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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
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!
2 weeks ago
Hehe, "fun" is a pretty subjective term when you're playing this mate.. ;) Still, why no playset Martyr of Sands?
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.
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.
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.
To name a few. Thoughts?
1 month ago
I hope that help you!
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
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.