Banisher Priest

Banisher Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

When Banisher Priest enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Banisher Priest leaves the battlefield. (That creature returns under its owner's control.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Uncommon
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal

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Banisher Priest Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Iroas Good Stuff

2 weeks ago

More cuts, removed cards that don't immediately effect the board amd included some lower cmc utility creatures like Cloudchaser Kestrel Duergar Hedge-Mage and Banisher Priest since these cards can still be impactful in the mid and late game. I constantly tinker with this deck and to get the damage through I think curving out into 4 5 and 6 drops that threaten to takeover if they are not dealt with is the more effective way to play. At least in my experience.

Mateus_Nogueira on Primer: KCI Teshar (cEDH)

3 months ago

Thank you, valentin74!

1) Precisely for this reason. I chose to use responses that can also be used proactively. And Path can be used on some creature (an Ornithopter for example) to ramp off. Besides, it is quite common for Path to have no drawback (against 4C or 5C with greedy mana bases).

2) They are very useful in pods that I find difficult, with a lot of counter and interactions. Besides, they are necessary in situations where you combo off but your only payoffs are Urza's Bauble or Mishra's Bauble, where you can draw your deck on the opponent's upkeep and you need to win before giving a bigger window to stop you.

3) To be honest I never tried Verge Rangers because I found it slow. But if you are in a more midrange version, it may be a real option. Of course, before considering using it I would certainly use Mystic Forge.

4) I honestly don't like Heliod on this deck. Apart from triggering Teshar and possibly combo with Ballista, it adds absolutely nothing to our game plan. I prefer to use some redundancy from some of our combo pieces, or some way to dig more into the deck.

5) Not long ago I used only Codex Shredder and decided to test the other 2, and I really enjoyed it. Besides possibly answering opponents' top tutors, in practice, in our deck it is a "draw a card", since our graveyeard is an extension of the hand. In addition, it is possible to loop our non-artifact or non-creature spells with Codex Shredder.

6) Banisher Priest (or Fiend Hunter on some lists) is a necessary evil (like Leonin Relic-Warder). It is often an option to remove stax pieces that can harm our game a lot (Hello, Collector Ouphe and Drannith Magistrate), or even answer something that is essential to not lose before returning to our next turn (like Zur the Enchanter). Since we use many self mill effects, it is feasible to revive Banisher Priest with the Teshar effect, which is not the case with other types of responses. In addition, Banisher Priest can be fetched with Recruiter of the Guard.

valentin74 on Primer: KCI Teshar (cEDH)

3 months ago

Beautiful deck. I have my own Teshar deck. A lot is similar, but I saw some interesting differences with you. I have the following questions about your deck building:

  1. Why do you play Path to Exile instead of Swords to Plowshares? Do you want to keep the option open to ramp yourself or shuffle your library?

  2. What is your experience with the Shimmer Myr and Emergence Zone cards? Do you really often use the flash effect?

  3. I play Verge Rangers in my Teshardeck. I am fascinated by how this card synergizes with "eggs", Sensei's Divining Top, Millcards, Fetchlands, tutors, etc. The key effect of the card is "You may look at the top card of your library any time". What do you think of the card? Have you already tested the card?

  4. Furthermore I play Heliod, Sun-Crowned in my Teshardeck. The card is a historic spell and Heliod, Sun-Crowned goes infinite with Walking Ballista. Otherwise, the card does little. I'm not sure if Heliod, Sun-Crowned is good enough. What do you think?

  5. What is your experience with the Shriekhorn, Codex Shredder and Ghoulcaller's Bell? Sure, the effects are good. But are the effects really worth filling three card slots? I will try out the three cards myself and am curious to see how they will works.

  6. I have seen the Banisher Priest card in several deck lists, but I have never tried it myself. Is the card that good? And if so why?

I would be happy if you would give me answers to my questions.

jakeyuki12 on War Master Aurelia's Humans & Soldiers

4 months ago

Hiya!

Your deck seems a lot more solid now! You've got good ways to generate advantage and to ramp, now we've got to work on upgrading your removal and getting the synergy in your deck down better.

You've got a copy of Lightning Bolt in your deck, and while I do think the card is underrated, there are better options that should go in a deck before it. Lightning Bolt is a nice one mana, and can kill a lot of common creatures, but also misses the mark on a lot of other common, important creatures. White is the premium color for removal, so you have a lot of options. You have some of the most efficient removal spells in the game with Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares. You've got enchantment form removal to hits any nonland with stuff like Banishing Light, Oblivion Ring, and Grasp of Fate. You have Creatures that do the same for creatures like Banisher Priest and Fiend Hunter. You have the great new Generous Gift, and you've got plenty of ways to hit artifacts and enchantments like Return to Dust, Heliod's Intervention, Crush Contraband, etc. Then of course, white also has plenty of board wipes, pick the ones you like.

