Martyr's Bond

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
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

DudeMan1031 on The Advokist's Instrument

6 days ago

It's fine as another win-con. I just have a heavy treasure focus in my Xantcha deck, and I try not to have duplicate cards between decks. Also I think it would work best in an Academy Rector / Grave Pact / Dictate of Erebos / Martyr's Bond focused build.

crabclaw on Teysa Karlov edh

1 week ago

If you're looking for cards to cut to reduce your cmc, then:

Sadistic Hypnotist -- it's a nice effect, but you can't combo this, you don't have a reanimator shell, and you're not exactly a discard-focused deck. Is too dependent on other specific cards.

Just checking, as you may already realize this, but stuff like Smothering Abomination 's second ability will not be doubled by Teysa Karlov .

I'm not super sold on Seraph of the Scales as a commander card. I've not seen it played so I may not be the best judge.

Thopter Squadron is a combo with other cards, sure, but there are cheaper, more concise combos. Look at Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar .

Requiem Angel is good with Divine Visitation in particular, but is super-high cmc, and won't be helpful at all in the case that you just have the tokens from your Afterlife cards.

Several of your 5-6 drop enchantments and sorceries could easily be swapped. Martyr's Bond does a little bit more for you than Grave Pact , depending on if you have one of your three treasure-generating cards out, which themselves are dependent on other things in order to create any treasure tokens. Not sure if the potential synergy is worth it.

Black Market will be nice in some cases, but will otherwise result in either a) unused mana or b) a blowout if anyone points removal at it. It's too undependable a source of ramp, especially because it limits your usage of the mana to your main phase. That you don't have a reliable mana sink with which to use the mana is even less ideal. More efficient, consistent sources of ramp will work better in its slot.

Is Open the Graves better than Field of Souls ? I like the latter much more in that it gives you flying creatures that are also Skullclamp -able.

[email protected]_only on Teysa's Token Engine

2 weeks ago

Love the deck - been wanting to make a similar one for a while. accordianing suggestions to avoid filling the page.

Origin Spellbomb - double dips as part of "Lay me Down to Rest" here, allowing extra card draw for token generation.

Roc Egg - double dips as well, making multiple 3/3 flying tokens when it dies with your general on the field.

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad - pumps out lifelinkers, pumps out emblems. double win.

Hallowed Spiritkeeper - the bigger the graveyard, the bigger the swarm

Anointed Procession - Double up on tokens. works with Treasure & Clue tokens too

Wurmcoil Engine - double dips into a on death trigger

Hangarback Walker - double dips into, you guessed it, a death trigger. sensing a theme in my suggestions...

Sifter of Skulls - acts as an additional Pawn of Ulamog , but gives them 1/1 s instead of 0/1s

Pitiless Plunderer - gives treasure tokens on you creature's death.

Revel in Riches - gives treasure tokens on enemy creature's death, and an alternate win con

Sacred Mesa - also triggers a sac proc each turn you keep it around

Hidden Stockpile - a sac outlet that grants creatures.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - pumps out tokens 3 at a time, or wide down the fatties. or both.

Twilight Drover - make tokens when tokens die. the cycle continues.

Custodi Soulbinders - makes tokens based on how many creatures were in play.

White Sun's Zenith - EoT mana dump for all the tokens. follow up with general cast, swing.

Entrapment Maneuver - force a solo attacker to die, makes tokens. handy little overlooked combat trick.

Legion's Landing  Flip - makes a single token for 1. lingers a bit, then turns into a land that makes tokens.

Lingering Souls - kind of a staple of Orzhov spirits, was kinda supprised not to see it.

Luminarch Ascension - stall to make stupidly cheap angels.

Massacre Wurm - each creature of theirs that dies will take another nibble out of their health. it all adds up.

Shadows of the Past - lets you dig quickly through your deck with aenough death effects. doubles as a recurable life drain effect once your yard is deep enough

Sangromancer - death is life. who knew?

Pious Evangel  Flip doesn't look it, but his flip is another Zulaport Cutthroat for your deck.

Bloodchief Ascension starts out small, but starts draining hard once it gets rolling.

Martyr's Bond is Butcher of Malakir for ALL permanent types you control.

gravepact and / or Dictate of Erebos act as non-wrathable butchers as well.

Vampiric Rites is a solid, cheap card draw engine for tokens.

Thallid Soothsayer is it's legged, slightly more expensive brother (no life gain, but no black mana cost. more expensive, but has legs. bit of give and take, really)

Perilous Myr - can be a decent source of colorless burn as needed, when paired with a good reanimation engine.

Seraph of the Scales - this card is solid, if not amazing, so I was rather suprised to not see it here.

