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

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Containment Priest Discussion

NormalPlane on Venture Forth

1 day ago

multimedia I had Containment Priest in for the rare occasions where i cant freely use Serfis ability and my opponent is trying to swarm the field. I do understand where you are coming from though. I side Priest just in case.

multimedia on Venture Forth

1 day ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Containment Priest seems out of place since it's actually a card you don't an opponent to play because it's excellent hate against you. Priest shuts down Serfis Create Undead ability of reanimation which you can trigger even on an opponents turn if you complete a dungeon from venturing that turn. If you control Priest when you trigger Create Undead it will exile the creature you reanimated which you don't want. You also don't cast Reassembling Skeleton when it's in your graveyard. You're paying a cost to return Skeleton to the battlefield, but this cost isn't casting Skeleton. In this case Priest will exile Skeleton.

Undead Gladiator is another budget creature who can trigger Serfis to venture different ways on your turn or opponents if you cycle. When it's in you hand you can cycle it to discard it and draw a card. When it's in your graveyard at your upkeep you can discard a card to return to your hand and repeat.

lagotripha on Callous Clerics (Budget)

1 month ago

I like the list. It has real potential.

I'm not a fan of doomed and null priest unless they are cheating out big creatures - the only big cleric I can think of is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . Resurrecting multiple other clerics can be done in easier, less disruptable ways.

Many of the most powerful sideboard cards (mainboardable in many metas) are clerics, and that means that with 75 cards including sideboard, something that can really kick butt in a metagame is out there.

The option to ressurect Children of Korlis , Containment Priest , Ethersworn Canonist , Fiend Hunter , Grand Abolisher , Leonin Arbiter , Auriok Champion , Leonin Relic-Warder , Remorseful Cleric , Sanctifier en-Vec , Sin Collector - there are too many great clerics for this not to become something. Even stuff like Orzhov Pontiff and True Believer has seen sideboard play in the kind of creature-led deck it would be.

You have access to all the tools from soul sisters, with Soul Warden also getting Marauding Blight-Priest as another piece. Vizier of Remedies threatens a combo line. Efficient 1 drops means that tools like Orzhov Charm , Ranger-Captain of Eos and Proclamation of Rebirth look a lot better. Order of Whiteclay and oddities like Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip it offer more options than you'd expect, and it only takes one good interaction with them to turn them into powerhouse engines.

All of that before looking at w/b getting the best removal in the game means that some variant of this list will make a dent in a major tournament, once someone figures it out.

zapyourtumor on

2 months ago

I think you should consider changing up the deck a bit and building around Astral Drift , just because Astral Slide is such a classic cycling deck. With Solitary Confinement being printed in MH2, you can do the cancerous Eternal Witness + Astral Drift + Solitary Confinement lock, plus Containment Priest was also reprinted which means you can exile your opponents creatures permanently with Containment Priest + Astral Drift .

Also, Sheltered Thicket and Scattered Groves would be great lands for this deck.

Guerric on Hatebears and the social contract

2 months ago

Generally the only things that universally violate the social contract are large quantities of mass land destruction and playing a cEDH deck in a non-cEDH pod. People will hate you for that. Most people aren't fan of "stax" effects either, such as Stasis and Winter Orb , since locking your lands down has a similar affect to MLD, albeit in the short term. People also generally hate mass discard strategies like Tinybones, Trinket Thief decks, because they want to at least have cards in their hands to play. People generally don't mind if you wipe their board, destroy their stuff, or play a strategic card that interferes with their gameplan (ex. playing Solemnity against a counters deck or Containment Priest against a Meren deck. That's just good play. People aren't also generally opposed to taxes or pillowfort strategies either- that's just a playstyle. Basically, if you reset an already long game by blowing up lands or keep people from doing anything at all on their turns as the main strategy of your deck, many players won't like it and will kill you early. People want to be able to play the game on their turns, and if they can't do much at all they'll be upset. If you just slow them down a little bit by taxing their attacks or shutting down particularly degenerate strategies, that's just fair play. As for things that depend on your table, that would be the gray category where infinite combos and Cyclonic Rift go.

In general, I think hatebears is fine in general if it doesn't devolve into stax, and the main things to avoid are mass land destruction and mass discard as major strategies for your deck.

Sk0oMa on Results

2 months ago

zapyourtumor Lmao yeah, literally just went 5-0 undefeated at my LGS. It’s always been a good deck, I’ve been playing with some version of it or another for the last 8 years, and I just recently updated it...transformational sideboard is good in theory, but I still haven’t had a match where I’ve wanted to bring it in, the main deck is already naturally pretty hard to sideboard against, so I really only want the ad naus in games that bring in Mistcaller , Containment Priest , Hallowed Moonlight etc...and let’s be honest, how often do you see those in a sideboard? Now, the blood moons and havocs were all stars against control and Tron matchups (obviously). I still have some tweaking to do and Modern Horizons 2 is going to warp the deck a LOT I will just have to wait and see.

Yesterday on Lavinia vs Kaalia EDH

2 months ago

There's also Containment Priest , Hallowed Moonlight , Gather Specimens . But by far I've found the best way to deal with Kaalia decks is to consistently remove Kalia.

legendofa on Bring in from outside the …

3 months ago

If you want cards to specifically defeat your friend's deck, maybe Containment Priest , Hallowed Moonlight , and Drannith Magistrate will help you out.

For anti-counterspells, discard effects work well. Since I'm already recommending narrow cards, also take a look at "can't be countered" cards, which are usually in or .

How competitive do you want this deck to be, and how many different decks do you expect to use it against?

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