High Priest of Penance
Creature — Human Cleric
Whenever High Priest of Penance is dealt damage, you may destroy target nonland permanent.
|Have (3)||CompleteWaste , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , metalmagic|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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High Priest of Penance Discussion
2 months ago
3 months ago
Hey, nice upgrades of the precon and keeping the overall deck price under $100 is impressive.
Arcane Signet is a budget staple of Commander that you should strongly consider adding in place of Sphere of the Suns . The deathtouch theme looks out of place/used as filler from the all the other cards that show me that you do have good card sense on a budget. The deathtouch theme isn't needed here as it's not giving bonus interaction with Aminatou's blink or draw/put card on top of library.
Some creatures with deathtouch are good such as Baleful Strix and Gonti, Lord of Luxury , but these cards are good not because they have deathtouch instead because they do something when they enter the battlefield (ETB) which blinking them gives you more value. The deathtouch is a nice bonus, but it's not needed.
The card spots that are being used by Mardu Hateblade , Alchemist's Gift , Coat with Venom , High Priest of Penance , Tidehollow Strix and Gifted Aetherborn could be replaced with more permanents that have interaction with Aminatou, blink or cards with miracle.
- Felidar Guardian
- Oath of Kaya
- Reality Acid
- Omen of the Sea
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Ravenous Chupacabra
Felidar Guardian + Aminatou is a combo to infinite blink Guardian and Aminatou since when you blink Aminatou with Guardian a new object of Aminatou ETB which lets you use it's -1 loyalty ability again to blink Guardian who then again blinks Aminatou and repeat. If you add Oath of Teferi then each time you -1 loyalty Aminatou you can do it again thus you can blink two permanents with each Aminatou. The first being any other permanent you control which can be a win condition and the second is Guardian and repeat.
- Oath of Kaya do 3 damage as many times as you need to each opponent.
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury to exile all your opponents libraries.
- Reality Acid or Angel of Despair to destroy all your opponents permanents.
- Peregrine Drake is infinite mana.
- Baleful Strix , Omen of the Sea or Mulldrifter is draw as many cards you want or draw Peregrine, cast it and then draw Oath to win.
- Solemn Simulacrum is put all basic lands in your library onto the battlefield tapped.
- Ravenous Chupacabra or Massacre Wurm is kill all your opponents creatures.
If interested I offer more advice including some budget land upgrades. Would you like more help? Good luck with your deck.
5 months ago
TheVectornaut regardless of what direction i go in, High Priest of Penance and Vizkopa Guildmage are two cards that I really like. Im leaning more in the direction of exile and destruction.. do you have more ideas on that?
5 months ago
I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)
Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.
7 months ago
Hey, well done for your first Commander deck. You have good card sense on a budget and seem to already understand the importance of mana curve :)
Open the Armory can get Skullclamp or Animate Dead . Court of Grace can create flying tokens, either an Angel or a Spirit and it can be repeatable draw with the monarch. Archon of Justice has a powerful die trigger with Teysa. Sun Titan can be repeatable reanimation and 3 CMC or less gives you many options of permanents to reanimate. Titan is excellent with Animate Dead .
Swords to Plowshares is a staple instant removal spell for white, but because Teysa is a Human then Dire Tactics is a less than $0.50 option. Generous Gift is a versatile instant removal spell. Austere Command is a versatile board wipe. Fanatical Devotion is a sac outlet for repeatable protection from most removal and in combat. Mentor of the Meek can be repeatable draw when creating 1/1 tokens.
Some cards to consider cutting:
7 months ago
And you're welcome! Always happy to help. =)
8 months ago
Grind Orzhov Basilica is a great idea since it increases the available mana and guarantees a land drop! I feel as if Command Tower might be better for a deck with 3+ colours, but it's still appreciated.
I'm definitely aware that Famished Paladin can seem initially underwhelming, but when I cast Resplendent Mentor with Marauding Blight-Priest and Famished Paladin already on the field, I can just win the game outright (through tapping Famished Paladin for life, which then untaps for infinite lifegain and ping if blightpriest is on the field). Generous Gift is also pretty interesting, although I can recur High Priest of Penance especially with the methods that you told me about. The cards that you mentioned there are very interesting, I'll keep them in mind for the future.
I'm really happy that I got all of this advice from you, thank you!
9 months ago
Nice build! I love Orzhov colors; that's my favorite archetype to construct in.
I have a pretty nice Exile-based deck using Athreos here you can look at if you want some ideas:
One thing I would point out is definitely High Priest of Penance who combos amazingly well with Athreos. I use 4 High Priests and 4x Midnight Charms so I can self-activate them at Instant speed, and it's proved to be an extremely devastating and reliable combo.
The High Priest is possibly one of the most evil chump-blockers conceived in my opinion, and he's not a high-dollar card to order singles of in case this is a Physical deck and not an online build of some kind. He's probably my favorite card to complement Athreos in my entire build.
Either way +1 for using my favorite colors and some of my favorite cards from that identity.