Martyr's Cause

Martyr's Cause


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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Martyr's Cause Discussion

bushido_man96 on Kathril, Aspect Warper EDH

2 months ago

Skull Prophet is a great new mana dork that fits this deck perfectly. I second Jarad's Orders, and Final Parting is another good tutor for this deck.

I find sac outlets to be very important. White has some that fly under the radar, but are really useful in Martyr's Cause and Fanatical Devotion.

bushido_man96 on Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty... | Mono-White Lurrus

4 months ago

Martyr's Cause is another free sac outlet in . Expedition Map might be another Wayfarer's Bauble effect here, too. White needs all the ramp help it can get.

adams333 on Casual Derevi

8 months ago

Not updated yet, but I was too low on board wipes. Winds of Abandon is in as well as a Supreme Verdict

Draw engine have gone up to 11.

Sac engine went up, I am now running 5 in the deck. 2 of them help me abuse Willbreaker even more. ( Fanatical Devotion and Martyr's Cause )

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.

xaarvaxus on Can I offer you a nice egg in this trying time?

10 months ago

Some free or cheap sac outlets of the artifact/enchantment variety:

Martyr's Cause , Fanatical Devotion , Altar of Dementia , Skullclamp [should pretty much be an auto-include for the card draw], Goblin Bombardment

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 .

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

10 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.

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