Yosei, the Morning Star - either lock down 2 opponents for a turn, or one opponenet for 2 turns. either way is a solid win.

Archon of Justice - exile a threat on death. simple enough.

Ashen Rider - triggers coming and going, but kinda pricey mana wise. worth looking at if nothing else.

Kokusho, the Evening Star - drain ALL THE THINGS!

Solemn Simulacrum - goes in most decks, didn't see it here so I figured I'd mention it.

Vindictive Lich - gives alot of options for a single death effect.

Necro on Teysa, Orzhov Scion

3 weeks ago

do you think about using multiple types creatures, as Nighthowler for better interaction with Martyr's Bond ??

Darkshadow327 on Deathmonicon - Teysa Karlov Aristocrats EDH

1 month ago

I'm here as requested. I'll take a more in depth look later when I have time. For now just take my +1 and initial thoughts. Demon of Dark Schemes and Ashes of the Abhorrent can do work with Teysa. Fumigate is also an amazing card. Martyr's Bond is also another Dictate effect.

Also, fancy meeting you here Weiss

TheCardPool on Welcome to the Machine (Teshar EDH)

1 month ago

the_odysseus thanks for the suggestions! I won't disagree with you on most of these (especially Phyrexian Altar , which I totally need to add), except to say that I don't really claim to be THE ideal way to build Teshar, or indeed a final product. It's very much a work in progress as I try to fine-tune the gears that make it work, as it were, which is fun for me. Martyr's Bond I could see being good in a less combo-focused, more value-oriented build of Teshar that tries to play the long game, but in my version I'm more interested in just stalling and discouraging people from hurting me than actively going after them like that. As far as I can tell Sigarda's Aid would only help me combo at instant speed with Bone Saw because you can't use the others' sac triggers at instant speed anyway, right? I've considered Shimmer Myr though. And I don't have that many of them anyway. I'm not a huge fan of non-repeatable one-shots like Silence , and initially had Grand Abolisher in the deck until I realized that most of the time I drew it, it was a dead card that I never felt I needed to protect my combos. The point of the combos and the deck is that it's so redundant that you can always recur things that get blown up or just restart the machine with a different gear.

I know it seems like sacrilege to skip Enlightened Tutor , but that's a recent subtraction actually. I realized that I only had one enchantment in my deck to search and only ended up getting artifacts that I probably could have gotten anyway through comparable draws, so I decided to cut it in favor of additional sac outlets and see how things worked out. If I decide I want it again, I'll add it back in. And like I said before, non-repeatable one-shots are something I try to avoid in this deck, so Stoneforge Mystic seems to trump Steelshaper's Gift for now.

Aven Mindcensor and Ghostly Prison are indeed good, but neither does much to help my combos and as I said with Martyr's Bond , I think they have a place in a more value-focused, less combo-oriented version of Teshar. I also didn't feel the Soul Sisters were needed if I had Aetherflux Reservoir because it's even a bit more versatile while accomplishing the same thing and being a win-con.

I personally feel Winter Orb is a little too unfun, even for me, but I'll admit it probably would be a good choice--although it makes me uncomfortable that it slows me down too. Lastly, Academy Rector is a card I've always felt was more like a one-shot than repeatable value, and plus you can't bring him back with Teshar anyway, thus his exclusion.

In summary, I don't think you're wrong about any of these suggestions--I'm just not sure some of them fit well in this sort of deck, necessarily. But I could be wrong, and I should probably try them out! Like I said, work in progress here. Hope I made some kind of sense. Thanks!

--Kyle

Cloudius on Recurring Nightmare

1 month ago

Darkshadow327 Thanks for your suggestions.

Teysa Karlov is extremely powerful in this deck for one reason - Athreos, God of Passage . His ability is a death trigger, so the player I picked would need to pay 6 lifes to prevent me from getting back the creature!

The 3 new RNA cards are in my buy list and I'm looking to acquire them for sure. I'll see if I've room to fit them in then.

Martyr's Bond , Oversold Cemetery and Ashes of the Abhorrent were all considered in my initial iterations of this deck but subsequently axed to make space for other cards.

I may consider dropping Gifted Aetherborn for Teysa or some of the new cards though. Tough decisions ahead!

Darkshadow327 on Recurring Nightmare

1 month ago

Teysa Karlov is really a build around card; unfortunately, I just don't see enough death triggers here to make her work.

There are some cards from RNA that I really love though.

Other noteworthy cards are Martyr's Bond , Oversold Cemetery and Ashes of the Abhorrent .

For cuts I'd say remove what isn't really working. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn do seem like the most lackluster cards in here though.

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