activated with Starlit Sanctum).

The Demons from Skirsdag High Priest are 4/4 flying creatures, and I may have 6 flying 4/4 in turn 6: 1 in turn 3, 1 in turn 4, 2 in turn 5, 2 in turn 6. Those are to be boosted to 5/5 creatures with Zealous Persecution.

It is worth to note that your opponent should not normally have any blocking creature with all the Orzhov Pontiff, the Zealous Persecution and the Make Obsolete. If a Swords to Plowshares aims one Demon, the Mother of Runes or a Selfless Spirit will protect it.

Venturub on Holier than thou

2 months ago

Hi Se7enfoot... Thanks for your comment on my B/W Clerics deck.

I have several suggestions for your deck, but before I present to you let me first address your comment.

Although your deck is B/W like the one you commented on, they meant to be different. Yours is a hybrid between life-gain deck and an aggro deck. Mine is meant to be exclusively aggro.

I have a hybrid life-gain aggro cleric deck, white the Daru Spiritualist and Shuko combo, but it is mono-white - have a look :

Now, about my suggestions:

PandaheroIV on Queen Marchesa Human Tribal

2 months ago

yeah i can see that card being fairly useful in this deck. ill add it in. namely tap effects of Skirsdag High Priest as well as Skullclamp , drawing with Mentor of the Meek and small fuel for Ashnod's Altar.

maxon on Loadout Format

3 months ago

Skirsdag High Priest can be used at instant speed, while Herald of Anafenza can only be used at sorcery. So, in addition to the different tap abilities you'll also have to consider the timing.

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