Martyr of Sands


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Common

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Martyr of Sands

Creature — Human Cleric

(1), Reveal X white cards from your hand, Sacrifice Martyr of Sands: You gain three times X life.

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Martyr of Sands Discussion

Kyln on Chaplain's Blessing!?

11 hours ago

Feed the Clan, Lone Rider  Flip, and Angelic Accord are really good. You have lots of white cards, so I think you could get away with Martyr of Sands. If you get a good hand I could see a 17/17 wurm.

IlGuale on Order of the Soul

1 day ago

Hi. IMO you may want to add some land and/or cut some of your cards with CMC 3+, because 18 is really a low number for lands. See for example the Burn anche, which has only cards with CMC 1 or 2 and consider lands the worst topdeck, but usually plays with 19.

On the other hand, in order to play consistently the Martyr of Sands + Serra Ascendant combo, you could consider Proclamation of Rebirth and Ranger of Eos.

Jimmy_Chinchila on Mono white life gain v2.0

2 days ago

One popular combo is Serra Ascendant and Martyr of Sands, ideally play Ascendant T1 and T2 play and sac Martyr revealing 4 white cards and swing with a 6/6 Flying Lifelink.

I think with Path and O-Ring the Banisher Priest is overkill for the main deck. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is fun but something like Spectral Procession or Ranger of Eos might be more practical.

It's a nice unique take on the classic Soul Sisters archetype. Looks fun. +1

Mandalorian on Azorious Antiburn

3 days ago

Soul Sisters is probably the most competitive deck you can play that directly obliterates Burn as an archetype. It's mono white, so the mana base is cheap, and has good matchups all across Modern and doesn't need to play narrow cards that only hit burn.

4x Soul Warden

4x Soul's Attendant

4x Martyr of Sands

4x Squadron Hawk

4x Ajani's Pridemate

4x Honor of the Pure

2x Ranger of Eos

4x Spectral Procession

4x Path to Exile

2x Mirran Crusader

1x Felidar Sovereign

1x Cast Out

22x Plains

It is basically impossible for Burn to beat Soul Sisters, the deck does well against other decks as well, and best of all IT'S CHEAP! Less than 60$ for a good Modern deck is a great place to start. Upon further investment, if you like the deck, you can make slight upgrades like Serra Ascendant, Mistveil Plains, and Archangel of Thune

This is my suggestion over playing very narrow cards that only do well against burn and not other decks, to me, it would be a waste of money to invest in such a deck.

darleen on Flying Nuns -- Soul Sisters

1 month ago

TheManly1, because Auriok Champion has protection from Black and Red it does not die to most of the premier targeted removal spells in Modern. I have tried Martyr of Sands, but the problem is that I tend to play out my hand quickly which makes Martyr of Sands a dead draw late game.

TheManly1 on Flying Nuns -- Soul Sisters

1 month ago

How good is the Auriok Champion? I was also curious if you have ever used the Martyr of Sands. I used to run martyrproc and the martyr is really crazy life gain.

jon_hill987 on mono white life gain

1 month ago

Martyr of Sands can really turn this deck up a notch, turn one Martyr, turn two sacrifice Martyr and play Serra Ascendant = 6/6 Flyer on Turn two. Bam!

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