I recommend adjusting your removal count based on play experience. At the end of each game, ask yourself if you felt your deck lacking removal or not. If you did feel lacking, add more in. If you felt you had too much, take some out. Now of course you don't have to remove every threat in the game, the other players will remove each other's things too, but in those key moments it's good to be able to wipe the board or to shoot down that key piece that's gonna swing the game in that person's favor or save your life.

The other thing I noticed in your deck is the tribal synergies. From what I understood, you said you wanted double tribal, and I'm guessing those two tribes are soldiers and angels, or soldiers and humans. Either way, the tribal synergies seem to be a bit lacking. There don't seem to be enough creatures of each tribe to really benefit from the payoff cards, so you might want to look into adjusting the number of tribal cards and payoffs, or ditching the tribal aspect.

Finally, if you've been liking Angrath's Marauders and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, you might also like Fiendish Duo. Just an idea if you've been liking the big scary creatures that double damage.

Really though, I wanna hear how the deck has been running and how you've liked it. Boros is a lot of fun to play if you like aggression, so I want to hear if you've been enjoying it. Above all card suggestions, having fun with the deck is what is most important.

abby315 on Mardu Human Lock V2

5 months ago

I'm not sure I understand the inclusion of Mastermind's Acquisition and Possibility Storm in an otherwise low-to-the-ground taxes deck, but I do like the idea. If I'm not missing a kind of game-ending combo there, I would suggest going up on Thalia, Heretic Cathars (to maybe 3?).

Some other humans you might like:

Abbot of Keral Keep - card advantage!
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death - recur your Freebooters, Thraben Inspectors, Lieutenants... could be a lot of good value, and goes well with General's Enforcer!
Dauntless Bodyguard - it's aggressive and protects key cards like Lieutenant and Kudro.
Knight of the White Orchid
Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip
Gideon of the Trials - particularly good against Inverter combo Mardu Skullhunter
Order of Midnight
Sin Collector
Stormfist Crusader
Tithe Taker - classic Taxes-type human!
Tomik, Distinguished Advokist - aggressive and very good against Lotus combo .

Some sideboard possibilties:
Arashin Cleric
Banisher Priest
Charming Prince
Dire Fleet Daredevil
Dragonmaster Outcast
Fiendslayer Paladin
Giant Killer
Harsh Mentor
Kambal, Consul of Allocation
Lantern Scout
Robber of the Rich
Tocatli Honor Guard - obviously you'd have to side out the Freebooters, but this is very good against Inverter

After doing all this research I'm also inspired, so I might make my own list. :)

henryschoonover on Tax Tax Concede

6 months ago

Blackgate yeah Fairgrounds Warden might be better than Banisher Priest, especially against aggro which is where the deck struggles. Athreos, God of Passage would be really hard to turn on, though, which is already a problem. Its possible 1 or 2 Fairgrounds Warden could be good in addition to Banisher Priest, or a split.

Blackgate on Tax Tax Concede

6 months ago

Fairgrounds Warden has the same effect as Banisher Priest but can avoid a death by Shock, so it has better stability to maintain the control the exile effect gives you. Have you tried to play test with it? May be a better trade off than the extra pip you get with Banisher Priest for devotion purposes.

Food for thought

DragonLordJippy on A Better Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle

6 months ago

ntajima

Ahhh, thanks!

rfc1437

Yeah, the Deck is always evolving... Trying out a bunch of new tech. Some things are working, other's aren't. With the frequency of Ouphe's I'm seeing it has become absolutely necessary for Banisher Priest, so she's in now... Currently considering Juntu Stakes. This is kinda the perfect (excuse) list for it too.

Bonjo

Hey Bonjo! Happy to hear (read) this is your first (and potentially only) cEDH Deck. It is a lot to wrap your head around at first as there are various moving parts, but once you understand how the engines work it is easily the most rewarding Deck to play. To quickly go over some of your thoughts & questions: 1. Order of the Sacred Torch is a meta call. It's a solid all around Card, but not for this list. Too slow for the kinda interaction it provides. 2. Serenity is a must to get rid of pesky hate pieces, as RFC stated above. 3. Gustha's Scepter is one of my favorite Cards in this list. Let's just say you have a 0 Cost Artifact in Hand, a Grinding Station on Field and Gustha's Scepter. You have Junk Diver in Hand as well, but only enough Mana to Cast Teshar. Cast Teshar -> Throw Junk under Gustha -> Eat Gustha with Grinding Station -> Bury Junk & Gustha -> Cast the 0cmc Artifact, Teshar Trigger -> Junk Diver to Battlefield. Begin Combo'ing for 4 Mana (that Turn) 4. Teferi's Protection is fine. Overly priced for what it does. In this list, it's fine if things hit the Grave. The entire concept is centered around redundancies and recursion. We don't need it here. 5. No to Enduring Renewal, big no. The last clause ruins are Combo. 6. I've spoken on the fish bowl before... This is win more. Should not be in this list. We can Combo out and with with a variety of elements simply baked into this list. Please, do not use Aetherflux Reservoir. At any rate, hope all that info helps! Best of luck perfecting your own Teshar.

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