Martial Law

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Martial Law

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, detain target creature an opponent controls.

Martial Law Discussion

leesteak on Turning A Profit

4 months ago

If you are looking for cards to take out, the primary cards I would look at: Martial Law - Only gets one creature, and is somewhat slow as a 4 mana do-nothing enchantment, while it can eek out value, it can also do very little Recumbent Bliss - Trading 1 for 1 with a single opponent sets you behind the other players, and I'm not sure the life gain is worth it. Ith, High Arcanist - Seems like it doesn't quite do near enough for its mana cost, and its suspend can be really slow. Like, if you have it on turn 2, great, but that may not happen often enough to be worth it. Icy Manipulator - Like martial law, but also you have to pay for it. It's by no means useless, but it's slow, it only works on thing a turn, and it might just do nothing for you. Mind's Eye - is super slow. Like, if you want to draw, lets say 5 cards, you have to invest 4 mana intially, and then 4 more mana over subsequent turns. Or, you could just cast Tidings and draw 4 cards for 5 mana. Victory Chimes - just meh. While you can dream of making cool deals for the extra mana, as someone who has played Spectral Searchlight , its mostly just a bad mana rock.

Also, just as a word of advice, one thing you need to be aware of as a control deck is that when you use removal on someone's threat, be it a counter, or other removal, it puts you at card disadvantage. With that in mind, I would advise cheaper counterspells, such as Swan Song , Arcane Denial style cards. Also, packing some more card draw would maybe not be the worst idea, instead of the group draw artifacts you have currently. That's my personal advice! Good luck :+)

Play4leftovers on With this Ideal we Endure

6 months ago

Thank you triproberts12

In general, my attempt with the deck was to mainly see how I could keep it enchantments as far as possible, so normal creatures (With the exception of one or two) probably won't be much use, though Stronghold Machinist is pretty interesting.

But Swarm Intelligence seems like a fun idea and it would only require a little prep for the Enduring Ideal . I think I'll switch out Martial Law for that one instead. Knollspine Invocation can also be plenty fun, but not entirely sure what to remove from the deck for it. Perhaps Grim Guardian

triproberts12 on

7 months ago

Okay, I see now.

If that's the case, then I would start with Sphere of Safety and adding more enchantments to bolster the pillow-fort plan. Blind Obedience , Authority of the Consuls , Darksteel Mutation , Grasp of Fate , Citadel Siege , Prison Term , Curse of Vitality , Martyr's Bond , Gideon's Intervention , Oath of Lieges , Martial Law , are Exclusion Ritual are all good. Norn's Annex is a "yes," from me, dawg. Baird, Steward of Argive , Orzhov Advokist , Peacekeeper , Windborn Muse , and Glacial Chasm , might be decent, as well.

Putting in the other Elspeths and maybe a Gideon or two, along with Arena Rector will help set up your end game for after you wrath. Fumigate would also be a big boon.

You'll probably want to go up to at least 37, if not 38 lands, since it sounds like you don't want to be missing land drops.

McToters on WR Angels and Dragons

11 months ago

Maybe Martial Law, Boros Battleshaper, Archangel of Tithes, Thundersong Trumpeter, Trap Runner?

I know the Battleshaper, Trumpeter and Runner dont fit your themes of creature type BUT I think they definitely fit the theme of your commander--since you can't cast spells during combat you put spells that alter combat through static, activated or triggered abilities.

I think Martial law and Archangel of Tithes def fit into your deck.

+1

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