Containment Priest

Containment Priest

Creature — Human Cleric


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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
Standard Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Historic Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Pre-release Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Containment Priest Discussion

Fibonachos on The Hateful Trait

1 month ago

Thanks for the comments KuzcosPoison! Cut Vindicate for the Nature's Claim, and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons for Mangara, the Diplomat. Also switched out Ready / Willing for Eladamri's Call which should help fetch either answers like Containment Priest, or finishers like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or Mirror Entity. Definitely considering Destiny Spinner, will see what playtesting shows. I think Alms Collector is a bit too off-track for this deck (expensive/3 power). Grand Abolisher is definitely a good one, but recent spikes have it out of my price range :/. Crawlspace isn't bad, but I'm less worried about being hit wide, and more worried about being hit high by one or two big bois. Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist is good, but no way of ensuring she doesn't get killed when she attacks as she is a 3/2.

Goblin_Guide on Remember to blink

1 month ago

Ooo definitely that's a fun combo.

Although I did just realize that Containment Priest messes you up as well which is probably why blink decks don't play it. Actually, you probably shouldn't run it at all ...

zapyourtumor on Remember to blink

1 month ago

Containment Priest with Flickerwisp and the like seems interesting

Goblin_Guide on Remember to blink

1 month ago

This deck is sweet! I love blink as a mechanic and this is exactly what I would want a blink deck to do in Modern.

If you are hard-pressed for removal, you could add some Containment Priests. If you do this I would add some more blink spells that can target any creature (my favorite is Long Road Home) so you can have some blink spells that do double duty as removal spells; also, since it has flash, you can interrupt your opponent doing some other annoying stuff and mess them up, or just flash it in on an end step to get a vanilla 2/2 worst case scenario. Another of these spells that would work is Turn to Mist.

Omniscience_is_life on Non-Blue Counterspells

1 month ago

Hm. The fact of the matter is that counterspells in WBRG would be a color pie break. What would need to happen is more Containment Priest-type effects, that "counter spells" but don't actually counter spells. Because that's just the way the color pie works, unfortunately.

SynergyBuild on Need Help Developing an "Ertai, …

1 month ago

Look, sacrificing an enchantment or artifact is only a cost if you make it, find a use for that value.

Look at Demonic Pact, get some insane value, and whenever you need to crack it get a free counterspell too. Hatching Plans is a little shy of Ancestral Recall+Counterspell, which is busted.

Chime of Night. In my version I love it, it's busted good.

Trying to make tokens to sacrifice to to minimize the cost isn't a bad idea, however I believe the better approach is to see it as a sacrifice outlet for a card type rarely sacrificed. Just look for the value in it as an effect and you can find amazing engines to abuse! The Omen cycle (Omen of the Dead, Omen of the Sea, Omen of the Sun) from Theros, Beyond Death all give value and a free sacrifice as well as draw, tokens to sacrifice, or recusion for sacrificed fodder. While expensive to buy, Replenish is insane in this style of deck. Creatures with good death abilities can work similarly, however there is much better anti-graveyard-creature hate in existence, like Anafenza, the Foremost or Containment Priest, while enchantments are much safer in the yard. As previously mentioned, Hall of Heliod's Generosity is great for this strategy, however I'd be remiss not to mention Volrath's Stronghold, despitr it's insane pricetag.

Just build a deck utilizing all parts of Ertai, rather than just making him a counter spell on a stick!

bl4ckb0l7 on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

1 month ago

And what about Astral Drift and Astral Slide in combination with Containment Priest?

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