Skirsdag High Priest


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels 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

Cai_Zer on Zulaport Self Sacrifice (Budget)

1 month ago

Maybe Altar's Reap or Disciple of Griselbrand would also fit in here. Some alt win like Skirsdag High Priest _

sylvannos on Which tokens to bring

2 months ago

I like making my own tokens using tip cards from booster packs. If you using rubbing alcohol or acetone (acetone works easier), you can then use a rag to wip/scrub the ink off the tip cards. Then, you draw your token using permanent markers.

This is a really inexpensive, yet personal, way to get those really obscure tokens.

The other one I noticed missing from your collection that are common in Modern (not already mentioned) are 3/3 Beast tokens (from cards like Beast Within, Thragtusk), 3/3 Golems (Blade Splicer, Precursor Golem), 5/5 Demon (Skirsdag High Priest), and 1/1 Soldiers (Timely Reinforcements, Elspeth, Sun's Champion). We'll probably also see more 1/1 merfolk tokens since Rivals of Ixalan added a few.

thetanman91 on Speeding up Skirsdag

2 months ago

Thanks for having a look. What I could do is change the deck around to include more black and sacrificing cards such as:

-4 Rancor

+4 Fatal Push

-1 Thrun, the Last Troll

-2 Blossoming Defense

-3 Vines of Vastwood

+2 Varolz, the Scar-Striped

+4 Bloodthrone Vampire?

Also, is Tasigur, the Golden Fang worth having in a deck like this, or should I cut him to make room for another Varolz, the Scar-Striped and Skirsdag High Priest?

Thanks for the help!

sylvannos on Speeding up Skirsdag

2 months ago

There's been G/B Stompy variants that use Strangleroot Geist, Young Wolf, Experiment One, Hardened Scales, and Winding Constrictor to quickly make large creatures.

If you use Viscera Seer as a sac outlet (probably something else too, so it's more consistent), you have Skirsdag High Priest making 5/5s every turn, setting off Experiment One, etc. You could also probably play Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker.

sylvannos on Speeding up Skirsdag

2 months ago

I'm not too sure how much there is to be gained by staying exclusively human tribal. It seems like there's already a heavy token theme to the deck, which makes Intangible Virtue a better option than trying to build around Mayor of Avabruk and Champion of the Parish.

If you branch out more into token-territory, you can play stuff like Promise of Bunrei, Lingering Souls, or Voice of Resurgence. Just think of a play where you sacrifice Young Wolf to Bloodthrone Vampire, triggering Promise of Bunrei, sacrifice the tokens to Bloodthrone Vampire, then activate Skirsdag High Priest, then finally casting Tragic Slip/Fatal Push to clear away any blockers.

thetanman91 on Speeding up Skirsdag

2 months ago

Hello all, I am revisiting my first constructed deck that I played when I started playing Magic during the first Innistrad block: Skirsdag Sacrament

The concept is simple, create 5/5 demon tokens through Skirsdag High Priest and sacrificing my creatures using Deranged Outcast and/or Disciple of Griselbrand, or beat face using Lords to pump my humans. When I played this deck regularly during standard FNM's, it did well and always made top 8 at least.

With modern having so many choices and a large card pool, I wanted to see how can I tune this deck to be faster or what changes can anyone suggest to improve the overall efficiency of this deck? Thank you all for the help!

multimedia on Suns_Champion

3 months ago

Hey, you asked for my advice on your Zur deck. You've put a lot of time and effort into it and the deck description is easy to read and understand very nice work. I've never seen Zur used with Alarm as a win condition combo. Very creative idea, well done, upvoted. For a first deck with combo you've gone combo crazy!

The idea is great the problem is the combos need to be streamlined, too many combo cards not enough synergy between all cards in the deck and not enough universal good Commander cards. You don't need to jam all the possible combos into a deck it's overkill. Consider trimming Combo #1, Combo #2 and cutting Combo #3? A lot of combo cards you're playing are only good with other combo pieces as part of a combo. These cards are not good by themselves or have synergy with the rest of the cards in the deck other than the combo they go with. Because of all the combo cards I see problems with playing a normal game of Commander.


Your deck is very creative as a first deck with combo, you have a good grasp on the archetype. But you're going combo crazy which in my opinion will hinter gameplay much more than help it. It's more practical to pick a few combos that include cards that have overall good synergy with the entire deck not to use so many cards just because they're part of a combo.

Good luck with your deck.

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