Martyr's Cause

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.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Martyr's Cause occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%

Martyr's Cause Discussion

adams333 on Casual Derevi

1 month 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?

3 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

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.

zjepsen on Queen Marchesa Aristocrats

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.

bushido_man96 on

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.

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