Sacrifice a creature: The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to target creature or player this turn, prevent that damage.
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|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||Uncommon|
|Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Legacy (ULG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Martyr's Cause occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Martyr's Cause Discussion
1 month ago
Draw engine have gone up to 11.
Seaside Haven is cool in theory, but I always seems to get stuck with my colourless lands in my starting hand. I try to keep them to a minimum in that deck.
Each time I had Narset's Reversal, I felt like I would have done better with a regular counterspell. This cards just don't do much in my play group.
3 months ago
Some free or cheap sac outlets of the artifact/enchantment variety:
Eldritch Evolution sacs and lets you trade up your creature. Same with Natural Order , no limit on CMC but restricted to green creatures. Still, pretty sweet to sac Arbor Elf for Zacama, Primal Calamity .
3 months ago
I like your creative approach here. I really think you should consider running some of the protective equipment to take care of your commander. Swiftfoot Boots , Mask of Avacyn , and with blue in the deck, you could also run Neurok Stealthsuit , all of which are pretty good budget option.
I think you should also consider running some sac outlets, that way if you see something nicer you want to steal with Rubinia, you don't have to give the other creature back. Criminally underplayed sac outlets like Fanatical Devotion and Martyr's Cause would also double up as protection cards. Carnage Altar is pretty non-threatening and provides card draw, and Spawning Pit is nice in that it doesn't instantly scream "COMBO ENGINE" when it hits the board.
Some flicker effects might also let you make the most out of ETB effects from creatures that steal stuff. Flickering Altered Ego every turn could get terribly annoying. If you could afford a Gilded Drake , it get's really annoying. But, you aren't running a critical mass of creatures here, so that may not be worth considering.
Again, love the idea here. +1.
5 months ago
Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker , Oketra the True , Bontu the Glorified , Lingering Souls are other cards that come to mind. Dread Return , Phyrexian Delver and Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord stand out to me as superior choices to Hell's Caretaker and Whisper, Blood Liturgist . Buried Alive is a strong reanimator support card. You probably could utilize the Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Carrion Feeder , Viscera Seer , Killing Wave , Culling Dais , Vampiric Rites , Fanatical Devotion and Martyr's Cause are great ways to kill of your own creatures. Butcher of Malakir and Martyr's Bond would work great in this deck.
5 months ago
You might like these: Fanatical Devotion , Martyr's Cause , Oppression , Flickering Ward , Mark of Eviction , Coastal Piracy , Kindred Discovery , Distant Melody , Cathars' Crusade , Requiem Angel , Divine Visitation , Favorable Winds , Coat of Arms , Ertai, the Corrupted , Anointed Procession
6 months ago
You might like these: Bident of Thassa , Coastal Piracy , Kindred Discovery , Distant Melody , Flickering Ward , Coat of Arms , Opposition , Martyr's Cause , Fanatical Devotion , Psionic Gift , Viridian Longbow , Mark of Eviction , Zur the Enchanter , Unhallowed Pact , Lunar Force
6 months ago
Good stuff. Here's one card that seems perfect for Queen Marchesa aristocrats: Martyr's Cause
Free sac outlet that helps you hold on to Monarch, if that's your aim. Having it in play with fodder is a good deterrent for most opponents, encouraging them to attack players other than you. Also good.
6 months ago
Your land count seems a little light. I'd suggest being at about 37 if at all possible, especially with such a high average CMC. Players are going to shoot down this commander, so be prepared to run the deck without her. You've got lot's of mana rocks, which I think is good. If you find mass artifact removal ruining your day quite often, then switch out a few rocks (signets) for land tutors.
You should main-deck Guardian Project . The draws are ETB triggers, which works well with what you're doing here. You could probably cut Defense of the Heart for it. It's good, but your commander does that better.
Genesis Wave , Selvala's Stampede , and Tooth and Nail ...all of these, I'm kind of iffy on. They seem like win-more to me. Your commander is going to dump out plenty of creatures once you get going, so I wonder how much you need these. Redundancy is good, for sure. But it may be too much, and they are very high CMC spells. Your call, though.
You may need a few more sac outlets. I'd probably try to run somewhere in the neighborhood of seven, if not more, because they are so important to your commander's ability. Martyr's Cause and Fanatical Devotion are good free sac outlets, and Altar of Dementia is another good one. AEther Flash has a similar effect in this deck, too.
That's all I've got for now.