Martyr's Cause

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Uncommon

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Martyr's Cause

Enchantment

Sacrifice a creature: The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to target creature or player this turn, prevent that damage.

Martyr's Cause Discussion

bushido_man96 on This deck has a 100% chance of stealing your girl

6 days 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.

zjepsen on Queen Marchesa Aristocrats

2 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.

bushido_man96 on

2 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.

bushido_man96 on Omlette du Fromage

3 months ago

Martyr's Cause is another version, just as cheap...

BMHKain on Time to Sever the Chain; ...

3 months ago

I BUMP BECAUSE I NOW NEED TO OPPOSE LIERARY ORIGIN, BAKA YAROU!

After hell on earth to think of a name for my Yarok, the Desecrated , I got one:

無限大虐殺の終焉の哀詩

("The Elegy of the Finale (Or "Demise") of the Genocide.")

All Lament of Bala Ged stanzas included.

But, I still have some ideas for the Half Equip-GoLion, & Half Saprocide deck that is in dire need of such Ideas I chose; then I'll leave it there. I actually more recently than not, some that works really well, to just suckage. I posted this Caerwyn; I know I shouldn't be clingy at all, but here they are:

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Claws of Gix

Demonmail Hauberk

Lich's Tomb

Shivan Harvest

Perilous Forays

Martyr's Cause

Greater Good

Trading Post

Evolutionary Leap

These are the best I can find, but what to keep? I'll leave it to you.

As for the decks mentioned still, I'll simplify them if that's what is demanded. Xantcha needs 13 cuts, Neheb needs Artifact draw, & cuts not just from an incompleat Maybeboard I treat as a Hotseat section, but from you. Kadena has a Hot seat at 100 for a chance to stay in the deck, only to replace w/ whatever means. Same for Pirate Tribal with Brass. Is it worth being as simple as it gets? I just find those words as too compacted, & not for the better; not like this at least. What would you recommend for any of this? I just made a Micro-sized things I want for each deck, & I only confused it more that I would through thorough detail. Any suggestions? I'm literally about to make a Follow-up of this forum post if this Phails.

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