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Man, I love this art.
Posted By: Tigt (3/18/2011 8:53:42 AM)


Get your Preacher into a graveyard with Black Carriage or, even better, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born. Then play Necrotic Ooze. Lightning Greaves optional, but hilarious.

"So, now I'll attack you for...uh...4 + the number of creatures you used to have."


T1: Island, Careful Study, discard Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
T2: Plains, Lightning Greaves
T3: Plains, Preacher, Equip, Steal something
T4: Fetid Heath/Sunken Ruins/Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Necrotic Ooze, Equip, sacrifice the stolen creature, sacrifice the Preacher, steal something and then sacrifice it, repeat until all opponents' boards have been wiped, swing with a rather large Necrotic Ooze
T5: Have fun winning until someone... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (11/11/2011 3:32:49 PM)


Worthy Cause is not necessarily the best card to use with Preacher - but your idea is the right one. Any good - at best mana-free - saccing engine will do, for example Spawning Pit to create 2/2 tokens, or Ashnod's Altar as mana ramp.
Get one of your opponent's creatures, then recycle them each turn - this preacher won't show them the right way...
Posted By: Mode (10/15/2009 1:55:05 PM)


He can make a Giant Slug see the light. Someone get this preacher a TV spot.
Posted By: Kirbster (11/28/2010 3:47:30 PM)


Haha! Yes SleetFox, this card is a bit offensive:
1) A spiritual leader who takes over the mind of the victim
2) Only the weakest creature is effected
3) They snap out of it if the preacher dies
4) Need I say anything about the art?
5) Seriously, he is furious and shaking a fist!
6) You can clearly see stained glass windows and a holy book!

Still, it is a fun card with good combo/combat potential. For instance, I haven't seen anyone mention Cataclysm or Helm of Possession. If you think you will need to use it, and they have an elf, you should use it during their upkeep so that they can't give you a tapped creature without losing the benefit.
Posted By: kiseki (10/18/2011 5:05:28 PM)


Run with Worthy Cause.
Posted By: mrredhatter (10/2/2009 8:05:18 PM)


The new interpretation of the way this card works kind of irks me. Back in The Day (look, caps) the effect wasn't considered to be targeting the creature, but rather the player. This allowed you to use the Preacher to go after pro-white creatures, creatures with shroud (what would eventually be called shroud at the time), and anything else that was generally untargetable, provided the creature's controller had no better choices. To me it was always a reasonable advantage offset by the fact that you didn't get to choose the creature yourself.

Anyway, this is a strange little card, but somehow fitting for white. Making your opponent pick the creature has that weird hint of "trying to be just and fair" that white is all about.

Also, the art is simultaneously hilarious and creepy.
Posted By: yyukichigai (7/27/2011 7:39:35 PM)


protection from white would only prevent Preacher's ability at these times:

1) on the initial targeting of the creature when putting the ability on the stack, and
2) on the checking of that target on the ability's resolution and removal from the stack

a valid play is for the opponent to choose a creature, and in response to Preacher's ability then give that creature pro-white. The ability would then be countered on resolution as the chosen creature is no longer a valid target (it has pro-white).

if Preacher was untapped and that creature returned to your opponent, and Preacher's ability activated again the pro-white creature would no longer be a valid target
Posted By: doolydooly (12/15/2009 3:00:46 AM)


This card is... Kind of offensive.

Pretty strong, though.
Posted By: SleetFox (11/11/2010 4:40:04 PM)


Doolydooly, you're ALMOST correct. The opponent would have to cast a spell that gave protection from white BEFORE he chooses a creature to surrender control (as choosing a creature means the ability is already resolving). Since he's doing this, though, it means that creature is no longer a valid target, and he would be forced to choose another creature anyway. So unless you can give all your creatures protection, you're still going to end up tossing Preacher's controller a creature :P
Posted By: Chrisrawr (3/23/2010 11:51:35 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!