Martyr's Bond

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Signature Spellbook: Gideon (SS2) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Martyr's Bond

Enchantment

Whenever Martyr's Bond or another nonland permanent you control is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, each opponent sacrifices a permanent that shares a card type with it.

Martyr's Bond Discussion

Last_Laugh on Wait, Double Death Triggers??

1 week ago

Martyr's Bond works very well here especially when combined with self sacrificing treasure tokens.

Abzkaban on Don't Default on your Payments to Orzhova.

1 month ago

Okay! I was finally able to take a look at your deck. I have some suggestions that I would add, but first it would help to have a better understanding of what you want from the deck. I assume you're not against infinite combos since you've included Darkest Hour , but are you going for a traditional Aristocrats theme? Do you want to win as fast as possible or are you trying to go a more stax route?

I notice you have Reveillark , but I don't see Karmic Guide . I highly recommend you pair them together for an infinite sac loop but also to be able to get everything out of your graveyard with power 2 or less.

Nim Deathmantle is another that works great with Teysa. It can even go infinite with Ashnod's Altar and your commander if you sacrifice the creature you get from Teysa first so you have 4 to pay to the mantle.

Ogre Slumlord is excellent for providing sac fodder. He gets ridiculous pretty fast.

I would add Zulaport Cutthroat or the new Cruel Celebrant in addition to your Blood Artist to have additional means of draining your opponents. You could also go big with Kokusho, the Evening Star if you want to throw him into a recurring sac loop.

You've got Reassembling Skeleton which is great, but I'd also add Nether Traitor . He's so easy to abuse especially with Phyrexian Altar .

Smothering Abomination is great for card advantage, and if you can find room for him, you probably won't regret it. Dark Prophecy is probably the best in terms of card draw and would recommend you find room for it. I might also replace Burnished Hart with Solemn Simulacrum . He'll draw you cards and ramp you. Plus you can recur him to use him again.

Speaking of graveyard recursion, Phyrexian Reclamation is one of the best in terms of getting single creatures back to sac again especially if they're cheap to cast. Athreos, God of Passage is amazing for recursion as well. You might also try Trading Post for recurring your artifacts which can be essential to your strategies.

Martyr's Bond is great, but no Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos ? I'd run at least one of those in addition to Martyr.

In line with some stax play, Yosei, the Morning Star is an all-star (ha...) especially if you can bring him back and sac him again (say with Nim Deathmantle ).

As for more cards in your Maybeboard, Sun Titan is an excellent choice if you want to include him. Bojuka Bog is always handy when you're going against other graveyard decks, and Reliquary Tower is good to have on hand when you end up drawing half your deck, which can realistically happen if you run Darkest Hour . I would definitely keep Blasting Station but I'd probably cut Loxodon Warhammer and Felidar Sovereign . The way Teysa runs, they aren't the most useful cards in her arsenal. I've found Felidar just becomes the primary target when he comes out anyway.

Anyway...just a few thoughts. Like I said it would be helpful to know the direction you want to take the deck. Otherwise I'm just spitballing with cards I would personally use to run Teysa.

DemonDragonJ on Signature Spellbook: Gideon

1 month ago

I cannot believe that there has not yet been a thread for this, so, I shall make one.

The next installment of the Signature Spellbook series has been revealed, and it is Signature Spellbook: Gideon.

I admit that I was certain that the next installment would be for Chandra, but it is more dramatically appropriate to have it feature Gideon, since it seems likely that he shall die in War of the Spark, and this also make it very likely that there shall be a spellbook for each of the original five members of the Gatewatch (Jace, Gideon, Chandra, Nissa, and Liliana).

The cards in this set are as follows:

Gideon Jura

Martyr's Bond

Path to Exile

Rest in Peace

Shielded by Faith

True Conviction

Worship

Blackblade Reforged

The cards are very visually-impressive, but I am slightly disappointed, because all of them have already been printed in the modern frame style, and this series of products is a great way to reprint older cards in the new frames. However, I am glad that none of the cards are filler, as occasionally happened with the From the Vault series, although I do feel that eight cards is simply too few; ten cards would have been much better.

I definitely plan to purchase foil versions of both Path to Exile and True Conviction , provided that they are not too expensive.

Also, it is so wonderful to see new artwork from Richard Kane Ferguson, since he has not illustrated a card for this game since Eventide in 2008; as usual, his artwork is amazing! I do hope that this means that artists such as Rebecca Guay, Ron Spencer, or Thomas M. Baxa may eventually illustrate for WotC, again.

What does everyone else say about this? What are your thoughts about the second installment of the Signature Spellbook series?

Last_Laugh on Teysa Karlov Sac them all

1 month ago

Martyr's Bond coupled with your treasure tokens is pretty good artifact hate here.

Last_Laugh on Teysa Karlov's Citadel

1 month ago

I'm not sure how much help I'll be but I'll try. You've done a really good job keeping your avg. cmc low but some of my suggestions aren't.

Fellwar Stone is a definite upgrade for a few of your ramp pieces. Smothering Tithe is probably worth it here. Also, coupled with those treasure tokens, Martyr's Bond is worth the flexibility and ability to hate on artifacts. Bloodchief Ascension also seems like a good way to bleed your opponents here. Last is a little recursion... Sun Titan is probably great here with this low CNN of a curve. Maybe Oversold Cemetery ?

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