Martial Coup

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
From the Vault: Annihilation (V14) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Tokens

Martial Coup

Sorcery

Put X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield. If X is 5 or more, destroy all other creatures.

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Martial Coup Discussion

tripwyre89 on Norn of Your Business

14 hours ago

Imo, you need some more focus in the deck, particularly when it comes to your wincon. Playing your commander, plus a ton of token generators, should be your wincon; in addition to other blanket buffers like Honor of the Pure

Taking a hard look at creatures, for maximum effect, it would work better if you had lots of low cmc creatures, with hampering effects for your opponents or beneficial effects for your board state. Your early game should look like youre setting up while keeping board state pressure to keep your opponent at bay. [card: Thalia, Heratic Cathar] is a great example of these kinds of cards.

Other examples include

  1. Grand Abolisher

  2. Angel of Jubilation

  3. Knight of the White Orchid

  4. Brimaz, King of Oreskos

Theres a bunch of other creatures that will help your midgame by getting you life when you dump out tokens in droves. Good ol' Soul Sisters Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant and Suture Priest are your friends as long as you keep your board state fun for token friends. Speaking of token friends, this is the time they should be showing up to the party in droves. Both the Theros God Heliod, God of the Sun and Amonket God Oketra the True are great bros for dropping token hoes. Captain of the Watch, Evangel of Heliod, Knight-Captain of Eos and Precinct Captain all specifically drop the uptight/upright Soldier tokens, usually ETB.

Its a good time to get your pokes in, but your late game boomers are your commander Elesh Norn, Brisela, Jazal Goldmane and possibly Angelic Field Marshal. You could always include Felidar Sovereign if you think you'll end up pillow forted in and unable to swing for lethal, but that kind of depends on your play group as well.

Support spells are generally looking like boardwipes built in your favor like Martial Coup or buffers with an extra kick, namely Spear of Heliod or Marshal's Anthem. That being said, there is always room for a nice Wrath of God to the face. You can also get recursion working in your favor with a Sun Titan or Emeria Shepherd.

Spot removal is also a thing with white. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Entrapment Maneuver just to name a few with creatures. Other land, enchantment or artifact removal is a bit dependant on your play group as well, but one or two of those is usually a smart move in the deck.

Mana rocks are a HUUUUUUGE piece to your deck if you want to get consistent earlier drops for Norn. Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power and Gilded Lotus are some of the more obvious choices if youve got some cash to burn. Otherwise theres always Worn Powerstone or Marble Diamond among some cheaper manrock pick-ups.

Passive buffs are your butter to your token bread. Akroma's Memorial is a spectacular example, just like Eldrazi Monument, Intangible Virtue, Crusade and the like. Any blanket effect like that turns your weenies into winners. Try not to pile on with these guys too much or you could end up with a bunch of enchantments and few lands for a battlefield.

Last, but certainly not least, packing in some planeswalkers that support your token buddies help fill some gap where spells fall short. Elspeth, Knight-Errant brings more party animals, threats and a darksteel bomb for your field. Her Mirrodin version Elspeth Tirel keeps you stayin' alive, dropping bros and a wrath on a stick. [card: Ajani Goldmane] isnt quite as strong of an inclusive planeswalker, BUT if you have built up a semi decent state, dropping him can turn the tide in your favor from a cruddy turn 4 to a swing for some good damage turn 4.

Decks like this are kind of similar to fencing or boxing. Poke when you can, keep up a strong front, and even when they got you on the ropes, a haymaker can be a game changer.

Good referance material can be found here on EDHREC.com: https://edhrec.com/commanders/elesh-norn-grand-cenobite

Just like wikipedia, it might not always be the best source material, but it points you in a good direction.

ZorrosRage on An unstoppable deck, except against Rudolph

2 days ago

Honestly i dont like the green. Feel like mono W or or UW would be better. Below are some cards to consider

Dawn Charm Possibly for fog and anti burn

maybe have a few Wrath of God, Supreme Verdict effects. Martial Coup is fun also?

Isochron Scepter is amazing if copied card like Dawn Charm

Leyline of Sanctity maybe in the side or main you need some hexproof

Repel the Abominable decent fog type card if your not facing humans. It prevents burn from the player also

Jace Beleren would also help with draw

Howling Mine more draw and less color dependant

Angelsong another fog

Sphinx's Tutelage can be fun alternate wincon

GoblinsBeatElves on Oketra's Calling

1 week ago

This is an interesting build. If you go full on into white tokens, you could use Devout Invocation, Martial Coup, and Deploy to the Front. There are many more good token summoners, such as Brimaz, King of Oreskos. Soul's Attendant might be good here. Increasing Devotion is a good summoner, and Captain of the Watch would be good with all the soldiers. I apologize if Im overloading you with card suggestions, but Im just listing everything I know. However, if you really want to go full out tokens, I would make this a red white deck. That way you could use red token generators as well, as red is one of the best token colors. Good luck!

lagotripha on The Horde

2 weeks ago

Not a fan of Immolating Glare compared to Blessed Alliance, as the latter provides options against burn, boggles etc. Either that or I'd run Smite/Oust/Oblivion Ring/ mainboard Duress

Zealous Persecution can be nice tech in the event of a mirror match, and a decent pump spell.

I'd consider dropping a little removal for something like Legion's Landing  Flip/ Gather the Townsfolk/Genesis Chamber/Hangarback Walker/Martial Coup

LuxCannonator on Soldier Mayhem

2 weeks ago

I love white weenie decks. This looks like a particularly fun iteration!

I would drop the Chaplain's Blessing, it just feels out of place here.

Martial Coup, Launch the Fleet, Preeminent Captain, and Timely Reinforcements could all work really well in here.

Launch and Coup both have great late game potential when youre sitting on a turn without much else to spend mana on.

DiesToDiscard on Burden Of Dreams

1 month ago

Frd123 i still need to test the Secure the Wastes while Cathars' Crusade is on the game.

Martial Coup its really great but the summon sickness of the tokens still make big difference while Secure not...

anyway need further testing

Frd123 on Burden Of Dreams

1 month ago

Hi, thanks for your tips. Exsanguinate is much better than Torment of Hailfire.

Have you tried Martial Coup instead of Secure the Wastes? Do you think that being a instant is better than an occasional board wipe?

Vault of the Archangel is really good in some matchups.

I am trying to get Necropotence and Ad Nauseam following your ideas.

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