Containment Priest

Containment Priest

Creature — Human Cleric

Flash

If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Containment Priest occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Containment Priest Discussion

Endr on Astral Blink

4 days ago

I have been mulling over a Golos deck with wheels and some wheels and cycling mixed in. Have you considered Containment Priest? Would turn all your cycled cards into Path to Exile. And to get around it exiling your creatures you could blink it and then blink other creatures you own and order the triggers so Containment Priest enters last.

Azeworai on Ghired's Rampage EDH

2 weeks ago

A favourite of mine is Sylvan Safekeeper. It can mess up your opponents' plans to deal with your board, and you often don't even need to activate. The threat of activation is enough to ward off removal.

Remorseful Cleric and Containment Priest are fine and graveyard hate is necessary in every deck. (In my opinion, at least)

Grand Abolisher is as good as it reads, and Charming Prince can be cute with your commander, but I wouldn't recommend him.

Just Birds of Paradise or Avacyn's Pilgrim can advance your game plan far enough, and people don't kill them as they would in a 1v1 format. When they do die to the inevitable wrath, their value has already been gotten. But, if you prefer land-based ramp, Wood Elves is fine. Fauna Shaman can also be fun.

For six-drops and more, I almost never run them unless they can command a game on their own or are powerful enough to warp your game plan around them, save for my Xenagos, God of Revels deck. :)

Pathbreaker Ibex can end games on one attack, and thus is fun for one player. Sigarda, Host of Herons is one I include in some decks, fulfilling a similar role to the Sylvan Safekeeper. Many creatures are just incidentally humans. Dragonlord Dromoka can really defend your turn nicely, so that can be fun. For a more on-theme finisher, Omnath, Locus of Rage beseems this strategy.

Hope this helps!

Asder on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Portal Disrupter

Creature - rogue artificer

Flash

If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes a non-token permanent to enter the battlefield and it hasn't been cast, that permanent enters the battlefield under your control.

"I just switch the decoherence matrix to the rogue signal and then, yoink."

2/1


Usually flicker hate is in white with things like Containment Priest or Hallowed Moonlight so i thought i would change things up with blue hate that still fits in the colour pie


Make something that is usually only in one colour shifted into another colour by changing it slightly

Klancik on Sushi Hulk

2 weeks ago

In a mirror match I think Containment Priest could be a really good slot in. It would work with Neoform as well.

ZendikariWol on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

Okay so... I hate to be that guy but... White really does have a hard time drawing cards in a flavorful or novel way. As to why, let's just look at the things White likes to do:

Gain Life? Dawn of Hope

Control equipment and enchantments? Puresteel Paladin and Mesa Enchantress

Have lots of small creatures? Mentor of the Meek

Tax spells? How do you reference that in rules text?

Hosing effects (such as Stony Silence and Containment Priest)? Normally the purpose of those cards would be defeated if instead of actually stopping the opponent you just drew cards.

Help the group? Happily Ever After.

That said, I might have something.

Catchup effects (such as Oreskos Explorer) are in White's color pie, that shows promise.

I suspect that Heartwood Storyteller, if printed today, would be printed in White, as it's mostly a hoser for noncreature spells, with group hug thrown in.

White can also punish people for doing things it doesn't want them to do (see Divine Verdict and Smite the Monstrous)


Just pointing out the difficulty of this question. It's not that White doesn't want to draw cards, it's just quite tricky to pull off effectively.

Prudent Marshal

Creature- Human Soldier

At the beginning of each end step, if a creature with greater power than each creature you control attacked this turn, you may draw a card.

2/4


This may enable some shenanigans with combat tricks, I don't know, but that doesn't really matter.

How about another flavorful white draw card?

Megalomania on Fish Hulk might be a ...

1 month ago

dingusdingo well that was overly aggressive. I did say my experience was limited and my post was in the form of questions instead of assertions so thank you for your very constructive response.

Anyways, I have had numerous experiences of having cards like Blood Moon and Magus of the Moon hitting the board at the most inopportune time. I have also, in numerous occasions had the misfortune of seeing combo attempts ruined by Aven Mindcensor or Containment Priest . An additional 1 cmc to Flash might not look much but who hasn’t experienced not being able to combo off due to being 1 mana short?

Point is compared to other decks, stax is an archetype that has, in my limited experience, stalled me just enough for the rest of the pod to make their respective moves on me. When everyone knows you’re the fastest deck in the pod, they tend to do anything and everything to slow you down. My pod probably isn’t quite as competitive as yours but collectively, they do play enough stax pieces to slow me down. This is why I was ASKING if doing the same would have the same effect against incredibly experienced players such as yourself.

But then again maybe you’re right. Maybe I just have no idea what i’m doing and shouldn’t be asking questions. The site already has enough brilliant players such as yourself who can provide answers to questions that aren’t asked. I’m just curious how often you lose and how many of those games were due to you not holding the removal or counterspell needed or even that third land to win the game?

ThaneGarrus on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 months ago

Personal opinions: Unfortunately for us Queen Marchesa isn’t a particularly consistent deck to use at a competitive table, We certainly have the tools to hamstring them and (sometimes) steal a win with akido tactics but more often than not we will be heavily reliant on other players to take the strongest decks down.

Imo playing at a mixed table yields the best opportunity for a win. As a politics deck it’s to your benefit to shout and point at every key combo piece your opponents put down.

That being said we have some great hatebears in our colours and you should fully utilise them against a stronger table, Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Pithing Needle , Aven Mindcensor , Rest in Peace , Hushbringer , Containment Priest , Grand Abolisher , Rule of Law can completely house certain decks when played right and you have black to tutor them up

Of course, if you decide to go that route you’ll be playing a totally different deck and losing the soul of this beautiful deck but it is the price we pay to stay interactive. Maybe the best advise would be to have several decks that you can pick to match the tables power level, and remember that who you sit down to play with is ultimately your choice.

Osbert on Chulane's Hatebear Academy

3 months ago

Have you heard of Whitemane Lion ? With Chulane it's a 2 mana repeatable instant speed growth spiral. On a similar note Stonecloaker does a similar thing however it also eats cards from graves at instant speed. If you're feeling spiky you can combine these cards with Aluren to draw your entire library and drop every land into play. It shouldn't be hard to win from there with Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , or even Altar of the Brood . Just remember Chulane's ability is mandatory so you'll have to remove him before you go for the win or you might draw yourself to death.

There are a few hate cards I'm surprised you haven't included like Gaddock Teeg , Remorseful Cleric , Containment Priest , Leonin Arbiter , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Rest in Peace , Archon of Valor's Reach , and Aura Shards . The newer Ranger-Captain of Eos pulls his weight as well by grabbing dorks and accessory creatures like Giant Killer while having the ability to entirely shut down non-creature spells which is great for comboing out that turn or just preventing a board wipe from an opponent on their turn.

Simple tax effects as well give you lots of time to set up Chulane and start slamming creatures down for some great value. Cards like Aura of Silence , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Vryn Wingmare , Thorn of Amethyst , Suppression Field , Kataki, War's Wage , Energy Flux , etc.

I think flash is the greatest strength a creature based deck can have so I suggest trying out Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation , or Yeva, Nature's Herald to go alongside your Teferi.

Lastly you should include Eternal Witness as some grave recursion and you can abuse the body via bonce or Sun Titan.

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