Martyr of Sands


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
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

SynergyBuild on Cleric Deck [~$40]

4 days ago

Drop the Battletide Alchemists for some Path to Exile, drop the Extraplanar Lens and Ousts and Kithkin Harbingers

I'd run the deck closer to a soul sisters deck. Here is the decklist I'd run:

4x Martyr of Sands

4x Path to Exile

4x Serra Ascendant

4x Soul Warden

4x Soul's Attendant

4x Suture Priest

4x Ajani's Pridemate

4x Honor of the Pure

4x Mirror Entity

4x Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip/Westvale Cult Leader

4x Ghost Quarter

16 Plains

Something like that, it would be cleric heavy soul sisters, but lifegain and tokens too.

thesoulboy13 on B/W Soul sisters

2 weeks ago

Zelpoke I wish i could play Serra Ascendant but it's too slow in this version of soul sisters. If i want to play it i need more bursty lifegain, and i will most likely have to play Martyr of Sands to get myself up to 30 life quick enough for it to matter. And then to keep martyr effective enough i should play mono white souls sisters, instead of the B/W shell i'm running. My life gain is sadly too slow and if i'm lucky i could have a 6/6 ascendant on turn 3-4, but at that time my Ajani's Pridemate's are usually bigger. i might experiment with martyr and ascendant in a later version of the deck (martyr proc? maby?). But thanks for the input :)

GiantMonsterGames on Soul Sisters - Budget - Revisited

2 weeks ago

@KCSS4999 Felidar Sovereign docent work in this build. BUT there is a similar deck called Martyr Life that uses Martyr of Sands to get a ton of life very fast, that the card does work in.

lamoynet on Martyr White

3 weeks ago

Match Report 01/18/2018

Overall Record

Games 6 - 2

Matches 3 - 0

Match 1 - Win - Burn

I gained a bunch of life. Duh. Match over. It was actually a little closer because I didn't have a Martyr of Sands in my opening hand but it worked out.

Match 2 - Win - Skred Red

So game 1 I conceded to Stormbreath Dragon - protection form white is pretty good.... In the second and third games a Nevermore on the dragon mad it much easier and I pulled out both postboard games. In the Orzhov build I'm unsure if Castigate would be as good.

Match 3 - Win - Affinty

I was able to sweep the board and block with endless streams of Squadron Hawk. Once Emeria, The Sky Ruin was online he conceded both games. I did lose the second game to a really fast hand where he played all 7 cards on his first turn.


We were the only 4 people there. Outflank Games in Fairfield isn't doing very well with their Modern tourneys.

chadsansing on Elesh Norn, Token Terror

3 weeks ago

Cool general.

Maybe a cycling package (e.g. Ash Barrens, Drifting Meadow, and Secluded Steppe) and an Inheritance for card draw? Path and Swords? A Settle the Wreckage or Teferi's Protection?

I might also play a Soul Warden and a Soul's Attendant with an Authority of the Consuls, a Martyr of Sands, a Serra Ascendant, a Felidar Sovereign, and an Aetherflux Reservoir.

Also, a Mark of Asylum will keep your tokens from getting angered out of the game, and a High Ground + Reconnaissance gives you a broken way to block just about everything at no cost.

Avacyn, Angel of Hope might also have a lot of value here, as might Ajani Goldmane or Ajani Steadfast.

Happy brewing!

Muggins84 on Life gain (mono-white)

1 month ago

I have actually and along with Martyr of Sands and the entire maybe board. So many good things and such limited space. I can give it some test runs and see if I like it main board (would make a sweet combo with Serra Avatar or the avatar Ajani Goldmane makes for his ult.) In either case I can add it to the maybe board so it doesn't get forgotten about. Thank you for the feedback!

TheDuggernaught on White Lifelink and Lifegain

1 month ago

If you are running Martyr of Sands, it feels pretty bad to not run Squadron Hawk.

Uptainious on Sands of Rebirth: Budget

2 months ago

I played this deck on mtgo and lost. Martyr of Sands + Emeria, The Sky Ruin combo hurt..

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