Forsaken Sanctuary


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Amonkhet (AKH) Common
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Forsaken Sanctuary


Forsaken Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped.

: Gain or .

Forsaken Sanctuary Discussion

IlLupo643 on WB Vampire Life Drain

20 hours ago

Sorin Markov, Bloodlord of Innistrad is my B/W Vampires. I used to use the Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood combo, but the game ends in a tie if your opponent doesn’t scoop, you have to break the loop or it lasts forever. Mortify can get it done. And Forsaken Sanctuary will only only slow you down. Add a few plains and more swamps or less mana

venomhydra on First strike

2 months ago

Your deck needs more dual lands like Orzhov Guildgate , Forsaken Sanctuary , and Evolving Wilds . The deck lacks consistency. you could add a 1 drop in Encampment Keeper .

multimedia on Teysa Karlov Commander

3 months ago

Hey, CaptainBanana42 has the right idea, you can use Night's Whisper , Sign in Blood and Read the Bones help to smooth your draws. Phyrexian Arena or Underworld Connections are also very helpful. Land Tax , Tithe or Gift of Estates can be good to make sure you have multiple turns of land drops especially since you're playing Godless Shrine .

Another approach to consider is add more cards that can find Skullclamp because it's a draw engine: Enlightened Tutor , Open the Armory , Stoneforge Mystic . Enlightened could also get Necropotence another draw engine. Tutoring in the early game for Ascension, Smothering or Bitterblossom is also very good. Armory or Mystic could also get Deathmantle or Greaves.

Consider improving the manabase?

Can cut Forsaken Sanctuary , Memorial to Glory , Sejiri Steppe and Scoured Barrens .

Good luck with your deck.

Kulibali on

4 months ago

you can change Godless Shrine for Forsaken Sanctuary

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Deathmonicon - Teysa Karlov Aristocrats EDH

5 months ago

First round of changes in pre-playtesting (substituting a bunch of cards since I’m waiting on some in the mail)! Extra thanks to hkhssweiss for helpful suggestions!

-1 Fumigate +1 Kaya's Wrath

Costing one less matters, and Kaya’s Wrath is such a cool card flavorwise. The additional life gain from Fumigate is negligible.

-1 Phyrexian Rebirth +1 Living Death

Rebirth was too expensive and the token pretty much died immediately. In went my favorite chaos boardwipe, and boy can our deck abuse it. Chuck everything in the bin (including our commander) before casting it to make everyone go “uh oh”.

-1 Forsaken Sanctuary +1 Necropotence

Yeah, I was pretty stupid for not shoehorning in this ridiculous card advantage machine. I was initially skeptical about triple black and losing discarded cards to exile, but I found as long as they weren’t my combo pieces, I usually didn’t care. I always had surprisingly high mana, so I could cut a budget land.

For the future, will be considering cutting Gate to the Afterlife and God-Pharaoh's Gift for Diabolic Intent and Smothering Tithe .

Mr_mine24 on Ajani - Cats/Vampires Life Gain

7 months ago

I would add Resplendent Angel, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Regal Bloodlord, Fountain of Renewal and one more Ajani's Pridemate

I would also replace Forsaken Sanctuary with Isolated Chapel

You should also probably have more control/creature distruction like Nightmare's Thirst, or Invoke the Divine

most of this is assuming that this is not a budget deck.

I recently made a life gain deck if you would like to take a look

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Forsaken Sanctuary occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 0.65%