Skirsdag High Priest


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

LostAlgorithm on His Time Has Come

2 days ago

Skirsdag High Priest does seem a bit clunky, and I do have Mikaeus, the Lunarch for bringing the religious theme, so I don't have too much problem with cutting them. I used their spot to put in a couple of Utter Ends, per your advice.

I also took out 1 of the Raise the Alarms so that I could fit in a Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. I think the emblem could be really nice, and the extra tokens are always a benefit. As far as flavor, I'm still thinking on it, but I'm possibly gonna portray him and his vampires as some sort of Elite Guard for the High Priestess. I'll figure out some way to make the whole vampire thing work once I have the deck finalized.

The other suggestions weren't bad, just not quite where I want to go with the deck. How's it looking now though? Getting close to a good list?

Cereal_Killer on His Time Has Come

3 days ago

Cutting Anointed Procession and Gather the Townsfolk is a good choice.

Remember that you need to activate morbid ability killing a token and then tap two creatures and Skirsdag High Priest in order to put a 5/5. Are you sure it's a good idea since you have just 5 cards you could use to destroy tokens?

Mikaeus, the Lunarch has a very good ability and it's even true that it could become big if you have a Crypt Ghast on the field.

I also suggest you to add Anguished Unmaking, Fatal Push, Path to Exile or Utter End cause having no removals isn't such a great idea.

A good card could be Sorin, Lord of Innistrad due to his token spawn ability and the emblem you get or Sorin, Solemn Visitor due to the +1 +0 to all creatures and lifelink and the token spawn. But I'm not sure how he would fit in the flavor.

The same is true also for Bitterblossom. It's a strong card (don't be scared about the lose 1 on your upkeep) that keeps you spawning tokens. Unfortunately it spawns faeries, so it's not useful for the story.

If you are planning a mass token destruction think about some Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat, but only if you are sure a lot of tokens will die.

LostAlgorithm on His Time Has Come

3 days ago

Alright! Updated again!

I like the Teysa, Orzhov Scion suggestion. I think it meshes in a lot of ways. I added in Skirsdag High Priest to leverage the sacrifice mechanic a bit more as well as the one from Altar's Reap. It should give me some larger tokens too, which is nice. It also gives me more Black creatures I can use with Teysa's second ability, giving even more tokens.

I decided to try taking Gather the Townsfolk out completely so that I could go full Raise the Alarm. Do you think this is a good idea? I can't see the Fateful Hour effect from Gather being one that's as useful to me as simply being able to spawn soldier tokens whenever I need them.

I also took out Anointed Procession. I like the effect, but I only had one in and I felt other cards would be better able to more consistently contribute in that 1 slot. Is this a good choice?

Duress is back to being Thoughtseize. I'm just nervous about having all the damage to self effects, but this might just be because I'm new still.

For Brimaz, King of Oreskos, I just don't like that he's a kitty cat, lol. I did feel my deck could use some more "religiousy" themes though, so I put in Mikaeus, the Lunarch, who I think should be able to benefit from all the mana the Crypt Ghasts should be creating. With all my tokens, he should be able to provide some nice buffs. Or, if I just need a big body, he can do that too.

I took Doomed Traveler and Spectral Procession down by 1 as well to fit in some of the above cards. Westvale Abbey  Flip went down by 1 as well, mostly because I think my tokens are overall becoming more of a threat even without the flip. I still like it as a possible route to go though.

I think that's about it as far as what changed. Let me know what you think!

gdm1989 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

Demon of Dark Schemes may be very useful in the deck even if the snakes die you can still get their strongest creatures or Skirsdag High Priest get a few demons

_raeofsunlight on Extreme Token Generation

3 weeks ago

I like the idea of Skirsdag High Priest in here

ShaharRyu on Running on a Budget

1 month ago

Hey. I like MTG a lot but I dont really have the money to make expensive/luxurious decks so I just work with whatever i can put my hands on.

While I can certainly achieve some results, because I am not strictly looking for meta cards sometimes its a bit hard to find a nice synergy or good and cheap recommendations for my decks. If anyone has got the time to spare I would love for them to be given some constructive feedback on how to be improved.

Affinity Budget (RBU) Edgy Razors Originally Inspired on Salvage Titan

Infect (UG) Budget Spreading Corruption Originally Inspired on Blighted Agent

Soldiers (W) Budget Rise of the Legion Originally Inspired on Odric, Master Tactician

Aristocrats (B) Budget Morbid Bleeding Originally Inspired on Skirsdag High Priest

Note: Most of this decks started as an idea of mine which, as I tried for more efficient synergies, started to mimic some competitive decks.

Hunson_Abadeer on Sacrifices must be made

1 month ago

Depends on how many you are trying to play with, I'm not familiar with your play group either; however maybe cut 1 Sultai Emissary and 1 Skirsdag High Priest. I'm not entirely sure what else depending on how many copies you want to run with.

Also if you could budget it Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is amazing. He's been going down in price last I checked but that was a few weeks ago.

Hope this helps! Best of luck!

Kajunkrawdad on Demons Devouring Humans

1 month ago

I have a deck similar to this. Skirsdag High Priest is a house in that deck. Finishes games out quickly if they don't deal with it. Also, Westvale Abbey  Flip and Ravenous Demon  Flip don't generally flip as often as you would hope, but when they do it's awesome. I started out with 4 of the RavDemons in the deck but ended up dropping down to 1-2 as I was either clearly going to win/lose the game already by the time I'd get to flip one. In all honesty, Lingering Souls is usually enough to get you through the day (especially with Intangible Virtue or Anointed Procession already on the board) and can be in as another win-con if you like. I'd also consider swapping out Death Cultist for either Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat (bonus for Zulaport that it's also human). Same type of effect only it triggers on all of your creature's deaths. Thus creates additional synergy with Bone Splinters, Ravenous Demon  Flip, and Westvale Abbey  Flip. Another card I use for token generation is Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip grows your board state as well as itself as the game goes on. Plus it can continue to feed your Ravenous Demon  Flip each turn for free once you flip them. And one more card I like a lot is Tragic Slip. With what you've got going on here it's a 1-drop removal spell that deals with just about any creature in the format and gets around indestructibility without giving a free land drop to your opponent (I'm looking at you Path to Exile). And lastly I'd recommend Blessed Alliance instead of Immolating Glare. Again, same basic effect, but also gives you some other options as needed.

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