Abzan Battle Priest

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Abzan Battle Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has lifelink.

Bravo_Christian on Abzan Scales

4 months ago

Hey man, your deck is very similar to my abzan scales deck. I made mine when Khans first dropped and have made small improvements to it but it's still a pretty consistent deck.

For creatures I do run 1 Abzan Battle Priest and 2 Mer-Ek Nightblade. I Appreciate the buffs they give but that's usually after a few turns. Ainok Bond-Kin and Abzan Falconer are also great to have as they come out earlier and give creatures first strike and flying. You already have the falconer of course.

For spells I run Citadel Siege, Brave the Sands, Bioshift, Feat of Resistance, and Solidarity of Heroes. Kin-Tree Invocation is also very nice. Recently I paid two mana to get a 9/9 spirit. For removal I use Hunt the Weak, Naturalize, and Putrefy.

Don't forget about proliferate. You're using Planeswalkers to create tokens which will work, but I always find that Planeswalkers are easily removed. Cards like Courage in Crisis and Grateful Apparition are cards I've been thinking of adding and they might work for you too!

BlackoutX on Lathiel's got gains

5 months ago

Lets start with a list of easy cuts from a deck like this, Nearheath Pilgrim, Predator Ooze, Abzan Battle Priest, Archon of Sun's Grace, Oketra the True, and Pounce.

Legion's Landing  Flip This card is good in white decks since they need ram, your in green so it doesn't matter nearly as much. Dawn of Hope is another card good in white bad in green (even with the synergy) and the same with Cosmos Elixir.

Some good card draw for your deck would be cards like Greater Good, Rishkar's Expertise, Momentous Fall, and Life's Legacy these all work very well with a big creature strategy and especially well with cards like Ajani's Pridemate or a less budget option Ajani, Strength of the Pride.

Greens most powerful attribute is its land ramp due to it being very hard to interact with. Unless you are running a three-drop commander that you really need out right away you shouldn't be relying on mana dorks. Cards like Harrow, Three Visits, and Primal Growth are exemplary due to getting untapped lands while still being on curve for a four-mana commander. Cards such as Rampant Growth or Roiling Regrowth are still good but come with the downside of getting tapped lands.

I also personally like Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl although they aren't actually land ramp, they can be used with Arbor Elf (one of the only man dorks that I would still suggest running) to get even more value.

Another thing that you should get for this deck is some protection for your commander, the easiest options for this are Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots.

Lastly I would suggest running, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Nesting Grounds and Karn's Bastion due to the synergy with your deck

ClockworkSwordfish on Life Gain

8 months ago

This looks like a good start! I think to really get Lathiel working, you'll want cards that gain you life in huge chunks - some good, cheap options include Ordeal of Heliod, Life Goes On and Feudkiller's Verdict. Cards that do nothing but gain a little bit of life at a time, such as Ajani's Mantra or Marble Chalice, build up an advantage over a long time but aren't quite as flashy. Likewise, enchantments just meant to make creatures bigger - that is, Vinecraft, Siegecraft and Castle - are somewhat redundant, as you can expect to make creatures bigger by virtue of gaining life!

The other key element to Lathiel is that you're accruing +1/+1 counters, so creatures like Conclave Mentor, Abzan Falconer and Abzan Battle Priest will capitalize on that fact. Having access to lifelink is probably key, since it will essentially allow your creatures to double in size each turn. Other good ways to ensure that include Loxodon Warhammer, Behemoth Sledge Vitality Hunter. Hopefully some of these pointers help give you a leg up!

MindAblaze on How many counters do I …

8 months ago

Player A is attacking with an 0/4 with five +1/+1 counters on it. They also control an Odric, Master Tactician, Orzhov Advokist, Archangel of Thune and an Abzan Battle Priest, none of which are attacking.

Player B (the attacked played) controls an Undead Alchemist, a Shepherd of Rot, Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver a decayed zombie token and a normal 2/2 zombie token, all untapped.

Say Player B chooses to block, how many counters would player A’s creatures get if the attacking creature dies to combat damage, with no other shenanigans going on?

InfectedToe on BOROS modular fun

9 months ago

This is a pretty fun deck, kinda wanted to build a Zabaz deck at one point myself but you're the resident Boros enjoyer so I knew you would at some point lol.

Regardless, I do have some suggestions: Panharmonicon is an absolute must-include, it literally doubles counters across the board. Also, Extruder could be a great explosive finisher.

As for slightly weaker but still good cards to include, Abzan Battle Priest could offer a good amount of lifegain, Cloud Key is basic artifact tribal, and Core Prowler is another cheeky infect wincon with bonus proliferation.

As far as cards to replace, Chief of the Foundry is pretty weak here as it doesn't actually count as counters for modular creatures, and Energy Chamber is exceedingly slow in practice.

TheeKowalski on

1 year ago

I've been running a similar deck with Heliod, A few powerhouse cards I would suggest are:

Patron of the Kitsune Odric, Master Tactician Shinewend Cauldron of Souls

The outlast ability is pretty good with Heliod too Abzan Battle Priest Abzan Falconer Ainok Bond-Kin

oeliberti on It's Culane to apologize

2 years ago

Noice list! Opinions:

Elven Cache is a bad Regrowth, you maybe even want it on a stick in this deck, that would be Eternal Witness.

Venser's Journal always feels like a "dead" card in any deck but lifegain, i feel like it is an easy card to cut for other cards that support your strategy for a more focussed deck, like Cathars' Crusade as only one example.

Of course i see the synergy on each Tuskguard Captain, Ainok Bond-Kin and Abzan Battle Priest but i feel like they're also just fillers. Their effects just aren't strong and you can better put 3 goodstuff cards out of the bant colors in this deck than these 3 weak creatures (imho!). They're no trash of course but i don't find them strong or good either. So these may be easy cuts too for at least better goodstuff-cards or even synergy cards - for the +1/+1 theme i have the 3 more budget -friendly examples Conclave Mentor, Master Biomancer and Toothy, Imaginary Friend, they support your strategy way better and are more focussed like the 3 mentioned above in your list.

Expensive auto-includes for this deck would be Doubling Season or overall goodstuff like Smothering Tithe and Rhystic Study - and many others ^^


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