Martyr of Sands


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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Coldsnap (CSP) Common

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Martyr of Sands

Creature — Human Cleric

, 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

eatmygender on Help Needed on a W/B ...

6 days ago

Heya, I'm attempting to build a deck built around abusing Lifegain dorks like Martyr of Sands and Children of Korlis. I've rebuilt the deck around three times, and I still don't know if it's functional by any means, so I think I'm going to reach out for help on this one. Retrying Martyr.

Thank you in advance!

chilbi on Little Life Buddies

2 weeks ago

Hehe, "fun" is a pretty subjective term when you're playing this mate.. ;) Still, why no playset Martyr of Sands?

darleen on Flying Nuns -- Soul Sisters

3 weeks ago

coffeymichael92, thanks for the questions and suggestions. My win rate by match-up is listed in my latest update if you are wondering how well the deck can win. I have won or gotten top 3 in many medium to large weekly Modern events at multiple LGSs in my area. Statistically overall, since I started playing the deck, my total win percentage is 50%. But that does include games that I lost via misplays. I did notice the more often I played, the more regularly I won.

The green splash is for Gavony Township which isn't really even a necessary factor with regards to winning games. In fact, I may even take it out (along with the Temple Gardens). Don't get me wrong, I love Hardened Scales. I played G/W Hardened Scales during Khans standard. The problem with it in this deck is it fights too hard in the one-drop on turn one slot. Ideally you want to be playing a Soul Sister or a Champion of the Parish turn one.

I used to run Serra Ascendant but because I play very aggressively (which I think is the best plan) my life total never stayed above 30 long enough to make Serra Ascendant effective. Also, its a lightning rod for removal, which can be good, but feels bad if you never get to swing. Martyr of Sands doesn't play well for me either. I tend to play out my hand too quickly to get the pay off and its a dead card late game.

I do really like Benalish Marshal and might replace it with Metallic Mimic.

If you enjoy aggressive, linear game play, this deck is tons of fun. I created a decklist for a budget-ish version if you don't want to commit to this deck's price tag. Check it out here Flying Nuns -- Budget Version.

coffeymichael92 on Flying Nuns -- Soul Sisters

3 weeks ago

Have you had much luck with This? I have been wanting to build something similar. I can't make up my mind on some cards though.

Silverblade Paladin

Grand Abolisher

Serra Ascendant

Martyr of Sands

Benalish Marshal

Fiendslayer Paladin

Mirran Crusader

To name a few. Thoughts?

Quiet_Listener on More Soul SIsters

3 weeks ago

Not going with Martyr of Sands?

Lixiom on Martyr Proc w/ Resplendent Angel

1 month ago

Hi ahkaiahve,

You should use Felidar Sovereign in the maybeboard, the sideboard or in the main board, since Martyr of Sands is in the deck.

I hope that help you!

JKRice on Conquest: Mono White Soul Sisters

1 month ago

Martyr of Sands is ridiculous in the deck and you probably need 4 instead of 3 cuz they consitently gain you 10-15 life on T2 which is great against decks that try to kill you T3

TheVectornaut on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

1 month ago

I'd definitely recommend adding some redundancy for Ajani's Pridemate since the deck relies on it so much. Sunbond is an option that I've found very effective in my G/W enchantment list. It's slower, but if your meta is slow enough for Brion Stoutarm, it'd probably be fine. It also works extremely well with lifelinkers. Another thing you might consider is swapping out Glitterfang. I understand the theory of casting it for life every turn, however, that plan gives the opponent too much time to respond without generating any other value. Most soul sister strategies rely on the creation of many tokens at once (Spectral Procession or even Crested Sunmare in a slower deck) or they use Ranger of Eos to fetch more gas (Serra Ascendant, Martyr of Sands, or more sisters). If you are looking to go with the flicker route, Norin the Wary, Champion of the Parish, and Purphoros, God of the Forge make a nifty team.

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