Sanctum Prelate

Sanctum Prelate

Creature — Human Cleric

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Sanctum Prelate Discussion

Drcfan on Devotion to White Angels

4 days ago


I think Serra's Emissary is quite nice with an ability (prison effect) that suits the gameplan and the flavor of the deck. One thing i do not like is that she is not legendary. No fetch interaction. So this makes the deck less fun to play if you cannot fetch the cards you need. Up to you, im still testing that card atm


Yeah land hate can be quite annoying and used to be (some years back) more in the direction of BloodMoon than general land destruction. But you can always run 4x Flagstones of Trokair . See the maybeboard cards if you need some more ideas against some type of deck in your meta. Depends on how fast land destruction is, you can still add cards like Mana Tithe for Path to Exile or even Sanctum Prelate for Skyclave Apparition

Magic_Aids on ▷ Sanctum Prelate ◁【HUMANS!】【MH2】

4 weeks ago

Will Sanctum Prelate revive our 5C Humans deck? Let me know what you think here in the comments!!

LitchOubliette on Commander Staples Cube

6 months ago

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Oof_Magic on A Quest for Power: Unrestricting …

10 months ago


Leyline can be clunky in some decks but it has worked out quite well with my D&T and Enchantment prison decks. Getting a Lavinia, Azorius Renegade before the opponent starts the game is pretty strong. Game ending against many decks. Getting a Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Glowrider, Vryn Wingmare, or Sanctum Prelate our before the game begins can beat a lot of decks.

Leyline has particularly excelled in my enchantment prison lists as blue actually has a couple of really solid hateful enchantments in Energy Field and Arcane Laboratory. So the enchantment deck gets the benefit of powerful hateful enchantments, the ability to steal the play (along with Serum Powder), and the counters with blue support to hold off the combo decks.

I know some of my card selections are weird. The first oddball I ran into was Molten Psyche. Tendrils of Agony is a potent storm finisher but also incredibly vulnerable to Leyline of Sanctity. So whether you’d play Psyche versus Tendrils really comes down to what the format calls for. Mind Funeral is definitely another oddball that is honestly bad but the format positions itself to make Mind Funeral stronger than it ought to be. Null Rod isn’t a particularly busted card but the Vintage format recontextualizes it to be more powerful than it ought to be. I don’t think a deck is obligated to play Power 9 just because they are legal. I think the shift in power by removing the Restricted list changes the format on a fundamental level.

I’m not saying that Unrestricted Vintage wouldn’t be busted. But could it be manageable? I feel like mentioning opening the Restricted List gets dismissed and there’s little discussion about what the actual format would look like.

Azeworai on Lavinia, Azorious Stax

11 months ago

I've always had a soft-spot for land destruction. Mana Vortex is quite possibly my very favourite.

But, upon the deck! Aven Mindcensor is always a splendid lock-piece. Leonin Arbiter is a nuisance, Sanctum Prelate can be quite fun, Angel of Jubilation makes any Chainer player weep, Rule of Law or Eidolon of Rhetoric are both enticing, Spirit of the Labyrinth maintains equality, and Crackdown is oft one-sided for strategies such as this.

For your mass land-destruction, Drownyard Temple, Oboro, and Flagstones of Trokair each seem lovely.

Ravages of War is another one as addition, if it is to be in the budget.

I have my own commander taxes list if you care to peer upon it.

Within the Confines of Law

Enjoy the suffrage! And do remember, fun is relative.

Tzefick on Interfering Invoker

1 year ago

So between this, Gaddock Teeg, Sanctum Prelate and Chalice of the Void, you can basically not play anything that can deal with them, unless it's a creature based ETB or ability.

Gotta say I'm not a huge fan of Chalice of the Void for starters, but I think this design is acceptable and fair. I don't believe it brings much joy to the game though.

Coward_Token on Winota's Waging Weenies

1 year ago

Not really into cEDH (other than by watching the Spike Feeders & Playing With Power MTG) so take my thoughts with a pinch of salt:

Sanctum Prelate another flexible stax piece

Reliquary Monk some more flexible ETB item removal (tbh not really a fan of those; seems like a kinda puny Winota reward)

tapping humans, dunno if they're too slow: Nova Cleric, Magus of the Balance, Hammer Mage, Bounty Agent, Mangara of Corondor

niche hosers: Harsh Mentor, Aegis of the Gods

non-Human stax/hatebears/hosers that can enable Winota without risking themselves too much: Kinjalli's Sunwing, Leonin Arbiter, Vryn Wingmare, Rampaging Ferocidon

I feel the Auratouched Conscription combo to be gimmicky, esp. since you won't benefit from annihilator until the next turn

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