Martyr of Sands


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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

lagotripha on White Black Lifegain Removal

2 days ago

Traditionally, Soul Warden and Martyr of Sands is the key lifegain combo in white in modern.

That said, W/B ETB triggers give some powerful option with the existance of cards like Eerie Interlude and Ghostway, card advantage in cards like Dusk Legion Zealot and powerful hand disruption like Tidehollow Sculler and Sin Collector, with a 'flicker lifegain' archetype being very playable. It also opens up Aven Riftwatcher value- this card is remarkably effective.

Good luck with testing- Caves of Koilos is relatively inexpensive and really helps with the mana.

DeviousPenguin666 on Four Points

1 week ago

Nice deck! If you're looking for suggestions I might consider cutting the Lone Missionarys for a full playset of Martyr of Sands. Chances are, it will let you gain between 6-9 life compared to the 4 of Lone Missionary. +1!

DeviousPenguin666 on Accent-Accord

3 weeks ago

If you're looking for input, I would consider replacing the Inspiring Clerics with Martyr of Sands, and if you can afford them maybe pick up Serra Ascendants. Sweet deck, +1!

recell08 on Mono White Soul Sisters - Budget

4 weeks ago

Hey Flooremoji, I thought about Suture Priest several times. The problem is to find something to remove for it. Maybe I could remove 1 or 2 Martyr of Sands. They're great to get a 2nd turn 6/6 Serra Ascendant but I'm running only 2 of them, which make it not really usefull to have 4 Martyr of Sands (after a few rounds your hand is the most time empty). But I'm also thinking to add Lingering Souls instead.

chadsansing on Mono-White Lifegain- Under Construction

1 month ago

If this is more casual, Swords is great. If you want to drop into Modern events, maybe swap it out for Condemn (for your creatures) or Path to Exile (for opponents' creatures).

Maybe drop Accord. Sticking an Evra seems to be the best plan here.

Suture Priest might be more important than Pridemate since Evra is the win con and Archangel of Thune handles counters.

I would either drop many of the bigger creatures and play the smaller ones with ETB life-gain triggers + Archangel + Evra or maybe just play the bigger creatures, including Archangel of Thune, as 1-ofs to get around Extraction and similar effects. I would also choose between a defensive, Felidar Soverign game plan or an aggro Evra one. Having 8 6-drop win cons seems like too much.

Let's assume we have a list with 24 lands (to make sure we can cast 6-drops), maybe 6 instants, and 6 enchantments, giving us

Now we have a way to get Evra damage across more quickly if the opponent's shields are down. I think I would play a little cautiously to make sure that I could trigger some life-gain with something like a Martyr after switching my life total with Evra's power.

Sideboard would be something like:

A more defensive build might look something like this:

With Evras or Archangels in place of Sovereigns in the sideboard.

What do you think?

D4rk_N1nj4 on Soul Sisters EX

1 month ago

You're missing the best soul sister: Martyr of Sands

Jimmy_Chinchila on Aggro humans

1 month ago

If nothing else you gotta drop Bonds. Paying 2 to get +2 on a creature without hexproof is just too slow and begs to get 2-for-1d with a Fatal Push. Gryff's Boon is way better. Elite Inquisitor is also just too narrow too be of much use. Similarly Doomed Traveler really just gets a Spirit token and is super weak to draw later in game.

Go up to 4 Champion of Parish for sure. Its the best card in this type of deck and is your best turn 1 play. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a terrific human to play and hurts a ton of decks.

Metallic Mimic really solid, and its kind of a different route but Serra Ascendant and Martyr of Sands can be ridiculously potent together. Dont run Elite Vanguard, Soldier of the Pantheon or the new Dauntless Bodyguard are strictly better.

For lands, you gotta spice it up a bit. Depends on your budget of course but Cavern of Souls makes all your stuff uncounterable. Field of Ruin helps with Tron. Flagstones of Trokair for Ponza perhaps. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can get you a huge Mikaeus. Knight of the White Orchid good for low land counts.

Lastly, Path to Exile should be 4-of maindeck. You can deal with creatures easier than Fiend Hunter, or can be cast in response to one of your guys getting targeted to help get lands in play. Its the best removal in the format.

Looks fun, just needs a few tweaks to be competitive. +1

WestNileWerewolf on Licia, Cheerful Tribune

2 months ago

I like what you're doing with Manabarbs. I'd probably throw in an Earthquake as well.

Martyr of Sands and Sunbeam Spellbomb are also must haves for me. I'm trying to get her out and give her haste so I can beat down with her. Still a work in progress.

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